Information Services

Databases A

Databases beginning with the letter A.

19th Century

see Nineteenth Century


AAPG Datapages

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


Yale A&AePortal

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The Yale A&AePortal is an authoritative eBook and image resource that features important works of scholarship in the fields of history of art, architecture, decorative arts, photography, and design. With innovative functionality, including smart image searching, and extensive metadata, the site includes many out-of-print titles, key backlist, and recent releases from some of the world’s finest academic and museum publishers


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 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.
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ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature)

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Academic OneFile

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Home to approximately 17,000 titles, Academic OneFile is the largest academic InfoTrac collection, delivering quality content for students, scholars and general researchers 24/7.

Academic OneFile offers:

  • More than 11,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 8,000 in full-text.
  • Full-text of The Economist from 1988 to the present, with no embargo.
  • Full-text of The New York Times from 1985 to present, updated daily.
  • Full-text for periodicals covered in major bibliographic resources such as CINAHL, BIOSIS, MLA, PsycINFO, ERIC, EconLit, RILM and others.
  • Thousands of podcasts and transcripts from NPR and CNN.
  • Elsevier abstracts from 1996 to present.
  • Full-text of The Times and Financial Times.


Academic Search Complete

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Description: The Academic Search Complete multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, including full text for more than  7,300 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,400 journals.
Coverage: 1887-present.


Academic Video Online (Alexander St Press/ProQuest)

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Academic Video Online is a multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With over 67,000 titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. Academic Video Online allows students and researchers alike to analyse unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.



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.



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AccessEngineering provides access to authoritative, regularly-updated engineering reference information and includes dynamic online features such as interactive tables and charts, calculators and instructional videos, as well as personalization tools which allow users to easily organise project information. Content includes:

  • key sources such as Perry's Handbook for Chemical EngineersMarks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers and Roark’s formulas for stress and Strain.
  • Excel spreadsheet calculator tools for commonly used calculations
  • Personalization tools for organising, highlighting and annotating critical information
  • over 3900 interactive graphs as well as thousands of downloadable tables to make it easier to use and analyze key data.
  • Over 600 instructional videos, demonstrating step-by-step solutions to real-world engineering problems
  • Engineering news feed delivers global news for all major engineering disciplines
  • Business suite of references and videos for developing management, presentation and process skills.
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AccessMedicine is an online platform providing 100+ medical textbooks, 1000+ quiz questions, self-assessment flashcards, 700+ video or audio clips, 30k+ images, clinical case vignettes, and other material to support students in biomedical sciences and clinical training. The AccessMedicine app gives offline access to clinical reference sources: Quick Medical Dx & Rx, Fitzpatrick's Color Atlas of Clinical Dermatology, Diagnosaurus, Guide to Diagnostic Tests (download app from - requires MyAccess registration on AccessMedicine website).


To access the flashcards, quizzes, please set up an individual account on AccessMedicine using your University of Edinburgh email address. Instructions can be found at



Acland Anatomy Online

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Description: High quality videos of Human Anatomy which use fresh, unembalmed specimens to retain the colour, texture and mobility of the living human body. Search or browse by structure.  Links can be made to specific points of relevance in the videos. A concise synchronised narration runs throughout and transcripts are available for download. There are self-assessment exams covering all topics.


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


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 Societe 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.


Aerial Digimap

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Aerial Digimap provides detailed aerial imagery data from Getmapping at various fixed scales. Most data is post-2011 with updates due each year.  Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software.


AES e-library

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The AES (Audio Engineering Society) e-library contains 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.


Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973–1990

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Description. The Afghanistan collection provides a contemporaneous record of the political and military developments that caused an isolated country at the rugged crossroads of Asia to become the battleground for the bloodiest and costliest superpower proxy war of the 1980s. The collection consists of 2,326 documents and about 15,000 pages. The bulk is from 1979-1988 – the period of the Soviet military occupation – but the collection also encompasses events leading up to the 1979 invasion and the withdrawal of Soviet troops in 1988-1989. Collectively, the documents cover all key aspects of U.S. policy toward Afghanistan from 1973 to 1990 – and bring to light fascinating parallels to the United States’ complex involvement in the country three decades later.
Coverage: 1973-1990.


