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Since its establishment in 1914, PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) has chronicled issues in the public debate through highly selective coverage of a wide variety of sources, including references to monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, government documents, policy reports and analytics. Addition of the Archive to our current PAIS International database extends comprehensive access to public and social policy information.

Use this index for broad coverage of social science issues worldwide. Includes articles, books, conference proceedings, government documents, and book chapters.

Contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists.

Journals focused in the social sciences and humanities.

Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada

The House of Commons Parliamentary Papers are vital to the historical record of Britain, its former Colonies and the wider world. They are among the richest and most detailed primary sources for the history of the past two centuries, and are fundamental to an understanding of current legislation, policy making and the political environment. features publications published officially by the House of Commons or the House of Lords from 1688 to 1834.

Provides comparable statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agriculture output, communications and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services. Passport covers demographic trends, economic indicators, finance, foreign trade, health, labor force, industrial and agricultural production, environmental data, consumer expenditure patterns, retail sales, advertising and media patterns, consumer prices, household patterns, literacy rates, telecommunications, automotive and transport figures, travel and tourism, income and earnings potential. It also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.

Key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets, and consumers. Statistics on brands, companies and consumer products worldwide include market size and market share. Useful for researching global consumer markets with analysis of lifestyles for countries. Includes profiles and strategic information about companies that sell leading consumer goods.

This cluster of full-text databases includes works by Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, the Continental Rationalists (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz), and British philosophers from 1600-1900 (Bacon, Hobbes, Locke, plus Dewey, Kierkegaard, Nietzsches, Peirce, ;Political Philosophy: Machiavelli to Mill; and Wittgenstein.

The USPTO Web Patent Database offers the full text of all US patents issued since January 1, 1976 and full-page images of each page of every US patent issued since 1790 through the most recent weekly issue date. Publisher/Producer is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Patrologia Latina Database contains 221 volumes and represents a complete electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne's Patrologia Latina (1844-1855 and 1862-1865).

PEDro was developed to give rapid access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. Most trials on the database have been rated for quality to help you quickly discriminate between trials which are likely to be valid and interpretable and those which are not.

Archive of 700 digitized, full-image journal with U.S. and international scholarly literature in the humanities and social sciences disciplines from 1802 to 2000.

A handy collection of data, units, equations and topic reviews for chemical engineers.

Each record in the PEST-BANK Pesticide Product Data file describes a particular pesticide product in detail. Information available includes product names, product status, EPA registration numbers, registrant name and address, type of formulation, signal word, types of pesticide activity, active ingredient names and percentages, sites of application, and pests controlled. PEST-BANK is based upon the National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS), an online database founded, developed, and supported by the Purdue Research Foundation, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

The PEST-BANK Pesticide Product Data file describes specific pesticide products in detail.

The Libraries' subscription to this resource allows for 8 users at any one time. If you get a busy signal, please wait a few minutes and try accessing the site again.

a current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. The Philosopher’s Index, considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. More on content at http://philindex.org/

The PILOTS database is sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs; It covers Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events.

Journals in the areas of geography, physics, and experimental psychology.

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 available from 1986 - Current.

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.

Includes current sources in North American nurseries for over 70,000 plants; over 200,000 citations to current plant science literature, listings for more than 1300 North American seed and nursery firms, and an evaluative review of 75 CD-ROMs and web sites of plant images.
This resource is free and open to the public.

A cooperative resource for the applied plant sciences. Offers an extensive searchable database comprised of thousands of web-based resource pages from the network's partner universities, companies, and associations. The network's peer-reviewed citable journals, Plant Health Progress, Crop Management, Forage and Grazinglands, and Applied Turfgrass Science provide credible current information in areas important to practitioners, policy makers, and the public.

LitFINDER: Plays provides 1000 plays of many kinds, from all time periods, in English or translated into English. Search for plays in many ways. Brief biographies are provided for authors.

Covers poetry from antiquity to the present; it contains 500,000 citations for poems by 70,000 authors from 1,800 anthologies, 2,600 single-author collections, and 4,000 periodicals. Contains the full text of some poems online.

Provides students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more. Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including 1,143 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers. Additionally, this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of some of the most important social, political, and cultural moments of the 20th century. Points of View Reference Center provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Critical Thinking Guides for every topic covered helps the student judge Fact vs. Opinion and enhances the student's ability to read and think critically.

PolicyFile draws its content from public policy think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers. Some well known contributors include: the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Cato Institute, Center for Defense Information, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, Democratic Leadership Council, Economic Strategy Institute, Federation of American Scientists, Heritage Foundation, Hoover Institution, Hudson Institute, Institute for International Economics, International Monetary Fund, National Center for Policy Analysis, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, RAND Corporation, United States Institute of Peace, and the World Bank. Where available, access to home pages, electronic mail addresses and fulltext are made available within individual abstracts.

PolicyMap is a web-based online data and mapping application that provides access to over 15,000 indicators related to demographics, housing, crime, mortgages, health, jobs and more. Data is available at all common geographies (address, block group, census tract, zip code, county, city, state, MSA) as well as unique geographies like school districts and political boundaries. Data comes from both public and proprietary sources. A complete list of data available can be found in the data directory.

PolicyMap also provides a Quick Start Guide and a short video tutorial.

Polling the Nations is an online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 500,000+ questions and responses, from 14,000+ surveys, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.

Combines information on scientific research and government policies in a single resource. Topics are extensively covered from the standpoints of atmosphere, emissions, mathematical models, effects on people and animals, and environmental action in response to global pollution issues. Includes material from conference proceedings and hard-to-find documents, along with information from primary journals in the field. This database is one component of the "Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management (ESPM)" database. To identify additional results with a broader scope, consider conducting your search in ESPM.

