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This database provides full-text access to over 7,500 historic periodicals published between 1684 and 1912, digitized from the extensive collections of the American Antiquarian Society, a major research library of pre-twentieth century American history and culture. The periodicals cover a vast array of subjects, including agriculture, applied science and technology, art and literature, business, education, music, politics, religion, and women's studies, and they offer students and faculty broad access to unique source material for research into American history and culture prior to the twentieth century. The database contains scanned page images of the original periodicals, and it supports the bookmarking and annotation of individual documents with a personal account, the export of documents to PDF format, and the ability to create direct links to specific documents.
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The BMJ Best Practice database is designed to assist health professionals make accurate and effective diagnosis and treatment decisions. Containing regularly updated research evidence, guidelines and expert opinion, the database covers prevention, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for a wide variety of conditions. Contents include condition, assessment, and overview monographs; a drugs database containing information on dosing, availability, formulations, side effects and contraindications; and a collection of patient education leaflets providing summary information on conditions and their causes, treatment options, and other useful information, supporting shared decision-making between patients and healthcare professionals.
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The Business and Management Collection, produced by Henry Stewart Talks (HSTalks), consists of over 1,000 video lectures and case studies by experts from commerce, industry, the professions and academia.
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This e-book collection provides full-text and fully-illustrated access to over 140 titles for elementary school children (grades K-5) and are excellent resources for teachers. The books can be viewed through our subscription web site, and students are invited to create their own personal account on the site - called a "Backpack account" - to help store and manage your favorite titles, "check out" books for use on a personal e-reader, and store notes about e-books. Several training videos are available from the "Help" link to orient you to the site.
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This full-text database contains a large collection of materials useful for research in the areas of law, public policy, government, politics, and history. Contents include the U.S. Code and Statutes at Large, the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Supreme Court reports, Congressional, Presidential, and Federal agency documents and reports, treaties, constitutions, legislative histories, and U.S. Attorney General opinions, reports, and publications. It also includes over 2,400 law journals, publications from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU's School of Law, over 10,000 classic texts in law and legal studies, the complete Foreign Relations of the United States series, the Pentagon Papers, and specialized collections on religion and the law and women and the law. Personal accounts can be created to store "bookmarks" and notes for selected documents, and to save search queries for re-use.
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The IPA Source database, designed for singers, teachers, and all those interested in the correct and knowledgeable performance of vocal literature, contains the largest collection of literal translations and International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal of IPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation of foreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer may imbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. IPA Source offers over 12,000 texts to works for the solo voice in Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, and English.
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The Morningstar Investment Research Center offers real-time access to comprehensive data and independent analysis on thousands of investments, spanning mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds, and closed-end funds. Customized to meet any organization’s needs, Investment Research Center serves all levels of investors with a range of dynamic tools and thoughtful perspectives to help them make more informed investment decisions.

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Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) is a major source of news, legal, and business information, containing over 15,000 full-text publications. The database provides current local, regional, national and international newspapers, broadcast media transcripts, newswires, and blogs. The legal section offers federal and state statutes, administrative codes, court opinions, briefs, pleadings and motions, administrative materials, law reviews and legal news. The business sections contains information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives, including company profiles, SEC filings, analyst reports, directories, and more. Nexis Uni also offers several useful personalized features for students and faculty who create individual accounts on the database after logging in, including the ability to customize the home page, save searches for later re-use, create search alerts on topics of interest, bookmark documents for later viewing, and retain search history to identify previously-viewed documents. With a personal account, students and faculty can also collaborate by creating and sharing research folders, sharing search strings, and highlighting or annotating documents in a folder.
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This full-text database provides a wealth of primary and secondary source materials for research into the history of slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. It includes legal case and trial transcripts and court opinions, debates, histories, legislative and other government reports, letters, literary works, pamphlets, poems and songs, conference and convention proceedings, organizational reports, slave narratives, memoirs, sermons and speeches, legal treatises, and other materials. Over 1,400 titles representing every perspective from pro-slavery advocacy to radical abolitionism are included. Approximately 75 percent of the materials in the database were originally published in the nineteenth century, but the database also includes both 18th and 20th century works. Personal accounts can be created to store "bookmarks" and notes for selected documents, and to save search queries for re-use.
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