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American Association of Poison Control Centers

Provider: American Association of Poison Control Centers
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Descriptions: This body's primary mission is to educate, accredit and inform its membership- 56 poison control centers throughout the United States and two in Canada- to advance public health care in the regions of all the state poison control centers. For the consumer it provides alerts and general prevention information for parents, babysitters, children and health care providers. It contains information on how to request information from the National Poison Data System, a link to the organization's past annual reports, which are published in the journal Clinical Toxicology, press releases, and a map of poison control center locations.  You can reach your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.
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American Film Scripts Online

Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: An archive of full-text movie scripts written between 1920 and the present. Still a collection in progress with many coverage gaps among well-known films.
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American Periodicals 1740-1940

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Contains digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published between 1741 and 1900, derived from the American Periodicals Series microform collection. Actually includes more than 1,100 periodicals between colonial times and the advent of American involvement in World War II. Titles range from America's first scientific journal, Medical Repository, to popular magazines such as Vanity Fair and Ladies' Home Journal.
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Biznar: Deep Web Business Search

Provider: Deep Web Technologies
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Descriptions: Biznar is a free, federated search of approximately 300 authoritative sources. Each search is done simultaneously, in real time.  Before results are presented to the user, duplicate results are eliminated, and the list is edited according to relevance.
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Contemporary Authors (TexShare)

Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A bio-bibliographical guide that covers more than 124,000 current writers in a wide range of media, including: current writers of fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, and drama; prominent print and broadcast journalists, editors, photojournalists, syndicated cartoonists, screenwriters, television scriptwriters, and other media people; authors who write in languages other than English, provided their works have been published in the United States or translated into English; and literary greats of the early twentieth century whose works are popular in today's high school and college curricula and continue to elicit critical attention.
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Contemporary Literary Criticism (TexShare)

Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: Provides significant published criticism on the works of novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, and other creative writers. A strong emphasis is placed on including criticism of works by established authors who frequently appear on the syllabi of high school and college literature courses. Each entry contains: a biographical essay that discusses the author's life, works, and critical importance; critical essays or excerpts taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers, and scholarly journals; and, where available, interviews with featured authors. A complete bibliographical citation prefaces each critical essay and most essays are introduced by a brief annotation that establishes a context and purpose for the criticism. Entries also provide suggestions for further reading.
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Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Provider: OAPEN Foundation
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Descriptions: A portal and index to mostly scholarly online books in a wide range of disciplines, available under Creative Commons licensing.
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European Patent Office (Espacenet) Patent Search

Provider: European Patent Office
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Descriptions: This European Patent Office (EPO) database actually covers records of patents worldwide, drawing its information also from WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization.) Unlike most patent databases, this one is very user-friendly, offering searches without the use of field tags. Search by keyword, author or organization; publication, application, priority or reference number; or search by EPO classification, which is based on the International Patent Classification system. The advanced search offers inclusive searching or limiting to WIPO or EPO databases, and entry of up to ten specifics, including keyword. Relevant help information is offered in each screen. The Patent Information Tour offers short visual tutorials, and patent abstracts can be translated into many languages using a drop-down menu.
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FDsys

Provider: U.S. Government Printing Office
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Descriptions: FDsys is the new Government Printing Office (GPO) site, incorporating all information from the old GPO site and upgrading it with features-- like the single search box for searching all content. This is also the first-hand location for access to Congressional bills, hearings, reports, other miscellaneous documents from Congress, the Congressional Record, and Presidential documents.
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Federal Register

Provider: National Archives and Records Administration
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Descriptions: Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Frequently requested materials from the Federal Register include grant information and Relative Value Units (RVU), also known as the Unique Physician Fee Schedule.
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FedStats

Provider: FedStats.gov
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Descriptions: FedStats is a portal to virtually all the statistics gathered by U.S. Government agencies and bureaus. For some of these, compiling statistics is their main mission; for others, the activity supports their other work. Searches can be done by state or by topic under general subject categories-- agriculture, crime, demographics, education, energy and environment, health, labor, commerce and economics. A full list of agencies is provided, with information on the kinds of statistics they produce. International data of various kinds is also accessible here, some of it comparative.
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Fuente Academica (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A full-text collection of mostly scholarly journals from Latin American and Spanish publishers, covering the fields of business and economics, medical sciences, political science, law, computer science, library and information sciences, literature, linguistics, history, philosophy and theology. This database provides full text of about 260 scholarly Spanish-language journals.
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Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Updated annually, this very basic resource contains about 25,000 records, briefly covering general topics and biographies, some with images. A good starting point for young users' assignments.
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Google Scholar

