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    • 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers  Icon
      Full-text 17th and 18th century British newspapers


    • ABC-Clio ebook collection  Icon
      Introductory books covering history, popular culture and more
    • Academic search complete  Icon
      Scholarly and general interest sources in all fields.
    • Access world news  Icon
      Regional, national, and international newspapers, 1980's-present.
    • AccessMedicine  Icon
      Textbooks, images and illustrations, self-assessment, case files, and diagnostic tools.
    • AccessPharmacy  Icon
      Select a core curriculum topic, browse by organ system, review textbooks, or search pharmacy references.
    • AccessSurgery  Icon
      Textbooks, multimedia, images, drug information, quick answers sources.
    • AccessUN  Icon
      United Nations documents and publications.
    • ACLS humanities e-books  Icon
      Major academic books in fields ranging from area studies to sociology.
    • ACM digital library  Icon
      Association of Computing Machinery journals, magazines, and conference proceedings.
    • ACS publications  Icon
      American Chemical Society publications.
    • African American newspapers of the 19th century  Icon
      Full-text collection of eight 19th century African American newspapers
    • African newspapers  Icon
      Full-text collection of 40+ African newspapers dating from 1800 to 1922
    • African writers series  Icon
      Full-text collection of 250+ key texts by African writers
    • Agricola
      Index to articles and books covering all aspects of agriculture
    • AGU's digital library  Icon
      American Geophysical Union publications.
    • AIAA ARC  Icon
      Aerospace Research Central: American Institute of Aeornautics and Astronautics publications.
    • Alt-PressWatch  Icon
      Selected newspapers, magazines, and journals of the alternative and independent press.
    • America, history & life  Icon
      Major index to articles on American and Canadian history
    • American Film Institute catalog  Icon
      National filmography for American films. Includes citations for trade journals from the silent era to 1971.
    • American Indian experience  Icon
      Reference content, primary documents, and images illustrating the histories and cultures of the Native peoples of North America.
    • American periodicals  Icon
      Full-text collection of 18th, 19th and some early 20th century American magazines
    • American song  Icon
      Audio tracks of songs illustrating American history. Includes some of political campaigns, Civil Rights, anti-war protests, and more.
    • American state papers  Icon
      Full-text access to U.S. Congressional materials which cover many aspects of early American history dating from 1789 through 1838.
    • Ancestry  Icon
      Genealogical records including census, military, immigration, marriage, yearbooks, biographical dictionaries, birth and other material.
    • Annee philologique  Icon
      Bibliography of scholarly works relating to Greek and Roman civilization, 1924-2009.
    • Annual bibliography of English language and literature  Icon
      Sources related to English language and literature, 1920 to present.
    • Annual reviews  Icon
      Literature reviews in the biomedical/life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences.
    • AnthropologyPlus  Icon
      Sources in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.
    • AnthroSource  Icon
      Access to journals and bulletins through the American Anthropological Association.
    • AP images  Icon
      Associated Press archive of news photographs dating back to 1826.
    • Archival Research Catalog
      The National Archives' nationwide holdings in the Washington, DC area, Regional Archives and Presidential Libraries
    • ArchiveGrid  Icon
      Database of archival collection descriptions, including historical documents, personal papers, and family histories around the world.
    • Arctic and Antarctic Regions  Icon
      Articles and other material on all aspects of the polar regions
    • Art abstracts + Art Index Retrospective  Icon
      A comprehensive resource for information about art, including peer-reviewed journals, art dissertations, magazines, and art reproductions. 1929 to present.
    • Arts & humanities citation index  Icon
      Multidisciplinary database of leading journals from the arts and humanities, as well as some selected relevant scientific and social sciences journals. (Web of Science)
    • ARTstor  Icon
      Search over one million digital images in the fields of the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences.
    • ASABE technical library  Icon
      American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers publications. Includes standards, journals, textbooks, conference proceedings, and books.
    • ASFA: Aquatic sciences and fisheries abstracts  Icon
      ASFA is an international database for marine, freshwater and brackish water resources with coverage from the early 1900's forward. Subjects include aquaculture, fisheries, marine and freshwater environments, marine technology, meteorology, oceanography, and marine policy and legislation.
    • ASM handbooks  Icon
      ASM Handbooks on metal engineering
    • ASTM Standards and engineering digital library  Icon
      Standards, technical reports, journal articles, and books covering a broad range of engineering disciplines.
    • ATLA religion database with ATLASerials  Icon
      Major religion and theology journals, book reviews, and essays related to all fields of religion.
    • Avery index to architectural periodicals  Icon
      Index to publications in architecture, urban design, urban planning, interior design, and historic preservation from 1741 to present day.


