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  • Sabin Americana, 1500-1926
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    Based on Joseph Sabin's landmark bibliography, this collection contains works about the Americas published throughout the world from 1500 to the early 1900's. Included are books, pamphlets, serials and other documents that provide original accounts of exploration, trade, colonialism, slavery and abolition, the western movement, Native Americans, military actions and much more. With over 6 million pages from 29,000 works, this collection is a cornerstone in the study of the western hemisphere.
  • Sacred Bible
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    Contains links to numerous English-language Bibles as well as Latin (Latin Vulgate), Greek and Hebrew editions, some of which have been scanned.
  • 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.
  • SAFEHAVEN Reports on Nazi Looting of Occupied Countries and Assets in Neutral Countries
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    SAFEHAVEN was the code name of a project of the Foreign Economic Administration, in cooperation with the State Department and the military services, to block the flow of German capital across neutral boundaries and to identify and observe all German overseas investments.
  • SAGE eReference
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    Sage e-Reference is a full-text collection of over 80 online specialized encyclopedias in the social sciences, including communications, gender studies, social work, history, psychology, etc. Search one encyclopedia, or all of them simultaneously.
  • SAGE IMechE Proceedings Archive
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    The IMechE Proceedings Archive 1847-1996 is providing direct access to over 200,000 pages of unique material, including technical papers, obituaries, meeting reports, technical drawings, and editorial comment, all covering some of the most influential and innovative years of engineering development.
  • SAGE Research Methods Datasets
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    Trial access will expire on 06/05/2015.
  • SAGE Research Methods Online and Cases
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    SAGE Research Methods includes books, articles, encyclopedias, and videos covering social science research design and methods including the complete Little Green Book series of Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences and the Little Blue Book series of qualitative research. Also includes case studies outlining the research methods used in real research projects.
  • Sage State and US Local Stats
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    SAGE Stats provides extensive social science data covering geographies within the United States and spans topics such as healthcare, crime, education, employment, religion, and government finances.
  • SAGE Video
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    Trial access will expire on 05/06/2015.
    Off campus access is temporarily unavailable.
  • SAH Archipedia
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    Encyclopedia of the built world published by the Society of Architectural Historians and the U. of Virginia Press containing histories, photos, and maps for over 16,300 structures and places in 17 states. Search by people & firms, styles & periods, material, and building type. Based on the Buildings of the United States print volumes (available at the Architecture and Fine Arts Library).
  • Salem Health
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    Virtually all of the content in Magill’s Medical Guide and Salem Health: Cancer is available online, including illustrations and sidebars, indexes, appendixes and other back matter. Cross-references in the form of “See Also” boxes will link directly to appropriate articles. Key terms, used in the body of articles, will link to a complete “Glossary.” “Further Information” citations are extensive and authoritative. Article citation information is included with every article.
  • SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System Journals
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    The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing more than 3.6 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy. The main body of data in the ADS consists of bibliographic records, which are searchable through the Abstract Service query forms, and full-text scans of much of the astronomical literature which can be browsed though the Browse interface. Please note that all abstracts and articles in the ADS are copyrighted by the publisher, and their use is free for personal use only. For more information, please read ADS' page detailing the Terms and Conditions regulating the use of the resources. In addition to its databases, the ADS provides access and pointers to a wealth of external resources, including electronic articles, data catalogs and archives, and currently have links to over 4.6 million records maintained by the collaborators.
  • SBRnet (Sports Business Research Network)
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    Sports Business Research Network provides market research and industry news for the sports industry. SBRnet's site combines market research from the largest single research supplier to the industry, the National Sporting Goods Association; the U.S. Department of Commerce; various sports governing bodies; and full-text articles from 14 magazines and newsletters published by VNU, the world's largest sporting goods trade publisher, and newsletters provided by leading independent industry experts.
  • Schillers Werke
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    Friedrich Schiller's (1759-1805) literary works, his writings on history, and his philosophical and critical works have been extremely influential. Schillers Werke comprises the whole of the Nationalausgabe, the finest and most complete critical edition of his works, letters, and conversations.
  • SCI-Arc Media Archive
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    Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Online Media Archive of lectures recorded at the school since 1974. The archive includes over 600 videos spanning more than 1000 hours of footage.
  • SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online
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    A model for cooperative electronic publishing of scientific journals on the Internet, conceived to meet the scientific communication needs of developing countries, particularly Latin America and the Caribbean countries, it provides an efficient way to assure universal visibility and accessibility to their scientific and other scholarly literature. The SciELO collection is continually updated and currently includes 630 scholarly peer reviewed journals, from Spain, Portugal, several South American countries and Cuba, which predominantly publish the results of original research, and other original works, and contribute significantly to knowledge in the area covered by the journal. Subjects include Agricultural, biological, health and earth sciences, chemistry, engineering, geosciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, linguistics, and the arts. Coverage is from 1997, or from its first issue in the case of journals founded after that year.
  • Science Citation Index Expanded
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    The Science Citation Index, a part of the Web of Science, is a multidisciplinary database of bibliographic information indexed so that you can search for specific articles by subject, author, journal, and/or author address. Because the information stored about each article includes the article's cited reference list (often called its bibliography), you can also search the databases for articles that cite a known author or work.

