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Agricola
Search for citations and abstracts on agricultural topics as well as a variety of related fields, including veterinary, plant, and environmental sciences. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the National Agricultural Library.

American Factfinder
Summary and detailed data on population and housing from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census, as well as data from the 1997 Economic Census, and the American Community Survey. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the U. S. Census Bureau.

American Heritage
The definitive American history publication since 1954 in now available online. Published quarterly, the magazine covers a wide range of topics in American history, culture and politics. One of the best places to go to begin researching an American history topic.

American Memory (Library of Congress)
Includes digitized American historical materials. The original formats include manuscripts, prints, photographs, posters, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, books, pamphlets, and sheet music. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the Library of Congress.

American Presidency Project
Search over 100,000 documents about the presidency and individual presidents. The document library covers executive orders, proclamations, press conferences, weekly radio addresses, fire-sie chats, State of the Union addresses, election data, and more.

Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in the scientific literature. Topics include Psychology, Biology, Biochemistry and Sociology.

ArchiveGrid
Online access to descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. A source for searching for historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives.

Army Official Records of the Civil War
This source, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, often know as the OR, provides full-text primary source material: official military records for Union and Confederate armies published from 1880-1901. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Cornell University.

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Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
BHA is a citation database (no full-text) that includes articles from over 1,200 journals, covering material published between 1975 and 2007. BHA includes all articles within the subject scope of BHA regardless of the subject focus of a particular journal. 

Book of the States
This website provides downloadable comparative statistics to help you study US states and territories. You can find information about laws, election practices, education spending, etc.

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Capitol Words
This website is a project of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Sunlight Foundation. The site allows you to search for popular words and phrases used by legislators in Washington, DC. You can see which terms are being used by each political party, how often your own legislators are using words or phrases, etc.

Chaucer Bibliography Online
Includes materials from the Annotated Chaucer Bibliography published annually in Studies in the Age of Chaucer. Note: Free access to this database is provided by The University of Texas at San Antonio Library and The New Chaucer Society.

Citeseer
Scientific Literature Digital Library and Search Engine. Focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. Includes full-text for many articles.

Congressional Research Service Reports
Provides full-text Congressional Research Service environmental studies reports prepared for the U.S. Congress. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the National Library for the Environment.

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Data USA
Data USA provides United States public data by creating visualizations. Data sources include the US Census, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, University of Wisconsin County Health Rankings, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, and the O*Net Skills data set.

Digital Public Library
The Digital Public Library is a large-scale project designed to organize and link large public collections of freely available library and archival collections throughout the United States.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ is a large database of freely available scientific and scholarly journals from all over the world. All journals included in this database are required to have a strict peer-review or editorial board process.

Discoverying American Women's History Online
This is a repository of primary source materials for women’s history in America. There are over 700 digital collections for topics like advertising, education, the military, etc.

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Edgar Database
Provides full-text reports [10-K, 10-Q, and more] from U.S. public companies 1993-present as reported to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Encyclopedia of Life
"Imagine an electronic page for each species of organism on Earth..." - Edward O. Wilson

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Federal Digital System (fdsys)
Provides free electronic access to important information products produced by all three branches of the Federal Government. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the U. S. Government Printing Office. 

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Provides citations to women's studies articles, books, and essays (focus is on the Middle Ages - subject matter covers material from 400-1500). Note: Free access to this database is provided by Haverford College.

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HighWire Press
An archive of free full-text science articles.

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In the First Person: An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories and Personal Narratives
In the First Person is a landmark index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories.

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Local Food Directories
The U.S. Department of Agriculture maintains this directory of retail and wholesale local food outlets including those that deliver locally grown products. Search by zip code, state, product, or market name.

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NYPL Digital Gallery
Includes images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the New York Public Library.

Noaa Climate
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s webside provides information for the understanding of climate-related events. Information includes news, maps & data, teaching resources, etc.

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PubMed
Search for biomedical abstracts from Medline and additional life science journals. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the National Library of Medicine.

PubMed Central
Search biomedical and life sciences journals for citations and some full-text articles. Includes some citations that are not available in Medline. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the U. S. National Institutes of Health.

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Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Science.gov
Science.gov searches over 42 databases and over 2000 selected websites from 14 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.

Smithsonian Online Virtual Archive
Search the online archive of the cultural history of the United States. The Smithsonian Institute provides over 7,000 searchable resources. If the resource is not online, the website gives instructions for how to access the resource.

Social Progress Imperative
This website shares the data from the 2015 Social Progress Index covering 133 countries with complete data and 28 with partial data. The index uses 52 indicators to score the country across the dimensions of Basic Human Needs, Foundations of Wellbeing and Opportunity.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Provide entries by hundreds of experts from the international philosophy community. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Stanford University.

Statesman's Yearbook
This reference resource contains essential information on all of the countries of the world. Information on history, leaders, cities, climate, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, society, culture, religion, and more is included for each country.

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THOMAS
Provides full-text legislative information beginning with the 104th Congress (1995/96). It includes congressional bills, public laws, roll call votes, the Congressional Record, committee reports and information on the legislative process. Searching is by word or phrase, bill number, stage of legislative process, or public law number. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the Library of Congress.

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The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
Includes original letters and diaries, newspapers and speeches, census and church records, by men and women in Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Note: Free access to this database is provided by the University of Virginia.

Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository
Provides full-text open access to peer-reviewed nursing research and evidence-based practice materials. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Sigma Theta Tau Internation, The Honor Society of Nursing.

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Women Working, 1800-1930
This collection includes documents related to women's roles in the U.S. economy between the Civil War and the Great Depression. Working conditions, conditions in the home, costs of living, recreation, health and hygiene, conduct of life, policies and regulations governing the workplace, and social issues are all well documented by original source material. The collection contains books, photographic images, and material from several manuscript collections.

Women's Studies: Core Books
Book titles currently in print that are selected by academic librarians and cover subject areas such as American literature, feminist movements, mass media, religion, history, science, and many more. Note: Free access to this database is provided by Association of College & Research Libraries: Women's Studies Section and the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections.

Women's Studies International
Women’s Studies International, produced by NISC, covers the core disciplines in Women’s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 871,000 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

World Wide Science.org
WorldWideScience.org is a global science gateway comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals. WorldWideScience.org accelerates scientific discovery and progress by providing one-stop searching of databases from around the world. (MultilingualWorldWideScience.orgBETA provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature.

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