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  • IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans
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    The IARC Monographs identify environmental factors that can increase the risk of human cancer. These include chemicals, complex mixtures, occupational exposures, physical agents, biological agents, and lifestyle factors. National health agencies can use this information as scientific support for their actions to prevent exposure to potential carcinogens.
  • IBFD
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    The IBFD database, from the Amsterdam-based International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, provides tax information for countries throughout the world. Our subscription includes the Global Tax Surveys, Tax Treaties Database, Tax News Service, World Tax Journal, Bulletin for International Taxation, IBFD ebook Library, and many other resources useful for international tax research. Access is limited to 5 concurrent users.
  • IBISWorld
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    Detailed market research and analysis on over 700 U.S. industries as well as Global Industry Reports, China Industry Reports and Business Environment Reports.
    Direct access to dozens of valuable industry reports on China is available here
  • IEEE Xplore
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    A comprehensive database deliving full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics.
  • IET Digital Library - Books
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    USC provides access to 2010-2013 IET eBooks, 2013 IET Imprints and 1994-2013 SciTech eBooks.
  • Illustrata: Natural Sciences
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    This database includes natural science content from searchable tables, figures, graphs, charts and other illustrations from the scholarly research and technical literature by employing “deep indexing”. Search results can be viewed in full, in either thumbnail or enhanced format, along with the caption, author and source information and additional index terms that can be used for further searching. A link back to the parent record provides a summary view of all the objects associated with that paper.
  • Illustrated London News Historical Archive (1842-2003)
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    With its debut in 1842 the Illustrated London News became the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, sparking a revolution in journalism and news reporting. The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Containing over 260,000 full colour pages, fully searchable and browseable, the ILN Historical Archive 1842-2003 provides users with unprecedented access to the entire run of this unique historical record.
  • Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts
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    Images of America: A History of American Life in Images and Texts is a unique new resource cultivated from Arcadia Publishing's award-winning series of local history books. At completion, it will include over 1 million historical images and texts, celebrating the places and faces that give America its spirit and life. All of the images and texts have been indexed to provide an unprecedented level of access into the contents, enabling users to explore the depth of a town's history or to compare the histories of various towns, cultures, ethnic groups, architectural features, and more.
  • Images of the American Civil War
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    This database, which currently holds over 1400 images, provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. The images, which are drawn from the fields of battle, politics, and general society, allow students and researchers to experience the events, both monumental and mundane, of this critical war.
  • In the First Person
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    In the First Person is a landmark index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. Future updates will contain full-text sources and hundreds of thousands of bibliographic records. The index will allow users perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within Alexander Street Press databases, more than one million pages of editorially selected materials spanning 400 years.
  • Independent Digital Archive
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    The Independent is a UK daily national newspaper. Since its launch in 1986 it has been one of the most innovative papers available in terms of design and avenues of investigation, while its freedom from party political affiliation and neutral ownership make it unique in British journalism.
  • Index Islamicus
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    The Index Islamicus database indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. It is produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, established to transmit knowledge about Islamic and Middle East studies, which have traditionally been part of the curriculum of SOAS. Records included in the database cover almost 100 years of publications on the world of Islam. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also about the other main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed down to the article and chapter level.
  • Index of Christian Art
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    The Index provides access to descriptive and bibliographic information on approximately 200,000 photographic reproductions of Christian art in the east and west from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400. Many records include images. There is a particular emphasis and focus on art of the western world. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, such as manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting, glass, etc. Continues the work of Charles Rufus Morey
  • Index theologicus
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    The Index Theologicicus indexes both American and European religion and theology journals which can be searched by subject, author, title, or document source. There is also a section searching articles dealing with topics from Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments.
  • Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals
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    Indexes 42 art journals published in the US during the 19th century.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
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    Index to Legal Periodicals and Books Full Text™ is an excellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law, providing complete coverage of the most important English language legal information, with international coverage of scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews and more. Full text is available for over 400 periodicals, many of them peer-reviewed, as far back as 1994.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981 (H.W. Wilson)
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    Index of Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981 is a retrospective database that indexes over 750 legal periodicals published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Content is also drawn from 38 printed compendia, which provides access to approximately 540,000 records. Coverage also includes: annual surveys of laws by jurisdiction; annual surveys of federal court cases; yearbooks and annual institutes.
  • Index to Printed Music (IPM)
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    The Index to Printed Music (IPM) is an invaluable resource for musicresearchers and students. IPM is the only online resource for findingindividual pieces of music printed in standard scholarly editions, with over307,000 index records of individual music works. IPM records with detailedindexing include, but are not limited to: composers, formats, genres,librettists, performing forces (medium), and poets. A separate collectionauthority link makes it possible to search for titles of music collections,as well as individual compositions.
  • India, Raj and Empire
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    Manuscript collections from the National Library of Scotland. The National Library of Scotland has wonderful collections documenting this history from the foundation of the East India Company in 1615 to the granting of independence for India and Pakistan in 1947.
