Research Databases

The newspapers, pamphlets, and books gathered by the Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817) represent the largest and most comprehensive collection of early English news media, helping chart the development of the concepts of news/newspapers and the free press.
Format: Full-text and full image
Publication dates: 1604 - 1804
Primary Resources
Digital texts of books published in England in several languages between 1701-1800. Coverage from a variety of materials -- including books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons to printed ephemera -- with works by many well-known and lesser-known authors, women, and collections from the French Revolution.
Format: Full-text digital page images
Publication dates: 1701 - 1800
English and Literature
History
Law
Primary Resources
Comprehensive collection of national and regional newspapers of Victorian Britain carefully selected by an editorial board from the British Library and providing a broad yet detailed view of British life in the 19th century.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1800 - 1900
English and Literature
History
Primary Resources
Contains the most significant British pamphlets held in UK research libraries, providing researchers with an immensely rich and coherent corpus of primary sources with which to study the socio-political and economic landscape of 19th century Britain.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1800 - 1900
English and Literature
History
Primary Resources
Collections of 19th century newspapers, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1800 - 1900
History
Primary Resources
Periodicals published in Great Britain giving insight into many aspects of the 19th century life—literature and culture, empire, feminism, the history of the book, the creative and performing arts, sport and leisure, science and medicine, the professions.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1800 - 1900
English and Literature
History
Primary Resources
Contains a broad array of business information, from scholarly journals and dissertations, to company, industry and market focused trade news.
Format: Citations and full-text
Publication dates: 1980s - present; varies by title
Accounting
Business
Economics
Emergency Services Management
Human Resources Management
International Business
Leadership Studies
Management
Marketing
Primary Resources
Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary resource containing a large number of peer-reviewed journals. Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
This is good place to start for most topics, including all sciences, religion, law, history, psychology, political science, criminal justice, literature, current events, sociology and communications.
Format: Abstracts and full-text for most journal articles
Publication dates: Varies by title -- many from 1980s-present
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Children's Literature
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Education
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
Geography
Italian Studies
Leadership Studies
Mathematics
PPEL
Philosophy
Physics
Psychology
Religion
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Sociology
Theatre
Women, Gender and Sexuality
A multidisciplinary streaming video collection of documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage, among others.

Topics covered include history, art and architecture, business, counseling and therapy, dance, opera, theatre, musical performance, anthropology, health and rehabilitation, opera, nursing, science, women’s studies, black studies, LGBT studies, and more. Tools are available to make custom clips, create playlists, see synchronized scrolling transcripts, share clips and playlists, view and copy clips and playlists already created.

Format: Streaming video
Film and Video
Provides full search capabilities of the most recent McGrawHill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.
Includes all definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, news articles from Science News, research updates from the Yearbook of Science and Technology, and biographies from Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Most recent edition
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Environmental Studies
Geography
Mathematics
Physics
Primarily American newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries, including important African-American newspapers. Includes the Pennsylvania Gazette, Frank Leslie's Weekly, suffragist materials, Civil War articles, and Godey's Lady's Book.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1728 - 1899
History
Journalism
Primary Resources
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Accounting and tax publications with official releases from the AICPA and FASB and selective indexing of tax-related information in business journals.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: 1971 - present
Accounting
Comprehensive database of accounting and auditing information.
Locate and search across authoritative, proposalstage, and nonauthoritative accounting and auditing standards from the AICPA, SEC, PCAOB, GAO, OBM and IASB, as well as secondary analysis from the Big Four and the Miller Guides. All the content is crossreferenced, including citations to FASB pronouncements.
Format: Full-text documents
Publication dates: 1963 - present
Accounting
A collection of scholarly books in many areas of the humanities.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies - includes both out-of-print and current titles
Art
History
Philosophy
Religion
Provides access to the core works on computing from the Association for Computing Machinery. Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Format: Citations, abstracts, reviews, and some full-text
Publication dates: Last 50 years
Computer Science
Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings.
Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.
Format: Full-text dictionary entries
Publication dates: 2005
Provides data on what manufacturers and service providers are spending on advertising & promotion, as well as the media in which they are spending it
Password required - contact the Main Service Desk
Format: Data and reports
Marketing
Provide access to U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1827 - 1998
History
Primary Resources
Provides perspectives on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness from journals (some peer-reviewed) and reports.
Includes pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Abstracts: 1984 - present; Full-text: 1990 - present
Database of articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press.
Format: Full Text
Publication dates: Varies
History
Current and archived full-text articles from more than 1,500 U.S. news sources and news video clips.
Search a single newspaper, a select group of titles, or the entire collection. Use the map-based interface to search publications within a region.
Format: Full-text and video
Publication dates: Varies by title; new content added daily
Journalism
History
Political Science
Comprehensive index to journal articles and book reviews for United States and Canada history. Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Historical coverage from America's Pre-Columbian period to the present.
Format: Abstracts of articles, dissertations, and reviews of historical literature
Publication dates: 1954 - present
History
Political Science
Information about American firms with substantial investment in overseas operations wholly or partially owned subsidiary, affiliate, or branch.
Format: Directory listings
Includes the writings and correspondence of John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Dolly Madison, James Madison, and George Washington
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by collection
History
Includes a wide range of documentaries (like those from The History Channel), newsreels -- including the complete series of both Universal News and United Newsreel -- and other contemporaneous films.
The technical features make it easy to zoom in on exact moments of footage, make clips, create playlists (of clips by theme, entire films, and anything else anywhere on the web) and share them with a class, for example. There are synchronized scrolling transcripts for every video (and those are searchable, too).
Format: Streaming video
Publication dates: 1900 - 2009
History
Film and Video

Biographies of more than 18,000 men and women whose lives helped shape the nation. Updated semi-annually, with new entries and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency.

Format: Full-text, illustrations, and bibliographies
History
Digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals published from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century.
Format: Full-text PDF images of original pages
Publication dates: 1741 - 1940
History
Primary Resources
Streaming access to over 18,000 tracks of historical American music in a variety of genres.
Format: Streaming audio with text
Publication dates: 1909 - present
Music
Primary Resources
Genealogy database with more than 1.5 billion names from 1790-1930 from U.S. and British census and immigration records. Includes historical maps and photographs.
Based on the Ancestry.Com genealogy database. [User Guide]
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2005 - present
History
Literature reviews prepared annually providing an overview of primary research material in 29 focused disciplines within the Biological, Medical, Physical, and Social Sciences.
Format: Electronic access to the reviews with links into Medline and Web of Knowledge from the bibliographies
Publication dates: Full-text: 1996 - present; Table of Contents: 1986-1995
Anthropology
Psychology
Provides extensive international coverage of all fields related to anthropology by combining two respected indexes: Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute, UK.
Format: Abstracts with some linked fulltext
Publication dates: Late 1800's - present
Anthropology
Current content from 32 American Anthropological Association publications, as well as full archival access to all AAA publications through JSTOR.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Late 1800's - present
Anthropology
Photos and images from The Associated Press and its partner companies 
Excellent resource for illustrations, copyright free for educational use. Can search by concept (hostages) as well as specific people or events (Einstein).
Format: Photographs, prints, graphics, audio and text
Publication dates: Coverage back to the 1800s, primary coverage late 20th century-present
History
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from the Associated Press on a continuous basis, including AP Top News, WorldStream, Financial News, AP Online, U.S. Politics & Government and 50 State Reports.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 30 days ago - present
Backfile citations to Industrial Arts Index as well as indexing for more than 2,000 businessrelated periodicals
Provides a single resource for seven decades of articles on events, issues and trends in the history of business and industry (including the complete file of Industrial Arts Index (19131957), plus historical sources in the applied science and technology field for the 20th Century. It provides cover-to-cover indexing for more than 2,000 periodicals that include more than 4.5 million articles. Useful resource for tracking down important studies, exploring historical controversies, finding papers by innovators, or researching the development of a particular technology.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: 1913-1983
Focuses on traditional engineering challenges & research, as well as research concerning the business and social implications of new technology.
Format: Full-text, citations, and abstracts
Publication dates: Varies by title
Business
Computer Science
A pictorial and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history.
Format: Full-text and images
Art
Anthropology
Provides centralized access for searching and retrieval of archival finding aids for historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives from thousands of libraries, museums, and archives from around the world. Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Format: Index
Publication dates: Varies
Provides access to a wide array of primary, unpublished archival documents, drawing from institutional, governmental and private collections.
Provides research coverage including architecture, antiques, art and art history, interior and landscape design
Contains complete indexing and abstracts for academic journals, magazines and trade publications, and books, including some full-text coverage and an image collection provided by Picture Desk and others. The database has been designed for use by a diverse audience that includes art scholars, artists, designers, college students, and general viewers.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and selected fulltext
Publication dates: Earliest indexing goes back to 1914; earliest full text back to 1930; most coverage begins in 1980s
Art
Religion
International collection of publications, including new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.
Includes coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.  Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is included.  In addition to articles, there are citations for reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text for selected periodicals
Publication dates: Citations: 1929 - present; Abstracts: 1994 - present; Full-text: 1997 - present
Art
Classical Studies
Leadership Studies
Provides a new interface for searching Literature Resource Center, Scribner Writers Online, Twayne's Authors Online, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library. Additionally, Artemis adds new search features that allow you to visualize your results, like Term Clusters for a particular work or author.
Format: Full-text, citations, and abstracts
English and Literature

Provides a new interface for searching Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and The Making of Modern Law. Additionally, Artemis adds new search features that allow you to visualize your results, like Term Clusters for a particular work or author.

