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  • Academic Search Complete  
    Featuring thousands of full-text journals, this database covers a broad range of important areas of academic study including: anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, geology, law, materials science, mathematics, music, pharmaceutical sciences, physics, psychology, religion & theology, veterinary science, women's studies, zoology, and many other fields.
  • Environment Complete
    Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
  • GeoRef
    The GeoRef database covers the geology of North America from 1669 to the present and the geology of the rest of the world from 1933 to the present. The database includes references to all publications of the U.S. Geological Survey. Masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from U.S. and Canadian universities are also covered.
  • SocINDEX
    Provides extensive coverage of sociology, social work, anthropology, criminology, political science and related topics. Provides abstracts for 1,300+ "core" journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, also provides data mined from more than 450 "priority" coverage journals as well as from over 2,900 "selective" coverage journals. Extensive indexing of books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources is included, and searchable cited references are provided.

Population and Census Information

  • FedStats
    Provides access to the the full breadth of Federal statistical information without having to know which Federal agency to search. Covers: economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, energy, farm production, and more.
  • Historical Census Browser ( Univ of Virginia )
    Provides detailed access to historical census data from the original 1790 census to 1960. View state and county data, select up to 15 variables, and create graphical charts. From the University of Virginia Library.
  • POPLINE
    POPLINE (POPulation information onLINE) contains citations with abstracts to scientific articles, reports, books, and unpublished reports in the field of population, family planning, and related health issues.
  • Social Explorer
    Provides quick and easy access to current and historical census data and demographic information. Easily create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change.
  • Data-Planet
    Data-Planet provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data on a wide array of subjects. The repository contains more than 90 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations. The over two billion time series provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry. All data downloadable in a variety of formats.

Environment and Climate Information

  • Earth Observatory ( NASA )
    The purpose of the Earth Observatory is to provide a freely-accessible publications where the public can obtain satellite imagery and scientific information about our planet. The focus is on Earth's climate and environmental change.
  • Environment Complete
    Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.
  • Greenfile
    GreenFILE covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology
  • National Climatic Data Center ( NCDC )  
    Provides access to the world's largest active archive of climate data. You can search the entire site or by location, link to a specific dataset, examine satellite, radar, or weather balloon data, and more!
     
  • National Weather Service ( NOAA )
    Provides weather data and includes a section on hurricane tracking.

Encyclopedias and ebooks

Images and Videos

  • Access Science
    AccessScience synthesizes vast amounts of information, and organizes it to give you fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology. More than 8500 scientific topics are explained, 110,000 terms defined, using more than 15,000 diagrams and graphics to explain ideas and topics. Continuously updated including the latest terms, images and videos.
  • ARTstor
    ARTstor is the ultimate image collection, containing hundreds of thousands of images covering art, architecture, archeology, and history. Useful for research not only in the arts, but in social history, sociology, and history.
  • INTELECOM Online Video Resources
    Academic streaming video clips from a range of subject areas including Biological Sciences, Oceanography, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Health, and Environmental Studies.
  • VAST : Academic Video Online  
    VAST has the highest-quality video in a range of subject areas include art, architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, economics, education, ethnic studies, ethnography, gay and lesbian studies, health, history, humanities, law and public safety, literature, opera, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, science, theatre, and women’s studies.

Additional General Resources

  • JSTOR Journal Archive
    A full-text archive of over 1,000 of the best scholarly journals in the social sciences, humanities, mathematics, life sciences, etc. Full-text is available from the first issue, but does not include the most recent 2-5 years.
  • Library Search
    Search nearly all the databases, journals, ebooks and resources that the library provides. Millions of scholarly articles, trade publications, popular magazine, books, book chapters, video clips, conference proceedings, theses and dissertations are represented in Library Search.