The Afghanistan War and the United States, 1998-2017

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This collection provides researchers with a trove of revealing primary documents during the key periods of the 20-year U.S. war in Afghanistan. Largely the product of decades of FOIA requests and appeals, these records obtained from the State Department, CENTCOM, the DIA, and other agencies detail many of the problems that bedeviled the American-led occupation, including reconstruction efforts, diplomatic relations with the Afghan government, Pakistan's double-sided games, Taliban-al Qaeda relations, corruption, and narcotics.

Coverage: 1998-2017.


African American Music Reference

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Description. Music Online: African American Music Reference delivers some of the most acclaimed music text content from the world’s best publishers, together in one place.  Reference brings together the very best of Alexander Street Music text collections in one accessible package. Music scholars will easily access useful encyclopedias, scores, manuscripts, biographies, and other reference texts that make up the core of music curricula around the world.


African American Newspapers, Series 1, 1827-1998

African American Newspapers, Series 2, 1827-1998

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This resource provides online access to more than 350 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African-American experience. This unique collection, which includes historically significant papers from more than 35 states, features many rare 19th-century titles. Newly digitised, these newspapers published by or for African Americans can now be browsed and searched as never before.


 African American Police League Records, 1961-1988

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African American Police League Records, 1961-1988 documents how African American policemen in Chicago, beginning in 1968, attempted to fight against discrimination and police brutality by the Chicago Police Department and to improve relations between African Americans and police. Researchers will find a wealth of resources from the African American Police League, including annual reports, court files, meeting minutes, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality files, and publications and flyers covering the work of the AAPL and its education and action arm, the League to Improve the Community. The collection also contains items on numerous law enforcement and civil rights organizations across the country; materials on the suspension of AAPL executive director Renault Robinson from the Chicago Police Department and related lawsuits; and materials pertaining to the National Black Police Association.


African Diaspora, 1860-present

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Description: The African Diaspora, 1860-present uses digitized primary source documents, secondary sources and videos from around the world to provide a window into the African diasporic communities formed throughout the world after the abolition of slavery. With a focus on communities in the Caribbean, Brazil, India, United Kingdom, and France, content is provided by key partners including The National Archives and Records Administration (US), National Archives at Kew (UK), Royal Anthropological Institute, and Senate House Library (University of London).


African Newspapers, Series 1, 1800-1922

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This groundbreaking online collection provides more than 60 searchable African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Featuring English and foreign-language titles from Angola, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, African Newspapers, Series 1, offers unparalleled coverage of the issues and events that shaped the continent and its peoples between 1800 and 1922.  From repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade, life under colonial rule and the results of the Berlin Conference to the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism, these newspapers provide a wide range of viewpoints on diverse cultures.

Coverage: 1800-1922


African Writers Series

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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



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Description: Agricultural Census data for England, Scotland and Wales downloadable or visualised as grid square estimates at 2km, 5km and 10km level of resolution.

Maps can be viewed, annotated and printed, and data can be downloaded for use in GIS or CAD software.

Coverage: 1969 to present.


AgEcon Search

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Description: AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics is a subject repository which collects and indexes research in agricultural and applied economics, including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food security and supply, energy and natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, international trade, and economic development. Content includes conference presentations, working papers, journal articles, government documents, and theses and dissertations.
Coverage: 1995-present.



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.



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Description: Open access, searchable, full-text repository of author-submitted unpublished preprints across the agricultural sciences, including agribusiness, aquaculture, crop science, environmental science, forestry, plant science, livestock science, soil science.
Coverage: 2017-present.



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The International System for Agricultural Science and Technology (AGRIS) is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  AGRIS is one of the most comprehensive search engines in food and agricultural scientific literature providing free access to millions of bibliographic records in 90 different languages.

AGRIS indexes books, journal articles, monographs, book chapters, datasets and grey literature – including unpublished scientific and technical reports, theses, dissertations and conference papers in the area of food and agriculture.

Coverage: 1974-present. 

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Description: allAfrica's news and information archive is a distinctive large and growing collection containing over 3.6 million articles and documents. AllAfrica collects and aggregates articles from African news organizations, as well as documents and releases from several hundred governmental, nongovernmental and international institutions.
Coverage: 1996 - present


Alloy Phase Diagram Database

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Description: More than 40,000 binary and ternary alloy phase diagrams, from over 9,000 systems. With associated crystal and reaction data. From ASM International.




