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FDsys
Vendor: U.S. Government
Printing Office

Years: varies by title

Updated: varies by title

full text; subjects: U.S. Government Information.

Provides free online access to over 1,500 databases of federal information including the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Commerce Business Daily, U.S. budget, congressional bills, documents, hearings, Congressional Record, Economic Indicators, Economic Report of the President, Public Papers of the President, Supreme Court decisions, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, the Federal Bulletin Board and much more.

FedStats
Vendor: U.S. Government

Years: varies.

Updated: continuously

statistics, data; subjects: economic and population trends, health care costs, aviation safety, foreign trade, energy use, farm production, and more.

Provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government.  FedStats provides information, and links to, over 100 Federal Agencies that are listed in the "Statistical Programs of the United States Government."  Includes a link to MapStats, and the Statistical Abstract of the United States.

Films On Demand
Vendor: FMG

Years: varies

Updated: monthly

streaming video; subjects: all academic subjects.

Provides online streaming access to over 12,000 films from 'Films for the Humanities and Sciences.'  Films can be searched by title or by subject area.  Users may set up an individual account and create their own playlists.

Fuente Academica
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: varies

Updated: weekly

full text; subjects: All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.

Fuente Academica is a unique collection of scholarly academic journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.  The database provides full text coverage for more than 500 scholarly Spanish language journals.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: n/a

Updated: annually

full text.

This resource provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.  The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Directory Library
Vendor: Gale
Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: all academic subjects.

Provides full text access to selected Gale directories.  Some titles currently included are; Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and Statistics Sources.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Vendor: Gale
Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: all academic subjects.

Provides full text access to over 100 encyclopedias and other electronic reference sources from a variety of publishers.

 

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: world music.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online is the first comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. More than 9,000 pages of material, combined with entries by more than 700 expert contributors from all over the world, make this the most complete body of work focused on world music.  The Encyclopedia includes 1,217 essays, images from 10 sources, and hundreds of audio examples.

Gender Studies Database
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1972 -

Updated: quarterly

 

citations, abstracts; subjects: feminist theory & history, men's studies, family, child abuse, domestic violence, reproductive rights, activism, arts, literature, and culture.

Gender Studies Database combines Women’s Studies International and Men’s Studies databases with the coverage of sexual diversity issues. GSD covers the full spectrum of gender-engaged scholarship inside and outside academia. Several thousand links to freely available and indexed full-text articles and documents on the Internet are available. Source documents include professional journals, conference papers, books, book chapters, government reports, discussion and working papers, theses & dissertations and other sources.

GeoRef
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1669- for North America;

1933- for international

Updated: bimonthly

citations, abstracts; subjects: crystallography, economic geology, environmental geology, engineering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology, hydrology, marine geology, mineralogy, oceanography and paleontology.

GeoRef, produced by the American Geographical Institute, provides access to the geoscience literature of the world.  Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the GeoRef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations.

Google Scholar
Vendor: Google

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

subjects: all academic subjects, patents, legal opinions, federal & state court opinions.

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources including: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles. Google Scholar helps you identify relevant research from across the world of scholarly research.

GPO
Vendor: OCLC

Years: 1976 -

Updated: monthly

citations, selective full text; subjects:  U.S. Government Information Resources.

GPO Monthly Catalog covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Includes a bibliographic citation in each record.

GPO FDsys
Vendor: U.S. Government
Printing Office

Years: varies by title

Updated:
varies by title

full text; subjects: U.S. Government Information.

The Federal Digital System provides free online access to over 1,500 databases of federal information including the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, Commerce Business Daily, U.S. budget, congressional bills, documents, hearings, Congressional Record, Economic Indicators, Economic Report of the President, Public Papers of the President, Supreme Court decisions, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, the Federal Bulletin Board and much more.

GreenFILE
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: varies

Updated: varies

partial full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.  Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 538,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.

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