    The Science Citation Index (SCI) indexes 5,700 major journals across 164 scientific disciplines, covering approximately 2,100 more journals than its print and CD-ROM counterparts, with all cited references captured.

  • Science of Aging Knowledge Environment (SAGE KE)
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    From October 2001 to June 2006, Science's SAGE KE provided news, reviews, commentaries, disease case studies, databases, and other resources pertaining to aging-related research. Although SAGE KE has now ceased publication, you can still search and browse the article content on this archive site.
  • Science of Synthesis
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    Science of Synthesis full title is: Science of Synthesis: Houben-Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations, is a reference work for preparative methods in synthetic chemistry. Based on the product of a reaction, it is written by authors with an intimate knowledge of their subject matter, which summarize the literature and reference research articles that demonstrate various techniques and transformations. The current version 3.8 contains 42 volumes and over 238,000 reactions!
    • Provides an *exclusive overview* of the synthetic chemistry literature.
    • Provides easy access to the best and most *reliable* synthetic methods in organic and organometallic chemistry.
    • Gives organic chemists examples of *evaluated* methodology reviewed by world-renowned experts.
    • Allows researchers to *tailor* their structure, text and reaction searches to accommodate their chemical information needs.
  • ScienceCinema
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    ScienceCinema utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. You can then easily access the exact point in the video where the words were spoken by the presenter. The videos in ScienceCinema highlight DOE's most exciting scientific research. Simply enter a term in the search box and start exploring DOE's multimedia!
  • ScienceDirect
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    Access over 2,200 peer reviewed academic journals and selected books.
  • Scientific American Online
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    Search back files of Scientific American from 1845 to present.
  • SciFinder
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    SciFinder (SFS) and its web-version of SciFinder (SF):
    • Provide access to Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry of more than 22 million chemical substances
    • CA databases with references to more than 15 million articles and patents (one of USC's best patent resources)
    • CHEMCATS database of nearly 400,000 commercially available chemicals from more than 300 suppliers
    • CHEMLIST, a database of key domestic and international regulatory information.

    Available from Sunday 2:00 am until Saturday 6:00 pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

    If you would like access to Scifinder, please include the following information:

    • Faculty and Staff: USC email address, contact information (department or school information, research field, building and room number)
    • Students: USC email address, name of advisor, contact information (department or school information, research field, building and room number)

