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Sabin Americana, 1500-1926

An online collection of books about the Americas published 1500-1926 and covering history, social and political issues, science, religion, slavery, emmigration, women, and many, many other subjects. Based on the Bibliotheca Americana compiled by Joseph Sabin (begun in 1868) and augmented by the work of others, this complements Early American Imprints (books printed in North America, EEBO and ECCO (books printed in England or English 1475-1800), and the American Periodical Series Online.

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Safari Books Online

Also known as O'Reilly Safari Learning Platform. A collection of electronic books in computer science, information technology, and related fields from O'Reilly and Associates and Pearson Technology Associates.

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Sage Stats

SAGE Stats is a data download and visualization tool hosting social science data about U.S. states, counties, cities, and metropolitan statistical areas from more than 150 different government and non-government sources. It spans topics like employment, crime, religion, and education. The data series are standardized allowing you to easily find, compare, visualize, and export.

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Salem Press

Access Salem Press titles in Literature, History, Science, Health, and Careers.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (DRC Interface)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. These maps are used by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps (OPLIN Interface)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. These maps are used by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

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Saskia Art History Images

Saskia Art History Images is a collection of digital art images with a special emphasis on the core images required for teaching the history of Western Art. Including titles from the textbooks Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Stokstad's History of Art, and Hartt's History of Italian Renaissance Art.

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SciELO Citation Index

Provides a more complete global picture by discovering new insights from research in Latin America, Spain, Portugal, the Caribbean and South Africa.

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Science Citation Index Expanded (1900-present)

Covers more than 5,900 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines. SCI provides access to cited references from indexed articles, linking older articles to current ones that have cited them.

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Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. This database provides teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

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Elsevier's ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 11,000 books. There are currently more than 9.5 million articles/chapters.

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Users must create an account, providing your email address, to use SciFinder.

SciFinder provides access to journal articles, dissertations, abstracts, and patents in chemistry and biomedicine. Search for literature or for chemical records by research topic, author, chemical substance or reaction, document identifier, and company/organization name. Over 10000 chemistry journals (from the CAPlus literature database) are included in the database along with 4800 biomedical journals (from the MEDLINE database), in addition to over 49 million substances and over 18 million reactions.

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Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period

Contains 60 volumes of Romantic poetry by 47 Scottish women writers, in-depth scholarly introductions, and extensive contemporary critical reviews. Based on J. R. De Jackson's Romantic Poetry by Women: A Bibliography, 1770-1835 with additional biographical, bibliographical, and critical information provided by established scholars.

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Scribner Writers Online

A collection approximately 1,600 full-text articles on world writers from ancient Greece and Rome to the present (including some literary genres), drawn from 13 series published by Scribner starting 1974-1998. Articles are by established scholars and offer in-depth introductory studies with extensive bibliographies. See also the Dictionary of Literary Biography articles included in Literature Resource Center.

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Senior High Core Collection

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This selective list of books recommended for young people in grades 9 through 12 is invaluable for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory and curriculum support in the high school library.

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Shakespeare Plays (BBC)

The BBC Shakespeare collection is a series of 37 British television adaptations of the plays of William Shakespeare, created by Cedric Messina and broadcast by BBC Television between 1978 and 1985. Actors featured in these plays include:Laurence Olivier, Brenda Blethyn, Colin Blakely, Leo McKern, John Gielgud, Jonathan Pryce, Michael Hordern, Felicity Kendall, Cyril Cusack, Anthony Andrews, Diana Rigg, John Hurt, Bernard Hill, John Cleese, Trevor Peacock, William Hurt, John Fortune, Robert Lindsay, John Bird, Julia Foster, Annette Crosbie, Zo Wanamaker, Mark Wing-Davey.

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Shock & Vibration Digest

Shock & Vibration Digest provides wide-ranging content, including full-text records covering essential areas related to shock and vibration. Topics include noise, vibration technologies, seismology, experimental mechanics, and engineering. The index contains more than 100,000 records which are selected from the most important sources within the discipline, including Journal of Sound and Vibration and Journal of Vibration & Control.

