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The databases listed here are offered as a supplement to the library's primary databases. They are specialized bibliographic databases devoted to various subject areas, and range from pure indexes, to indexes with abstracts, to full-text documents. Some are more difficult to use than others. The reference librarians can advise you about choice of databases and how to use them. Visit the reference desk, call 503-399-5231, or e-mail email@example.com for assistance, or to obtain articles.
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- AATA Online
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature abstracts over 100,000 "high quality, peer-reviewed abstracts of the international literature of conservation and heritage management in a free online database." A product of the Getty Museum. A simple search is available without registration, or register for full search features.
- ABIA South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index
ABIA is "an annotated bibliographic database on South and Southeast Asian art and archaeology. The ABIA Index continues the old Annual Bibliography of Indian Archaeology (ABIA). The database is compiled by an international team of specialists brought together in a project initiated in 1997 by The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) in Leiden, The Netherlands."
- ACDC Online Database
The Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, produces this database, which contains records of books, chapters, journal articles, magazine articles, and reports one communications in agriculture. "All documents in this collection deal with communications in connection with agriculture. They emphasize the human and social dimensions of agriculture, not the physical or technical aspects."
- ACM Guide to Computing Literature
Use the simple search or the browsable indexes to find articles on computing. Abstracts are viewable, but full text is a members-only option. Published by the Association for Computing Machinery.
- ADAI Library
An index to books, journal articles, chapters, and reprints relating to alcohoism and drug abuse. Produced by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington.
- Add Health Publications Database
Add Health Publications Database gives citations of articles and other publications, as well as presentations, unpublished manuscripts, and dissertations, by Add Health researchers. "The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) is a nationally representative study that explores the causes of health-related behaviors of adolescents in grades 7 through 12 and their outcomes in young adulthood." The database is produced by the University of North Carolina Carolina publication center.
ADOLEC (Literature on Adolescent Health) is a bibliographic database which contains articles related to adolescence. The database is provided by the Pan-American Health Organization (World Health Organization). Although not limited in scope to Latin America, the project aims at the creation of a Latin American network of adolescent health information.
- ADS - NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstracts
Includes Astronomy, Physics & Geophysics. A variety of abbreviations at the right-hand side of each entry indicate the availability of abstracts, full text, etc. Almost all items have abstracts available (indicated by the abbreviation "A"). Consult the "Help" file to see the full list of abbreviations and explanation of the database. Click on the highlighted entry number in the results list to see the full record. Hosted by the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
- African Elephant Bibliography
A bibliographic database of over 4,700 articles relating to the African elephant. Searchable by author, year, and keyword. A cooperative venture, the "database is updated by Mary Dwyer Rigby who has written the bibliographic descriptions and to whom comments regarding corrections, missed items, and new materials should be forwarded."
- African Studies Centre Catalogue
Indexes a large number of articles, books, and chapters relating to Africa. Some articles have abstracts. Produced by the African Studies Centre, Leiden University.
- African Women's Bibliographic Database
Indexes books, chapters, government documents, periodical articles, theses, and conference papers dealing with women in Africa from 1986 to the present. The over 33,000 items are chiefly in English. Produced and maintained by Davis Bullwinkle at the Research Library of the Institute for Economic Advancement.
Agricultural and applied economics scholarly literature. Indexes and abstracts both journal articles and other documents. Includes full text documents. AgEcon is "developed and maintained at the University of Minnesota by Magrath Library and the Department of Applied Economics. ... AgEcon Search collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development."
U.S. national bibliographic database for agriculture, including forestry, from the National Agriculture Library. Includes two different searches: one for books, theses, etc., and one for abstracts of journal articles. Choose either a subject search from among NAL topics, or a keyword search, which also allows limiting by date and language. Combined searching of books and periodicals is available.
International bibliographic database for agriculture, including forestry and viticulture. Maintained by the FAO (the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).
- AIATSIS Collections Catalogue
Indexes articles, books, reports, and other matter relating to the aboriginal people of Australia and the Torres Islands. Produced by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) in Canberra Australia. Abstracts are included when available.
- AIDsearch is no longer available. AIDsearch was a combination of three database files (MEDLINE AIDS/HIV Subset, AIDSTRIALS & AIDSDRUGS) providing information about Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and related topics. The MEDLINE AIDS/HIV subset search for articles is available for searching through PubMed, however. For clinical trials, please see Clinical Trials at the NIH AIDSinfo site. For drugs, please see the AIDSinfo Drug Database.
- The Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP)
"The Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals is a subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals. The Index contains citations since 1988 and is updated continuously." Air University is the U.S. Air Force's center for advanced education.
The bibliographic database of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre, AIRBASE contains abstracts of articles and publications related to energy efficient ventilation. "Topics include: ventilation strategies, design and retrofit methods, calculation techniques, standards and regulations, measurement methods, indoor air quality and energy implications." Updated quarterly. Covers 1979-present.
- AJOL (African Journals OnLine)
Bibliographic database of African research. Abstracts are included when available. Begun by INASP (International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications), AJOL is now managed by the National Inquiry Services Centre (NISC SA).
- Alaska & Polar Periodical Index
"The Alaska & Polar Periodical Index cites articles in English about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandinavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica." After reaching the "Goldmine" screen, click on the link to Alaska & Polar Regions Index at the top of the screen. There are over 150,000 entries, including both scientific and popular publications. Produced by the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
- Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH)
"Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database, commonly referred to as ETOH, is the most comprehensive online resource covering all aspects of alcohol abuse and alcoholism. Produced by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), ETOH contains over 110,000 records and is accessed by both researchers and clinicians worldwide. Included in ETOH are abstracts and bibliographic references to journal articles, books, dissertation abstracts, conference papers and proceedings, reports and studies, and chapters in edited works." The "Expanded Search Screen" allows limiting by publication type, e.g., journal article. Covers articles through 2003.
- Alcohol Studies Database
This database, which is maintained by the Center for Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University, contains more than 70,000 citations to journal articles, books, chapters, and theses on alcoholism. Searchable by author, key word, date, and by pick lists of drug terms, physiological aspects, and social aspects. Searches may be limited by special populations, e.g., college students.
An extensive bibliographic database on the international literature of algae. Includes citations to journal articles and conference proceedings. Searching is by simple keywords. AlgaeBase is produced at the Martin Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland.
AmphibiaWeb lets you search literature references by keywords or browse species to find citations to literature on amphibians. The database contains references that have been used in species accounts in AmphibiaWeb. Mainly geared toward description and taxonomy. As of January, 2005, the database includes over 3,500 references. University of California, Berkeley.
- Animal enrichment databases
These two bibliographic databases maintained by the Animal Welfare Institute contain citations to literature regarding the environmental enrichment for Primates and for Database on Refinement of Housing and Handling Conditions and Environmental Enrichment for Animals kept in Laboratories (nonprimates). Environmental enrichment is defined as "the provision of stimuli which promote the expression of species-appropriate behavioral and mental activities in an understimulating environment." In addition to journal articles, book chapters, etc., approximately 500 full-text documents are indexed.
- Antisemitism - Bibliography on antisemitism (BAS)
Part of the The Felix Posen Bibliographic Project on Antisemitism, BAS abstracts literature from 1984-present relating to antisemitism. Published by the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA).
The APIRS (Aquatic Plant [Wetland and Invasive] Information Retrieval System) database, maintained by the University of Florida, is "devoted to freshwater aquatic and wetland plants, as well as terrestrial and aquatic invasive plants. [It] includes annotated citations for more than 58,000 research articles, books and reports about plant ecology, physiology, utilization and control." Records are extensively categorized by keywords and categories, although there are no abstracts.
Arbline covers working conditions and the work environment. Over 70,000 records of articles and books. Click "In English" at top of screen for English interface. Arbline was formerly produced by the Library of the National Institute For Working Life. The Institute will be closed as of July 1, 2007. At present the database is hosted by Lunds University. The search interface is in Swedish, but connects to materials in English. Key: Fritext: Free text; Författara: Author(s); Titel: Title; År: Year; Rensa: Clear.
- ARIBIB (ARI Bibliographical Database for Astronomical References)
ARIBIB (ARI Bibliographical Database for Astronomical References) is a project of the University of Heidelberg's Astronomisches Rechen-Institut. "The ARIBIB aims at presenting references to the literature from the remote past until the middle of the year 2000." Years from before 1880 up to 2000 are covered. Searchable by author and key words. The resulting list of citations appears in reverse chronological order.
- ARM Bibliography Database
The ARM Bibliography Database is a service of the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy since 1989. The database provides "access to information about journal articles, technical reports, and conference proceedings published by ARM Scientists and infrastructure staff members. We also list journal articles in which the authors acknowledge using ARM data or facilities in their research." The database is searchable by author, publication type, range of years, words in the title, or by picking from a list of topics, and it is sortable. Note: when sorting output by date, the oldest entries appear first.
- Asian Law Online
The University of Melbourne School of International Development offers the database as a "service to assist students and scholars of Asian legal systems. It is a collection of English language materials on Asian laws available throughout the world and includes books, chapters in books, journal articles and theses. It does not include newspapers, magazines, conference papers or unpublished articles. ... [The] Centre takes a broad view of the interconnectedness of law and society. The bibliography therefore also includes some selected materials dealing with the historical, cultural, social and economic backgrounds of Asian states. The bibliography is not exhaustive on these wider issues."
ASTIS (Arctic Science and Technology Information System) contains citations and abstracts to literature on the arctic regions of northern Canada and Alaska. Produced by the Arctic Institute of North America (University of Calgary).
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- Bach Bibliography
The Bach Bibliography database is compiled and maintained by Yo Tomita, of the School of Music, Queen's University Belfast. It contains over 50,000 citations to journal articles, books, dissertations, and other materials relating to the study of J.S. Bach.
A service of the Maison inter-universitaire des Sciences de l'Homme - Alsace, BAHR (Bulletin analytique d'histoire romaine) contains citations on the history of Rome. English language publications are included. Click on the Union Jack flag under "English Version" to start. The easiest strategy is to put a key word or phrase in the title search space click and search button. The resulting list of entries appears in reverse date order. Although there is no abstract, the full record for each citation includes a list of key words that should make the subject matter clear. Journal titles are abbreviated, but the titles are expanded in parentheses following the abbreviation.
- BCERF (Breast Cancer Environmental Risk Factor Database)
A database of studies relating to environmental risk factors for cancer, particularly breast cancer. Produced by the Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. The BCERF program on the Cancer Risks of Environmental Chemicals in the Home and Workplace closed on March 31, 2010. No further updates will be made to this web site.
- BCIN, the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network
A bibliographic database of close to 200,000 citations on the conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property. Indexes and sometimes abstracts books, published and unpublished monographs and serials; conference proceedings; technical reports, journal articles, theses; audio-visual materials; software and machine-readable files. Published by the Conservation Information Network.
