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Name, Years & Updates Description

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The Nation Archive
Vendor: EBSCO

Years:1865 -

Updated: weekly

full text; subjects: foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, law.

The Nation is America's oldest weekly magazine and one if its premier journals of opinion since its inception in 1865. The Nation has long been regarded as one of the country's definitive journalistic voices of writing on politics, culture, books and the arts and continues to stand as the independent voice in American journalism.  This database contains indexing & abstracting and full text for the complete archive of The Nation beginning with its first issue in 1865 through to the present.

National Newspapers Core
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: start dates vary by title

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: national and international news.

The National Newspapers Core contains access, from the early 1980s forward, to The New York Times including The New York Times Book Review and The New York Times Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and Wall Street Journal Online, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and The Christian Science Monitor.  The content of all the newspapers can be searched simultaneously, or a user can choose which newspaper(s) to search within.

NationMaster
Vendor: NationMaster

Years: n/a

Updated: continually

data, full text; subjects: statistics.

Numerous statistics culled from the CIA World Factbook, United Nations, World Health Organization, World Bank, UNESCO, etc. The two main ways to search are by the Statistics or Countries A-Z tabs at the top of the page. Statistics are grouped into about 30 major categories. The Facts and Statistics search tool allows users to more precisely identify data and compare statistics. Statistics can be explored and graphed using the site's correlation tool. Historical and current maps of the world can be printed or imported into documents.

Naxos Music Library
Vendor: Naxos

Years: vary

Updated: monthly

12 simultaneous users

streaming music; subjects: music.

Naxos Music Library is a comprehensive collection of classical music available online.  Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 94,100 CDs.  Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.  Traditional music of many countries throughout the world are featured, including Africa, Asia, North and South America. Select works by composer, artist, period, year of composition, instrument or genre. Playlists can also be created. Includes information about the works, artists and composers.

Naxos Music Library Jazz
Vendor: Naxos

Years: vary
Updated: monthly
3 simultaneous users

streaming music; subjects: music.

Naxos Music Library Jazz is a comprehensive collection of jazz available online.  Select works by labels, artist, composer or genre. Playlists can also be created. Includes information about the works, artists and composers.

NCJRS Abstracts Database
Vendor: National Criminal Justice Reference Service

Years: 1960 -

Updated: monthly

citations, abstracts; subjects: corrections, courts, drugs, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, domestic preparedness, and victims.

Contains summaries of, and bibliographic information for, more than 200,000 publications including: Federal, State, and local government reports; books; research reports; journal articles; and unpublished research.  When available, links to online full text are provided.

New York Times
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1980-

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: national and international news, plus coverage of important speeches and documents, Supreme Court decisions and presidential press conference transcripts.

Includes The New York Times; Late Edition (East Coast), New York Times Magazine, and New York Times Book Review.

New York Times
Vendor: New York Times

Years: current

Updated: daily

full text, multimedia; subjects: national and international news.

NYTimes.com Academic Passes
Members of the Puget Sound community may register, with their campus email address, for access to the New York Times web site which provides you with 24 hours of access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes apps each time you log-on.  Once registered, you may log-on to claim a ‘seat’ for 24 hours per session.  Up to 108 users may have access at the same time.

New York Times Historical Newspaper
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: Sept. 18, 1851-
Dec. 31, 2009

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: national and international news.

Includes full page images of the New York Daily Times (1851-1857) and the New York Times (1857-2009).

Newspaper Source
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: 1998-

Updated: daily

full text; citations; subjects: regional, national and international news. 

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for over 70 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), The Toronto Star and others. The database also contains selective full text for 376 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR and others.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers
Vendor: Gale

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: historical news coverage.

Digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. The newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement and illustration

Northwest Digital Archives
Vendor: NWDA

Years: n/a

Updated: continuously

index; subject:  archival descriptions.

The Northwest Digital Archives (NWDA) provides access to descriptions of primary sources in archival and manuscript collections in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Alaska, and Washington through a union database of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids. The collections may include correspondence, diaries, or photographs. Digital reproductions of primary sources are available in some cases.  Significant subject commonalities include the major economic forces in the region- agriculture, forest, products, fisheries, and natural resources; urban and rural social and progressive movements; local state, regional, and national politics; outdoor recreation; Native American language and culture; and the place of religious communities in the region.