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Short Story Index

Short Story Index is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. It provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories. This database is searchable by author, title, subject, keyword, date, literary technique and source, or by any combination of terms. Subject access including theme, locale, narrative technique, or device can narrow a search even further.

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SimplyAnalytics (SimplyMap)

4 simultaneous users.

SimplyAnalytics is an Internet-based mapping application that enables users to develop interactive thematic maps and reports using thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables.  Miami's subscription includes access to data from the EASI Standard Package (which includes data from the year 2000, 2010, Current Estimates, and Five Year Projections), the EASI Life Stages Package, the Experian SimmonsLOCAL, and the Nielsen Claritas PRIZM Data Packages.  

SimplyAnalytics support is available online. Download the SimplyMap Variable List.

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Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

This HeinOnline collection brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. The library has hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery—defending it, attacking it or simply analyzing it. It gathers every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere, and provides more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century. It includes word-searchable access to all Congressional debates from the Continental Congress to 1880, as well as many modern histories of slavery. Within the library is a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject. The library will continue to grow, not only from new scholarship but also from historical material that will be continually added to the collection.

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Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans. Also included are state-specific resources, start-up business plans, and industry information.


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Smithsonian Global Sound

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Provides online audio files for materials from the Smithsonian Folkways catalog and other archival collections representing regions of the world in various genres including folk, blues, jazz, country, children's and spoken word.

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Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online

Social and Cultural History: Letters and Diaries Online allows students, scholars, and online researchers to experience the past through thousands of private writings and personal narratives. The resource is a unique forum that brings together the voices of ordinary men and women from all walks of life with the personal accounts of well-known historical figures. In their own words, people from diverse ethnic and social groups bring vividly to life hundreds of years of history through their perspectives on life, love, faith, politics, business, and countless personal events. The database currently includes 99,789 documents in 2,236 books and 432 websites.

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Social Explorer

5 simultaneous users

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to provide quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. The easy-to-use web interface lets users create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change. In addition to being a comprehensive data resource, Social Explorer also offers features and tools to meet the needs of both demography experts and novices. This interactive website includes the entire US census history from 1790 to 2010, the American Community Survey (ACS) from 2005 to 2012, the Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2010 (the most complete census available on religion in the US), InfoGroup data on religious congregations in the US for 2009 and 2010, and carbon emissions data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project.

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Social Science Citation Index (1900-present)

The Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) indexes citations appearing in articles and reviews in leading international social science journals. Source articles and reviews are searchable by author, journal title, and year. Lists of cited references are provided for all indexed source articles and reviews; abstracts are also provided for approximately 60% of the source articles since 1992. This database is probably the most useful for advanced researchers compiling bibliographies and looking for where works have been cited.

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Social Work Abstracts

8 simultaneous users.

Social Work Abstracts, produced by the National Association of Social Workers, Inc., contains information on the fields of social work and human services from 1977 to present. This database provides exceptional coverage of more than 450 journals in all areas of the profession, including theory and practice, areas of service, social issues, and social problems. Additional topics included pertain to the social sciences, gerontology, welfare, public health, criminology, and education as well as all areas of human services.

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SocINDEX with Full Text

This index contains more than 1,900,000 records with subject headings from a 19,300 term sociology-specific thesaurus. This database also contains abstracts for more than 815 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895. In addition, the database provides data mined from more than 630 "priority" coverage journals as well as 2,840 "selective" coverage journals. This index replaces Sociological Abstracts.

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Sociological Collection

The Sociological Collection is a comprehensive database covering information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database provides complete full text for more than 500 journals, including more than 450 peer-reviewed titles with some full text as far back as 1965.

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South and Southeast Asian Literature

South and Southeast Asian Literature is a searchable collection of fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas. Focusing on works composed during the late-colonial and post-colonial eras, the collection will also feature author interviews and manuscript materials that will shed additional light on the rich literary heritage and emerging traditions of this region.