- Beethoven Gateway
The Beethoven Gateway, formerly the Beethoven Bibliography Database, is a comprehensive, "fully-indexed bibliography of published materials relating to Ludwig van Beethoven. … The database is a primary project of the Ira F. Brilliant Center forBeethoven Studies at San Jose State University." Many entries from the collection of over 15,000 works have abstracts or descriptions in the "notes" field. Click on "Connect Now" to start.
- BIAB: the British & Irish archaeological bibliography
Covers articles and other publictions "from AD 1695 to the present day on archaeology and the historic environment, historic buildings, maritime and industrial archaeology, environmental history, and the conservation of material culture - with a geographical focus on Britain and Ireland." A service of the Counsel for British Archaeology.
- BiBIL (Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne)
Indexes journal articles, chapters, and books relating to the study of the Bible. Multiple-field searching and a thesaurus are available. Produced by the Institut Romand des Science Bibliques.
- BIBLIO [Artificial Intelligence database]
Gives citations to over 90,000 articles, papers, and books on subjects relating to artificial intelligence, including neural networks. A service of the Department of Medical Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence (Institut für Medizinische Kybernetik und Artificial Intelligence - IMKAI) and the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (ÓFAI) at the Medical University of Vienna.
- BIBLIO: The IDRC Library Catalogue
BIBLIO: The IDRC Library Catalogue is a database of documents, books, and videos relating to international development in the library of the The International Development Research Centre (IDRC), an institution devoted to assisting developing countries. The search form makes sophisticated searches easy. Results may be limited by date or material type. Some documents are available in full text, and there is a search option to limit to full text. Coverage is 1961 to the present.
- Bibliographia Humboldtiana
This is a database containing academic publications which result from periods of research sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Coverage is from the year 2000 onwards. Searchable by keywords. Results are arranged by author. The Humbdoldt Foundation was established by the German government to foster research in Germany. Research may be in the humanities, natural sciences, or engineering.
- Bibliografía Mesoamericana
Bibliografía Mesoamericana, published by the Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies, "provides a comprehensive and continually updated bibliographic dataset of the published literature pertaining to the anthropology of Mesoamerica. Content includes archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, art history, linguistics, physical anthropology, and other related disciplines." The focus is on México, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. "The coverage includes books, edited volumes, festschrifts, journal articles, essays in collected works, dissertations and theses, obituaries (2 pages +), CD-ROMs, audio and video tapes, and films pertaining to Mesoamerica. It will not include book reviews, sheet maps, working papers and other gray literature, juvenile literature, newspapers, unpublished manuscripts, and other unpublished materials."
- Bibliographia Nudibranchia
This database attempts to include "all publications which mention nudibranchs, with the exception of textbooks & field guides to local marine animals." Searching is by key word, with AND, OR, and NOT operators.
- Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics
More than 31,000 records and abstracts of studies relating to patristic Christianity. Click "Search" at left to begin. Although the labels on the search form are in French, a keyword search produces results in several languages, including English. Put your search terms in the spaces and press the Enter key. Produced by the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses of Laval University.
- Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database
The Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database indexes over 33,000 articles relating to Africa in "over 280 English language and multi-lingual journals and periodicals that specialize in African Studies or consistently cover the African continent," dating from the 19th century to the present. A clickable map and list of regions let the researcher compile a regional bibliography, or a search form is available. Output can be sorted, and can be limited by date, periodical title, or geographic region. Produced and maintained by Davis Bullwinkle at the Research Library of the Institute for Economic Advancement. A small number of citations link to full text.
- Bibliography of Asian Studies-South Asia Index
"The Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) is a subsciption based service that includes over 188,000 entries for South Asia. The data included here is a small subset of this larger BAS data. The records included herewith were created with Federal funds and must, therefore, be distributed for free." Published by the Association for Asian Studies.
- Bibliography of Computers in Neonatology
Articles, books, and papers are indexed by topic, author, and title. Abstracts are included. The compiler is Ray Duncan, M.D., of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
- Bibliography of Dendrochronology
Indexes and abstracts printed literature dealing with dendrochronology, the study of dating using tree rings. Over 14,000 entries. Maintained by Henri D. Grissino-Mayer of the Department of Geography at the University of Tennessee.
- Bibliography of Indian Philosophy
"This site constitutes a bibliography of the philosophical literature of India during its classical phase and the secondary material on this literature that is available (for the most part) in English." Arranged by topics with a clickable index of terms. Sited developed and kept updated by Christine Keyt of the University of Washington Department of Philosophy.
- Bibliography of literary Theory and Criticism
"This is a bibliography of literary studies, criticism and philology, listing over 135,000 items (books, book chapters, articles, films, etc.), with a main focus on English-speaking authors and criticism or literary theory written in English..." Choose "Authors" under "Name Index" or choose one of the subject areas to see an alphabetical display of pertinent files. You may wish to read the directions first. The bibliography is the work of José Ángel García Landa of the Universidad de Zaragoza.
- Bibliography of the History of Art
Includes the Bibliography of the History of Art (1990-2007) and the International Bibliography of Art (2008 and part of 2009.) The Répertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA), one of the predecessors of BHA, with records that cover 1975-1989, will be online by May 1 2010.
- Bibliography on International Criminal Law
Indexes articles, chapters, books, and other documents relating to international law and to war crimes. Produced and maintained by the Peace Palace Library of the Hague Academy's Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations in the Netherlands.
- Bibliography to the World List of Marine,Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopod Crustaceans
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History maintains this database of citations to the literature of isopod crustaceans. Searchable by author, title, publication, key word, and date range.
An index to the literature of the Bible, BILDI (Bibelwissenschaftliche Literaturdokumentation Innsbruck) is published by the Department for Biblical Studies and Fundamental Theology, Leopold Franz University Innsbruck.
- BIOETHICSLINE, which indexed and abstracted journal articles, dissertations, and other material pertaining to bioethics and medical ethics, including, but not restricted to, genetic engineering, euthanasia, assisted suicide, has been dismantled. All material which was included in BIOETHICSLINE is now available through the NLM Gateway Search (http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/gw/Cmd). If you wish to find journal articles only, you can search PubMed with a limit to the bioethics subset. Following this link will make the limitation automatically: PubMed.
- Bibliosafety biosafety database
Bibliosafety database is provided as a service of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. It is "a scientific bibliographic collection of studies on 'Biosafety and Risk Assessment in biotechnology.' The database is updated monthly and contains scientific articles (full reference + abstract), published on international scientific journals from 1990 onwards, selected and classified by ICGEB scientists for the main topics of concern for the environmental release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). All the records have been extracted from the internationally renowned applied life sciences database CAB ABSTRACTS [TM], and AgBiotechNet the online service for Agricultural Biotechnologists from CABI Publishing."
- BLDS Bibliographic Database
The British Library for Development Studies maintains this database of reports, articles, and other publications dealing with economic and social change in developing countries. A simple search by title, author, subject, or organization is the default; boolean searching is an option. Some articles have free full text and are indicated in the result list with a "page" icon. The detailed record for these has a prominent link to the full text at left of the abstract. Other items have a bibliographic record only; they can be requested for a fee by opening an account.
BMUSE is temporarily unavailable. "The Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) is working hard to resolve the issue and to restore access to this resource. We expect to complete these important and extensive technological upgrades in the next few months. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause." A bibliographic database of articles and books relating to museology. From the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN).
BULB Bibliography of Children's and Young Persons' Literature (Barn- och ungdomslitteraturbibliografin) includes works on the history and theory of children's and young persons' literature, on authors and illustrators, and on the use of fiction (particularly children's and young persons' literature) at pre-school and school level. If the interface appears in Swedish, click "English" at the top of the screen. BULB has been produced since 1984 by the Swedish Institute for Children's Books (SBI).
(Formerly REPIDISCA.) BVDSE, or the Virtual Library of Sustainable Development and Environmental Health, is a service of the Pan American Health Organization. The organization disseminates information on: Environmental health, Environmental epidemiology, Environmental toxicology, Sanitary & Environmental Engineering; Water supply; Wastewater; Solid wastes; Hazardous wastes; Air pollution; and Occupational health. Use the search space to type key words, which are combined with "AND" by default. Journal articles and some monographs, with abstracts. Most abstracts for English-language materials are in English; a small proportion may be in Spanish. If the interface appears in Spanish, click "English" at the top of the screen.
- CAIRSS for Music
CAIRSS for Music (the Computer-Assisted Information Retrieval Service System) is "a bibliographic database of music research literature in music education, music psychology, music therapy, and music medicine. Citations have been taken from 1,354 different journal titles; 18 of which are primary journals, meaning that every article ever to appear is included." CAIRSS is produced and maintained by the Institute for Music Research of The University of Texas at San Antonio.
- CAM - Complementary and Alternative Medicine subset on PubMed
Indexes articles on subjects relating to alternative medicine. Includes abstracts for most journal articles. Produced by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Library of Medcine.
- Cambodian Genocide Program Bibliographic Database (CBIB)
"The Cambodian Genocide Program is attempting to create an indexed catalogue of all known primary and secondary documentary resources pertaining to gross violations of human rights during the Khmer Rouge regime. ... These citations include a sample of the primary documents now known to have survived the years since the Khmer Rouge fell from power as well as the bulk of the secondary literature on the Khmer Rouge regime. Included are a full catalogue of all existing records of the Khmer Rouge prison at Krang Ta Chan in Takeo Province, a catalogue of 800 records of documents from the Khmer Rouge Central Security service known as 'Santebal' (Special Branch), and summaries of newspaper articles on the Khmer Rouge in the Bangkok Post from 1975 to 1979."
- Campbell Collaboration (C2-SPECTR and C2-RIPE)
The Campbell Collaboration facilitates the preparation and maintenance of systematic reviews of social and educational interventions.
- CANCERLIT® Bibliographic Database
CANCERLIT®, a bibliographic database of citations and abstracts has been incorporated into MEDLINE on PubMed. A link on this National Cancer Institute's page limits your MEDLINE search to the "cancer" subset.
- Caribbean Abstracts
Caribbean Abstracts includes articles in English of books and articles in the social sciences and humanities relating to the Caribbean, including all the islands of the Caribbean archipelago, as well as the mainland territories of Belize and the Guianas. Sponsored by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV).
"Castor is a database of books, articles, papers, and reports on . . . studies about work of art or monuments appearing in technical or scientific books, art books, publications about conservation, proceedings, articles in scientific journals, or theses." Database is produced by the French Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques. Although the interface is in English, and the materials indexed are in their original languages, including English, it is helpful to have some knowledge of French or to consult a bilingual dictionary in order to find all articles on a given subject. "Fresque," for example, finds references on frescoes, written in English, French, German, and Italian.
- Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
(Formerly The Literature of the Nonprofit Sector.) Covers periodical articles and other materials relating to nonprofit organizations. Now includes links to selected full-text articles in Grassroots Fundraising Journal, NonProfit Times, Nonprofit Quarterly, Contributions, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. Produced by the Foundation Center.