    • Bibliographie der deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft  Icon
      German literature and linguistics sources, 1985 to present.
    • Bibliography of Asian studies  Icon
      English language publications in all subject areas, especially the humanities and the social sciences, related to East, Southeast, and South Asia.
    • Bibliography of linguistic literature  Icon
      Journal articles, conference papers, books, dissertations, and Festschrifts about general linguistics as well as English, German and Romance linguistics.
    • Biography reference bank  Icon
      Biographical articles, images and abstracts from leading magazines and journals on a wide range of people from antiquity to present.
    • BioOne abstracts and indexes  Icon
      Collection of high-impact bioscience research journals.
    • BIOSIS citation index  Icon
      Comprehensive coverage of international life science journal and meeting literature, 1969 to present.
    • BIOSIS previews  Icon
      Comprehensive coverage of international life science journal and meeting literature from 1969 to present.
    • bizjournals  Icon
      Current business news from major metropolitan newspapers across the country, including access to the local Puget Sound Business Journal.
    • Black drama  Icon
      Online collection of plays written by African American playwrights.
    • Black studies center  Icon
      Scholarly and general interest sources and historical newspapers and other primary sources on the Black experience from ancient past to present. day.
    • Black Studies in Video  Icon
      Video collection includes documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage
    • Books 24/7  Icon
      Engineering & computer science related books.
    • Books@Ovid  Icon
      Medical & nursing books.
    • British periodicals  Icon
      Full-text collection of 18th, 19th and some early 20th century British magazines
    • Business source complete  Icon
      Magazines, newspapers and journals in all business disciplines.


    • C19, the nineteenth century index  Icon
      Comprehensive coverage of the 19th Century (1790-1919) with access to books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives from 14 leading collections.
    • CAB Direct  Icon
      Publications across the applied life sciences, including Agriculture, Environmental Science, Veterinary Science, Microbiology and Parasitology, Plant Science, Human Health and Food Science.
    • Cambridge histories online  Icon
      Renown book series on history, language, literature and more.
    • Cambridge University Press e-journals  Icon
      Hundreds of peer-reviewed scholarly journals published by the Cambridge University Press in a wide range of subject areas.
    • Camio  Icon
      Collection of images of works of art from prominent museums around the world dating from prehistoric to contemporary times and covering a wide range of forms and mediums.
    • Canadian research index  Icon
      Index of Canadian government publications including federal, territorial, and municipal documents.
    • Career insider
      Downloadable career guides, company snapshots, industry overviews, occupational profiles and career advice
    • Cataloger's desktop  Icon
      Access to the most widely used cataloging documentation resources, including the Anglo American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress Rule interpretations, the latest MARC formats and code lists, and more. Requires individual account creation.
    • CBCA reference & current events  Icon
      Canadian Business & Current Affairs provides in-depth access to a wide variety of Canadian periodicals, from academic titles to special interest publications to general magazines.
    • Center for Research Libraries catalog
      Newspapers, journals, documents, archives and other research materials, with emphasis on materials produced outside the U.S.
    • CHEMnetBASE  Icon
      Collection of chemistry dictionaries and handbooks, including The Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Combined Chemical Dictionary, Properties of Organic Compounds, and more.
    • Children's core collection  Icon
      Annotated list of fiction and non-fiction books, magazines and web resources recommended for children in preschool-6th grade. Includes book reviews and professional journal sources.
    • China Academic Journals - CAJ (Zhongguo qi kan quan wen shu ju ku - CJFD)  Icon
      Chinese language journals from mainland China, covering literature, history, philosophy, economics, politics, law, and education. Sections F, G, H, & J only.
    • China core newspapers full-text database  Icon
      Articles in mainland China newspapers, covering literature, history, philosophy, economics, politics, law and education.
    • China data online  Icon
      Economic, population, financial and industrial statistics; spatial and census data for China.
    • Chinamaxx digital libraries  Icon
      Massive collection of Chinese books.
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      Reviews of books for academic library collections, 1987 to present.
    • CINAHL plus with full text  Icon
      Literature in nursing and allied health disciplines, 1932 to present.
    • Classical music library  Icon
      Streaming audio of over 10,000 recordings from the collections of more than 20 independent classical music labels.
    • ClinicalKey  Icon
      Selected medical texts, medical journals, practice guidelines, drug information, patient handouts & CME materials
    • Cochrane library  Icon
      Consists of Cochrane database of systematic reviews (CDSR); Database of abstracts of reviews of effectiveness (DARE); Cochrane controlled trials register (CCTR); and Cochrane review methodology database (CRMD). 2005 to present
    • CogNet Library  Icon
      Brain science books plus related journals & encyclopedias
    • Columbia Granger's World of poetry  Icon
      Full text poems and citations for poems in anthologies, poetry commentaries and biographies of poets. Includes a subject index to poems, audio files for poetry readings and a glossary of literary terms.
    • Communication & mass media complete  Icon
      Journal articles in communication, mass media and related fields.
    • Compendex  Icon
      Comprehensive and interdisciplinary coverage of the world's literature in every field of engineering, 1884 - present.
    • Complete database for Japanese magazines and periodicals from the Meiji era to the present (Koseisha)  Icon
      Major database for periodical articles published in Japanese, including local periodicals not present in other indexes. 1868 to present.
    • Computerized Index to Philippine Periodical Articles (CIPPA)  Icon
      Articles from over one hundred popular magazines, journals and leading newspapers published in the Philippines, 1988 to the present.
    • Contemporary world music online  Icon
      Streaming audio of music genres from every continent. Includes reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.
    • Coptic Gnostic Library Online  Icon
      Nag Hammadi codices
    • Corporate reference library  Icon
      Corporate information and history, including name changes, acquisitions, acronyms, corporate family connections and stockholder equity. Updated continuously.
    • Counseling & therapy in video  Icon
      Col­lec­tion of video for the study of counseling in social work, psy­chother­apy, psy­chol­ogy, and psy­chi­atry. Includes ses­sions and demon­stra­tions, con­sul­ta­tions, lec­tures, pre­sen­ta­tions, and inter­views.
    • CQ Researcher plus Archive  Icon
      Reports, summaries, and pro/con views on a range of current issues,1923-present.
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      Congressional Quarterly supplies articles and information about public policy issues, politics and positions. Tracks Congressional bills.
    • Criminal justice abstracts  Icon
      Publications in criminology and related disciplines; international in scope.
    • Current index to legal periodicals  Icon
      Current legal articles organized by subject from the last 6 weeks compiled by the Gallagher Law Library.
    • Current index to statistics  Icon
      Pure and applied statistics, 1970's-present