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SPORTDiscus with Full Text

SPORTDiscus is the most comprehensive, bibliographic database covering sport, physical fitness, exercise, sports medicine, sports science, physical education, kinesiology, coaching, training, sport administration, officiating, sport law & legislation, college & university sport, disabled persons, facility design & management, intramural & school sport, doping, health, health education, biomechanics, movement science, injury prevention rehabilitation, physical therapy, nutrition, exercise physiology, sport & exercise psychology, recreation, leisure studies, tourism, allied health, occupational health & therapy, public health and more. With full bibliographic coverage, this database includes well over 1,200,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages. The content also consists of international references from journal and magazine articles, books, book chapters, conference proceedings and more. SPORTDiscus is provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre.

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Sports Business Research Network (Sports Market Analytics)

Sports Business Research Network includes full-text articles from 14 sports-business related publications, as well as over 2,500 tables covering participation, attendance, consumer expenditures, and market shares for 34 sports and fitness activities. Another feature is directory information for amateur and professional sporting organizations, venues, trade associations, etc.

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Springer E-Books

Browse Springer e-books online.

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Springer Protocols

Protocols published from 2010 forward are available. Compiling protocols from Humana’s successful book series Methods in Molecular Biology, Methods in Molecular Medicine, Methods in Biotechnology, Methods in Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Neuromethods, as well as from a vast number of Laboratory Handbooks, such as The Biomethods Handbook, The Proteomics Handbook, and the Springer Laboratory Manuals, SpringerProtocols offers researchers access to nearly thirty years worth of time tested, easily reproducible, step-by-step protocols for immediate use in their lab. Written by renowned experts in the field, each protocol is organized in an easily reproducible recipe style, and offering helpful tricks of the trade in an invaluable “notes” section, SpringerProtocols is an invaluable resource for the modern research laboratory.

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Browse Springer journals, books, series, protocols and reference works here.

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SRDS Media Solutions

This database includes advertising rates, circulation data, audience metrics and contact information for print and online trade journals and consumer magazines.  More limited information is also available for newspapers, out-of-home advertising, online advertising, and international publications. SRDS now also provides access to Nielsen Segmentation & Market Solutions data. This allows you to create reports based on metro areas or zip codes and includes consumer demographic and segmentation information as well as PRIZM data.

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Stalin Digital Archive

The Stalin Digital Archive (SDA) contains primary and secondary source material related to Joseph Stalin's personal biography, his work in government, and his conduct of foreign affairs. A majority of these documents are scanned page images and corresponding bibliographic records in Russian created by the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI). The archive also contains full transcriptions of all of the volumes in Yale University Press's acclaimed Annals of Communism (AOC) series.

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Statista is one of the leading statistics companies on the internet. With a team of over 450 statisticians, database experts, analysts, and editors, Statista provides users with an innovative and intuitive tool for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. The database integrates data on over 80,000 topics from over 18,000 sources on a single platform. Categorized into 21 market sectors, it provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets. Statista includes data sources such as market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases. For each statistic, metadata is also provided including but not limited to source, release date, number of respondents, and any other relevant details to facilitate verification of all statistical information available in the database.


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Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006

Since 1822, The Sunday Times has provided thoughtful analysis and commentary on the week’s news and society at large. Murder, theatre, sport and politics all collide in its pages in an abundance of glorious narrative detail. World-famous for its cutting-edge investigative journalism, the U.K. newspaper broke many of the key stories of the twentieth century, including the thalidomide scandal in the 1960s, the exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet double-agent, and the revelations about the Israeli nuclear program in 1986.

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Supreme Court Yearbook

The Supreme Court Yearbook has provided valuable in-depth coverage and analysis of every decision from the nation's highest court since the 1989-1990 term. Nineteen years of coverage are now accessible in a powerful, fully searchable online edition that lets users explore expert and timely Supreme Court coverage swiftly and comprehensively.

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Synthesis (Morgan and Claypool e-books)

A library of 50- to 100-page "Lectures"; self-contained electronic books that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. Includes content from collections 1 and 2 (publication dates 2005-early 2007) only.

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