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Social science datasets available for download and analysis in statistical software. Datasets are made available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Note: ICPSR data downloads from off-campus are currently not possible. If you would like to access ICPSR from off-campus for searching only, use this link instead of the one above.

Full-text, Index

Coverage: 1988-present

Database of all IEEE journals, transactions, conference proceedings, and standards, as well as journals of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Complete backfile to 1988 with select content back to 1893.


Coverage: c. 33 AD to 1550 AD

Database of medieval art relating to Christianity with full-text records for nearly 80,000 works of art dating from early apostolic times (ca. A.D. 33) to A.D. 1550. Includes nearly 100,000 images. Disclaimer: approximately 25% of images in the database are currently restricted and cannot be accessed. All other "public images" are available to view.


Coverage: 1908-1981

Index to law journals and other legal periodicals published from 1908-1981. (For access to more recent legal periodicals use LexisNexis Academic.)

Full-text, Index

Database of the tables of contents of over 25,000 journals. Useful for locating information on recent articles that have not yet been added to other indexes. Includes the full-text of some articles. (Look for the"S" in an orange box to identify full text.)


Full text of journals published by the Institute of Physics. Includes current issues, a ten-year backfile, and an archive with older issues.


Detailed histories of U.S. and international companies. Use the search box to find all company profiles available in electronic format. Older volumes are available in Skillman's print reference collection (HD2721 .I63)

Full-text, Reference

Revision (c.2008) of the classic first edition. Features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Data, Full-text

Coverage: 1935 to present

Database of U.S. national public opinion surveys. From The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research


Collection of databases, including Iter Bibliography, a bibliography and index of articles, books, essays, and book reviews on the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes coverage of art and literature.