Format: Full-text, images, abstracts, and citations
Full-text of French language, literature, culture, and history
Texts from 12th through 20th centuries. Resources for ARTFL subscribers, including the Main ARTFL Database, French Women Writers, Provençal poetry, Journal de Trévoux, fulltext dictionary searching and the Opera del Vocabolario Italiano (OVI) Database.
Format: Full-text books, encyclopedias
Publication dates: Earliest texts are from 12th century
Art
French
History
Leadership Studies
Listing of the items from the table of contents pages from journals
Index of the items listed on table of contents pages of over 12,000 journals. Coverage includes articles, news stories, and letters on topics including business, humanities, medicine, popular culture, sciences, social sciences, and technology.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: 1990 - present
History
Leadership Studies
Articles, letters, and reviews from arts and humanities journals
Multidisciplinary resource covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1976 - present
Art
Classical Studies
English and Literature
French
German
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Religion
Russian
Digital library of images from art, architecture, archaeology, decorative arts and design, and visual culture in general
Digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. ARTstor collections are comprised of contributions from museums, individual photographers, scholars, special collections at libraries, and photo archives.
Format: Images with descriptions
Publication dates: Varies by collection
Art
Classical Studies
Leadership Studies
Primary Resources
Offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets, and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere
Includes sources for news and current events, country information and statistics, information on people and institutions, and policy and analysis.
Format: Full-text and images
Publication dates: 1972 - present
Combines the premier index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with an online collection of major religion and theology journals.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text (1949 - present)
Publication dates: 1924 - present
Art
Religion
Audit information on accounting firms and publicly registered companies.
The data includes information about: current auditors, SarbanesOxley disclosures, compliance disclosures, litigation and corporate governance. Password required - contact the Main Service Desk.
Format: Full-text reports
Accounting
Essential banking industry publications providing information about the financial services industry, banking, and industry trends
Can help users predict future market trends, monitor the rise of future competition, and pick up ideas that have worked successfully in the financial services market.
Format: Full-text and images
Publication dates: 1971 - present
Reports on major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology.
Internet resources of interest to the practice or study of entrepreneurship, small business, and economics
Identifies sites on business topics by subject or title -- useful for selecting business & economics research topics
Format: Directory
Includes Best's Life & Health and Property & Casualty publications
Search for U.S. and Canadian life/health and property/casualty insurance companies, usually giving for each: a brief corporate overview; key fininancial indicators; assets and liabilities; Best's rating; company development and structure; ratings and analysis; current and historical credit reports. [Technical note: works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer® version 7 or higher.]
Format: Full-text
Indexes articles on European and American art
Citations cover European and American fine arts¿painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, architecture -- as well as decorative and applied arts -- crafts, graphic arts, and folk and popular art.
Format: Citations and abstracts of articles, art-related books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and art exhibition and dealer's catalogs
Publication dates: 1973 - present
Art
Classical Studies
Central reference database for Latin literature from the Roman Republic to the Imperial Period and Late Antiquity
Contains the complete text, other than prefaces or critical apparatus, of the standard editions of classical Latin literature. Also contains important non-Christian authors from the second century through to the Carolingian Renaissance and some later material. Also includes Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, the definitive and largest Latin dictionary in the world. Words are drawn from all Latin texts from the classical period of Rome to about 700 AD/CD, and are accompanied by representative passages from the Latin authors.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: ca. 300 BCE-800 CE
Classical Studies
Primary Resources

Biographical articles of more than 500,000 people and 30,000 images.

Covers numerous historical periods. Includes biographies from Current Biography, World Biography series, and over a 100 other major biographical reference works.

Format: Full-text articles and narrative profiles, plus overlap citation coverage from all Biography Index after 1985.
Publication dates: Biographical coverage from antiquity to the present.
Indexes biological and other life sciences literature
A complete collection of bibliographic references covering life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 international journals. Contains more than 10 million archival records with more than 370,000 citations added each year.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1985 - present
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Studies
Full-text bioscience research journals Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
An electronic aggregation of journals in the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.  Approximately 150 titles currently published by scientific societies and other nonprofit organizations.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title
Biology
Industry financial analysis and marketing research reports by industry and size
Provides startup and small business statistics, such as annual sales and market share; failure rates; entrepreneurial activity rates; startup profit & loss detail and ratios; and detailed small business balance sheets, P&L and ratios.
Format: Research reports
Publication dates: Current
Business
Marketing
Stories from Africa and the African Diaspora
Short fiction and folklore from Africa and the African Diaspora. Includes full runs of selected literary magazines.
Format: Full-text (HTML)
Publication dates: mid-1900s - present
English and Literature
French
Primary Resources
Features award-winning documentaries, newsreels, interviews and archival footage surveying the evolution of black culture in the United States.
In partnership with California Newsreel, the database provides unique access to their African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations.
Format: Streaming video
Publication dates: 1969 - present
Film and Video
Sociology
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Monitor and analyze real-time financial market data movements and place trades
Offers information, analysis, research, and pricing of the marketplace, as well as current and historical articles about global business and economic markets. Available only in the Business School.
Indexes book reviews of adult and children's fiction and nonfiction
Over 100,000 reviews of fiction and non-fiction books.
Format: Book summaries, bibliographic data, full-text reviews, review excerpts, and basic citations
Publication dates: 1983 - present
Children's Literature
English and Literature
Lists books available for purchase through bookstores
Bibliographic information on books in English available in print.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: Current
Children's Literature
An archive of digital images sourced from the world's leading museums, galleries, contemporary artists and private collections.
Art
Includes hundreds of thousands of pages of poems, plays, essays, novels, diaries, journals, correspondence and other manuscripts dating from roughly 1120 to 1660.
Primary Resources
Use your mobile device or tablet to easily find, read, and monitor thousands of scholarly journals available from the University of Richmond Libraries, or through Open Access publishers, covering all disciplines.
Apps available for iOS v7.x+, OS v4.0+, and Kindle Fire.
Indexes international English-language business periodicals, with some full-text.
Covers all aspects of the contemporary business world from the broad areas of accounting, taxation, foreign trade, advertising, public relations, government regulations, corporate acquisitions, insurance, communications, management, marketing, and computers, to specific industries, businesses, trades, and topics of current interest and concern. The Advanced Search mode allows for searching by SIC and NAICS codes.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: indexing 1982 - present; full-text 1995 - present
Business
This resource includes profiles, case studies, statistics, journal articles, and SWOT reports related to global companies.
Format: Full-text, reports, and data sets
International Business
Provides country risk, industry analysis and forecasts, and company information.
Contains political, economic and business overviews and forecasts for over 180 countries located in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America.
Coverage of international trade and business publications, market research studies, news leases, and summaries from investment and brokerage firm reports.
Use it to search for company information about market size and share, industry trends, emerging technologies and competitive opportunities.
Format: Full-text, abstracts, citations, and reports
Publication dates: 1972 - present
Scholarly database providing a collection of bibliographic and full-text content in all disciplines of business Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals. Contains detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: Abstracts: 1886 - present; Full-text: 1990 - present
Accounting
Business
Economics
Emergency Services Management
Human Resources Management
International Business
Management
Marketing
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Current information on publication opportunities in business, education, and psychology journals
Provides information on style, format, acceptance rates, and topics covered by journals in the fields of business, education, and psychology, in order to assist researchers in selecting the journal most likely to publish his or her work.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Most recent edition; published annually
Education
Psychology
250 volumes from the renowned Cambridge Histories series
Includes extensive bibliographies.
Format: PDF full-text
Publication dates: 1960 - present
History
Database of more than 90,000 images from museums collections around the world
Online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
Format: Images
Publication dates: 2009 - present
Art
Index to US government information
Catalog of all US federal government information published since 1976.
Format: Index
Publication dates: 1976 - present
Government Information
Political Science
Covers human resources management and personnel topics
Contains citations articles and reports about human resources, employment, healthcare, payroll and pension, welfare, safety, OSHA and worker's compensation, and more.
Format: Citations, reports, and forms
Human Resources Management
Covers the practice of federal tax management
Comprehensive federal, state, and international tax database which includes primary source literature, journals. Treaties, commentaries, topical indexes, practice aids and tools.
Format: Forms and documents
Publication dates: Current
Comprehensive source for research in international politics Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Research from scholars, research institutes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) & think-tanks. Includes information from journals, books, policy briefs & case studies.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1991 - present
History
International Studies
PPEL
Political Science
Currently contains 219 hours of classical music performances and masterclasses captured on video. The collection will eventually include performances of all forms of classical music, such as major orchestral performances by leading orchestras, plus chamber music, oratorio, and solo performances, along with masterclasses and interviews with master teachers from around the world.
Format: Streaming video
Publication dates: 1937-2010
Music
Over 50,000 audio tracks, from Medieval to contemporary, from choral works to symphonies, operas, and the avant-garde
Access is limited to 5 simultaneous users.
Format: Streaming audio
Publication dates: 1905 - 2007
Dance
Music
Contains over 400,000 pages from nearly 25,000 of the most important classical scores and manuscripts, allowing for study and analysis
Content in the database includes in-copyright material from Boosey and Hawkes and selected material from the University Music Editions microfilm series.
Format: Scores
Publication dates: Medieval through the present
Music
The declassified documentary record about the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Format: Images and full-text
Publication dates: 1945-1991
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
History
Political Science
Primary Resources
University of Richmond student newspaper
The Collegian is the University's student newspaper that has been in publication since 1914. It consists of over 90 volumes and is full text searchable, with the ability to view the article or complete newspaper page. Note: Recent Collegian archives are available at the Collegian website .
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1914 - 2011
Index to media publications and academic research on media studies and communication studies
Thorough resource for research in the media studies and communication studies fields.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
A guide for analyzing investment opportunities through financial data, company reports, performance graphs, and textual documents
Contains fundamental financial, statistical, and market data of active and inactive U.S. and Canadian public companies, specifically those trading in the NYSE, ASE, NASDAQ, OTC, Toronto Stock Exchange, Quebec Stock Exchange, and Montreal Stock Exchange. The database also provides industry composites, aggregates, and indexes, including six S&P indexes. Available only in the Business School.
Publication dates: 1987 - present
Research and development in computing and applied sciences
Provides access to academic and professional publications on computer theory and systems, new technologies, engineering disciplines, and social & professional context of the computing and applied sciences disciplines.
Format: Citations and abstracts with some full-text
Computer science; information and education technology
Provides access to current research, theory, and applications in all subdisciplines of computing through critical review of core publications in computing.
Format: Full-text review articles
Publication dates: 1960 - present
Computer Science
Covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages
Contains entries on theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, directors, theatres, festivals, and technical topics.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1992
Theatre
Research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics
The Conference Board is a non-profit business research organization. They conduct research, convene conferences, make forecasts, assess trends, and publish information and analysis about topics related to business.
Format: Full-text research reports; economic indicators and analysis and forecasts
Publication dates: 1995 - present
Management
Acclaimed, in-depth resource on Congress, including major legislation & policies
Can find information by topic, policy area or time period and includes Congressional votes on key legislation.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1945 - 2008
Government Information
History
Law
Political Science
Primary Resources
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Definitive index of all Congressional documents

