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LexisNexis Academic
Coverage:Coverage by date varies by publication. Some sources date back as far as the 1970s, but the majority of sources are indexed from the early 1990's to the present.
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  • A new interface/home page for LexisNexis Academic was implemented December 2013. See this post for a summary of the changes. 
  • The default Academic Search on the home page does not search all content in LexisNexis. It searches a selection of newspapers (U.S. & international), law reviews, company profiles and U.S. federal & state cases. For a more comprehensive and/or precise search, click Search by Content Type (near the Academic Search box) and select from the resulting menu of sources/categories (e.g., All News). Once a category has been selected from the menu, click Advanced Options (appearing below the search box) to refine your search by date, segment, publication, source type, etc. (e.g.,  All News (English)).
  • When entering search terms in LexisNexis, try using an ! exclamation mark to replace endings (one or more letters, unlimited) and an * asterisk to replace one letter (or none).
Description:

LexisNexis provides access to over 5,000 sources covering a wide range of subject areas. Select SEARCH BY CONTENT TYPE (near the Academic Search box) to search the following categories: 

  • NEWS: Over 350 full text newspapers, including the Financial Times (back to 1982), the New York Times (back to 1980), the Observer (back to 1990), the Times / Sunday Times (back to 1985), the Hamilton Spectator (back to Oct. 7, 1991), Canada NewsWire (back to 1992), the Globe & Mail (back to 1977) and the Toronto Star (back to 1985).
  • LEGAL (U.S.): Includes federal & state cases, statutes, regulations, patents and other legal materials from the United States. 
  • INTERNATIONAL LEGAL:  Includes legal materials from Canada, the European Union, and other countries. 
  • COMPANIES: Includes public & private U.S., Canadian and international company profiles and industry reports. 
  • PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS: Includes biographical, consumer and country information.  

Use the SOURCE DIRECTORY (top of screen) to find or browse for titles within LexisNexis by name, publication type and/or topic. Once a source is located, click on the i icon to view coverage details.

Publisher:LexisNexis, division of Reed Elsevier,
Alternative:Academic universe | Lexis Nexis academic | Lexis Nexis academic universe | Lexis-Nexis | Lexus | LN
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LGBT Life with Fulltext
Description:

LGBT Life provides indexing and abstracts for more than 190 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender-specific core periodicals, with fulltext for 120  of the most important and historically significant journals, magazines and regional newspapers. In addition, it contains more than 330 LGBT-specific core books and reference works, grey literature, including newsletters, case studies, speeches, etc. and a specialized LGBT thesaurus containing over 6,400 terms. Disciplines covered by LGBT Life include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology and more.

Publisher:Ebsco
Alternative:Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Life Fulltext
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Coverage:1966 to present
Description:

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) contains indexing, abstracts, and full text of articles from more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, search engines, printed and electronic information sources, the information industry, scholarly communication, and electronic publishing.

Was formerly Information Science & Technology Abstracts (ISTA), and continues ISTA's coverage of information science and significantly increases the coverage of library science. 149 ISTA titles are upgraded to Core coverage, and 121 new periodicals are included.

Publisher:EBSCO Publishing
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Libris Canadiana
Coverage:1867 to 1978, coverage varies by title
Description:The Libris database provides word, title, author and subject access to material published in a number of Canadian periodicals of historical significance, including Maclean's Magazine, The Financial Post, The Monetary Times of Canada, Massey's Magazine, The Canadian Bookman, The Canadian Magazine, Saturday Night and The University Magazine.
Publisher:Reference Press.
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Lincoln/Net
Description:

Abraham Lincoln Historical Digitization Project. Sponsored in part by the Illinois State Library

Publisher:University of Chicago
Alternative:ARTFL ProjectLincoln/Net database
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Linguistic Corpora - Linguistics Data Consortium and more
Description:

Speech and text databases to support corpus linguistics research. Includes the English Gigaword, 5th edition, and corpora containing Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish texts.

