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Name, Years & Updates Description

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Value Line Research Center
Vendor: Value Line

Years: n/a

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: financial information.

The Research Center includes online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.  It includes the following Value Line publications: Investment Survey (1,700 companies); Investment Survey - Small & Mid Cap Edition (1,800 companies); Database Companies (4,000 companies); Mutual Fund Survey; Daily Options Survey; Special Situations Service and the Convertibles Survey.

Vocational and Career Collection
Vendor: EBSCO

Years: n/a

Updated: n/a

full text; subjects: vocations, careers.

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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Wall Street Journal
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1984-

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: national and international financial news.

In-depth news coverage of national and international finance as well as coverage of hard news.

Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
Vendor: Washington State Legislature

Years: current

Updated: twice a month

full text; subjects:  Washington State regulations.

Washington Administrative Code (WAC) are the regulations of executive branch agencies issued by authority of statutes. Like legislation and the Constitution, regulations are a source of primary law in Washington State. The WAC codifies the regulations and arranges them by subject or agency.

 

See also:  Revised Code of Washington (RCW)

The Washington Post
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1987-

Updated: daily

full text; subjects: national and international news.

Known for its "inside-the-beltway" coverage of American politics and its investigative reporting, The Washington Post newspaper covers news from the 'other' Washington, as well as national, world and business news.

Washington State Legislature
Vendor: Washington State Legislature

Years: current

Updated: as bills are signed

full text; subjects: Washington State Legislative information.

Provides information on state senate and house members, legislative information and agencies, committee membership, bills, and other information.

Western Newsstand
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: Start dates vary by title

Updated: daily

full-text, partial full-text (title-by-title); subjects: Western States news coverage.

Western Newsstand provides access to leading newspapers from the Western Region of the United States including the states of CA, AZ, WA, OR, AK, HI, MT, ID, WY, NV, UT, CO and NM.

World DataBank
Vendor: World Bank Group

Years: 1960-

Updated: n/a

data, statistics; subjects: social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental development indicators.

An extensive collection of datasets from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators (WDI) which is the primary World Bank database for development data from officially-recognized international sources.  There are currently 46 databases available via DataBank.

World Factbook
Vendor: CIA

Years: varies

Updated: n/a

 

full text; subjects: country information. 

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. The reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

WorldCat
Vendor: OCLC

Years: varies

Updated: daily

 

citations; subjects: all subject areas.

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.  Contains, citations of books, journals and magazines, articles, websites, sound recordings, films, maps, government documents, newspapers, musical scores and more.

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Zoological Record Plus
Vendor: ProQuest

Years: 1993-

Updated: quarterly

citations, abstracts; subjects: All areas of zoology and animal sciences including: conservation and environmental science, evolution, genetics, geographical and fossil records, marine and freshwater biology, parasitology and disease, reproduction, taxonomy and systematics, veterinary studies.

The database provides references from over 4,500 international serial publications, plus books, meetings, reviews and other non serial literature from over 100 countries.  From the menu choose the year or years of the Zoological Record Plus that you'd like to search and then click "continue to search."

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