Provider: Google.com
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Descriptions: Sources of information in many diverse disciplines are retrievable with Google Scholar. A search can return citations to articles, theses, books, patents, abstracts and court opinions from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and the Web itself. Scholar ranks your search results according to the full text of each document, its place of publication, its author, and the frequency/currency of its citation by others. Choose this link if you are registered with The TMC Library as an Academic (Educational) user, to access available full text by clicking the "Find It" button. Even with an individual, independent Google Scholar registration one can set persistent preferences, among them the convenient option to display The TMC Library's holdings at title level (and/or those of other libraries.) In either case, the "Advanced Scholar Search" page allows restriction of your search results to a particular date range, subject area, author or journal. This link is the one to choose if you are not a registered TMC Library E-Resources user and if you are not a member of a TMC academic institution.
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Guide to Grammar and Style

Provider: Jack Lynch, PhD., Rutgers University
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Descriptions: A free guide to English-language rules, style and usage-- a condensed version of  The English Language: a User's Guide, kindly provided by its author.
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Handbook of Texas Online (TexShare)

Provider: Texas State Historical Association
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Descriptions: A multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture with articles on people, places, events, historical themes, institutions, and a host of other topics. The scope is broad and inclusive, designed to provide readers with concise, authoritative and accessible articles that provide factual, nonpartisan accounts on virtually every aspect of Texas history and culture.
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HeritageQuest Online

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: This database contains thousands of digitized books, the available digitized US Federal Census record from 1790-1940, PERSI (Periodical Source Index Archive), Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension Records, and other expanding collections invaluable to genealogists.
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Historical New York Times

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: The New York Times, 1851-2009.
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Home Improvement Reference Center (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: This is a well-illustrated how-to resource for home projects, from plumbing and electrical work to renovation to gardening and decoration. Guides to the tools, materials, skills and project planning needed for project execution are included.
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Humanities Full Text

Provider: EBSCO/HW Wilson
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Humanities Full Text™ indexes 700 of the most important academic journals in the humanities dating back to 1984, and supplies full text of articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995. The database provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
 

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Literary Reference Center (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Literary Reference Center is a large trove of full text from reference works, books, journals etc. containing in-depth plot summaries, criticism, biography and more, covering a wide international range of literature. An entertaining interface includes book highlights, a virtual reference shelf, and the full text of some classic works.
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Literature Resource Center

Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A literature reference database suite designed for all levels of researchers, Literature Resource Center provides biographical, bibliographical and critical content. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
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MAS Ultra- School Edition (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Contains full text for more than 500 popular magazines, including The Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Science News, and Scientific American. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is available for biographies and primary source documents. Also included are pamphlets, reference books , an image collection, maps, and expanded full-text backfiles (to 1975) for key magazines.
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MasterFile Premier (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps and flags.

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Middle Search Plus

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Contains full text for nearly 140 popular magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies, historical essays and student pamphlets. Also contains primary source documents (Essential Documents in American History), reference books (Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia and American Heritage Dictionary), the Encyclopedia of Animals, and an image collection of photos, maps and flags.
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National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)

Provider: National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH)/CDC
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Descriptions: The NIOSH site is primarily a source of statistics and data gathered from the agency's research and surveillance on workplace safety and hazardous exposure. Under Other Data Resources are data on investigations, hazards, safety products, metrics and tests. The Publications area has many useful reports with links to authoritative outside  sources. A downloadable Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards and a downloadable NIOSH Manual of Analytical Methods are also under Publications. From this site, the user can also link to the search box for NIOSHTIC-2,  a bibliographic database of approximately 51,000 articles, grant reports and other documents, the research for which was supported, wholly or in part, by NIOSH.
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Newspaper Source (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Newspaper Source covers a number of major national (US) and international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Times (UK), Toronto Star, etc. Coverage varies widely for well-known newspapers; for instance, the New York Times and Wall Street Journal submit only bibliographic records, and for some papers with full text, there are embargoes ranging from one month to years. This database also contains selected full text for a great many regional American newspapers: Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and many lesser-known titles. Full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS, FOX, NPR and other sources. Audio files of the transcripts are included as well.
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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: A collection of personal narratives, including autobiographies and pamphlets, from more than 2,000 authors, providing insight on the immigrant experience in the U.S.A. and Canada during the period between 1840 and 1950.
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North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

Provider: Alexander Street Press
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Descriptions: Diaries, journals and letters written by women residents and visitors to North America between 1700 and 1950; includes the personal experiences of more than 1,300 women from all walks of life and classes in society.
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Periodicals Archive Online (PAO)