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
Coverage:1973 to the present
Description:

Abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences; provides over 361,000 abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500 serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, and dissertations. Covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Publisher:ProQuest
Alternative:LLBA
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Literary Theory
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Maximum concurrent users: 3

Description:

Literary Theory traces the history of literary theory and criticism from Plato to the present. It contains over 800 works by more than 350 writers. Among the works included are: formal treatises on criticism, essays and manifestos, literary prefaces, theories of imagination, taste and aesthetics, and major examples of contemporary theory.

Publisher:Chadwyck-Healey :ProQuest Information and Learning Co.,
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Literature Online (LION)
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Maximum concurrent users: 4

Description:

A fully searchable library of more than 260,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies and key secondary sources. Includes English poetry from 600 to the present, American and African-American poetry from 1603 to the present, The Faber Poetry Library, English fiction from the sixteenth century, and English drama from 1280 to 1915, including Shakespeare. Secondary sources include LIFT, a literary journal index with full text of many articles, Webster's Dictionary, the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, the King James Bible and other versions of the English Bible from the tenth to the twentieth century, links to other Web resources, and biographical information and lists of works for over 1,000 of the most studied authors. Also includes Canadian poetry, a database of more than 12,000 English language Canadian poems published from the 17th century to the early 20th century

Publisher:ProQuest, Chadwyck-Healey
Alternative:ABELL
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Literature Resource Center
Description:

Gale's Literature Resource Center provides critical analyses, biographies, and bibliographies for authors from every age and literary discipline. The database covers more than 130,000 novelists, essayist, poets, journalists, and other writers, with in-depth coverage of the most-studied authors.  Content is pulled from several well-known print reference series including the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Contermporary Authors.

Alternative:Gale Literature Resource Center; LRC
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MagazinePlus (Web/Nichigai Assist)
Description:

MagazinePlus is the largest multi-disciplinary indexing database of academic periodicals and articles in Japan.  It includes

  • Zasshi Kiji Sakuin: Japanese Journal index (1975- )
  • Festchrifte (1945-2003)
  • Symposia & Speeches (1945-2003)
  • Bulletins, transactions, proceedings (1945-2002)
  • Popular magazines (1981- )

 

Publisher:Nichigai
Alternative:Nichigai MagazinePlus
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MarketResearch.com Academic
Coverage:1996 to the present
Description:

Includes the full-text of hundreds of market research reports from selected publishers.

Publisher:MarketResearch.com
Alternative:Market Research.com | academicMarket Research dot Com | academicMarketResearch dot Com academic | Welcome to MarketResearch.Com Academic
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Mass Observation Online : British Social History, 1937-1972, including Updates I-III
Description:

The Mass Observation project collected information about everyday life in Britain during the mid-twentieth century, reflecting attitudes, behaviors, and public opinion. Created by three British researchers as a personal research project, its focus changed as it served the government during the Second World War and then emerged as a market research organization. The findings continue to be valued for their insight into British society, although sometimes criticized for the self-selecting methodology  used to collect the data.

The online database provides over 2,000 File Reports from 1937-1972 (top-level summaries), Day Surveys from 1937-38, Diaries from 1939-45, and a range of Topic collections including: Household Matters and Household Budgeting, 1939-1950; Juvenile Delinquency; Korea, 1950; Radio Listening, 1939-1948; World Outlook, 1945-1950, Film; Reading Habits; Dreams; Religion; Victory Celebrations, and Capital Punishment.

McMaster has purchased the original collection and Mass Observation Updates I, II, and III.

 

Publisher:Adam Matthew Digital. University of Sussex
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Materials Business File
Coverage:1985 to the present
Description:

Materials Business File covers industry news, product and process developments, plant development and construction, international trade data, government regulations, and management issues related to industries covered by other CSA Technology Research Database (TRD) subfiles. Begun in 1985 as an alerting service, the database now serves also as a historical business/industry reference. As of 2004, its coverage has been expanded to include business and industry information across the full scope of CSA's TRD and is no longer limited to the materials processing industries.

Publisher:ProQuest
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MathSciNet
Coverage:1940 to the present
Description:

This product provides searching of over 60 years of Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications on the web. Full text of all reviews in Mathematical Reviews is available from 1940 to the present. The product also provides active links from reviews to the full text of more than 119,000 online articles in over 190 journals (online journals that McMaster already has access to including those published by Academic Press and Springer-Verlag which are other CNSLP licensed services).

