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Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Tenth edition of 1919 contains over 11,000 searchable quotations and was the first new edition of John Bartlett’s corpus to be published after his death in 1905.
Basic Legal Research (Lexis Nexis)
Full text of articles from law reviews and legal news media, patents, federal and state cases, codes and regulations, European Union Law, Canadian statutes and regulations, and select international case law, treaties and agreements.
Biographical Information (Lexis Nexis)
Biographies, obituaries and other people-related news stories, mostly about company executives, from 60 magazines, newspapers and Who's Who listings.
Biography Resource Center
Comprehensive source that indexes nearly 300 periodicals and 427,000 biographies of more than 335,000 people.
Book Collection: Non-Fiction
Research database for school and public libraries that includes articles on civics, science, careers, health, sports, technology, biographies, etc. from more than 4,100 nonfiction books.
Business (Lexis Nexis)
Offers full-text business and industry news, accounting journals, company financial reports, SEC filings and reports, company profiles and business directory listings.
Business Source Complete: Enhanced Interface
An alternative interface for Business Source Complete and includes country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.
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Cambridge History of English and American Literature
Contains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.
CCH Tax Research Network (In Library Use Only)
Online access to the Commerce Clearing House Tax Service.
Cinema Image Gallery
Comprehensive online collections of still images from movies, television and the entertainment industry. It includes over 150,000 superior-quality images, along with a treasure-trove of over 4,000 poster art and lobby cards used to promote the movies.
College and University Home Pages
Directory listing of over 3,000 college & university Web sites.
Copyright Information
List of useful online resources.
Country Profiles (Lexis Nexis)
Contains political, economic and key facts for countries.
County & City Data Book: 2007
The Census Bureau provides a convenient summary of statistics on the social and economic structure of the counties and cities of the United States.
Credo Reference
General online reference service offering more than three and a half million entries, 570+ highly-regarded reference titles from over 80 publishers and over 300,000 art images, videos and audio files.
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EBSCO eBook Collection
Full text of electronic books which were formerly available through the NetLibrary platform. These books can be located from the Library Catalog as well.
Site features premier titles like The Columbia Encyclopedia, Oxford’s World Encyclopedia, and the Encyclopedia of World Biography.
European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750
Database of more than 32,000 records from a comprehensive bibliography of European writings about the Americas printed before 1750.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text database which offers electronic access to over 140 titles (550+ volumes) with subjects ranging from Multicultural Studies to History to the Arts.
Comprehensive geoscience resource from AGI with over 2.8 million citations covering books, maps, reports, etc. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing. (primarily abstracts)
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History Reference Center
Database of full text from more than 1,620 reference books, 150 history periodicals, 57,000 historical documents and 113,000 historical photos and maps.
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Information Please Almanac
A large compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures.
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Electronic book database which offering access to over 500 scientific and engineering reference resources including subjects such as Food Science, and BioEngineering.
KnowLA: Encyclopedia of Louisiana
An online reference guide to Louisiana art, architecture, folklife, history, literature, and music.
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LandView VI (Library Only)
A geographic reference tool which displays a detailed network of roads, rivers, and railroads, jurisdictional and statistical boundaries, EPA-regulated sites, and key geographic features of the U.S. provided by the U.S.G.S. and others.
Learning Express
Interactive online practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help users succeed on the academic or licensing tests.
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Literary Reference Center
Provides reference information from antiquity to the present day from respected reference books and literary journals. Contains literary criticisms, plot summaries, biographies, and book reviews.
Louisiana Academic Library Catalogs
Access to Louisiana Academic library catalogs through the LOUIS consortium.
LOUISiana Digital Library
Louisiana's doorway to the unique cultural and historical resources of Louisiana's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.
LOUISiana Libraries Union Catalog
Online union catalog of Louisiana Academic Libraries.
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Mental Measurements Yearbook
Comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments containing essential information for test evaluation in such diverse areas as psychology, business, education, and leadership.
Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Updated annually with more than 10,000 new words and phrases and 40,000 usage examples, along with 165,000 entries and 225,000 definitions.
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Detailed information on over 5,500 journals indexed by the MLA International Bibliography, including editorial contact information, submission guidelines, frequency, subscription rates and circulation.
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National Center for Educational Statistics
Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
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Oxford English Dictionary
An historical dictionary of the English language tracing through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of sources the usages, variant spellings, pronunciations and senses of more than half a million words. Updated quarterly.
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Prescott Memorial Library Catalog
Access to online catalog covering the Library's collection of materials.
Proquest Digital Dissertations
Database for doctoral dissertations and selected master's theses from the U.S. and other countries dating to 1861.
National Institutes of Health database which provides information on the biological activities of small molecules and a fast chemical structure similarity search tool. It is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative. It combines PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay.
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Respectfully Quoted
A dictionary of quotations requested from the Congressional Research Service with 2,100 entries in this eminently researched collection form the constellation of collected wisdom in American political debate.
RIA Checkpoint
Tax information about federal, state, and local taxes, international taxation, pension and payroll estate planning. Password required for all users.
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Scribner's Writers Series
Database of biographical essays about more than 1,600 literary authors.
SDC Platinum In Library Use Only (Computers 1-3)
Provides a robust database for analyzing investment banking and deal trends, identifying comparable deals, monitoring deal activity, and generating industry-leading league tables and market-share analysis.
Serials Directory, The
Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials.
Smithsonian Image Gallery
Contains a sampling of visual records that are part of the Smithsonian Institution Research Information System's main catalog which includes over 138,000 electronic images from several archival repositories and museums at the Smithsonian.
Standard and Poor's Research Insight / Compustat In Library Use Only (Computers 1-4)
Provides reliable financial data and company reports, performance graphs and textual documents. Includes market summaries, forecasts, total returns, sales growth and price and earnings momentum. (Use toolbar shortcut on computers 1-4 to access program.)
Statistical Abstract of the United States - 2012
Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
Statistical Abstracts of the United States (ProQuest)
Comprehesive summary of social, political, and economic statistics about the United States, including over 1400 individually indexed tables downloadable as spreadsheets.
Statistical Abstracts of the World (ProQuest)
Country-level data from the national statistical offices of foreign governments.
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Tax Information(from Lexis Nexis)
Includes the Internal Revenue Code, IRS Actions & Memoranda and Private Letter Rulings, Treasury Regulations selected from the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register, federal tax cases, state tax cases and tax opinions by state attorneys general, as well as articles from the Internal Revenue Bulletin, law reviews, tax analysts' journals and daily tax news.
Thomas Register
Find a product, service or company from a database of 155,000 U.S. and Canadian companies.
Twayne Author Series
Database of 600 titles in literary biography and criticism of American, British, and other international authors.
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OCLC online catalog to participating worldwide library collections.
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Zack's University Analyst
Enter a ticker symbol for comprehensive company research with highly detailed information on each company.
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