    • Daily life through history  Icon
      Primary documents, essays, images, maps, and timelines depicting daily life around the world and throughout history
    • Dance in video  Icon
      Dance productions and documentaries in ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, modern and improvisational dance by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century.
    • Database of recorded american music (DRAM)  Icon
      Music recordings, including streaming audio, liner notes, and essays from important labels like New World Records, Composers Recordings, and others. Covers a wide range of music genres and performers.
    • DBpia  Icon
      Korean language academic and professional journals, conference proceedings, e-books, WebDB, and video lectures covering a wide range of subjects.
    • Design and applied arts index  Icon
      Articles, news, and reviews covering design and applied arts. 1973-present.
    • Digital national security archive  Icon
      Collection of declassified US government documents. Includes primary documents, glossaries, chronologies, bibliographies, overviews, and photographs.
    • DigiZeitschriften das deutsche digitale Zeitschriftenarchiv  Icon
      The German Digital Journal Archive provides archival runs of more than 180 German journals in all subject areas.
    • Directory of open access journals
      A collection of quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
    • Duxiu  Icon
      Index of Chinese books and articles plus some video; some fulltext
    • Dynamed  Icon
      Clinical reference tool with summaries for diseases, disorders, and symptoms, with information on etiology, associated conditions, history and research findings, differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing, prognosis, treatment, prevention, and links to patient information.