- CDS Bibliographic Service
This service, from the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg, gives citations and abstracts from a number of important astronomical journals (Astronomy and Astrophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplements, Astronomical Journal, Astrophysical Journal, Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Baltic Astronomy, Information Bulletin on Variable Stars, New Astronomy, and Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific), as well as bibliographical references from the Simbad astronomical database, which provides basic data, cross-identifications and bibliography for astronomical objects outside the solar system.
- Centre for Pacific Studies Literature Database
Database of journal articles and academic books on Oceania and the Pacific, offered by the Centre for Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Nijmegen.
- CESNUR - Centre for Studies on New Religions database
CESNUR provides full text of news articles and some other materials (such as book chapters) relating to recently established religions and sects. There is a Thematic Index (click "Texts and Documents" to view), or you can search by key word. A search of CESNUR's extensive library catalog on new religions and esoterism is also available. Published by the Centre for Studies on New Religions.
- Chemometrics Database
A database of articles on chemometrics, the application of statistical or mathematical methods to the measurement of chemical propoerties. Produced by The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark.
- Chicago Online Bibliography of Mamluk Studies
"The Chicago Online Bibliography of Mamluk Studies is an on-going project of the Middle East Documentation Center at the University of Chicago, the aim of which is to compile comprehensive bibliographies of all primary sources relating to the Mamluk sultanate of Egypt and Syria, as well as all research and discussion--scholarly and popular--germane to the subject." Searchable by Author, Title, and Subject, or browsable by Subjects.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway Library Search
Abstracts of books, articles, chapters, and other material on child abuse, child neglect, and child welfare are available. Formerly the National Clearinghouse On Child Abuse and Neglect. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Produced by the Pacific Film Archive at the University of California, Berkeley, "CineFiles is a database of reviews, press kits, festival and showcase program notes, newspaper articles, and other documents from the PFA Library's collection. The collection contains documents from a broad range of sources covering world cinema, past and present. CineFiles currently includes materials on the films of nearly 100 directors whose works have been featured in PFA's exhibition program. Materials on additional directors' works are added regularly. The database also contains retrospective indexing of film titles beginning with 'A' and of files describing Soviet silent films from PFA's collection. Brief authority records, including title, director, country, and year, are also currently available for over 25,000 films. When retrospective indexing is complete, the CineFiles database will hold over 200,000 documents. New titles and document images are added daily." The majority of periodical articles and book chapters are not available in full text due to copyright restrictions.
- CIRRIE Database
A dabase of rehabilitation literature produced by the Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange. "The CIRRIE Database includes only published materials that concern research conducted outside of the United States. For research conducted within the United States, please search NARIC's REHABDATA Literature Database." Includes links to MEDLINE abstracts.
Indexes and abstracts articles, reports, books, proceedings, and other documents relating to occupational safety and health. A service of the International Labour Organization.
- CISS (Common Information Service System), containing bibliographic and full-text data for thousands of reports pertaining to safety and health in mines and mining has been incorporated into the NIOSHTIC 2 database.
- Civil Engineering Database
Access to over 100,000 records on civil engineering subjects in journals and other publications of the American Society of Civil Engineers in Reston, VA.
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Via DIMDI)
Click the "Go" link with Database Selection marked in the "Database Query" section to see all the databases. Check the box next to "Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - CDSR (CDSR93) in the list of databases, then click "Go." The Abstracts of Cochrane Reviews contain systematic reviews supporting evidence-based medicine. Published by the Cochrane Library. Access is provided by DIMDI, the German Institute of Medical Documentation and Information. (Plain language summaries of Cochrane reviews are also available at http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane/revabstr/mainindex.htm.)
Cogprints is an electronic archive of papers pertinent to the study of cognition. Includes papers in multiple disciplines: psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, biology, philosophy,and computer science. Most papers have been published in journals or conference proceedings. Hosted by the department of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton .
- Cold Regions Bibliography Database
Now archival, "this project was carried out under an interagency agreement between the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)." It indexes information on cold regions science and technology, including over 40 years of materials on the science and technology of the world's cold regions. It contains over 221,000 bibliographic records. Most entries include abstracts.
- Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies allows access to the contents of approximately 1400 bibliographies in computer science, and contains approximately 1.4 million citations to journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, and books. Most entries have abstracts, available by clicking on the link to the BibTeX entry. Approximately ten percent have links to the full text of an article, which may in one various formats, some of which may be read on screen; others must be downloaded and unzipped or converted. Produced and maintained by Alf-Christian Achilles.
"An ongoing inventory of publications in post-secondary composition, rhetoric, ESL, and technical writing: 1939-1999." Includes over 70,000 items. Although ComPile is still being updated and new journal titles being added, the journal coverage is limited to the years 1939-1999. ComPile also includes essays appearing in edited books, theses, and other documents. CompPile is the project of Rich Haswell and Glenn Blalock. The site is hosted by Texas A & M Corpus Christi.
- The Comprehensive Bibliography of the Commons
Compiled by Charlotte Hess, the Comprehensive Bibliography is part of the Digital Library of the Commons (DLC) site, which "provides free access to an archive of international literature on the commons, common-pool resources and common property." Includes over 45,000 citations and 10,000 abstracts of journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. A small number of papers may be linked to full text.
- Computing Research Repository (CoRR)
Abstract & full-text database of technical papers on computing subjects. To view abstract, click the "abs" link. To download text of an entry, click the "Other" link to find a button which will create a PDF file, readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader. Maintained by ACM, the Los Alamos e-Print archive, and NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library).
"CompuScience, a bibliographic database covering literature in the field of Computer Science and Computer Technology with about 160,000 citations from 1972 to current, has been incorporated into an even larger database io-port.net. It is monthly updated with about 500 citations drawn from more than 320 journals, books, conference proceedings and non-conventional literature from all areas of computer science." Access through the FIZ (Fachinformationszentrum) Karlsruhe. Click "io.port.net," then "English."
- World of Copepods
"This bibliographic database was designed to be used as an aid for copepod researchers. ... [It] contains all known copepod literature from 1600 A.D. to the present." It is best to read the instructions before searching. Note: the "date" field will take range operators >,<,=. The database is produced and maintained by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
- Copper Center Database
"The Copper Development Association provides access to its Copper Data Center database free of charge in an effort to increase knowledge and awareness of copper, related technologies, and the role of copper in the environment." Covers all aspects of mining, consumption, and usage of copper. Includes chiefly current materials, but includes historical documents from 1863 on. Through Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.
- CoRIS: NOAA's Coral Reef Information System
" A web-based information portal that provides access to NOAA coral reef information and data products with emphasis on the U.S. states, territories and remote island areas. " Results appear in a list. Click the title of an item for more information. Click Metadata Details to get information about articles. CoRIS includes both periodical articles and other types of data. Journal articles may be proprietary or open access.
- CR Info
CR Info: A Comprehensive Gateway to Conflict Resolution Resources is a modernization and expansion of the interface of the bibliographic database of the Conflict Research Consortium of the University of Colorado. Browsable by category. The default CR Info search returns not only books and journal articles, but web pages and organizations. You can choose Print/AV resources from the drop-down menu under "Search in" if you are searching for bibliographic information only.
- Current Cites
"A team of librarians and library staff monitors information technology literature in both print and digital forms, each month selecting only the best items to annotate [for an electronic journal]." Searchable.
The CyBib cyanobacteria bibliographic database at Perdue University contains approximately 25,000 citations on the literature relating to cyanobacteria. Searchable by keywords in author, or title, by journal name, and by year.
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- DARE - Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
DARE provides detailed abstracts of articles systematically assessing the efects of medical treatments. Only reviews of high methodological quality are included. Click on the titles of "DARE" items in the search results. DARE is produced by the U.K. NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination.
CRD also produces the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database "The HTA database contains information on healthcare technology assessments." The DARE site provides access to HTA.
- Database of Research on International Education (IDP)
International Development Program (IDP) of Australian Universities and Colleges provides this searchable database of research relevant to international education. Includes "books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and overseas. The database covers material published from 1990 onwards."
- DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
DBLP Computer Science Bibliography mirror site in NY of the original site at Trier University. "The DBLP server provides bibliographic information on major computer science journals and proceedings. Initially the server was focused on DataBase systems and Logic Programming (DBLP), now it is gradually being expanded toward other fields of computer science. You may now read 'DBLP' as 'Digital Bibliography & Library Project'." More than 800,000 articles are indexed.
DESASTRES includes journal articles, conference papers, theses, and other documents relating to natural and man-made disasters. It is produced by the Disaster Documentation Center of the Pan American Health Organization. "It contains bibliographic references resulting from analyses of PAHO's and other United Nations agencies' publications, books or chapters of books, non conventional literature, such as technical information, congress presentations, theses, emergency plans, etc., and scientific articles from specialized journals." Although originating in PAHO, the scope is not limited to the Americas.
- Digital Cumulative Index (Society of Exploration Geophysicists)
"This page gives you access to the Digital Cumulative Index of publications of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE), the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG) and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (CSEG). This bibliographic database contains 32,000+ entries from 1936 to March 2003." Hosted by the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
- Diotima Bibliography
The searchable bibliography is part of Diotima: Materials for study of women and gender in the ancient world. "Diotima serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean . . . Ross Scaife and Suzanne Bonefas launched this project in early 1995; since that time it has been developed mainly by Scaife, but with help and contributions from many quarters."
- Disaster Studies Database
Indexes articles, reports, and books in the fields of natural hazard and disaster, conflict and humanitarian aid. Produced and maintained by Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
DMFdoc (Catologue en ligne du Centre de Documentation de La Direction des Musees de France) is a bibliographic database of books, articles, and reports about museum-related subjects such as museology, museum law, care of collections, etc. Materials indexed are in various languages, including English, although the database interface is in French. Click "Consultation" to start. Try typing a key word in the subject ("Sujet") or title ("Titre") field and clicking on the book icon to the right of the search space to show the lexicon of indexed terms. Once you have chosen a term, click "Recherche."
"DUCKDATA provides a comprehensive bibliography of published literature on the ecology, conservation, and management of North American waterfowl and their wetland habitats. The primary objective of DUCKDATA is to provide access to the extensive literature concerning North American waterfowl, including references emphasizing wetlands but having implications for waterfowl ecology, conservation, and management. DUCKDATA also includes selected authoritative references on wetland ecosystems to provide users with a convenient starting point for accessing this literature." DUCKDATA is a publication of the Biological Resources Division, U.S. Department of the Interior. This site is maintained by the National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana. "
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- E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database
The database provides "...bibliographic citations to a broad collection of fire ecology literature." Journal articles, conference papers, books, chapters in books, and government documents are included. There is an online thesaurus of subject terms available. Click on the "View full record" link in the result list to view the abstract. Produced and maintained by Tall Timbers Research Station.
EAUDOC is a service of the International Office of Water, a nonprofit organization that brings together public and private partners involved in water resources management and protection. The database interface is in French, but is easy to use and has many English language articles. Search in the space provided and click Envoyer.. The results are sorted by relevance, but the sort can be changed to date or title. Beneath the description of each article is a price. Those saying "Prix (en euro HT): 0 "may be viewed online for free by clicking the PDF or HTML icon.