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OAIster
Vendor: OCLC

Years: n/a

Updated: quarterly

citations, abstracts; subjects: multidisciplinary.

Indexes digital resources from open archive collections including books, articles, media, images, etc.  Developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAIPMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting).  Records include links to the resource being indexed.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Vendor: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department
of Labor

Years: current

Updated: biannually

full text; data; subjects: careers.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Vendor: Gale

Years: current

Updated: continuously

full text, citations, abstracts; subjects: social issues, current events.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context brings together information on current social issues. OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to selected websites. Included are Lexile reading levels for periodicals and an integrated national and state curriculum standards search with content correlated to the standards.

OT Search
Vendor: American Occupational Therapy Association

Years: coverage varies

Updated: n/a

citations, abstracts; subjects: occupational therapy, including rehabilitation, education, health care delivery and administration, allied health, biomedical and psychosocial issues.

OT Search the Occupational Therapy Bibliographic System provides indexing for selected monographs, proceedings, reports, doctoral dissertations, master's theses and a selection of journals and newsletters all related to occupational therapy.

Oxford African American Studies Center
Vendor: Oxford University Press

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a
3 simultaneous users

full text; subjects: African American studies.

A comprehensive collection of full text materials focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African and African American history and culture.  Contains biographies, images, primary source documents with commentaries, maps, tables and charts, thematic timelines and much more.

Oxford Art Online
Vendor: Oxford University Press

Years: varies

Updated: n/a

3 simultaneous users

full text, images; subjects:  visual arts, including painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts and photography. 

Oxford Art Online covers all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art.  It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 volumes) and gives users access to more than 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,500 images contained within Grove Art Online, as well as access to more than 5,000 entries and 500 images from the Oxford Companion to Western Art, the Concise Dictionary of Art Terms, and Oxford’s Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Thematic timelines and learning resources are also included.

Oxford English Dictionary
Vendor: Oxford University Press

Years: current

Updated: quarterly

definitions; subjects: English language.

The OED is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It contains etymologies, definitions, pronunciations, history and quotes for words in the English language.

Oxford History of Western Music
Vendor: Oxford

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

3 simultaneous users

full text; subject: history of western music.

The Oxford History of Western Music online offers an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin.  The online version includes all 1.25 million words, 500 images, and 1,800 musical examples from the updated paperback edition with sophisticated search and browse functionality designed to maximize the dynamic possibilities of online reading and research.

 

 

Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Vendor: Oxford

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

 

full text; subjects: Islamic studies.

Thanks to a 'Muslim Journeys Grant,' the University of Puget Sound has a one year subscription to 'Oxford Islamic Studies Online.'  This resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.  Encompassing over 5,000 A–Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, Oxford Islamic Studies Online offers a multi-layered reference experience designed to provide a first stop for anyone needing information and context on Islam.   For current core content titles see: http://www.oxfordislamicstudies.com/Public/about.html

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Vendor: Oxford University Press

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: foreign language dictionaries.

Fully searchable bilingual dictionaries and study materials that provide help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.  Currently includes Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish dictionaries.

Oxford Music Online
Vendor: Oxford University Press

Years: varies

Updated: n/a

3 simultaneous users

full text; subjects: world music. 

Oxford Music Online offers the ability to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. With Grove Music Online as its cornerstone, Oxford Music Online also contains The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), which provides more than 8,000 articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works; and The Oxford Dictionary of Music, 2nd edition (revised 2006).  Oxford Music Online also contains the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition (2006), devoted exclusively to popular music, EPM is a biographical encyclopedia of rock, pop, and jazz artists, covering popular music from 1900 to the present. 

Grove Music Online contains the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), and includes more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world. 

Oxford Reference Online
Vendor: Oxford University Press

Years: n/a

Updated: new editions & new titles added regularly

full text; subjects: all subject areas.

Oxford Reference Online contains the complete texts of over 200 Oxford companions, encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference titles in a fully indexed, cross-searchable database.  Included in addition to articles are images, maps, timelines, bibliographies, photographs and much more.

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Ethnic music from Africa, Asia/Pacific and North, Central and South America as well as European popular music with folk influences