A user-friendly interface gives access to names, physical property data, supplier information, structures, applications, & manufacturing process.

A significant resource compiled by William Frederick Poole. A core resource for researching nineteenth-century topics.

Covers information family planning, population law and policy, and primary health care, including maternal/child health in developing countries in journal articles, monographs, technical reports, and unpublished works.

Primary reference tool to the world's population literature. Covers books, journal articles, working papers and other documents on population topics.

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Database of financial data on major privately-held companies. Includes private financials and revenues; private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, VC funding, private equity deal history; and private and family ownership data.

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

UMN Profiles is a publicly available research networking system that includes access to the expertise of more than 4000 faculty, clinicians, researchers, and scientific staff at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center. The Profiles system is updated weekly and provides access to expertise that is derived from authors’ publications contained in PubMed (1946 to present), demographic information, coauthor networks, and a national resource network, DIRECT2Experts.org.

Index to full-text collection of journals in literary theory, classics, history and cultural studies, philosophy, film, theater and performing arts, political science, and mathematics. From Johns Hopkins University Press. The full text of a limited number of individual monographs is also available for titles that the Libraries have purchased. Users can limit their search results to include only the full text content that the University of Minnesota has access to.

A reference work on the biology of bacteria.

Substructure-searchable database (with plug-in) that includes physical & spectral data and structures for more than 29,000 commonly-used organic compounds.

African American newspapers that are included in the Proquest Historical Newspaper collection: Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003) Chicago Defender (1905 - 1975) Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005) New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

A collection of fully digitized newspapers that are produced from microfilm and can be browsed remotely. Content becomes available several months after the print issue. Proquest Digital Microfilm is for browsing only and cannot be searched by keyword. The library subscribes to the following titles:

  • Chicago Tribune 2008-2014
  • New York Times 2008-2014
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press 2009-2014
  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 2009-2013
  • USA Today 2009-2014
  • Wall Street Journal 2008-2014
  • Washington Post 2008-2014

Coverage:
1861 - present (Doctoral dissertations)
1962 - present (Masters theses). Description: Dissertations and theses from over 1000 universities. Doctoral dissertations are indexed for almost all North American graduate schools and many European universities. Masters theses from selected schools only. Provides bibliographic citations for older titles. Abstracts are included for dissertations since 1980 and for masters theses since 1988.

Some dissertations, beginning with 1997 publication dates, are available digitally.

A comprehensive bibliographic listing of dissertations and theses, most with abstracts, accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Database offers corporate annual reports for U.S. companies from 1884 to the present. Key data (financial, Fortune 500 ranking, industry classification, key people, geographic location, auditor, and related companies) are indexed in the citation and can be searched. Reports can be browsed by company name, industry or date. Cross-searchable to other historical periodical databases.

Search all the Proquest Historical Newspapers currently available at the University of Minnesota Libraries, or click on "Publications" to customize your search.

  • Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)‎
  • Chicago Defender (1910-1975)
  • Chicago Tribune (1849-1989)‎
  • The Christian Science Monitor (1908-1999)‎
  • Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)
  • Los Angeles Times (1881-1989)
  • Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)
  • New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)
  • New York Times (1851-2009)
  • Pittsburgh Courier: (1911-2002)
  • The Wall Street Journal (1889-1995)‎
  • The Washington Post (1877-1996)‎

ProQuest Newspapers provides indexing and full text access to 1,270 newspapers and wire feeds. Full-text titles include major U.S. daily newspapers such as the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.

The Statistical Abstract of the United States database provides enhanced online access to key federal statistical tables covering demographics, economics, and social indicators. The Statistical Abstract, in publication since 1878, is a key starting point for determining the statistical measures used by the United States government. Updated monthly.

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.

A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images.

Index is a resource of the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library at Indiana University.

PsycARTICLES Database contains the full text of articles from APA (American Psychological Association) journals and selected EPF (Educational Publishing Foundation) journals, most from 1988 to the present. The articles are provided in HTML format for direct viewing and printing with your web browser.
Remote access available for University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities students, staff and faculty

A full-text database of APA books, classic books, and entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. PsycBOOKS is accessed via APA's PsycNET interface.

PsycCRITIQUES is a searchable database of book reviews in psychology.

Covers all areas of psychology since 1806. Provides citations, abstracts and some full-text of articles, books, book chapters and dissertation from more than 1300 international journals in psychology and related fields. Tutorial

A research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information.

Database of streaming psychotherapy demonstrations featuring some of the most renowned therapists in North America working with participants on a host of therapeutic topics. Allows viewers to go straight to the heart of clinical practice with demonstrations of psychotherapy as it is done by today's leading practitioners. Resource for teaching and training in psychotherapy practice and for education about psychology. Searchable by titles, therapy topics, therapeutic approaches, and therapists.

PLoS publishes peer-reviewed, open access scientific and medical journals. They include original research as well as timely feature articles. All PLoS articles are immediately freely accessible online, are deposited in the free public archive PubMed Central, and can be redistributed and reused according to the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) Technical Reports Collection includes citations to and selected full-text of JPRS reports from 1955 to the present. The DTIC collection supplements the University of Minnesota JPRS collection, which is only selective in the years prior to the commencement of depository distribution of the reports (1978). Try searching for "FBIS Collection", "FBIS", "JPRS", and the Corporate Author "Joint Publications Research Service Arlington VA".

Primary source of journal article access for the health sciences - the campus version provides full text access to all MEDLINE e-journals subscribed to by the University of Minnesota TC Libraries.

Primary source of journal citations for the health sciences - the public version provides only limited full text access to journal articles. Includes Medline and Pre-Medline (articles more recent than found in Medline).

The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models.

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