ECLAS is the library database of the European Commission. Indexes books, articles, documents, and other materials relating to European affairs. Although there some links to full-text documents, the majority of these have restricted access.
"EconPapers provides access to RePEc (Research Papers In Economics), the worlds largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software." Hundreds of thousands of items include working papers, journal articles, and software. Some papers are available in full text; of these, some are limited to subscribers, others are free. Some of the working papers have full-text items, of which some have free access. "conpapers is hosted by the Department of Business, Economics, Statistics and Informatics at Órebro University."
- EdRESEARCH Online
Australian database covers journal articles, conference papers, and other documents in education. Searching and viewing the abstracts is free. Full text articles are available for a fee. Produced by the ACER Cunningham Library.
"ETDEWEB includes information on the environmental impact of energy production and use, including climate change; energy R&D; energy policy; nuclear, coal, hydrocarbon and renewable energy technologies and ... more." Indexes and abstracts journal articles and technical reports; includes many technical reports in full text. You must register to use this resource, but registration is free. In the library, the reference librarian can log you into ETDEWEB. Produced and maintained by the Energy Technology Data Exchange (ETDE).
- EINIRAS ISN Digital Library
The European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies (EINIRAS) Database Network, EDN for short, "aims at developing a Pan-European database for international relations and area studies." The emphasis has been on incorporating bibliographic records for periodical literature.
- Elephant Bibliographic Database
"This is a bibliographic database comprised of over 3400 articles on African and Asian elephants, related primarily to healthcare, science, and husbandry. Future updates will incorporate more ecology and conservation information (particularly that related to the Asian elephant)." Produced by Elephant Care International.
- Environmental history bibliography
Formerly Forest History Society Bibliography. Indexes history of "the utilization, management, and appreciation of ... forest related resources." Includes books, journal articles and dissertations. Produced by the Forest History Society.
ePIC is maintained by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. "ePIC is a major resource discovery project to provide a single point of search across all Kew's major specimen, bibliographic and taxonomic databases on the Internet. In addition, we plan to add digital images and electronic documents into the available resources, and to develop links to external sites with complementary information." Bibliographic records come from the Kew Record of Taxonomic Literature, the Micromorphology Bibliography, and the International Plant Names Index.
ERIC is a large database of abstracts of journal articles and other materials, including conference papers, curriculum materials, books, and state and local reports. Many ERIC documents from 1993 to the present are available for free download.
ESMELIT contains citations to journal articles, conference papers, and books on entrepreneurship. The "Primo" database includes ESMELIT. Click the Details link under a title to see full information. A service of Jónkóping University Library in Sweden.
- ESRI GIS Virtual Library
Indexes and abstracts over 100,000 theses, conference papers, journal articles, and news articles on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) theory and applications. May include full text of some conference proceedings. Produced and maintained by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) of Redlands, California.
Articles and books on the ethical, legal, and social implications of behavior. "At the heart of EthicShare lies its collection of citations to high quality scholarly and popular materials, a freely available index of bibliographic data for EthicShare users." EthicShare is supported by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Council on Library and Information Resources, The University of Minnesota, and The National Science Foundation.
"ETHMED covers German and English literature in the field of biomedical ethics with emphasis on ethics in medicine. Sources include journals, books, newspapers, grey literature, court decisions, and laws and regulations mainly published in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Bibliographic information, indexing terms, and abstracts (approx. 25 % in English) are searchable." To access ETHMED via DIMDI: . 1.)Under Database Query, click "Database Selection" and click "Go" at right. 2.)Check off "ETHMED"in the list that appears at right. 3.)Click the "Go" button at the top of the list, and proceed to search in the resulting space. Produced by Informations- und Dokumentationsstelle Ethik in der Medizin (IDEM).
- ETHX on the Web
A bibliographic database on medical ethics, produced by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Searchable by author, title, subject, and/or journal title, with limits by date, language, and publication type. Includes books, chapters, reports, laws, court decisions, audiovisual material and unpublished documents in addition to journal and news articles. Journal article entries generally include abstracts; books may include table-of-contents information.
- European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies (EBSEES)
Covers West European publications on the 27 countries of the former Communist bloc of eastern Europe, and historically, the USSR and its satellites . A collaborative effort hosted by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
- European Integration Current Contents
"European Integration Current Contents provides access to the tables of contents of journals relevant in European Integration research - law, human rights, economics, history and political sciences." A search link at the right allows the user to search by author, title keywords, etc. A project of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at the New York University School of Law.
- Excerpta Indonesica
"...Contains abstracts in English of periodical articles and chapters in books on Indonesia in the fields of the social sciences and humanities." Produced by the Royal Netherlands Institue of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde).
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- FASD Resource Database
Indexes "thousands of resources, including audiotapes, books, CD-ROMs, newsletter, magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, pamphlets and booklets, posters, videos, slide shows, and Web-based materials" dealing with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Produced by the U.S. SAMHSA's Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorders Center for Excellence. The user can specify the media type (e.g., "journal article") and keyword in the basic search, or choose advanced search features. Journal titles are abbreviated. For help with abbreviations see All that JAS: Journal Abbreviation Sources; try the NCBI browser first.
- FDA Poinsonous Plant Database
An index of approximately 97,000 references in scientific sources dealing with toxic plants. Maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages." Feminae is a cooperative project of several librarians and scholars and is coordinated by Margaret Schaus of Haverford College, which hosts the site.
Findoc contains over 35,000 records with abstracts of human-rights literature. The publisher, Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University, is the documentation centre in Finland for literature on human rights.
- FIREDOC Search Menu
Indexes technical reports and journal articles relating to fire. Boolean searching; can limit by type of material and date range. Produced and maintained by Fire Research Information Services (FRIS) at the National Institute of Standards.
- First Nations Periodical Index
An index of articles relating to native people of North America, with emphasis on Canada, but including many pertinent to the U.S. from journals such as American Indian Culture and Research Journal & American Indian Quarterly. Most entries have an annotation describing the content. "The First Nations Periodical Index is a joint project of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatoon Campus, the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre and the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee."
FishBase contains tens of thousands of bibliographic references to the world's fish, along with additional tools like a glossary and identification photos. "FishBase is a relational database with information to cater to different professionals such as research scientists, fisheries managers, zoologists and many more. FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science." Scroll down on the search page to the "References" search form to look for fish-related literature. Clicking the "Bibliga" button enables a search in the Bibliga database, which has many more citations. Published by the World Fish Center
FlyBase includes a bibliographic database on what is probably the best documented and most intensively-studied animal in the world, the fruit fly (family Drosophilidae). "FlyBase is a comprehensive database for information on the genetics and molecular biology of Drosophila." Important note: To find scientific papers and other references, be sure to choose "References" from the "Data Class" pulldown menu. "FlyBase is a joint project [of the Genetics Society of America] with the Berkeley Drosophila Genome Project." The organizations are located in Bethesda, MD.
- Formis: A Master Bibliography of Ant Literature
Scientific literature relating to ants. Produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology. Search provided courtesy of the Florida Center for Library Automation.
- FS INFO
FS INFO (USDA Forest Service Database) includes "190,000+ records of natural resources literature [with] over 6,700 links to full-text publications (downloadable files in electronic format)." Journal articles, books, conference proceedings and technical reports are covered. Many Forest Service publications are available in full text.
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- GALS (Globalization and Labor Standards) Bibliographic Library
"The GALS Bibliographic Library contains abstracts of recent law journal articles exploring international labor standards and rights in the global economy. Taken from English language law journals from around the world..." Also abstracts books of interest. A product of the UCLA School of Law.
- GenBiblio (HumGen)
This database on the legal, social, and ethical aspects of human genetics "provides users with a bibliography of international, regional and national documents organised by [geographic] source." It "contains policy documents limited to laws, professional guidelines, ethical codes, recommendations and legislation. These consensus documents ... are produced by governmental organisations, non governmental organisations, such as industry, professional associations and consumer groups." To search: Check off your chosen topics in the tabbed lists under "Key words." Check off your desired type of document (Laws and policies or selective literature) and click Submit. HumGen, including GenBiblio, is a project of the University of Montreal. Citations may link to full text on Web sites or in periodicals.
- Gender Inn
An index to gender studies and women's studies materials appreaing chiefly in monographs and exceptionally in journals. Many entries have an abstract consisting of a quoted description of the content. Produced by the Englisches Seminar at the University of Köln.
A bibliographic database on ethics in relation to genetics (chiefly human), produced by the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Searchable by author, title, subject, and/or journal title, with limits by date, language, and publication type. Includes books, chapters, laws, court decisions, audiovisual material and in addition to journal and news articles.
- Geo Abstracts
Published by GeoDelft Library, Geo Abstracts offers abstracts of international technical literature on geology, particularly as the science of geology applies to engineering.
"GEODOK is a database which contains more than 95,000 entries concerning geographically related literature since 1980." Advanced search capabilities are available. Includes journal articles, conference proceedings, books. GEODOK is produced and maintained by the Department of Geology at the University Erlangen-Nuernberg: Erlangen, Germany.
- Geoscience Australia's Reference Database (GEOREF)
References relating to stratigraphy. Bibliographic references backing the Australian Stratigraphic Names Database, which provides coding for formally registered geological units. Produced and maintained by Geoscience Australia, Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources in Canberra.
- GEOLIS-JP: Geological Literature Search System of Japan
Click Keyword to start. GEOLIS is a bibliographic database on earth sciences, compiled by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). It includes journal articles and conference papers about the geology of Japan and its adjacent sea area, or geology articles written by Japanese authors.
The GEOPHOKA Literature database (GEOdesy, PHOtogrammetry, CArtography) covers publications in these areas from 1984 to the present. Clicking on the document title will show a complete description, including abstract, in the right-hand frame. Produced and maintained by the Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodásie (Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy), Leipzig branch, Germany.
- GeoRef Preview Database
"This special database highlights references to geoscience publications which have recently been added to our GeoRef production system. Each weekend, completed references are removed from the Preview database and transferred to GeoRef, new references are added, and changes are made in the remaining data." A product of the American Geological Institute.
"GEOSCAN is the bibliographic database for scientific publications of the Earth Sciences Sector (ESS) of Natural Resources Canada. This database features approximately 50,000 records for ESS publications, including: Publications of the Geological Survey of Canada and the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing; External publications authored by ESS scientists and specialists." When searching, be sure to click the button that says "Search and Display Results." Mainly descriptions, limited abstracts.
"GEROLIT (GEROntological LITerature) covers international literature in the field of sociology and psychology of old age, social policy relevant for the elderly, demography, geriatrics and psycho-geriatrics, nursing research as well as social work with respect to the elderly, and literature on practical service and help for the aged. Relevant literature from political science, law and jurisdiction, and from pedagogy is included. Sources are international journals, books, and grey literature (60% German). Bibliographic information and indexing terms are searchable." GEROLIT is produced by the German Centre of Gerontology (Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen – DZA).
