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    18th Century Collections Online show description

    Full-text searchable content of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas—more than 32 million pages of text. Bearing witness to what many scholars consider the three most significant events in world history: the American Revolution, the French Revolution and the Industrial Revolution, this resource features works by both well-known and lesser-known authors and includes a variety of research materials, from books and directories, bibles and sheet music, to sermons and pamphlets.

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    19th Century British Library Newspapers show description

    The most comprehensive range of national, regional and local newspapers in 19th century Britain ever made available in a digital collection, drawn from the holdings of the British Library. These publications  provide a first-hand perspective on well-known historical events, cultural icons, sporting events, the arts, culture and other national pastimes.

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    19th Century U.S. Newspapers show description

    19th Century U.S. Newspapers is a database of over 1.7 million pages of primary source content (28 million full text articles) selected to provide a comprehensive resource covering the century in detail. The full-text issues come from 500 newspapers, representing urban and rural regions, across the U.S.  The collection includes the Cleveland Daily Herald for the years 1835 to 1871, as well as selected issues from nine other Ohio newspapers from 1801 to 1880.

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    Academic Search Premier show description

    The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,650 serials, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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    AccessUN show description

    The Readex United Nations Index provides access to current and retrospective United Nations documents and publications. UN Documents concerning international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian nature. Peace and security, world hunger, human rights, economic development, the environment, and atomic energy. Searchable by subject, keyword, document type and date.

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    Africa: An Encyclopedia for Students show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Based on the Encyclopedia of Africa, aimed at college and graduate students, this work presents Africa, from Egypt to Cape Town and from prehistoric times to the present day, in a format accessible to high school students. This set spans many disciplines, covering animals, foods, holidays and festivals, tribal groups, ecology, music and art, trade and economy, geography, religion, folklore, and fossil and skeletal discoveries.

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    African America, Communists, and the National Negro Congress, 1933-1947 show description

    The National Negro Congress was established in 1936 to "secure the right of the Negro people to be free from Jim Crowism, segregation, discrimination, lynching, and mob violence" and "to promote the spirit of unity and cooperation between Negro and white people. This collection comprises of the voluminous working files of John P. Davis and successive executive secretaries of the National Negro Congress. Beginning with papers from 1933 that predate the formation of the National Negro Congress, the wide-ranging collection documents Davis’s involvement in the Negro Industrial League.

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    African American Biographical Database show description

    This database includes the complete content of the microfiche series "Black Biographical Dictionaries, 1790-1950," a substantial compilation of biographical material on more than 30,000 African American individuals. Because this resource includes both famous and everyday persons, it is of interest to both historians and genealogists. Searchable by name, place of birth, date of birth, date of death, occupation, religion, gender, or source of information. Includes some illustrations and photographs.

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    AIDS and Cancer Research Abstracts show description

    (1982 - current) This comprehensive database provides bibliographic data from the worldwide scientific literature as related to AIDS, immunology, virology and cancer genetics. Information featured in the database concentrates on both basic science research and clinical applications.

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    Akron Beacon Journal show description

    Full text access to all content from 1997-2010, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising. Founded in 1839, the Akron Beacon Journal is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper that serves readers in Summit, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne counties.

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    ALLDATA Online (In-Library Use Only) show description

    This database is a source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.

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    Alt HealthWatch (EBSCOhost) show description

    This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.

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    America: History & Life show description

    America: History and Life is the leading index of literature covering the history, culture and current affairs of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Begun in 1964, this database features indexing for 1,700 journals, as well as citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages. (For world history subjects, use the Historical Abstracts database.)

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    American and English Full Text Literature Collections show description

    (Chadwyck-Healey Ltd.) -- A fully searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources.

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    American Book Prices Current (In-Library Only) show description

    American Book Prices Current is an annual record of books, manuscripts, autographs, maps and broadsides sold at auction. Regions covered include North America and the UK, with sales from such other countries as Switzerland, Germany, Monaco, the Netherlands, Australia and France.

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    American Civil War Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers the events and people of the Civil War period and provides students with all the in-depth information they need for reports an class assignments, including biographical profiles and primary source materials.

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    American Revolution Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers the events and people of the Revolutionary War period in easy-to-understand language. Students will find all the information they need for reports and class assignments on the period, including the biographies and primary source materials in this comprehensive set.

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    American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography show description

    This database contains the stories of American slaves as told by the former slaves themselves, in their own voices. Includes the complete content of more than 2,000 interviews conducted in seventeen states between 1936 and 1938 under the Federal Writers' Project of the Work Progress Administration. Fully indexed & searchable by key word. Includes some sound files of the actual interviews. Also includes the full text of George Rawick's From Sundown To Sunup: The Making of the Black Community (Greenwood, 1972), an excellent introduction to the collection.

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    America's News show description

    Full text access to several Ohio newspapers including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Post, Dayton Daily News, Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Post, and Dayton Daily News.

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    America's News Magazines show description

    Full text electronic editions of valuable national U.S. magazines--all in one easy-to-search database. Magazines include Newsweek, People, Time, Money, Entertainment Weekly, U.S. News & World Report, Sports Illustrated, Essence, Baby Talk and many others that offer unique coverage of news, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and cultural activities. Most magazines include shortcut hyperlinks that connect to the most current editions and present material under organized headings.

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    Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only) show description

    Ancestry Library Edition provides easy access to more than 4,000 genealogy databases with a single search. Coverage focuses primarily on the United States and the United Kingdom, although other areas are covered. Databases include the complete U.S. Census & Index (1790-1930), vital, church, court, and immigration records. The Map Center contains more than 1,000 historical maps. Other notable collections include Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books; Social Security Death Index (updated monthly); WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection. Databases are updated continuously as new information becomes available.

