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Searches over 1,700 arts and humanities journals, as well as selected items over 250 scientific and social sciences journals and allows the user to see what other articles have cited a chosen paper. Coverage: 1975-Present; Citations Only.
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From Francis of Assisi to Gabriele d'Annunzio, from Giacomo da Lentini to Dino Campana, from Dante to Grazia Deledda, this resource contains complete texts from the beginnings of Italian literature to the early decades of the twentieth century. Includes more than 1,000 works of Italian literature by approximately 250 authors. Coverage: To early 1900's; contains primary sources. Some full text. Limit to 3 simultaneous users.
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Contains the contents of the Architectural Digest, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Esquire, Forbes, Fortune, Life, Maclean's, People, Sports Illustrated, Time, and U.S. News & World Report magazine archives. Coverage: 1857-2015 (varies by title), contains primary sources. Full-Text.
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A multi-volume encyclopedia providing definitions and explanations of the key people, places, and events in ancient history. Full text.
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Provides access to the Foreign Policy journal archive (1970-present), as well as recent online-only news content. Full Text.
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A government document and legal research database, which contains U.S. statutory materials, U.S. Congressional Documents, scholarly journals, all of the world’s constitutions, and all U.S. treaties. It also includes collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, as well as access to the full text of state and federal case law powered by Fastcase. This package includes special collections on Criminal Justice, History, Foreign Relations, Religion and the Law, and Women and the Law, among others. Coverage: varies. Contains primary sources. Full text. Trial available through July 3, 2019. Provide trial feedback.
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Cultivated from a series of local history books, this collection provides historical images and texts that celebrate places and people in America. Users can explore a town's history or compare the histories of towns, cultures, ethnic groups, architectural features, and more. Coverage: Historic events from 1400-present, contains primary sources. Full text.
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JSTOR’s Security Studies collection gathers academic and policy research on international and national security problems and foreign policy issues, encompassing perspectives from around the world. Includes scholarly, trade, and military journals as well as thousands of reports and policy briefs from more than 100 institutes. Coverage: Varies by title, contains primary sources. Full-text.
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This database provides annotated primary texts. Trial modules include Greek Comedy, Greek Tragedy, Latin Drama, Latin History, Latin Poetry, and Latin Prose. Full text. Trial is available through 1/3/2019. Provide trial feedback.
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PhilPapers is an index of philosophy books and articles. It offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums. Coverage: varies. Some full-text.
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An online U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications. Provides data related to social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others. Users can leverage U.S. data indicators to perform demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level, as well as create custom regions, for their research and studies. Coverage Range: Varies, contains primary sources. Full-Text.
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NOTE: Available to current Dickinson affiliates only. FIRST TIME USERS must register to search this database. Contact the Economics Liaison Librarian for information on how to register. A county-level hazard data set for the U.S. Covers natural hazards and perils including thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornados, flash floods, heavy rainfall, etc. Contains information on the date of an event, affected location (county and state) and the direct losses caused by the event (property and crop losses, injuries, and fatalities). Coverage: 1960-present, varies by data type. Full-Text.
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Contains rare magazines by and for servicemen and women of all nations during the First World War. Includes over 1,500 periodicals written and illustrated by serving members of the armed forces and associated welfare organizations. Coverage: 1914 - 1919, contains primary sources. Full text.
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Includes historic content for the leading women’s magazines Cosmopolitan, Essence, Seventeen, WIN News, and Woman's Day. Coverage: 1937 - 2005 (varies by publication), contains primary sources. Full Text.
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