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C19: The Nineteenth Century Index is an aggregate resource of a number of indexes to nineteenth-century books, periodicals, official documents, newspapers and archives.

Critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies. Published by the College Art Association.

CAB Abstracts covers agriculture in its broadest sense, including crop production, forestry, environment, animal health and nutrition, veterinary science, agricultural engineering, biotechnology, soil and water, agricultural economics, recreation and tourism, rural sociology, and human nutrition and health. Indexes journal articles, monographs, conferences, and other primary literature.

CAB E-Books covering the applied life-sciences.

For use by plant pathologists and veterinary and medical mycologists. These provide integrated information to allow identification / confirmation of the identity of significant species, along with related information on pathology or other economic significance. The Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria were initiated in 1964, and more than 1600 sheets have been issued, each devoted to a single species.

Source for data on the worldwide distribution of plant diseases of economic or quarantine importance. Created in association with the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), over 1000 Disease Maps can be browsed, searched, and used via this site.

Source for data on the worldwide distribution of plant pests of economic or quarantine importance. Created in association with the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO), over 700 Pest Maps can be browsed, searched, and used via this site.

Caliber is the online journals hosting service of University of California Press. Designed to meet the research needs of scholars, researchers, and students, Caliber holds the content for most journals published by UC Press.

Caltech's database of electronic theses and dissertations.

Offers access to e-books covering subjects from all disciplines across science, technology, and medicine, as well as humanities and social sciences.

Provides full text online access to over 290 volumes of Cambridge Histories reference series published since 1960. Coverage of political, economic and social history, philosophy and literature of selected countries and subjects.

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

OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. CAMIO is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms. Includes about 95,000 art images—photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture—plus audio, video and mixed media. CAMIO is licensed for use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions. Works of art may be used for educational and research purposes during the term of the subscription, if they are properly credited. Images may not be published or otherwise distributed.

This international bibliographic database pertains to all aspects of cancer therapy, including experimental and clinical cancer therapy; chemical, viral and other cancer causing agents; mechanisms of carcinogenesis; biochemistry, immunology, and physiology of cancer; and mutagen and growth factor studies. Indexes journal articles, letters, meeeting abstracts, government and technical reports, dissertations and monographs.

Provides information for job seekers on various career areas. Each profile includes a job summary chart, a job description, and up-to-date salary information.

1976 to the present, updated daily. Produced by the Government Printing Office, the Catalog of United States Government publications includes print and electronic Government information products created by Federal agencies.

Covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes over 380,000 index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers. Indexing for CPLI Online corresponds to the print version, The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, published by the Catholic Library Association and covers content from over 200 periodicals.

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

Census Index is designed to improve access to United States Census information in library collections by providing an online index to Census publications. Records for Decennial Census publications produced between 1790 and 1997 have been entered into to the database. Each record includes basic bibliographic information about the title. Most records also include an abstract.

CRL holds over four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching. Holdings include such diverse materials as 800,000 doctoral dissertations (including those of Albert Einstein, Dag Hammarskjold and other Nobel laureates), some of the earliest African-American newspapers and the 100,000-plus-page archive of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge security force. Emphasis is on materials produced outside the United States, and the Center has special strength in publications and archives from many developing nations. Detailed information on areas of the CRL collection is available from http://www.crl.edu/content.asp?l1=5&l2=23

Holdings for over 6,000 newspaper titles published outside of the United States. Request titles via Interlibrary Loan.

The Center for Watershed Protection is a non-profit organization in Ellicott City, Maryland dedicated to protecting and restoring watersheds across the country. Website provides access to the non-profit's Watershed Science Bulletin, the newsletter Runoff Rundown, the blog Runoff Ramblings, the Online Watershed Library, the Watershed Curriculum Module, and other materials.

C.E.E.O.L. is an online archive which provides access to full text PDF articles from 301 humanities and social science journals and re-digitized documents pertaining to Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European topics.