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    Applied Science & Technology Full Text show description

    This database features full text, graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of data in scientific and technical articles, featuring high quality abstracts and indexing of over 750 periodicals as far back as 1983, over half of which are peer-reviewed. Full text of articles from over 180 journals as far back as 1997, covering subjects including Acoustics, Aeronautics, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Communication & Information Technology, Computer Databases & Software, Biomedical Materials, Energy Resources & Research, Fire Prevention,Food Industry, Geology, Machinery, Oceanography, Petroleum & Gas, Physics, Robotics, Space Science.

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    Archives Unbound: General show description

    Full-text searchable collection of digital historical documents.  The resource provides topically-focused collections of specialized primary sources that support the research and study needs of scholars and students.

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    Arts – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of the arts.

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    Bases de Datos Gale show description

    Una colección de bases de datos en español.

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    Biography – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of biographies.

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    Biography and Genealogy Master Index show description

    (© The Gale Group) -- Indexes current reference sources, such as Who's Who, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

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    Biography Reference Bank (formerly Biographies Plus Illustrated) show description

    More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 20,000 photographs of the subjects. Many of the biographies are enhanced with full text, abstracts, and citations. The biographies are searchable by name, profession, title, place of origin, gender, race/ethnicity, titles of works, date of birth, date of death, keyword, and presence of images.

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    BIR Entertainment show description

    BIR Entertainment provides information on about 450,000 music titles and over 200,000 DVD/video titles. Find music or videos featuring your favorite artists or performers with one-click searching. With new titles and reviews being added regularly, this database also features popularity ratings based on national sales, and focused limiters such as genre searching or MPG ratings searches. BIR Entertainment is a component of Book Index with Reviews.

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    Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League show description

    The National Negro Business League was a business organization founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900 by Booker T. Washington, with the support of Andrew Carnegie. The mission and main goal of the National Negro Business League was “to promote the commercial and financial development of the Negro.”  This resource includes the National Negro Business League’s correspondence and memoranda, itineraries, lists, form letters, reports, press releases, speeches, programs and enrollment forms.

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    Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle, 1970-1980 show description

    Sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Library, Black Liberation Army and the Program of Armed Struggle consists of a wide range of materials, including FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, New York City, Baltimore, New Haven, San Francisco, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Newark, Kansas City, and Cleveland; intercepted correspondence; Justice Department memoranda, correspondence and more.

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    Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement: The Papers of Muhammad Ahmad show description

    In Black Nationalism and the Revolutionary Action Movement, a wealth of material from Ahmad’s personal archive – letters, speeches, financial records and more – are augmented with FBI files and other primary sources. The collection sheds light on 1960s radicalism, politics and culture, and provides an ideal foundation for coursework in African-American studies, radical studies, post-Colonial studies and social history.

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    Book Review Digest Plus show description

    A library classic for nearly 100 years, Book Review Digest has now become Book Review Digest Plus dramatically expanding its scope (from its former base of 109 periodicals) with entries drawn from over 8,000 periodicals covered by other Wilson databases. With coverage back to 1983, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews.

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    Book Review Digest Retrospective (1905-1982) show description

    This database covers 300,000 books. Virtually every book has at least one substantial review excerpt (up to 500 words), most have at least two, and many books have several review excerpts for a complete picture of how the book was received at the time it was published. Over 1.5 million book reviews are cited.

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    BookFlix show description

    BookFlix is a new online resource for children from Scholastic that pairs video storybooks with non-fiction ebooks to build and foster a love of reading and learning.  This source links fact and fiction in an engaging way that reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.  Educator resources make this a great tool for teachers, too.

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    Books & Authors show description

     Books & Authors offers ways to discover new books and authors. You can search by your favorite genre (mystery, romance, and more) or author. You can also find out what’s new and what’s coming soon. Review recommended books picked by librarians and write your own reviews and assign ratings.

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    British Newspapers 1600-1900 show description

    Full-text searchable resource of two collections of digitized newspapers:  The 16th and 17th Century Burney Collection, and British Newspapers 1800-1900.  Combined the two collections provide newspaper coverage of British events between 1600 and 1900.  The collections are mostly comprised of newspapers, but also contain some pamphlets, broadsides and books.  The newspapers are primarily from London, but also include papers originating in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The papers cover a range of news, but primarily foreign wars; meetings of parliament; local news including crimes and punishments; and eccentricities. They also include advertisements and announcements.

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    Business – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of business.

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    Business Insights: Essentials show description

    Business Insights: Essentials provides access to a wide variety of global business information including competitive intelligence, career and investment opportunities, business rankings, company histories and much more.

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    Business Leader Profiles for Students show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry. Profiles range from 1,250 to 2,500 words in length.

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    Business Source Premier show description

    This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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    Call and Post show description

    Full-text searching of all issues of the Cleveland Call and Post published between 1934 and 1991. (An index to issues from 1992 to 2004 and full text for issues from 2005 to present is available in the Ethnic Newswatch database.) Cleveland’s longtime African American newspaper, the Call & Post was formed in 1927 by the merger of the Call and the Post. The paper’s rise to prominence began in 1932 with the arrival of William O. Walker (1896-1981), who became its publisher within a few years. A strong local voice for racial equality, the paper has long urged participation in politics and encouraged black solidarity and self-reliance.

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    Careers – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of careers.

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    Charleston Advisor show description

    A website which posts online all reviews of electronic resources which are published in the print version of TCA. Each electronic resource receives a composite score based on four elements: Content, Searchability, Pricing, and Contract Options. A narrative description of the product and its content; an examination of the resource's strengths and weakness; and citations for other reviews of the product are provided. Note: Although the site may display an option for username/password, they are not necessary for using this resource.

