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19th Century. See Nineteenth Century.

AAPG Datapages

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Description:AAPG Datapages provides access to American Association of Petroleum Geologist (AAPG) journal 'AAPG Bulletin' and related titles in Exploration and Petroleum Geology

a-n. The Artists' Information Company

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Description: a-n's purpose is to stimulate and support contemporary visual arts practice and to affirm the value of artists in society through advocacy and information, from the perspective of practicing artists. The a-n website offers straightforward routes to information of relevance to all engaged in the visual arts. A-n aims to represent the many voices, industry insights and wide range of activities within contemporary visual arts today. Resources include a Knowledge Bank, a Publications section and a Jobs and Opportunities section. All users can access the a-n archive of jobs and opportunities, for learning purposes. Because the University of Edinburgh Library is a member of JISC, all students can get a free student membership, giving them free access to a-n Current Jobs and Opportunities listings. Just enter the promotion code listed on the password page when you sign up at https://www.a-n.co.uk/register-student. Student membership allows full access to current jobs and opportunities, and enables members to post news on the a-n site, keep a blog, and so on.

ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature)

See entry for Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature for access information.

ABI/INFORM Complete

Access information:Available on campus. Off campus access available using the VPN.
Description:Approximately 5,000 full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, and key newspapers, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. It is one of the most comprehensive business databases offering nearly 3,900 full-text titles covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.
Coverage:1950s onwards.

Academic Search Premier

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Description:Full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles, from nearly every area of academic study. Some titles back to 1975.

Accessible Archives

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Description:Eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records. Includes archives from African American Newspapers, American County Histories, Civil War archives and many other eighteenth and nineteenth century newspaper and journal archives.

ACM Digital Library

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Description:Full text of every journal article and conference proceedings ever published by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing.

ACO Music Data Analysis

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Description: The ACO Music Data Analysis tool is a way of gathering information about music trends and the impact of music across countries and cultures. ACO Music Data Analysis is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, Official Chart Company, Media Control and many more reporting agencies around the world. This data is presented in Relative Pitch Graphs™ with sophisticated functionality. Based on sales data, Relative Pitch Graphs™ are a way of normalising data over time, and tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. ACO links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic enquiries. Previously we could only make qualitative assumptions about the impact of music socially, politically and economically. With ACO, researchers can use quantitative techniques to verify what really happened and the true context in which music was produced.

Acta Sanctorum

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Description.The Acta Sanctorum Database is an electronic version of the complete printed text of Acta Sanctorum, from the edition published in sixty-eight volumes by the Société des Bollandistes in Antwerp and Brussels. It is a collection of documents examining the lives of saints, organised according to each saint's feast day, and runs from the two January volumes published in 1643 to the Propylaeum to December published in 1940. The Acta Sanctorum Database includes all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indices. Bibliotheca Hagiographica Latina reference numbers, essential references for scholars, are also included.

African Writers Series

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Description:The African Writers Series is the electronic edition of the historic African Writers Series published by Heinemann Educational between 1962 and 2003. The online edition includes over 250 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictional prose over these four decades by such authors as Nelson Mandela, Chinua Achebe, Tayeb Salih, Steve Biko, Ama Ata Aidoo, Nadine Gordimer, and Buchi Emecheta.
The database is fully searchable at the full-text level and is also integrated within Literature Online (see separate entry in this Databases A-Z list).
Coverage:1962-present

agcensus

Access information: Available on and off-campus from EDINA (Choose Login via UK federation).
Description: Agricultural Census data for England, Scotland and Wales downloadable or visualised as grid square estimates at 2km, 5km and 10km level of resolution.
Coverage:1969 to present.

Agricola

This database is hosted on a US Government website, and access is currently unavailable.

Access information:Free access on and off-campus from US National Agricultural Library.
Description:Bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the US National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its co-operators. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines.
Coverage:15th Century-present.

AMED

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Description:Data from 500 international health care journals held by the British Library supplemented by relevant records from Medline. Subjects covered include: acupuncture, homeopathy, palliative care, occupational therapy and holistic treatments.
Coverage:1885-present.

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America: History and Life

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Description:Bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada. The database comprises almost 400,000 bibliographic entries and covers over 2,000 journals published worldwide, providing an incomparable research tool for students and researchers of US and Canadian history.
Coverage:Prehistory-present.

America's Historical Newspapers Series 2

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Description:Includes more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1736 and 1920.
Includes Early American Newspapers Series 2, 1758-1900
Search by dates/eras, article types (news & opinion, election returns, letters, poetry/songs, legislative, prices, advertisements, matrimony & death notices), region/state, and newspaper name.