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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: 1985 - present.
Additional information: NHS Staff and other authorised users: The Knowledge Network


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 Academy of Ophthalmology eBook collections

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This ebook collection from the American Academy of Ophthalmology includes: the Basic and Clinical Science Course (BCSC) containing 13 volumes of ophthalmic reference texts, with new editions published annually and a number of textbooks published by AAO.


American Civil War: Letters and Diaries

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Description. Perhaps the most exciting descriptions of events during the Civil War are to be found in first person accounts. Detailed firsthand descriptions of historical characters, glimpses of daily life in the army, anecdotes about key events and personages, and tales of sufferings at home, written for private consumption, provide an immediacy and a richness that are unmatched in public sources.


American Film Institute Catalog

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Description. The AFI Catalog, the premier, authoritative resource of American film information, covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1993, with full or short records for films from 1994-2015. New records are added each year by the AFI's editorial team.
Coverage: 1893 to 2015.
Further information: A user guide to the AFI Catalog can be found here.  The AFI Catalog can also be cross-searched along with  the Film Index International and the FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals via ProQuest's Screen Studies Collection.


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 Hebrew & Jewish Messenger

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Description. Founded in New York City in 1857, The American Hebrew was established as the weekly source of news impacting international Jewish communities. Reports on the persecution of Jews in Romania and Russia, and the subsequent influx of Jewish immigrants to the U.S., were of intense interest to readers of the paper. In 1919, the publication featured an article called “The Crucifixion of Jews Must Stop!” by former New York governor Martin H. Glynn, where he cried out against the poor living conditions and treatment of Jews across Europe following World War I – a situation he discerned as a potential “holocaust.” The American Hebrew also spotlighted Jewish figures in arts and literature, such as Emma Lazarus, who gained posthumous fame when her sonnet “The New Colossus” was inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1912. The poet published the first poem she translated from the original Hebrew in an 1883 issue of the newspaper, and she joined her voice with other writers to advocate for opportunities in industrial education for Russian refugees. A special issue commemorating the death of Lazarus in 1884 featured tributes from such literary luminaries as Robert Browning, Edgar Rice Burroughs and John Greenleaf Whittier. Upon merging with The Jewish Messenger in 1903, the newspaper was officially known as The American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger. For students and researchers from a variety of fields, including U.S. and world history, culture, and Jewish studies, the digitized pages of this historic publication (1857-1922) are an invaluable resource from a Jewish American perspective in a rapidly changing world.


American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971

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Collections from the U.S. National Archives and the Chicago History Museum join first-hand accounts on Indian Wars and westward migration. Coverage includes Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Records from the Major Council Meetings of American Indian Tribes. Researchers will also find excellent collections, many previously unpublished, on Native Americans in the 19th century, with a focus on the interaction among white settlers, the U.S. federal government and indigenous tribes.

Coverage: 1809-1971.


The American Israelite  

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Description. “Let there be light” has been the motto of The American Israelite since it was first published in 1854 with the intention to illuminate principles of Jewish faith and instill a sense of community among American Jews who often lived in geographically dispersed locations. Originally printed as The Israelite until 1874, this weekly is considered thelongest-running English-language Jewish newspaper available in the country Published in Cincinnati, OH, the paper was started by Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, best known as the founderof Reform Judaism in the U.S. The American Israelite published numerous editorial columns ardently in defense of the civil and religious rights of all Jews, writtenby Wise. These efforts eventually led to formation of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations which he initiated in Cincinnati. Wise also frequently penned columns calling for a Jewish educational institution, resulting in the establishment of the Hebrew Union College. Additionally, Wise also wrote several novels which were published as serials in his newspaper. For insight into the growth and development of Reform Judaism in the U.S., the digitized issues of The American Israelite (1854-2000) provide a valuable record of events and issues as they unfolded. Access to these primary source materials will be of benefit to students and researchers interested in culture and civil rights history, as well as national and world news presented from a Jewish American perspective.