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    Cincinnati Post show description

    Full text access to all content from 4/1/1990 - 12/31/2007, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.

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    Cleveland Necrology File show description

    The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index.

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    Cleveland News Index show description

    (Cleveland Public Library) -- The online Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources.

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    Computer and Information Systems Abstracts show description

    (1981 - current) This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on computers and software, including software engineering, artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling and computer simulation, Internet applications, e-commerce, multimedia information systems, user interfaces and information systems in such applications as library science, health care and engineering.

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    Computer Source show description

    Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.

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    Conference Board Business Knowledge Resource show description

    Searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Proprietary, nonbiased research includes studies of F500 companies on business trends, leadership decisions, performance excellence, corporate governance, HR, productivity, CRM and more. Economics material includes topline US and global economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions by our chief economist.

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    Congressional Publications show description

    ProQuest Congressional Publications is a comprehensive online resource for Congressional hearings, public issues, legislation, history, and legal research with access to the full-text of more than 211 years of Congressional information, including member biographies, committee assignments, voting records, financial data, and the full-text of key regulatory and statutory resources. It also provides a link to legislative and public policy resources: Hearing transcripts and submitted testimony (1988-present); Committee reports (1989-present); Bills and Bill tracking reports (1989-present); Committee prints and Congressional documents (1995-present); Congressional Record (1985-present); Federal Register (1980-present); Current Code of Federal Regulations; Current U.S. Code; Public laws (1988-present); and National Journal and Congress Daily.

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    Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost) show description

    Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books. Read articles on health and fitness. Find sources for alternative health information.

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    Consumer Reports show description

    Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present.  Find product evaluations, articles on public safety, health, marketplaces, and legal decisions that affect consumers. 

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    Contemporary Novelists show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

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    Contemporary Poets show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Provides biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition. Entries include personal and career information, addresses, a detailed bibliography, a list of further reading sources, and more. Each entry also includes a signed critical essay covering each poet's career and works, written by an expert in the field.

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    CultureGrams show description

    CultureGrams Online Database links you to all CultureGrams editions, including World, Kids, Provinces, and States material. This resource includes: worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, and a recipe collection that offers five homegrown recipes from all countries in the database. Plus, sortable (create-your-own) data tables help put dozens of facts into perspective.

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    D&B : The Million Dollar Database show description

    Use this database to obtain marketing leads and company profiles for 2 million companies in the United States. Search by company on first screen, or use Advanced Search to select criteria to build a list of companies by location, industry, SIC or NAICs code, size, sales, etc.

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    Dictionary of Literary Biography show description

    Dictionary of Literary Biography systematically presents career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres. Long published in print, the database version of Dictionary of Literary Biography offers  instant searching of the entire series by a variety of search options including: author, title, subjects, birth and death dates, nationality, ethnicity, and gender. Also included are essays on publishing houses and literary topics.

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    Digital Serial Set (LexisNexis) show description

    The U.S. Serial Set, an ongoing collection of U.S. Government publications compiled under the directive of Congress, captures every aspect of American life from the early 19th century onward, from farming, to westward expansion, scientific exploration, politics, international relations, business, and manufacturing. It includes Congressional reports; executive agency reports ordered to be printed by Congress, and legislative reports of Congress. It also provides:
    *Web-based full text access to all the material located in the CIS U.S. Serial Set collection on microfiche.
    *Over 325,000 documents.
    *Coverage from 1789-1969, including the American State Papers, and all maps, illustrations, photos, and lithographs found within the U.S. Serial Set during that time period.

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    Directory of Published Proceedings (InterDok) show description

    (Series SEMT)- Bibliographic service listing preprints and published proceedings in science, engineering, medicine, and technology, accessible by dates, locations, conference names, sponsors, series, editors, and publisher. Includes acquisitions information.

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    EBSCO MasterFILE Premier show description

    Full text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,700 periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. Updated daily.

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    EBSCOhost Databases (All) show description

    Academic Search Premier, Alt Health Watch, Business Source Premier, Computer Source: Consume Edition, ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing & Academic, MAS FullTEXT Ultra, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Sociological Collection and Vocational Search & Career Collection.

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    EBSCOhost eBook Collection (formerly netLibrary) show description

    Additional downloadable e-content; the digital version of books, journals, and reference resources. Accessible 24 hours a days, seven days a week.

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    Economist Historical Archive, 1843-2006 show description

    Since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive appraisal of global news every week. Because of its global perspective and economic and political analysis, it is highly regarded and heavily relied on by the world's political and business leaders, opinion formers and decision makers. Researchers can compare economic trends across continents and centuries, cull cutting-edge ideas from the economic and political perspectives of the past 164 years and conduct credible research on notable historical events.

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    Education – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of education.

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    Elementary and Middle School – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subjects of elementary and middle school.

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    Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos show description

    Spanish speakers and students of Spanish can benefit from the clear, concise information in Estudiantil Hallazgos, World Book's intermediate Spanish-language encyclopedia.

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    Encyclopedia of Aging show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Written by experts for a general audience, articles cover topics such as biology, medicine, economics, law, psychology, sociology, and history as they relate to aging. Illustrated with photos, graphs, and line drawings.

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    Encyclopedia of Small Business show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Designed to provide entrepreneurs with how-to information that they can apply to their own business. Contains 600 detailed articles and overviews of all the key information needs of small business owners, including financing, financial planning, business plan creation, market analysis, sales strategy, tax planning, and human resource issues.