Publisher:The Society,
Alternative:MathSci netMath sci net
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MD Consult
Description:

An integrated collection of trusted resources available online.This medical database is hosted on Elsevier's ClinicalKey. MD Consult provides access to full-text medical journal articles and books. It searches journal articles, books, patient handouts, and First Consult simultaneously. Clinical, point of contact information as well as scholarly research information.

Publisher:Elsevier-ClinicalKey
Alternative:MDConsult
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Media Catalogue Search: Interfilm
Description:

A cooperative catalogue of the film and video collections of Ontario university libraries. Faculty may request the loan of films for classroom use. 

Please note that the Interfilm Policy requires that we place an order with other institutions at least 10 working days before the show date. Typical loan periods are for 2-3 days only.

Alternative:Watmedia
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Medieval Travel Writing
Coverage:1200-1500
Description:

This primary sources database presents manuscripts of some of the most important works of European travel writing from the later medieval period. The chief focus is on journeys to central Asia and the Far East, including accounts of travel to Mongolia, Persia, India, China and South-East Asia; it also includes accounts of travel to and through the Holy Land.

Publisher:Adam Matthew Digital
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MEDLINE (OVID) 1946-
MEDLINE (Web of Science) 1950-
Description:

The world's most comprehensive source of life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information, with nearly eleven million records. A free version of MEDLINE is offered through PUBMED.

Publisher:Ovid Technologies; Web of Knowledge
Alternative:MEDlars onLINE
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Mendelian Inheritance in Man: OMIM
Description:

OMIM is a comprehensive, authoritative, and timely compendium of human genes and genetic phenotypes. The full-text, referenced overviews in OMIM contain information on all known mendelian disorders and over 12,000 genes. OMIM focuses on the relationship between phenotype and genotype. It is updated daily, and the entries contain copious links to other genetics resources.
 

Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press
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Mergent BondViewer
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Click on the Enter BondViewer button on the top right of the landing page.

Access to this data is also available via Wharton Research Data Services (or WRDS)  as FISD (Fixed Income Securities Database).

Description:

Mergent's BondViewer contains US taxable and municipal fixed income and evaluation data. Includes a wide-range of bond data including both issuer and bond level terms and condition data, US taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes. Data modules include:

  • Corporate Bonds
    • Ratings
    • Historical Pricing
    • Offering Documents
    • Portfolio Tracking
  • Municipal Bonds
    • Ratings
    • Historical Pricing
    • Portfolio Tracking
  • Retail Notes
    • Ratings
    • Historical Pricing
    • Offering Documents
    • Portfolio Tracking
Publisher:Mergent
Alternative:Mergent Bond Viewer | Bond Viewer
# of users:10
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Mergent Online
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Mergent Online introduced a new interface July 2010.
Description:
Mergent Online enables in-depth business and financial research. Includes corporate and financial data for publicly traded companies worldwide. Includes reports on over 10,000 U.S. companies and over 15,000 international companies (including over 3,500 Canadian establishments). In addition to detailed financial information, government filings (SEC), annual reports and company profiles in a variety of formats can be downloaded.
Publisher:Mergent,
Alternative:MergentOnline | FIS online
# of users:3
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Coverage:1994 to current
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Searchable through Infomart. The number of simultaneous accesses to this product is limited, so please make sure to LOGOUT when finished.
Description:
Daily updated information on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures involving Canadian companies.
Alternative:Mergers & Acquisitions | Financial Post Crosbie Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada | FP Advisor | Infomart
# of users:4
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MEROPS
Description:

The MEROPS database provides a catalogue and structure-based classification of proteases (termed "peptidases" within the database), together with a wealth of additional information about them.

Publisher:Babraham Institute
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METADEX
Coverage:1966 to present
Description:

Major bibliographic database with abstracts that covers world-wide literature on the properties, application and manufacture of metals and their alloys. Sources covered include over 3,000 periodicals, conference proceedings, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases. This title is also included as part of the CSA Materials Research database.

