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Archives of American Art (Smithsonian)

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The Archives of American Art is the world’s preeminent and most widely used research center dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to primary sources that document the history of the visual arts in America.

National Portrait Gallery

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Make thousands of new acquaintances! Featuring scientists, statesmen, and film stars, glimpsed through rare nineteenth-century daguerreotypes or year-old digital video, the National Portrait Gallery collections bring you face to face with America.

Play Index

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Covers over 31,000 classic and historical plays dating from 1949, including one-act plays, pageants, plays in verse, radio and television plays, classic drama and monologues from famous playwrights.

Smithsonian Open Access

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Search across 2.8 million images from the Smithsonian's vast holdings—among them the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, and the National Zoo. Images are in the public domain as Creative Common Zero, meaning they can be used without permission from Smithsonian. 

Chilton Library

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Search the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.

Book Review Digest Plus

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Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works. This invaluable resource for literary and biographical research is essential for readers’ advisory and collection development.

English Poetry Second Edition

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English Poetry, Second Edition contains over 183,000 poems, essentially comprising the complete canon of English poetry of the British Isles and the British Empire from the 8th century to the early 20th. Drawn from nearly 4,900 printed sources, more than 2,700 poets are represented.

Essay & General Literature Index

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Cites records in collections of essays and works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada dating back to 1985 and spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences.

Literary Reference Center

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This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Open Library

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Open Library has millions of records for books that are not yet available in digital form; it also has nearly three million books that are available in digital form.

Short Story Index

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This database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure.

TeachingBooks.net

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Resource that can be used by teachers, students, librarians and families to explore children's books and young adult literature and their authors.

Twentieth-Century American Poetry

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A comprehensive collection of copyrighted, American, twentieth-century poetry, this database covers more than 316 of the most important and studied poets and includes over 52,000 works.

Worldcat

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The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages, and all types of materials ranging from stone tablets to electronic books. WorldCat is updated daily and is now easier to search than ever.

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Business Abstracts with Full-Text

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Offering a multitude of business magazines and scholarly journals, this comprehensive database is an ideal resource for those looking to conduct research or find information in any area of business.

Regional Business News

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This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces.

Value Line

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The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

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Computer Skills Center (LearningExpress)

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Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of a computer, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

Computer Source

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Contains nearly 300 full-text journals and magazines covering topics such as computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software. Computer Source provides a balance of full-text technical journals and full-text consumer computer titles.

Northstar Digital Literacy

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Northstar Digital Literacy tests your computer skills. You can build skills in key areas, and demonstrate your knowledge by earning certificates and badges. Prepare for your future now!

For information about proctored tests or creating a Northstar account linked to Arlington Public Library, please contact us by calling (817) 459-6912 or using our online contact form

Country Fact Sheets

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This is an updating collection of essential information on the countries of the world: their history, economies, geography, population, government, religions, relations with the U.S., human rights reports, travel and passport information, and more.

Portal to Texas History

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The Portal to Texas History is a gateway to rare, historical, and primary source materials from or about Texas. Created and maintained by the University of North Texas Libraries, the Portal leverages the power of hundreds of content partners across the state to provide a vibrant, growing collection of resources.

World Factbook (CIA)

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The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.

Your Dictionary

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YourDictionary’s mission is to provide you with word meanings that are easy to digest and written in clear, simple language. A dictionary is meant to be a tool to help you better understand a word you may not have come across before, and that’s exactly what YourDictionary has been built to be.

Ebook Central

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A searchable collection of more than 30,000 eBooks (5,000+ in Spanish) from trusted publishers. Ideal for school, research projects, & everyday information needs.

EBooks on EBSCOhost

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More than 27,000 eBooks are available for browsing, searching, and virtual check-out. TexShare's eBook collection includes titles from the world's leading business, technology, trade, reference, academic, and scholarly publishers. Search by title, author, keyword, publisher, publication date, or ISBN number.

Read eBooks offline using the Bluefire Reader.

OverDrive

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OverDrive offers eBooks and audiobooks to enjoy on your computer, smart phone or eReader.

Update March 2021: All RBdigital eAudio and eMagazine content has migrated from the RBdigital platform to OverDrive!

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

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The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. This resource contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

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hoopla

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Hoopla digital is a streaming platform that allows patrons to instantly access videos, audiobooks, and music for free with their Library card. Content can be streamed or downloaded from a computer browser or from the hoopla digital app, available for iOS and Android.

Ancestry Library Edition (IN-LIBRARY ONLY)

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Ancestry Library Edition, powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more covering the United States and all regions world-wide. No Password or PIN needed as this database is contractually restricted to use only in the Library.