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    Encyclopedia of World Biography show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - 7,000 biographies on notables from every part of the world and from all time periods. Includes thousands of photos, a consolidated index, and more.

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    Environment – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of the environment.

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    Environmental Impact Statements show description

    (1985 - current) The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires that U.S. federal agencies or anyone receiving federal funding prepare detailed analyses of any of their actions that significantly affect the quality of the environment. Almost all developments, such as roads, houses and airports, have an impact on the environment. Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) are documents that help the government and the general public understand the effects of developments on the environment and to decide whether developments should go ahead.  Full text included.

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    Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management show description

    (1967 - current) This multidisciplinary database provides unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Abstracts and citations are drawn from over 10,000 serials including scientific journals, conference proceedings, reports, monographs, books and government publications. ProQuest Deep Indexing: Environmental Science supplements the database with access to over a million indexed charts, figures, graphs, maps, photographs, and tables from the scholarly research and technical literature for selected records.

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    ERIC (EBSCOhost) show description

    (Educational Resources Information Center) -- Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, curriculi, conference papers, and standards and guidelines.

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    Essay and General Literature Index show description

    This unique reference offers precise access to nearly 65,000 essays contained in some 5,300 anthologies and collections; a wealth of information that might be otherwise hidden away in your library. Some 300 single and multi-author collections are indexed annually, plus more than 20 selected annuals and serials. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film.

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    Ethnic NewsWatch show description

    Ethnic NewsWatch is a full-text database of minority, Native American and ethnic U.S. newspapers, magazines and journals. Includes more than 470,000 full-text articles from over 200 publications dating from 1985 to the present. It is searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes abstract/index (covering 1992-2004) and full text (covering 2005 to present) of Cleveland Call and Post and full text of the Cleveland Jewish News from 1995 to the present.

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    Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 show description

    Evangelism in Africa: Correspondence of the Board of Foreign Missions, 1835-1910 supports research in religious studies, African studies, women’s studies, international affairs and anthropology. Letters that served as reports from the field describe the indigenous peoples and cultures, tribal factionalism, cultural differences and mores, and the many problems and achievements of the work.

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    FBI Surveillance of James Forman and SNCC show description

    A collection of FBI reports comprising the Bureau’s investigative and surveillance efforts primarily between 1961 and 1976. The collected materials include Forman’s involvement with the “Black Manifesto” and the Bureau’s “COINTELPRO” investigations into “Black Nationalist – Hate Groups / Internal Security,” which includes information on the activities of SNCC. Date range: 1961-1976.

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    Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984 show description

    Between the early 1920s and early 1980s, the Justice Department and its Federal Bureau of Investigation engaged in widespread investigation of those deemed politically suspect. Prominent among the targets of this sometimes coordinated, sometimes independent surveillance were aliens, members of various protest groups, Socialists, Communists, pacifists, militant labor unionists, ethnic or racial nationalists and outspoken opponents of the policies of the incumbent presidents. This resource includes the FBI files of two dozen prominent individuals and organizations, including the NAACP, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Thurgood Marshall, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Black Panther Party of North Carolina, and many others.

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    Fight for Racial Justice and the Civil Rights Congress show description

    This collection comprises the Legal Case and Communist Party files of the Civil Rights Congress, documenting the many issues and litigation in which the CRC was involved during its 10-year existence. These papers provide valuable insight on the activities of the Civil Rights Congress, most notably in cases involving civil rights and civil liberties issues, such as those of Willie McGee (Mississippi), Rosa Lee Ingram (Georgia), Paul Washington (Louisiana), Robert Wesley Wells (California), the Trenton Six (New Jersey), the Martinsville Seven (Virginia), and many others.

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    Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2006 show description

    This fully searchable electronic edition of the Financial Times — one of the best-known and most-respected newspapers in the world — offers the complete run of the London edition of the paper, from its first issue in 1888 to the end of 2007. Every article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Every item in this online archive has been subject or topic categorized to permit fast retrieval and review of relevant articles, making this comprehensive research tool highly valuable to anyone studying the economic and business history and current affairs of the last 120 years.

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    For Students Online show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - This resource collects more than 115 volumes from such critically lauded For Students titles as Drama for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students and Short Stories for Students. Volumes in each series explore the most often studied works of literature in detail, providing author information; plot summaries; discussions of principal themes, plot, characters, setting, etc.; age-appropriate historical and cultural commentary; and full text criticism.

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    Foundation Directory Online Professional (In-Library Use Only) show description

    This resource provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Professional provides four comprehensive databases: grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s. Professional's interactive maps and chart show a foundation's grants geographically — right down to the ZIP code — and by recipient type or primary subject with three levels of detail.

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    Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (In-Library Use Only) show description

    This is an online database of close to 8,300 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online provides online access to accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund: edducational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships; students and graduates of specific schools; arts and cultural support; awards, prizes, and grants by nomination; international applicants; employees/families of employees at specific companies; research and professional support; and, general welfare and special needs.

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    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia show description

    This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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    Gale Courses (Learn4Life) show description

    Gale Courses features numerous FREE instructor-led courses on virtually every topic — from writing, web design, parenting, photography, accounting, programming, and hundreds more. Focusing on skill and professional development, all Gale Courses are created by expert instructors, ensuring that each course is comprehensive, clear and engaging.

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    Gale Encyclopedia of Everyday Law show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Fills a much-needed gap between legal texts focusing on the theory and history behind the law and more practical guides dealing with the law and its everyday effect upon its citizens. Articles include brief descriptions of each issue's historical background, profiles of various U.S. laws and regulations, details of how laws and regulations vary from state to state, and comprehensive bibliographies that include print and Web resources and lists of relevant organizations.

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    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Contains 8,000 to 12,000 word essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.