American Jewish Congress Records: Administrative and Executive Committee, Governing Council, National Conventions, and Executive Director Files

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The American Jewish Congress, founded in 1918 under the leadership of Louis Brandeis, Felix Frankfurter, and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, is one of the most important organizations dedicated to advocating for the interests of the American Jewish community and defending the civil rights of all Americans. The American Jewish Congress Records span from 1915-2009 and document the American Jewish Congress’s impact on the United States legal system, civil rights and liberties, the fight against discrimination and antisemitism, and support for the State of Israel. The records of the American Jewish Congress are digitized by ProQuest from the holdings of the American Jewish Historical Society. This module represents the first seven series of the collection, covering the history of the American Jewish Congress, the proceedings of its governing committees, the files of the Executive Directors, and records of the organization’s national conventions.


American National Biography Online

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American National Biography (ANB) offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation. From missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts, the portraits in the ANB reflect the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times to the present day. New biographies are added to the ANB on a regular basis, and revisions are made to already published entries, giving you access to the most up-to-date and accurate information available.


 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



American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries

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Description: This is a full-text resource that spans the 19th century through the dawn of the 20th century. The collection contains special interest and general magazines, labor and trade publications, scientific and literary journals, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles.
Coverage 1827-1988.



American Politics and Society from JFK to Watergate, 1960 -1975

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Description: An exceptional compilation of document types from the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon presidencies as well as records from federal agencies. Issues of the challenging times chronicled span women’s rights, environmental issues, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, international trade, War on Poverty, and the Watergate trials. Kennedy files include documents from the 1960 presidential campaign and cover the major issues of the Kennedy presidency including women’s rights, urban renewal, rural development, tax reform, civil rights, space exploration, and international trade. A collection of Associated Press Wire Copy on the assassination of President Kennedy rounds out the Kennedy era materials in this module. The Johnson administration collections chronicle the seven years of tumult and unparalleled change from the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 and the War on Poverty to civil unrest and fighting in Vietnam. Nixon administration materials consist of Nixon’s White House files as well as a collection of the official transcripts of proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the four major Watergate-related trials.


 American Politics in the Early Cold War - Truman and Eisenhower Administrations, 1945-1961

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Description. This resource presents major White House files from the Truman and Eisenhower administrations. The centerpiece of the Truman files is the President's Secretary's file while the Eisenhower files are centered on the Confidential File and the Whitman File of the Eisenhower White House Central Files. The Cold War takes center stage in the Truman files on international relations and the stalling of Truman's Fair Deal program is documented in the files that pertain to domestic concerns. The Eisenhower files focus to a large degree on national defense and economic issues, two of the areas that Eisenhower had the most personal interest in.


American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside

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Description: On March 24, 1800, Forlorn Hope became the first newspaper published within a prison by an incarcerated person. In the intervening 200 years, over 500 prison newspapers have been published from U.S. prisons. American Prison Newspapers brings together hundreds of these periodicals from across the country into one collection that represents penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to women-only institutions.


Americans for Democratic Action Records, 1932-1999

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Americans for Democratic Action Records, 1932-1965 is a rich resource for researchers interested in 20th century progressive politics and labor organizing. Founded as the Union for Democratic Action (UDA), this organization supported liberal social, political, and economic causes. Their main activities included lobbying, organizing, research, and rallying behind political candidates and legislation, often in coordination with other progressive organizations.


Amica Library

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Description: A collection of over 108,000 high quality images from North American art museums, presented using the Luna Insight browser.


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Description: A multimedia 3D anatomy learning resource with interactive modules, animations and quizzes on organs, regions of the body, or anatomical systems. There are four principal sections of Anatomy.TV:
  • 3D Atlas supports learning of gross anatomy with interactive 3D models, learning how to interpret clinical images, and preparation for dissection.
  • 3D Real-time allows you to create and save your own models of anatomical structures, useful for revision or teaching.
  • Functional Anatomy and Therapy supports learning about movement, muscle action, and correct exercise practice.
  • Anatomy and Physiology supports learning about anatomical structure and function in 20 self-paced modules.


L'Annee philologique

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Description: L’Année philologique is a specialised bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. It covers a wide array of subjects, including Greek and Latin literature and linguistics—which includes early Christian texts and patristics—Greek and Roman history, art, archaeology, philosophy, religion, mythology, music, science, and scholarly subspecialties such as numismatics, papyrology, and epigraphy. Abstracts of journal articles are provided in English, German, Spanish, French, or Italian. Book entries may include tables of contents and book review information. Published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique this online database includes all volumes of the annual index, beginning with Volume I published in 1928.