    • Early American imprints, 1639-1800  Icon
      Early American books, pamphlets, broadsides and rare printed materials. Covers materials printed through the early 1900s.
    • Early American Newspapers Series II  Icon
      Collection of 50+ newspapers dating from 1736-1900 with most covering the period 1820-1860
    • Early English books online  Icon
      Digital reproductions of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
    • EBL ebook library  Icon
      Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers.
    • Ebrary  Icon
      Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers.
    • EBSCOhost ebook collection  Icon
      Books on all subjects from a wide range of academic publishers.
    • EconLit  Icon
      Comprehensive collection of articles, books, dissertations, working papers and book reviews on economics. 1886-present.
    • Economist intelligence unit  Icon
      Economic, political, and business profiles by country.
    • Education Source  Icon
      Education related articles and books
    • eDuke books scholarly collection  Icon
      Books on all subjects published by Duke University Press.
    • eHRAF World Cultures  Icon
      Info on cultures & ethnic groups
    • Eighteenth century collections online  Icon
      Over 136,000 18th century English-language publications in the humanities, arts, and sciences; full-text
    • Electronic Enlightenment  Icon
      Edited letters and documents of the early modern period; full-text
    • EMBASE  Icon
      Biomedical and pharmaceutical journals and conference proceedings
    • Encyclopaedia of Islam  Icon
      Major research tool for all topics relating to Islam; only 2nd & 3rd edition online, 1st edition print only
    • Engineering village 2  Icon
      Information sources in applied science and engineering
    • ENGnetBASE engineering handbooks online  Icon
      Engineering handbooks.
    • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive  Icon
      Core 20th c. US and UK trade mag­a­zines cov­er­ing film, music, broad­cast­ing & the­ater
    • Environmental sciences and pollution management  Icon
      Environmental sciences literature
    • ERIC (EBSCO)  Icon
      Education-related literature, from pre-K through adult education.
    • ERIC (ProQuest)  Icon
      Education-related literature, from pre-K through adult education.
    • Essential evidence plus  Icon
      Evidence-based, point-of-care clinical decision support system with access to over 13,000 topics, guidelines, abstracts, and summaries
    • Ethnic newsWatch  Icon
      Journal, magazine, and newspaper articles from ethnic and minority presses covering 1959-present; full-text
    • Ethnographic Video Online  Icon
      Collection of classic and contemporary ethnographic documentaries.
    • European views of the Americas, 1493-1750  Icon
      Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750 and covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.


    • Factiva  Icon
      Access to all editions of Dow Jones publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Barrons, and thousands of other publications and business reports.
    • Facts & Comparisons eAnswers  Icon
      Drug information for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals that provides several clinical calculators and other useful interactive tools.
    • Family studies abstracts  Icon
      Publications in areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
    • FIAF databases  Icon
      Includes the International Index to Film Periodicals, the International Index to Television Periodicals, the Treasures from the Film Archives, and the International Directory of Film and TV Documentation Collections.
    • Fiction core collection  Icon
      Annotated list of English language classic and contemporary works of fiction recommended for a general adult audience.
    • Film index international  Icon
      Index of films - from the first silent movies to the latest blockbusters - and biographical information. Includes information on film prizes and awards and article citations from the early 20th century to the present.
    • Film Literature Index  Icon
      International articles on film, television, and video published 1976-2001. 1973+ available in print in Suzzallo Reference
    • Filmakers Library  Icon
      Over 1000 humanities and social science oriented documentaries.
    • First research  Icon
      Industry intelligence for sales teams; includes industry profiles, state profiles, and metrics to find business opportunities and identify risks.
    • Foreign broadcast information service electronic index  Icon
      Index to the FBIS Daily Reports issued by the U.S. Government. Translations of broadcasts, news agency transmissions, newspapers, periodicals, and government statements from nations around the world. Covers 1975-1996.
    • Forrester  Icon
      Research and analysis on technology related issues and their impact on businesses and consumers. Use limited to current UW students, faculty, and staff; registration required.


    • Gale Directory Library  Icon
      Online directories including Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, and Market Share Reporter.
    • Gale virtual reference library  Icon
      Online histories, encyclopedias, almanacs, data compilations, works of literary analysis, and other reference sources. Includes introductory resources for most subject areas.
    • Gartner  Icon
      Comprehensive collection of research and analysis on IT industries, including management, finance and policy issues.
    • GBV Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund  Icon
      Web portal of the GBV Common Library Network, (Gemeinsamer Bibliotheksverbund) of Germany, offers links to library catalogs in Germany and a variety of databases.
    • Geobase  Icon
      Multidisciplinary database on earth sciences, ecology, geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy, and nature conservation.
    • GeoRef  Icon
      Geosciences literature of the world, including maps, government reports, and dissertations. Subjects include: environmental and engineering geology, hydrology, economic geology, geophysics, petrology, paleontology, marine geology and oceanography, and mineralogy.
    • Global development finance
      World Bank portal to development statistical data for developing countries and time series indicators, 1970 - 2010. Includes financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing countries.
    • Global Financial Data  Icon
      Comprehensive economic and financial time-series database covering 150 countries and 6,500 different data series.
    • Global health  Icon
      Global public health research and practice, including abstracts of journals, reports, books and conferences.
    • Global road warrior  Icon
      Country information for travelers. Includes information on business, human rights, education, and more.
    • Google Scholar  
      Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including theses, books, abstracts and articles.
    • GrantSelect  Icon
      Funding opportunities from more than 5,100 sponsoring organizations.
    • GreenFILE  Icon
      Multi-disciplinary database covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
    • Grove music online  Icon
      Comprehensive compendium of music scholarship.
    • Guide to reference  Icon
      Selective guide to the best reference sources, organized by academic discipline.


