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Audio collection covering classical, jazz, and world music, with particular strength in 20th and 21st century composers. Users can create playlists and can download the free NML iPhone app to listen to their playlists remotely.

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Coverage: 1973-present

Searchable, full-text database of working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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From GeoLytics, the NCDB offers normalized Census Tract data from 1970 - 2000 for all urban areas of the country. One can generate custom reports and maps within the NCDB. Files are easily imported into GIS software or other statistical packages for analysis.

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Extensive encyclopedia on the Greco-Roman classical world and its interactions with other cultures in antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

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Coverage: 1963-present

Full text of the New York Review of Books back to its first issue. Includes lengthy book reviews plus essays by major writers on politics, literature, and culture.

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Coverage: 2008-three months ago

Full image contents of The New York Times. Note that this version of the text is not searchable; you must already know the date of the issue you wish to see.

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Coverage: 1851-2012

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2012. (For an electronic version of articles from 2013 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)

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New York Times website. To access articles beyond the 10 per month that NYT makes freely available, use Lafayette's "passes": visit NYTimes.com/passes and use your Lafayette email address to create an account and/or log on. Once you log on, you will have full access to the website for 24 hours.

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Coverage: 1784-2004, majority of content 1807-2002

Database documenting the experiences in North America of immigrants from across the globe. The collection can be searched by facets such as 'age when writing', 'point of departure', and 'occupation', etc. or can be browsed by place ('where written', 'where sent', 'discussed'), nationality, and personal events experienced.