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Index

Coverage: 1990 to present.

Index of journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada. The online version of the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies.

Full-text, Index

Index of basic journals across the disciplines and general interest magazines. Includes full text for many publications.

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Coverage: 1827-1855

Full text of African American newspapers from the 19th century.

Full-text, Index

Coverage: 1954-present

"Full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing."

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Collection of digitized African American newspapers from more than 35 states.

Index

Coverage: 1970-present

The premier index for agricultural literature. Produced by the National Agricultural Library.

Visual resource

Streaming collection of major drama and theater resources including all 37 of the BBC Shakespeare Plays, A History of Great Playwrights, and Hollywood's Greatest Directors. All titles feature closed captioning.

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Interface that allows you to search across three digitized newspaper collections: Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.

Index

Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.

Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Subjects include area studies, folklore, government, historiography, political science, popular culture, and urban history.

Full-text

Coverage: varies

Full text of chemistry and chemical engineering journals published by the American Chemical Society from their first issue to the current issue.

Full-text, Visual resource

Collection of primary sources relating to the history and culture of the United States from the Library of Congress.

Full-text, Reference

Scholarly biographical articles on people who have influenced American history and culture. (Does not include information on people still living.)

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Digitized images from American magazines and journals that originated between 1741 and 1900. Includes general interest magazines, children's publications, women's magazines, and literary and professional journals.

Database of American roots music, including country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, and shape note singing. Songs are categorized by historical event as well as musicians, genres, etc.

Resources for genealogical research from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K. and other European countries. Includes census, immigration, and military records, city directories and church histories, court documents, as well as some maps, photos, and oral histories.

Index

Coverage: 1996-present

Bibliography of works on Greco-Roman antiquity.

Full-text, Index

Coverage: 1920-present

Index of books, articles, and other publications on literature in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Covers more British publications than MLA International Bibliography. Includes links to some full text. From the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).

Full-text, Index

Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present

Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.

Index

Coverage: late 19th century-present.

Index of journal articles and essays in the fields of anthropology and archaeology. A combination of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Anthropological Index and Harvard University's Anthropological Literature.

Full-text

Full text of journals from the American Anthropological Association from their first issues through current issues. For off-campus access to AnthroSource use http://0-http://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com.libcat.lafayette.edu/.

Index

Coverage: 1983-present.

Indexes core periodicals in engineering and other technical fields.

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Full text of journals from the American Physical Society from their initial volumes through the current year.

Database for locating archival materials (manuscripts, personal papers, historical documents) available at libraries, museums, and archives.

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Collection of seven different document archives covering Freedom Riders in the South (1961), Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States (1930-44), Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers (1942-45), the National Farm Worker Ministry (1939-85), the Mexican Revolution (1910-24), the National Domestic Workers Union (1965-79), and the U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam (1950-54).

Data, Full-text

Coverage: 2000-present (conflict reports); 1997-present (data).

Database on international and internal conflicts as well as terrorism. Includes analyses of current situation and historical background. Also includes data on topics such as weapons, troops, fatalities, and refugees. From the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Full-text, Index

Index of journals, magazines, and other publications covering art, architecture, archaeology, and related fields. Coverage dates vary. Earliest indexing goes back to 1914; earliest full text back to 1930; majority of coverage begins in 1980s.

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Two databases--Literature Resource Center and LitFinder--for researching authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Contains full text of literary works, journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, and biographical information.

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Coverage: 1604-2008

Research environment for finding primary sources. Currently searches across four platforms: 17th & 18th Burney Collection of newspapers; Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO); The Times of London Digital Archive 1785-2008; and The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.

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Collection of digitized French resources. Includes FRANTEXT, a database of literary, philosophical, scientific and technical texts from the 12th through the 20th centuries, as well as digitized versions of important 18th century French encyclopedia and dictionaries.

Tool that allows you to see if the full-text of an article is available in the Lafayette Libraries' print or electronic collections. Use when you already have a reference to an article.

Index

Coverage: 1999-present.

Index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.

Visual resource

Searchable image collection covering the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Includes access to the Archivision collections and Lafayette's own collection of images. Capabilities include: user-created image groups that can be easily shared with others, export to Powerpoint and OIV (Offline Image Viewer) presentation tools, image citation export, and mobile device accessibility.

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Coverage: 1991-present.

Searchable archive of research papers in the fields of physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer sciences. Hosted by Cornell University under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.

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Full-text of journals and conference proceedings from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Journal coverage goes back to 1995; conference proceedings to 1999. For an index of ASCE publications back to 1970 use the ASCE CE Database.

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Standard source for information on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for building construction and maintenance.

Full-text, Index

Index of journals, conference proceedings and ebooks from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Contains full-text of some journals. If you are asked to purchase content, please request the article via interlibrary loan.

Index

Coverage: 1949-present.

Indexes general-interest and scholarly articles, book reviews, book chapters, and theses relating to religious concepts. Emphasis is on Christianity.