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  • ABC-CLIO EBook Collection
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    This is a collection of reference books--encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, etc.--on all subjects, published in 2010. New titles will be added as they become available. You can search the entire collection by keyword, or look for a resource on a specific topic. Content is also available through Credo Reference and Reference Universe. Create a free personal account to save searches, notes, and bookmarks.
  • Alternative Press Archive
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    The Alternative Press Archive is an interdisciplinary bibliographic database (with links to full-text) of more than 474,000 journal, newspaper, and magazine articles in over 700 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, it was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. The Archive covers 1969-1990. The Alternative Press Index (API), begins in 1991.
  • Alternative Press Index
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    The API is a bibliographic database (with links to full-text) of more than 368,000 journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals. Born of the New Left, it was launched in 1969 to provide access to the emerging theories and practices of radical social change. Coverage, beginning in 1991, is both international and interdisciplinary. The Alternative Press Archive covers 1969-1990.
  • American Periodicals 1740-1940
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    Includes digitized images of over 1,800 American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the 20th century. Titles range from Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine and America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository; popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal;regional and niche publications; and groundbreaking publications like The Dial (publication of the Transcendentalists), Puck (first successful humor magazine), and McClure's (creator of muckraking journalism).
  • Annual Reviews
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    Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in the scientific literature, and are available in print and online to individuals, institutions, and consortia throughout the world.
  • ANU E Press
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    ANU E Press publishes between 50-60 titlesa year, all of its eBooks are available free through its website and the reader may choose to purchase a Print-On-Demand versionof the book.
  • ArticleFirst
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    Contains the table of contents pages and holdings information from more than 13,000 journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Although most of the journals are published in English, journals in other languages are also included. Updated daily.
  • Baltimore Sun (Historical)
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    The Baltimore Sun offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library
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    The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that cooperate to digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.” BHL also serves as the foundational literature component of the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL). BHL content may be freely viewed through the online reader or downloaded in part or as a complete work in PDF, OCR text, or JPG2000 file formats.
  • Biographical Dictionary
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    S9.com is a Wikipedia type system and everyone can edit biographies or even create their own. S9.com was established in 1997 and since then has grown into one of the largest biography sites on the planet.
  • Biographical Memoirs
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    Published since 1877, Biographical Memoirs are brief biographies of deceased National Academy of Sciences members, written by those who knew them or their work. These biographies provide a personal and scholarly view of the lives and work of America's most distinguished scientists and a biographical history of science in the United States.
  • Blackwell Reference Online
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    Blackwell Reference Online is a vast online library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the social sciences. With more than 380 reference volumes available, and dozens more added each year, it is the largest social science and humanities reference collection available online.
  • Book Review Digest Plus (H.W. Wilson)
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    Book Review Digest Plus is an essential library tool that brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.
  • Book Review Digest Retrospective: 1903-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
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    Reflecting nearly eight decades of H.W. Wilson’s Book Review Digest, this Retrospective database provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction. Virtually every major idea that shaped the 20th century found expression in books. The reactions to those ideas are reflected in the reviews of those books, and this database makes it easy to search this vast record of information.
  • Book Review Index Online Plus
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    Book Review Index Online Plus is a comprehensive guide to book reviews that includes more than 5 million review citations from thousands of publications, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text book reviews. Beyond the core list of journals and periodicals listed below, additional citations and full-text reviews are available from such sources as American Film, Commentary, Monthly Review, Mother Jones, Psychology Today, Smithsonian, and Variety.
  • Books@Ovid Purchased eBooks
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    Access to 300+ major texts and handbooks in primary care, nursing, pharmacology, and internal medicine.
  • Brill Online Reference Works
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    Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences.
  • Cambridge Companions to Philosophy, Religion and Culture
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    Complete online access to all the monographs in the Cambridge Companions series in philosophy, religion, and culture.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
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    The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
  • CiNii: Open Access Journals
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    CiNii (Scholarly and Academic Information Navigator) is a database service that enables searching of information on academic articles published in academic society journals or university research bulletins, or articles included in the National Diet Library's Japanese Periodicals Index Database.
  • DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
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    DOAB provides open access to over 854 Academic peer-reviewed books from 25 publishers.
  • E-corpus
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    E-corpus is a collective digital library that catalogs and disseminates numerous documents: manuscripts, archives, books, journals, prints, audio recordings, video, etc. This diverse platform presents cultural diversity worldwide and specifically in the Euro-Mediterranean region. e-corpus proposes a variety of themes and a large quantity of digital documents presented by numerous organizations and countries.
  • e-Duke Scholarly Journals Collection
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    A web portal to providing full-text online access to twenty-nine Duke University Press humanities and social science journals. All of the journals are also accessible by title through the USC Libraries e-journals pages.
  • Ebook Library (EBL)
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    Ebook Library (EBL) is a web-based ebook lending platform.
  • Ebooks
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    Ebooks is a catalog portal to the substantial sub-set of electronic books, in all subject areas, included in OCLC WorldCat. As such is is the most comprehensive catalog of electronic books, from all vendors and publishers, in the world.
  • Eighteenth Century Journals
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    The purpose of Eighteenth Century Journals: A Portal for Newspapers and Periodicals, c1685-1835 is to make available digitally for the first time unique or extremely rare eighteenth century periodicals. The primary aim of the portal is to promote a truly broad representation of the culture of print journalism in the eighteenth century, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years. Topics covered are extremely wide-ranging and include: colonial life; provincial and rural affairs; the French and American revolutions; reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe; political debates; and London coffee house gossip and discussion.
  • Emerald
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    Articles from key journals and books in the fields of management, information science and engineering. Most, but not all, journals and books provide full-text access.
  • Ethnic NewsWatch
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    Ethnic NewsWatch now includes two collections: 1) Ethnic NewsWatch, a current collection (1990-present) of newspapers,magazines and journals from ethnic and minority presses. The publications offer both national and regional coverage. 2) Ethnic NewsWatch: A History(1959-1989), which includes over 30 full-text newspapers, magazines and journals, focusing on African American, Hispanic American, and Native American presses from 1959-1989.
  • EVIA Digital Archive Project
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    Ethnographic field videos representing religious, ethnic, and cultural groups worldwide. Collections span several decades. Content includes music, dance, everyday life, important events, and interviews.
  • GenderWatch
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    GenderWatch is a full text database of publications that focus on the impact of gender across a broad spectrum of subject areas. Subjects covered include: business, education, literature and the arts, health sciences, history, political science, public policy, sociology, gender and women's studies and more. The database provides in-depth coverage of the subjects that are uniquely central to women's lives. It includes content on the impact of gender and gender roles on areas such as: the arts, popular culture and media, business and work, crime and criminology, education, research and scholarship, family, health care and medicine, politics, policy and legislation, pornography, religion, sexuality and sexology, sports and leisure.Publications include academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, booklets and pamphlets, conference proceedings, and government, n-g-o and special reports.
  • Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange
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    This resource provides a range of visual, manuscript and printed materials sourced from over twenty key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organizations. These original sources help scholars to explore the history of fifteen major commodities and to examine the ways that these have changed the world. The fifteen commodities explored in this resource are: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, opium, oil, porcelain, silver and gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, wheat, wine and spirits.
  • Global Road Warrior
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    Global Road Warrior, which sub-titles itself as 'the ultimate guide to the world' or 'the ultimate business travel guide" provides a broad range of practical information, available in twenty broad subject categories, for over 175 countries. Includes numerous maps and images.
  • Google Scholar
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    Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web.

    Once you set your institutional preferences, links to fulltext, if available at USC, should appear.

    To set preferences, click on Scholar Preferences. Next enter USC into the search box, and click Find Library. Select University of Southern California, then click Save Preferences.
  • History of Science, Technology and Medicine
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    History of Science, Technology and Medicine integrates four bibliographies—the Isis Current Bibliography of the History of Science, the Current Bibliography in the History of Technology, the Bibliografia Italiana di Storia della Scienza and the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine. With an interdisciplinary focus, the database covers topics on the role of scientific discovery in society and culture, as well as the historiography of scientific disciplines from prehistory to the present. It includes journal articles, conference proceedings, books, dissertations, serials, maps and other related materials.
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson)
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    Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective™: 1907-1984 offers a broad range of subject coverage in the humanities and social sciences with high-quality indexing of more than 1,300,000 articles in nearly 1,100 periodicals, dating as far back as 1907, as well as citations of over 240,000 book reviews.
  • International Medieval Bibliography
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    The International Medieval Bibliography was founded in 1967 with the support of the Medieval Academy of America, with the aim of providing a comprehensive, current bibliography of articles in journals and miscellany volumes (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) worldwide.
  • Issues & Controversies
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    Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.
  • Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports, 1957-1994
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    This database features English translations of foreign-language monographs,reports, serials, journal and newspaper articles, and radio and television broadcasts from regions throughout the world. With an emphasis on communist and third-world countries, this database contains a wealth of hard-to-find scientific, technical, and social science materials translated from many languages. These reports are ideal for researching military,socioeconomic,political, environmental, scientific and technical issues and events.