Publisher:ProQuest
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Methods in Organic Synthesis. --
Description:

Methods in Organic Synthesis (MOS) is an alerting service covering the most important current developments in organic synthesis. It is designed with the synthetic organic chemist in mind, providing informative reaction schemes and covering new reactions and new methods.

The information is available in a printed publication containing around 200 new reaction schemes each month, as a text-searchable web database, and as a structure searchable database (via Accelrys Ltd).

The service covers such topics as:
  • New reactions and reagents
  • Functional group changes
  • The introduction of chiral centres
  • Enzyme and biological transformations    

Items are selected for inclusion in MOS only where there is detail of novel or interesting features in organic synthetic methods, so that there are no routine preparations to plough through.

Each MOS item includes reaction schemes, title and bibliographic details, and the items are categorised by five indexes: Author, Product, Reaction, Reactant and Reagent.

Publisher:Royal Society of Chemistry,
Alternative:MOS
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MIT CogNet
Description:

A growing, searchable collection of books, journals, reference works, OpenCourseWare links and an archive of materials from brain science conferences. Content and resources are provided by The MIT Press and other publishers, professional associations, institutions, and individuals who are willing to share public access to online work. New materials are added on a regular basis, and these additions are announced in the CogNet News service.

Publisher:MIT Press
Alternative:CogNet Library
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MLA Directory of Periodicals
Coverage:current
Description:

Contains all information available on journals and series on the Bibliography's Master List. Includes any regularly-published journal available to libraries or universities that prints articles on language, literature, or folklore, regardless of the frequency of the series. The Directory lists over 3700 journals and book series.

Publisher:ProQuest, for the Modern Language Association of America,
Alternative:Modern Language Association of America directory of periodicals
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MLA International Bibliography
Coverage:1926 to the present
Description:

Includes over 2 million citations covering literature, language, film, linguistics and folklore. Provides access to scholarly articles in over 4,400 journals; also covers relevant books, dissertations, working papers, proceedings and bibliographies. The database also has an identifiable subset of more than 77,000 records that constitute the JSTOR subfile. This consists of citation records for documents in JSTOR's Language and Literature Collection. The documents date back as far as 1881 and contain direct links to the full-text articles on the JSTOR website.

Publisher:ProQuest
Alternative:Modern Language Association International Bibliography
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Montreal Gazette
Coverage:January 1, 2011 to current
Description:

Browse issues (images) of the Montreal Gazette from January 1, 2011 to the present.

Other full text access to the Montreal Gazette:

  • Montreal Gazette (plain-text) via Factiva: December 1, 2001 to present
  • Montreal Gazette (plain-text) via LexisNexis: July 2, 1991 to present
  • Montreal Gazette (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; 1839 to present
Publisher:ProQuest, Montreal Gazette
Alternative:Gazette
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Music Index
Coverage:1979 - present
Description:

Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature from 1952 to present. Formerly The Music Index Online, this database contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 470 periodicals, as well as book reviews, obituaries, news, and selective coverage for more than 230 periodicals.

Topics concerned with every aspect of the classical and popular world of music are thoroughly categorized and organized according to the framework of an internal Subject List which includes both Geographical and Subject Headings. The thoroughness of indexing and subject heading research, along with comprehensive coverage of the music field, makes Music Index an invaluable resource for both the novice scholar and the experienced academician.

 

Publisher:EBSCO
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NACSIS Webcat
NACSIS Webcat Website homepage
Publisher:National Institute of Informatics
Alternative:National Center for Science Information System Webcat
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National Bibliography of Indian Literature (MBIL)
Coverage:1901-1953
Description:

A compilation of works of literary merit, and important and significant books on philosophy, Religious Studies, History and other aspects of the Humanities The Bibliography covers the period from 1901-1953.

Publisher:Digital South Asia Library
Alternative:NBIL
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts
Description:

The NCJRS Abstracts Database contains summaries of the more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.   Sources include U.S. and international publications, federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, audiovisual presentations, and unpublished research. The NCJRS Abstracts Database excludes most legal decisions, opinions, and statutes.

Alternative:NCJRS
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National Post
Coverage:January 1, 2011 to present
Description:

Browse issues (images) of the National Post from January 1, 2011 to the present.