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    Gale Legal Forms show description

    Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in easy to understand language.

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    Genealogy Connect show description

    Genealogy Connect is a resource for genealogy instruction and research. It includes keyword-searchable content from more than 550 genealogical reference works and “how-to” guides published by Genealogical Publishing Company and Clearfield Company. The user interface enables instant translation into 38 languages, seamless cross-searching across collections, multi-page viewing (to recreate a book experience), and the ability to print, save, e-mail, and share articles.

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    General Reference – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of general reference.

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    General Science Full Text show description

    This database features full text, plus the graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of scientific information. A full range of topics are covered, including anthropology, astronomy, biology, computers, earth sciences, medicine and health. Other media such as graphs, charts, diagrams, and high resolution photos and illustrations are included.

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    Geo-Data show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Entries describe the physical geography of every nation and dependency on Earth. Physical features, climate, and vegetation are discussed in detail using a consistent set of rubrics. Every entry features a physical relief map designed to illuminate the text of the entry. A World Rankings appendix includes dozens of tables ranking major features of the Earth, such as largest river by length and volume, tallest mountains by continent, and deepest oceans. Includes a glossary of geographical and geological terms.

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    GreenFILE show description

    Freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

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    Grove Dictionary of Art (now Oxford Art Online) show description

    (© Grove Dictionaries, Inc.) -- Contains 45,000 articles on every aspect of the visual arts, painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography from prehistory to the present day. Compiled over a period of 15 years, it represents the work of more than 6,800 scholars from around the world, each writing on his or her own specialist field of study.

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    Grove Dictionary of Music (now Oxford Music Online) show description

    This online version of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd Edition offers full text access to the hardback volumes with keyword searching and browsing capabilities. Includes articles, essays, reviews, and biographies.

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    Health and Medical Databases from EBSCOhost show description

     If you're looking for health or medical-related information or articles, check out this collection of databases from EBSCOhost.

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    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition show description

    This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

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    HeritageQuest Online show description

    HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

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    Historical Abstracts show description

    Historical Abstracts is the leading index of literature covering world history (excluding the U.S. and Canada) for the period 1450 to the present. Begun in 1955, Historical Abstracts features more than 700,000 concise abstracts and citations to journal articles (many with links to full-text), books and dissertations on a diverse range of world history subjects. Each year the compilers of this database add more than 20,000 new abstracts and citations after screening more than 1,700 journal titles published worldwide for articles, books and dissertations of interest to historians. (For U.S. and Canadian history, use the America: History and Life database.)

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    History – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of history.

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    In the First Person show description

    Search and explore the personal thoughts of thousands of individuals from all walks of life and through hundreds of years of history. Keyword searching permits easy access to 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals, including 20,500 months of diary entries, 63,000 letter entries, 17,000 oral history entries, and 4,300 audio and video files.

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    Index to Current Urban Documents show description

    Index to Current Urban Documents indexes and provides full-text access to more than 30,000 local government reports collected from more than 350 jurisdictions in the United States and Canada since 1999/2000. (Note: Reports and indexes published from 1982-2000 can be found on microfiche in Cleveland Public Library’s Public Administration Library.) Coverage ranges from budgets and financial reports to architecture & planning documents, master plans and board proceedings. The reports are collected from local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies.  The index is helpful in tracking down specific information on issues that affect cities, from hazardous waste disposal to arts in the community.

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    Information and Publishing – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subjects of information and publishing.

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    James Meredith, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Integration of the University of Mississippi show description

    When James Meredith sought to legally become the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi, the duty of upholding the federal law allowing him to do so fell upon the Justice Department and the FBI. Meredith launched a legal revolt against white supremacy in the most segregated state in America and the iconic institution, Ole Miss.  This resource contains extensive FBI documentation on Meredith’s battle to enroll at the University of Mississippi in 1962 and white political and social backlash.

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    JSTOR : Journal Storage Project show description

    JSTOR is a large digital archive of scholarly journals. This site provides convenient full-text access to journals in the following fields: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Sociology.

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    Kids Search | (EBSCOhost) show description

    Kids Search is designed especially for youth in grades K-6. Kids Search makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder.

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    Kompass show description

    Kompass is a business-to-business database that contains over 3 million company listings in 64 countries, 4.6 million executive names, and 1.6 million direct and corporate emails. Listings are categorized into 57,000 products and services, making it an excellent database for buyers dealing with manufacturers, agents, or distributors.

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    Law – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of law.

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    LearningExpress Library show description

    LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Tests include: GED Prep, College Prep including SAT and ACT, Grad School Entrance, Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, US Citizenship, Civil Service and much more. Use the Job & Career Accelerator™ for comprehensive job searching.

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    Liberation Movement in Africa and African America show description

    Militant Black nationalism and pan-Africanism influenced and paralleled African America’s interest in Africa. Africa’s entrance into the international arena and American Cold War politics helped fuel the Civil Rights and the Black Power movements of the 1960s and 1970s. The Black Liberation Movement supported and extended the influence of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) within the African-American community.  This resource consists of a wide range of primary source materials, such as FBI surveillance and informant reports and correspondence from a variety of offices including, Cleveland, NYC, Baltimore, New Haven, and Detroit and many others.

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    Library Literature & Information Science Full Text show description

    Reflecting the latest trends in a rapidly evolving field, this database indexes English and foreign-language periodicals, selected state journals, conference proceedings, pamphlets, books, and library school theses, plus over 300 books per year. This invaluable resource delivers full text articles cover to cover from over a hundred select publications. PDF page images of the full text articles bring researchers charts, graphs, photos, and other valuable graphical information. Providing enhanced access to your periodical collection, this database also steers users to valuable information on the Web with hotlinks to sites mentioned in articles.