  • Scirus
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    Scirus searches an international collection of institutional repositories and other resources, so it can be a good way to find technical reports, preprints, and other less common publications. Scirus includes basic and advanced search functions, and sorts results into journals vs. web sites. Elsevier ScienceDirect journals are prominently featured in the journal results, with direct links. USC subscribes to the majority of ScienceDirect titles, so Scirus is a good way to search those online journals. For more detailed information, see this electronic resources review in the online peer-reviewed journal Issues in Science and Technology Libraries
  • Scopus
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    Citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources.
  • SDC Platinum
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    Data on mergers and acquisitions, IPO's and venture capital funding. Please contact the Crocker Business Library for access.
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    Company filings with US Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Senate Executive Journals, Series I, 1789-1866
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    The Senate Executive Journals are the minutes of the meetings of the U.S. Senate - an official record of business on petitions, memorials, motions, bills, resolutions, and the votes on them. The Journals do contain occasional excerpts from both speeches on the floor of the chamber and communications sent to Congress by the President and the heads of the Executive Departments. The Executive Session Journal of the Senate is a record of its closed session deliberations, mostly on two principal topics: treaties and nominations.
  • Shakespeare Quartos Archive
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    The Shakespeare Quartos Archive is a digital collection of pre-1642 editions of William Shakespeare's plays. A cross-Atlantic collaboration has also produced an interactive interface for the detailed study of these geographically distant quartos, with full functionality for all thirty-two quarto copies of Hamlet held by participating institutions.
  • Shoah Foundation Institute Visual History Archive
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    Presents nearly 52,000 testimonies of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, representing individuals from 56 countries, speaking in 32 languages. While the majority of the interviews are with Jewish Holocaust survivors (around 49,000), the archive also includes the testimonies of political prisoners, Sinti and Roma (Gypsy) survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, survivors of eugenics policies, and homosexual survivors as well as rescuers, liberators, and participants in war crimes trials.
  • Short Story Index (H.W. Wilson)
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    This product’s aim is to index all the important collections and anthologies of short stories that are published each year. All literary genres are covered. Approximately 200+ monographs are captured per year, with approximately 3,000-4,000 analytics (chapters/stories).
  • SIAM ebook
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    This site features the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics' e-book collection.
  • SIAM Journals Online
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    This links to the society's e-journal portal, listing their fourteen journals. The date range for online volumes is from 1997 to present. The actual Home Page for the society is
  • Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment (STKE)
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    The Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment is from the AAAS Science and is both a Web site and an online journal devoted to the topic of cell signaling. Signal transduction refers to the biochemical processes by which cells respond to cues in their internal or external environment.
  • Siku Quanshu
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    Siku Quanshu (Wenyuange Edition)Siku Quanshu Online is undisputed as the single largest collection of literary works in the world. Compiled by edict of China's Emperor Qianlong during the period from 1773 - 1782 its title translates to Complete Library in Four Branches of Literature. True to its name it includes 3,460 works with a total of more than 36,000 volumes.
    Please note that you need to download the client program in order to access the database.

    1 user access.
  • SIMBAD Astronomical Database
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    Maintained by the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS), France, it provides basic data, cross-identifications, bibliography and measurements for astronomical objects outside the solar system. Simbad on the Web is the WWW interface to the Simbad database with full search function of its content.
  • SimplyMap
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    This database from Geographic Research, Inc. enables non-technical users to quickly create thematic maps, reports, ring studies and location analyses using extensive demographic, social, business and marketing data from many sources including the US Census, Experian Simmons and more.
  • Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
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    We have access to Part II-IV: (2) Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, (3)The Institution of Slavery (1492-1888), (4) The Age of Emancipation. These collections cover the transatlantic slave trade, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S., Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions. It includes digital access to a variety of primary sources: legal documents, court records, plantation records, company records, first-person accounts, newspaper articles, government documents and much more. Also includes reference articles and links to websites, biographies, chronologies, bibliographies to give background and context for further research.
  • Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007
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    Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007* This resource is an important portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Close attention is being given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.
  • Smithsonian Collections Online
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    A result of Gale's partnership with the Smithsonian Institution to create searchable archives of the Smithsonian's vast collections, this resource combines rare nineteenth and twentieth century archival materials on such topics as World’s Fairs and trade literature and is paired with modern Smithsonian Magazine and Air & Space Magazine backfiles to present unique and comprehensive insight into history, science, nature, the arts, innovation, technology, and world culture.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound
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    Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions. The collection provides an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms.
  • Snapshots
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    This database offers top-line international market research overviews focusing on 40+ industries in more than 40 countries worldwide, including regional summaries. It provides market size, share, forecasts and segments.
  • Social Explorer
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    Social Explorer allows users to visually display demographic data in the U.S. from 1790 through the present at a variety of geographic levels, create reports, maps and animations that can be downloaded.
  • Social Science Research Network
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    Access to scholarly articles, abstracts and working papers in the social sciences including many Marshall faculty.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index
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    The Social Sciences Citation Index is a multidisciplinary database, with searchable author abstracts, covering the journal literature of the social sciences. It indexes 1,700 journals spanning 50 disciplines, as well as covering individually selected, relevant items from over 3,300 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals.