Other full text access to the National Post:

  • National Post (plain-text) via Factiva: December 1, 2001 to present
  • National Post/Financial Post (plain-text) via LexisNexis: January 12, 1985 to present
  • National Post/Financial Post (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; January  1918 to present
Publisher:ProQuest, National Post
Alternative:Financial Post | Digital Microfilm | ProQuest Digital Microfilm
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National Research Council of Canada Publications Archive
Description:

A searchable online repository of NRC-IRC's large collection of publications, papers and reports issued since its founding in 1947, with fulltext access to over 12,000 fulltext reports.

Publisher:NRC-IRC
Alternative:IRC publications
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Natural Standard
Description:

Provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies.

Publisher:Natural Standard
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Naxos Music Library
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5 maximum concurrent users; please log out of session after use and turn off pop-up blockers

Description:

Online collection of recorded classical, jazz and world music delivered via streaming audio. Also includes CD covers, track listings, liner notes, composer biographical information, opera synopses and libretti. Over 37,000 discs and over 540,000 tracks as of November 2009.

Among the labels whose catalogs are included in the service are leading independent classical labels such as BIS, Chandos, CPO, Haenssler, Hungaroton, Marco Polo, Vanguard Classics, VOX, and Naxos. World music content is provided by ARC, Celestial Harmonies and others; and there is also jazz, film music, nostalgia, classic and contemporary rock content.

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NBER Working Papers - National Bureau of Economic Research
Description:

Contains the full text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research.

Publisher:National Bureau of Economic Research,
Alternative:National Bureau of Economic Research working papers
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Negotech
Description:

A Canadian labour relations database with a search and retrieval component providing:

  • Access to full collective agreement contract language
  • Settlement reports containing the highlights of important benefit changes including wage adjustments in recently signed collective agreements
  • Customized data searches
  • The latest information available (updated daily)
Publisher:Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
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New Issues
Coverage:January 1, 1993 to current
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The number of simultaneous accesses to this product is limited, so please make sure to LOGOUT when finished.
Description:
Provides information on public offerings by Canadian companies, governments and agencies. Users can query the database by using criteria including type of offerings, security type, market, currency, exchange, status, accountants, lawyers, underwriters and date range. Updated daily.
Publisher:CanWest Interactive Inc.
Alternative:Financial post new issues | FP new issues | FP advisor | FPinfomart.ca | Infomart
# of users:4
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New Pauly Online
Description:

This encyclopedia of the ancient world is intended as an aid to the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted influence on European and world history.

Publisher:Brill Academic Publishers
Alternative:Brill's new Pauly
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New Testament Abstracts
Description:More than 38,000 article abstracts, 1,200 review abstracts, 13,500 book abstracts, and 50 software abstracts related to the New Testament and its historical milieu. Each year an additional 2,100 articles from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages are added. In addition, approximately 800 current books are also summarized annually. Article coverage in the database dates back to 1985. New Testament Abstracts Online is a product of a partnership between ATLA and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology.
Publisher:EBSCO Information Services
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New York Times (ProQuest) Sept 18,1851 to 4 years ago
New York Times (Public) 1851 to 1922, 1987 to present
New York Times Search across the historical NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post
Description:

Our ProQuest subscription offers full page and article images with searchable fulltext back to the first issue. Includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

The public site offers indexing of NYT articles from 1851 to the present. Full-text may be available for free for selected years. Please review website for information on accessing and purchasing articles.

Our other subscriptions with full text access to the New York Times:

  • New York Times via LexisNexis (plain-text): Full text from June 1, 1980 to present; abstracts from January 1, 1969 to May 31, 1980
  • New York Times via Factiva (plain-text): Full text from June 1, 1980 to present; abstracts from January 1, 1969 to present.
  • New York Times (images) via ProQuest Digital Microfilm: January 1, 2008 to present
  • New York Times (microfilm): MILLS 3rd floor cabinets; Sept. 18, 1851 to present 
Publisher:Proquest, New York Times
Alternative:ProQuest historical newspapers, NYT, Historical New York Times, New York Times Article Archive
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Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) - Parts I-IV
Description:

Nineteenth Century Collections Online provides full-text, fully searchable content from a wide range of primary sources. Archives published in the program include works in Western as well as non-Western languages and are sourced from rare collections at libraries and other venerable institutions from around the globe.

