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Coverage: 1963-present (patents); 1973-present (patent citations)

Database of information on international patents in chemical, electrical and electronic, and mechanical engineering. Allows for patent citation searching.

Full-text, Reference

Biographical information on the men and women who shaped Africa's history from earliest times to the present.

Full-text, Reference

Biographical dictionary covering the "lives of Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland."


Searchable dictionary of Medieval Latin vocabulary, focusing on sources from British Medieval Latin texts.

Full-text, Reference

Online edition of Huguet's dictionary of Renaissance French.

Streaming video of British theater productions plus supplementary study and teaching materials.


Coverage: 1861-present

Index of dissertations and theses from institutions in the United States, and more selectively, Canada, Britain, and other European countries. Abstracts are included for dissertations from 1980 to the present and for master's theses from 1988 to the present. (For openly accessible dissertations and theses, see Open Access Theses and Dissertations.)

Visual resource

Database of streaming documentaries from distributors such as: Bullfrog films, Icarus Films, Collective Eye Films, National Film Board of Canada, and Scorpion TV. Particularly strong in Environmental Studies, although there is plenty of great material across disciplines.


An online edition of four directories: Directory of poetry publishers, Directory of small press/magazine editors & publishers, International directory of little magazines & small presses, and Small press record of books in print. Useful for those interested in publishing their writing or studying the publishing industry.