  • Journals@Ovid Ovid Full Text
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    Ovid MEDLINE ® covers the international literature on biomedicine, including the allied health fields and the biological and physical sciences, humanities, and information science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 3,900 journals published world-wide. Databases include MEDLINE Books@Ovid, Health and Psychosocial Instruments, Ovid Healthstar, International Pharmaceutical Abstracts, Primal Pictures Silver and Platinum Package Perpetual Access, Global Health science as they relate to medicine and health care. Information is indexed from approximately 3,900 journals published world-wide.
  • JournalTOCs
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    JournalTOCs is the biggest searchable collection of scholarly journal Tables of Contents (TOCs). It contains articles' metadata of TOCs for over 20,142 journals directly collected from over 1267 publishers.
  • JSTOR
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    A growing full text collection of core social science, humanities, and science journals. Some backfiles date back to the early 1800s. Fields covered include: anthropology, ecology, economics, education, finance, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology, literature, biology.

    For a complete list of periodicals available in full text, see http://www.jstor.org.libproxy.usc.edu/action/showJournals?browseType=title.

  • Keesing’s World News Archive
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    Keesing's World News Archive contains about 95,000 unbiased, full-text reports of the most historically significant political, social, and economic events of the world since 1931. About 150 new articles are added each month. Among the events covered are elections and changes of government; wars, treaties, appointments, and diplomacy; terrorism and issues of internal security; legislation, budgets, economic developments and international agreements; actions by the UN and other international organizations; natural disasters, environmental issues, and scientific discoveries. In addition to keyword searching, there is a “Breaking History” feature providing historical analysis and context on today’s headlines. Each Breaking History article uses the Keesing’s archive to generate a full timeline with links to contemporary articles on the events dominating today’s news.
  • National Academies Press Publications
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    As of June 2, 2011, all PDF versions of books published by the National Academies Press are downloadable to anyone free of charge. This includes a current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports produced by the Press. The mission of the National Academies Press (NAP) -- publisher for the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council -- is to disseminate the institutions' content as widely as possible. Topics includes Behavioral and Social Sciences; Biology and Life Sciences; Computers and Information Technology; Conflict and Security Issues; Earth Sciences; Education; Energy and Energy Conservation; Engineering and Technology; Environment and Environmental Studies; Food & Nutrition; Health and Medicine; Industry and Labor; Math, Chemistry and Physics; Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics; and Transportation and Infrastructure.
  • OAIster
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    A union catalog of more than 19 million digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). Digital resources in OAIster include items such as digitized books and articles,born-digital texts,audio files,images,movies,datasets.
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
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    OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition™ contains a wealth of essential material for learning and detailed research in a single, easily-searched database. With the full text of articles from over 2,500 publications, and indexing and abstracts from nearly 3,600 publications, this database provides invaluable support for research in all core undergraduate subjects and for cross-disciplinary work.
  • Oxford Bibliographies Online
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    Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.
  • Oxford Journals
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    Provides access to a search interface that retrieves articles across all Oxford titles; searches can be limited to specific subject categories.
  • Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)
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    Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
  • PIO - Periodicals Index Online
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    Periodicals Index Online is an electronic index to millions of articles published in over 5,500 periodicals in the humanities and social sciences. Periodicals Index Online is unique in combining a broad subject base with deep chronological coverage going back over 300 years. It covers 37 key subject areas in the humanities and social sciences and offers vast variety within these subject areas. Periodicals Index Online currently indexes over 18 million articles going as far back as 1665 and every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1 issue 1 to recent times. Cataloging in Periodicals Index Online is not limited by language or by date. Over three centuries of scholarly publication in 40 languages and dialects are indexed, including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and other Western languages.
  • ProCon.org
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    The web site’s mission is to promote “critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.” Topics such as Sex and Gender, Religion, and Media and Entertainment have at least one pro/con issue. The "for" and "against" text is in two columns, preceded by a “Did you know” and followed by a background essay. Footnotes are embedded in the text with many live links.
  • ProQuest - Multiple Databases
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    ProQuest Multiple Databases is a multi-disciplinary index suitable for both undergraduates and graduate students. It simultaneously searches dozens of subject areas, indexes thousands of general and scholarly titles, and provides full-text for a significant number of the articles included from a variety of contemporary research databases. It is an excellent starting place for research for a paper, particularly if one isn't sure where to begin their research.
  • ProQuest Dissertations and Theses-Full Text
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    Included are approximately 650,000 titles, with around 55,000 titles added each year.
  • ProQuest Research Library
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    ProQuest Research Library is a multi-disciplinary index suitable for both undergraduates and graduate students. It covers dozens of subject areas and indexes thousands of general and scholarly titles and provides full-text for a significant number of the articles included. It is an excellent starting place for research for a paper, particularly if one isn't sure where to begin their research.
  • Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (H.W. Wilson)
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    Readers’ Guide Full Text Mega™ includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)
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    Readers’ Guide Retrospective™: 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.