  • Indigenous Peoples: North America
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    Indigenous Peoples: North America sources collections from across Canadian and American institutions, providing insight into the cultural, political and social history of Native Peoples from the seventeenth into the twentieth century. Including diverse manuscripts; book collections; newspapers from various tribe and Indian-related organizations; materials such as Bibles, dictionaries and primers in Indigenous languages all enable students' examination of important primary source materials.
  • Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online
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    The Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries Online (IEDO) reconstructs the lexicon for the most important languages and language branches of Indo-European. It is a rich and voluminous online reference source for historical and general linguists. Dictionaries can be cross-searched. Each entry is accompanied by grammatical info, meaning(s), etymological commentary, reconstructions, cognates and often extensive bibliographical information. New content will be added on an annual basis.
  • Infoplease
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    Online version of the Information Please Almanac.
  • Information Services Latin America (ISLA)
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    Information Services Latin America (ISLA) is a press monitoring service providing fulltext images of news articles related to individual Latin American countries and to regions such as the Caribbean area, Andean region, or Latin America in general. Articles are from 9 U.S. and British elite newspapers. Access is by month and year or by country or region. Coverage is from August, 2007 to the present. Content is updated monthly.
  • Informe!
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    Informe! This is a database with fulltext articles published from 1994 to the present on contemporary issues in Latin American studies. The sources include mostly Spanish language scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers from Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.
  • Informed Librarian Online
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    THE INFORMED LIBRARIAN is a monthly compilation of the most recent tables of contents from over 250 valuable domestic and foreign library and information-related journals, e-journals, magazines, e-magazines, newsletters and e-newsletters.
  • INFORMS PubsOnLine
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    The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) is the largest professional society in the world for professionals in the field of operations research (O.R.), management science, and business analytics.
  • Inorganic Syntheses Book Series
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    The Inorganic Syntheses series is the complete and up-to-date review of the area. With recent volumes covering the latest hot topics and developing areas such as organometallic chemistry, main group chemistry and ligands, co-ordination chemistry and applications in material science, this series is also of use to organic and organometallic chemists, biochemists and materials scientists.
  • InscriptiFact
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    The InscriptiFact Project is a database designed to allow access via the Internet to high-resolution images of ancient inscriptions from the Near Eastern and Mediterranean Worlds. The target inscriptions are some of the earliest written records in the world from an array of international museums and libraries and field projects where inscriptions still remain in situ. Included are, for example, Dead Sea Scrolls; cuneiform tablets from Mesopotamia and Canaan; papyri from Egypt; inscriptions on stone from Jordan, Lebanon and Cyprus; Hebrew, Aramaic, Ammonite and Edomite inscriptions on a variety of hard media (e.g., clay sherds, copper, semi-precious stones, jar handles); and Egyptian scarabs. These ancient texts represent religious and historical documents that serve as a foundation and historical point of reference for Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the cultures out of which they emerged.
  • INSPEC
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    Scientific and technical journals and conference proceedings in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computing and control, and information technology. Produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) Information Division, the database is updated weekly.
  • Integrated Database of Trade Disputes for Latin American and the Caribbean
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    The Integrated Database of Trade Disputes for Latin American and the Caribbean provides information on the trade dispute systems in which Latin American and Caribbean countries participate. Integrated search option allows the user to specify complainant, respondent, subject, or object of the dispute. Database is made available online by the Division of International Trade and Integration of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
  • Intelex Past Masters -Immanuel Kant
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    The complete published works of Immanual Kant edited by the Berlin Academy.
  • IntelliConnect
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    CCH IntelliConnect provides online access to primary law and CCH analysis on Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Banking, Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property, Products Liability, Securities, and other legal topics. CCH offers an online tour to learn how to navigate and use the website. Rather than searching all content on CCH IntelliConnect, we recommend using the Browse option on the top left side of the screen and choosing the type of content and topic area you wish to search
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
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    The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction.
  • International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
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    The definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and retains the editorial policies which made BHA one of the most trusted and frequently consulted sources in the field. The database includes records created by the Getty Research Institute in 2008-09, with new records created by ProQuest using the same thesaurus and authority files.
  • International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
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    This database abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Documents indexed include journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations and working papers.
  • International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)
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    The international standard diagnostic classification for epidemiological and many health management purposes. Includes general analysis of population groups and monitoring of incidence and prevalence of diseases and other health issues relating to other variables. Used in classifying diseases recorded on health documents, including death certificates and hospital records, that provide the basis for the national mortality and morbidity statistics by WHO Member States.
  • International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages
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    The International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages-Online (IEMA),an entirely new supplement to the Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA), is being produced under the joint auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols Publishers; it will be made available at Brepolis, the Brepols site for online medieval encyclopedias, bibliographies, and databases. The chronological range of IEMA is 300-1500 CE, and it will cover all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. IEMA will complement and fill in gaps in the coverage of the present Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA).
  • International Financial Statistics (IMF)
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    The International Financial Statistics (IFS) database provides, for most countries of the world, current and historic data on a wide range of economic and financial indicators. Available through the International Monetary Fund (IMF) eLibrary.
