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.
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.
AGRICOLA serves as the catalog and index of the U.S. National Agricultural Library. All aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines are covered. It is primarily a citation-only database with some full-text material.
AGRIS is a global database providing access to bibliographic information on agricultural science and technology, including grey literature not available through normal publication and distribution channels.
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.
American FactFinder is an online source of U.S. Census information created by the United States Census Bureau. Data provided include population, housing, economic, and geographic information from the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas.
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 Anthropological Index Online is a database of articles based on the journal holdings of the Anthropology Library at the British Museum. The index covers the subjects of socio-cultural and physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural ethnography, providing a broad geographical range of information in each topic.
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts is home to a comprehensive collection of content from a wide range of interdisciplinary fields within the applied sciences. Contains indexing and abstracts for around 800 publications back to 1983, and full text from more than 220 periodicals dating back to 1997.
The Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System (APIRS) database contains citation and keyword records for scientific articles and reports about uncounted species of aquatic, wetland and invasive plants.
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.
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) hosts a collection of material includes data on churches and church membership, religious professionals, and religious groups (individuals, congregations, and denominations).
The ADS is a NASA-funded project that contains bibliographic records in astronomy and physics from both peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed sources. ADS consists of four databases: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy.
'Dutch Cemeteries' project makes infornation of dutch cemeteries available without charge for Genealogical researchers. Provided birth and death dates, age at date, spouse'ssurname, and a photo of the garve marker. The site is mostly in Dutch.
Presents everything and anything you want to know about sports and the
sporting life. Here at last is a single reference resource that
captures the essence of the world of sport, and its incredible variety.
Knowledge from sports management, sports science, human movement
studies, sport history, and sport sociology synthesized in 450
comprehensive, illustrated articles. Here is full coverage of all the
social and human issues in sports that keep talk radio buzzing, the
background and low-down for fans and students alike. Coverage begins
with sport among prehistoric hunters and gatherers and extends to the
global sports industry of the twenty-first century. Key social issues
such as doping, racism, sexism, civic life, youth participation, and
public policy are amply covered, with all perspectives represented.
Biblegateway.com allows users to search the Bible in more than 70 languages and more than 180 versions. Its searching capabilities allow users to quickly find and compare particular passages in multiple Bible translations based on keywords, phrases, topics, and Scripture references.
The on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains 878,085 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.
BHA provides a comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of Western art from late antiquity to the present and indexes more than 1,200 journals. Broad in scope, it encompasses fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, and architecture) as well as decorative and applied arts (crafts, graphic arts, folk, and pop art).
BIOSIS, accessed through Web of Science, is a citation index in the life sciences covering molecular and cell biology, pharmacology, endocrinology, genetics, neurosciences, infectious diseases, ecology and organismal biology.
BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA and Canada. The site, maintained by Cornell University, has image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs and sound recordings of bird calls.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship aims to promote the scholarly study of
the theology, history, and practice of Christian worship and the renewal of worship in worshiping communities
across North America and beyond.
The search interface for electronic journals and books from Cambridge University Press. The Hekman Library began subscribing to Cambridge electronic books in early 2011, so the number of accessible books will be small for the first few years.
CMPI is an index of articles from Canadian music journals, newsletters and magazines provided by the Library and Archives Canada. The CMPI database indexes content dating from the late-19th century to the present day.
This web-site provides information about the larynx and the voice as well as laryngeal and voice disorders. Included, in this site are research data and new information, some of which has not yet been published in medical literature.