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  • LA as Subject
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    Hosted by the USC Libraries, L.A. as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region. L.A. as Subject is working to increase the visibility of local archives and improve access to them for students, researchers, K-12 educators, and everyone else with a stake in Southern California history. L.A. as Subject promotes tools and mentoring to help its members with everything from preserving and cataloging materials in their collections to fundraising and public outreach.
  • LandScan 2013
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    The database offers the accurate and reliable, geographically based, population distribution model.
  • LANIC: Hispanic/Latino Resources
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    Meta site, Latin American Network Information Center, at the University of Texas, provides links to a wide range of country and subject information available on the internet and related to Latin America and US Hispanics.
  • Latin America Data Base
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    The LADB is a news analysis and information service in English from Latin American sources and related to Latin American topics in the social sciences. Particular coverage of Mexico and Central America.
  • Latin American Business History: Resources and Research
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    Starting in December 2007, a team of researchers at the Harvard BusinessSchool began interviewing 21 leading business practitioners from Argentina and Chile for their Latin American business history initiative. The hope isthat these oral histories will serve as a valuable resource forresearch on the business history of these two countries since the 1960s. On this site,visitors can listen to the interviews (in Spanish) and also read transcriptsin English. Each profile contains a brief biography of each businessperson, along with material on their service to their respective industry.
  • Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC)
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    The Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents database, or LAPTOC, provides open electronic access to the tables of contents of journals published in Latin America and the Caribbean between the years 1994 and 2009. LAPTOC consists of more than 800 academic and research journals published in 29 countries in the region, including bibliographic references to more than 250,000 articles in the area's major languages. Database searches can be made by journal title, keywords in author and article titles, and country of publication. The user can save citations, create bibliographies, and e-mail or download results of searches.
  • Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)
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    The Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), hosted at Vanderbilt University, disseminates data produced by AmericasBarometer, a regularly conducted survey of democratic values, political perspectives and behaviors of voting-age adults in countries throughout the Americas. Data sets are available for many countries from Latin America and the Caribbean from the 1970s to the present.
    In order to access the site click on "Enter site via IP authentication", select "Free access", read the agreement and click on "I agree".
  • Latin American Women Writers
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    Latin American Women Writers is an extensive searchable 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 that address both the universal concerns of women in every age and the distinctive issues of their struggles in the region. The database features 103,624 pages of prose, poetry and drama.
  • Latino Literature
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    This is the most comprehensive database in this field, with more than 100,000 pages of fiction and poetry representing Chicano and Latin American writers working in the United States. The drama section will soon include over 450 plays, with 500 photographs on the Hispanic Theater. The majority of works are from the 20th c., from the Chicano Renaissance to the present day. The groups represented are Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Argentineans, Dominicans, and Central Americans. Supplementary items included are playbills and performance material, poetry readings, book presentation flyers, book covers, and photographs. All items are indexed and linked to the texts. Texts are in English or Spanish.
  • Left Index
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    Focused on the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the Left, the Left Index has been under production since 1982 and contains nearly 60,000 records (many with abstracts since the year 2000). The database indexes more than 150 journals focused on the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the Left. The journals are thoroughly reviewed for relevant scholarship and research. The Left Index has been under production since 1982 and contains nearly 60,000 records (many with abstracts since the year 2000). The database indexes more than 150 journals focused on the political, social, economic and cultural issues of the Left. The journals are thoroughly reviewed for relevant scholarship and research.
  • Legislative Insight
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    ProQuest Legislative Insight is a Federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full text publications (all PDF format) created by Congress during the process leading up to the enactment of U.S. Public Laws. With the focus on the public law, ProQuest Legislative Insight will make available approximately 18,000 legislative histories covering laws from 1929 to the present. 9,000 of these are brand new and 4,000 (from 1969-1983) include new research. PDF documents included with the public laws include bills (all versions), legislative reports, documents, CRS reports, committee prints, speeches in the Congressional Record and presidential signing statements.
  • Lexicons of Early Modern English
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    LEME searches and displays word-entries from monolingual English dictionaries, bilingual lexicons, technical vocabularies, and other encyclopedic-lexical works, 1480-1702.
  • Lexicool
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    This web site provides a searchable directory to over 6000 freelyavailable online bilingual and multilingual dictionaries and glossaries.Searches may be entered by language(s), subject, or title/keyword.Search results provide the number of entries and links to the onlinedictionaries. The site also provides a directory of translation andinterpreting courses, a listing of translator and interpreterassociations worldwide, language resources, freeware to download andlinks to sites for currency conversion, text analysis and languageidentification. Language-related software and products may be purchasedat the website.
  • Lexikon des Mittelalters Online
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    is an indispensable research tool for medievalists of all disciplines. Based upon the most important encyclopaedia in the world for medievalists (published in German between 1977 and 1999), LexMA’s 36,700 signed articles written by 3,000 authors covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period 300 to 1500. Its geographical scope covers the whole of Europe, part of the Middle East, and parts of North Africa to document the roots of Western culture and those of its neighbours in the Byzantine, Arab and Jewish worlds.
  • LexisNexis Academic
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    Database of full text online news, business, financial, legal, medical, biographical, government and domestic and international newspaper resources.
    Please check all license agreements posted on the Lexis/Nexis Website at Failure to follow the Terms & Conditions may result in revocation of the Lexis/Nexis license for the University of Southern California. Furthermore it is expressedly forbidden to write search scripts to search this databases.
  • LexisNexis State Capital
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    CIS State Capital Universe is the world's most comprehensive access to state government information from Congressional Information Service, Inc. The service provides access to:
    • state bills and laws
    • constitutions
    • proposed and enacted regulations
    • newspapers of record
    • articles about legislative issues affecting the states
    • legislature membership

    Users can search for information about one state, any combination of states, or all 50 states from a single source.

  • LGBT Life with Full Text
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    LGBT Life is the premier resource to the world's literature regarding Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Transsexual issues. Comprehensive coverage includes traditional academic, lifestyle, and regional publications, as well as non-periodical content such as non-fiction books, bibliographies and dissertations. Disciplines include athletics, health, law, sociology, family, religion, civil liberties, employment and entertainment.
  • LGBT Thought and Culture
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    LGBT Thought and Culture is an online resource hosting books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements throughout the twentieth century and into the present day. The collection includes documents ranging from letters, speeches, interviews, and ephemera covering the political evolution of gay rights as well as memoirs, biographies, poetry, letters and works of fiction that illuminate the lives of lesbians, gays, transgendered, and bisexual individuals and the community.
  • LibDex
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    LibDex is a website which serves as a directory of libraries of all types (though it appears not to be comprehensive in its coverage) in dozens of countries around the world. Access is first by country and then by city. Information fields, not all of which are completed, are provided for a library's web pages, hours, contact information, web catalog, systems vendor, and descriptive information.
  • Liberty Magazine Historical Archive
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    A popular American illustrated magazine published between 1924-1950. This digital collection provides insight into middle class America lifestyle and interests.
  • Library & Information Science Source (EBSCO)
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    A comprehensive resource for Library and Information Science research, this EBSCO database provides full text articles from more than 430 LIS journals, indexing for hundreds more and selected full text monographs. Library & Information Science Source contains the content that was formerly found in the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) database.
  • Library & Information Sciences Abstracts (LISA)
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    Index to over 550 periodicals in the areas of librarianship and information science.
  • Library Music Source
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    The largest collection of Western Classical sheet music ever assembled with access to over 300,000 pages of sheet music from over 35,000 works.
  • Library of Congress Classification Outline
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    The Library of Congress Classification Outline presents in broad outline form the Library of Congress Classification Schedule, broken down by letter and combination of letters and then by numerical divisions within each letter or combination of letters, i.e., J, JC, JC49, etc.
  • Library of Congress Web site
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    The Library of Congress's home page, linking to an extraordinary wealth of information including the Library's atalogs and its very significant digital collections.
  • Library of Latin Texts (LLT-A)
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    A major database for Latin texts, the LLT-A (formerly the CLCLT) contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BCE) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). It contains over 60 million Latin words drawn from more than 3100 works that are attributed to about 950 authors. It covers all the works from the classical period (texts come from the /Bibliotheca scriptorium Romanorum Teubneriana/Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina I )/, the most important patristic works as well as non-Christian literature from ca. 200 C.E to 735; an extensive corpus of medieval literature from 735 to 1500 (taken from the /Corpus Christianorum/); and Neo-Latin literature (1501-1965), including 16th century translations into Latin of important medieval works.Currently containing over 2 million words, additions will continue to be made.
  • LibriVox
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    LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain (no longer subject to copyright restrictions). LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the net. The goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.
  • Life and Times of Jorge Luis Borges
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    Provides bibliographic, textual, chronological and illustrated matter from the Jorge Luis Borges Collection and Documentation Center of the Fundacion San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is the world's largest collection of materials related to this notable Latin America writer's life and works, which were created between 1913 and 1985. The database allows a variety of searches. Subjects covered are all those of interest to Borges: literature, culture, history,politics, philosophy, linguistics and art.
  • Life Magazine
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    The entire run of the preeminent U.S. photojournal, /Life /Magazine, has now been ditigized and indexed. It was published weekly from 1936 to 1972, and covered all aspects of American life, as well as important overseas events. Many important photographers, such as Margaret Bourke-White, Karsh, and Gordon Parks, contributed images, some of which have since become icons. Search is by keyword only.
