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Wall Street Journal historical backfile

Full-Text
Coverage: 1889-2000

Electronic backfile of the Wall Street Journal from the first issue through 2000.


Wall Street Journal via ProQuest

Full-Text

Coverage: 1984-present

Full text of the Wall Street Journal. Includes limited images, charts and tables.


Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies

Full-Text

Directory and profiles of 100,000 U.S. companies. Can be searched by total sales, location, NAICS code, and more.


Washington Post historical backfile

Full-Text
Coverage: 1877-2001

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Washington Post from the first issue through 2001. You can also sign up with your Lafayette email for free, unlimited access to the content on WashingtonPost.com.)


Web of Science

Index

Index covering the journal literature of science, technology, and the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work. Includes citation metrics and funding information.


Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Full-Text, Reference

Reference source covering gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies.


Wiley Online Library

Full-Text

Collection of journals and books from Wiley-Blackwell publishers covering life, health, and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.


Women Writers Online

Full-Text

Full-text editions of texts by English and American women published between 1400 and 1850. From Northeastern University.


Women's Issues and Identities

Full-Text

Archive of primary sources documenting movements for women's rights throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, including movements for suffrage and reproductive rights.


Women's Magazine Archive

Full-Text
Coverage: 1885-2005

Archive containing cover-to-cover, color issues of 11 of the leading women's interest magazines from the 19th century through the 21st: Better Homes and Gardens, Chatelaine, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, Redbook, Seventeen, WIN News, and Women's Day.


World Cinema Collection

Visual Resource

Streaming collection of feature films spanning the silent era through contemporary international cinema. Covers classic and contemporary cinema from Africa, Asia (primarily China, Japan, and India), Europe (including Soviet films), Latin America, and the Middle East. 


World Databank

Data
Coverage: 1960-present

Country-level, time series data from the World Bank. Topics covered include demographics, the economy, the environment, health, and education. Data may be saved as Excel or ASCII files.


World of Learning

Reference

Directory of learned societies, research institutions, libraries, museums and institutions of higher education from around the world.


World Shakespeare Bibliography

Index

Coverage: 1972-present

Searchable bibliography with annotated entries for books, articles, reviews, and other materials related to Shakespeare.


WorldCat

Index

Catalog of books, videos, manuscripts, and other materials held by libraries across the country. Includes millions of records, so searches for narrow topics work best.