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    Library of Congress Classification Web show description

    This database is used by Library of Congress cataloging staff in their daily classification activities. It provides access to the most up-to-date version of the LCC database. Browse through a classification schedule or search the schedules by captions, index terms, or even keywords. Search the database of Library of Congress subject authority records and find correlations between subject headings and classification numbers or vice-versa, as reflected in bibliographic records.

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    Library Science – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of library science.

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    Literary Reference Center (EBSCOhost) show description

    This database is the definitive source for brief plot summaries, character profiles, and critical analyses of the most studied works of literature. It covers works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and essayists, and provides more than 15,000 biographical records. Included are the full texts of thousands of poems and short stories, literary journals, and respected literary reference works including Masterplots, Masterplots II, and the Salem Press Critical Surveys series.

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    Literature – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of literature.

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    Literature Criticism Online show description

    Literature Criticism Online is the most extensive compilation of literary criticism available.  It is comprised of the complete contents of 10 individual, award-winning Gale series that represent a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.  Included are centuries of the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals: tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips.  The following series are included in this database: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400–1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review, Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author.

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    MagillOnLiterature Plus (Now included in Literary Reference Center) show description

    This database is the definitive source for brief plot summaries, character profiles, and critical analyses of the most studied works of literature. It covers works by more than 8,500 long and short fiction writers, poets, dramatists, and essayists, and provides more than 15,000 biographical records. Included are the full texts of Masterplots, Masterplots II, and 35 volumes of Salem Press Critical Surveys.

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    MAS Ultra - School Edition show description

    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. MAS Ultra School Edition also provides more than 500 full text pamphlets, more than 350 full text reference books, 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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    MasterFILE Premier show description

    Full text articles from nearly 1,800 general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,700 periodicals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. Updated daily.

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    Medicine – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of medicine.

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    MEDLINE (EBSCOhost) show description

    (U.S. National Library of Medicine) -- The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. Contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from over 3,900 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries during the current four years. Contains over 9 million records dating back to 1966.

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    Mergent Archives show description

    Mergent Archives provides access to a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents covering more than 100 countries and industries. The extensive collection of corporate annual reports dates to the 1920s and offers researchers a firsthand look at the evolution of business the world over.  Search by company name, date range, and document type. For U.S. companies, searches can also be limited by state and city.

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    Mergent Online show description

    (Previously Moody's FIS Online)With the utility of FIS Online, Mergent/Moody's provides in-depth analysis, financial data and histories, and filings of U.S. and International public companies,bond and dividend information. Access to a fully searchable database of more than 10,000 NYSE, AMEX, and Nasdaq exchange companies, including all real-time (and archived to 1993) EDGAR (SEC) filings.

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    Mergent/Moody's Corporate Manuals show description

    Mergent/Moody's Corporate Manuals provides access to the full-text of all the Moody's/Mergent Corporate Manuals going back as far as 1909. The series includes Industrial, OTC, OTC Unlisted, Bank & Finance, Public Utilities, Transportation and International manuals. Information for a company may include History, Business, Properties, Subsidiaries, Officers, Directors, Long-term debt, Capital stock, Income statements, Balance sheets, Footnotes, Auditors, General counsel, Exchange and symbol, Number of employees, Number of shareholders, Address, telephone and fax numbers, Shareholder relations contact, Stock price ranges, Dividends, Transfer agents, Stock splits, and the Annual meeting date.

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    Middle Search Plus show description

    Middle Search Plus provides full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990. Middle Search Plus also contains 84,011 biographies, 83,472 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 192,999 photos, maps and flags. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

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    Morningstar Investment Research Center show description

    Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section.

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    Multicultural Studies – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of multicultural studies.

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    Nation and World – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subjects of nation and world.

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    National Geographic Kids show description

    This database includes the complete issues of National Geographic Kids magazine from 2009-present, 500 downloadable images, and 200 National Geographic Kids books, including reference books as well as nonfiction books on history, biography, science and technology and the National Geographic Readers, which cover wildlife, pets, nature and other topics.

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    Naxos Music Library show description

    Naxos Music Library offers catalogues or selected recordings of over 400 independent labels such as ARC, Berlin Classics, BIS, Capriccio, Chandos, CPO, EMI Classics, Erato, Haenssler Classic, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Naïve, Naxos, Nimbus, Ondine, Teldec, Vanguard Classics, Virgin Classics and Warner Classics. Genres include Classical, Jazz, World, Classic Rock, and Nostalgia music.

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    NEO CANDO Online Database show description

    NEO CANDO is an information sharing network providing a comprehensive collection of demographic data describing the 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within the region. Data regarding population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing and crime statistics are available.

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    NetWellness show description

    (University of Cincinnati) -- Includes periodicals (indexing to over 150 titles with selective indexing and full text of health-related articles from over 2500 general interest periodicals), pamphlets (full text coverage of over 500 medical education pamphlets) and reference books (full text coverage of Mosby's Medical Dictionary, The People's Book of Medical Texts, Oryx Press Consumer Health Information Source Book, USPDI Drug Information in Lay Language, and Columbia University Complete Home Medical Guide.

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    New York Times Historical (1851-2010) show description

    The New York Times (1851-2007) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

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    Newsbank - Ohio Newspapers show description

    Full text access to several Ohio newspapers including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Post, Dayton Daily News, Toledo Blade, Cincinnati Post, and Dayton Daily News.

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    Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) show description

    Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and more.

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    Nonfiction Classics for Students show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format. Covering 15-20 works per volume, this reference series gives high-school and undergraduate students an ideal starting point for class assignments, term papers, and special projects.