HeritageQuest

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HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place's past. 

Newspaper Navigator

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Newspaper Navigator lets you search and explore 16+ million pages of  historic American newspapers digitized by the Library of Congress. 

You can search by keyword, or click the "Train My AI Navigators" link a the top of the page to let the system find images for you based on your preferences!

Slave Voyages (Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade)

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The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history. Search these records to learn about the broad origins and forced relocations of more than 12 million African people who were sent across the Atlantic in slave ships, and hundreds of thousands more who were trafficked within the Americas. Explore where they were taken, the numerous rebellions that occurred, the horrific loss of life during the voyages, the identities and nationalities of the perpetrators, and much more.

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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

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The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on "Advanced Search" for more options.

Congress.gov

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Congress.gov is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information. The site provides access to accurate, timely, and complete legislative information for Members of Congress, legislative agencies, and the public.

(Formerly called THOMAS Legislative Information.)

Congressional Directory

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The Congressional Directory is the official directory of the U.S. Congress, prepared by the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP). It presents:

  • Short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district.

  • Committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers for Members of Congress.

  • Lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries.

govinfo

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This resource provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government. govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch.

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Alt HealthWatch

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Alt HealthWatch focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

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The richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, topics include medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

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This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Medline Plus

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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

MEDline with MESH

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Search the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences from over 4,600 current biomedical journals.

ONEFILE: Health and Medicine

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Created specifically for students, knowledgeable consumer health researchers and health care professionals, GALE ONEFILE: Health and Medicine integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia.

Salud en Español

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Providing its own easy-to-use interface in Spanish, Salud en Español makes it easy for the researcher to quickly navigate through the database to find evidence-based information.

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

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Bibliography of Native North Americans

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Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) contains more than 141,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present. The database is an essential research tool for anthropologists, educators, historians, political scientists, sociologists, psychologists, legal and medical researchers, linguists, theologians, ethnobotanists and policy makers.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

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Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

The content is curated around six time periods: Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877), Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975), The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).

This resource supports a wide range of students, from middle and high school to college, as well as independent researchers. 

Slave Voyages (Trans-Atlantic and Intra-American Slave Trade)

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The SlaveVoyages website is a collaborative digital initiative that compiles and makes publicly accessible records of the largest slave trades in history. Search these records to learn about the broad origins and forced relocations of more than 12 million African people who were sent across the Atlantic in slave ships, and hundreds of thousands more who were trafficked within the Americas. Explore where they were taken, the numerous rebellions that occurred, the horrific loss of life during the voyages, the identities and nationalities of the perpetrators, and much more.

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Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture

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Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

Home Improvement Reference Center

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Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects.

Brainfuse JobNow

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Free online career assistance for all stages of job hunting, including resume templates, live interview coaching, and more!

Gale Presents: Udemy

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Learn and improve skills across business, tech, design, and more. Includes 10,000+ on-demand video courses in multiple languages.

Vocational and Career Collection

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Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.

ABCmouse (In Library Use Only)

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ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Over 5,000 learning activities (fun games, puzzles, art, etc.) for kids ages 2-7+.

Brainfuse HelpNow

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HelpNow is a service offering live tutoring for students in grades K-12. It also has resources for college students. All students can access the service at any Arlington Public Library location or at home with an Arlington Library Card. Arlington ISD students can access the service from home with an Arlington student ID.

Teen Book Finder (YALSA)

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This database provides access to all of the Young Adult Library Services Association's annual selected book and media lists, awards, and honorees. These resources are developed by library staff and educators to support the collection development and readers' advisory work of library staff.

These books and media have been selected for teens from 12 to 18 years of age, and span a broad range of reading and maturity levels. We encourage adults to take an active role in helping individual teens choose those books that are the best fit for them and their families.

Gale LegalForms

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Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas.

Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice

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Comprehensive periodical content for researchers studying law, law enforcement, forensic science, terrorism, and more.

Legal Collection

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Containing full text for hundreds of the world's most respected, scholarly law journals, Legal Collection is an authoritative source for information on current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world.

Legal Forms

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Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

Legal Information Resource Center

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Legal Information Reference Center offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses. With the Legal Forms by U.S. State feature, users can search state-specific legal forms by top subject areas including adoption, bankruptcy, name changes and more.

Martindale.com

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Search for legal professionals around the world.

Explora

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With Explora, you will discover reliable information on thousands of topics covering a wide range of subjects including art & music, literature, language arts, geography, history, social studies, world cultures & languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, health, and sports.

