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Besides the Main ARTFL Database, resources include French Women Writers, Provençal poetry, Journal de Trévoux, full-text dictionary searching and the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Database. Eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century texts are about equally represented, with a smaller selection of seventeenth century, medieval, and Renaissance texts. Subjects include literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy. In most cases standard scholarly editions were used in converting the text into machine-readable form, and the data contain page references to these editions.
Bartleby contains a wealth of freely accessible content, including the complete 70 volumes of the Harvard Classics and Shlef of Fiction, the Oxford Shakespeare, several collections of quotations, Gray's anatomy, King James Bible, World Factbook, and much, much more.
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Properties of Organic Compounds - contains over 29,000 of the most commonly sought organic compounds, featuring physical data, spectral data, and structures.
Credo Reference aggregates authoritative high-quality reference works for online delivery to libraries worldwide. UMass Lowell subscribes to 100 reference titles in Credo, with over 600 thousand entries, all fully integrated and intelligently cross-linked. Reference resources include Encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and atlases. Subjects covered in particular are history, health, world politics and culture, social sciences, music, literature, biology, education, and religion.
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The Internet Archive is a non-profit organization founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format. Founded in 1996, the Internet Archive now includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages. The Archive also hosts the multilingual digitized text collection of the Open Content Alliance (OCA). The OCA is world-wide, non-profit, collaborative digital publishing venture that includes participation from UML and other Boston Library Consortium members.
Written by prominent scholars from industry, academia, and research institutions, the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology presents a wide scope of over 1,000 articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed. Monthly updates keep the online version on the cutting edge of chemical technology.
The Merck Index Online is the internationally recognized encyclopedia of chemical substances, including human and veterinary drugs, biologicals and natural products. It contains more than 10,000 monographs, 32 supplemental tables and 450 Organic Name Reactions. The information provided includes chemical, common and generic names, trademarks and their associated companies, CAS Registry Numbers, molecular formulas and weights, physical and toxicity data, therapeutic and commercial uses, chemical structures and selected literature references for each substance. Compounds are indexed by Name, Formulae, CAS Registry Number and Therapeutic Category/Biological Activity.
The NCBI Bookshelf is a growing collection of freely accessible online biomedical books. Titles cover aspects of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, research methods, and virology. The book content can be searched directly or accessed through links within PubMed (MedLine).
At its heart, Open Library is a catalog. The project began in November 2007 and has collected well over 20 million catalog records from some of the biggest libraries in the world. Access is provided to 1.7 million scanned versions of books. The secondary goal is to get users as close to the actual document looked for as possible, whether that is a scanned version courtesy of the Internet Archive, or a link to Powell's where you can purchase your own copy.
Originally published in 1894 and later revised in 1923 and again as a "New" four-volume set in 1987, the Palgrave Dictionary of Economics has continuously drawn together eminent contributors from across the spectrum of methodological and ideological schools to produce an consistently valuable work of reference that has contained many individual classic essays of enduring importance. In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. While some classic articles from the 1987 were retained, around 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions. This new edition retains the tradition of bringing together the world's most influential economists (including 25 Nobel Laureates in Economics) writing in their own voice on their areas of expertise, but in its online incarnation it has married this tradition with the benefits of a dynamic resource that is updated on a quarterly basis.
PsycBOOKS contains more than 16,000 chapters in PDF from over 1,000 books published by American Psychological Association (APA) and other distinguished publishers. It also includes 100 out-of-print books and a total of more than 400 classic books of landmark historical impact in psychology along with more than 1,500 authored entries from the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology. PsycBOOKS is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA’s Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.
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Sage eReference titles, including the Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods, can be searched together or separately by keyword or browsed by subject. Individual titles have a Reader's Guide that combines entries into thematic categories. You can also limit searches by images, tables, or sidebars. Subjects covered include African American Studies, Anthropology, Business and Management, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Geography, Health, History, Politics, Psychology, Research Methods, Social Issues, Sociology, and much more.
This Handbook Collection contains 80 authoritative, award–winning, international, and interdisciplinary handbooks across the social sciences. This Collection is hosted on SAGE Reference Online and increases the content on the platform to more than 160 titles while offering enhanced functionality.
Now in its 12th edition, Sax's Dangerous Properties contains extensive data on approximately 28,000 substances, including 2,400 new entries. Each entry includes a DPIM code, hazard rating, entry name, CAS number, DOT number, molecular formula, molecular weight, line structural formula, description of material and physical properties, and synonyms. The book also contains Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH) levels for approximately 1,000 chemicals. It also covers exposure-level classifications for a number of regulatory agencies, from OSHA to the U.S. Department of Transportation.