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: PAO contains scanned archival access to more than 500 journals in the social sciences and humanities, affording the user historical access to some of the most respected journals published in these areas. Some earlier material is covered, but most content is from the 19th and 20th centuries. Most coverage ends with the year 2000.
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Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR)

Provider: University of Southhampton, UK
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Descriptions: "The aim of ROAR is to promote the development of open access by providing timely information about the growth and status of repositories throughout the world. Open access to research maximises research access and thereby also research impact, making research more productive and effective."
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Serials Directory, The

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Provides bibliographic information and current pricing structures for popular serials; lists over 184,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers; data from nearly 83,500 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses. Historical data is provided for an additional 20,000 titles; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification numbers are listed for each entry.
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Student Research Center Interface (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Student Research Center is an interface for young researchers. Students can search by keyword or topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by resource type: magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.  Search results can be filtered according to three age groups, ranging from elementary to 12th grade level.
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Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Covering 1867 - 1970, Sanborn maps are large-scale plans of a city or town, drawn at a scale of 50 feet to an inch. They were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring individual properties. The maps list street blocks and building numbers, including both numbers in use at the time of mapping and numbers designated previously.
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Texas Poison Center Network

Provider: Texas Poison Center Network
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Descriptions: Texas legislators established the  TPCN to set up a network of six regional poison centers to provide emergency treatment information to Texas citizens for poisonings and toxic exposures. This site provides prevention and first aid information, fact sheets and materials for educational programs, information on poisonous plants and animals, and a useful selection of links to other relevant sites, including ASPCA's pet poisoning/prevention information. Publications are free to download, print or order. The general information brochure can be downloaded or printed here, in English and eleven other languages. A Recalls section links to lists of recalls of consumer products, pesticides, vehicles, foods and medicines.
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Texas Reference Center (TexShare)

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Descriptions: Includes more than 80 full-text journals and books about Texas history, ethnic and cultural diversity, gender studies, literature, public health, business as well as home & garden, sports & leisure. Contains biographies of famous historical and contemporary Texans like George H.W. Bush, Lady Bird Johnson, Dan Moody, Susanna Dickinson and Sam Houston. Newspapers providing Texas and national news coverage are also included.
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TOPICsearch (TexShare)

Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: A current events database focusing on social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms; contains full text from diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. This database provides full text from more than 1,550 publications. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for more than 1,650 journals.
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Twayne’s Authors Series (TexShare)

Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: A collection of hundreds of full-text biographical entries on authors, with background and references on their works, taken from the Literary Masters series-- Twayne's World Authors, Twayne's U.S. Authors, and Twayne's English Authors.
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Twentieth-Century Poetry, American and English (TexShare)

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: Two full-text collections consisting of thousands of works by almost 600 twentieth-century British and American poets, formatted and arranged according to the volumes in which they were published. The other resources in the larger collection, Chadwyck-Healey Literature Collections, are also accessible.
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U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets

Provider: U.S. Department of State
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Descriptions: Previously called Background Notes, this is an updating collection of essential information on the countries of the world: their history, economies, geography, population, government, religions, relations with the U.S., human rights reports, travel and passport information, and more. Links provided to more information from other government agencies and departments, embassies etc..  
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Whole Brain Atlas

Provider: Harvard Medical School
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Descriptions: This atlas is a neuroimaging educational tool, showing trans-axial, saggital and coronal views of the brain in cross-sectional MRI, CT and nuclear imaging techniques, with side-by-side navigation. Image series are provided for the normal brain and for its disease states: cardiovascular, neoplastic, degenerative and inflammatory/infectious. In disease states, clicking a link reading "clinical" will bring the user to a page of text explaining the case being viewed. The "Top 100 Brain Structures" feature is a study tool allowing the user to view structures individually, or to view a group of brain structures marked with pointers, labelled or unlabelled. The site is co-sponsored by the Departments of Radiology and Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, its Countway Library of Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology.
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Women’s History Online, 1543-1945 (Gerritsen Collection)

Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: A full-text collection of books, pamphlets and periodicals reflecting the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the growth of the movement for women's rights. Includes publications from Europe, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand.
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WorldCat

Provider: OCLC
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Descriptions: This is the web-based version of WorldCat, a catalog of holdings from libraries worldwide. Search for items in library collections around the country and the world. Input your ZIP code to find items locally. Register for a free account in order to create and save lists and bibliographies or write reviews.
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WorldCat (TexShare)

Provider: OCLC FirstSearch
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Descriptions: A universal catalog of books, journals, audiovisuals, websites, internet resources, newspapers and maps held or claimed by libraries worldwide, including records of items held by The TMC Library. This version of WorldCat, from OCLC, is well-suited to skilled bibliographic researchers.
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