The The Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) network consists of over 750 Research Fellows and Affiliates based in over 237 different institutions in 28 countries (90% in the European Union). Because it draws on such a large network of researchers, CEPR is able to produce a wide range of research that reflects a broad spectrum of individual viewpoints and perspectives. The mission of the Centre is to to promote research excellence and policy relevance in European economics. The Centre has made contributions to a wide range of European policy issues for decades. The Centre disseminates its research through the CEPR Discussion Paper Series. It publishes almost 700 papers annually. Over 3000 Discussion Paper Abstracts are currently available online and all Discussion Papers published since the beginning of 1999 are available.

SciFinder is the best database for chemistry-related topics. Registration is required, and you must download and log in to VPN for off-campus access.


SciFinder includes journal and patent references,chemical regulatory data, and supplier, reaction, and substance information. SciFinder Mobile is best for quick searches. It has no IP access restrictions but limited functionality, and it requires a SciFinder account.

Weekly newspaper of the chemical process industries, for buyers & sellers of chemicals with limited current pricing information (via the "Miscellaneous Ejournals" option). Fulltext of recent issues is available online through Business Source and MasterFILE Premier (search Publications for list of available issues). Includes comprehensive pricing information in pre-March 28, 2005 issues, with Focus Reports approximately every 3 weeks (in-depth special sections about core industry segments, trends, & markets).

CHEMnetBASE is a reference source for locating chemical facts, properties, literature references, and for performing structure searching. All dictionaries are sub-structure searchable as is Properties of Organic Compounds. CHEMnetBASE includes the following: The CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics; Polymers: A Property Database; Properties of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds; Dictionary of Organic Compounds; Dictionary of Natural Products; and Dictionary of Drugs.

The standard work and most comprehensive of the style manuals. All chapters are written for the electronic age, with advice on how to prepare and edit manuscripts online, handle copyright and permissions issues raised by new technologies, use the latest methods of preparing mathematical copy, and cite electronic and online sources.

Digital archive of the Chicago Tribune from 1849.

The Chicago Tribune is available, beginning with 2008, as full text images through the ProQuest Digital Microfilm interface. The most current issues are not available because of the publishing schedule.

Subjects include Mexican-American and Chicano studies topics. Index to books and articles in English and Spanish languages.

Formerly the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information and the National Adoption Information Clearinghouse, Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The site has an adoption literature database, NAIC fact sheets and information on State and Federal adoption laws. Listings of articles on adoption statistics can be found by searching the literature database. Also this site has adoption statistics.

Current and historical statistics on population and economics at the national, provincial and local level. From the China Data Center at the University of Michigan.

China Geo-Explorer is an intelligence spatial data service offered by the University of Michigan China Data Center, in collaboration with the All China Market Research Co., Ltd and the State Key Laboratory for Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS) of Wuhan University. It offers China demographic and economic data, maps, charts and reports in the web-based delivery system. With this spatial intelligence, users are able to make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health and many other spatial applications. Data sources in this database includes demographic and business information for all PRC geographies, including 31 Provinces, 345 Prefecture Cities, 2,873 Counties, and over 50,000 Townships.

Provides industry information on China. IBISWorld analysts use a variety of sources in their research ranging from the National Bureau of Statistics, and industry associations, to company reports, surveys and personal contact.

China National Knowledge Infrastructure includes Chinese Academic Journal database and Century Journals Project Chinese Academic Journal Database (CAJ) contains 2424 titles of journals in History/Literature/Philosophy and Education & Social Sciences since 1994. Century Journals Project (CJP) contains many of those titles and extends our access from 1913 to 1993. Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

ChinaMaxx contains over 710,000 full-text Chinese e-books from cover to cover on wide range of subject areas. Selected titles also can be found in MNCAT. For accessing the e-books, please follow the brief instructions contained in the login page. ChinaMaxx only works with the Internet Explorer browser. Firefox and Safari are not supported. You will need to install a plug-in to view e-books.