Index of Congressional hearings, reports, testimony, bills, laws & regulations from the first Congress to the current Congress.
Format: Abstracts with full-text for 1789-1969
Publication dates: 1789 - present
Government Information
Law
Political Science
All areas of health and wellness from mainstream to alternative medicine
Comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.
Format: Indexing and abstracting with full-text for most articles
Legal & governmental documents and analysis regarding countries of the Middle East region
Provides primary source documents which shape the region and analysis of the significance of these resources in Middle East policies.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1917 - 2007
History
International Studies
Primary Resources
Contemporary music from all regions of every continent
Format: Streaming audio & video
Publication dates: mainly 20th & 21st century recordings
Music
Provides political, economic, and commercial risk data written by economists, on over 98% of the worlds GDP, with 10 years of historical data on each country.
Click on the "Search Mergent Archives" link and then the Country Report Search tab.
Format: Reports and data
Publication dates: 2003 - present; updated weekly
Comprehensive listing of past and forthcoming national elections with profiles, background information, and a global elections market section.
International Business
Provides a 20-year projection for key variables in the areas of Macroeconomics, Energy, Metals and Agriculture for every country in the world.
The Forecast also provides 5 years of historical data along with the forecasting models.
Format: Full-text, maps, and statistics
Business
International Business
International Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Political Science
A collection of short documentaries providing a quick orientation on a specific country or geographic region.
International Business
Film and Video
Profiles and current events of every country in the world.
Covers historical, economic, environmental, political, investment, news, statistical and background information on each of the world's countries.
Format: Full-text, maps, and statistics
Business
History
International Business
International Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Political Science
Definitive reference resource for researching the US Congress
Find information on Congress by topic, policy, laws and voting records.
Format: Full-text, tables, graphs
Publication dates: 1946 - most recent edition
Government Information
Political Science
Provides policy analysis on government and politics in the US
Provides legislative histories and congressional profiles by integrating major CQ Press reference titles.
Format: Full-text, tables, and graphs
Publication dates: Varies by title
Government Information
PPEL
Political Science
Comprehensive overviews of current U.S. issues and policies in the news
In-depth, unbiased coverage of major current topics and policy decisions within the United States. Covering such topics as: social programs, health, social trends, criminal justice, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Complete summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and background information are included in each report.
Format: Full-text reports; charts
Publication dates: 1923 - present
Education
Government Information
Leadership Studies
PPEL
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Major information resource covering in-depth news & analysis of the US Congress
Weekly magazine or legislative news and analysis covering events in the US Congress.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1983 - present
Government Information
Political Science
Data on inorganic and organic substances Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Extensive coverage of data on properties of inorganic and organic substances.  Data presented in tables.  Includes structure searching.
Format: Tables and tables of contents
Publication dates: Most recent edition
Chemistry
Multi-disciplinary reference collection of encyclopedias, dictionaries and multimedia resources.
Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title
Anthropology
Art
Biography
Biology
Chemistry
Children's Literature
Classical Studies
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Economics
Education
Emergency Services Management
English and Literature
Environmental Studies
French
Geography
German
Government Information
Covers criminal justice, criminology, and related disciplines
More than 300,000 records, including international coverage, of criminology and criminal justice topics such as corrections and prisons, criminal investigation, forensic science, policing, probation/parole, and substance abuse.
Format: Abstracts with some full-text
Publication dates: Most 1970-present; as far back as early 1900's
Criminal Justice
Index to publications in statistics, probability, and related fields
Provides citations on statistical & probability research methods used by scholars in their research.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: Primarily 1975 - present
Mathematics
Political Science
Streaming access to nearly 300 dance performances and documentaries
Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. [System Requirements]
Format: Streaming video
Publication dates: 1955 - 2009
Dance
Film and Video
Music
Provides a broad, in-depth, integrated database of international financial and economic information.
Contemporary and historical financial numerical database, covering major financial instruments, company fundamentals, equity and fixed income securities and macroeconomic data for 177 countries and 60 markets worldwide. On specific computers in Boatwright Main Library.
Format: Statistics
Provides news about recent deals as well as a database of transactions including auctions, bankruptcy, venture capital, financing, and mergers and acquisitions.
Published by TheDeal.com. Deals can be screened by type, date, industry, size and region. Transactions date back to 1989.  The Deal Pipeline is a source of hard-to-find information about private companies and middle-market deals.  It includes access to statistics, searchable archives, and bankruptcy league tables. Note: Access is limited to users with a login and password. Please contact Lit Maxwell to establish access to this resource.
Publication dates: 1989 - present
Over 50,000 biographies from the English-speaking world
Remarkable people in any walk of life who were connected to the British Isles. Covers numerous historical periods.
Format: Full-text articles and photographs
History
Provides online access to a digital streaming video collection of unique films of current, leading British theatre and opera productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources to facilitate a deeper understanding of the productions and texts.
Learning resources include a detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, a relationship map, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for each play.
Format: Streaming video with study guides and supporting documents
Theatre
International economic news, analysis, and economic indicators
Provides real-time monitoring and detailed economic analysis, economic indicators, and forecasts for the United States and Canada.
Format: Analyst reports, country guides, and statistics
Publication dates: 2003 - present
Economics
Political Science
Most complete collection of dissertations and theses in the world Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Includes over a million full-text doctoral dissertations and masters theses from institutions around the world. [User Guide]
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: 1861 - present
Classical Studies
Dance
Emergency Services Management
Music
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Recordings from significant independent record labels
Streaming access to nearly 2,300 albums from New World, CRI, and other labels of scholarly interest.
Format: Streaming audio with text
Publication dates: 1975 - present
Music
Books from the U.S.Colonial period through the early 19th century
More than 30,000 books on history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel etc. from the Colonial period through the early 19th century.
Format: Full-text books, scores, and newspapers
Publication dates: 1639 - 1819
History
Primary Resources
Books from 1801-1819 published in America
More than 35,000 books on history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel etc.
Format: Full-text books, scores, and newspapers
Publication dates: 1801 - 1819
History
Primary Resources
Newspaper articles from the Colonial Period through the Reconstruction Period
Newspaper articles on history, culture, religion, commerce, education, politics, etc. The database will eventually include more than 1 million pages from newspapers.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1690 - 1879
History
Primary Resources
Books in English from 1473-1700
Books on history, culture, religion, commerce, education, literature, poetry, music, politics, travel etc. from the first book printed in English through the through the end of the 17th century. Also includes foreign language books published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and English North America from 1473-1700.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1473 - 1700
English and Literature