American Film Institute Catalogue

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Description.This resource covers the history of American cinema from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976-2011.

American Foreign Relations since 1600: a guide to the literature

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Description: This is an e-book and annotated bibliography covering American International Relations throughout wars and presidencies.
Coverage: 1600 - 2007

American Periodicals

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Description:This database contains over 1500 full-text periodicals published in between 1740 and 1940. Subjects cover history, literature, history of science and medicine, law, news and magazines, politics, religion, education, women’s studies, and art. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal; regional and niche publications; and ground-breaking journals like The Dial, Puck, and McClure's.
Coverage:1740-1940

Amica Library

Access information:Available on and off campus. NB full resolution access to the images is only available on campus.
Description:A collection of over 108,000 high quality images from North American art museums, presented using the Luna Insight browser.

Anatomy & Physiology Online (Primal Pictures)

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Description: This online resource provides 20 interactive modules on human anatomy and physiology, with 3D images, animations, audio, text articles, case studies and quizzes.
Notes: 10 concurrent users. Please note you may need to allow pop-ups in your web browser to view all the content. Not all images display when using the off campus url.

Anatomy TV

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Description:A multimedia 3D anatomy learning resource with interactive modules, animations and quizes on organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems.

L'Annee philologique

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Description:Over 375,000 bibliographic records, with 12,500 new records added each year, from 1500 periodicals. Publication information for articles is accompanied by a brief abstract.
Coverage:1969 to 2003.

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

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Description: Covers all aspects and periods of English literature, including British, American and Commonwealth writing. Coverage is international, including material in languages other than English published anywhere in the world from 1920 to 1997. ABELL is complied under the auspices of The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).
Coverage:Anglo-Saxon literature- present day literature

Anthropology & Archaeology (Taylor & Francis Journal Archive)

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Description:The Taylor & Francis Online Journal Archive includes 14 journals and over 380 volumes of peer-reviewed research. Content covers the period from 1890 to 1996. Highlights include, Anthropological Forum, Ethnos and World Archaeology.

Anthropology Plus

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Description:Brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. It provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries. It offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Anthropology Plus contains bibliographic records only.
Coverage:Late 19th century to the present.

Anthrosource

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Description:Anthrosource is a portal to full text anthropological resources. Search Anthropological Association (AAA) publications , plus a complete electronic archive of all AAA journals to 2003.

Apabi China Digital Library

Access information:Access on and off campus. Apabi e-books can be read online via a web browser or with Apabi Reader. To download Apabi Reader follow the link above and select the right version for your operating system.
For on campus access, Apabi Reader is available on all open-access lab PCs. From the program list, click on "Apabi Reader", and then choose Apabi Reader to open the program.
Description:This full text database contains about 5,000 Chinese e-books, 73 titles (200 volumes) of yearbooks and the online version of the People's Daily newspaper from 2013. For the archives of this newspaper, please see database entry for People's Daily.bjects including language, literature, history, religion, and traditional Chinese medicine. There are about 5,000 Chinese e-books and 200 current yearbooks by region or subject.

Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970: The Middle East Online, Series 1

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Description:The database offers a wide range of primary source materials (including letters, minutes, reports and maps) at the National Archives, London, from the Foreign Office, Colonial Office, War Office and Cabinet Papers from the 1917 Balfour Declaration through to the Black September war of 1970-1, documenting the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict as well as British diplomacy towards Israel and the Arab States.

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR)

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Description:The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana . Data available from TAIR includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated every week from the latest published research literature and community data submissions.

Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature

Access information:Single user CD-ROM workstation, Main Library.
Description:A full text database of medieval Latin from Celtic sources.
Coverage:Period 400 to 1200AD.

ArchiveGrid

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Description:ArchiveGrid is an important resource for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

Archives Hub

Access information:Free access on and off-campus from Archives Hub.
Description:The Archives Hub provides a single point of access to descriptions of archives and manuscript collections held in UK universities and colleges. At present these are primarily at collection-level, although where possible they are linked to complete catalogue descriptions. Currently some 800-900 descriptions of Edinburgh University Library collections.
Coverage:Circa 22,000 archive descriptions held in 187 UK repositories.

Art and Architecture Archive

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Description.This archival collection of digitized searchable backfiles from first issue to the year 2005, of many of the foremost art and architecture magazines of the 20th-century, supports scholarship across the spectrum of disciplines in the arts, from fine and applied arts through to interior design, industrial design, and landscape gardening. The title list includes: Apollo, Architectural Review, Architects Journal, Art Monthly, British Journal of Photography, Country Life, Eye, Graphis, Ornament and more.