- GFIS (Global Forest Information Service)
"GFIS is an Internet gateway to forest information resources from around the world. Users can locate maps, datasets, web resources, journal articles, books and other resources relevant to their forest information needs." GFIS allows the searching of multiple bibliographic sources simultaneously. GFIS has been established by the the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
- GM Crop Bibliography Database
This Center for Environmentl Risk Assessment database "... contains a comprehensive listing of citations relevant to the environmental, human food, and livestock feed safety of GM crops." Other information on agricultural technology is also available on the site. This database was formerly made available on the Agbios site.
- Gnomon Online: The Eichstätt System for Classical Studies
Gnomon Online is an index to books, chapters, and journal articles on the classical studies. Searching is by key word, author, date, title words, or thesaurus terms. A limited number of entries have abstracts; most do not. Produced by the Library of the Catholic University Eichstátt-Ingolstadt.
GRAPHBIB is "a collection of over 17,500 unique references to published content in the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques." Supports Boolean searching. Scroll down after submitting a search to see the results. The database is the work of Stephen Spencer and is hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH.
- HazLit HazLit indexes journal articles, reports, and books relating to a wide variety of hazards and risks. Abstracts are included when available. It is produced by the Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center.
HCIbib covers publications on human-computer interaction, including journal articles, conference proceedings, and Web sites. Abstracts are included; occasional entries may have links to free full text items. Others require a subscription to view full text. Produced by Gary Perlman of OCLC.
- The HealthStar database of journal articles, dissertations, and other material pertaining to health care administration, has been dismantled and subsumed into the NLM Gateway Search (http://gateway.nlm.nih.gov/gw/Cmd).
- HEDBIB (Higher Education Bibliography)
"Worldwide bibliography on higher education including [more] than 30,000 references since 1988 on higher education systems, administration, planning and policy, costs and finances, evaluation of higher education, issues relative to academic staff and students,academic cooperation, academic mobility and equivalences of degrees, higher education trends, curriculum, teaching methods and learning processes. HEDBIB is coproduced by : the International Association of Universities (IAU); the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC); the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU); the Association of African Universities (AAU); the International Centre for Distance Learning (ICDL) and UNESCO (Headquarters, specialized institutes, Regional Centres and Offices)."
- History & Theory of Psychology Eprint Archive
"HTP Prints is edited and administered by Christopher D. Green of the History & Theory of Psychology Program at York University (Toronto, Canada), and it is supported by the kind technical assistance of York University's Faculty of Arts Academic Technology Services."
- HLAS Search Page
HLAS (Handbook of Latin American Studies) is edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Scholarly "works reviewed include books, journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers in the disciplines of Anthropology (including Archaeology, Ethnohistory and Ethnology), Art, Economics, Geography, Government and Politics, History, International Relations, Literature, Music, Philosophy, and Sociology. Starting with Volume 54, the Handbook also includes a section on Electronic Resources for Latin American studies." Annotations (abstracts) are about a year behind.
- Home Economics database
"The Home Economics database contains bibliographic descriptions of articles in the field of home economics, family studies and consumer sciences. Included is literature on technological, social and economic aspects on a macro as well as a micro level of all kinds of households, both private and institutional." More recent entries have abstracts. This database goes to 2004; it is succeeded by the Consumenten en Houshoudstudies database. The database has a Dutch interface but includes many English-language articles and documents. Search in the space; to limit your results to English, click the Engels filter under Taal in th left column. Click Meer info next to an article to see full information and an abstract. Some items, marked Open Source, are available in full text online. Produced and maintained by Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
- HUD User Bibliographic Database
The HUD USER Database is the only bibliographic database exclusively dedicated to housing and community development issues. It contains more than 10,000 full-abstract citations to research reports, articles, books, monographs, and data sources in housing policy, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and a host of other relevant fields." Produced by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- HYLE Collected Bibliography "History and Philosophy of Chemistry"
A very simple keyword interface searches a number of bibliographies simultaneously and delivers the citations in a single list. From HYLE: The International Journal for Philosophy of Chemistry.
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- IBC Online Bibliographic Search
A database of articles relating to information-based complexity, or IBC, which "is the branch of computational complexity that studies problems for which the information is partial, contaminated, and priced." Hosted by the Columbia University Computer Science Department.
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?&orig_db=PubMed&cmd_current=Limits&pmfilter_Subsets=Dietary Supplements
International Bibliographic Information on Dietary Supplements (IBIDS) database was a collaboration between the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library. It has been succeeded by the Dietary Supplements subset on MEDLINE, which provides a database of published, international, scientific literature on dietary supplements, including vitamins, minerals, and botanicals. The Dietary Supplement subset is a joint project between the NIH National Library of Medicine and the ODS.
- ICDL Literature Database
Covers journal articles, books, conference papers, and reports on aspects of distance education. The Open University's International Centre for Distance Learning is the originator of the database. All entries include full bibliographic information and abstracts. Some items, notably, conference papers, may have a link to a full-text resource.
A database of articles, reports, and books chiefly relating to countries in and around the Himalayas: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan. Click on the title of an article to see a description. In some cases you may need to click on the Source link under the name of the source to see complete publication information. Maintained by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development.
- ICOMOS Database Online
Index of reports, articles, and books relating to the monuments, cultural landscapes, and heritage sites of most countries in the world. Produced by ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites).
- ICSPR Bibliography of Data-Related Literature
The Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research produces this "searchable database that contains over 37,000 citations of known published and unpublished works resulting from analyses of data held in the ICPSR archive. Developed with support from the National Science Foundation (SES-9977984), the bibliography represents over 40 years of scholarship in the quantitative social sciences, extending from the inception of ICPSR in 1962 to the present." Contains citations to articles, presentations, reports, books, chapters, and dissertations.
- IDA: Information about Drugs & Alcohol
Contains abstracts of journal articles and other material relating to substance abuse. Formerly a product of the U.S. National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, IDA is now maintained by NaCoA: "National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) has entered into a private-public partnership to transfer the tracking system for research materials and other references on alcohol and drug abuse."
- IEEE Computer Science Digital Library
Searches computer-related publications of the IEEE.
- IFPRI Catalogue
The International Food Policy Research Institute tries to identify and analyze "alternative international, national, and local policies for improved food security and nutrition, with an emphasis on low-income countries and poor people and on the sound management of the natural resources base that supports agriculture." The IFPRI Catalogue provides citations to reports, books, chapters, and journal articles.
- IFSI Catalog
Illinois Fire Service Institute has incorporated its article search for periodical articles relevant to Fire Science into its catalog. Use the format limit on the search form if you wish to limit strictly to articles.
- Index to American Botanical Literature
"The Index contains entries dealing with various aspects of extant and fossil American plants and fungi, including systematics and floristics, morphology, and ecology, as well as economic botany and general botany (publications dealing with botanists, herbaria, etc.). "America" is defined in the broadest possible sense, encompassing land and marine plants and fungi from Greenland to Antarctica. American territory outside this area, e.g., Hawaii, is not included. The searchable database includes all those entries published in the Index since 1996, and thus includes botanical literature appearing since late 1995." A service of the New York Botanical Garden. The current compiler is William R. Buck.
- Ingenta (formerly CARL UnCover)
Formerly CARL UnCover and UnCoverPlus, Ingenta is a large, general database covering both general and scholarly periodicals. Searching is by simple key words, by author, or by journal name. Some articles have summaries, but most do not. There is no text. Document delivery is available for many items if you set up an account, but the prices are substantial. Be aware that results are displayed in two separate groups by delivery method: "electronic" and "fax/Ariel." If you don't find what you want in one list, click on the link for the other delivery method.
Innova is a bibliography on intellectual property rights produced by the he Swedish Patent and Registration Office. "In this you can find bibliographic records concerning patent right, trademark right, design right, right of personal names and copyright. Innova also covers literature related with the field of innovation and competition law. Innova reflects the library's holdings and most of the material is either in Swedish or English" Click the flag icon for the English-language interface.
- INSPIRE database  
A database of papers in high energy physics. For best results, click "Easy Search." Many results have links to abstracts and/or full text in other databases. Maintained by SLAC (the Stanford Linear Accelerator) in cooperation with other agencies.
- International Bibliography of Sign Language
This database is currently unavailable due to reconstruction of the site this spring. Database of literature on sign, from the Institute of German Sign Language and Communication of the Deaf, University of Hamburg.
- International Education Research Database
Indexes works relating to international education. Produced by IBO (International Baccalaureate Organization).
Published by the International Society for Environmental Ethics. The index contains over 13,000 citations to literature on environmental ethics, including journal articles, books, and dissertations. Most entries are annotated. Not updated since 2008.
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JOLIS is the database of the World Bank. "JOLIS...includes references to books, journal titles, journal articles, working papers, conference proceedings, technical reports, videos, software, electronic resources, and more," along with references to published IMF and World Bank materials. The user can search by keyword, author, title, subject, date,date range, material type, language or a combination. Some records may contain a link to full-text reports.
The Jourlit/Bookrev database search of the American Psychoanalytic Association constitutes "a large searchable bibliography of psychoanalytic journal articles, books, and book reviews. The complete set of references consists of over 34,000 entries."
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- KIT Catalogue
KIT (Royal Tropical Institute - Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen) Catalogue provides access to "one of the world's largest collections of scientific and popular books, periodicals, articles and maps concerning developing countries." The initial focus of KIT almost 200 years ago, was the Dutch colonies. Since 1950 KIT collects and documents material concerning all tropical regions. Click "Catalogue Search" to start.
Database of material in women's studies. Can limit by material type, language, year. The database is produced by the Women's History Collections Department at Gothenburg University Library. For the English-language interface, click at the top of the page.
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Labordoc is an international bibliographic database covering journal articles, books, and other documents relating to "all aspects of work and sustainable livelihoods, and the work-related aspects of economic and social development and human rights." Created and maintained by the ILO. Some documents contain a link to the full text, although for some of these access is limited to the ILO.
Information on Lapland, the North Calotte, and the Barents Euro-Arctic. Published by the Regional Library of Lapland. An English language version is available by clicking the "English" link near the top of the page.
- Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC)
"The Latin American Periodicals Tables of Contents (LAPTOC) is a searchable Web database that provides access to the tables of contents of 975 journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences, published in Latin America." Produced and maintained by the Association of Research Libraries, Latin Americanist Research Resources Project.
- Lindesmith Library Database
Indexes articles, books, chapters, reports, and videos on the subject of "illegal drugs and their use and abuse, plus drug policy and drug history." Most records have citation only; there are some full text drug policy documents, however. A service of Lindesmith Library (Open Society Institute) and the Drug Policy Alliance.
- LINDEX:A Database of the Disease Experience of American Jews
Compiled by Jacob Jay Lindenthal, a professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Lindex has abstracts of studies relating to disease in the U.S. Jewish population. The database not only indexes articles, but relates the reports to one another, and has mapping and graphing capabilities.
Citations to over 450,000 publications on proteins in over 1,000 journals. Simple keyword search. Published by the Protein Research Foundation in Osaka.
