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American FactFinderProvides information on population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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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 (in 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. More Information

Biographical Information (from Lexis Nexis) Biographies, obituaries and other people-related news stories, mostly about company executives, from 60 magazines, newspapers and Who's Who listings. More Information

Biography in Context Comprehensive source that indexes nearly 300 periodicals and 427,000 biographies of more than 335,000 people. More Information

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. More Information

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 LiteratureContains over 303 chapters and 11,000 pages, with essay topics ranging from poetry, fiction, drama and essays to history, theology and political writing.

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CCH Tax Research Network Online access to the Commerce Clearing House Tax Service.

College and University Home Pages Directory listing of over 3,000 college & university Websites.

Country Profiles (from Lexis Nexis) Contains political, economic and key facts for countries. More Information

CQ Researcher Single-themed reports offering in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing national political or social issue. Published 44 times a year covering topics in health, international affairs, education, public policy, the environment, technology, and the U.S. economy with bibliographies of key sources and links. More Information

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. More Information

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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. More Information

Encyclopedia.com 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. More Information

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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. More Information

GeoRef Comprehensive geoscience resource of primarily abstracts from AGI with over 2.8 million citations covering books, maps, reports, etc. Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing. More Information

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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. More Information

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Information Please Almanac A large compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures.

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Knovel Electronic book database which offering access to over 500 scientific and engineering reference resources including subjects such as Food Science, and BioEngineering. More Information

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. Please Note: You must register to use. Choose "New User" under Please Sign In and create a Username and Password of your choice. You do NOT need to use a library card to register. If you are on-campus it will recognize you as a Tech student. If you are off-campus, the Tech login screen will open and after you login, you will be recognized as Tech student. More Information

Lexis-Nexis Academic Database containing news, business, legal, legislative and regulatory information, updated daily with news from 1970's-present.

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. More Information

LOUIS eLibrary Catalogs Access to Louisiana Academic library catalogs through the LOUIS consortium.

LOUIS Libraries Virtual Union Catalog Online union catalog of Louisiana Academic Libraries.

Louisiana Digital Library Louisiana's doorway to the unique cultural and historical resources of Louisiana's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.

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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. More Information

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. More Information

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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. More Information

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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.

PubChem 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. More Information

SDC Platinum In Library Use Only (Computers 1-4) 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. More Information

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 Abstracts of the United States (1879-2012) U.S. Census Bureau summary of statistics on the social and economic conditions in the United States.

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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 Full text archive of 600 titles in literary biography and criticism of American, British, and other international authors. More Information

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WorldCat OCLC online catalog to participating worldwide library collections. More Information

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Zack's University Analyst Enter a ticker symbol for comprehensive company research with highly detailed information on each company.