Art Full Text and Art Abstracts

Access information:Available on and off-campus from EBSCOhost.
Description:Indexes 223 leading domestic and international periodicals pertaining to the art world. Covers advertising art, antiques, archaeology, architecture, art, design, films, museology and photography.
Coverage:1984 to present.

ARTBibliographies Modern

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Description:The ARTbibliographies Modern database provides references (with abstracts) to journal articles, museum bulletins, exhibition catalogues, books, essays, and dissertations covering modern and contemporary art and design. Subjects covered include photography, textiles, furniture and interior design, graphic design, computer and electronic art, artists' books, video art, jewellery, theatre arts, pottery, illustration, costume, needlecraft, calligraphy, and glass art.
Coverage: 1974 onwards.

ARTFL-FRANTEXT

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Description:ARTFL-FRANTEXT is the main database of the ARTFL Project (American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language). It consists of over 3500 transcribed texts ranging from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing from the 12th to the 20th century. Genres include novels, poetry, theatre, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. In most cases standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form, and the data contain page references to these editions.

ArticleFirst

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Description:Indexes 13,000 journals in all disciplines. Many, but not all, records include an abstract. Now includes tables of contents, previously provided by the ContentsFirst service.
Coverage:1990 to present.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index part of Web of Science Core Collection

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Description:Part of Web of Science Core Collection. A multidisciplinary index containing details of every substantive item in 1,200 arts and humanities journals, as well as references to books included in book reviews, and live performances, films, records, and television and radio broadcasts. Contains over 2 million references.
Coverage:1975 onwards.

Arts and Humanities Full Text, Proquest

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Description: Full-text of the contents of hundreds of titles in Art, Architecture, Design, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies.

ARTstor

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Description:ARTstor is a digital library of images covering the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. The collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates. If you wish to download images for your own scholarly use you will need to Register with ARTstor, once you have logged in with EASE. By registering your email address and creating a password you will create a profile which will allow you to download images and save images to folders as part of "My ARTstor". Note: To register for an ARTstor account, you must be on-site at your institution, or logged in through your institution's proxy server.
Coverage:One million plus digital images.

ArXiv.org E-Print Repository

Access information:Free access on and off-campus from Cornell University.
Description:Searchable, full-text repository of author-submitted research papers for physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science and quantitative biology. Originally hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory, this is a moderated repository which has an author endorsement system in operation. Papers in arXiv.org are often pre-prints but the published version of articles may also be available. Email alerts or RSS feeds available.
Limited citation searching is possible via CiteBase (but for a published paper use the Science Citation Index).
Coverage:1991-present.

Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo

Access information.Available on campus. Off campus access available using the VPN.
Description.Access to the current issues as well as the complete archive of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Also available are two weekly magazines, Aera and Shūkan Asahi, and an annual new-word dictionary Chiezō, Who’s Who Database, and Historical Photo Archive. For Asahi Shimbun, issues from 1985 to the present are available as full text; Pre-1985 issues back to 1879 when the newspaper was first published (as Osaka Asahi Shimbun) are available in facsimile format. The Historical Photo Archive contains more than 10,000 photographs, the majority ranging from before and after the Manchurian Incident to the period after the defeat in war.

ASSIA (Applied Social Sciences Index And Abstracts)

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Description:Provides abstracts from around 650 UK, US and international journals. Coverage includes all branches of the applied social sciences, with over 375,000 records.
Coverage:1987-present.

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ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials

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Description:Covers all aspects of religion. ATLA Serials include full text access to over 80 journals. Citation information will indicate where full text is available.
Coverage:Religion Index I: Periodicals 1949 to date, Religion Index II, Multi-author works 1960 to date, Index to Book Reviews in Religion 1949 to date, Research in Ministry 1981 to date.

ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library

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Description:Full-text of current, withdrawn and historical ASTM standards as well as ASTM journals and technical publications. ASTM was formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Audio Engineering Society e-Library

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Description:Over 14,000 full-text documents covering the progression of audio research from 1953 to the present day. Documents include all AES Journal papers and all AES conference and convention papers.

Australian Education Index

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Description:The Australian Education Index is a comprehensive collection of educational research documents relating to educational trends, policy, and practices. The database is produced by the Cunningham Library at the Australian Council for Educational Research and is Australia's largest source of education information. Coverage includes trends and practices in teaching, learning and educational management.
Coverage:1977 - current

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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Description:Indexes more than 1,000 periodicals published worldwide on archeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation, as well as architecture. Produced by the Getty Information Institute and Columbia University.
Coverage:1977 to present.

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