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    Non-Fiction Connection show description

    Need a suggestion for what nonfiction book to read next? Use this readers' advisory tool to discover titles similar to books you have already enjoyed, or use the easy AquaBrowser to find books related to your reading interests, searching by topic, genre, setting, location, type of character or timeframe.

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    Novelist K-8 Plus show description

    Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests.  Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they’ll enjoy.  Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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    Novelist Plus show description

    Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they’ll enjoy.  Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more.

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    Ohio Capitol Connection (In-Library Use Only) show description

    This is your "one-site stop" for comprehensive Ohio legislative and governmental information. Features include status of bills, updated daily, text of amendments, legislative analyses, and fiscal impact statements, text of opinions as well including useful links to government information throughout Ohio and the United States which is updated regularly.

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    Ohio Historical Society Searchable Databases show description

    This collection of searchable databases (many of which were created under the Ohio Vital Information for Libraries Center, a grant-funded project of OHS supported by the State Library of Ohio and OPLIN) includes: Online Documents, Online Research Tools, Online Services, and On-location Services.

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    Oxford English Dictionary show description

    The Oxford English Dictionary is a historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day. It aims to show not only the current meanings of words, but also to trace their development through time. Entries contain detailed etymological analysis, and are illustrated by quotations from a wide range of English language sources from around the world, making the OED a unique historical record.

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    Papers of Amiri Baraka, Poet Laureate of the Black Power Movement show description

     The collection consists of materials from the years 1913 through 1998 that document African American author and activist Amiri Baraka. The extensive documentation includes poetry, organizational records, print publications, articles, plays, speeches, personal correspondence, oral histories, as well as some personal records. The materials cover Baraka’s involvement in the politics in Newark, N.J. and in Black Power movement organizations such as the Congress of African People, the National Black Conference movement, the Black Women’s United Front. Later materials document Baraka’s increasing involvement in Marxism.

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    Plain Dealer (1991- present) show description

    Full text access to all content from 1991 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.

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    Plain Dealer e-edition (In-Library Use Only) show description

     

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    Plain Dealer Historical (1845-1991) show description

    Historical Plain Dealer offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.  Issues run from April 7, 1845 to May 31, 1991.  Search by keyword, name, date, date ranges, article type and issue.

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    Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) show description

    Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview, point and counterpoint . Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating. Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

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    Price It! show description

    This database provides price and background information on antiques and collectibles dating back to 1998. Data is based on regional auctions throughout the United States, and can be searched by keyword, category type, sale date range, data sources and price range with over 60 million images, and articles for researchers and collectors alike.

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    Professional Development Collection show description

    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

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    Project Muse show description

    Provides full-text access to more than 100 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

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    Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection show description

    This database provides nearly 575 full text publications, including nearly 550 peer-reviewed titles. Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. Nearly every full text title included in this database is indexed in PsycINFO.

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    Reader's Guide Retrospective (1890-1982) show description

    Search more than 3 million articles from some 375 leading magazines; many of the articles are peer-reviewed. Find articles by keyword, subject heading, publication, dates, journal, author, article title, ISSN, article type, and more. This database provides full text coverage of Wilson Library Bulletin, including PDF page images.

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    Reference USA show description

    Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

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    Regional Business News show description

    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

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    Religion – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of religion.

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    Religion and Philosophy Collection show description

    This database provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. Religion & Philosophy Collection offers more than 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles, making it an essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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    Republic of New Afrika: Independence, Reparations, and Citizenship show description

    The Republic of New Afrika (RNA) was a social movement organization that proposed three objectives. First of these objectives was the creation of an independent Black-majority country composed of the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina and the Black-majority counties adjacent to this area in Arkansas, Tennessee and Florida. Second, they demanded $400 billion in reparations for the injustices suffered by African Americans during the slavery and segregation periods. Third, they demanded a referendum of all African Americans in order to decide what should be done with their citizenry. This collection consists of a range of primary source documents, including newspapers, leaflets, books, pamphlets and more.

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    S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage show description

    A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to popular Standard & Poor's research products such as the Daily Price Record, Industry Surveys, Stock and Bond Guides, Corporation Records, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Mutual Fund Reports, The Outlook, Standard & Poor's Register, and Standard & Poor's Stock Reports.

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    SAMS Technical Publishing show description

    SAMS contains original technical manuals for a wide range of consumer products back to 1946.  Use it for instructions and illustrations in repairing specific brands and models of radios, VCRs, cameras, clocks, etc.

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    Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Ohio show description

    A treasure trove of information, detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. Negotiating the site may require some practice. Try the 1024 x 768 pixel size.Use a city and street name or city and building's name where possible to search in keyword or limit your search by date.

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    Science – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of science.

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    Science Online show description

    Science Online provides a comprehensive overview of scientific disciplines through a variety of authoritative sources including essays, diagrams, images, biographies, experiments, and a comprehensive timeline of events. Scientific terms are hyperlinked throughout each resource providing an extensive explanation of any topic. This database is intended for students in middle school through high school.

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    Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost) show description

    Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

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    Searchasaurus show description

    Research tool for elementary age students from EBSCOhost.

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    Sesame Street eBooks show description

    Sesame Street eBooks is an online collection of picture books featuring kids' favorite Sesame Street characters. The collection includes read-along books, audiobooks, animated books and interactive books, all designed around Sesame Street's early childhood curriculum.

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    Ship Index show description

    With over 3 million ship entries, Shipindex.org guides you to the ship you are researching.  Once the ship is found, the database shows you which books, magazines, and web sites your ship is mentioned.

