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  • Contemporary worldwide social, economic, & political issues, and public policy. Citations to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, etc. Includes PAIS Archive. Coverage: 1915-present.

  • Considered the authoritative edition of the correspondence and papers of Hamilton. Searchable across all volumes. Edited by Harold C. Syrett et al. A Rotunda Collections database. Coverage: 1768-1804.

  • The entire Jackson edition, comprising the 9 volumes published so far through the year 1831, is now available in a fully searchable digital format within the American Founding Era collection.

  • A collection of letters, diaries, and other documents from a mother and daughter in South Carolina covering 1739 to 1830. An interesting look into the daily life of the management of an early American household and plantation.

  • Considered the authoritative edition of the correspondence and papers of Washington. Searchable across all volumes. Begun by editors Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig and continued by Edward Lengel. A Rotunda Collections database. Coverage ongoing, begins 1744.

  • Considered the authoritative edition of the correspondence and papers of Madison. Searchable across all volumes. Begun by editors William T. Hutchinson and William M. E. Rachal and continued by Barbara Oberg. A Rotunda Collections database. Coverage: 1751-1820.

  • This digital edition covers the complete papers of John Marshall, the longest-serving chief justice on the United States Supreme Court. Under his direction, the judicial branch achieved equality with the other branches of government and constitutionality was established as the crucial element in court decisions. This edition brings together all twelve printed volumes published from 1974 to 2006 into one searchable online resource.

  • Considered the authoritative edition of the correspondence and papers of Jefferson. Searchable across all volumes. Begun by editor Julian Boyd and continued by Barbara Oberg. A Rotunda Collections database. Coverage ongoing, begins 1760.

  • Citations to papers presented at conferences worldwide. Coverage: 1993-present.

  • Provides access to Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s online archive of research reports, manuscripts, probate inventories, and Virginia Gazette issues published in Williamsburg from 1736 to 1780. The Digital Library has now been integrated into the Research section of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s website. Coverage: 17th-18th centuries.

  • Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to peace research, including conflict resolution, international affairs, peace psychology, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including International Journal of Peace Studies, International Journal on World Peace, and Conflict Management & Peace Science. Coverage from 1964.

  • Prominent early American newspaper published in Philadelphia. Articles, editorials, letters, news items, and advertisements. Fully searchable. Coverage: 1728-1800.

  • Marriages, obituaries, emigration patterns, customs, important events, etc., from the Village Record, published in West Chester, PA. Coverage: 1818-1870.

  • Documents the move to industrialization from a predominantly agrarian culture established by Quaker farmers in the 18th century. Articles, advertisements, vital statistics, etc., from 8 newspapers published in the area. Coverage: Varies by title.

  • The first successful daily newspaper in America, published in Philadelphia. Coverage: 1776-1779.

  • Music, dance, theater, and poetry. Citations to articles in American newspapers from the earliest extant copy (1690) through the end of the Revolutionary War (1783), including those in the French and German languages.

  • Formerly the International Index to the Performing Arts, the Performing Arts Periodicals Database indexes around 400 scholarly and trade journals, magazines, books, and newspapers covering theater, dance, film, television, stagecraft, broadcast arts, storytelling, and more. It draws from both current files and selected backfiles to 1864 and 134 publications are included in full text.

  • Concerns internment of Japanese Americans and Aleuts during World War II. Testimony of witnesses & others, personal stories, publications, reports, press releases, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc,. related to the hearings. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1981.

  • Philosophy and related fields. Citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, and book reviews. Coverage: 1940-present. Access available to unlimited users.

  • PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.

  • The first US lesbian rights organization. Correspondence, manuscripts, organizational papers, constitutions, flyers, legal & financial documents, etc. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1955-1984.

  • Biomechanics-kinesiology, coaching, dance, motor learning, philosophy, physical therapy, sport psychology & sociology, and sports medicine. Citations to journal articles, reports, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, and articles from the popular press. Coverage: 1970-present.

  • Weekly newspaper published in Great Britain that defined the style of photojournalism in the 20th century.
    Complete and searchable. Coverage: 1938-1957.