    This database is part of USC's subscription to the Web of Science.

    The SSCI is also available on CD-ROM (1981-) and print (1969-) in the Doheny Reference Center.

  • Social Sciences Full Text (H.W. Wilson)
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    Social Sciences Full Text™ provides access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the social sciences. This resource provides detailed indexing for over 625 periodicals dating back as far as 1983—nearly 400 of which are peer-reviewed.
  • Social Services Abstracts
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    Social Services Abstracts provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. The database abstracts and indexes over 1,600 serials publications and includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and citations to book reviews.Updated monthly.
  • Social Work Abstracts
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    The Social Work Abstracts database, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., contains more than 35,000 records, spanning 1977 to the present, from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, aging, substance abuse,legislation, community organization, and more.
  • Sociological Abstracts
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    Sociological Abstracts Database is a primary resource for accessing the latest research sponsored in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database draws information from an international selection of over 2,600 journals and other serials publications, plus conference papers, books, and dissertations. Records added after 1974 contain in-depth and nonevaluative abstracts of journal articles.

    Updated monthly.

  • South Carolina Newspapers
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    Accessible Archives provides access to four important 18th century South Carolina newspapers: The South Carolina Gazette (1732-1775), The South Carolina & American General Gazette (1764-1775), The South Carolina Gazette& Country Journal (1765-1775) and The Gazette of the State of South-Carolina (1777-1780).
  • SPIE Digital Library
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    SPIE Reviews is a fully open-access journal publishing covering the state of the art of emerging and rapidly evolving optics and photonics technologies and their applications. Literature on the latest and upcoming nanotechnology and on nanophotonics are of special interest, as well as articles on biomedical optics. Covered are journal articles and proceedings.
  • SPINPlus
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    SPINPlus is comprised of SPIN, a funding opportunities database designed to provide up-to-date information on over 5,000 current federal, non-federal, & international funding sources; GENIUS, which provides a searchable resource for locating academic investigators/research partners for potential collaborations; and SMARTS, an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system which provides a direct link to comprehensive & available national and international research funding information. Includes a Quick Reference Guide (under help) and a tutorial.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
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    SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 440 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985.
  • Springer Materials - Landolt-Börnstein
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    Based on Landolt-Börnstein, SpringerMaterials is a data collection database in all areas of physical sciences and engineering. It consists of 70,000 online documents (extracted from 380 printed volumes), includes more than 120,000 figures, more than 1 million literature references and over 65,000 keywords. The search interface is Google like, and the search results are displayed in PDF formats.
  • Springer Protocols
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    Step-by-step presentation of protocols with coverage including cell and molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, protein science, and imaging.
  • 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.
  • SRDS - Standard Rate and Data Service
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    SRDS is produced by Standard Rate and Data Service, which compiles contact information and ad rates for a variety of media sources. The print versions are useful when you have specific publications in mind, but our online access allows you to search across publications using keywords.
  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
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    A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor's independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries. Content includes detailed tock reports, company profiles, bond reports, corporation records, mutual fund reports, security dealers directory and industry surveys.
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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    The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a freely available online encyclopedia pertaining to all issues in philosophy and written by contemporary philosophers from various institutions of higher learning.
