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Coverage: 1970-two years into future

Extensive macroeconomic time series data for OECD countries and non-OECD zones. Includes historical statistics as well as projections extending two years beyond the current date.


Coverage: 1998-present

Reviews of a country's economic performance, with a focus on recent trends and changes in policies. Print copies of many of these reviews may be borrowed from Skillman's collection.

Full-text, Reference

Searchable version of the Oxford English Dictionary, which traces the origins and usage of English words.

Full-text, Index

Tool that allows you to search across many library databases simultaneously (including the Library Catalog).

Full-text, Gateway

Searchable online library of freely available college-level textbooks in a variety of disciplines.


Textbase for researching major figures and time periods in British women's fiction. The collection contains profiles of authors' lives, career chronologies, and in-depth bibliographies (but NOT full text of individual works of literature).

Full-text, Visual resource

Authoritative reference works on art, including Grove Art Online and Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Contains images of major works important to the study of art history as well as artists' signatures and monograms.

Full-text, Reference

Scholarly, biographical articles on noteworthy people who inhabited or were connected with the British Isles. (Does not include information on people still living.)

Full-text, Reference

Scholarly encyclopedia covering historical, political, theoretical, and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. Includes coverage of world leaders, major historical and current events, organizations, and theories.


Collection of works on Islam and the Islamic world. Includes scholarly encyclopedia articles, Qur'anic materials, and primary sources.


Full-text of journals from Oxford University Press. Years covered vary by journal.


Authoritative reference works on music, including Grove Music Online.

Full-text, Reference

Electronic versions of Oxford dictionaries and other reference works covering many disciplines.