McMaster currently has access to four collections:

Part I: Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange features a range of primary source collections related to international relations between Asian countries and the West during the 19th century. Documents include government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more, offering a detailed look at the inner workings of international relations.

Part II: British Politics and Society includes tens of thousands of primary sources related to the political climate in Great Britain during the “long” nineteenth century.

Part III: British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents, many of them never before available, were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions, and curated by experts in British arts history.

Part IV: European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection includes the full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles. The collection is sourced from the remarkable library of Victor Amadeus, whose Castle Corvey collection was one of the most spectacular discoveries of the late 1970s. The Corvey Collection comprises one of the most important collections of Romantic era writing in existence anywhere – including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more – with a focus on especially difficult-to-find works by lesser-known, historically neglected writers.

 

Alternative:19th Century Collections Online
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Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC)
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To access from an in-Library station: click on the Windows start button; select Programs; select Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue. Not available off-campus.

Description:

The Nineteenth Century Short Title Catalogue (NSTC) Project was established in 1983. It aims to provide increasingly complete listings of British books printed between 1801-1919. British books are taken to include all books published in Britain, its colonies and United States of America; all books in English wherever published; and all translations from English

Publisher:Avero Publications Ltd.,
Alternative:19th century short title catalogue (NSTC).
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Nonprofit Explorer
Coverage:2001 to current, but varies by organization
Description:

Nonprofit Explorer is a free tool for researching the finances of over 600,000 nonprofit organizations. Most organizations claiming federal tax-exempt status in the United States must file an annual information return form with the Internal Revenue Service (i.e., IRS Form 990). These filings can be searched by name, keyword, city, state, nonprofit category (e.g., education, health, etc.) or organization type (e.g., 501(c)(3)).

 

Each entry includes an organization's total revenue, expenses, liabilities, and assets for a given year. Revenue is further divided into contributions, program services, investment income, and net inventory & sales. Expenses such as executive compensation, professional fundraising fees, and other salaries & wages can also be noted. A percentage reflects each item's contribution to total revenue or expenses. When possible, links to an organization's full IRS 990 forms (in PDF) are provided, with some dating back to 2001.

Publisher:ProPublica
Alternative:Non-Profit Explorer
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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories
Coverage:1840 to present
Description:

Contemporaneous letters and diaries, oral histories, interviews, and other personal narratives provide a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. Includes 2,162 authors and approximately 100,000 pages of information, and in selected cases, the actual audio voices of the immigrants.

Time period: 1840 to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980.

Scope: People from many countries are represented, including more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia; includes several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews.

Disciplines: Labour historians will benefit from details describing work in restaurants, meat packing plants, mines, railroads, and factories. Sociologists will find lengthy passages describing immigrant schooling, social life, domestic life, and community rituals. Students of literature will find descriptions of the events that inspired Upton Sinclair and Theodore Dreiser.

Content: Provides perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants

Publisher:Alexander Street Press
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North American Indian Thought and Culture
Description:

Contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. When complete North American Indian Thought and Culture will include 123,000 pages of text and images. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives.

Publisher:Alexander Street Press
Alternative:IBIONorth American Indian biographical database
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North American Theatre Online
Description:

North American Theatre Online (NATO) is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. Its goal is to provide detailed reference information for every theatrical figure, every play, every theatre, every major production, and every production company, from Colonial times to the present, in both Canada and the United States.
To date it includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to more than 30,000 plays, over 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, nearly 22,000 productions and 2,500 production companies. Each year the publisher will be adding more than 20,000 new records to these files. The file also includes some 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.
North American Theatre Online also serves as a tool to cross-search the other Alexander Street full-text drama databases: American Film Scripts Online, Asian American Drama, North American Women's Drama, and Twentieth Century North American Drama. All the results will be seamlessly integrated into one search result.

Publisher:Alexander Street Press
Alternative:NATO
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