Hundreds of scholarly, reference, and professional full-text books in electronic format from the world's leading university presses and commercial publishers.

Users can search for individual ebook titles, or search by subject. Limited printing and downloading is available. All titles are included in a UR Library Catalog search. To download books, you will need to establish an Adobe Digital Account. [iOS app] [Android app]
Format: Full-text
Hundreds of scholarly, reference, and professional full-text books in electronic format from the world's leading university presses and commercial publishers.
Users can search for individual ebook titles, or search by subject. Limited printing and downloading is available. All titles are included in a UR Library Catalog search. To download books, you will need to establish an Adobe Digital Account. [Help for Apple devices. Help for Android devices.]
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: varies by title
History
A small but growing collection of downloadable popular ebooks from publishers such as Random House, Knopf, Ballantine, St. Martin's Press, and Crown.
Free mobile apps available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. Also works on a desktop platform. Requires an Adobe Digital Editions account to download.
Comprehensive, indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Contains citations and abstracts for articles, books, and papers on topics in economics such as accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, federal regulations, labor, monetary theory, and more.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1969 - present
Business
Economics
PPEL
Since first publication in 1843, the Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week.
The archive provides researchers with a fundamental collection of high-quality primary material, including every leader, special report, letter and every piece of advertising across a wide range of subject areas. The Key Economic Indicators section can be exported and manipulated separately.
Format: Full-text and tabular data
Publication dates: 1843-2008
Economics
Index to Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals in the areas of business and economics
Spanish and Portuguese-language periodicals published in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Spain, the United States and elsewhere
Format: Citations and abstracts with some full-text
Publication dates: 1980s - present
Journal articles on topics in education
Well-indexed collection of scholarly research and information related to all levels and areas of education. Content primarily consists of articles, but also includes some books and annuals.
Format: Citations, abstracts (1994-present), and some full-text (1996-present)
Publication dates: 1983 - present
Children's Literature
Education
Leadership Studies
Journal articles on topics in education
Indexes more than 1,730 journals, with full text for nearly 830.Broad and current coverage of scholarly research and information related to all levels and areas of education. Content primarily consists of articles, but also includes some books and conference papers.
Format: Abstracts with some full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title -- mostly mid-1990's to present with some content back to the 1930's
Children's Literature
Education
Provides updated grasp-and-go market data, statistics and analysis on the Internet, e-business, online marketing, media and emerging technologies.

Contains two main segments:
1. Market research on E-business, E-commerce, and Online Marketing.  Each report combines eMarketer's original analysis with aggregated data from leading market research firms, such as IDC, Gartner, Forrester, Yankee Group, government, non-profit and academic sources.
2. The eStat portion of this database has statistics and graphs on Internet-related topics.  Documents in the eStat Database are accessible by Basic and Advanced Search and browse able by subject and data.

Format: Reports and statistics
Current country and company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.
Arranged by country, this resource includes country profiles; macroeconomic statistics, forecasts, and analysis; reports on financial markets, companies, and industries; exchange rates; analyst reports; and business news.
Format: Reports and statistics
Marketing
A comprehensive collection of twenty-first century scholarship on the entire ancient Mediterranean world.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2013

Comprehensive, authoritative encyclopedia on all aspects of language and linguistics, from animal communication to cognitive science to linguistic anthropology to writing systems.

Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2006
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Comprehensive reference guide to the most important business leadership principles, theories, tools, and techniques
Explores leadership theories and leadership practice through articles, biographical essays, and case studies focused on leaders (and their followers). Articles and sidebars show leadership in action in corporations and state houses, schools, churches, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2004
Leadership Studies
Management
General encyclopedia with web links to reviewed sites
Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, and the Britannica Book of the Year.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Covers topics from all eras of history
Provides access to resources and tools for starting your own business or supporting the study and practice of entrepreneurship
Delivers a diverse collection of resources including video clips, "how to" books, templates, forms and sample business plans as well as journal articles and the latest scholarly research. [User Guide]
Format: Full-text, images, and video clips
Encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies
Provides access to environmental journal articles and abstracts, newspapers, magazines, federal and state case law documents, agency regulations, and hazardous materials information and data sheets.
Format: Abstracts and citations
Publication dates: 1975 - present
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
Full-text journals covering environmental topics
Provides access to environmental science journals and books in agriculture, ecology, energy, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning.  Provides full-text for more than 680 journals and 120 books.
Format: Full-text and citations
Publication dates: 1940s - present
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
Journal articles and documents relating to education
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, includes both journal articles and documents (research reports, teaching guides, etc.) related to education research and resources.
Format: Abstracts with some linked full-text
Publication dates: 1966 - present
Children's Literature
Education
Index of essays in anthologies and collections
Subjects covered includes the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film. Library holdings indicator, linked to catalog, shows whether collections/anthologies indexed are available at UR.
Format: Index
Publication dates: 1900-1984
Full-text database of articles from ethnic, minority and native presses
An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish) and comprehensive full-text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1990 - present
Anthropology
History
International Studies
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750, covering the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of native American peoples
Based on the European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, co-developed by John Alden and Dennis Landis, Curator of European Books at The John Carter Brown Library.
Format: Abstracts and citations
Publication dates: 1493 - 1750
Browse through the pages of the recent issues of The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Barron's, and Forbes.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title; mostly within the past month
Business
Provides access to global news and business information Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Includes content from local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs. This is a joint venture between Dow Jones and Reuters business database companies.
Format: Citations and full-text
Publication dates: 1968 - present
Accounting
Business
International Business
Management
Marketing
Computer and telecommunications marketplaces
Follows the events and trends that affect the computer and telecommunications marketplaces.
Format: Full-text technology reports
This essential tool for film studies, created by the International Federation of Film Archives, indexes the content of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals.
The database also incorporates the International Index to TV Periodicals (1979 - 1998); Treasures from the Film Archives, which identifies silent film holdings in archives around the world, and the International Directory of Film/TV Documentation Collections.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and some full-text
Publication dates: 1972 - present
Film and Video
Input metrics about a business to compare it with industry peers and competitors.
Format: Reports and data
Industry research and a broad range of industry ratios from over 2,500 industry groups covering 900,000 privately held companies.
Format: Reports and data
This is a leading industry intelligence database that provides industry profiles with information synthesized from hundreds of sources. Each industry profile is updated quarterly.
Format: Reports
Translated broadcasts & news of non-U.S. media sources
Selected non-U.S. media broadcasts, newspapers, news releases and speeches translated into English by the CIA covering the Americas, Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Eurasia, Asia and Australia/Oceania. After 1996, the resource World News Connection took over this service.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1974 - 1996, varies by geographic region
History
International Studies
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Multinational business contact information
Information about Foreign firms with substatial investment in American operations wholly or partially owned subsidaries, affilate, or branch.
Format: Directory listings
Contains nearly 700 market research reports covering 18 industry sectors and 17 countries.
Most comprehensive encyclopedia in the French language
More than 38,000 articles; 25,000 media items; a world atlas with over 1400 maps; an integrated dictionary with 120,000 entries.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Updated weekly
French
History
Multi-disciplinary full-text index of Spanish and Portuguese-language scholarly journals
Over 450 scholarly journals covering all major subject areas in humanities, social sciences, sciences, and law.
Format: Citations and abstracts with full-text
Publication dates: 1920s - present
History
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Online access to directories of associations, broadcast media, brands, business information, consultants, and publications.
Titles available include Brands and Their Companies, Business Rankings Annual, Encyclopedia of Associations, Market Share Reporter, and Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title
Business
Collection of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1990s - present
Comprehensive online resource devoted to the music of all the world's peoples.
The most complete body of work focused on world music, including over 1,200 scholarly essays and hundreds of audio examples.
Format: Full-text articles with color images and streaming audio
Publication dates: 1997 - 2001
Music
A premier source for business and technology intelligence
Reports on trends in the information technology industry, available technologies, and analysis of products on the market, including reception by customers of the products.
Format: Reports
Collection of unique and diverse publications on women and gender issues
A full-text database that focuses on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With archival material dating back to 1970, GenderWatch is a repository of an important historical perspectives.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1970 - present
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Indexes a variety of science and social science journals
Indexes journals from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering anthropology, astronomy, biology, computers, earth sciences, medicine and health.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: Citations: 1984 - present; Full-text: 1994 - present
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
Geography
Mathematics
Physics
In-depth strategic intelligence reports in a broad range of professional industries, including, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, alternative energy, power, clean technology, oil and gas and chemicals.
The download feature is not available with the academic GBI package. Users may cut and paste reports instead.
Daily, weekly, monthly, and annual data, with excellent coverage of stock market indices, interest rates, exchange rates, inflation, and commodity prices for countries around the world.
First time users, set up your individual account and agree to the terms of use when you log in. After that, you may use the link above.
Format: Data sets
Suite of encyclopedias in Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean
Global coverage of art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, technology, and more.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Updated regularly
Collection of math and science materials for K-12 teachers
Includes lesson plans, articles about teaching practices, curriculum resources and professional development tools. Searchable by resource type, subject and grade level.
Format: Full-text and websites
Publication dates: 1999 - present
Education
Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment
Provides access to journals, government publications, and magazines.  Content includes global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
Format: Citations and abstracts with some full-text
Publication dates: 1913 - present
Environmental Studies
Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources
Pulling together resources from multiple disciplines and publication arenas, GREENR offers coverage in the areas of sustainability, policy and environmental studies. In addition to background and primary source information, academic and web resources are accessible through this topically-organized database.
Format: Case studies, academic journals, news, and videos
Publication dates: 1980 - present
Environmental Studies
Reference coverage for all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present
Reference coverage for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day. Content expanded from print sources of Grove Art Online and Oxford art reference.
Format: Full-text encyclopedia articles
Publication dates: Originally published in 1996 and updated quarterly, covers prehistory to present
Art
Classical Studies
Most authoritative English-language source of information on music
Offers full-texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, with updates and emendations.
Format: Full-text articles with extensive bibliographies and lists of composers' works
Publication dates: 2001, with periodic updates
Music
Digital monographs in the field of historical scholarship
Produced by a partnership between the authors and the electronic publishing staff of Columbia University Press.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2002 - present
Archive collection containing volumes of Harper's Weekly magazine
Covers the the pre-Civil War through pre-World War I periods in American history, 1857-1912. Excellent source for information on persons, places, and events before, during, and following the Civil War and up to the start of WWI.
Format: Full-text and images
Publication dates: 1997 - present
History
Consumer health information
Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.  Also includes pamphlets, definitions, and more than 130 health reference books.
Format: Full-text
Full-text index of health care literature, particularly nursing and allied health
Provides full text access to nearly 550 scholarly health science journals, focusing especially on nursing and allied health.  Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide providing patient education sheets.
Format: Full-text
Emergency Services Management
Major database for legal history, legal documents and laws
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 20th - 21st Century, some 19th Century
Government Information
Law
Political Science
Major documents including speeches, legislation, court cases, testimonies
Format: Citations and full-text
Publication dates: 1972 - present
History
Indexes world history resources (excludes the US and Canada) Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Index to journal articles, dissertations, and reviews of historical literature on world history, from 1450 to the present, exluding the U.S. and Canada, which are included in the American History & Life database.
Format: Abstracts
Publication dates: 1969 - present
History
International Studies
Political Science
Annual reports from America's leading industries, manufacturers, insurance, etc.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1844 - present
Archives of six national papers of record and five historically Black papers
Archives of Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Defender, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Atlanta Daily World, and Los Angeles Sentinel [User Guide]
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title
Dance
History
Music
Theatre
Major source for the quantitative facts of American history
Revised five-volume electronic reference work. Topics range from American Indians, slavery, poverty, race, ethnicity, migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America are each placed in historical context by a recognized expert in the field.
Format: Full-text and statistical data
Publication dates: 2006 - present
Government Information
Political Science
Important federal, state and local policy documents, academic theses and reports, and national strategy documents
Access is limited to on-campus and VPN computers. Information about obtaining an individual account may be found here.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2002 - present; selected retrospective scanning and indexing going back to the 1700 s
Emergency Services Management
Political Science
Provides qualitative company profiles
Uses Company Capsules or Company Profiles for in-depth company and industry information and financials. Also features links to news, lists, stock quotes, and other products such as Hoover's Industry Snapshots (global industry overviews).
Format: Reports
Covers scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism
Sources are both domestic and international in range and scope, with material collected from countries and regions such as Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Subject areas covered include the culinary arts, demographics & statistics, development & investment, food & beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management & administrative practices, leisure & business travel, market trends, technology, and more.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: 1965 - present
Index to journals in the general humanities
Database includes scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as numerous lesser-known but important specialized magazines. Subjects covered include Archaeology, Area Studies, Art, Classical Studies, Communications, Dance, Film, Folklore, Gender Studies, History, Journalism, Linguistics, Literary & Social Criticism Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Religion and Theology.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: Citations: 1984 - present; Full-text: 1994 - present
Art
Classical Studies
Dance
English and Literature
Film and Video
French
German
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Religion
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Index of journals, books and other published sources within the general humanities
Index of journals, books and other published sources within the general humanities, including worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: 1990s - present; some coverage back to 1960s
Art
Classical Studies
English and Literature
French
German
International Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Religion
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Marketing reports by industry with analysis & evaluation by NAIC classification
Research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance and 5-year forecasts.
Format: Reports
Publication dates: updated every 4 months
English language personal narratives (letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, oral history)
English language personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories from around the world.
Format: Citations with some full-text
Publication dates: 1558 - present
History
Primary Resources
Includes international coverage and access to scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews, and more.
Coverage in the database is international in scope, citing publications published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, and dating as far back as 1981. Subjects covered include administrative law, antitrust legislation, banking, constitutional law, domestic relations, environmental protection, estate planning, food, drug & cosmetic law, international law, labor law, landlord/tenant decisions, malpractice suits, minorities, multinational corporations, negligence, non-profit corporations, occupational health & safety, politics, probate, products liability, public law, real property, securities, tax law, and trade regulation.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: indexing 1981 - present; select full-text 1994 - present
Law
Index of translated broadcasts & news throughout the world from 1975 - 1996
Includes these regions: Asia & Pacific, China, East Asia, Latin America, Middle East & Africa, Near East & South Asia & Western Europe. The actual reports are in microfiche format.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: 1975 - 1996
Archive of datasets of social, economic, & political research of US and other countries
Deposited data covers such topics as: consumer behavior, the environment, social behavior, political behavior, government, conflict/war, education, healthcare, etc. To download files, you will need to create a "new user" account.  The University of Richmond is an ICPSR member, so all datasets are fully available to UR students, faculty and staff.
Format: Datasets in ASCII, SPSS, SAS & Stata DTA files (also code books/documentation when applicable)
Publication dates: Varies, includes current & historical statistical information
Political Science
Sociology
Contains a broad coverage of international social science and interdisciplinary research material, incorporating over 100 languages and countries
Main subject areas: anthropology, economics, politics and sociology plus related subjects which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the social sciences.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1951 - present
Anthropology
Political Science
Sociology
Indexes over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. Contains full text of more than 170 journals and 360 books.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and some full-text
Publication dates: 1966 - present
Theatre
Dance
Covers all forms of dance
Covers the full spectrum of dance, with cultural and national overviews, entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.
Format: Full-text encyclopedia
Publication dates: First published in 1998
Dance
Economic statistics produced by the International Monetary Fund
Country level data includes bank balances, financial flows, indebtedness, exchange rates, trade volumes, employment, interest rates, inflation rates, and more. World data is available for similar topics, as well as commodity prices for major internationally traded goods. Flexible interface allows choice of countries, data items, and years of coverage. Data can be output as Excel, html, delimited text files or as a PDF version of the table from the monthly publication.
Format: Reports and statistics
Publication dates: 1945 - present
Indexes scholarly and popular music journals, many with access to full-text
Indexes over 400 scholarly and popular music journals, many with access to full-text.
Format: Citations and some full-text
Publication dates: 1874 - present
Music
Indexes scholarly and popular performing arts journals, many with access to full-text
Indexes over 260 scholarly and popular performing arts journals, many with access to full-text.
Format: Citations and some full-text
Publication dates: 1864 - present
Dance
Theatre
Offers a wide range of economic and financial statistics.
Contains publications from recent years as well as statistical resources: Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Government Finance Statistics, and International Financial Statistics.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1940s - present
Economics
International Business
English translations of foreign news sources
Provides in-depth coverage of non-US media broadcasts over a wide variety of current events, from 1995 to present.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1995 - present
History
International Studies
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Continuously updated investment information
Password required - contact the Main Service Desk.
Format: Full-text
Business
Political Science
Archive of current and historic US public opinion polls on domestic and international issues & policies
Archive of public opinion polls from the last 65 years covering such topics as: economics, education, elections, environment, foreign countries, health, immigration, politics, political figures, welfare, etc.
Format: Poll questions & results
Publication dates: 1935 - Present
PPEL
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Index for European culture AD 400 - 1700
Online bibliography to the study of the European Middle Ages and Renaissance periods from 400-1700. Records in the database are drawn from the Renaissance Society of America, the University of Toronto Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University.
Format: Index
Publication dates: 1997 - present
History
Historical and current jazz recordings
Streaming access to over 19,000 jazz tracks from the 1920s to the present.
Format: Streaming audio with text
Publication dates: 1924 - present
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Music
Encyclopedia of literary theory and criticism
Historical surveys of  field's most important figures, schools, and movements. Also treats figures who did not explicitly deal with, but who still deeply affected, literature, literary theory, or literary criticism, as well as figures and kinds of inquiry from other fields that have been shaped by or have themselves shaped literary theory (e.g. Marx).
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Most recent edition
Dance
English and Literature
Used for journal evaluation based on citation data. [note: To access, click on Journal Citation Reports in the top menu.]
Includes number of articles published in the journal for a given year, number of citations to that journal from articles published during that year; and the impact factor calculated from the year. Uses citation data drawn from scholarly and technical journals worldwide. Provides indicators for how frequently current researchers are using individual journals; information on highest impact journal in a field, most frequently cited journal, or largest journal within in a field.
Format: Citations only; no full-text
Publication dates: 1991 - Present
Archive of scholarly journal literature
Interdisciplinary journal archive of titles in the arts, botany, business, ecology, general science, history, mathematics, and the social sciences. Many journal runs go back to the 19th century and before with subject coverage going back to the medieval period and up to within 3-5 years of current (depending on journal title). Coverage is constantly expanding with the addition of more scholarly journals to the collection.  Moving wall publishes to within 3-5 years of most titles that are still in publication.
Format: Full-text and full image
Publication dates: Varies by title; current within 3-5 years
Anthropology
Art
Biology
Chemistry
Children's Literature
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Dance
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
Geography
History
International Studies
Italian Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Religion
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Sociology
Theatre
Provides industry ratios and industry norms for over 800 industries on public and private companies.
Search on on SIC and NAICs code and line of business, and download and create reports.
Indexes literature in the fields of Greek and Roman civilization, Latin linguistics, archaeology, history, mythology, religion philosophy and palaeography.
Citations are in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.
Format: Index to periodical articles, conference papers, book articles, and reviews
Publication dates: 1949 - 2011 (Updates are published annually)
Classical Studies
Primary, secondary, and reference sources covering the history, culture, peoples, and societies of the region
Includes academic journals, news, primary source documents, maps, statistics, audio and video on many subjects, including politics, economics, history, culture, international affairs, science, and technology.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1492 - present
Anthropology
International Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Sociology
Index of law journals
Current issues, legal studies, scholarly arguments, and trends of the legal world.
Format: Abstracts with some full-text
Law
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Contains legislative histories and links to the related full-text Congressional documents of federal laws enacted since 1929.
Includes the full text of the public law itself, all versions of related bills, law-specific Congressional Record excerpts, and committee hearings, reports, and prints. Also included are presidential signing statements, CRS reports, and miscellaneous publications that provide background information related to the making of the law.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1929 - present
Law
PPEL
Political Science
Full-text of major newspapers with separate resources for environment, government, statistics, and legal information
Online access to current and back issues of major newspapers, journals, newsletters, and news sources from around the world.  Full-text of legal materials (court cases, legislation, statutes, regulations, law reviews, and more). Congressional information back to 1789.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title; 1980 - present
Accounting
Dance
Economics
History
Law
Management
Marketing
Music
Political Science
Rhetoric and Communication Studies
Theatre
Includes significant LGBT journals, magazines, and regional newspapers, as well as well-known LGBT books.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: 1970 - present
Psychology
Sociology
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Features the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as well as the cultural and political evolution of the LGBT community.
Includes documentaries, interviews, archival footage, and select feature films exploring LGBT history, gay culture and subcultures, civil rights, marriage equality, LGBT families, AIDS, transgender issues, religious perspectives on homosexuality, global comparative experiences, and other topics.
Format: Streaming video
Publication dates: Early 20th Century to the present
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Film and Video
Represents far more than the original "Weekly for Everybody" and a slice of Americana; it opens a unique and permanent perspective on a nation's daily life, interests and values during a most vital and extraordinary period.
Publication dates: 1924 - 1950
Primary Resources
Resource providing coverage on all aspects of librarianship, information retrieval and information management
Index to over 600 periodicals providing coverage on all aspects of librarianship, information retrieval and information management.
Format: Citations, abstracts and full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title, some with coverage 1960s - present
Features an ever-growing collection of works of poetry, drama, and prose with complementary reference resources. Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Format: Full-text, citations, and abstracts
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Biographies, overviews, and critical analysis of literary topics, authors, and their works Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Biographical sketches of over 130,000 authors and critical articles on over 2,000 authors from all times and places, and on their works. Includes essays from reference works, journals, and books. Content covers numerous centuries, mainly 20th and some 19th.
Format: Full-text
Children's Literature
Classical Studies
English and Literature
French
German
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Digital collection of Anglo-American legal treatises from the 19th and 20th centuries, covering almost every aspect of American and British law.
Includes casebooks, local practice manuals, form books, works for lay readers, pamphlets, letters, and speeches, which allow researchers to trace the evolution of historical and contemporary legal study in the U.S. and Britain during periods of monumental change.
Publication dates: 1800-1926
Law
Describes the courtroom dramas that rocked society in America, the British Empire and the world.
Includes unofficially published accounts of trials; official trial documents, briefs and arguments; and official records of legislative proceedings, administrative proceedings and arbitrations.
Publication dates: 1600-1926
Law
Comprehensive collection of records and briefs brought before the nation's highest court by leading legal practitioners.
Includes transcripts, applications for review, motions, petitions, supplements and other official papers of the most-studied and talked-about cases, including many that resulted in landmark decisions.
Publication dates: 1832-1973
Law
Online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.
It also offers English language lessons if English is not your first language. The system is divided into modules that have clear goals related to conversation and pronunciation. It uses a variety of teaching methods including flashcards, repetition, and cultural notes. It also contains a translation feature.
Format: Images and digital media
French
German
Italian Studies
Russian
Provides the full text of lengthy demographic, consumer, lifestyle and industrial product market research reports published by Packaged Facts, Kalorama Information, and Specialists in Business Information.
Comprehensive index to mathematics literature Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Provides access to citations, abstracts, and reviews for much of the mathematical sciences literature.   100,000+ items are added annually and classified by the Mathematics Subject Classification.  40,000+ reviews are added each year.  Citation data is also provided.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and reviews
Publication dates: 1800s - present
Computer Science
Mathematics
Management research from a leading consulting organization
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1993 - present
International Business
Video of classical concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, etc. Includes live performances.
Over 600 HD films, including concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master classes, and rehearsals. Also offers over 80 live broadcasts a year from leading concert halls and classical music festivals.
Format: HD streaming video
Publication dates: 2008 - present
Dance
Film and Video
Music
Index of Spanish & Portuguese-language medical research & investigatory journals with some full-text
Medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. Includes 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in Spanish.
Format: Citations and abstracts with some full-text
Publication dates: 1926 - present
Comprehensive index to biomedical literature
Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. Also encompasses those areas of the life sciences, behavioral sciences, chemical sciences, and bioengineering needed by health professionals and others engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities. Covers life sciences vital to biomedical practitioners, researchers, and educators, including aspects of biology, environmental science, marine biology, plant and animal science as well as biophysics and chemistry.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1946 - present
Biology
Chemistry
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
Psychology
Comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments plus archive.
Produced by the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1938 - present
Psychology
Historical reports covering over 100 countries and industries.
Publication dates: 1925 - present
On-demand access to a wide-range of bond data including both issuer and bond level terms and condition data, US taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes.
A system for organizing information about companies and industries
Comprehensive coverage is provided for all companies that are actively traded on the NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ, with enhanced product-level detail for 3,700 companies in the Healthcare, Technology, Media, and Finance sectors. [more information and basic help]
Format: Full-text reports and statistics
Publication dates: 1996 - present
Corporate financial database that provides information on U.S. and international companies
Provides comprehensive company research, including financial statement data (current and historical), annual reports, company histories, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and more. [more information]
Format: Full-text reports and statistics
Publication dates: 1996 - present
Access to comprehensive global company information
Provides electronic access to all Moody's/Mergent manuals ever published. Includes data and reports on over 15,000 U.S. companies.
Format: Full-text reports and statistics
Publication dates: 1909 - present
Definitions, etymologies, quotations, additional examples, synonyms, antonyms, and illustrations of American English words
Publication dates: Continuously updated since 2013
Index of current news pertaining to all branches of the military & government
Format: Index
Publication dates: Varies by title
Government Information
International Studies
PPEL
Political Science
Provides information on privately held and public companies and their executives.
Click on the "Search Mergent Archives" link and then the Million Dollar Directory tab.
Format: PDF
Publication dates: 1950 - present
Provides fast, easy to compare, extractable market data
Records consist of market size, market share and segmentation data, along with supporting trend forecasts. [user guide video]
Format: Reports and data
Publication dates: Provides fast, easy to compare, extractable market data
Marketing
Detailed market research reports in the areas of Beauty & Personal Care, Drink, Food, Leisure & Entertainment, Lifestyles, and Retailing and Apparel.
Users must create a personal account and reports can only be downloaded one section at a time. [user guide video]
Detailed market research reports in the areas of Beauty & Personal Care, Drink, Food, Leisure & Entertainment, Lifestyles, and Retailing and Apparel.
Users must create a personal account and reports can only be downloaded one section at a time. [user guide video]
Research reports covering the global marketplace (longer reports for US and Western Europe)
Mintel offers a series of research reports covering the US and European marketplace. Each market research report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape, market-share analysis and consumer profiles. Complex demographic issues are broken into easy-to-understand sections, explaining consumer behavior and demonstrating the structure of the market. [user guide video]
Format: Research reports
Business
International Business
Marketing
A trend analysis service that monitors, tracks and interprets consumer behavior. [user guide] [user guide video]
Indexes scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Literature, language, and folklore from all regions of the world from the late Middle Ages to the present. Covers books, articles, and dissertations. Best place to start for language and literature research.
Format: Citations only; some links to full-text
Publication dates: 1926 - present
Children's Literature
English and Literature
French
German
Italian Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Modern Literatures and Cultures
Stock and fund research service
Format: Mutual funds, stocks, financial analyst reports
Publication dates: Updated daily
Business
Combines audio and video that spans all time periods, genres, and cultures.
Incorporates content from American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.
Format: Streaming audio & video, printed scores, reference materials
Publication dates: 1910-present
Dance
Film and Video
Music
Film and Video
Over 60 years of international chart data for popular music recordings.
Format: Data, interactive graphs, some links to full-text articles
Publication dates: 1950 - present
Business
International Business
Music
Searchable index of published music (mostly classical) currently available for purchase
Papers on economic research
NBER Working Papers have not undergone the review accorded official NBER publications; in particular, they have not been submitted for approval by the Board of directors. They are intended to make results of NBER research available to other economists in preliminary form to encourage discussion and suggestions for revision before final publication.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1994 - present
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic magazine along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images, and videos.
Publication dates: 1888 - present
Influential analysis covering US politics, policies, and federal government
Provides in-depth analysis of US politics, government policy, the economy & campaigns. This service includes The Hotline, NJDaily, the Almanac of American Politics and polls of the public and political insiders.
Format: Full-text, audio, video, polls, charts
Publication dates: 1977 - present
Government Information
Political Science
Most complete and authoritative encyclopedia of the ancient world and the classical tradition.
Good cross references and bibliographies.
Format: Encylopedia
Publication dates: 2002 - present
Classical Studies
Full-text of the New York Times since 1851
Some 3.5 million pages are included with illustrations and graphics. Additional years will be added as they are digitized.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1851 - 2007 (full-text); 1851-1993 (index)
History
Music
Theatre
Resource covering national & international newspapers
National & international newspapers, television & radio news transcripts
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title, 1980s - present
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Studies
Differentiates types of businesses
The standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.
Format: Index
Government Information
Comprehensive bibliography of women's diaries and letters
Diaries and correspondence represent are all age groups and life stages, all ethnicities, many geographical regions and the famous and the not so famous.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1675 - 1950
Primary Resources
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Contains digital resources from open archive collections
This is a multidisciplinary database, containing resources which are largely based in universities' and research institutions' digital libraries. Typical collections include: theses, technical reports, research papers and image collections.
Format: Full-text
The online version of the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT)
Comprehensive resource on the major world economies and world development
Provides all of the research created by OECD on economics, development, environment and governance, including books, reports, statistics and databases.
Format: Full-text, statistics & data
Publication dates: 1998 - present
Economics
Emergency Services Management
International Studies
Political Science
Multi-disciplinary full-text resource
Contains everything (all the indexing, abstracting, and full text) that is in  Education, General Science,  Humanities, Readers' Guide, Social Sciences, and Wilson Business databases. Also has indexing and some full text for Applied Science & Technology,  Art,  Biological & Agricultural Index Plus, Index to Legal Periodicals, and  Library Literature & Information Science databases.
Format: Full-text
Law
Political Science
A large collection of digital audiobooks, with apps available for iOS and Android.
174 videos of opera performances
174 videos of opera performances, nearly 500 hours in total. Videos can also be streamed to iPhone and Android devices.
Format: Streaming video
Publication dates: 1956 - present
Italian Studies
Film and Video
Music
Provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history.
Texts from selected Oxford Bibles can be viewed in side-by-side display with the user's choice of commentary and annotations from the Study Bibles, the stand-alone Oxford Bible Commentary, and A-Z concordances for the NRSV and NAB translations. The Bible content is supplemented by collections of major apocryphal Old and New Testament texts in translation.
Format: Full-text
Religion
Annotated bibliography of recommended resources for all areas of Classical Studies
Entries on authors include all relevant aspects of topic, including ancient texts, translations, and transmission. Citations can be saved or exported.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: previous two years
Classical Studies
Overview articles and bibliographies for criminology topics
Provides thorough overviews of specialized topics within the field of criminology, complete with links and annotations to key literature.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: previous two years
Criminal Justice
Overview articles and bibliographies for international law topics
Provides thorough overviews of specialized topics within the field of international law, complete with links and annotations to key literature.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: previous two years
Criminal Justice
Overview articles and bibliographies for philosophy topics
Provides thorough overviews of specialized topics within the field of philosophy, complete with links and annotations to key literature.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: previous two years
Philosophy
Searchable text of the 22-volume OED
Comprehensive etymological dictionary of the English language; searchable by date, source, meaning, part of speech, cited author or work, etc.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2005 (continuously updated)
English and Literature
Over 4,500 articles, 150 primary source documents, and two Qur'an translations in English, including a concordance.
