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Air University Library Index to Military PeriodicalsWill open new browser window or tab
Subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English language military and aeronautical periodicals. The Index contains citations since 1990 and is updated quarterly as the hard copy version of the AULIMP is released.

American FactFinder (1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing)Will open new browser window or tab
Includes the data from the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing. Data can be obtained by state, city or zip code.

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Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System: Survey DataWill open new browser window or tab
Includes eight databases on specific illnesses or aspects of chronic disease prevention and health promotion. Database is designed to help public health professionals and educators locate both published and unpublished program information. The databases cover such specific topics as health promotion and education, school health, cancer prevention and control, smoking, epilepsy, chronic disease prevention, state profile programs, and the health promotion and education thesaurus.

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C-SPAN Video LibraryWill open new browser window or tab

Catalog of Federal Domestic AssistanceWill open new browser window or tab
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

ChemIDplusWill open new browser window or tab
Numerous chemical synonyms, structures, regulatory list information, and links to other databases containing information about the chemicals.

CiteSeer Scientific Literature Digital LibraryWill open new browser window or tab
CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of the scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge.

County Business PatternsWill open new browser window or tab
Based on US Census data, compiles data on numbers of employees, payroll, and numbers of establishments for major industries in the United States, on federal, state, and county levels.

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Directory of Open Access JournalsWill open new browser window or tab
The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.

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Effects of Offshore Oil & Gas DevelopmentWill open new browser window or tab
This bibliography is a quarterly compilation of current publications (citations with abstracts) from a wide variety of electronic and print information sources relating to offshore oil and gas development.

Energy Citations DatabasesWill open new browser window or tab
This database contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

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Federal Tax FormsWill open new browser window or tab
Contains current tax forms, instructions, publications, and the weekly Internal Revenue Bulletin, as well as prior year tax products beginning with 1992

Food Safety Research Database (FSRIO)Will open new browser window or tab
The Secretary of Agriculture established a Food Safety Research Information Office at the National Agricultural Library. The Office shall provide to the research community and the general public information on publicly funded, and to the extent possible, privately funded food safety research initiatives for the purpose of-- (A) preventing unintended duplication of food safety research; and (B) assisting the executive and legislative branches of the Government and private research entities to assess food safety research needs and priorities.

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GPO AccessWill open new browser window or tab
Provides online access to the U.S. Government Printing Office. This service was mandated by Public Law 103-40 (June 8, 1993), " to make the Federal Register and other Congressional information available to the public.

Green BookWill open new browser window or tab
The House Ways and Means Committee Green Book provides program descriptions and historical data on a wide variety of social and economic topics, including Social Security, employment, earnings, welfare, child support, health insurance, the elderly, families with children, poverty and taxation. It has become a standard reference work for those interested in the direction of social policy in the United States.

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Handbook of Latin American StudiesWill open new browser window or tab
Provides a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities.

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LOUISiana Digital LibraryWill open new browser window or tab
LOUISiana Digital Library is Louisiana's doorway to the unique cultural and historical resources of Louisiana's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.

Louisiana National Register of Historic PlacesWill open new browser window or tab
Established by Congress in 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is the nation's official list of significant historic properties. Each state has a historic preservation office which is responsible for nominating buildings, sites, districts, etc. to the Register. In Louisiana this program is administered by the Division of Historic Preservation, which is part of the Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.

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New York Public Library Digital GalleryWill open new browser window or tab
NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

NTIS (National Technical Information Service)Will open new browser window or tab
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is the nation's largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. As part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIS supports the nation's economic growth by providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery. The main NTIS website allows for searching but does not provide free access to full-text documents.

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O*NET (Occupational Therapy)Will open new browser window or tab
The information in O*NET 98 is based largely on data supplied by occupational analysts from sources such as the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).

OAIsterWill open new browser window or tab
OAIster serves as a search portal for digital collections of electronic books, online journals, audio and image files, and movies provided by the research library community. Users can search by keyword, title, creator, subject or resource type, and searches yield a detailed and well-organized description of the resource and a link to the resource itself. Currently OAIster contains over a 1.7 million records harvested from over 200 institutions. Includes abstracts and citations only.

OSHA Laws, Regulations, and InterpretationsWill open new browser window or tab
Provides full-text, searchable versions of Occupational Safety and Health Administration documents.

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Population Index on the Web (1986-1999)Will open new browser window or tab
Indexes publications on demography and population research. You may search the Population Index database for 1986-1999 (43,463 citations) by author, subject, geographical region and/or year. You may also search for text anywhere in a citation, including the title, series and abstract. All of these criteria can be freely combined.

PubChemWill open new browser window or tab
PubChem provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. It is a component of NIH's Molecular Libraries Roadmap Initiative. PubChem is organized as three linked databases within the NCBI's Entrez information retrieval system. These are PubChem Substance, PubChem Compound, and PubChem BioAssay.

PubMedWill open new browser window or tab
PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 15 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources.

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Regional Economic AccountsWill open new browser window or tab
The Regional Economic Accounts database provides local area economic data for states, counties, and metropolitan areas for 1969-1998. Statistics in the data base include: personal income and earning variables, full and part employment variables, transfer payments variables, and farm income and expenses variables. The Regional Economic Accounts database is produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Statistical Abstract of the U.S.Will open new browser window or tab
Provides a quick statistical reference and a guide to statistical publications and sources, with tables from governmental, private, and international organizations. The most recent issue of Statistical Abstract is available, as well as the older issues dating back to 1878.

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Thomas: Legislative Information on the InternetWill open new browser window or tab
Thomas includes the full text of many legislative publications such as The Congressional Record, bills and summaries, and more.

ToxnetWill open new browser window or tab
A cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas including HSDB (Hazardous Substances Data Bank), IRIS (Integrated Risk Information system), CCRIS (Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System), GENE-TOX, TOXLINE, EMIC (Environmental Mutagen Information Center), DART/ETIC (Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology and Environmental Teratology Information Center), TRI (Toxics Release Inventory), ChemIDplus, HSDB Structures, and NCI-3D.

Trademark Electronic Search SystemWill open new browser window or tab
The U.S. government's website which contains information on trademarks, how to apply for one, and TESS: the search system that contains more than 3 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks.

Transportation Research Information Service (TRIS)Will open new browser window or tab
The TRIS Index contains almost half a million records of references to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles and on-going research in the field of transportation.

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U.S. Patent and Trademark OfficeWill open new browser window or tab
The main site for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The office issues patents and trademarks and the site gives information on how to apply and contains various search engines which gives the user access to millions of patents and trademarks.

U.S. Patents Full-Text and Full-Image DatabasesWill open new browser window or tab
The patent database for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The database contains over 3 million patents including design patents, utility patents, plant patents, etc.

U.S.A. CountiesWill open new browser window or tab
Serves as a reference source of county information, containing over 3400 variables or items from 13 federal and private organizations.

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Wright American Fiction 1851 - 1875

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The Wright American Fiction online collection attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. It includes works by well known writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Full-text access of some books is available.

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