"The most comprehensive and authoritative bibliography for full-text literary criticism on the Internet." Indexes literary criticism covering over 300 English and American authors of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Compiled and maintained by Jan Pridmore.
- Literature Database for Ropes and Ropeways
"The database contains bibliographic records of documents about Ropes and Ropeways in several languages, such as journal articles, books, reports, standard specifications, prospects, communications, patent specifications, grey literature (e.g. unpublished reports), but not confidential documents. The database represents only the most important part ... of a collection of files, which has been created over several decades...." Abstracts are in the language of the article. Maintained by the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich.
- LTER All-Site Bibliography
["The LTER Bibliography is being updated and is not currently available. We will it have back online shortly. We apologize for any inconvenience." - 4/10/2014]A database of research conducted by the scientists participating in the U.S. Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, a network of "Research Networks of scientists, collectively engaged and dedicated to multi- and interdisciplinary long-term and large spatial scale research and monitoring in ecological science including human dimensions."
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"MagPortal.com® is a search engine and directory for finding online magazine articles. It also provides feeds for use on other websites. The site was officially launched on March 28, 2000. MagPortal.com is owned and operated by Hot Neuron LLC."
- Mathematics Archive (arXiv)
Abstract & full-text database of technical papers on mathematics subjects. To view abstract, click the "abs" link. To download text of an entry, click the "pdf" link to find a button which will create a .PDF file, readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader. ArXiv is maintained by U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- MDMA References Database
Abstracts and full text of articles relating to methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, ecstasy) from its discovery to the present. Searchable by author or title keywords. Produced by Erowid, "a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants and chemicals and related issues."
- Medicina Bibliographic Database
Bibliothèque Interuniversaire de Médecine (BIUM) of the University René Descartes-Paris 5, "which aims at making accessible ample resources for research in ancient medicine," provides this database of articles. It includes two formerly separate bibliographic collections, the Ancient Medicine Bulletin and the Early Modern Medicine Bulletin. The interface is in French, but the titles and abstracts of some publications are in English.(Not all have abstracts) Use the top search space to enter key word(s).
The world's largest database of medicine-related abstracts. Includes online MESH subject headings. Tip: When combining terms or searches, use capital letters for AND, OR, NOT. Refer to help files for complete instructions. Now includes links to some free full-text articles through PubMed Central, which includes free full-text articles from some 75 journals. (Please note that this is only a small subset of the journals covered in MEDLINE.) A service of the National Library of Medicine.
Searchable. "MENAcontents currently provides tables of contents (TOC) of 139 scholarly periodicals related to Middle East and Islamic studies." Includes approximately 47,000 articles. North Africa is also covered. The Middle East Virtual Library, MENALIB, is a project of University and State Library Saxony-Anhalt. Sponsored by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft .
- The Men's Bibliography
The Men's Bibliography 15th ed. (2006) "is a comprehensive and up-to-date bibliography of writing on men, masculinities, gender, and sexualities. [It] lists over fifteen-thousand books and articles, sorted into over thirty major subject areas." The bibliography is the brainchild of Michael Flood, of Ainslie, Australia. Searchable.
Searches reviews of films, videos, DVDs, music and games in newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. A search generates a list of reviews with brief quotations, which may have index information or may link to the article in the original sources. Produced by Metacritic, Inc.
- Movie Review Query Engine
The Movie Review Query Engine finds reviews of current and past films online. About half are from the online versions of periodicals like Rolling Stone, The Chicago Sun Times, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post; the others are from Web sites that feature reviews, such as eFilmCritic.com.
- Music Education Search System
"The Music Education Search System was developed and is maintained by Edward P. Asmus, Ph.D. as a service to the music education community." The Music Journal Search looks for articles; to perform a keyword search, choose Contains from the menu next to Title.
- Mycorrhiza Literature Search
A database of abstracts relating to Mycorrhiza (symbiosis between a fungus and the roots of a plant). The Literature Search covers 1991 to date. Mycorrhiza Information Exchange (http://mycorrhiza.ag.utk.edu/) "was created and is maintained by Bob Augé, to promote ease of access to mycorrhizal information," and is hosted by the University of Tennessee. Not updated since 2009.
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- Native Health Research Database
A bibliographic database developed through the Indian Health Service by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center. "The scope of the NHRD is limited to contemporary articles, studies, and reports focused on the medical (physical and psychological), anthropological, and administrative aspects of AI/AN health." Articles range from 1970 to the present.
NatureBib is the Natural Resource Bibliography of the U.S. Park Service. "The public version of the Natural Resource Bibliography is in development. The database will be available ... through the National Park Service's Z39.50 interface, NPS Focus. Although the NatureBib interface will not be available in the near future, references that are available for public viewing may be seen through NPS Focus as soon as spring, 2005." To use NatureBib, check off "NatureBib test bed" at the bottom of the form to search completed citations and abstracts.
- NCELA Resource Library Database
A database of abstracts of literature pertaining to English language instruction and bilingual education. Use the form marked, "Search the Resource Collection Database." Produced by the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA), formerly the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education.
- NCJRS Abstracts Database
Criminal justice abstract database, including crime, juvenile justice, law enforcement, corrections, courts, etc. To limit result to journal articles, type "AND Journal" along with your search term(s). When the NCJRS server has full text of a work, a link connects the user from the abstract to the full text. Journal articles and book chapters are not included in full text. From the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
Nestor is an international bibliography of journal articles and books relating to Aegean studies, Homeric society, Indo-European linguistics, and related fields. "The primary geographic nexus of Nestor is the Aegean, including all of Greece, Albania, the southern coast of Bulgaria, the western and southern coasts of Turkey, and Cyprus. Its chronological range is the prehistoric period from the Palaeolithic through the end of the Geometric period." Published by the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati.
Bibliographic database of publications relating to occupational safety and health, including journal articles, government reports, and "other communication products supported in whole or in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)." Abstracts are included; a link to full text of some documents may be included.
- NLS Annotated Bibliography
The NLS Annotated Bibliography indexes and abstracts thousands of periodical articles, conference papers, chapters, books, and dissertations based on data from the National Longitudinal Surveys. "The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) are a set of surveys designed to gather information at multiple points in time on the labor market activities and other significant life events of several groups of men and women." Studies using the social, economic, and demographic data cover a wide spectrum. The NLS is a product of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Non Indigenous Species Bibliographic Database
This database catalogues key research documents regarding nonindigenous species found in Prince William Sound, and those threatening invasion. "Also included are key research documents on various ballast water treatment technologies that may be successful in decontaminating ballast water laden with nonindigenous aquatic species." Species included: Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar), Boring Sponge (Clinoa thosina), Brown Alga (Microspongium globosum ), Capitellid Worm (Heteromastus filiforms), Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis), Dead Man's Fingers (Codium fragile), European Green Crab (Carcinus maenas), Rockweed (Fucus cottoni), Single Horn Bryozoan (schizoporella unicornis), Pacific Oyster (Crassostrea gigas), Giant Sea Kelp (Macrocyctis integrifolia), Foraminiferan (Trochammina hadai), Softshell Clam (Mya arenaria), Red Alga NE Pacific (Ceramium sinicola), Red Alga NW Pacific (Chroodactylon ramosum), Tube Dwelling Amphipod (Jassa sp./Jassa marmorata), and Tunicate (Botrylloides violaceus). Supported by the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens' Advisory Council.
- Nonlinear Dynamics Bibliography Search
A search for articles and other publications in nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory. Maintained by the Nonlinear Dynamics Group of the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz. By far the majority of articles are in English. A bare-bones search and citations, but quite far-reaching.
- NSFC Bibliographic Database
The National Small Flows Clearinghouse (NSFC) Bibliographic Database "stores thousands of articles dealing with onsite and small community wastewater issues." You must register to use this resource, but registration is free. In the library, the reference librarian can log you into the database. The Clearinghouse is part of the National Environmental Services Center.
- NTFP Bibliography Database
Abstracts books, articles, and other literature on non-timber forest products. The database was produced by the Institute for Culture and Ecology in Portland, Oregon. It is now hosted by Royal Roads University Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology.
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- Ocean Surface Topography from Space Science Literature Database
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory at CalTech indexes and abstracts works dealing with space-based observations and measurements of the oceans.
- Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law database
The Oñati Institute (Instituto Internacional de Sociología Juridica de Oñati) database contains records journal articles, books, and conference conference papers relating to the sociology of law. The Institute is located in Oñati, Spain. Searching is by free text, or the user can pull down a detailed, classified list of subject headings. Abstracts are included for journal articles and some other materials.
- Online Geographical Bibliography
This database, produced by the American Geographical Society Library, indexes periodical articles, reports, and books on geography. Click the "Catalog" icon (the first link on the page).
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals
The Faculty of Veterinary Science, U. Sydney, maintains this database. Search the entire database, click on the numbers in a table of major species for single-locus traits or multiple-locus traits, or select from a list of inherited disorders to find animal models for human disorders. Allows the user to match a disorder with an animal species and find citations to journal articles. Index only.
- Organic E-prints
Organic E-prints contains papers relating to research in organic agriculture. Bibliographic information, abstracts and other metadata are accompanied by full-text articles. Produced by by the Danish Research Centre for Organic Farming, DARCOF, and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL - Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau)
- Organized Crime & Corruption Bibliographic Database
Abstract database of articles, monographs, and Web pages maintained by the Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. Searchable database to 2006, and browsable by subject, region, or title from 2006 to the present.
- Orion Dead Sea Scrolls Bibliography
A bibliography, 1995 to the present, on the Dead Sea Scrolls. "The Orion Bibliography was initiated and maintained by Dr. Avital Pinnick from 1995-2000. David Emanuel compiled the Bibliography from 2000-2002; it is currently overseen by Dr. Ruth Clements and Nadav Sharon. This bibliography is a joint project with the journal, Revue de Qumrân."
- Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL)
"OWL is a compilation of citations and abstracts from the worldwide scientific literature that pertain to the science of ornithology. ... OWL deals chiefly with serial publications such as periodicals but also announces new and renamed journals and provides abstracts of other serial publications, conference proceedings, reports, and doctoral dissertations." Gives citations, with very brief annotations to explain content. "OWL is a joint effort between the American Ornithologists' Union and the British Ornithologists' Union and Birds Australia. The database is hosted by the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, based in the Zoology Department of Oxford University, UK."
- OSTMED®-DR: Osteopathic Digital Repository
OSTMED® is an index that abstracts the literature of osteopathic medicine. "Sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine,
- OT Seeker
"OT seeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy." OT Seeker was developed by a team from University of Queensland (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) and the University of Western Sydney (School of Exercise and Health Sciences).
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- Pacific Northwest Regional Newspaper and Periodical Index
"The Regional Index contains citations from hundreds of newspapers and periodicals as well as monographs, theses, dissertations, scrapbooks, pamphlets and other ephemera dealing with all aspects of life in Seattle, Washington state and the Pacific Northwest from the 1850s to the present. The Regional Index began as a card file in 1936. A retrospective conversion project was initiated in 2000 to make the index accessible online. At the present time, more than 95,000 citations are searchable and hundreds of citations from the card file are being added each week." Produced by the University of Washington Libraries.