    • Hanguk ui chisik kontench Korean database  Icon
      Full-text collection of Korean texts including classics.
    • HAPI online  Icon
      Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) is a source for citations and online journal articles about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.
    • Hathi trust
      Digital library of books and journals scanned by a partnership of major research institutions and libraries.
    • Health and psychosocial instruments  Icon
      Information on measurement instruments (questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, coding schemes, rating scales, etc.) in the fields of health and psychosocial sciences.
    • Health source consumer edition  Icon
      Consumer health magazines, pamphlets, health reference books, and Clinical Reference Systems reports.
    • Health source nursing  Icon
      Journals in medical disciplines with a concentration on nursing and allied health.
    • Health technology assessment database  Icon
      Evaluation of medical procedures, medicine, health economics, social and ethical aspects conducted by member agencies of International Network of Agencies for Health Technology Assessment.
    • Hein online  Icon
      Digitized legal journals, reviews, U.S. government documents, regulations, laws, and treaties.
    • Historical abstracts  Icon
      Major index to articles covering world history (with the exception of the US and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
    • Historical statistics of the United States  Icon
      Fully searchable and downloadable edition of the standard source for facts about American history. Allows customized tables and spreadsheets.
    • History of science, technology, and medicine  Icon
      Index to journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book reviews, and dissertations in the history of science, technology, medicine, and allied historical fields; covers 1975 to the present.
    • Hoover's online  Icon
      Company information, including company profiles, corporate directory, market quotes, and business news.
    • House of Commons parliamentary papers  Icon
      Parliamentary papers including Bills, Command Papers, Reports & Hansard's debates for the 19th & 20th centuries (through the 2003/2004 session).
    • Human rights documents  Icon
      Wide variety of documents from hundreds of non-governmental organizations concerned with human rights and social justice around the world.
    • Humanities & social sciences index retrospective  Icon
      Journal articles in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields from humanities and social sciences journals. 1907-1984.


    • IBISWorld  Icon
      Includes U.S. Industry Market Research module, Global industry reports, and China industry reports.
    • IEEE Xplore  Icon
      IEEE publications, including transactions, journals, magazines, conference proceedings, and standards in electrical engineering, computer science, physics, bioengineering, aerospace, and related fields.
    • IMD world competitiveness online  Icon
      Comprehensive database on the competitiveness of nations. Includes 17-year time series from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook.
    • IMechE proceedings archive  Icon
      Technical papers, obituaries, meeting reports, technical drawings, and editorial comment from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and Institution of Automobile Engineers. 1847-1996.
    • Index Islamicus  Icon
      Bibliography of books and index of articles in periodicals on Islam and the Muslim world.
    • Index of Christian art  Icon
      Information on thousands of photographic reproductions of Christian art in the east and west from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400. Not restricted to art produced within ecclesiastical contexts or theological in theme.
    • Index to foreign legal periodicals  Icon
      Periodicals on law of countries other than the United States, the British Isles, and the British Commonwealth.
    • Index to Jewish periodicals  Icon
      Comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories on contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs.
    • Index to theses  Icon
      Index to theses accepted for higher degrees by the universities of Great Britain and Ireland and the Council for National Academic Awards. 1970-1986.
    • INSPEC  Icon
      Publications in physics, engineering, communications, computer science, information technology, and related fields.
    • International bibliography of art  Icon
      Definitive resource for scholarly literature on western art. IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and includes the most recent index records that were created by the Getty Research Institute as part of BHA.
    • International bibliography of theater & dance  Icon
      Scholarly journals, popular magazines, and monographs in theatre and dance.
    • International directory of company histories  Icon
      Concise histories of over 8,500 companies; the companies may appear in more than one volume
    • International financial statistics  Icon
      All aspects of international and domestic finance, with history to 1948.
    • International medieval bibliography  Icon
      Multidisciplinary bibliography of the Middle Ages, 300-1500. Articles from journals, collected essays, conference proceedings and Festschriften.
    • International pharmaceutical abstracts  Icon
      Worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and health related literature.
    • International Philosophical Bibliography = Répertoire bibliographique de la philosophie  Icon
      Bibliography of purely philosophical publications.
    • IPoll databank  Icon
      Public opinion data from the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research. Includes data from academic, commercial and media survey organizations such as Gallup Organization, Harris Interactive, Pew Research Associates, and more. 1935 to present.