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    Slavery & Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive show description

    A unique achievement in the field of historic archives, this resource consists of millions of cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from many different countries documenting the African slave trade. Content is divided into these broad categories: Debates over Slavery and Abolition, Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, and the Age of Emancipation.

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    Social Science – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of social science.

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    Sociological Collection show description

    This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

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    Something About the Author show description

    Something About the Author presents information on tens of thousands of authors and illustrators of books for children and teens. Included are the complete contents of two long-published print series: Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. Biographical sketches include personal data, career, awards and honors, writings, adaptations, additional sources and more--searchable by keyword, full text, named author, and illustration caption. Specially commissioned autobiography essays and an abundance of personal photos provide an entertaining and informative first-person perspective of the lives and careers of their subjects.

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    Southern Negro Youth Congress and the Communist Party show description

    This collection contains the correspondence of both Esther Cooper and James E. Jackson, James Jackson's lectures, research notebooks, speeches, and writings (published and unpublished), subject files, correspondence, internal documents and printed ephemera pertaining to the Southern Negro Youth Congress and the periodical Freedomways. James E. Jackson and Esther Cooper Jackson, African American communists and civil rights activists, are best known for their role in founding and leading the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-48).

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    St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library -Includes more than 2,700 signed essays ranging from 500 to 2,500 words, written by subject experts and edited to form a consistent, readable, and straightforward reference. Entries include subject-specific bibliographies and, where appropriate, photographs and textual cross-references to related essays.

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    Statistical Insight show description

    Statistical Insight provides access to statistics produced by the U.S. government, major international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, state government agencies, and universities. The database consists of three components: 1) the Base Edition table collection, which includes over 30,000 individually indexed statistical tables with major statistical compilations issued by Federal agencies, the states, and IGOS; 2) the Research Edition table collection, which integrates over 100,000 additional indexed tables designed for advance research and includes data for geographic areas and industries from government and private-sector sources; 3) the Statistical Abstract and Index modules, which provide access to three CIS indexes: American Statistics Index (ASI), Statistical Reference Index (SRI), and Index to International Statistics (IIS).

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    Student Research Center | (EBSCOhost) show description

    EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

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    Technology – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of technology.

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    Testing & Education Reference Center show description

    Offers the latest college and graduate entrance exams, as well as in-depth information on colleges, universities, vocational schools, tuition assistance, and career exploration. Includes online practice exams for college, graduate school, the military, or trade school, and careers such as medical assisting, cosmetology, and auto or truck repair. A selection of available tests includes:  ACT, American Foreign Service Officer, AP, ASVAB, Civil Service, CLEP, Clerical, DSST, EMT, Firefighter, GED, GMAT, GRE, Law Enforcement, LSAT, MCAT, Military Flight Aptitude, NCLEX-PN, Officer Candidate, Postal, SAT, State Trooper, and TOEFL.

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    The Times (London) Digital Archive, 1785-2006 show description

    As the “world’s newspaper of record,” The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 provides 221 years of this highly regarded resource to researchers of history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more. Every complete page of every issue is full-text searchable — every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement.

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    Toledo Blade show description

    Full text access to all content from 1996 to the present, except for letters to the editor, death notices and advertising.

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    TOPICsearch show description

    This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full text for over 102,800 articles from more than 2,500 diverse sources, including more than 1,550 full text periodicals.

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    Travel – Gale Virtual Reference Library show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of travel.

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    Tumblebook Library show description

    Books come to life through animation, narration, sounds and music.  Tumblebook Library is a collection of electronic picture books for children, which are sure to entertain and evoke a love of reading.

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    Ulrichsweb.com show description

    An authoritative source of bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 periodicals of all types — academic and scholarly journals, Open Access publications, peer-reviewed titles, popular magazines, newspapers, newsletters, and more from around the world.

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    United Way: First Call For Help show description

    In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, United Way Services' First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its "Reference" database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource.

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    USA Today show description

    Full text coverage from 02/01/2002 to present. Provides comprehensive coverage of news from all 50 states. Contains four sections on news, money, sports, and life. USA Today was founded in 1982 with the goal of providing a national newspaper in the U.S. market, where generally only a single local newspaper and/or a metropolitan daily's state/regional edition was available.

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    Vocational and Career Collection show description

    Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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    Wall Street Journal show description

    The Wall Street Journal offers in-depth coverage of national and international news with a strong business and financial perspective. Full text of articles covering 1984 to present.

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    We Were Prepared for the Possibility of Death: Freedom Riders in the South, 1961 show description

    To test President John F. Kennedy’s commitment to civil rights, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) proposed a Journey of Reconciliation. The “Freedom Ride” had an interracial group boarding buses destined for the South. At rest stops, whites would go into blacks-only areas and vice versa. “I think all of us were prepared for as much violence as could be thrown at us,” said CORE director James Farmer. “We were prepared for the possibility of death.”  This resource includes surveillance reports, chronologies, witness statements and more.

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    World Book Advanced show description

    Designed for high school and college students, World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedic, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It also contains individual accounts that allow users to create and save their work and timeline and citation builders.

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    World Book Kids show description

    Intended for grades K-8, World Book Kids is a fun and interactive way to introduce younger students to the world of online learning. Searching is simple and can be done by keyword or by choosing a general subject that breaks down into specific topics. The encyclopedia also provides images, diagrams, maps and activities tied to national curriculum standards.

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    World Book Student show description

    World Book Encyclopedia articles form the foundation of this expansive reference database that includes the World Book Dictionary, the World Book Atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected Web sites, correlations to state and provincial curriculum standards, and much more.

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    WorldCat show description

    (OCLC) -- The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

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    Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations show description

    Gale Virtual Reference Library - Presents easy-to-understand information on 200 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

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