PADDI (Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland) contains citations to works on Irish architecture. Produced by the Architecture and Planning Libraries of Queen's University Belfast and University College Dublin.
- PAL - Perspectives on American Literature
PAL is a bibliography on American literature. The table of contents by period and genre is the easiest way to use the site. It is also searchable. The site is the brainchild of Paul P. Reuben, a professor of English at California State University Stanislaus.
"PARLIT (a derivative of Parliaments and Literature) is a unique database of bibliographic references on the role, structure and working methods of national parliaments, and on electoral systems, constitutional law, history and political science. PARLIT is regularly updated by the Inter-Parliamentary Union." Materials indexed include books and studies as well as periodical articles.
PEDro Physiotherapy Evidence Database is an initiative of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP), a center of the School of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. "It has been developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidlines in physiotherapy." Pedro indexes both journal articles and Cochrane Library reviews.
- PHB (Pharmaziehistorische Bibliographie)
Citations to articles relating to the history of pharmacy. Search by key word. Truncation is available. It is published by Govi-Verlag; the Internet version is hosted by the University of Karlsruhe.
- PhilSci Archive
"An electronic archive for preprints in the philosophy of science. It is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. The goal of the Archive is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work." Also includes papers in the history of science. A service of the University of Pittsburgh.
- Physics Archives at arXiv
Abstract & full-text database of technical papers on physics subjects. To view an abstract, click the "abs" link. To download text of an entry, click the "PDF" link to download a .PDF file, readable by the Adobe Acrobat Reader browser plug-in. Maintained by Cornell University.
- PILOTS database via National Center for PTSD
"The PILOTS database is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD, and is electronically available to the public." Click the Search the PILOTS database to begin. The basic search screen is straightforward, or click "Advanced" for a form to combine terms.. The first few lines of the abstract appear on the results list. Click on the title of the article to see the full abstract.
PIRATE is an index of journal articles relating to North American History. It is produced by the History and Geography Department of the University of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada. Enter your search term in the space marked "Articles d'histoire," and click the Go button to retrieve a list of journal article citations. Multiple words are construed as an "and" search Standard U.S. historical journals are included. The name stands for Projet d'Indexation et de Recherche pour Assister le Travail de l'écrit.
"PolarInfo (1996 to the present) is a multidisciplinary collection of references to northern and native subjects. All subject areas are covered including health, education, law, business, political science, geology, cold regions engineering, vegetation, and wildlife. This database is particularly strong in the history of northern exploration and current topics such as native landclaims, native health and educational issues, mining, and the environmental impacts of development in the north." Produced by the Library at the University of Alberta.
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, dissertations, and other material pertaining to population and reproductive health, including topics such as HIV, female genital mutilation, etc. To see the abstracts of articles in the result list, choose "Long Article Display" from the menu at the bottom of the page. Maintained by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communications Programs. An alternate form of access is OneSource, which has an option to search documents in POPLINE and may connect to full text for some items. Be sure to check off "Documents (POPLINE)" before searching.
- Population Index
Not updated since 2000. Set format to "long" on the search page to view abstracts of the articles. Population Index is published by the Office of Population Research, Princeton University.
" The PrimateLit database is no longer being updated as of November 30, 2010. It was supported by Grant RR15311 from the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health." Bibliographic database covering literature on nonhuman primates from 1940 to the present. "The database is a collaborative project of the Wisconsin Primate Research Center ... the Washington National Primate Research Center ... and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries."
- Probability Abstract Service
"The Probability Abstract Service is an archive of research article abstracts which publishes a bi-monthly newsletter. PAS is based at the Department of Economics, Business and Statistics of the University of Milan, Italy." The user can search, or view the lastest abstracts. The abstracts have links to full text on other servers.
The PRODINRA bibliographical database is maintained by the Technique and Scientific Information Systems Unit of the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) in France. "It contains approx. 80,000 references on agriculture and increases by 5000 every year. These documents have been published [by INRA researchers] in journals, books, conference proceedings, theses, reports, etc..." The interface is in French, but many titles and abstracts are in English. 1)Put your search term in the "Notice" space. 2)click "Rechercher" or hit Enter. 3)To see the complete information about an article, click the "Notice complète.".
- Project Cork Catalog
Originally founded at Dartmouth Medical School, Project CORK gathers, indexes, and abstracts scholarly material, including journal articles, books, and chapters, on alcoholism, addictions, and substance abuse. Maintained by the Project Cork Institute.
- PSID/CDS Bibliography
"The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), begun in 1968, is a longitudinal study of a representative sample of U.S. individuals (men, women, and children) and the family units in which they reside. It emphasizes the dynamic aspects of economic and demographic behavior, but its content is broad, including sociological and psychological measures. ... The study is conducted at the Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan" The PSID/CDS Bibliography provides citations of works that use PSID and CDS (Child Development Supplement) data. Searchable and browsable by key words. Produced by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
A bibliographic database with abstracts, produced by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Quakeline covers earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics.
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RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies a bibliographic index to scholarly articles dealing with Judaica. "The main criterion for inclusion in the bibliography is that the article be based on scientific research, or contain important information for such research." The project was begun by the Jewish National and University Library in 1966.
"The ReefBase Pacific project aims to improve quality and accessibility of data and information on reef-associated livelihoods, fisheries and biodiversity." Reefbase is a project of the WorldFish Center and is funded by the Agence Française de Développement and the United Nations Foundation.
Database covering scientific journals, theses, conference papers, etc. The database is maintained by INIST (the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique of the French Scientific National Research Center). Click the "English Version" link for an English-language interface; most of the journal articles and abstracts are in English.
- The Reference Database OIL
From 1st of January 2007 the data base will be closed for new registrations Approximately 25% of the 60,000 articles in this database provided by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate are in English. The subject matter is petroleum literature of Nordic origin. Some documents may be available in full text. Click on the U.K. flag for the English interface.
"The REHABDATA database spans almost 50 years of disability and rehabilitation research. More than 80,000 abstracts are available through this database." The database has advanced search features, including an online thesaurus. Published by NARIC (National Rehabilitation Information Center). "NARIC is pleased to announce full text access to the Original Research portion of our collection. These documents, the result of government funded research, are available electronically through the REHABDATA database." New documents will be added; old documents scanned over time.
- The Reptile Database
Indexes tens of thousands of articles on nearly 10,000 species of reptiles. Results show as a list of linked species names; years after species names are years first observed or named, not article dates. Each links to a page with a picture of the species a rough location map, and a list of references. The editor and curator in charge is Peter Uetz, an associate professor of biology at Virginia Commonwealth University.
- Restorative Justice Articles Library
Abstracts periodical articles, chapters, conference papers, and other documents relating to restorative justice. May include links to full text. A project of the PFI Centre for Justice and Reconciliation.
- RIBA Online Catalogue
Royal Institute of British Architects library catalog includes, as well as books and other materials relating to architecture, citations to journal articles. To limit to periodical articles, choose "articles" from the pull-down list of limits near the bottom of the screen. Some records may include brief summaries.
- The Rice Bibliography
"The [International Rice Research Institute] Library is responsible for maintaining the Rice Bibliography. ... The Rice Bibliography is a comprehensive bibliography of all books and articles directly pertaining to rice. It endeavours to include all articles and books relating to rice in the world, and is the world's largest and most complete source of scientific information about rice with almost 8,000 new references added each year."
- Ropeway Database
Produced and maintained by the Information Center for Ropeway Studies at Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines, the database contains abstracts of "journal articles, symposia, books, reports, handbooks, manufacturers' catalogs, and other resources pertaining to the history, theory, design and operation of ropeway systems."
- Rock Art Studies: A Bibliographic Database
Compiled by Leigh Marymor, this database Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, covers over 14,000 citations on literature relating to petroglyphs and rock art, with emphasis on North America.
- RUAF Urban Agriculture Bibliographic Database
Click on "Search our online bibliographic database" to begin a search in this database of the Resource centre on Urban Agriculture and Forestry. Click on a "Details" in the result list to see the full record. Many of the records for the more substantial items (e.g., books, journal articles) have abstracts. Also included are ephemera, such as brochures. Using the advanced search screen, the user can search for only documents with abstracts or for a small number of electronically available documents.
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SafetyLit "provides abstracts of English language reports from researchers in several disciplines relevant to preventing unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm. [Indexes] more than 300 journals from many nations. We also review conference proceedings and reports from government agencies and organizations. SafetyLit summaries are drawn from anthropology, economics, education, engineering, ergonomics, law and law enforcement, medicine, physiology, psychology, public health, public safety, nursing, social work, traffic safety, and other fields." Click the link to the SafetyLit Archives Search page. This site is provided by the Center for Injury Prevention Policy and Practice at the San Diego State University Graduate School of Public Health.
- SCAMPI: Staff College Automated Military Periodicals Index
SCAMPI is an index to periodical articles in military and naval art and science, operational warfare, joint planning, and national and international politics. It is produced by the U.S. Joint Forces Staff College Library and hosted by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).
- SCEC Published Research Database
Abstracts of earthquake-related papers published in research journals based on SCEC funded research. Produced by the Southern California Earthquake Center.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database
Indexes critical and historical articles and books on science fiction and fantasy. The database is compiled by Hal W. Hall and hosted by the Cushing Library at Texas A & M University.
Includes the content of the Energy Citations Database and the OSTI Information Bridge. "The Energy Citations Database (ECD) is designed and developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). ... Energy Citations contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present, with continued growth through regular updates. Energy Citations includes bibliographic records of literature in disciplines of interest to DOE such as chemistry, physics, materials, environmental science, geology, engineering, mathematics, climatology, oceanography, computer science and related disciplines. It includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents." Energy Citations now includes many links to full-text documents. The OSTI Information Bridge gathers information from multiple agencies into one search.
- Sea Grant abstracts
Searches abstracts of documents in the national Sea Grant Library (formerly Sea Grant depository). Documents include journal articles, technical reports, books, papers, and other materials on oceanography, marine education, aquaculture, fisheries, limnology, coastal zone management, marine recreation and law. Some materials are available in full text.
- Sea Turtle Bibliography
A bibliographic database created by the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research (ACCSTR) at the University of Florida. Indexes articles, theses, books, government reports and other material relating to sea turtles.
- SexBiblio: Bibliography of the History of Western Sexuality
The third edition of this bibliography of the history of western sexuality "contains about 25,000 titles of the non-belletristic primary and secondary literature of the history of sexuality in Europe, the U.S. and Canada from 1700 to 2008. Beyond this it contains important titles of antique sexual history, of the history of sexuality of the middle ages and contemporary times, also including titles for non-Western societies." The database is the work of Franz X. Eder, a professor in the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Vienna, where the site is hosted.
