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Data, Gateway

Coverage: 1990 to present

Download digital maps covering a variety of US Census demographic categories for general reference purposes. GIS data in vector boundary files for spatial aggregations of tabular census data at all levels of the census hierarchy.

Gateway, Visual resource

The National Atlas provides geospatial information from the federal government. Printable Maps allows users to download complete maps covering a variety of themes. Map Maker is an online tool with which users can create custom maps at the city/town, county, or state level using select social, economic and geographic data. After the customized map is created online, users may download it in an image file.

Full-text, Reference

Authoritative source on industrial chemistry. Includes coverage of chemical substances and their production and application, process engineering, and environmental and occupational safety.


Contains information on currently published as well as discontinued periodicals. Includes searchable tables of contents for over 24,000 academic journals, plus reviews of periodicals from Magazines for Libraries and Library Journal.