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Topics range from bacterial immunology and vaccinations to diseases of man and animals, including clinical findings as well as all aspects of pure bacteriology, biochemistry, and genetics. Valuable to general microbiologists, bacteriologists, environmentalists, medical and veterinary laboratory staff, agricultural researchers, cell biologists, geneticists, toxicologists, and many others. This database is one component of the Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (ESPM) database. To identify a additional results with a broader scope, consider conducting your search in ESPM.

Includes training sessions on newsroom skills for writing, video, web, audio, writing, storytelling, along with briefings for key subjects, ethics and values, and legal matters. A useful resource for students wanting to learn the best practices of news reporting from the BBC

Television adaptations of all 37 plays by William Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. All productions are traditional interpretations of the plays set in either Shakespeare's own time (1564 to 1616) or in the historical period of the events depicted (such as ancient Rome for Julius Caesar, or c1400 for Richard II etc). Casts include notable classic actors such as John Gielgud, Patrick Stewart, Anthony Hopkins, Bob Hoskins, Jane Lapotaire.

BCC's market research reports explore major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations.

Public, academic, governmental libraries, archives, and union catalogs.

BELIT is an integrated bibliographic database developed by the German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE, Bonn) and operated in co-operation with the Information and Documentation Centre for Ethics in Medicine (IDEM, Goettingen), the Interdepartmental Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW, Tuebingen), the Library and Information Services of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (KIE, Washington, DC) and the Centre de documentation en éthique des sciences de la vie et de la santé, INSERM/CCNE (CDEI, Paris). BELIT provides access to about 320.000 records from the integrated German, American and French databases. It is an extensive bibliographic directory of literature in the area of bioethics unique world wide, containing references to monographs, grey literature, legal documents, journal articles, newspaper articles and book contributions.

A searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections – including the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and much more. Berg journals including the highly prestigious Fashion Theory will also be fully cross-searchable within the Berg Fashion Library where institutions already subscribe to them.

Provides access to in-depth reports on public and private US, Canadian and Non US insurers, reinsurers, and groups. The AMB Credit Reports feature five years of financial analysis and detailed commentary on a company's operating methods and management philosophy. Access corporate changes that impact existing companies and locate surviving insurers associated with companies no longer in business.

This is a core bibliographic research tool for German literature and Germanic philology.

References principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia. Emphasizes materials published since 1971, but has some materials dating from as early as 1779. Currently covering about 825,000 citations, it is broad, emphasizing the humanities and Social Sciences, but not comprehensive.

Covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life with 80,000+ citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.

The data available on the Getty Web site as of April 1, 2010, comprises two databases: BHA and IBA. BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art/Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art) covers the years 1990-2007; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in French or English and all subject terms in French and English. IBA (International Bibliography of the History of Art) covers 2008 and part of 2009; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in English and all subject terms in French and English. A third database will be added to the Getty Web site during the coming months: RILA (Répertoire de la litterature de l'art), which covers 1975-1989. At present, the Getty has no plans to add RAA (Répertoire d'art et d'archéologie), which covers 1973-1989.

This is the catalog for the École Biblique’s library. It contains comprehensive bibliographic information relating to Biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies, archaeology, and related disciplines. The collection consists of more than 140,000 volumes and 400 active journals specializing in biblical studies, Near Eastern archaeology and ancient Middle Eastern languages and literature.

A comprehensive index to more than 12 million biographical sketches in more than 3,400 volumes and editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering over 4 million contemporary and historical figures throughout the world.

(Please note: this resource only allows four (4) simultaneous users. If you are denied access, please try again later)
Biography Reference Bank combines the complete content of Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated with the complete and enhanced content of Biography Index Plus. Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 26,000 photographs of the subjects. Biography Index Plus is a bibliographic database that cites biographical material appearing in periodicals indexed in other Wilson Company databases and additional selected periodicals, current books of individual and collective biography, and incidental biographical material in otherwise non-biographical books. This order has been CANCELLED effective Dec. 31, 2013.
For alternative sources, please see the Biography & Genealogy Master Index (https://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3172) or the the FAQ How do I find biographical information (https://www.lib.umn.edu/faq/155).

For current content, search BIOSIS Previews. Biological Abstracts (part of BIOSIS Previews) is one of the foremost sources of bibliographic references to the life science journal literature. Coverage is international, and includes agriculture, biochemistry, biomedicine, biotechnology, genetics, botany, ecology, microbiology, pharmacology, and zoology.

Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

Archive of BIOSIS content. Includes three different data sets from 1926-1944, 1945-1954, and 1955-1969. Service provided via the OvidSP platform.

NO LONGER CURRENT. Due to budget pressures, we have canceled our subscription to BIOSIS Previews. Although you will continue to be able to access the database, no new articles will be added after January 2011.

Covers the biological and medical sciences, including biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, botany, environment, microbiology, and zoology. Provides citations and abstracts to articles, conference papers, technical reports and chapters of books from over 5000 publications.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 10 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

Provides detailed scientific information for each of the 716 species of birds nesting in the USA and Canada. A project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, BNA is a living resource with account contents updated frequently. Includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and recordings bird songs and calls.

BizMiner offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Their market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. Bizminer is a great resource to use when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry.

Contains the full text of 1,310 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. More than a quarter of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Alice Childress, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. The database covers key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists of the 1940s. The collection includes musical comedies, domestic dramas, folk dramas, history plays, anti-slavery plays, one-act plays, and other works.

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Not all U Library subscriptions to Blackwell e-journals provide backfile access. In the "Subscribed Journals" tab, titles marked with a green circle provide back year access; the remaining titles are limited to the current year and the previous year -- IF the Library subscribes to the same journal in print format. Check MNCAT for current holdings information on print subscriptions.

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Includes more than five million review citations from over 5,800 books and periodicals, with linking to more than 630,000 full-text reviews.

Provides information on a variety of publications including forthcoming, children's, large print, serials, paperbound, out-of-print, and audio and video. Features bibliographic records, subjects guide, full-text reviews, and publishers section.

The limited online version, courtesy of the University of Minnesota Bookstores.

Books24x7 is a web-based, searchable, e-book site that provides users access to the complete contents of nearly 3,000 titles covering a broad range of engineering and technology topics. Contributing publishers include: Cambridge University Press, The MIT Press, IEEE Press, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press, Sybex, Wrox Press and many others.

Direct link to Ovid's eBook collection.

2007-2013. The Brill imprint and Global Oriental imprint are included. Global Oriental is a separate collection for 2007-2010 but will be merged into the Asian Studies collection (one of the Humanities & Social Sciences subject collections) as of 2011. Please note the 2011-2013 titles are not yet online (or published). The bulk of 2010 titles are, but the publisher is still adding some, and the Global Oriental titles should also be available shortly. Biology and Materials & Surface Sciences collections are not included at this time.

The most significant digital collection of British historic newspapers. New conservation and imaging techniques and a new cross-searchable platform adopted by the British Library offers unparalleled access and discoverability to this valuable historical and cultural archive. In addition one will find specially commissioned essays and contextual materials written by expert scholars intended to help non-specialist users with perspective and analysis.

Business Monitor International (BMI) is a leading source of specialist news analysis, data and forecasts on Country Risk (political, economic, business and financial risk) and Industry Research (analysis of 22 industry sectors, with company profiles) across the globe, with a strong emphasis on emerging markets. Search by industry or country. The service includes extensive data as well as global development project information.

Collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
Find business articles from 2100 journals and magazines in marketing, management, information technology, operations, human resources, accounting, finance and economics dating back to 1965. Business Source Premier includes company and industry reports MarketLine and country analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Business Monitor International, CountryWatch, Icon Group, and PRS.

This resource is licensed by the MINITEX Library Information Network with state appropriations from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office (MHESO) and the Minnesota Department of Education.
This version of Business Source Premier provides makes it easy to find articles along with other specialized reports. These inlcude company profiles and industry reports from Datamonitor, country profiles from research advisory services such as the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) and market research from various trade publications. A good resource for business and economic topics and global studies.

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