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 onwards. ABELL is complied under the auspices of The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).
Coverage: Anglo-Saxon literature- present day literature


The Annual Register: A Record of World Events

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Description: The Annual Register is a complete and detailed chronicle of events from 1758 to the current day. The online version of the Annual Register is a digitized version of this classic 250+ volume reference work. Every year, a new volume is published describing the past year's events. It is a primary source text for historical research and (for the recent and current annuals) a current affairs reference work. From world politics to society weddings, from the latest scientific discoveries to the weather, from the year's best-selling novels to obituaries of authors and other public figures -- The Annual Register provides detailed historical background and a wealth of new information for research. As a bonus, the first publishers intended The Annual Register to be entertaining as well as enlightening, and it is a good read for undergraduates and academics alike, with plenty of human-interest stories and lively text.
Coverage: 1758 onwards.


Anthropological Fieldwork Online

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Description: Anthropological Fieldwork Online unfolds the historical development of anthropology from a global perspective using archival collections from North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific — including key field notebooks, images, and recordings of the early- to mid-20th century. The collection brings together the work of early scholars who shaped the theories and methods students learn about, critique, and reshape in their own fieldwork endeavors today, including the original fieldwork of Bronislaw Malinowski, Victor and Edith Turner, Max Gluckman, Raymond Firth, Ruth Benedict, Charles Seligman and Edith Durham.


Anthropology Online

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Description: Anthropology Online brings together a wide range of published ethnographies, seminal texts, memoirs, contemporary studies and archival material covering human culture and behavior around the world.


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.



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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 the present.


Apabi China Digital Library - Due to bankruptcy liquidation procedures, Apabi will cease to exist in the near future. The Library has no control over access which may be changed or removed without notice at any time.

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 over 5,500 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.  Subjects including language, literature, history, religion, and traditional Chinese medicine. There are over 5,500 Chinese e-books and 200 current yearbooks by region or subject.
Note: Due to bankruptcy liquidation procedures, Apabi will cease to exist in the near future. The Library has no control over access which may be changed or removed without notice at any time.


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.


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Description: E-books in archaeology. Around 10-15 new books are added each month. Subscribed e-books will be listed on DiscoverEd. Open access e-books are also available.
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Access Information: Freely available.
Description: Over 190 open access titles in archaeology. Archaeopress is an Oxford-based publisher run by archaeologists Dr David Davison and Dr Rajka Makjanic. The range of publications includes monographs, conference proceedings, catalogues of archaeological material, excavation reports and archaeological biographies




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Description: ArchiveGrid includes over 5 million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more. With over 1,000 different archival institutions represented, ArchiveGrid helps researchers looking for primary source materials held in archives, libraries, museums and historical societies.


Archive of Celtic-Latin Literature (Brepols)

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In the early Middle Ages, literate individuals in and from the Celtic periphery of Europe (Ireland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall, Scotland and the Isle of Man) wrote many and varied Latin works constituting what can arguably be seen as a distinctive literature, whose unusual vocabulary, grammar and phrasing (to say nothing of subject-matter) made it into what has been called “one of the most curious and interesting phenomena of medieval philology”. This database contains more than five hundred Latin works by over a hundred known and unknown authors, spanning the fields of theology, liturgy, computistics, grammar, hagiography, poetry and historiography, and including legal texts, charters, inscriptions, etc


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: Thousands of descriptions of archive collections held in over 220 UK repositories.


Archives of Sexuality & Gender

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Archives of Sexuality & Gender provides a robust and significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. With material dating back to the sixteenth century, you can examine how sexual norms have changed over time, health and hygiene, the development of sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and many other interesting topical areas. This growing digital archive offers rich research opportunities across a wide span of human history. The database currently includes 4 collections: International Perspectives on LGBTQ Activism and Culture, LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940, Part I and Part II and Sex and Sexuality, Sixteenth to Twentieth Century.


Archives Unbound

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Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

There are currently 382 collections in Archives Unbound, covering a large range of subject areas, and new collections are added every year. To see a full list of all the collections and what they cover click on the Collections box and you can either view as alphabetical list or browse by category. Alternatively, click here.