Fuente Académica Premier

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Fuente Académica Premier provee a los investigadores una colección de revistas académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España, diseñadas para que la investigación académica esté fácilmente disponible en formato PDF. Fuente Académica Premier ofrece el texto completo de casi 1000 revistas y 111 libros académicos de más de 20 países.

Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries.

Newspaper Navigator

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Newspaper Navigator lets you search and explore 16+ million pages of  historic American newspapers digitized by the Library of Congress. 

You can search by keyword, or click the "Train My AI Navigators" link a the top of the page to let the system find images for you based on your preferences!

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ABCmouse (In Library Use Only)

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ABCmouse.com helps kids learn to read through phonics, and teaches lessons in math, social studies, art, music, and much more. Over 5,000 learning activities (fun games, puzzles, art, etc.) for kids ages 2-7+.

Brainfuse HelpNow

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HelpNow is a service offering live tutoring for students in grades K-12. It also has resources for college students. All students can access the service at any Arlington Public Library location or at home with an Arlington Library Card. Arlington ISD students can access the service from home with an Arlington student ID.

College Center Plus (LearningExpress)

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If you need to strengthen your fundamental academic skills for your courses, prepare for an important placement test, or ensure a top score on a graduate school entrance exam, the resources here can help you reach your goal.

High School Equivalency Center (LearningExpress)

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Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC™ exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.

LearningExpress Library

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LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more. Makes it easier for adults and students to locate the resources they need when they need it. You can search and access tutorials before signing into and downloading content to their secure personalized portfolios, “My Center.” Learning Express also has dozens of eBooks available read online.

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Fuente Académica Premier

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Fuente Académica Premier provee a los investigadores una colección de revistas académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España, diseñadas para que la investigación académica esté fácilmente disponible en formato PDF. Fuente Académica Premier ofrece el texto completo de casi 1000 revistas y 111 libros académicos de más de 20 países.

Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries.

Salud en Español

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Providing its own easy-to-use interface in Spanish, Salud en Español makes it easy for the researcher to quickly navigate through the database to find evidence-based information.

Salud en Español provee reportes completos basados en evidencias y fichas de datos relacionados a todos los aspectos de la salud y el bienestar.

Fuente Académica Premier

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Fuente Académica Premier provee a los investigadores una colección de revistas académicas de América Latina, Portugal y España, diseñadas para que la investigación académica esté fácilmente disponible en formato PDF. Fuente Académica Premier ofrece el texto completo de casi 1000 revistas y 111 libros académicos de más de 20 países.

Fuente Académica Premier provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format. Fuente Académica Premier offers full text for nearly 1,000 journals and 111 academic books from more than 20 countries.

Smithsonian Open Access

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Search across 2.8 million images from the Smithsonian's vast holdings—among them the National Air and Space Museum, the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, and the National Zoo. Images are in the public domain as Creative Common Zero, meaning they can be used without permission from Smithsonian. 

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Agricola

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Containing bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library, this resource provides access to millions of agricultural citations.

American Physical Society Journals

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The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit academic organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities.

Directory of Open Access Journals

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Provides indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas, including agriculture and food science, biology, chemistry, health science, languages and literature, mathematics, physics, engineering, the arts, business, environmental science, history, law, political science, philosophy, religion, and social science.

GreenFILE

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Covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Open Access Pub

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Open Access Pub initiated with an aim of promoting the progress and upholding the cause of Science and Technology using the concept of Open Access with the best system ever available along with retaining its "Quality"-the main element.

Science.gov

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Science.gov searches over 60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.

Science in Context

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Science In Context draws people into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.

SciTech Collection Premium

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Includes the Natural Science Collection and the Technology Collection and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications, and more.

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Family Studies Abstracts

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This database includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.

Humanities Full-Text

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This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines. Content includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and much more. Humanities Full Text encompasses all fields of the humanities, covering topics including art, classical studies, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion and much, much more.

Information Science & Technology

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This database has been enhanced to include cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for 80 core information science and technology titles. With coverage dating as far back as the mid 1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science. ISTA indexes journal articles from more than 450 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings, with ongoing comprehensive coverage of the most important periodicals in this field.

Handbook of Texas Online

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The Handbook of Texas Online is a project of the Texas State Historical Association. The online Handbook offers a full-text searchable version of the complete text of the six-volume print edition, all corrections incorporated in the second printing, and approximately 400 articles not included in the print edition due to space limitations.

Texas Reference Center

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Texas history, ethnic & cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden and sports & leisure.

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