    • Japan knowledge  Icon
      Full-text collection of Japanese encyclopedias, dictionaries and other works.
    • Jazz discography  Icon
      General discography of all categories of recorded jazz, 1896 to present; must be on campus to use
    • Journal citation reports  Icon
      Tool for ranking journals according to their citation influence.
    • JSTOR  Icon
      Back issues of scholarly journals in all disciplines.
    • JSTOR plant science  Icon
      Botanical resources from dozens of research institutions. Includes planty type specimens, scientific research articles and correspondence dating back hundreds of years.


    • Kdatabase Hangukhak chonja tosogwan  Icon
      Scholarship on all topics related to modern and contemporary Korea.
    • KISS Hanguk ui haeksim chisik chongbo chawon  Icon
      Korean language academic journal articles.
    • KLGonline das kritische Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur KLG  Icon
      German language biographical & critical information on modern German authors.
    • Knovel  Icon
      Engineering and science books including ASM Handbooks.
    • Kompass  Icon
      Information on companies, products, executives' names, and trade and brand names in over 60 countries.
    • KoreaA2Z  Icon
      Annals of the Choson dynasty history, national code and a register of names of civil officers and employees of the Choson dynasty.
    • Koseisha Index of Japanese Periodicals  Icon
      Major database for periodical articles published in Japanese, including local periodicals not present in other indexes. 1868 to present.


    • Latin American Newspapers  Icon
      Collection of historical Latin American newspapers. Includes 50 newspapers published between 1805 and 1922 in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Guyana, Mexico, Peru, Trinidad and Venezuela.
    • Latin American women writers  Icon
      Extensive collection of prose, poetry, and drama composed by women writing in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Also included are essays by Latin American feminists and about the feminist movement.
    • Latino American Experience  Icon
      History and culture of Latinos living in the United States including images, primary documents, Spanish-language content, a timeline, and vetted Web sites.
    • Left Index  Icon
      A guide to the diverse literature of the left, with an emphasis on political, economic, social and culturally engaged scholarship both inside and outside of academia.
    • Legal Collection  Icon
      Material from nearly 250 of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, a source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.
    • LegalTrac  Icon
      Collection of major legal publications, including law reviews, legal newspapers, specialty publications, Bar Association journals and internationallegal journals.
    • LexisNexis Academic  Icon
      Articles from major newspapers worldwide, law reviews and journals, federal and state cases and statutes, federal regulations, tax materials, patents, and more.
    • LGBT studies in video online  Icon
      Films, documentaries, interviews and archival footage exploring the cultural and political evolution of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. International in scope.
    • Library & Information Science Abstracts  Icon
      Articles from library and information science journals, with an emphasis on journals published in the United Kingdom and countries other than the United States. Covers 1969 to the present.
    • Library and Information Science Source  Icon
      Articles from library and information-science journals, with emphasis on journals published in the United States.
    • Library PressDisplay  Icon
      Hundreds of current (last 60 days only) newspapers from more than 95 countries, displayed in their original page image format.
    • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts  Icon
      Literature on the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Includes descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.
    • Literary index
      Master index to a large set of literary reference sources. Includes literary criticism and biographical information on works and authors from a wide range of periods and genres.
    • Literature criticism online  Icon
      Access to a rich collection of literature criticism series that cover a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres.
    • Literature online  Icon
      Library of thousands of works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, as well as literature journals, author biographies and other critical and reference resources.
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      Articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines, critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, and biographies on a wide range of authors, works, and literary movements.


    • MarciveWeb DOCS  Icon
      Index to US government documents from 1976 through the present
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      Searchable collection of market research reports offering both quantitative and qualitative analysis; full text
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      Popular magazines and scholarly journals in all subject areas.
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      Index to articles and book reviews on mathematics and statistics, 1940-present.
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      Documentary films on the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media.
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      Authoritative journal articles with a concentration on biomedicine, 1946-present.
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      Bond data, including issuer and issue level terms and conditions, for U.S. taxable bonds, municipal bonds, and retail notes.
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      Extensive information on U.S. and international public companies, including financials, stock, properties, S.E.C. filings, and more.
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      Evidence-based drug information, including drug comparisons, interactions, and compatibility.
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      Books and magazines for grades five through nine. Aid for collection development and maintenance, curriculum support, readers' advisory, and general reference.
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      News and scholarship on all branches of the military and government.
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      Company information, news, and market research on businesses and industries worldwide.
    • MLA directory of periodicals  Icon
      Master directory of over 5,800 literature, linguistics and related journals.
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      The most comprehensive source for scholarship in literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
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      The most comprehensive source for scholarship in literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
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      Comprehensive index to historical information published by the U.S. federal government, 1895-1976.
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      A classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, and more.
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      Articles from hundreds of international music periodicals, 1976 to present.


