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Internet Archive

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Provider: Internet Archive (nonprofit organization)
Descriptions: The Internet Archive, a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts, holds a great many free diversions, and many of these are educational-- full-text books, university lectures, music, films, photography and software. There is also the Wayback Machine, for viewing earlier versions of websites: "Browse through 85 billion web pages archived from 1996 to a few months ago." In collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, Internet Archive now also provides free access to more than a million books for blind, sight-impaired and dyslexic readers.
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World Digital Library

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Provider: Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization)
Descriptions: Initiated as a joint project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and launched in 2009, the World Digital Library is a curated collection of a variety of digitized items- books, art, film, periodicals and more, many of them considered primary source materials- representing the cultural identities and histories of UNESCO's member nations through every branch of learning. In the initial exploration one can view thumbnails of content according to time, place, topic, item type or institution.
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Wellcome Library

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Provider: Wellcome Library
Descriptions: "Through its collections and services, the Wellcome Library provides insight and information to anyone seeking to understand medicine and its role in society, past and present... Collections of books, manuscripts, archives, films and pictures on the history of medicine from the earliest times to the present day." Items that may be of particular interest: the Turning the Pages interactive feature [note: requires Shockwave] and a digitized collection of Francis Crick's papers on consciousness, soon to be viewable online.
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TED.com (Technology – Entertainment – Design)

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Provider: TED Conferences, LLC
Descriptions: "Ideas Worth Spreading." This organization has posted free videos of talks given at the TED annual conferences, with Creative Commons licensing that allows free downloading and re-use as well as viewing. "The annual conference now brings together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes)." Speakers include world-renowned scientists addressing global issues; performers include musicians and other artists.
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FedStats

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Provider: FedStats
Descriptions: From health to forests, food consumption to criminal justice, this is an invaluable, user-friendly gateway to hundreds of government and agency sources for U.S. statistical data accessible by topic, geographic location, or federal agency. Links to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, also.
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Famous Quotes and Authors

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Provider: Famous Quotes and Authors.com
Descriptions: A pleasant presentation of more than 25,000 quotes from more than 6,700 well-known authors. Search by topic, author, keywords, popularity... add an RSS feed for the Quote of the Day, or click to read a quotation at random. Disadvantage: the site is increasingly accompanied by advertising.
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EthnoMed

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Provider: Health Sciences Library, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington
Descriptions: EthnoMed was designed to be used in clinics in the few minutes before seeing a patient. This website actually provides an excellent multi-faceted service, a hub of well-rounded ethnic information for those who serve diverse communities. Links to, or full text of, multilingual patient education materials constitute one solid reason for visiting this website. There are also sections that present a wealth of useful and interesting knowledge about cultures-- customs and mores, religion, health beliefs and practices-- helpful to care providers who want to take a correct and culturally competent approach when relating to their immigrant and refugee patients.
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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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North American Women’s Letters and Diaries

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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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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

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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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NewspaperCat

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Provider: George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
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Descriptions: NewspaperCat (Catalog of Digital Historical Newspapers) is an index of online digitized historical content from newspapers published in the United States and the Caribbean. Link to this interesting digital content via title, city, language or keyword. Voted a Best Free Reference Web Site by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association in 2012.
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Asian American Health

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health
Descriptions: This Web resource on Asian-American Health is designed as an information portal for issues affecting the health and well-being, and to increase public awareness of the health concerns of this sector of the U.S population. Provides links to an assortment of documents, websites, databases and other resources.
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Historical New York Times

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: The New York Times, 1851-2009.
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American Indian Health

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Provider: National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health
Descriptions: This website is designed as an "information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians." The website provides links to information on health topics, statistical information and health programs and services for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Also includes links to tribal government websites and information on traditions and practices of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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HarpWeek (Harper’s Weekly)

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Provider: HarpWeek/John Adler
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Descriptions: Full text of the whole run of Harper's Weekly, a leading 19th-century American illustrated newspaper, from 1857-1912. The fulll text is searchable, or use the categorized Finding Aids to access content of interest.
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Nature Network

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Provider: Nature Publishing Group
Descriptions: Hosted by Nature Publishing Group, Nature Network is a collection of very active blogs and forums where scientists network and discuss science and research, concretely or philosophically. As the website's header says, "Connect - Discuss - Explore - Search." Disciplines represented: neuroscience, genetics, bioinformatics, physics, chemistry, virology, proteomics, and many more.
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American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA)

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Provider: AHNA (American Holistic Nurses Association)
Descriptions: "Holistic nursing is a specialty practice that draws on nursing knowledge, theories, expertise and intuition to guide nurses in becoming therapeutic partners with people in their care. This practice recognizes the totality of the human being - the interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/cultural, relationship, context, and environment." AHNA's site includes CME, accreditation and certification information; guidelines for research proposals and poster presentations; information on AHNA's annual conference; a small article library; and many more resources for those considering membership and entering the practice of holistic nursing.
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online (TexShare)

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Provider: Gale
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Descriptions: Digital images of over 13 million pages from more than 1,500 English-language titles and editions published between 1701 and 1800, with images and maps included. A wide variety of subject matter is represented, from Fine Arts to Medicine. Titles from the British Library and many other university, private and public libraries worldwide.
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Contemporary Literary Criticism (TexShare)

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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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Contemporary Authors (TexShare)

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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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ARTStor

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Provider: ARTStor
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Descriptions: ARTStor contains roughly half a million images of architecture, paintings, sculpture, photography, decorative arts and design, as well as images from other forms of 'visual culture.' This database documents the art of many cultures and eras.
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ARTbibliographies Modern

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Provider: ProQuest
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Descriptions: ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM) provides full abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art. Full coverage begins in 1974 when the first volume was digitized; entries date back to the late 1960s.
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American Periodicals 1740-1940

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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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Book Review Digest Plus (TexShare)

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Provider: EBSCO
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Descriptions: Index of published book reviews.
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