Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 62,000 video titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 17,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street, all with a predictable annual cost. The massive breadth of content in Academic Video Online makes it a useful resource for all types of patrons, giving libraries a high return on investment.
In print, the Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Online it is 1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.
Covers the investigations made by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the massive immigration wave of 1880-1930. The files cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930, and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts
Biological Abstracts 1969-Present is one of the foremost indexes on life science journal literature. The database indexes over 4,000 international journals and contains bibliographic citations and abstracts to millions of articles related to vital biological and medical research findings, clinical studies, and discoveries of new organisms. Subjects covered includes: agriculture, anatomy, bacteriology, behavioral sciences, biomedicine, bioengineering, biotechnology, botany, ecology, cell biology, clinical medicine, genetics, immunology, microbiology, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, radiation and systematic biology, toxicology, virology, and zoology. Updated regularly.
BioOne Abstracts and Indexes is an indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts developed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), the University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and Allen Press. It provides a sophisticated interface to search for content within BioOne, a unique aggregation of nearly 100 full-text, high-impact bioscience research journals focused on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. The database enables users to easily search for journals and/or articles by keyword(s) or phrase(s), publication type(s), date(s), language(s), and more. Abstracts contain links to full-text articles through BioOne. Updated regularly.
BMJ Best Practice is an extensive source of information on disease diagnosis and treatment guidance designed and built specifically for use as a decision-support tool at the point-of-care. It provides concise expert opinion and guidelines utilizing the most current and best available medical evidence to provide fast, authoritative answers to the most pressing patient care questions. Information is presented in a step-by-step approach, covering prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Additionally, this unique, patient-focused database quickly delivers a second opinion, lessening the need for checking multiple resources at the point-of-care. Updated regularly.
BMJ Cinical Evidence is an international medical decision support resource for the practice of evidence-based medicine (EBM). Used by over a million clinicians worldwide, including 500,000 physicians in the United States, it provides systematic reviews of important clinical conditions. Each systematic review (SR) contains: a summary of the current state of knowledge and uncertainty about the prevention and treatment of common clinical conditions in primary and hospital care based on searches and appraisal of the literature; key clinical questions; and interventions options, including descriptions of whether they have been found to be effective or not as well as the size of benefit (or harm). This resource contains over 3,300 interventions in the context of over 670 clinical situations. Updated regularly.
Provides online access to the Europa World Year Book, a dependable source of information on world-wide affairs. First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the worlds leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
A literature awareness and evaluation service that highlights the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, based on the recommendations of a Faculty of over 2300 of the worlds leading researchers.
Provides abstracts and limited full-text for articles from more than 430 core publications. Subjects covered include garden & landscape design & history, horticulture, botany, ecology, plant & garden conservation, garden management, and horticultural therapy.
Detailed contact information, including organizational structure, for government offices and employees, especially contracting or procurement officers. Click on "Search" for specific names or departments. Click on "References" for organizational charts and departmental lists. Click on "News" for stories selected for relevance to government marketing and procurement.
Latino Literature covers poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish from Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican and other Latin writers working in the United States. Almost a third of the database is made up of previously unpublished or rare materials. Also included are supplementary resources, such as playbills and performance material, poetry readings, book presentation flyers, book covers, and photographs
Oral History Online contains more than 34,000 pages of full-text content including Ellis Island oral history narratives and rare Black Panther Party interviews. It is also an index to free oral history information on the Web. Indexed oral histories represent information from archives, repositories, and individuals around the world.
Orlando does not print the texts its subjects wrote. It provides new biographical and critical accounts of the lives and works of its subjects. In addition, it provides contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links, and bibliographies. This database will be of great interest to those in English and Women's Studies.
International Index of the Performing Arts (IIPA), with some full-text articles, draws its current content from scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, and also indexes a various of documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events. It covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry-including dance, film, theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, etc.
This database has interdisciplinary coverage for urban affairs, business, international studies, education, nursing, etc. Specific themes listed include: Arms Control, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Democratization, the Department of Defense, Economic Policy, Education Policy, the European Union, Global Economics and International Trade, Health Policy and Health Care Reform, Human Rights, Immigration, Intelligence, Latin America, Science and Technology Policy, State and Local Issues, Terrorism, and Urban Policy. PolicyFile collects data from world renowned public policy think tanks including the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Cato Institute, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Economic Strategy Institute, Heritage Foundation, Hoover Institute, Hudson Institute, International Monetary Fund, RAND Corporation, Urban Institute and the World Bank; university research program and publishers. Dozens of sources are combined to provide the user with a database of thousands of abstracts, fully searchable and linked via the World Wide Web. It includes information addressing virtually all aspects of public policy.
The Chicago Defender has been a leading voice of the black community, with more than two-thirds of its readership outside Chicago. A full-image is provided for the newspaper, Chicago Defender. It also includes an archive of the following titles: Chicago Daily Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1966-1973); Chicago Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1960-1973); The Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1905-1966); Chicago Defender (Big Weekend Edition) (1973-1975); Chicago Defender (Daily Edition) (1973-1975); The Chicago Defender (National edition) (1921-1967); and Daily Defender (Daily Edition) (1956-1960).
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature provides comprehensive coverage of international publications on music, including articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.
Warc includes over 6,000 global case studies, and articles, opinion pieces and conference reports. It also contains comprehensive historic and forecast advertising expenditure data together with global media cost data.