  • International Historical Statistics
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    International Historical Statistics provides access to 490 tables, covering data on 211 countries and territories collected between 1750-2010. Includes data on the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania as well as on countries whose borders have changed and are now difficult to source (e.g. Czechoslovakia and Zaire). Within each region are chapters on population and vital statistics, labor force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport & communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Each section has a full description of the sources used to compile the statistics; all statistical tables can be downloaded as ePDFs and/or Excel files with the ability to remove sections and merge tables.N.B. As with all statistical sources, the frequency and completeness of the data will vary by country and source.
  • International Index to Music Periodicals (IIMP) Full Text
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    This database provides indexing and abstracts for several hundred international music periodicals from over 20 countries, plus full text for more than 140 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes over 770,000 records, the majority from the most recent ten years of publication. Some complete journal runs are included, with indexing back to 1874. Covers the full spectrum of subjects and all aspects of music, including music education, performance, ethnomusicology, musical theatre, theory, popular music forms and composition.
  • International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text
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    This database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 260 international periodicals, plus full text for more than 100 of the indexed journals. The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
  • 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.
  • International Military Tribunal for Germany (Nuremberg Trials)
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    The Nuremberg Trials were a series of military tribunals, held by the victorious Allied forces of World War II, most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political, military, and economic leadership of the defeated Nazi Germany. The trials were held in the city of Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany, in 1945–46, at the Palace of Justice. The first and best known of these trials was the Trial of the Major War Criminals before the International Military Tribunal (IMT), which tried 24 of the most important captured leaders of Nazi Germany, though several key architects of the war (such as Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Joseph Goebbels) had committed suicide before the trials began.
    This website provides much of the transcripts that were taken from these trials.
  • International Newsstand
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    ProQuest International Newsstand provides information from the world's top news resources. The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Financial Times, The Guardian, Jerusalem Post, South China Morning Post, The Daily Telegraph, Asian Wall Street Journal, and the BBC Monitoring series of publications are just a few of the sources in ProQuest Newsstand International. Each issue of every newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also detailed information on sports, business, and the arts around the world. Citations and abstracts are available for all articles.
  • International Pharmaceutical Abstracts (Ovid)
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    Provides worldwide coverage of pharmaceutical science and health-related literature. Comprehensive information is included for drug therapy, toxicity, and pharmacy practice as well as legislation, regulation, technology, utilization, biopharmaceutics, information processing, education, economics, and ethics as related to pharmaceutical science and practice. Updated monthly.
  • Internet Acronym Server
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    The Internet Acronym Server is, as its name implies, a database of acronyms collected from the Internet for the best part of two decades. An acronym is a kind of abbreviation. Acronyms are usually made from the capitalized initials of the words it represents, for example FBI is an acronym for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Contrary to what some sources say, acronyms do not have to be pronounceable words.
  • Internet Library of Early Journals
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    ILEJ is a joint project by the Universities of Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, conducted under the auspice of the eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme.

    The project has digitized selected twenty-year runs of three eighteenth- and three nineteenth-century journals and placed the images online at the site. Journals include: Annual Register (1758-78), Gentleman's Magazine (1731-50), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (1757-77), Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1843-52), Notes and Queries (1849-69), and The Builder (1843-9).

  • Investext
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    Analyst reports by brokerage firms, investment banks and other organizations on over 11,000 U.S. and international companies and 53 industries. This database has been replaced by ThomsonOne.
  • IOPscience extra
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    The gateway to IOP e-journals and books.
  • IPA Source
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    IPA Source is the largest collection of literal translations andInternational Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions on the web. The goal ofIPA Source is to promote the comprehension and accurate pronunciation offoreign language texts in art song and opera in order that the singer mayimbue each syllable with the appropriate emotional content. IPA Sourceoffers works in Latin, Italian, German, and French and plans to include more"singing" languages in the future. The database currently includes over 5500texts.
  • ISI Emerging Markets
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    ISI Emerging Markets (now known as EMIS) provides coverage of emerging economies in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America including articles, financial statements, industry analyses, equity quotes, macroeconomic statistics, and market-specific information.
  • ISI Proceedings: Science & Technology Proceedings
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    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.
  • ISI Proceedings: Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings
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    Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.
  • Islamic Heritage Project
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    Working together with the generous support of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the Harvard University Library's Open Collections Program has digitized hundreds of Islamic manuscripts, maps, and published texts from the institution's vast holdings. All told, the project currently includes over 145,000 pages dating from the 13th to the 20th centuries CE. The documents are from many regions, including Saudi Arabia and Central Asia, and the subjects covered here include rhetoric, logic, philosophy, calligraphy, medicine, and law.Visitors can search the entire site, and they may also make their way through sections such as "Published Materials", "Manuscripts", and "Maps".The "Maps" area is quite a find, and visitors can browse maps such as a rendering of the Turkish Empire in 1714 and one of Syria from 1853. Of course, most of the materials here are in languages other than English, but for scholars of the Islamic world, this collection is invaluable.
  • Issues & Controversies
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    Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.
  • Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance
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    Bibliography of articles on medieval and renaissance topics.