  • Traumatic- and post-traumatic stress issues, sponsored by the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Citations to journal articles, books, book chapters, pamphlets, technical reports, etc. Coverage: 1871-present.

  • Plant science, including pathology, symbiosis, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, techniques, and environmental biology. Citations to journal articles. Coverage: 1994-present.

  • A self-governing area of British, Russian, American, German, Japanese, and French expatriates. Includes files from the Special Branch of the Shanghai Municipal Police, reports, handbills, translations of Chinese press coverage, and clippings from the English-language press. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1894-1985.

  • The records of the U.S. State Department in this collection relate to political relations between China and Japan. The records are mostly instructions to and despatches from diplomatic and consular officials; the despatches are often accompanied by enclosures. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1930-1939.

  • This database provides indexing and abstracts for top-ranked scholarly journals, recent reference works, and professional conference papers. Its coverage consists of topics such as law and legislation, comparative politics, political theory, international relations, humanitarian issues, and non-governmental organizations.

  • Questions and responses from public opinion polls conducted in the US and other countries. Coverage: 1986-present.

  • This resource contains digitizations of popular culture collections from the U.S. and U.K. between 1950 to 1975. These original archival materials are from various libraries and archives. Topics include student protests, civil rights, consumerism, and the Vietnam War. The collection includes pamphlets, letters, government files, eye witness accounts, underground magazines, visual and video materials and ephemera and memorabilia. Part II contains additional material, such as music, press kits, mail order catalogues, advertising proofs, additional photos from the Mirrorpix archives, and documents on student unrest and the Troubles in Northern Ireland from the National Archives.

  • Newspaper published in Moscow that was the official voice of Soviet communism and the Central Committee of the Communist Party. Fully searchable. In Russian. Coverage: 1912-2009.

  • Every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received at The British Library Document Supply Centre. Citations to the papers presented. Coverage: 1993-present.

  • Arts, humanities, and social sciences. Journal articles. Coverage: Varies by title. Access is available to 2007+ alumni; requires W&M userid and password.

  • Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content. Provides full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. Access is available to all alumni through Alumni Association accounts. The link above will take you to your "my1693" member login page; please log in to access this resource.

  • Collection of databases devoted to disciplines in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. See titles of individual databases for further information. Coverage: Varies by database.

  • The collection contains advanced technology related full-text articles, granular access to millions of figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from the Advanced Technologies Database with Aerospace (ATDWA). Also includes: Computer & Information Systems Abstracts - Electronics & Communications Abstracts - Solid State and Superconductivity Abstracts. Coverage: 1962-current.

  • The collection contains agricultural science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from AGRICOLA. Coverage: 1970-current.

  • INCLUDED DATABASES: Aqualine - Aquatic Sciences & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA) - ASFA 1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources - ASFA 2: Ocean Technology, Policy and Non-Living Resources - ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality - ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts - ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts - Oceanic Abstracts - Water Resources Abstracts. Coverage: 1960-current.

  • The collection contains atmospheric science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA). Coverage: 1974-current.

  • INCLUDED DATABASES: ASFA 1: Biological Sciences and Living Resources - ASFA Aquaculture Abstracts - ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts - Algology, Mycology and Protozoology Abstracts (Microbiology C) - Animal Behavior Abstracts - Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B) - Biochemistry Abstracts 1 - Biochemistry Abstracts 3 - Calcium & Calcified Tissue Abstracts - Chemoreception Abstracts - Neurosciences Abstracts - Ecology Abstracts - Entomology Abstracts - Endocrinology Abstracts - Genetics Abstracts - Health and Safety Science Abstracts - Human Genome Abstracts - Immunology Abstracts - Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A) - Biotechnology Research Abstracts - Nucleic Acids Abstracts - Oncogenes and Growth Factors Abstracts - Toxicology Abstracts - AIDS and Cancer Research Abstracts ( included in Virology and AIDS Abstracts) – MEDLINE - Plant Science – Toxline - Conference Papers Index. Coverage: 1946-current.

  • Historic and current congressional information. Includes Committee Prints, CRS Reports, Hearings, House & Senate Documents and Reports, Legislative Histories, Executive Branch Documents 1789-1945, and the Serial Set. Coverage: 1789-present.

