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Daily Life through History (formerly World Cultures Today)

This resource explores in detail the rich differences and surprising similarities of cultures outside the United States to those within the United States. Topics range from dating customs within a particular country to an overview of leisure time activities and other contemporary culture related topics.

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Data Citation Index (1900-present)

Access an array of data across subjects and regions, providing a comprehensive picture of research output to understand data in context and maximize research efforts. The Data Citation Index on the Web of Science provides a single point of access to quality research data from repositories across disciplines and around the world. Through linked content and summary information, this data is displayed within the broader context of the scholarly research, enabling users to gain perspective that is lost when data sets or repositories are viewed in isolation. These connections allow researchers to efficiently access to an array of data across subjects and regions, providing a comprehensive picture of research output, to maximize research efforts and accurately assess importance.

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Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM)

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DRAM is a not-for-profit resource which provides on-demand streaming access to CD-quality audio, complete original liner notes and essays from independent record labels and sound archives. One of DRAM's primary focuses is the preservation and dissemination of important recordings that have been neglected by the commercial marketplace, recordings that may otherwise become lost or forgotten. Currently DRAM's collection contains more than 3,000 albums worth of recordings from a distinctive set of 26 independent labels. The basis for the current collection is the diverse catalogue of American music recordings by New World Records. 

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Declassified Documents Reference System

Full-text of more than 78,000 declassified documents from various government agencies including the White House, CIA, FBI, State Dept. and others. Publications cover major foreign and domestic events such as the Cold War, Vietnam, and the civil rights movement. Useful for research in American history, foreign policy and international relations.

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Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent Innovations Index provides access to more than 14,800,000 patents with links to cited and citing patents, cited articles, and full-text patent data sources. Patents are divided into three broad areas: chemical sections, engineering sections, and electrical and electronic sections. This resource merges the value-added patent information from Derwent World Patents Index with the patent citation information from Derwent Patent Citation Index. Includes patent coverage to 1963 and patent citations to 1973, from 40 patent-issuing authorities.

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Digest of Education Statistics (NCES)

Authoritative compendium of statistics from the National Center for Education Statistics, provides a wealth of statistical information on education at all levels and from multifarious government perspectives. Topics in the Digest include: the number of schools and colleges; teachers; enrollments; graduates; educational attainment; finances; federal funds for education; employment and income of graduates; libraries; technology; and international comparisons.

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Digital National Security Archive

More than 63,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

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Digital Resource Commons (DRC)

Formerly called the Digital Media Center (DMC).  An OhioLINK product, the Digital Resource Commons (DRC) provides widespread access to images, sounds, video, numeric data, and other types of media information for the community and the world. Contents are supplied by members of the OhioLINK community. Currents collections include: Foreign Language Database, Encyclopedia of Physics, Social Sciences Database, Historic and Archival Materials, Sandborn fire insurance maps, Art and Architecture Database, Landsat 7 satellite images.

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Digital Video Collection

Currently contains 2,000+ videos which cover a wide variety of subjects. This collection includes streaming videos from Films for the Humanities and Sciences and Ambrose video producers with additional producers potentially added in the near future.

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Digitalia E-Books

Digitalia provides access to two collections of e-books: the Latin American Literature collection (107 titles) and the Spanish Literature collection (315 titles).

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Diotima Bibliography of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Database focusing on providing materials for the study of women and gender in the ancient world. Includes a searchable bibliography on Women and Gender issues in the Ancient Mediterranean world, course materials for instructors, and links to many other online resources, including articles, book reviews, databases and images.

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Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

The Directory of Open Access Books is a service of OAPEN Foundation. The OAPEN Foundation is an international initiative dedicated to Open Access monograph publishing, based at the National Library in The Hague. DOAB contains more than 1,000 academic peer-reviewed books from more than two dozen publishers.

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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals in a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. There are currently more than 6,000 journals in the directory.

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Disability in the Modern World

One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is a landmark online collection that fills the gap, with a comprehensive and international set of resources to enrich study in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy. At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.

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Dissertations & Theses (Abstracts Only)

The MU Libraries' subscription provides access to the abstracts version of this database and not to full text. Full text should be requested via ILL.

The first U.S. dissertation, accepted in 1861, to those accepted as recently as last semester. Citations for dissertations published from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts written by the author. Dissertations can be purchased from ProQuest/UMI or are available for download at a price, but you can usually also borrow them for free through Interlibrary Loan.

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The DMP Tool is a platform to help faculty create, review and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements for submission with their grant applications. It offers a variety of templates and step by step guidance. Miami University Libraries also provides customized automatic contextual guidance for members of the Miami University community as well as expert review of proposed data management plans.

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DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

DSM-5 is used by health professionals, social workers, and forensic and legal specialists to diagnose and classify mental disorders. The criteria are concise and explicit, intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings- inpatient, outpatient, partial hospital, consultation-liaison, clinical, private practice, and primary care. Provides access to DSM-5, DSM-5 Handbook of Differential Diagnoses, DSM-5 Clinical Cases, and the Spanish edition of the Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-5.


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