SAS Online Databases

A to Z listing of online Database Resources.

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A valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.

Online version of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.  Includes images.

Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.

Offering portraits of  more than 18,700 men and women from all eras and walks of life whose lives have shaped the nation. This database is dynamic with more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search and browse capabilities.

This database, powered by Ancestry.com and distributed by ProQuest, delivers billions of primary source records such as census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Take a look at this HOW-TO guide.

Consisting of nearly 2000 texts, this database represents a broad range of written French -- from novels and poetry to biology and mathematics -- stretching from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries.

An image library for the arts and sciences.  Search and browse the over 1.5 million images in the ARTstor Digital Library. Once you find images that interest you, ARTstor provides tools that enable you to organize images into groups and share those groups with colleagues and students.

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BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada.

Fantastic resource for all research - great starting point for primary sources.

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This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.   Coverage: 1909 - 1975

Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

A streaming video service for high schools with unlimited access to more than 5,000 programs.

From Facts On File and Films for the Humanities and Sciences, this is a compilation of FFH&S’s video content spanning the following core subject areas:

  • Science and Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Literature and Language Arts
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Business and Economics
  • Visual and Performing Arts.

 

Segmented into clips so you can find specific content quickly.

The most comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs.

The award winning CQ Researcher explores a single "hot" issue in the news in depth each week.  Good "Pro versus Con" section.

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Equally useful for checking quick facts, compiling introductory material or conducting in-depth research, users will appreciate the breadth of information and ease of access. This database provides content from a vast number of reference works, scholarly essays, and primary documents.

Click here to discover ebrary's capabilities - search, find, use.

 

This database has over 47,000 full-text electronic books with the capability to create your very own bookshelf, and allowing you to highlight, make notes, copy and paste, define, translate, locate.

Online collection of edited correspondence of the early modern period, linking people across Europe, the Americas and Asia from the early 17th to the mid-19th century. Immediate access to 63,968 historical documents. Listen in on the first global social network as 8,008 historical figures discuss everything from religious tolerance to animal rights, vulcanology to classical archeology, economic modelling to celebrity culture.

Offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.  Contains millions of records from thousands of domestic and international titles dating back over 100 years.

ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The mission of ERIC is to provide a comprehensive, easy-to-use, searchable, Internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information for educators, researchers, and the general public.

 

Contact a Librarian for access to full-text articles.

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Encyclopaedia Universalis,from Global Encyclopedia Britannica, is the largest French-Language encylopedic resource online. A powerful and intelligent search engine provides access to more than 38,000 articles including exclusive articles weekly and monthly dossiers to understand the issues and problems of our times; 25,000 media items; a world atlas with over 1400 maps; an integrated dictionary with 120,000 entries; and a guide to selected Web sites.

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Covering all aspectsof human impact to the environment. Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.

A comprehensive dictionary of the visual arts worldwide, from prehistory to the present  Provides access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art with constant additions of new material and updates to the text, plus extensive image links. Offers original essays on each subject by scholars in the field.

An integrated music resource on the web, including the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians 2e, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz 2e.  This database has nearly 50,000 articles, sophisticated search and browse capabilites, audio musical examples, and extensive links to musical sites on the Internet.

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Offers full page and article images with searchable full-text back to the first issues of The New York Times (1851-2001); Christian Science Monitor (1908-1991); The Washington Post (1877-1988); The Wall Street Journal (1889-1987).

History Study Center provides a vast collection of digitized primary and secondary sources, covering global history from ancient times to the present day.  Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips.  This database provides over 40,000 documents and articles, with over 50 reference works, 3,000 images and links to 2,000 Web sites.

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Used by millions for research, teaching, and learning, this powerful database has an expansive digital archive of more than a thousand academic journals, and over a million images, letters, and other primary sources. JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.

Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration.

Search a digital library of academic research covering issues related to environmental stress and its challenges for human society. JSTOR Sustainability helps researchers navigate an interdisciplinary terrain, with Topic Pages and Influential Articles (an interactive timeline of the articles that have most influenced the topic, developed in partnership with the UW DataLab) acting as road signs.

Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly see articles on JSTOR that quote that line. Developed in partnership with the Folger Shakespeare Library, Understanding Shakespeare showcases the potential of using a primary text as a portal into the scholarship about it. 

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Online weekly aggregation of the best news articles that the Latin American media produces. The Digest gathers news stories from over 100 Latin American publications, providing a condensed version in English of each story selected and the link to the original article in the original language.

Authors represented span eighteen centuries and every genre. The digital Loeb Classical Library continues the historic mission of making all that is important in Greek and Latin literature available to readers anywhere in the world—with accurate, literate, English translations.

 

Key features include:
• Single- and dual-language reading modes
• Greek keyboard
• Inclusion of every Loeb volume in print
• Regular uploading of new and revised volumes

• Intuitive Search and Browse

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National Geographic magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world's largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Recognized for some of the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world, this award-winning, iconic magazine is famous for providing unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology and the environment.

Featuring the complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, National Geographic Magazine Archive, includes every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface.

Full-text coverage of the U.S. newspaper of record.  Offers superb coverage of national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions, and presidential press conference transcripts. Please see Proquest Historical Newspapers below for historical coverage of the New York Times (1851-2001)

Full access to the online New York Times.  In order to activate your account to read the Newspaper of Record while off-campus, you will need to activate your account. Take a look!

Local and regional news from Delaware, from 2002 to the present, each issue thoroughly indexed. Daily print copy in the periodical room.

Find diverse global perspectives on topics related to controversial issues, the environment, health, education, science, the arts, literature, business, economics, criminal justice, and more from a variety of current and retrospective news media including newspapers, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, periodicals, videos and web-only content.

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The Oxford English Dictionary is the most authoritative English dictionary in the world. Look up words, quotations, first use, and pronunciations.

The most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

Comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history.  In addition to Bible texts, offers quick access to over 5,000 A-Z entries from the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Oxford Companion to the Bible, and a wealth of other Oxford references. Easily navigate to hundreds of topical essays within the Oxford Study Bibles, in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies, The Oxford History of the Biblical World, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible, Oxford Bible Atlas, among others, and access hundreds of searchable images and maps from these major scholarly publications.

A collection of 55,000 biographies of the lives of people from all walks of life  who shaped British history worldwide, from the 4th century BC to 2002.

Providing a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam. Encompasses over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines.

Oxford Reference Online Premium Collection contains dictionary, language reference and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press.  It is a fully indexed, cross searchable database of these reference books.  A broad subject range of titles from the Oxford Companions Series is available, as well as the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.

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Designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue, this database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.  This is an easy-to-use, accessible "information hub" offering balanced examinations of current issues.

250 scholarly journals online covering many areas in the humanities and social sciences.

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A leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500 journals and almost 20,000 books.

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.   Coverage: 1909 - 1975

  • Access current and historical demographic data with ease:
    • * The entire US Census from 1790 to 2010.
    • * The entire American Community Survey (ACS) from 2005 to 2011.
    • * All annual updates from the American Community Survey.
    • * The Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) from 1980 to 2010.
    • * Carbon Emissions Data for 2002 from the Vulcan Project.
    • Social Explorer includes over 40 billion data elements, 500,000 variables, and more than 25,000 interactive maps.
  • Latest data from the US Census Bureau added to the site as soon as it is released.
  • Browse full source documentation for all reports and maps.
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TRAC is a comprehensive resource for the study of political violence of all kinds. Includes:  core analyses of 3,800 groups that have been known to aid and abet political violence or terrorist organizations; profiles of vulnerable regions and cities mostly likely to attract terrorist incidents; hundreds of internet links to think tanks, government agencies, government and private research centers.

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The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance as well as first rate coverage of hard news, covering 1984 to the present.  To search prior to 1984, go to ProQuest Historical Newspapers.