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Labordoc is the ILO library's catalogue and a major source of information on the world of work. Over 350,000 bibliographic records describing books, journal articles, reports and other publications (including ILO's) covering many work-related issues. Some full texts included.

This preliminary release provides more than 60,000 pages of El Mercurio, an important Spanish-language paper published in Santiago. Often considered Chile's newspaper of record, El Mercurio was founded on June 1, 1900 by Agustin Edwards MacClure, a Chilean businessman and congressman. Although a Valparaiso edition of Mercurio began much earlier (in 1827), MacClure's Santiago edition quickly supplanted its predecessor in importance and circulation. While conservative in tone, the paper focused on independent and objective news reporting rather than ideology. Its modern equipment, top writers and alliances with foreign press services all contributed to its status as the principal newspaper of the country. This release includes 3,000 issues printed between 1914 and 1922. Latin American Newspapers represents the initial result of the partnership between the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) and Readex, a division of NewsBank, to systematically create the world's largest Web-based collection of international newspapers. On completion, Latin American Newspapers will include approximately 35 fully searchable newspapers printed throughout this region in the 19th and 20th centuries. CRL will guarantee the long-term persistence and continued functionality of the news content for the CRL community.

Includes articles from more than 800 Latin Ameri- can journals included in the ARL Latin American Research Re- sources Project. It allows for article searches by keyword, title, author, and journal; and ILL requests

Website featuring academic studies based on survey research conducted mainly in Latin America.

Brings together more than 100,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English and Spanish by hundreds of Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican, Dominican, and other Latin authors working in the United States. Among the gems of the collection are nearly 800 items (poems, novels, and plays) that have never been published before. Researchers will also find numerous Chicano folk tales and audio files of selected poems and plays. Latino Literature currently has over 106,000 pages of poetry, fiction, and drama.

Psychology, Social, Neuro, and Behavioral sciences.

LawTRIO is a fully searchable database of over 7,500 legal looseleaf, newsletter, and CD-ROM titles currently in print.

Contains 14 leadership directory yellow books and allows searching and browsing within individual directories or across all directories using single or multiple criteria, such as name, job title, industry, and geographical location. The 14 directories are: Congressional yellow book, Federal yellow book, State yellow book, Municipal yellow book, Federal regional yellow book, Judicial yellow book, Corporate yellow book, Financial yellow book, News media yellow book, Associations yellow book, Law firms yellow book, Government affairs yellow book, Foreign representatives yellow book, and Nonprofit sector yellow book.

Provides the full text of significant conference proceedings in the field.

This series contains lectures and tutorial reviews based on original research material from all fields of physics and astronomy.

Provides access to the diversity of literature on the left, with a primary emphasis on politically and culturally engaged scholarship inside and outside the academy and a secondary emphasis on significant but little known sources of news and ideas. Topics covered include politics, economics, the labor movement, ecology and environment, women's studies, race and ethnicity, social and cultural theory, sociology, art and aesthetics, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization.

Legislative insight is a federal legislative history service that makes available thoroughly researched compilations of digital full-text publications relevant to enacted United States public laws.

LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, news, magazines, and wire services. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, and consumer information. Legal publications include law journals, federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, patents and legal reference materials.

Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities. Comprised of three indexes--the American Statistics Index (ASI)--Index to International Statistics (IIS)-- and Statistical Resources Index (SRI) that give bibliographic citations, abstracts, and links to selected full-text tables and web sites when available. The Government Publications Library has the companion microfiche collections which include copies of almost all the publications indexed in this database.

LGBT Life Full-text contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 GLBT-specific core periodicals; additionally, books as well as newsletters, case studies, dissertations, etc. are represented. Disciplines covered by GLBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, psychology, religion, sociology and more.

Libraries OneSearch allows you to search across several library databases simultaneously. To get started, choose the Custom Search option, and select the Language/Lit/Comm group of databases. Start with a search in the box at the top of the list, for example, "Diderot and aesthet*". The results list will indicate whence the results come.
After you log in to Libraries One Search, you can create a custom set of databases, a collection of specific search strategies, and sets of records retrieved--Ask your librarian for assistance.

Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts,(LISTA) was formerly Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA). EBSCO Publishing continues ISTA's renowned coverage of information science and significantly increases the coverage of library science. 149 ISTA titles are upgraded to Core coverage, and 121 new periodicals are included. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing. LISTA indexes journal articles from more than 600 publications plus books, research reports, and conference proceedings. With coverage extending back to 1966, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

Covers library and information science, including automation, censorship, public relations, government funding, preservation, cataloging, classification, copyright legislation, personnel management, information brokers, online searching, publishing, education for librarianship, and rare books.

LLBA covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is also given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Please note we do not have a subscription to every e-journal provided by this vendor.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

This product includes ten core literature reference series (Contemporary Literary Criticism, 20th Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Mediaeval Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, Children's Literature Review).

Searchable full-text of over 300,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose. Index to secondary sources includes entries from Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature and The MLA International Bibliography. Also includes an online full text library of literary reference resources.

The Literature, Arts, & Medicine Database is an annotated multimedia listing of prose, poetry, film, video and art that was developed to be a dynamic, accessible, comprehensive resource for teaching and research in MEDICAL HUMANITIES, and for use in health/pre-health, graduate and undergraduate liberal arts and social science settings.

LitFINDER provides either the full text or a citation to a print source in which to read any of 125,000 poems, 5000 stories, 2800 essays, 1000 plays, and 1800 speeches, with new material added regularly.

Indexes almost all English-language science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural horror books and short stories published during those years, including indexing contents of anthologies and individual magazine issues; also contains links to annual updates beyond 1998 and to a more limited index to anthologies and story collections published previous to 1984.

Contains color digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 18th, 19th and early 20th century London. It is designed for both teaching and study at the undergraduate and the graduate levels.

Full text available for the previous six months to the present.

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.
Full text from 1988 to the present.

Full page and article images with searchable text back to 1881. has high-quality, online training videos (1,700 courses+) for all skill levels including software (Adobe, Apple, HTML, SPSS, Photoshop, Excel, PowerPoint), technologies (3D Animation, Audio, Photography), design, and business topics. There is an iPhone/iPad app, too. is only available to currently enrolled students.

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