  • Daily Press, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post as they appear on microfilm (full-page images with an easy page-by-page browsing format). Coverage: 2008-present.

  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text. More than 70,000 new full-text dissertations and theses are added to the database each year through dissertations publishing partnerships with 700 leading academic institutions worldwide, and collaborative retrospective digitization of dissertations.

  • The collection contains earth science related full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from GeoRef. Also includes Oceanic Abstracts. Coverage: 1693-current.

  • INCLUDED DATABASES: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering - Civil Engineering Abstracts - Earthquake Engineering Abstracts - Environmental Engineering Abstracts - Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts - Biotechnology and BioEngineering Abstracts - Biotechnology Research Abstracts. Coverage: 1966-current.

  • INCLUDED DATABASES: Aqualine - Environmental Sciences & Pollution Management : Conference Papers Index - ASFA 3: Aquatic Pollution and Environmental Quality - Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B) - Ecology Abstracts - Environment Abstracts - Environmental Engineering Abstracts - Health & Safety Science Abstracts - Industrial and Applied Microbiology Abstracts (Microbiology A) - Pollution Abstracts - Risk Abstracts - Sustainability Science Abstracts - Toxicology Abstracts - Water Resources Abstracts - EIS: Digest of Environmental Impact Statements – TOXLINE - Biotechnology Research Abstracts - Environmental Impact Statements: Full-text . Coverage: 1960-current.

  • Business, agriculture, national security, the environment, nutrition, transportation, etc. Publications produced by federal departments and agencies. Coverage: 1988-present.

  • INCLUDED DATABASES: Aluminum Industry Abstracts - Ceramic Abstracts/World Ceramics Abstracts - Copper Technical Reference Library - Corrosion Abstracts - Engineered Materials Abstracts - ADV Polymer library (includes Composite Abstracts & Engineering Material Abstracts, Ceramics) - Materials Business File – METADEX. Coverage: 1965-current.

  • This database is the ultimate science and technology research solution, combining full text journals with detailed indexing of global literature on natural sciences, engineering and technology. Areas covered include materials science, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, biology, aquatic sciences, environmental science, computer science and earth sciences in addition to many more.

  • Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Includes monthly updates to tables, deep searching at the line-item level, powerful facets for narrowing search results, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites. Coverage: 1895-present.

  • Psychology and related disciplines. Journal articles from 120 journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organizations. (Use PsycINFO for journal articles from 2,500+ journals). Coverage: 1894-present.

  • Psychology and related disciplines. Books and book chapters from the American Psychological Association, including entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology. Coverage: 1743-present.

  • Psychiatry and related disciplines. Includes the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM),the DSM Handbook of Differential Diagnosis, the DSM cases, journal articles, and textbooks. Coverage: Current.

  • Most items in this collection were dropped by the Allies over German occupied territory, many printed in more than 10 languages. Only shelled leaflets, Germans to Allies (115 items), are in English. An Archives Unbound database. Coverage: 1939-1945.

  • Emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. Journal articles. Coverage: 1937-present.

  •  Searchable database of 100 streaming video files on psychotherapy, useful for teaching and training in psychotherapy practice and for education about psychology.  Videos are searchable by therapeutic approaches, therapeutic issues, expert therapists, population, and titles.

  • Psychology and related disciplines. Scholarly articles from 2,500+ psychology journals, plus books, dissertations, and other sources. Produced by the American Psychological Association. Coverage: 1600s-present.

  • A research database that provides access to psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments. Provides information describing the tests and measurements and how to administer them.

  • The biological activities of small molecules; a component of the National Institutes of Health's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative.
    Substance information, compound structures, and bioactivity data. Coverage: Current.

  • Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to public administration, including public administration research, public administration theory, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline. Records are selected from many of the top titles within the discipline, including Public Administration Review, Public Administration Quarterly, and International Journal of Public Administration. Full archive of this index digitized, bringing coverage back to 1974.

  • Medical topics relating to research, clinical practice, administration, policy issues, dentistry, nursing, and health care. Free database from the National Institutes of Health. Citations to biomedical literature from the MEDLINE database, journal articles, and online books. See also Medline. Coverage: 1951-present.