Chinese Periodical Full-text Database (1911-1949) covers around 10,000,000 pieces of writing in over 20,000 different kinds of periodicals published between 1911 and 1949. The search terms of the database include title,author,periodical,etc. Users may browse or download them in full text.

Note: This database is available for 1 simultaneous user only.

CHOICE reviews significant current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education. ChoiceReviews is the Internet version of the print magazine CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries. Each year CHOICE publishes more than 6,500 reviews by subject experts. ChoiceReviews.online provides Web access to the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since September 1988. The database is updated monthly, generally at mid-month, with reviews that will be printed in the next monthly issue of CHOICE.

The Chronicle of Higher Education is the number one news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.

Provides a standard set of facts for all countries of the world.

Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine, consumer health, health sciences librarianship and selected standards of professional practice.

Full text of articles taken from issues of The New York herald, The Charleston mercury and the Richmond enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865. Begins with the events preceding the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter and concludes with the assassination and funeral of Abraham Lincoln. Includes news articles, eye-witness accounts and official reports of battles and events, editorials, advertisements, and biographies. Also includes articles describing other than military concerns of the day, such as travel, arts and leisure, sports, social events, etc.

Full text of major articles from the Charleston Mercury, the New York Herald and the Richmond Enquirer.

A dictionary-database of CJK characters and compounds related to East Asian cultural, political, and intellectual history.

Contains records of film holdings in the the CLA Language Center (Jones Hall), Department of English, Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Dance Program, CLA Visual Resources Center. Not all are available for checkout. Some are limited for departmental or instructional use.

Use to search the film holdings in the University of Minnesota's CLA Language Center in Jones Hall.

CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. Offers access to more than 300,000 bibliographic citations from documents published in 2,600 scholarly journals published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages. Contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications that focus on Pan-American issues.

Searchable database containing 1,000 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video--approximately 1,500 performances in all. The collection will contain performances of all forms of classical music, including major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.

Classical Music Library is an extensive collection of recordings with a supplementary reference database that users may search and listen to music delivered to their desktop. Classical Music Library is cross-referenced to a database of supplementary information and features fully licensed recordings, thousands of program notes and composer biographies, advanced searching, and hundreds of recommended play lists themed by genres.

Classical Music Reference Library unites in a single on-line database over 30,000 pages of basic reference materials spanning the history of Western classical music. This database makes available for the first time in electronic form such reference titles as Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music.

Scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The major composers output is represented, as well as many lesser known composers and works. Includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

The first Clinics of North America were published in the early 20th century by W.B. Saunders Publishing Company in Philadelphia. In 1912, The Surgical Clinics of John B. Murphy and the Collected Papers of the Mayo Clinic, known respectively as The Surgical Clinics of North America and Medical Clinics of North America, were launched. Today, there are nearly 60 different Clinics titles, each one covering a distinct area of surgery, medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing, and dentistry.

The Cochrane Library consists of a collection of regularly updated evidence-based health care databases. The Cochrane collection is designed to provide information and evidence to support health care decision-making. The available databases are: The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (regularly updated reviews of the effects of health care interventions); Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effectiveness: DARE (critical assessments and structured abstracts of good systematic reviews published elsewhere); The Cochrane Controlled Trials Register: CENTRAL (bibliographic information on controlled trials); The Cochrance Database of Methodology Reviews: CDMR (systematic reviews of methodological studies); Health Technology Assessment Database: HTA (information about health technology assessments); NHS Economic Evaluation Database: NHS EED (National Health Service (UK), structured abstracts of articles describing evaluations of health care interventions); browse by Cochrane Collaborative Review Group; and the Cochrane Reviewer's Handbook.

This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science.

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

College catalogs and course descriptions. Full cover-to-cover, original page format with 2-year, 4-year, graduate, professional and international schools.