  • Refworks
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    "RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. First time users should sign up for an individual account and select a username and password. From USC computers and for those using USC dial-up or VPN, no group code is required. The group code is needed when logging in remotely to your account from non-USC connections.The group code is RWUSC."
  • Safari Technical Books
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    Safari Techbooks Online provides e-books from the publishers specializing in computer application user and training manuals. These publishers imprints include such well-known names as Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, O'Reilly, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams. The Safari collection also includes some business and management texts.Users of this database can search, browse and read e-books online right from a browser, no additional software is needed.

    5 simultaneous users. USC only has access to books published in the most current three years.
  • SAGE Premier
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    Access to more than 700 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.
  • SpringerLINK
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    The SpringerLink database is the online central access point for Springer resources in all disciplines including arts, humanities, and social sciences, with particular strength in Science-Technology-Medicine. USC has access to hundreds of Springer e-journals and 6,500 new e-books / e-reference works every year (over 38,000 so far). USC owns all Springer e-books / e-reference works from 2005 up to present.
  • TermDoc: Online Dictionaries About Cultural Heritage
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    Search multilingual dictionaries to translate cultural heritage terms. Definitions are not included. Covers French, German, Spanish, Catalan, Italian, and Dutch.
  • Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive
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    The complete online fully-searchable edition of the TLS from the first edition in 1902 onwards. This is the essential companion for studying and researching literary activity and critical opinion makers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Since 1902, the TLS has scrutinized, applauded and dissected the work of leading writers and thinkers, offering comprehensive coverage of the most important publications, in every subject, in several languages, as well as reviewing current theatre, cinema, music, and exhibitions.
  • Times of India (Historical)
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    ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Times of India (1838-2003) provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
  • Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels
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    Beginning with the first underground comix from the 1960’s to the works of modern sequential artists, this collection will contain more than 75,000 pages of comics and graphic novels, along with 25,000 pages of interviews, criticism, and journal articles that document the continual growth and evolution of this artform.
  • University of Adelaide Press (Open Access)
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    The University of Adelaide's Barr Smith Library has established a digital Press with an electronic edition of each new book published as well as print.The electronic editions are Open Access and free, in PDF format.
  • University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions
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    The University of Pittsburgh Press and the University Library System have formed a partnership to make books published by the Press available online. By digitizing these volumes and distributing them freely on the Internet, the University of Pittsburgh Press is enabling greater access to the material previously available only as print editions.Pitt Press has selected 589 monographs for open access, including titles from the Pitt Latin American Series, Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies, and Composition, Literacy and Culture. The majority of these titles are out-of-print, but are now available online.
  • University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center
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    The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center was formed to be the utility that digitizes, provides access to, and maintains digital projects. Since that time, the UWDCC has digitized over one-million objects, developed and implemented technologies to enhance digital collections, and partnered with a variety of content providers to create illustrative and valuable digital resources.
  • USC Digital Library
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    The USC Digital Library (USCDL) is the digital repository for original research materials which have been selected for archiving by the Libraries. Content made available by the USCDL facilitates new and creative opportunities for scholarship and teaching by providing enhanced access to materials which feature and highlight the Libraries' holdings or from non-Library held collections identified in collaboration with members of the USC academic community. Accordingly, the USCDL provides a wealth of primary and original source material in a variety of formats. These may include, but are not limited to USC theses and dissertations; photographs; rare books, or portions thereof; manuscripts; source documents; sound recordings; moving images; data sets; 'born digital' documents; and digital representations of physical objects. USCDL content can be licensed or sub-licensed to parties outside of USC.
  • Versita open access journals
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    Provides access to over 200 scholarly journals hosted on Versita’s Open Access platform.
  • Web of Science
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    Web of Science (a.k.a. Web of Knowledge): Provides citations covering over 10,000 high-impact journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage for over 120,000 conferences. Includes:Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-Expanded); Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI); Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S); Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Sciences & Humanities (CPCI-SSH); Index Chemicus (IC); and Current Chemical Reactions (CCR-Expanded). Powerful tools include cited reference searching, Citation Maps, and the Analyze Tool.
  • Wiley online library
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    Provides access to over 2,000 academic journals and e-books.
  • World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean Portal
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    This multidisciplinary resource will include a comprehensive range of content for the region, providing research across the humanities, both for current Latin America and the Caribbean and as a historical perspective back through the colonial period. Included are a combination of contemporary and historical documents designed to reveal a true depiction of the nature, integrity and culture of Latin America, documents in multiple languages, and historical and contemporary maps. Provides access to relevant archival material (monographs, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, and newspapers), including never-before-digitized documents and scholarly journals, newspapers and periodicals, dynamically updated.
  • WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
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    All dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects.