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Abbreviations and Acronyms of the U. S. Government (Full Text) (Electronic)
GovSpeak is a current list of acronyms and abbreviations of American government, created by Kelly L. Smith, former IUPUI Government Documents Librarian.

ABYZ News Links (Full Text) (Electronic)
This is a portal site which offers links to a variety of media resources on the Internet. Organized by geography, links are to pages for countries or regions of the world. Good access to newspapers and other news services.

Academic Universe (Lexis Nexis) (Full Text) (Electronic)
Provides access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.

Access World News (Full Text) (Electronic)
Search state, regional and national full-text articles with diverse source types including printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires,etc. Explore a specific issue or event or compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as business, health, education, government, history, politics and more.

AccessScience 2.0 (Full Text) (Electronic)Key Resource
The online McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology provides fast, easy and accurate access to authoritative articles in all major areas of science and technology.

Acronym Finder (Electronic)
The largest, most sophisticated and reliable acronym dictionary on the web. Includes information technology, military, government, slang and chat acronyms.

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts (Full Text) (Electronic)
A collection of public domain documents from American and English literature as well as Western philosophy.

Alternative Fuels Data Center (Full Text) (Electronic)
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC)is a vast collection of information on alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the AFDC provides information on the research and development, production, and benefits of various alternative fuels including biodiesel and ethanol.

American Civil War Newspapers (Full Text) (Electronic)
Virginia Tech website provides an archive of Civil War-era newspapers. The Macon Daily Telegraph (GA) is full-text from July 1860 to June 1865. There will be as many as 10 newspapers from the 1860s from the North, South, rural, urban, white-owned and black-owned.

American FactFinder (Electronic)
American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data come from several censuses and surveys.

American Presidency Project (Full Text)
The American Presidency Project contains messages, papers, reports, debates, and thousands of other documents of U.S. presidents such as party platforms, candidates' remarks, statements of policy, etc.

America's Top Jobs for College Graduates
Provides detailed information on 127 jobs for people with 4-year and higher degrees.

AmeriStat (Population Reference Buraeu) (Electronic)
Now adiministered by the Population Reference Bureau, this is a one-stop source for U.S. population data. This web site gives you instant summaries in graphics and text of the demographic characteristics of U.S. population, i.e. 2000 Census, Children, Education, Labor/Employment, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition (Full Text) (Electronic)
Contains genealogical information from 1.2 billion records in 3,000 databases. U.S. Federal Census from 1790, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index are included.

APA Dictionary of Psychology
Terms and concepts drawn from a diverse range of subject areas, including anthropology, computer programming, molecular and population biology, pharmacology, physics, and statistics.

Applied Science and Technology Index
A printed index to the contents of periodicals in science and technology. Coverage 1958-1996.

Army Field Manuals (Full Text) (Electronic)
Army field manuals are current. Full text is offered in PDF format.

Article First (Electronic)
Includes items listed on the table of contents pages of journals. Describes one article, news story, letter, or other item from a journal in each record. Coverage 1990-present.

ArXiv.org (Full Text) (Electronic)
Open access to over 452,000 full-text articles in the areas of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology and Statistics.

Associates Programs Source (Full Text) (Electronic)
Designed specifically for junior & community colleges with a primary focus on disciplines of study within associate degrees and certification programs. Coverage includes: accounting, agriculture, graphic arts, journalism, etc.

ASTM Standards (Full Text) (Electronic)Key Resource
Full-text of the ASTM Standards published by the American Society for Testing and Materials. The standards cover active, redline, and historical standards. They are in PDF format.

AT&T Directories (Electronic)
Find a person, business, reverse lookup telephone, toll-free number, web site, and additional information about AT&T services.

Atlas of the Universe (Electronic)
Interactive multilevel 3-dimensional maps of the universe. Includes glossary and links to map-related websites.

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Background Notes (Full Text) (Electronic)
U.S. Dept. of State provides overview information of U.S.-country relations from a diplomatic perspective.

Bartleby Library: Great Books Online (Full Text) (Electronic)
Includes full-text materials in the public domain "made available free to the public for educational purposes." The poems, plays, speeches, etc. have been carefully edited to ensure accuracy of data entry.

Bartlett's Familiar Quotations (Full Text) (Electronic)
Online access to the famous print source. Includes famous quotes by people of all nations from ancient times to the present.

BBC News: Country Profiles (Electronic)
This resource provides concise information on countries, territories and select international organizations.

Bible Gateway (Full Text) (Electronic)
Search the Bible in nine languages and multiple Bible versions.

Biography Index
An index of biographical information printed in books and magazine articles. Coverage 1946-1996. 

Book Review Digest
Citations and excerpts of reviews of fiction and nonfiction books. Coverage 1906-present.

Book Review Index
Use this index to find book reviews in magazines and journals.

Books in Print with Book Reviews (Full Text) (Electronic)
A comprehensive database of books in and out of print in the English speaking world. Book reviews are from such sources as Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, and Publisher's Weekly. Renewal is in process.

Boston African Americana Project (Electronic)
This website on African American history in Boston contains over 500 items, spanning the years 1770 to 1950. Included are PDF files and transcriptions. Topics covered include slavery, abolition, Civil War and rural life.

BrainTrack - College & University Directory (Electronic)
Lists over 10,000 higher education institutions in 194 countries and is continually updated with new schools and education resources.

Browsetopics.gov
Browse Topics is a pathway to Federal Web sites. Searchable by subject areas or by newest, featured, or most popular sites. The list is compiled by Federal Depository Librarians, and the US Government Printing Office.

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Calculators On-Line Center (Electronic)
Links to thousands of different types of online calculators.

Cambridge University Press (Full Text) (Electronic)
This publisher provides full text for over 100 journals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. You can conduct searches, view tables of contents, and view abstracts for all journals on the site.

Car and Driver (Full Text) (Electronic)
Companion web site to the popular print magazine "Car and Driver." Offers its Buyers Guide, comparison tests, reviews on new cars, costs of used cars, photos and profiles of cars unveiled at shows.

Catalog, Preston Library (Electronic)
An index to the contents of Preston Library. You can search by author, title, subject or keyword, see what new materials have arrived (Featured Lists) and customize your information needs (MyLibrary).

Catholic Encyclopedia (Full Text) (Electronic)
Over 11,000 authoritative articles on all aspects of Catholicism. Also useful for questions relating to literature, history, philosophy, and art.

Center for Systemic Peace (Full Text)
Developed at the Center for Global Policy (George Mason University), this site supports scientific research and quantitative analysis in many issue areas related to the fundamental problems of violence in both human relations and societal development.

Chase's Calendar of Events
Comprehensive yearbook identifies special events, holidays, federal and state observances, religious celebrations, historical anniversaries, celebrity birthdays, and more.

Chronicle of Higher Education (Full Text) (Electronic)
Access the current issue of this weekly newspaper. Also see employment ads in all areas of higher education.

CIA World Factbook (Full Text) (Electronic)
Basic facts about all countries in the world. Includes maps, statistics, and much more.

City Town Information (Electronic)
Find statistics and indexes on thousands of cities, towns and villages across the United States.

CNET Shareware (Electronic)
The Computer Network provides this powerful tool for searching for and downloading freeware and shareware on the Internet. Good for getting an overview of what's considered the best and what's most popular - on all platforms. More than 250,000 files.

Code of Virginia (Full Text) (Electronic)
An online resource containing all existing Virginia state laws.

Code of Virginia
A multi-volume set containing all existing Virginia state laws.

College and University Rankings (Electronic)
The purpose of this University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign web site is only to draw together and provide context to various ranking services regarding colleges and universities.

Color Landform Atlas of the United States (Full Text) (Electronic)
There are links to each of the 50 states, to US maps, to background information about the maps, to an elevation key for relief maps, to other web sites that use this web site.

Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry
An excellent way to find poems that are printed in collections and anthologies.

Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World
An tool for finding the specific locations of places, regions, geographical features, and much more.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (Full Text) (Electronic)
Provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.

Compendex (Electronic)
The most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature, containing references to over 5000 engineering journals and conferences. Online version of "Engineering Index." Coverage 1884-present.

Constitution Finder (Full Text)
Provides a listing of constitutions, charters, amendments, and related documents for 211 governmental entities worldwide. Maintained by the Richmond School of Law, University of Richmond.

Consumer Health Complete (Full Text) (Electronic)
This database is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Topics covered: aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs and alcohol, fitness, nutrition and dietetics, children's health, men and women's health, and more.

Contemporary Authors (Full Text) (Electronic)
This biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers is integrated in the database, "Literature Resource Center" produced by Thomson Gale.

Contemporary Women's Issues (Full Text) (Electronic)
A multidisciplinary, full-text database that brings together relevant content from mainstream periodicals, "gray" literature, and the alternative press -- with a focus on the critical issues and events that influence women's lives in more than 190 countries.

Country Studies/Area Handbooks (Full Text) (Electronic)
The on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress under the Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army.

County Road Map Atlas, Commonwealth of Virginia
This oversized atlas provides excellent coverage of county roads throughout Virginia.

CQ Global Researcher (Full Text) (Electronic)
Reports are definitive, in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints and include sections as "current situation," "pro-con," and a new feature called "voices from abroad." Coverage 2007 - present.

CQ Researcher (Full Text) (Electronic)
Explores a single "hot" issue in the news in-depth and nonbiased. Topics range from social and teen issues to environment, economics, politics, science and technology. Library covers 1967-1996 in print and 1991 to date online.

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Full Text) (Electronic) Key Resource
Online availability to the most recent edition, which enables quick and easy access to everything the "Handbook" has to offer a student.

Credo Reference (Full Text) (Electronic)
Provides access to 100 reference books. Find information in encyclopedias, dictionaries, factbooks and more.

C-SPAN (Full Text) (Electronic)
The C-SPAN networks are committed to televising the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate when they are in session. It covers congressional hearings, White House press briefings, speeches, and other important public affairs events.

Current Time (Electronic)
U.S. Naval Observatory Master Time.

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Dictionary of Computer and Internet Words
An essential reference for computer and Internet users that contains precise definitions for core vocabulary of today's technology.

Dictionary of Philosophical Terms and Names (Full Text) (Electronic)
Created by Garth Kemerling for undergraduates studying philosophy. Definitions are clear and concise. Biographical entries may include portraits.

Digital Book Index (Full Text) (Electronic)
Digital Book Index provides access to more than 65,000 titles records. It is the sole index that gathers both commercial and non-commercial eBooks from more than 1800 publishers and private publishing organizations.

Directory of Military Bases in the U.S.
A comprehensive directory with basic information on the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve and Joint Service Installations, and more.

Dolan DNA Learning Center (Electronic)
This site serves as a portal to educational and lab sites focusing on DNA. The individual sites give users a multimedia and interactive approach to learning about topics such as genetically based diseases, the American Eugenics Movement and genetically modified foods.

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Ebsco Host (Electronic)
Access to EBSCOhost Web (leads to databases), Consumer Health Complete, and Salud en Espanol.

EDGAR Database (Full Text) (Electronic)
Financial information disclosed by U.S. corporations to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Edmund's True Market Value (Full Text) (Electronic)
"The best consumer automotive content on the Web." Free pricing information on new and used cars. Editorial reviews of every new car that hits the market. And consumer ratings and reviews on new and used vehicles.

Electronic Embassy (Electronic)
Links to all Foreign Embassies in the Washington D.C. area, as well as Information on the D.C. diplomatic community.

Electronic Text Center Collection (UVA) (Full Text) (Electronic)
Includes approximately 70,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in thirteen languages, with more than 350,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, etc.)

Encyclopaedia Britannica (Full Text) (Electronic)
An online version of one of the most popular general encyclopedias.

Encyclopaedia Britannica (New)
An authoritative general encyclopedia covering a wide variety of topics. A good starting place for researchers.

Encyclopedia of Evolution
Fundamental concepts and definitions, theories, genetics, molecular evolution, bioinformatics and genomics, taxonomy, social evolution, cell and developmental biology, human cultural and biological evolution, paleontology, mathematical modelling, and the evolutionary basis of disease.

Encyclopedia of Psychology (print)Key Resource
Over 1,500 encyclopedia entries (inlcuding biograhies)in all areas of psychology and the related fields of sociology, social work, nursing, and allied health.

Encyclopedia of the American Constitution
Expert descriptions of the impact and significance of hundreds of key constitutional court cases.

Encyclopedia Virginia (Full Text) (Electronic)
An interactive reference work about Virginia. Continuously updated. Links cross-reference between articles. Users may browse and search (basic and advanced search functionality).

ENGnetBASE (Full Text) (Electronic) Key Resource
CRC Press created this database which provides access to its handbooks. An excellent resource for engineers and scientists.

Europa World Plus (Full Text) (Electronic)
Online version of the "Europa World Year Book" and Europa Regional Surveys of the World series. It provides current background and covers political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories.

Europa World Year Book
Concise, up-to-date descriptions of countries throughout the world, including recent history, governments, economic affairs, education, defense, demographics, populations and much more.

European Library (Electronic)
The European Library webservice is a portal which offers access to the combined resources (books, magazines, journals, etc., both digital and non-digital) of 48 national libraries of Europe. It offers free searching and delivers digital objects - some free, some priced.

Eurostat (Electronic)
A searchable collection of statistics from the European Union that includes Economy and Finance; Population & Social Conditions; Industry, Trade & Services; Agriculture & Fisheries; External Trade; Environment & Energy; and Science & Technology.

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Factiva (Full Text) (Electronic)
A Web-based news and business information service. For the first time, the universally indexed, combined content sets from both Dow Jones Interactive and Reuters Business Briefing are available.

Facts on File (Full Text) (Electronic)
Online "Facts on File Yearbook" answers questions about news events, statistics and people. Select either database - "World News Digest" or "Issues & Controversies" - to find domestic or international information.

Facts on File Encyclopedia of Science
This 2-volume encyclopedia offers broad coverage of science-related topics. Alongside the alphabetical entries, there are links to web sites to facilitate further research; brief biographies and quotes from scientists; chronologies, tables, diagrams, etc.

Facts on File Yearbook
Key events in world news compiled from news sources. Coverage 1941-2001. Online edition covers 1941 to present.

Familydoctor.org (Electronic)
All of the information has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians. Covers general information about health, personal health care and treatment of an illness.

Fedforms (Full Text) (Electronic)
Forms from federal agencies are often hard to track down. This site provides easy access to forms of 500 most popular government services. Fedforms is searchable by title and agency. Includes IRS, social security, FEMA, VA, etc.

Find It Virginia (Full Text) (Electronic)
Collection of databases that provide access to resources such as newspapers, magazine articles and books. Available 24X7. Web site created to ensure all residents of the Commonwealth have equal access to essential resources for lifelong learning. Public library card is necessary for full access.

FindLaw (Full Text) (Electronic)
One of the best starting points on the Web for legal research. Full text searchable database of all law reviews and journals on the Internet. Updated daily.

FindLaw Constitutional Law Center (Full Text) (Electronic)
A leading legal Web site dedicated to the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court.

FirstSearch Databases (Electronic)
A group of databases covering a variety of academic disciplines, including "WorldCat," a listing of library holdings of all libraries participating in OCLC.

Forced Migration Online (FMO) (Full Text)
FMO provides instant access to online sources (textual and pictorial) about people displaced by either conflicts or natural disasters.

Foreign Exchange Rates (Electronic)
The Interactive Currency Table allows you to create cross-rate tables based in the currency of your choice, using current or historical rates.

Forvo (Electronic)
The world's largest pronunciation guide, with over 428,000 words and 380,000 pronunciations (hyperlinks to sound files) in more than 200 languages. An interactive site, users may register and ask for pronunciations and submit pronunciations in their language, as well as share with twitter and facebook.

FSI Language Courses (Full Text)
Provides easy access to language courses developed by the Foreign Service Institute. Users may select from 39 languages, with new materials frequently added. Most languages provide access to printed textbooks and online audio.

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Gale Encyclopedia of American Law (Full Text) (Electronic)
Online, new edition of formerly West's Encyclopedia of American Law which covers leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents.

Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology (Electronic)
Covers the entire spectrum of psychology, including: notable people, theories and terms; landmark case studies and experiments; applications of psychology in advertising, medicine and sports; and career information.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Full Text) (Electronic)
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. The fifteen reference works include: St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Contemporary Novelists, and The Gale Encyclopedias of U.S. Economic History, Medicine, and Psychology.

Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) (Electronic)
U.S. Geological Survey is responsible for this web site. You can find up-to-date information on locations in the United States and its territories.

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History (Full Text) (Electronic)
The Gilder Lehrman Collection contains more than 60,000 documents detailing the political and social history of the United States. The collection's holdings include manuscript letters, diaries, maps, photographs, printed books and pamphlets ranging from 1493 through modern times.

Gold Rush (Electronic)
An online resource for searching over eight thousand electronic journals that provide free full text content. Search by keyword, title, or subject.

Government Information Online (GIO) (Electronic)
GIO is a virtual reference desk for government information administered by GPO. There are 30 depository libraries working together on this pilot project (2005) to answer your questions.

GovTrack (Electronic)
Use GovTrack to keep tabs on your representatives in Congress (US and state) or to research pending legislation that might impact your life or business.

GPO Access (Electronic)
Official Web site for this service of the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) that provides free electronic access to important information products produced by the Federal Government. Links to the "Congressional Record" and "Federal Register."

Grant Opportunities (Electronic)
SPIN Global Suite is the world's #1 funding opportunities database. Find information for grants, fellowships and scholarships. INSTRUCTIONS: Click on Client Login located at the top of the screen. After CLIENT LOGIN TO: click on New SPIN. Now you are ready to search the database.

Guide to Law Online (Full Text) (Electronic)
Provides useful and reliable publicly accessible online sites of law and government information. Arranged by U.S., Nations, International and Multinational, and Subjects.

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HeritageQuest (Full Text)
The database for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.

Historic Documents (Full Text) (Electronic)
This full-text database provides access to primary sources about significant events of the year. These documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions. Coverage begins with 1972.

Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century (Full Text) (Electronic)
Find links arranged chronologically and topically. Map topics include colonial empires, wars, and battle sites. 20th-Century major concerns cover government, population and cities. Last updated 2003.

Historical Statistics of the United States (Full Text) (Electronic)
This Millennial Edition Online (updates 1975 paper edition) is a compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources expanded to include over 37,000 data series and dozens of new topics,i.e. slavery, American Indians, and poverty.

Hoover's Online (Electronic)
A source of free company information and breaking financial news, though some areas of this site are fee-based.

HowStuffWorks (Electronic)
An excellent starting place for finding information about unfamiliar technologies.

Humanities: A Selective Guide to Information Sources
A comprehensive guide to humanities information resources, which includes "access chapters" describing important collections, research centers and organizations. Contains author/title and subject/keyword indexes.

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iCivilEngineer (Full Text) (Electronic)
Portal site for civil engineering-related information available on the internet.

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Image Quest (Electronic)
Access nearly 3 million rights-cleared images from over 50 of the best collections in the world! Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary imagery.

In the First Person
The index to English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. From archives, repositories, publishers, and individuals, there are indexed first person narratives that are publicly available on the Web.

INCORE Internet Country Guides (Full Text) (Electronic)
INCORE (Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity) created these guides to provide scholarly information on conflict and ethnicity, specific to particular countries and regions.

Infoplease.com (Full Text) (Electronic)
Facts, figures, maps, definitions and current events information are available at this web site, which combines a dictionary, encyclopedia, almanacs and more. From the publishers of the Information Please Almanac.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) (Electronic)
The Digital Daily features all sorts of tax links of the IRS: tax statistics, tax information for you, forms and publications, and more.

International Directory of Company Histories (Full Text) (Electronic)Key Resource
This major reference work brings together histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. Volumes are in paper (1-109) located in reference and all are accessible online.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (Full Text)
Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.

Internet Acronym Server (Electronic)
Contains common acronyms and abbreviations.

Internet Movie Database (Electronic)
Find information about motion pictures and TV movies from this web site. Search by title,cast/crew name, character name, keyword and other options.

Internet Public Library (Full Text) (Electronic)
First public library of and for the Internet community. The public can locate, evaluate, select, organize, describe, and create quality information resources that are on the Internet.

Investment FAQ (Electronic)
Answers frequently asked questions about basic investing.

Issues & Controveries (Full Text) (Electronic)
This "Facts on File" database provides information about today's crucial issues in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. Coverage 1999 to present

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JSTOR (Full Text) (Electronic)
Searchable backfiles of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Coverage varies but begins with vol. 1, issue 1 and runs up to the most recent few years.

JSTOR Plant Science (Full Text) (Electronic)
JSTOR created this database for the study of global plants. Content includes plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related resources such as correspondence, maps, paintings, photographs and other images for people interested in plant science.

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LANIC: Latin America Network Information Center (Electronic)
The premiere Web-based information center for Latin America. Sponsored by the Institute of Latin American Studies at the university of Texas, the information is browsable by subject or country.

LexisNexis Academic (Full Text) (Electronic)
This database provides full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options.

Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII) (Electronic)
The Librarians' Index to the Internet (LII) and Internet Public Library (IPL) websites merged in 2010 to become "ipl2," a searchable, annotated subject directory of more than 10,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians for their usefulness to library users.

Library Catalog, Preston Library (Electronic)
An index to the contents of Preston Library. Search by author, title, subject or keyword.

Library of Congress (Electronic)
The Library of Congress web site provides access to the library's collection, government resources, and research tools.

Literature Online (Full Text) Key Resource
A full library of up-to-date, fully searchable criticism and reference resources in addition to the full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the seventh century to the present day.

Literature Resource Center (Full Text) (Electronic)
This literary database gives student researchers access to more than 120,000 literary figures from all time periods and all literary genres. Online access to "Contemporary Authors," "Dictionary of Literary Biography," and other criticism sets.

Living Internet (Electronic)
A comprehensive Internet resource, which offers hundreds of intrasite links and thousands of external links woven into its narrative. A text-based site with many nuggets of history about the Internet, first published in 2000 and updated in November, 2009.

Local Times Around the World (Electronic)
Lists standard local times all over the world.

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Map Collection (U. Texas at Austin) (Electronic)
More than 230,000 maps (.jpg and .gif) covering all areas of the world.

Mapping Census 2000: Geography of U.S. Diversity (Full Text) (Electronic)
"Census 2000 data in this report are based on the U.S. Census Bureau Redistricting (PL 94-171) Summary File...Use of this source limits the report themes to total population, race and ethnicity, and population under age 18..."

MapQuest (Electronic)
Need directions to a location in the U.S.? This is a great source. Sometimes the "recommended" route of travel is not the most efficient, however.

Maps - Blank and Outline (Full Text) (Electronic)
Blank & Outline Maps - This collection includes printable outline maps of the world, continents, regions, countries, the states of the U.S., and the provinces of Canada. Maps are free "for educational or personal use at home or in the classroom."

MasterFILE Premier (Full Text) (Electronic)
Multidisciplinary database providing full text general reference publications dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Also includes nearly full text reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.

Medical Dictionary (Full Text) (Electronic)
MedTerms.com Medical Dictionary is a premier resource for health and medical terms. 100% doctor-produced by MedicineNet.com. A quick and easy-access, reliable reference for anyone interested in health issues.

Merck Manual Home Edition (Full Text) (Electronic)
A free, consumer friendly edition of the Merck Manual.

Merriam-Webster Online (Full Text) (Electronic)
Based on the Webster 10th Collegiate edition, 1993. Over 160,000 entries. Each word is accompanied by definition, pronunciation, usage, grammatical function, and a brief etymology. Includes a thesaurus.

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary Online (Full Text) (Electronic)
This visual dictionary is an interactive dictionary with an innovative approach. From the image to the word and its definition, the visual diction is an all-in-one reference.

Middle English Compendium (Electronic)
The Middle English Compendium is designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.

Milestone Documents in American History (Full Text) (Electronic)
Online access to explore primary sources that shaped U. S. history. Coverage: 1763-2003

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (Electronic)
Provides bibliographic records of U.S. Government information resources. Use it to link to Federal agency online resources or identify materials distributed to Federal Depository Libraries. Coverage 1994 - present.

Morningstar Library Edition (Full Text) (Electronic)
Provides up to date investment information. Access is restricted to ONE user at a time.

My Virginia (Electronic)
This is the official home page of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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National Atlas of the United States of America (Full Text) (Electronic)
This updated National Atlas is designed to provide a reliable summary of national-scale geographical information. It includes both electronic and paper map products and it exploits information presentation, access,and delivery technologies.

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) (Electronic)
NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) maintains the world's largest climate data archive and provides climatological services and data to every sector of the United States economy and to users worldwide.

National Jukebox (Electronic)
Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. The Jukebox includes recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation and other contributing libraries and archives.

National Public Radio (NPR) Online (Electronic)
Access NPR's programs from its web site.

National Weather Service (Electronic)
Portal to weather information including forecasts, warnings and observations from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

Naval Historical Center (Electronic)
Official military Web site for US naval history. This site connects users electronically to resources available at the Naval Historical Center located at the Washington Navy Yard.

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
This comprehensive dictionary of music provides major biographies, new topics such as deconstructionism, postmodernism, gender and more, popular instruments, new 20th-century composers and performers.

New York Review of Books (Electronic)
Online edition of this premier literary magazine which provides excerpts of book reviews from 1963 to the current issue.

New York Times (1851 - 2008) (Full Text) (Electronic)
Full-text articles of The New York Times covering the period of Sept. 18, 1851 to Dec. 31, 2008.

New York Times (1980 - current date) (Full Text) (Electronic)
Full-text articles of the national newspaper, The New York Times, covering the period of 1980 to the current date.

New York Times Index
A comprehensive index to articles appearing in the New York Times from 1851-1992.

NewsVoyager (Full Text) (Electronic)
The ultimate "newspaper portal," a comprehensive gateway to newspaper Web Sites around the world. It provides access to local information online, including news, classifieds, arts, entertainment guides, community information, sports, and much more.

NSSN Standards (Electronic)
Information for more than 300,000 approved standards from the ANSI-sponsored National Standards System Network (NSSN).

NTC's American Idioms Dictionary
This is a dictionary of form and meaning to be used by lifelong speakers of English as well as the new-to-Englisher learner. Use the Phrase-Finder Index that identifies any expression from a single keyword.

NYPL Digital Gallery (Electronic)
New York Public Library provides access to over 300,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in its collections.

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On This Day: Today's Highlights in History (Full Text) (Electronic)
Presents news and events from the day in history, with links to articles, obituaries, and cartoons. Includes current and historical birthdays, and browsable archive. From The New York Times Learning Network.

Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence (Full Text) (Electronic)
This online encyclopedia of genocide and mass violence includes access points such as case studies, a glossary and chronological indexes. Portions of the site are in Spanish, French, and Arabic as well as other languages, though all articles are in English.

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Electronic)
Provides a comprehensive survey of current biochemistry and molecular biology. Find details of biochemical substances and the processes in which they are involved, define methods and concepts in molecular biology.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History
Descriptions of seaports around the world, the stories of such leaders as Captain Cook and the pirate Barbarossa, sea wars between nations, the technical features of ships and navigation, and the many writers and painters associated with sea scenes and tales. Many entries are biographical. Illustrated.

Oxford English Dictionary
Printed version of the Oxford English Dictionary, second edition. Contains definitions for words English language words and information on word origins and histories.

Oxford English Dictionary (Full Text) (Electronic)
The online version of the Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, contains definitions for English language words and information on word origins and histories. Updated quarterly.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online (Full Text) (Electronic)
Encompassing over 3,500 reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines. Areas of interest are global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

Oxford Reference Online (Full Text) (Electronic)
Oxford Reference Online brings together over 100 fully searchable reference works. Frequently updated, all disciplines will find this resource useful.

Oxford Text Archive (Full Text) (Electronic)
The Oxford Text Archive hosts Literature, Languages and Linguistics and collects, catalogs, and preserves high-quality electronic texts for research and teaching. The OTA currently distributes more than 2000 resources in over 20 different languages, and is actively working to extend its catalog of holdings.

Oxford University Press (Full Text) (Electronic)
Online access to over 184 periodical titles in the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. Full text of these online journals is available for the past several years.

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PAIR: Portal to Asian Internet Resources (Full Text) (Electronic)
PAIR brings together a scholarly group of Internet materials. Well organized and easy to use, this Portal will provide English and foreign language links covering Asia from Turkey to Japan.

PBS Video Collection (Streaming Videos) (Electronic)
PBS video collection 498 videos. Each video has a low and a high bandwidth link. Low bandwidth recommended for off Post viewing and high for on Post. Requires Quicktime Player. Log on to the VMI Network required. Videos are also accessible through the Libary's online catalog. Keyword search on "pbs video viva".

PC Webopedia (Full Text) (Electronic)
The only online dictionary and search engine you need for computer and Internet technology. Definitions include hot links to related terms and current Web articles.

Population Reference Bureau (Full Text)
This is a one-stop source for U.S. population data. This web site gives you instant summaries in graphics and text of the demographic characteristics of U.S. population, i.e. 2000 Census, Children, Education, Labor/Employment, and more.

ProCon.org (Full Text) (Electronic)
An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public charity which provide pros and cons on diverse controversial topics with facts and quotations from thousands of experts.

ProQuest Congressional (Full Text) (Electronic)
Comprehensive U.S. legislative information from Congressional Information Service (CIS)and LexisNexis now provided by ProQuest. Also find legislative histories.

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Quote DB--The Quotations Database (Full Text)
Searchable quotation database of thousands of quotes from hundreds of authors. The database contains numerous subjects, speeches, and groups.

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RAND Reports (Full Text) (Electronic)
RAND Organization's Web site offers information for the improvement of policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. Recently published reports/journals are available in full-text.

Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
Indexes articles from a core list of popular magazines held by most college and public libraries. Coverage 1900-present.

Recovery.Gov (Electronic)
Recovery.gov is the U.S. government’s official website providing easy access to data related to Recovery Act spending and allows for the reporting of potential fraud, waste, and abuse.

RefWorks (Electronic)
This is a bibliographic management program that you can use to create your own personal database of references. Later you can format your references in any style including APA, MLA, Chicago and more.

Register of Former Cadets
A directory of all students to matriculate (enroll) at VMI from 1842 to 2005. Provides brief information about cadets.

Revolution Health Center (Electronic)
Virginia employees and their families can use this online health and wellness resource. Find online tools like a BMI calculator, health assessments and a Symptom Checker. Set up and maintain a secure, personal online health record.

Roget's Thesaurus (Electronic)
Synonyms and antonyms to English-language words from the 1911 edition of this popular thesaurus. Quick Keys and FireFox plugins available.

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Safari Books (Full Text) (Electronic)
Online reference library for IT professionals. Contains the full-text for hundreds of programming and business e-books.

Salary Calculator  (Electronic)
Use this calculator to compare the cost of living in hundreds of U.S. and international cities.

Salem History (Full Text) (Electronic)
Access the contents of "Milestone Documents" and "Weapons & Warfare" for historical topics.

Salud en Espanol (Full Text) (Electronic)
Spanish edition of the "Consumer Health Complete." Provides overviews on diseases, conditions, procedures and various treatments. Topics covered are first aid, infant/child care and illness, aging and wellness.

SCHEV - State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (Full Text) (Electronic)
This Virginia coordinating body for higher education "promotes the development of an educationally and economically sound, vigorous, progressive, and coordinated system of higher education."

Scholarly Societies Project (Electronic)
Links to the web sites of scholarly history societies around the world.

Science Accelerator (Full Text)
A gateway to science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy.

SPIN (Electronic)
Find information about grants, fellowships and scholarships in SPIN, the world's largest database of funding opportunities. INSTRUCTIONS: See CLIENT LOGIN TO: located at the top of the screen. Click on SPIN. Now you can search the database.

State and County Quick Facts (Electronic)
U.S. Census Bureau presents this easy-to-use web site for comparative data of each state and county arranged in three groups: people, business and geography.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The "National Data Book" published annually contains statistics on social, political and economic organization of the U.S.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Full Text) (Electronic)
Statistics on social, economic, and international subjects. Includes state rankings

Study Abroad Directory (Electronic)
This web site offers extensive and up-to-date information concerning thousands of academic programs, overseas universities, study abroad programs, and language schools around the world.

Supreme Court Collection (Full Text) (Electronic)
Opinions of the court since May 1990 with links to many other resources.

Switchboard (Electronic)
Over 10 million business and residential addresses and phone numbers.

Synonym | Antonym Finder (Electronic)
A handy synonym and antonym tool.

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Tax Forms - IRS (Full Text) (Electronic)
Current year forms and publications.

Tax Forms - States (Full Text) (Electronic)
The Federation of Tax Adminstrators provide direct links to state tax forms.

Tax Forms - Virginia (Full Text) (Electronic)
Virginia Department of Taxation's website is designed to provide you with easy access to a variety of online services and information about taxes in Virginia.

Tax Forms - WorldWideWeb (Full Text) (Electronic)
Comprehensive US Tax directory on the Web

Telephone Directories on the Web (Electronic)
Telephone directories from around the world organized by country and by type of directory.

Timetables of History
A chronology of famous events and discoveries from 4500 B.C. to 1990.

Today's Events (Electronic)
Provides facts about today, including events and information about other calendars.

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U.S. Census Bureau (Electronic)
Offers one of the largest collections of readily accessible social, demographic and economic statistics. Site is arranged by topic such as Census 2000, people, geography, etc.

U.S. Gazetteer (Electronic)
Sponsored by the Census Bureau, this site gives basic information (compiled from Census data from 1990 and 2000) about cities and towns in the U.S., including: location, zip codes, population, maps and some population statistics.

U.S. Government Telephone and Email Directories (Electronic)
This online resource presents government agency contact information. Organized by topic, type of contact info, and organization.

U.S. Newspaper Program (Electronic)
Presents information about "a cooperative national effort among the states and the federal government to locate, catalog, and preserve on microfilm newspapers published in the United States from the eighteenth century to the present." Browse by state to locate contact information and Web links for specific collections.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Full Text) (Electronic)
Patents dated from 1976 to present.

U.S. Postal Service (Electronic)
Zip codes of businesses and residences across the country, as well as information needed to use the USPS for shipping items.

Ulrich's Periodicals Directory (Full Text) (Electronic)
This is the "global source" for information about journals, magazines, newsletters, newspapers, and more. Current publishers, addresses, telephone numbers, status of indexing services, etc.

UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Global and internationally comparable statistics on education, science, culture and communication.

United Nations Cartographic Section  (Full Text) (Electronic)
Over 100 general maps of the world available in PDF format. Browse by either region or country. Also available are maps of deployment of U.N. peacekeeping operations. Requires Acrobat Reader.

United States Government Manual
Official handbook of the United States Federal government. Covers all agencies of the Federal government and includes biographical information.

United States Newspapers (Full Text) (Electronic)
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers.

Universal Currency Converter (Electronic)
Up-to-date currency conversions for most countries in the world, APL Stock Ticker Symbol Search and more.

Universities Worldwide (Electronic)
Provides links to over 8400 universities in over 200 countries, including the U.S. Search by keyword, country, or state. The list is based on the "World List of Universities 1997" published by the International Association of Universities (IAU). Entries link to the official college Web sites.

USA.gov (Electronic)
This is the Web portal for the United States Federal Government. It serves as the "first resource to find any government information on the Internet, with topics ranging from business and economy to money and benefits to science and technology."

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Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia
Concise yet comprehensive coverage of all areas of science. New articles reveal advances in medicine, artifical intelligence, space science; new biographical information on 20th-century scientists.

VaStat (Full Text) (Electronic)
A great web directory resource, which contains hundreds of links to over 30 topics concerning Virginia and the United States. Topics include banking, demographics, earnings, employment, finance, income, and more.

Vault (Full Text) (Electronic)
Contains career guides, industry guides, employer profiles, company profiles, cover letter and resume examples, interviewing advice, and general help in finding employment. Cadets can access "Vault" by clicking on its link at end of page.
Requires VMI network username/password to login.

VideoLectures.net (Electronic)
A portal to video lectures (primarily in science fields) collected from presentations at conferences and events around the world. Topics range from basics of probability and statistics to Lagrange Equations.

Virginia Atlas and Gazetteer
An oversize map of Virginia shows roads, topography, landmarks, hunting/fishing/camping grounds and much more.

Virginia Building & Code Officials Association (Full Text) (Electronic)
Official web site of this statewide organization of building safety professionals provides full-text access to engineering codes used in Virginia.

Virginia Genealogy (Full Text)
A Guide to Genealogical Resources at the University of Virginia also contains helpful information on how to do genealogical research. The site contains sections on maps, suggested web sites devoted to genealogy, and a new section entitled Help for Beginning Genealogists.

Virginia Heritage (Full Text) (Electronic)
A union database of finding aids to archival and manuscripts collections in thirteen Virginia repositories. The contents of the database represent only a small percentage of each institution's holdings.

Virginia Military Institute Weather (Electronic)
Up to date weather information and live camera of the VMI parade ground.

Virginia Newspapers (Full Text) (Electronic)
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with a collection of full-text newspapers from Virginia.

Virginia State Board of Elections (Electronic)
This bipartisan agency maintains a centralized database of state-wide voter registration and election related data for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Provides absentee ballot information.

Virginia State Climatology Office (Electronic)
Comprehensive weather and climate information for Virginia.

Virginia Statistical Abstract
Detailed statistical information on a wide range of subjects related to Virginia and its subdivisions.

Virginia Telephone Directories
Ask at the circulation desk for the yellow and white page directories of cities in Virginia.

Virtual Reference Shelf (Electronic)
Compiled by Library of Congress, this web site is a collection of links to Internet sites organized into about thirty subject divisions, including public and university library links organized by state, city, and county.

Visuwords Online Graphical Dictionary (Electronic)
Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Learn how words associate.

Voter Information (Full Text) (Electronic)
This is an user friendly federal web site that provides state-by-state access to voter registration and how to acquire an absentee ballot.

Voter Registration (Electronic)
This fee-based service prepares all voter registration forms needed to register in your state - pre-filled with the information you provide. Carefully read the terms of this service.

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Wars of the age of Louis XIV, 1650-1715 : an encyclopedia of global warfare and civilization
Concentrates on global warfare during the age of Louis XIV, with entries on the events, social conditions, types of weaponry, warfare economies and professional military standards that were prevalent. Detailed maps of the primary battles of this period are included.

Weapons & Warfare (Full Text) (Electronic)
Contains more than 140 essays that provide information about weaponry, tactics, and models of warfare since ancient times and examine the way they have been expressed socially, politically, and artistically. There is online access from the catalog or the database "Salem History."

Web of Online Dictionaries (Electronic)
Links to over 400 online dictionaries of all types.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1828 and 1913) (Electronic)
Use this site to look up words from two historical editions of Webster's Dictionary.

Wiley Online Library (Full Text) (Electronic)
Formerly Blackwell Synergy, this database provides access to over 4 million articles from 1500 journals and 9000 books. The subjects include Medicine, Science, Social Science and the Humanities. Coverage begins with 1997 to present.

Words On War: Military Quotations from Ancient Times to the Present
A collection of quotes on military and naval affairs from ancient times to the present.

World Almanac and Book of Facts
A quick reference guide to facts, statistics and other information.

World Almanacs (Full Text) (Electronic)
Includes the contents of the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids.

World Bank - WDI (Electronic)
World Development Indicators (WDI) provides a comprehensive selection of economic, social and environmental indicators, drawing on data from the World Bank and more than 30 partner agencies. The database covers more than 900 indicators for 210 economies with data back to 1960.

World News (Full Text) (Electronic)
Access full-text newspaper articles from the World.

World News Digest (Full Text) (Electronic)
This "Facts on File" database provides full-text articles of domestic and international news. Covers major political, social and economic events since November 1940.

World of Scientific Biography (Electronic)
Searchable database of biographical information, including 1,071 entries, 2,144 cross-references, 222 figures (as of January, 2010). Brief entries also include references. Compiled by scientist Eric Weisstein with help from the internet community.

WorldCat (Electronic) Key Resource
An index to 49 million titles cataloged by OCLC member libraries around the world. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 11th century, books, media, serials and Internet sources.

WorldWideScience
This is "a global science gateway -- accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals." Search scientific articles by title, author, keyword, and date.

WorldWideWeb Tax (Full Text) (Electronic)
This comprehensive U. S. Tax directory provides links to IRS forms, instructions and publications.

WWWebster Thesaurus (Full Text) (Electronic)
A searchable online thesaurus provided by Merriam-Webster.

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Zip Code Lookup (Electronic)
This database lets you get a list of all ZIP codes in a city, county, or area code. You can also search by ZIP code and get the city, county, and area code.

Zip Codes -- U. S. Postal Service (Electronic)
Find 5-digit and +4 digit zip codes.

Last modified on: 01/19/10 by  Janet Holly