Each key concept begins with a concise definition followed by illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field. Cross-references to related concepts are included along with suggestions for further reading.
"Underlying all we do is our biblical faith in the living God, who made the world, loves it and entrusts it to the care of human society. We carry out research for the conservation and restoration of the natural world and run environmental education programmes for people of all ages." [from website]
The American Chemical Society is a self-governed individual membership organization that consists of more than 158,000 members at all degree levels and in all fields of chemistry. The organization provides a broad range of opportunities for peer interaction and career development, regardless of professional or scientific interests.
APIS is a collections-based repository hosting information about and images of papyrological materials (e.g. papyri, ostraca, wood tablets, etc) located in collections around the world. It contains physical descriptions and bibliographic information about the papyri and other written materials, as well as digital images and English translations of many of these texts.
African American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1827-1998), provides online, full-text access to more than 350 newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. The collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Titles in Series 1 come from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress, while titles in Series 2 come from the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library.
A site that is building a database of registers of birth, marriages, and deaths from Frisian municipalities since 1811. Death certificates become public after 50 years, marriage certificates after 75 years, and the birth certificates after a 100 years. Can be searched by name. A scan of a certificate can be viewed, copied, saved, and printed via photo editor software. Available in Frisian, Dutch, or English.
A site that is building a database of vital records from all public archives in the province of Groningen from the 17th century until c1920. Results can be sorted in a variety of ways and wildcard keys can be used to deal with spelling variants. The site is in Dutch. Does not include birth records, 1811-c1920. A scan of a certificate can be viewed, copied, saved, and printed via photo editor software.
A database from the archives of the Province of Drenthe, the Netherlands, which is continually updated. Searches a number of sources, including church registers back to 1600 and links to a site that has some records as early as 1040. The site is in Dutch.
The American Customer Satisfaction Index is a national economic indicator of customer evaluations of the quality of products and services available to household consumers in the United States. It is updated each quarter with new measures for different sectors of the economy replacing data from the prior year. The overall ACSI score for a given quarter factors in scores from about 200 companies in 43 industries and from government agencies over the previous four quarters. The Index is produced by the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in partnership with the American Society for Quality and CFI Group, and is supported in part by ForeSee Results, corporate sponsor for the e-commerce and e-business measurements.
American Memory is the online resource compiled by the Library of Congress National Digital Library Program. It is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
Covers history and criticism of American folk music in 5 volumes. Vol. 1: Native American music -- Vol. 2: African American music -- Vol. 3: British Isles music -- Vol. 4: European American music -- Vol. 5: Latino and Asian American music.
The ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of
nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses
in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing,
and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care
issues affecting nurses and the general public" (from the web site).
American Religion: Denominational Newspapers provides access to historical newspapers covering religious news and the role religion played in American life and society between 1799 and 1900. It provides invaluable denominational insight, as well as news and opinions on critical social issues such as slavery, women’s suffrage, the Temperance movement, civil rights, Native American relocation, and local government corruption.
"The American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) is a fellowship of men and women in science and disciplines that relate to science who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science." [from website]
AquaNIC houses or provides links to thousands of state, national, and international aquaculture publications, newsletters, visual media, calendars, job services, directories and specialty sections for species and production systems.
Art Abstracts indexes an international array of scholarly publications, including art dissertations and art reproductions. It covers a variety of topics from fine, decorative and commercial art to photography, folk art, film and architecture. Subjects include: art history and criticism, archaeology, museum studies, industrial design, interior design, painting, pottery, decorative arts, television and video, advertising art, and textiles.
The ARTFL corpus consists of texts spanning from the 12<sup>th</sup> through the 20<sup>th</sup> centuries, from classic works of French literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing.
Among its more than 3,600 terms covering all aspects of art, ArtLex provides basic definitions of art terms, numerous illustrations, quotations, and pronunciation notes, and links to other Web resources. The site defines more than 1,700,000 words found in more than 200 dictionaries and glossaries.
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, available via Web of Science, provides access to bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading arts and humanities journals.It covers a broad array of topics in the humanities from 1975 to the present.