The Arizona Republican

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Description: FROM THE DUST of the territory’s new capital, Phoenix, The Arizona Republican arose in 1890 to ultimately become the state’s largest newspaper. Fighting for business, publishers of the area’s early papers often dueled for readership with colourful, sometimes combative language and sensationalized stories. In one instance, it went further than words; someone actually shot at Edwin S. Gill, one of the Republican’s first editors. Delivering news about a changing world to its readers, The Arizona Republican focused on local and national politics and ways to make the territory a better place to live. It was instrumental in the campaign for Arizona statehood, which was achieved in 1912. Reporting on events taking place shortly after the surrender of Apache Chief Geronimo and the fighting of the Mexican Revolution, to America’s entry into World War I, the founding of the Grand Canyon National Park, and the roots of today’s immigration debates, this historical newspaper provides readers and researchers with a unique view of history from a Southwestern perspective.
Coverage: 1890-2007.


Argentina, 1975-1980: The Making of U.S. Human Rights Policy

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Comprising 2,429 documents, this set on one of Washington’s most important Latin American relationships describes the development of U.S. policy as it attempts to deal with the tragedy experienced in Argentina during the critical, formative period of the late 1970’s, which featured a political collapse verging on civil war; a military coup; and massive illegal detentions, torture, and kidnappings. The documents show U.S. officials from two very different presidential administrations grappling with human rights violations in the context of the Cold War on a scale never heard of in the Western Hemisphere, underscored by the dramatic disappearance of tens of thousands of people at the hands of the security forces.


Arm Education Media

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  You may wish to create a VitalSource Bookshelf account. To do this, follow the instructions on the initial login screen. If you do not want to create an account click the "No thanks, I'll skip this step" button and follow the on-screen instructions.

Arm Education Media Online Courses provide an understanding of fundamental engineering concepts using Arm-based hardware and software technologies as tools and demonstrators. Each course contains around ten modules each, and each module may include lecture slides and notes, interactive quizzes (to test learning outcomes) and lab videos (to reinforce competency through practical application of concepts on Arm-based hardware platforms and associated software). The courses on offer are as follows:

  • Efficient Embedded Systems Design and Programming
  • Rapid Embedded Systems Design and Programing
  • Internet of Things
  • Graphics and Mobile Gaming
  • Real-Time Operating Systems Design and Programming
  • Introduction to System-on-Chip Design
  • Advanced System-on-Chip Design
  • Embedded Linux
  • Mechatronics and Robotics


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.
Coverage: 1895 - 2005


Art and Architecture Archive 2

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Description. Art & Architecture Archive 2 will bring a further 21 key trade and consumer magazine archives into this program, spanning a wide variety of sub-disciplines in the arts and architecture/design. Coverage of these publications is by default from issue 1 through to 2015 and issues are digitized in full colour.
Coverage: 1854-2015.


Art and Architecture Source

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Description: Art & Architecture Source covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. Providing over 600 full-text journals, more than 220 full-text books, and a collection of over 63,0000 images, it is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers.


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 - present.



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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.


ArtNet Price Database

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Artnet price database is a comprehensive illustrated database of auction results for fine art, design, and decorative art works, with auction records dating back to 1985. Featuring sales from more than 1800 auction houses and 340,000 artists. This resource will be useful to art historians researching an artist’s market history, or appraising a collection.

Our subscription gives access to the Fine Art and Design and the Decorative Art sections of the Price Database.


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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: 1906 - present.


Arts and Humanities Full Text, Proquest

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



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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 your University Login. 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.
Userguide: E-Print Repository

Access information: Freely available.

Searchable, full-text repository of author-submitted research papers for physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science and quantitative biology.

Papers in are often preprints (preliminary versions of papers yet to be peer reviewed and published). However, 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 Cross-Search



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Description. Access to the current issues as well as the complete archive of the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. Issues from 1985 to the present are available as full text and are full-text searchable; Pre-1985 issues back to 1879 (Meiji 12) when the newspaper was first published are available in facsimile format. Within this facsimile content, most of the articles that can be searched using keywords are from the newspaper editions published in Tokyo, but pages from the editions published in Osaka are also stored, so it is possible to compare the two editions with different content by searching on publication date. The database also contains articles from the magazines 'AERA' and 'Shukan Asahi'. Furthermore, the Historical Photo Archive, a database of approximately 10 thousand photographic records mostly taken in Asia during the World War II period, is available as well. English-language News Database, Asahi Graph, Who's Who database, Image Database of Regional pages, Overseas Editions and Contemporary Words Chiezo are also available.
Note: Previous platform of Asahi Shimbun Kikuzo - off campus access requires access via the VPN


