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    Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
    Blackwell Reference Online  -  about
    A collection of over 300 E-reference books in the humanities and social sciences.
    Grove Dictionary of Art  -  about
    Contains the fulltext of all 41,000 articles of the 34-volume print edition, including scholarly bibliographies.
    Oxford Music Online  -  about
    Comprehensive encyclopedia covering all musical topics.



    Associations Unlimited   -   about
    Descriptions of associations, professional societies, and nonprofit organizations, at local, state, national and international levels.

    National database of U.S. charitable organizations, gathers and distributes data on more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits. We do not subscribe to this site, but much information is available freely. To access the 990 tax form, register with the site (its free).
    More than 15,000 museum listings.  Search by location or type.



    AP Images  -  about
    Access over 500,000 photos with detailed captions from the AP news wire. Includes photos from 1844 to the present.
    ARTstor  -  about
    A digital library of images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences.
    CAMIO RLG's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online  -  about
    Over 100,000 downloadable digital images of art works and other documents dating from BC to the present.
    DIDO Image Bank  -  about
    60,000 images of art, architecture and world cultures, from the Fine Arts Visual Resources Center and licensed sources.
    Image Collection   -  about
    A searchable collection of images ranging from photographs and maps to illustrations and etchings.



    Journal Indexes
    ABI/Inform   -  about  -  help
    More than 2,965 full-text titles covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.
    Art Full Text   -  about
    Indexes articles on all aspects of art and architecture published in 370+ International periodicals since 1984 with fulltext coverage of selected journals starting in 1997.
    Art Index Retrospective  -  about
    Citations and abstracts for articles on all aspects of art and architecture published in over 420 international periodicals between 1929 and August 1984.
    ARTbibliographies Modern   -   about
    Abstracts of international publications in all aspects of art and design since 1900; also photography since 1839, architecture and 19th century published prior to 1980.
    Business Source Premier   -  about  -  help
    Full text from more than 2300 business journals.
    Design and Applied Arts Index  -  about
    International index to design and craft journals; contains references to 500+ journals published since 1973 and data on over 50,000 designers, craftspeople, studios, workshops, etc. 
    International Index to Music Periodicals  -  about
    Index of more than 300 international music periodicals from over 20 countries.
    International Index to the Performing Arts  -  about 
    Covers the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, broadcast, circus, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, and more.
    PAIS International   -   about 
    Index to articles, books, studies, selected official documents and other resources on public policy issues, public administration, law, politics and government.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   -  about  -  help
    Full text from trade and industry publications, regional, national and international newspapers, business dailies and management journals.



    News Sources
    Factiva   -  about  -  help
    General news and business information. International newswires and pictures, TV and radio transcripts.  More than 25,000 sources including the The New York Times, and the Dow Jones and Reuters newswires.
    LexisNexis Academic   -   about   -   help
    International and domestic newspapers (over 350), magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts (NPR, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN), company financial information, industry and market news.

    Last updated by mg  11/12/2012

    last updated: 11/12/2012