  • Life Science Dictionary
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    Searchable and browsable glossary contains terms associated with genetics, biochemistry, general biology, chemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and medicine.
  • Linda Hall Library's Digital Collections: Science, Engineering and Technology
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    The Library has a very strong engineering and technology collection, made even stronger by the acquisition of the Engineering Societies Libraries in 1995. The Library’s major emphasis in engineering is on collecting important current research material. In addition to civil engineering, applied mechanics and related disciplines are the most extensively covered subjects in the Library’s collection. The collection includes meeting papers from many engineering societies including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME).Acquisition of the collection of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) broadened an already strong collection in Aerospace engineering and history. This collection includes an extensive collection of individual papers collected by AIAA as well as NASA papers.
  • Linguistics Abstracts Online
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    Database that abstracts over 55,000 articles in linguistics from over 600 journals since 1985.
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
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    LLBA (Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts) provides non-evaluative abstracts of articles from approximately 2,000 serials published worldwide, coverage of monographs, recent books, technical reports, occasional papers, enhanced dissertation listings from Dissertation Abstracts International, and bibliographic citations for book reviews that appear in journals abstracted for LLBA.
  • Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991
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    This digital archive includes the complete 62-year run of BBC's periodical which was the intellectual counterpart to BBC's magazine, Radio Times. Developed as the medium for reproducing broadcast talks – initially on radio, but in later years television as well - The Listener is one of the few records and means of accessing the content of early BBC broadcasts. As well as commenting on and expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also previewed major literary and musical programs and regularly reviewed new books.
  • Literary Manuscripts, 17th and 18th Century Poetry
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    Based on manuscript holdings from the Brotherton Library at the University of Leeds.
  • Literary Manuscripts, Victorian
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    Based on manuscript holdings from the Henry W. and Albert a. Berg Collection of the New York Public Library.
  • Literature Criticism Online
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    LCO is comprised of 10 collections of English-language scholarly and popular commentary on literary works in most languages ranging from the classical to Shakespeare to contemporary publications. Covers not only novels but also poetry, short stories, and drama. Entries are in-depth and include bibliographies. Search by key words, author, title, or browse by works, authors, and topics.
  • Literature Online (LION)
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    A fully searchable library of over 355,000 works of English and American literature, overseen by an academic Advisory Board.
  • Literature Resource Center
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    Biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers. Integrating the Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, and Children's Literature Review, this database is augmented with full-text critical material. Biographical information is also included for screenwriters, journalists, and nonfiction writers. For copyright reasons, some material from the print resources listed above may not be available in full-text.

    The Literature Resource center includes the full text of Merriam-Webster

  • Literaturnaia Gazeta
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    Literaturnaia gazeta digital archive,1929-2011.
  • Litfinder
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    International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 125,000 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, and thousands of full-text short stories, essays, speeches and plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary. A subject navigator provides more than 10,000 subject headings, and basic and advanced search modes allow users to search by keyword, author, subject, work title, work date, nationality, gender, timeline and more. International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 125,000 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, and thousands of full-text short stories, essays, speeches and plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.
  • LLMC-Digital
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    LLMC is a non-profit cooperative of libraries dedicated to the twin goals of, preserving legal titles and government documents on film, while making copies inexpensively available either in microfiche format or digitally through its on-line service /LLMC-Digital. /Currently 1,786legal titles for U.S. federal law and the law of U.S. states, U.S. territories,Anglo-American collections, foreign jurisdictions, international law and organizations, and multi-jurisdiction subject collections are available.
  • London Low Life
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    Primary source materials for the study of London life, popular culture and entertainment in nineteenth century England.
  • Los Angeles Times (Current)
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    Full-text major daily newspaper from Los Angeles. With the nation's largest editorial department, it offers extensive coverage of national, international, and local news. Coverage: 1985-current.
  • Luso-Hispanic New World in Early Prints and Photographs
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    Collection of 600 hundred photographs and print images in books and albums, from the 19th to the early 20th centuries, associated with the former New World colonies of Spain and Portugal. Subject terms cover the lands, exploration, architectural heritage, peoples and cultures of Mexico, Central America, South America and the islands of the Caribbean. Searchable and browsable, with a list of the works containing the images.
  • Luthers Werke
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    Luthers Werke on the World Wide Web reproduces the Weimar Edition in electronic form. The Weimar Edition, which is regarded as a monumental work in the field of theology and the German language, was first published in 1883 and includes 127 volumes.
  • Lyell Collection
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    The Lyell Collection , created to mark the Geological Society of London's 200th anniversary in 2007, represents one of the largest integrated collections of online Earth science literature available. Bringing together key journals, Special Publications and Society book series on a single electronic platform, the Lyell Collection is a unique resource for researcher and student alike.