Asian American Drama

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Description: Asian American Drama is an online text collection that brings together more than 250 plays, along with related biographical, production, and theatrical information. The collection begins with the works of Sadakichi Hartmann in the late 19th century and progresses to the writings of contemporary playwrights, such as Philip Kan Gotanda, Elizabeth Wong, and Jeannie Barroga.


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Indexing and abstracting tool covering health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Updated monthly, ASSIA provides a comprehensive source of social science and health information for the practical and academic professional. It contains records from over 500 journals published in 16 different countries, including the UK and US.

Detailed information about ASSIA

Coverage: 1987-present.
NHS Staff and other authorised users:  The Knowledge Network


ASTM Compass

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Description: Full-text of 13,000+ active standards, 39,000+ historical standards, 1,000+ withdrawn standards from the ASTM.  It also includes 11 full-text journals, 1,500+ books, manuals, data series and 29,00+ technical papers from the ASTM, 12,300+ Redlines as well as videos of test method procedures, apparatus setup, materials and preparation of specimens. ASTM was formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials.


Astrorara: interactive historical astronomical illustrations

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Astronomical book illustrations selected from ETH Library showing the use intended by their creators of illustrations in the the works of astronomers Peter Apian (1495–1552), Christoph Scheiner (1575–1650) and Johannes Hevelius (1611–1687).

The ETH Library is the largest public library of the natural sciences and technology in Switzerland and the main library at ETH Zurich.  Astronomical and mathematical works form the core of the collection.


ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials

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Description: Covers all aspects of religion. ATLA Serials include full text access to over 330 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.  More coverage info available from


Atlanta Constitution

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Description: AS THE ONLY major daily newspaper in the Atlanta area, The Atlanta Constitution provides a fascinating glimpse into the political, economic, cultural, and social life of the southeastern United States from Reconstruction through the late 20th century. Via ProQuest Historical Newspapers, researchers can explore the paper’s perspective on local events of major international significance, from post-Civil War Reconstruction, to the first taste of Coca-Cola in 1886, to the Race Riots of 1907, the Civil Rights sit-ins of the 1960s, and the election of the first black mayor in 1973.
Coverage: 1868 - 1984.


Atlanta Daily World

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Description: Atlanta Daily World provides more than seven decades of this newspaper’s historic coverage, online and easily searchable. Home to the first black correspondent assigned to cover the White House, this archive includes first-hand coverage of the infamous Scottsboro Case and witnesses the fight for civil rights from a black, Southern US perspective.
Coverage: 1931-2003.


Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

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Description: Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection, Volumes I and II present the most important dramatic masterpieces and contemporary plays from the archive of the United States premiere radio theatre company. The plays—which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries—showcase leading actors from around the world recorded with state-of-art sound technology.  These curated titles can be used for research and instruction well beyond drama study as they give voice to underrepresented groups and address complicated historical, cultural, and social issues

The Austin American Statesman

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Description: AS THE LEADING newspaper in the capital of Texas, the historical Austin American Statesman provides researchers with unique insights into the political, economic, cultural, and social life of this important state, as well as the southwest U.S. from the late 19th through the 20th century. The paper has strong central Texas coverage, especially for political reporting. Founded in 1871, the newspaper started out as the Democratic Statesman. Its political origins were based on the state’s Democratic Party. By 1873 the paper began daily morning publication, and in 1914 the Democratic Statesman took over the Austin Tribune. The newly consolidated paper began to publish each afternoon as the Austin Statesman and Tribune. And, in November 1973, the Austin American and the Austin Statesman were combined and became the Austin American Statesman.
Coverage: 1871-1925.


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 - present


Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

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Description: Indexes more than 325 current and 3,080 retrospective U.S. and foreign journals on archeology, architecture, city planning, conservation and restoration, interior design, museums and sustainable design. Produced by the Getty Information Institute and Columbia University.
Coverage: 1977 - present.  City planning from 1930s to present.  Updated weekly.