Colonial State Papers provides access to thousands of papers concerning English activities in the American, Canadian, and West Indian colonies between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Colonial State Papers integrates two important research tools as one service: Collection CO 1 from The National Archives (full name: Privy Council and related bodies: America and West Indies, Colonial Papers); and Calendar of State Papers, Colonial: North America and the West Indies 1574-1739. All of the documents from CO 1 have been reproduced as full-colour, high quality images. Users can limit their searches to records that include scanned documents or can search all documents recorded in the Calendar.

Coloribus is an archive of commercial advertising in a variety of formats from around the world. Each advertisement includes detailed credits information and description. The archive is searchable by advertiser, product, brand, release date, country of origin, and creative credits, among other attributes. Includes advertisements from TV and cinema, print magazines and newspapers, outdoor billboards and posters, online, direct marketing, radio, and others. Also includes information on advertising festivals and awards from 1969 to present. Almost all ads in the archive have high resolution versions available for downloading and online viewing. Content is updated daily. Please note that the embedded Flash player is not compatible with proxy services. Off-campus users will need to use the "Download" options in order to view any videos or install VPN software on your computer.

Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. Publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

Includes the CIAO Atlas, from the Economist Intelligence Unit, that provides worldwide basic economic information by country, as well as other country briefing information.

Database of descriptive & numerical data on chemical, physical & biological properties of compounds; systematic & common names; literature references; & structures. Contains all compounds included in: Dictionary of Organic Compounds (255,000 records) Dictionary of Natural Products (170,000) ; Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds (101,000) ; Dictionary of Drugs (40,000+) ; Dictionary of Analytical Reagents (14,000)

This resource has been canceled effective October 1 due to low use as evidenced by statistics. As an alternative, consider using Communication and Mass Media Complete

CSIRO PUBLISHING publishes journals presenting the latest research by leading Australian and overseas scientists and covering a broad range of subjects.

Find academic journal articles on topics in mass media, film, television, marketing, and communications in business, health, and other communication studies.

The most comprehensive research funding database on the Web. Updated daily, COS Funding Opportunities includes more than 22,000 records, representing over 400,000 funding opportunities.

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

Provides extensive indexing of scholarly and technical periodicals, conference proceedings, and report literature in all engineering disciplines including applied physics, electronics, materials science, and related fields in science and management. Indexes nearly 3000 sources worldwide.

Alert: CAC will be unavailable for up to 24 hours starting June 15, 2007 at 5:00 pm Central Daylight Time. The Collection includes all the most important classics of ancient China through the Qing Dynasty. For example: astronomy, geography, history, philosophy, literature, politics, economy, art, education, agriculture, medicine and so on.

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented.

This work builds on the two previous Comprehensive Organometallic Chemistry treatises and covers developments in and applications of organometallic chemistry since 1993.

ComScore is an industry source of web analytics. The library subscribes to Media Metrix with data about consumer profiles, web traffic, and rankings of websites for companies and nonprofits. Access is available at the Journalism Library on workstation #8 using Safari. Faculty or students may also request a personal account by contacting the Journalism Librarian. This title has been cancelled, effective June 24, 2014

The Conference Board Business Knowledge Research Collection is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics. Topics include: business trends, leadership decisions, performance excellence, corporate governance, HR, productivity, customer relationship management and more. Economics material includes US and global economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.

Congressional Publications provides access to full-text, indexing, and abstracts of published and unpublished Hearings, Congressional Committee Prints, and Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports. The full list of searchable congressional publications and date coverages includes:

  • Legislative Histories 1969-Present
  • Bills & Laws 1789-Present
  • Committee Prints & Misc. Publications 1789-Present
  • Congressional Record Bound Edition & Predecessors 1789-Present
  • Congressional Record Daily Edition 1985-Present
  • CRS Reports 1916-Present
  • Hearings 1824-Present
  • House & Senate Documents 1789-Present
  • House & Senate Reports 1789-Present
  • Serial Set 1789-Present
  • Executive Branch Document 1789-1932

"CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials."

The single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, men & women's health, etc.

A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields. Provides complete biographical and bibliographical references for more than 100,000 authors in the U.S. and around the world.