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      Provides high quality, evidence-based information on dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions.
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      Streaming audio of the entire Naxos and Marco Polo catalogues, plus other licensed independent labels.
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      Features Standard & Poor's market investment news, including market snapshot, company quote and more.
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      Plays by twentieth-century American Indian and First Nations playwrights. Includes issues of the Native playwrights' newsletter.
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      Collection of diaries & letters from the colonial period to approximately 1950.
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      Over 4,300 documents, featuring evidence-based lessons on procedures, diseases and conditions, legal cases and drugs.


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      Search portal for digital collections of electronic books, online journals, audio and image files, and movies provided by the research library community.
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      Worldwide technical literature on marine and brackish-water environments.
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      Union catalog of holdings from thousands of libraries worldwide
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      Publications and datasets by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development & affiliated agencies.
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      Books and journal articles in the American Geographical Society Library.
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      Videos of full-length contemporary performances in dance, theater, music.
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      Collection of 250+ operatic performances.
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      Scholarly, annotated listing of the most important and significant sources on a subject. Current modules: Atlantic History, Buddhism, Classics, Communication, Hinduism. Linguistics, Medieval Studies & Political Science.
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      Oxford's largest modern dictionaries and thesauruses with comprehensive coverage of British, U.S., and world English, with audio pronunciations.
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      Handbooks in the fields of business, philosophy, political science & religion.
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      Full text dictionaries, encyclopedias, and subject reference works from Oxford University Press.


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      Citations from newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets, etc. dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state & the Pacific Northwest.
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      Social and public policy literature from thousands of periodicals, government documents, books, and other sources.
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      Journal articles, conference papers, and technical reports from the international literature related to pulp and paper technology.
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      Data & reports on consumers, marketing and companies around the world.
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      Philosophical works from Aristotle to Wittgenstein.
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      Writings of early Church fathers in Latin
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      Index to articles on Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and ASEAN.
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      Major index to articles & books on philosophy.
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      American Physical Society's collection of physics journals.
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      Index to 30,000+ plays
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      Worldwide public opinion polls.
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      Contemporary and 20th century popular culture sources.
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      Articles & other material on population, contraception & related health issues.
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      English, Spanish & Portuguese articles related to Latin America.
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      Reference tool with complete details on how to prepare for, perform and follow up on the most common medical procedures.
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      Collection of humanities & social sciences electronic journals & 20,000+ ebooks.
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      Index to Congressional publications from 1789 to present; includes fulltext hearings from 1824-1979
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      Small collection of digitized current newspapers dating back to 2008 including the Boston Globe, Spokesman Review and more
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      Index to doctoral dissertations and selected masters theses from 1861 to the present; includes 1 million+ full text dissertations published from 1997 on
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      Collections related to the civil rights movement including records of federal agencies (US Commission on Civil Rights), organizations (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and individuals (Bayard Rustin).
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      Current national & regional newspapers.
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      Index to governmental and private statistical data.
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      Collection of electronic journals published by the American Psychological Association and others.
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      Covers academic, research, and practice literature in psychology and related disciplines; 1872 to the present.
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      List of recommended nonfiction and reference works for public libraries
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      Major index to articles covering all aspects of medicine


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      Medicine, nursing & allied health books.
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      Tablular information for business, marketing, trade and economic research.
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      American magazine articles published between 1890 and 1982.
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      Directory information for millions of public and private companies in the U.S. and Canada, and white pages on U.S. residents.
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      More than 70 U.S. regional business news magazines, newspapers and newswires
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      Index to articles covering religion and theology.
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      Tool for tax and accounting research. Includes tax cases, codes, regulations, and more.
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      Publications on music from around the world. Includes articles, books, records, critical commentaries, and more.
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      Music articles published in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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      Collection of dictionaries, encyclopedias & other publications on religion.
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      Russian Academy of Sciences Bibliographies covers the social sciences and humanities over the past 25 years.


