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HathiTrust is a partnership of academic and research institutions, offering a collection of titles digitized from libraries around the world. The HathiTrust Digital Library database of more than 10 million volumes spans several centuries and many languages. Search options include full text and bibliographic record fields, including title, author, and date. More than 3.4 million of the contributed volumes are in the public domain and therefore may be freely viewed online, one page at a time. Users at the University of Maine (Orono), which is a HathiTrust partner, may download public domain books, as well as view them. Click Log In, choose University of Maine, and log in with UMaine credentials. Please note that HathiTrust does not permit download or viewing the full text of books that are still under copyright (typically those published since 1923), except in certain cases to provide access to authorized University of Maine faculty, staff, and student users with print format disabilities, or to provide access to titles under 17 U.S. Code § 108.
EBSCO Publishing's consumer health information database, Health Source: Consumer Edition, is now available in a new interface format on the Web. Health Source: Consumer Edition WEB showcases one of EBSCO Publishing's newest features: searching by specific source type. On entering the search screen, users are presented with a source selection list, where they can opt to search by all sources, a combination of sources or just one source. The source list includes options to search such sources as pamphlets, reference books, periodicals, book reviews, clinical reports and drug information. In addition to its new sophisticated search functionality, Health Source: Consumer Edition WEB features the most full text from the largest selection of data sources on consumer health and patient education information. Health Source: Consumer Edition WEB now includes PDF images for many of these titles. To check coverage:
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 540 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 570 journals. This product offering also includes USP Pharmacopoeia DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and Stedman's Medical Dictionary - providing users with access to terminology of genetics, oncology, pediatrics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Clinical Nursing Research, Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Family Nursing, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, Nursing Management, Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner, RN, Western Journal of Nursing Research and many more.
Full text online access to legal journals
The American Law Institute library on HeinOnline consists of full runs of the Institute's Annual Reports, Proceedings, Annual Meeting Speeches, and the Institute's newsletter, The ALI Reporter. These series can help greatly in conducting research into Institute projects and publications going back to the organization's founding in 1923. The ALI Collection also includes drafts and other material from the Second Restatement of Torts (perhaps the most influential treatise on common law liability), the Model Penal Code (adopted as the criminal code in most states), the Uniform Commercial Code (adopted as the commercial code in most states), and the Statement of Essential Human Rights (a pioneering ALI project of the mid-1940s). Archival material (correspondence, memoranda and other documents) from the Institute Archives at the University of Pennsylvania for these ALI projects are also included in the American Law Institute library on HeinOnline. -- Literature about this collection from About Heinonline List of Collection viewed March 1, 2010
Searchable database of Annals of the Congress of the United States (1789-1824) -- Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837) -- Congressional Globe (1833-1873) -- Congressional Record (1873-1880, 1996-2003),U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-2004),American State Papers (1789-1838), Journals of the Continental Congress (1774-1789)and other important congressional material.
A division of the Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press hosts the largest repository of high impact, peer-reviewed content, with 1212 journals and 5,311,870 full text articles from over 140 scholarly publishers. HighWire-hosted publishers have collectively made 1,828,930 articles free. With our partner publishers we produce 71 of the 200 most-frequently-cited journals.Coverage: Coverage varies, search engine begins 1844
The collection consists of U.S. Collection, World Collection and Special Collection. In the U.S. Collection, there are over 100,000 cadastral (those showing land and property owners) maps detailing the geographic and development history of the United States over several hundred years. In addition, there over 1,000 city directories related to the cadastral maps. The World Collection is a collection of maps covering the world through time. The Special Collection is an eclectic mix of maps, including decorative plates, portraits, and lithographs, as well as nautical and topographical maps.
This historical collection of USGS 15 minute topographic maps dates from the 1890s to the 1950s. Geographic coverage is complete for New Hampshire and nearly complete for the rest of New England.
Index to articles, dissertations, and books on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada, from 1450 to the present. Works on U.S. and Canadian history are covered in America: History and Life. Licensed Number of Users: 6Coverage: From 1969
Historical Statistics of the United States is a 2006 Cambridge University Press publication and database that updates and expands the Census Bureau's 1975 work of the same name. It contains quantitative historical information covering virtually every quantifiable dimension of American history: population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations, all from the earliest times to the present. Also covers topics that received little or no coverage in the 1975 edition: American Indians, slavery, poverty, race, and ethnicity. Allows one to graph and combine data from different tables into custom tables, and to download tables for use in spreadsheets and other applications. Also available as a five-volume print set in many URSUS libraries.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 960 magazines and books, as well as access to more than 720 videos and more than 140 hobby profiles, this database offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercraft.Coverage:
The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Grants and Training and the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The collection of homeland security policy and strategy related documents “supports local, state and federal analysis and decision-making needs and assists academics of all disciplines in homeland defense and security related research.”It is recommended to use the Internet Explorer (IE) browser for this resource.
The Humanities International Index is a comprehensive database covering journals, books and other important references in the humanities. Produced by Whitston Publishing, and formerly known as American Humanities Index, this database provides indexing and abstracting for over 1,900 titles, with coverage dating as far back as 1925. This database provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations.To check coverage: