Indexes and Databases: V


The Value Line Investment Survey is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks, more than 90 industries, the stock market, and the economy. It has three parts: The Ratings & Reports section contains one-page reports showing Value Line's Timeliness, Safety, and Technical ranks, financial and stock price forecasts for the coming 3 to 5 years, an analyst's written commentary, and more. The Summary & Index contains an index of all stocks in the publication as well as many up-to-date statistics. It also contains a variety of stock "screens" designed to help investors identify companies with various characteristics. The Selection & Opinion section contains Value Line's latest economic and stock market forecasts, one-page write-ups about interesting and attractive stocks, model portfolios, and financial and stock market statistics.

Guide for finding industry reports in the Value Line Investment Surveys

The Television News Archive available from Vanderbilt University, is an index to more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC (August 1968 - present), and CNN daily news (1995 - present). Also, there are more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since September 1988.

With a collection of nearly 52,000 video testimonies in 32 languages and from 56 countries, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute's archive is the largest visual history archive in the world. The Institute interviewed Jewish survivors, homosexual survivors, Jehovah's Witness survivors, liberators and liberation witnesses, political prisoners, rescuers and aid providers, Roma and Sinti survivors (Gypsy), survivors of Eugenics policies, and war crimes trials participants. Developed by the USC Shoah Foundation for Visual History and Education Presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and the University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology.
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Offers extensive resources for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, divided into four self-contained sections. "Moving pictures, optical entertainments, and the advent of cinema" explores the early history of motion pictures and cinema in Britain and the United States. Features printed ephemera, programs, sheet music, cigarette cards, postcards, games, toys and other merchandise from the pre- and early-cinematic years. Printed books in the collection range from technical magic lantern manuals to children's shadow play. Periodicals range from the scientific to early celebrity gossip. Also features an exhibition entitled "Optical delights" which showcases a selection of the most interesting optical entertainment artifacts. "Music hall, theatre, and popular entertainment" features material on music halls, pleasure gardens, exhibitions, scientific institutions, variety and vaudeville, and spectacles such as firework displays and ballooning. "Circuses, sideshows, and freaks" focuses on the world of traveling entertainment. The range of material begins in the late 18th century and runs through the 1930s, covering such subjects as circuses, world's fairs, Barnum and Bailey, Buffalo Bill and Wild West shows, freaks and oddities, fairs, and fairground rides. "Spiritualism, sensation, and magic" explores the relationship between the popularity of Victorian magic shows and conjuring tricks and the emergence of séances and psychic phenomena. Subjects covered include stage magic and conjuring; levitation, escapology, and illusion; card tricks and parlor magic; mesmerism and hypnosis; psychic phenomena and parapsychology; séances, spirit writing and ghost hunting.

A companion to the print magazine, Video Librarian Plus provides online access to a searchable database of over 20,000 full-text video reviews, a searchable database of nearly 1,000 video distributors, breaking news, and a months in advance video release calendar.

A diagnostic decision support system designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases. Provides instant access to specialist knowledge at the point of care, merging medical images with concise clinical text. Includes more than 18,000 images representing over 1,000 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, and infections. As the clinician enters specific patient findings, VisualDx creates a visual differential diagnosis. The clinician enters symptoms and other clinical findings, such as lesion type, body location, medical history, medications, etc. With each entry, the system builds and refines the differential, never eliminating a diagnostic possibility but ranking each one by relevance to the patient findings. VisualDx displays images and key clinical information on all relevant diagnoses for a quick side-by-side comparison to the patient. Intended not to substitute, but to complement traditional medical information sources.

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