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Current analytical methods, research, and applications from leading chemical authorities. Coverage ranging from nanoscale and natural products chemistry to separation methods and surfactant science. Over 180 volumes currently online. Over 100,580 pages of content - growing and updated continually. (Description Per CHEMLIBnetBASE Web Site - August, 2008)
CHEMnetBase (Chemical Databases Online)
Collection of major chemical reference works, including The Combined Chemical Dictionary (CCD), Dictionary of Commonly Cited Compounds, Dictionary of Drugs, Dictionary of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds, Dictionary of Natural Products, Dictionary of Organic Compounds, Handbook of Chemistry & Physics, Polymers: A Property Database, Properties of Organic Compounds, Dictionary of Marine Natural Products, Dictionary of Food Compounds, and Dictionary of Carbohydrates. (Description Per CHEMnetBASE Web Site - August, 2008)
Full-text, aggregated content covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference materials. Provides access to 3,143,524 entries from 365 titles and 61 publishers. (Description Per Credo Reference Web Site - September, 2008)
EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)
Provides access to over 50,000 books in full-text electronic format. This database is provided in part on a state-wide basis by the State Library of Pennsylvania and its ACCESS PA program. This database can be searched simultaneously with other databases as part of EBSCO.
Provides access to a multidisciplinary collection of hundreds of e-books. Links to included titles are also available via the Library's online catalog.
Encyclopedia Of Library And Information Science
Topics covered include competitive intelligence, decision support systems, digital library projects, electronic records preservation, ethical issues in information, online library instruction, telecommuting, software reliability, and the user-centered revolution. Targets new and dynamic movements in the distribution, acquisition, and development of print and online media, addressing recruitment, program planning in the digital era, information management, advances in digital technology and encoding, intellectual property issues, and hardware, software, and database selection and design. (Description Per Dekker Encyclopedias Web Site - August, 2008)
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. It is updated annually. Description Per EBSCOhost Web Site - September 2008)
Gale Directory Library
Several key reference sources including Market Share Reporter, Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources and Scholarships, Fellowships & Loans in database searchable format.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full-text encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research in Business, Education, History, Law, Literature, Medicine, Multicultural Studies, Religion, Science, and Social Science. (Last reviewed - January, 2011)
Market Share Reporter 2012 Edition
Presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title, data and market description, a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.
Mental Measurements Yearbook
A comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. Entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts. Provides coverage from Volume 9 to the present. This database can be searched simultaneously with other databases as part of EBSCO. (Description Per EBSCOhost Web Site - September, 2008)
Oxford Digital Reference Shelf
Electronic editions of an expanding range of Oxford's award-winning scholarly reference titles, each Oxford DRS title can be accessed as a stand-alone resource with its own URL, and each site offers a range of search and browse options. (Last reviewed - September, 2008)
Oxford English Dictionary
Widely recognized as the most comprehensive and authoritative English language dictionary, including authoritative definitions of over 500,000 words, the OED provides information on the origin and evolution of words as well as spelling, grammar, and pronunciation. (Last reviewed - September, 2008)
SAFARI Tech and Business Books Online
Approximately 100 business and information technology e-books from leading technology publishers. (Last reviewed - September, 2008)
Tests in Print Now a part of Mental Measurements Yearbook
Serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available tests that are currently in print in the English language. Provides vital information including test purpose, test publisher, in-print status, price, test acronym, intended test population, administration times, publication date(s), and test author(s). Guides readers to test reviews published in the Mental Measurements Yearbook series. This database can be searched simultaneously with other databases as part of EBSCO. (Description Per EBSCOhost Web Site - September, 2008)
Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies
Covers domestic private and public companies and includes hard-to-find data such as sales, employee figures, and names and titles of executive officers where available.
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Alex: A Catalogue of Electronic Texts
A collection of classic public domain documents from American Literature, English Literature and Western Philosophy. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
Digital Book Index
A meta-index for most major e-book sites along with thousands of smaller specialized sites. Many e-books are available free, while many others are available at a modest cost. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
Electronic Texts on the Internet
Provides links to many free online e-book sites. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
International Children's Digital Library
A digital library of children's books from around the world. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
Internet Archive Million Book Project
An early collection of books from the scanning centers of the University Library Project (sometimes called the Million Books Project). (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
Internet Public Library Online Texts Page
Provides links to many free online book / literature sites. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
National Academies Press
NAP publishes reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Over 200 books are published per year on topics in science, engineering and health. Hundreds of these books can be downloaded for free while others are available for purchase. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Bookshelf
A growing collection of online biomedical books. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania Online Books)
Lists books freely available on the Web. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
The first and largest single collection of free e-books. (Last reviewed - March, 2009)
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