COPAC is a union catalogue. It provides FREE access to the merged online catalogues of 23 of the largest university research libraries in the UK and Ireland PLUS the British Library.

This directory is useful for researching the largest public and private companies worldwide. Corporate ownership information on 200,000 of the most prominent companies, subsidiaries and divisions. Includes historical data for the last 10 years on executives, sales, and the number of employees. Each company profile includes products, brands, and competitors along with the service agencies such as advertising and accounting.

The Humanities Text Initiative intends to develop the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse into an extensive and reliable collection of Middle English electronic texts. HTI wants to include in the corpus all editions of Middle English texts used in the MED, and the more recent scholarly editions which in some cases may have superseded them. Large scale expansion of the Corpus will not take place until the MED and the HyperBibliography are further advanced, but text conversion continues at a modest rate as time and money permit.

The COS pivot service combines COS funding opportunities and COS scholar universe, allowing users to identify available financial support along with research partners. Pivot also includes tools that make the management of funding opportunities in the pre-award phase more efficient. Users can add internal deadlines to build effective timelines for seizing critical funding opportunities. Funding opportunities can be tracked and organized so that highest priorities take center stage.

The C2ER Cost of Living Index provides city-to-city comparisons of key consumer costs. C2ER COLI data are recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau, US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the President's Council of Economic Advisors. Data and methodology are described in detail and completely transparent to users. Both data and methodology are reviewed by an advisory board composed of academic researchers and government officials. Available datasets: Current cost of living index (available in PDF and Excel format); Historical cost of living index (COLI historical), with coverage from Q1 1990 to the present; and County-level cost of living index, covering all 3,114 counties in the United States. Also includes a calculator, which allows the user to select a combination of areas and calculate comparable income between two places.

Counseling and Therapy in Video provides the largest and richest online collection of video available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection's wealth of video and multiplicity of perspectives allow students and scholars to see, experience, and study counseling in ways never before possible.

The public version of the Global Market Information Database (GMID). Countries and Consumers provides market research, reports, and statistical data on global consumption and market trends. To access, go to a public (i.e. non-UMN login) library workstation.

Reference guides from the Economist Intellegence Unit to the operating conditions, commercial laws and business regulations in 55 countries. Guidance on obtaining proper permits and registrations, protecting your intellectual property and complying with local tax laws-including e-commerce rules.

Provides access to reports and articles from the CQ Weekly, CQ Researcher, CQ Public Affairs Collection and the CQ Voting and Elections Collection. The CQ Weekly provides nonpartisan information on Capitol Hill. The CQ Researcher and Public Affairs collections investigate a wide range of current topics, providing the pro's and con's of the issues.

Annually published reference source for chemical & physical property data, nomenclature, structure, & composition of substances. Includes physical constants of organic & inorganic compounds, conversion factors, & much more.

Covers material structure and composition; phase diagram sources; thermodynamic and kinetic data; thermal, mechanical, electrical, optical, and chemical properties. Has a selection section where materials are compared by property value.

The Crystallography journals: 10 of the 12 journals published by IUCr.

Current Index to Statistics Extended Database is the Internet version of Current Index to Statistics, Applications, Methods and Theory, from the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. CIS is a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. It includes coverage, in most cases from 1974 (or first issue if later) to the present (currently, volumes published in 1998) from 106 "core journals" (and pre-1974 coverage for a number of them), selected articles since 1974 from about 900 additional journals, and about 8000 books in statistics published since 1974. Each year, the CIS-ED is updated with an additional year of coverage.

An annual reference of the most current insight into symptoms, signs, epidemiology, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. Each topic includes concise, evidence-based answers to questions regarding both hospital and ambulatory medicine.

Series of standard, authoritative guides to research laboratory methods in the life sciences; the U of M subscribes to 5 Current Protocols titles: Bioinformatics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology,Protein Science and Toxicology. Limited access to articles published through 2011 for Cell Biology, Human Genetics, Immunology and Neuroscience.

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