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      Computer manuals published by O'Reilly.
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      Encyclopedias and handbooks on many subjects.
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      Sports Business Research Network provides news and market research from industry sources on all aspects of sports. Site may perform better with Internet Explorer.
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      Articles and cited reference searching in a wide variety of science fields.
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      Articles from Elsevier journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences.
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      Comprehensive chemical info database. Covers journals, patents, conference proceedings & technical papers. Access restricted to current UW faculty, staff, and students.
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      An expertise profiling and research networking tool with publication histories of UW faculty.
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      Articles and citation linking for journals in biology, physics, chemistry, geosciences, agriculture, medicine, business, social work, and the social sciences.
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      Full-text collection of Chinese classical texts.
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      Annotated list of recommended books for high school libraries.
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      Books published by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
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      Market research mapping application for creating thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.
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      Collection of traditional, folk and world music.
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      Maps and reports based on U.S. Cenus and other data sources, 1790 to present.
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      Contains abstracts and full text research papers, covering accounting, economics, Latin American, finance, and legal scholarship.
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      Articles and cited reference searching in a wide variety of social science fields.
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      Articles on social work, community development, and related topics.
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      Journal articles in social work and social welfare.
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      Journal articles in the field of sociology, including international literature and other related disciplines.
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      Collection of South Asian Newspapers, featuring India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Languages include English, Bengali, Gujarati, and more. 1864 - 1922.
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      Journal articles and proceedings from the International Society for Optics and Photonics.
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      Mathematics & statistics books published by Springer.
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      Standard Rate and Data Service contains market profile reports, lifestyle analysis reports, demographics reports and PRIZM reports. Internet Explorer recommended for best compatibility.
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      Medical and drug texts, including Stedman's medical dictionary.
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      Index to books and journal articles on all aspects of women's studies.
    • Summit Catalog
      Catalog of the 30+ partner libraries in the Pacific Northwest
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      Document database for EPA's Superfund, which regulates the fund and clean up of contaminated environmental sites. Includes Superfund Consent Decrees and Administrative Order on Consents (AOC).
    • Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science  Icon
      Engineering & computer science works.


    • Television news archive  Icon
      The world's most complete archive of television news. Access to television news broadcasts of national networks since August 5, 1968.
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      Databases of colleges and vocational schools, programs, and the latest preparatory tests as well as financial aid sources and requirements. Off campus access unavailable for practice tests.
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      Streaming video of plays and documentaries.
    • Thesaurus linguae Graecae  Icon
      Collection of Greek texts covering from Homer to the fall of Byzantium.
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      Company financial and other investment and equity info & data formerly found in Investext and VentureXpert. Internet Explorer only.
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      Information on Federal criminal, civil and administrative enforcement, as well as information on Federal employment and distribution of funds.
    • TRID
      Transportation Research Board database for articles and reports covering all aspects of all modes of transportation.


    • U.S. Congressional serial set  Icon
      Collection of US Congressional documents, 1817 - 1980.
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      Directory to 300,000+ journals and other serials.
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      Comprehensive source for world trade data.
    • Underground & Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels  Icon
      Digitized collection of comics dating from the 1960s to the present.
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      Includes two directories: American Firms Operating in Foreign Countries (American companies with substantial investment in overseas operations); and Foreign Firms Operating in the United States.
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      Evidence-based clinical decision support to help clinicians make sound decisions at the point of care.
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      Pharmaceutical information, including FDA-enforceable quality standards for drugs, dietary supplements, excipients, procedures for tests, assays, analytical methods, and more.
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      Digital images of art, architecture, and cultural and historical materials


    • Vault online career library  Icon
      Career guides, company snapshots, industry overviews, occupational profiles and career advice.
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      Clinical decision support system to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety
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      Digitized, full-color images of every issue of Vogue magazine from 1892 to the present


    • Web of science  Icon
      Citation index for the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
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      Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) contains published crystallographic data on organic, organometallic, and metal complex structures whose 3D structures have been determined using X-ray diffraction or neutron diffraction.
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      Scientific and management literature on wild mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians from journals, conference proceedings, theses, dissertations and other publications.
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      Tools for exploring careers, educational opportunities, and schools.
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      Books and other publications from the World Bank. Includes literature on development, agriculture, health, and more.
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      Worldwide index to older biographies; good for obscure individuals.
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      Comprehensive database on development data.
    • World news connection WNC  Icon
      English-language summaries of local reports from news outlets worldwide. Continues FBIS.
    • World newspaper archive  Icon
      Collection of historical newspapers from around the world.
    • World Newsreels Online 1929-1966  Icon
      American, French, Dutch & Japanese newsreels primarily covering WWII era
    • World trade ref  Icon
      Compilation of data sets, statistics, and background information on topics relating to international trade.


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      Book reviews and articles in mathematics and statistics, 1868 - present.

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      Science, social sciences, and arts and humanities citation indexes.


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