  • State Archives of Assyrian Online
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    State Archives of Assyria Online (SAAo) is an open-access web resource that aims to make the rich Neo-Assyrian materials found in the royal archives of Nineveh, and elsewhere, more widely accessible.
  • State Papers Online
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    (1509-1782) This digital collection covers the reigns of the Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Hannovers (up to George III’s rule in 1782). The State Papers are the official records of the Secretaries of State serving the ruling monarch of the day; they contain correspondence, reports, memoranda, parliamentary drafts and depositions from ambassadors, civil servants and provincial administrators on almost every subject. This online collection gathers in one place the Domestic, Foreign, Borders, Scotland, and Ireland State Papers of Britain with the Registers of the Privy Council and other State Papers, making it easier to research 16th-18th century British history.
  • Stendhal's Manuscripts
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    French novelist Stendhal, né Marie-Henri Beyle, was born in Grenoble in 1783 and died in Paris in 1842. This growing collection of his manuscripts includes new transcripts and annotations by literary scholars is from the Université Stendhal in Grenoble and Grenoble's public library. Unfortunately, the manuscripts of 2 of his most famous novels, Le Rouge et le noir (The Red and the Black), 1830 and La Chartreuse de Parme (The Charterhouse of Parma), 1839 are not included as the original drafts no longer exist.
  • Structurae: International Database and Gallery of Structures
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    A database of nearly 60,000 works of structural engineering, architecture or construction through time, history, and around the world. Documentation begins with the pyramids in Egypt and Roman construction, continues to Romanesque and Gothic churches and through to the Industrial Revolution all the way to today and beyond. It deals mostly with bridges, tunnels, dams, skyscrapers, stadiums, towers, etc.Includes numerous images, including multiple views of some structures; chronology of the individual work; technical information; bibliographies; and links to relevant web sites.Discreet ads appear on each page.
  • Sunday Times Digital Archive
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    Since that first issue, the newspaper has consistently provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week`s news and society at large with extensive coverage of court cases, murders, executions, crime, sports careers and culture crimes to titillate its readers. With more than 600,000 pages, The Sunday Times Digital Archive is a gateway to the greatest crimes, careers and culture of the last 180 years.
  • Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online
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    The SEG systematically collects newly published Greek inscriptions as well as publications on previously known documents. It presents complete Greek texts of all new inscriptions with a critical apparatus; it summarizes new readings, interpretations, and studies of known inscriptions, and occasionally presents the Greek text of these documents. It allows the user to search the entire corpus for particular words, names, and inscriptions. Indexes and cross references to related texts offer additional research functionality.The online edition includes the electronic equivalent of 54 SEG volumes (approx. 50.000 records) published so far, and will incorporate all future volumes in the series. The print edition is housed in Doheny journal stacks and the Classics Section (call no. CN360.S95).
  • SUR Online
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    America in the twentieth century, is now available in an easy-to-use electronic format. This edition includes images of the complete magazine, including covers, photographs and advertisements (50,000 pages); a comprehensive electronic index of 6,300 entries, which corrects mistakes and inconsistencies found in the index published in the magazine and provides access to all contributions, even those of less than a page. The collection features several search capabilities, allowing users to search by author, title, genre, keyword and full-text; and a user-friendly interface in Spanish or English. Additional material included in this online edition of SUR is a set of images of manuscripts from the first issue as well as an unpublished set of letters by Victoria Ocampo.
  • Sweet's Network
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    The online version of the printed Sweets Catalog File (In AFA Reference,Call No. TH455.S7864), this free website (with ads) allows searching by word or the MasterFormat 2004.Includes links to articles in Architectural Record.
  • Synthesis Collection
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    Synthesis is an engineering and applied science e-books collection from Morgan & Claypool, which synthesizes important engineering research or development topics in lecture series format.