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Growing collection documenting works of art from around the world from prehistoric to contemporary times, representing the collections of prominent museums.

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1535-1920

Digital collection of over 1,200 books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean Islands. Can be searched or browsed by subject, genre, place of publication, language, etc.

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Database of high-quality peer-reviewed open access research in chemistry.

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A guide to styles for writing, editing, and publishing.

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Coverage: 1849-1992

Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1992.

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Full-text database of Chinese academic journals from a wide range of disciplines. Most of the articles are in Chinese, not English.

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Coverage: September 1988-present

Brief reviews of books and electronic resources for academic libraries. Also includes all editorial content from Choice magazine.

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Newspaper covering higher education.

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A combination of two databases indexing articles from Latin American journals. Clase covers humanities and social science journals from 1975 to the present; indexing is in Spanish only. PeriĆ³dica covers science and technology journals from 1978 to the present; indexing is in English and Spanish.

Database of classical music plus biographical information on composers.

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Index of papers from conferences, meetings, symposia, etc. in the sciences and social sciences. Includes a feature allowing you to search for publications that cite a known paper.

Audio collection of music from around the world. Includes reggae, worldbeat, Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, and more.

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Legislative information and analysis of "key votes" in the U.S. Congress. Biographical, political, and electoral data about members of Congress, plus information and data on the structure of the legislative branch.

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Coverage: 1991-present

Weekly reports on "hot" topics. Each report focuses on one topic and includes an explanation of the issues, a "pro and con" debate feature, a chronology, and a bibliography that can lead to additional resources. Especially useful for political and social issues.

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Summaries and analysis of major U.S. Supreme Court decisions with links to full text of cases. Also includes biographies of justices plus tools for analyzing voting records and opinion alignments.

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Data and analysis on U.S. presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, plus information on voter demographics and political parties. Includes biographical information on candidates and some election speeches.

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Coverage: 1983-present

News and analysis of the U.S. Congress. Includes status of major legislation and a record of votes.