- Shark References Bibliography Database
"Shark-References is an online database that contains scientific bibliography on recent and fossil sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras (cartilaginous fishes, Chondrichthyes)." Published by Jürgen Pollerspöck, Stephansposching and the Bavarian State Collection of Zoology (Zoologische Staatssammlung), Munich.
Articles, books, and reports on public administration: state reform, public management modernization and public policies. May have abstracts and full text of some materials. Produced by the Latin American Centre for Development Administration (CLAD)
- Social Care Online
Formerly CareData, Social Care Online is produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), a government-supported effort in the UK. This large database contains records of books, government reports, research papers, and publications of voluntary organisations, and articles from a wide range of journals and other periodicals. Search by keyword or scroll down on the home page to browse by subjects. Clicking on the title in the result list brings up the abstract and complete record.
- Social Sciences in Forestry
"Indexes articles, books, and technical reports in the following areas Agroforestry; Appraisal and Valuation; Economic Development; Environmental Concerns; Forest Management; Forest Resources: Regional, National, International; Fuelwood -- Wood Energy; History; Investment and Finance; Labor Considerations -- Work Studies; Legislation; Markets - Marketing - Trade; Multiple Use Management; Outdoor Recreation - see also Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance online bibliography. Non-Industrial Forest Products; Planning; Policy; Private Forestry -- Industrial and Nonindustrial; Professional Activities, Education, Employment; Protection; Public Lands; Range Management; Research Evaluation and Methodology; Sector Analysis; Social and Communal Forestry; Social and Cultural Impacts; Subsidization; Taxation; Technology Transfer and Extension; Timber Harvesting; Timber Sales; Timber Supply; Transportation; Urban Forestry - See the Urban Forestry online bibliography; Watershed Management; Wilderness Management - Nature Conservation - National Parks - see also Trail Planning, Construction and Maintenance online bibliography ; Wildlife and Fish; Wood Production;Wood-Using Industries." Annotations briefly summarize the content. Occasionally, the record for a government document will have a link to the document on its home site. Produced by the Forestry Library of the University of Minnesota.
- Source Bibliographic Database
Source Bibliographic Database of international health and disability information contains articles and other documents relating to international health concerns. Citations and keywords are provided. Occasional documents available on the World Wide Web are linked to the source. "Source is a collaborative venture of the Centre for International Child Health (CICH), a department within an academic institution; Healthlink Worldwide, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to strengthen information and communication on health and disability; Handicap International, a disability and development NGO; and Exchange, a networking and learning programme on health communications for development. Source has been formed from a merger of CICH's and Healthlink Worldwide's resource centres."
Sponet: Sports Science on the Net concentrates on the science of athletic training. Click the flag for the English interface. An advanced search that allows searching by document type, etc., is available. Abstracts are provided; to see them click "Extended" under Views. External links may lead to another bibliographic record (e.g., MEDLINE abatract) or to full text. Published by the Department of Sport Information and Documentation at the Institute of Applied Training Science, Leipzig.
- SPRILIB Antarctic Database
The Scott Polar Research Institute of Cambridge University maintains this bibliographic database of 45,000 records, listing books, journal articles, videos, films, and other works published from 1602 through to the current century. Each entry includes a brief annotation describing the nature of the material.
- SSRN Electronic Library
Social Science Research Network database of abstracts. Chiefly relates to economics at present. Some journal articles available in full text; some are free downloads, and others require payment of a $5.00 fee.
- Superconductivity Papers Database
A project of the Japanese agencies the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and the International Superconductivity Technology Center (ISTEC), the Superconductivity Papers Database has bibliographic citations and abstracts of more than 120,000 scientific journal papers dealing with superconductors.
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- Tarlton Contents Pages from Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"A keyword-searchable database of tables of contents from more than 750 law reviews and other scholarly publications related to the law published in the United States and abroad. Updated daily, the database lists journal issues received over the past three months [only] by the Tarlton Law Library [at the University of Texas]."
- Team Arundo del Norte Bibliographic Database
A bibliography relating to the invasive plant, Arundo donax (giant reed). Produced by Team Arundo del Norte, "a forum of local, state, and federal organizations dedicated to the control of Arundo donax (giant reed), where it threatens rivers, creeks, and wetlands in Central and Northern California." Not updated since 2006.
TEKTRAN includes abstracts of "published or soon-to-be-published articles -- of recent research results from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency." New summaries continuously added and old ones deleted after five years. Search or browse.
- Theology and Peace
"The online bibliography Theology and Peace contains 148,000 titles subject indexed using descriptors. Literature relevant to research into peace ethics from the individual disciplines of theology and other sciences has been taken into account." Includes journal articles, proceedings, books, chapters. Produced by the Institute for Theology and Peace.
TOCS-IN stands for "Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists." TOCS-IN searches tables of contents for approximately 185 journals and for printed collections of papers, such as festschriften and conference proceedings. A project of the University of Toronto.
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, dissertations, and other material pertaining to toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and other chemicals. The default search retrieves results in the MEDLINE core and in the TOXLINE special set of materials not indexed in MEDLINE. The search results will appear in separate browser windows. Other specialized toxicological databases such as DART/ETIC (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center) and GENE-TOX (Genetic Toxicology-Mutagenicity) are available from this interface. A National Library of Medicine database.
The TRANweb Transportation Article File allows Boolean searching and browsing of a list of transportation subject headings. It is produced by Northwestern University Transportation Library.
"TRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 900,000 records of transportation research worldwide." TRB is the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. Includes selected documents in full text.
- Tropical Forest Conservation and Development Bibliography
The Tropical Forest Conservation and Development Bibliography is produced and maintained by the Forestry Library at the University of Minnesota. It indexes and annotates articles, reports, conference proceedings, and dissertations on tropical forest resources; deforestation; conservation; indigenous peoples; management; policy; trade and industrial development; nontimber forest products; research, education, and training; and history. Some entries may include links to full text. Produced by the Forestry Library of the University of Minnesota.
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- UKCIA Library Database
An archives of articles relating to cannabis; including journal articles, white papers, and other documents on marijuana.
- See Ingenta
- Urban Forestry
"Indexes publications relating to the history of urban forestry; urban forest legislation; the benefits of urban forests, selection and planting of trees; maintenance of the urban forest; planning and management; and urban forestry programs." Annotations briefly summarize the content. Produced by the Forestry Library of the University of Minnesota.
- USFA -- LRC Online Catalog and fire periodicals index
Online "card catalog" of the U.S. Fire Administration Learning Resource Center indexes periodical articles (e.g., NFPA Journal) as well as monographs. Click "Search Catalog" to begin. For periodicals, select "Journal Articles" from the drop-down menu of document types.
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Includes journal articles, books, reports and literature reviews on violence related research and literature, especially on topics related to juvenile violence. Produced and maintained by the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV) at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Last updated 2007
ViVa stands for the Dutch "Vrouwengeschiedenis in het Vaktijdschrift," or, "Women's History in Professional Journals." ViVa is a current bibliography of articles about women's and gender history. Articles published in English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish are selected from 160 European, American, Canadian, Asian, Australian and New Zealand journals." The publisher is the International Institute of Social History.
Abstracts of periodical articles, books, and reports relating to vocational education, produced and maintained by Australia's National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Although there are many Australian publications, material from all over the world is included.
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- Water in the Middle East
Water in the Middle East (formerly the IES Water Database Bibliography), containing approximately 10,000 entries encompassing such topics as hydrology, geography, science and technology, economics, population, politics, law, management, and strategic affairs. " a limited number of documents are available in full text. The user can choose subjects and localities from a list on the search page.
- Western Australian Maritime Museum Bibliographical Search
Citation database of approximately 6,000 items on maritime history and archeology.
- Wildlands CPR Bibliographic Database
Contains over 20,000 citations and abstracts to literature "documenting the physical and ecological effects of roads and off-road vehicles. We compiled this bibliography to help people access relevant scientific literature on erosion, fragmentation, sedimentation, pollution, effects on wildlife, aquatic and hydrologic effects, and various other up-to-date information on the impacts of roads and off-road vehicles." Produced and maintained by the Wildlands Center for Preventing Roads.
- WHOI Contributions to the Scientific Literature
Index of works published by scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1930- .
A database of periodical articless on topics relating to wine. Produced by the Sonoma County Wine Library. Includes abstracts/extracts of articles in periodicals.
- Women In Politics Bibliographic Database
The Women In Politics database is produced by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and covers books and articles on women's participation in political life. It is searchable by country, organization, subject, author, periodical title, date, language, or free text. The database is international in scope.
- Work and Family Researchers' Network (formerly Sloan Work and Family Research Network)
The search includes results from the WFRN News, the Work and Family Commons, and the WFRN Calendar, and incorporates the Sloan Work and Family Research Literature Database, which abstracted include books, chapters, reports, and peer-reviewed journal articles relating to work, the workplace, and work's effects on the family. News items point to an article, which may be on a web site or in a journal. Full text items submitted by WFRN associates are included in the Work and Family Commons.
- World Database of Happiness Bibliography
Includes citations to "scientific works on subjective appreciation of life-as-a-whole." Includes "Includes not only journal articles, but also books, dissertations, conference papers and unpublished research reports. Click on "Happiness Bibliography," then enter search term in one of the spaces at left and click the "go" arrow. Choose a highlighted classification from the results to display a list of titles. Clicking on a title gives the full citation information. Directed by Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
- World Fish Center Publication Database
"Bibliographic records, beginning January 1978, of selected articles from serials, monographs, proceedings, unpublished materials and other pertinent sources on fisheries, aquaculture and coastal resources management relevant to tropical and developing countries." A service of the World Fish Center.
- WormBase Literature Search
Indexes and abstracts journal articles and conference reports pertaining to the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, an important research subject, especially in studies of longevity. Some related species are included. Includes a link to most-recently added literature. Produced by the WormBase Consortium of research institutions and supported by supported by a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute at the US National Institutes of Health # P41 HG02223 and the British Medical Research Council. Includes links to full text; some articles are freely available and others are available for a fee.
- WPF Library Catalogue
Includes documents (monographs, reports, conference proceedings, periodicals, articles, papers, brochures, etc.) relating to the study of the biological, psychological, sociological, and commercial aspects of sex. To search, scroll down the page to the search form marked, "Zoeken," change the language to English by clicking the small UK flag icon. In the search results, click on the title of an article to see the full information, including an abstract.
- WWW Psychedelic Bibliography
"The WWW Psychedelic Bibliography is a collection of literature references concerning over 60 years of research on psychedelic compounds. This research covers their effects, their use in the fields of psychedelic and psycholytic therapy, synthesis, analytical methods, human and animal toxicology, biochemistry, chemistry, clinical studies, in vitro studies, legal history, metabolism, neurochemistry, pharmacology, studies with the dying, and more." Provides abstracts and some full-text articles, including a frequently-updated collection of articles on MDMA (ecstasy). Published by MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies).
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Agbios – see GM Crop Database.
Ancient Medicine ... database see Medicina
Article@INIST – see Refdoc
Early Modern Medicine ... database – see Medicina
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