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Collection of historical and current state-level data covering health care, crime, education, economy, and many more.
Digitized maps of towns or cities in Pennsylvania originally created for use by fire insurance companies. Maps are drawn to a scale of 50 feet to an inch; list street blocks and building numbers; and are coded for building materials used. For color versions of those maps, see the collection hosted by Penn State's map library. For Sanborn Maps in areas other than Pennsylvania, see Sanborn Maps from the Library of Congress.
Collection of scientific, technical, and medical journals published by Elsevier.
Electronic version of Chemical Abstracts, an index of articles, patents, technical reports, and other materials covering chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. Includes a feature that allows users to search by drawing chemical structures.
Online collection of scholarly essays in Shakespeare studies and production. This resource is fully searchable across volumes or can be browsed by theme, volume, author, etc
Music from the Smithsonian Folkways collection and from other music archives around the world. Strong in American folk and other "roots" music. Includes spoken word recordings, such as poets reading their works.
Online application for locating and mapping US Census data and other demographic resources. Maps created on Social Explorer can be exported as images. To download the data itself in tabular and GIS formats see National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS).
Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text
Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 1998.
Database of research funding opportunities with information on over 40,000 grants and foundations, including all federal agencies
Database of abstracts from physics journals and conference proceedings. Some links to full text included.
Collection of scientific, technical, and medical journals and books published by Springer. Lafayette users have access to the full text of journals in this collection from 1997 to the present and the full text of books from 2005 through the present.
Database of business and investment information, including company profiles, financial data, and stock, bond, and mutual fund reports. Includes S&P's Industry Surveys and Register of Corporations.
Collection of digitized British government records from the National Archives of the UK. These full-color manuscript scans cover the reigns of George I and George II, and part of the reign of George III. The content details the inner workings of the government during such major events as the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745, the Seven Years' War, and the majority of the American Revolutionary War.
Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries
Compendium of U.S. economic, social, and political data. A good first stop when you're looking for statistics.
Streaming access to major motion pictures for educational purposes only. This link will allow instructors to request films for classes (login required) and allow all other users to access those films that have been licensed.