Extensive resources for study and understanding of the Islamic world. Articles from Oxford works including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and more. Two translations of the Qur'an published in the Oxford World's Classics series and an electronic version of Hanna Kassis's A Concordance of the Qur'an.
Format: Full-text
Religion
Unabridged bilingual dictionaries
Unabridged bilingual dictionaries for French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian, with contextualized language reference help.
Publication dates: Continuously updated
French
German
Italian Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Russian
Core collection of titles from the Oxford series of reference books 
Includes over 120 reference books covering art, the sciences, literature, history, law, the performing arts, religion, computing, economics and business, general reference, and much more.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title, 2002 - present
Italian Studies
Theatre
Electronic books of original, peer-reviewed scholarship in all areas of philosophy.
In addition to major recent titles, the collection also includes classic works of enduring influence.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1963 - present
Philosophy
Electronic books of original scholarship in all areas of religion and theology
In addition to major recent titles, the list also includes classic works of enduring influence.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1963 - present
Religion
Major index of research on national and international public policies.
Includes academic resources as well as government reports and think tank documents.
Format: Abstracts
Publication dates: 1915 - current
Business
Criminal Justice
Economics
Education
Government Information
International Business
International Studies
PPEL
Political Science
Sociology
Citations of papers presented at conferences
Resource that indexes every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: 1993 - present; updated semi-monthly
Provides key business intelligence on countries, markets, and companies
Provides users with historical statistics and forecasts, analysis of consumers' lifestyles, information sources, brand and company information, plus full-text market analysis. Users are required to read and accept the Terms and Conditions in order to access this resource.
Format: Analysis & statistical reports
International Business
International Studies
Marketing
Political Science
Materials in the Colonial Williamsburg Library
Versions of rare books, manuscripts, drawings, newspapers, and reports of buildings and people from 18th century and early 19th century Williamsburg, Virginia. Contains the complete run of the colonial newspaper, The Virginia Gazette, to 1870. [tips for users]
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 2000 - present
History
Covers philosophical and theological writings from Latin Christianity up to the year 1216
Contains bibliographic information from works concerning patristic and monastic thought as well as philological and theological learning, humanistic and ecclesiastical thinking.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 200 - 1216
Classical Studies
Primary Resources
Greek material relevant to the study of the history of the Christian Church [search the index]
Contains more than 160 volumes of Greek material (with Latin translations) relevant to the study of the history of the Christian Church from its beginnings through the Council of Florence in 1439.
Format: Digital images of facing columns of text in Greek and Latin
Publication dates: original edited text produced 1857-1866
Classical Studies
Covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy
Features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1940 - present
Classical Studies
Law
PPEL
Philosophy
Political Science
Index to plays published in collections or periodicals
Index to plays published in collections or periodicals.  Searchable by genre, characteristics, cast, and subject, in addition to author and title.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: 1949 - present
Theatre
Scholarly journals in philosophy and religious studies
A collection of over 90 scholarly journals, series, conference proceedings, and other titles in philosophy, religious studies, and related disciplines. Coverage for most titles is complete, from volume 1 to the present, with over 80,000 total articles, reviews and other documents available.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Varies by title
Philosophy
Covers all public policy issues, drawing its content from public policy think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers, including the Hoover Institution, International Monetary Fund, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, RAND Corporation, and the World Bank.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1990 - present
International Business
Political Science
PPEL
A compilation of data and analysis on the current state of political, financial, and economic conditions in approximately 100 countries
Analysis includes likely developments over the next 18 months and the next five years.
Format: Country reports in PDF
Publication dates: Updated annually in late January
International Studies
Political Science
Provides full-text articles, papers and books relating to political science
Major resource for scholarly research relating to political theory, political behavior, public policy, law, international relations, comparative politics and non-governmental organizations.
Format: Full-text
International Studies
Law
PPEL
Political Science
Provides the most extensive data available on major, non-publicly traded corporations.
Format: Full-text, reports, and data sets
Index of conference publications
Citation index of worldwide conference proceedings. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received by The British Library Document Supply Centre. Contains in each record a list of the papers presented at each conference.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: 1993 - present
Resource of journals in humanities, social sciences, & mathematics Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Coverage of journal articles in the fields of literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, and economics.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1993 - present
Anthropology
Art
Education
History
Italian Studies
Music
PPEL
Philosophy
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Theatre
Coverage of international trade and business publications, market research studies, news leases, and summaries from investment and brokerage firm reports.
Use it to search for company information about market size and share, industry trends, emerging technologies and competitive opportunities.
Format: Full-text, abstracts, citations, and reports
Publication dates: 1972 - present
Full text of over 3,000 classic and current psychology books.
Contains more than 3400 scholarly books, 47000 chapters, and all 1500 entries from the Encyclopedia of Psychology.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1600s - present
Psychology
Comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods
The majority of full-text titles in this database are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1965.
Format: Full-text, citations, and abstracts
Publication dates: 1930 - present
Psychology
Journal articles and other research literature in psychology and related disciplines Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
International index to journal articles, book chapters and books, dissertations and technical reports related to all areas of psychology and related disciplines.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and some linked full-text
Publication dates: 1806 - present; very few records prior to 1890
Education
Leadership Studies
Marketing
Political Science
Psychology
Streaming videos originally broadcast on PBS Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
Use to find video clips for presentations and other projects. Includes several of Ken Burns' series, American Experience, Scientific American Frontiers, and many others.
Format: Streaming video
Dance
Film and Video
History
Music
Theatre
Resource for general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada
Citations: 1983 - present; abstracts: 1984 - present; selected full-text: 1994 – present; Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890 – 1982 is also included and provides citations
Format: Citations, abstracts, and selected full-text
Publication dates: Citations: 1983 - present; abstracts: 1984 - present; selected full-text: 1994 - present
Use this to browse historical subject terms.
Format: Citations
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Find information about advertisers, agencies, public relations firms and media buying services.
Information on nearly 18,000 U.S. and international advertisers who each spend more than $200,000 annually on advertising. Includes brief profiles of 14,000 U.S. and international agencies with search features for finding agencies and advertisers by industry, specialization, location, and sales.
Format: Full-text, reports, and data sets
Marketing
Full-text data and reports on 3 million companies worldwide
Find in-depth company profiles on 3 million international companies, including key executives and detailed financial information. Great for research on large companies and their foreign parents and subsidiaries.
Format: Reports and data
Publication dates: 1995 - present
International Business
Management
Marketing
Articles from regional business publications
Comprehensive coverage of more than 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1990 - present; varies by title
Business
A broad selection of scholarly publications in religion and philosophy
Extensive coverage of topics including world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and full-text
Publication dates: 1975 - present
Classical Studies
Philosophy
Religion
Objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of Religion and Theology
Includes a wide variety of journal literature, including Christian, Jewish, and other World religions. English language abstracts of articles are provided in Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages.
Format: Abstracts
Publication dates: 1948 - present
Religion
Overview information on education research topics
A starting point for research on education topics, each entry includes an overview, keyword list, and suggested reading. In addition to original overview articles, this database also includes selected articles from academic journals.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Articles reviewed and updated annually
Education
Newspaper digital archive from November 1860 to December 1865
The Richmond Daily Dispatch is the result of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and collaboration between the University of Richmond, Tufts University's Perseus Project, and the Virginia Center for Digital History. There are currently 1384 issues of the paper available online.
Format: Full text digital scans of articles
Publication dates: Nov. 1860 - Dec. 1865
History
Religion
Provides comprehensive city, regional and state news, primarily for Richmond, Virginia, from Aug 19, 1985 to the present.
Special attention is given to Virginia's tobacco and agriculture industries, as well as numerous large companies such as the CSX Corporation, Bank of Virginia and James River Corporation. Richmond's employment base extends from chemical, food and tobacco manufacturing to biotechnology, semiconductors and high-tech fibers.
Format: Full-text, abstracts, and citations
Publication dates: 1985 - present
History
Indexes scholarly writing on music, with some links to full-text
Coverage includes journal articles, dissertations, book chapters, and conference proceedings.
Format: Citations with abstracts and limited full-text
Publication dates: 1967 - present
Music
Covers 184 European and North American music periodicals
Format: Index and limited full text
Publication dates: 1791-1962
Music
Archive of rock and pop music journalism, from both mainstream publications and niche magazines.
This is based on particular journalists rather than complete publications, so publication coverage is not comprehensive. 
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1960 - present
Journalism
Music
Electronic books in computer science and information technology Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
An electronic library of books published by O'Reilly, Microsoft, Oracle, Pearson, and other IT and business publishers on computer science, information technology, emerging trends, and related fields.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1971 - present
Computer Science
Full-text encyclopedias and handbooks, primarily in the social sciences.
Format: Full-text
Includes Masterplots guide to literature
Guide to literary criticism, story plots, characters, and interpretation.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1977 - present
Spanish-language version of Consumer Health Complete
Covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.
Format: Citations and abstracts with some full-text
Large-scale plans of Virginia cities and towns, created to assist fire insurance companies assess the risk associated with insuring a particular property
Map information includes data such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, and function of structures, location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers.
Format: Full-text digital maps
Publication dates: 1867-1970
Geography
History
Comprehensive citation index to scholarly scientific journals
Data from over 3,700 of the world's leading scientific and technical journals across 100 disciplines, including agricultural, biological, and environmental sciences, engineering, technology, applied science, medical and life sciences, and physical and chemical sciences.  Provides "cited reference searching" to locate articles citing an earlier publication -- allowing you to navigate forward in time from a key article.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1976 - present
Environmental Studies
Geography
Mathematics
Physics
Comprehensive research tool used to locate and process information on a wide variety of chemistry-related topics
The electronic version of Chemical Abstracts, SciFinder Scholar allows structure, substance, and patent searching as well as citation searching in chemistry, the biomedical sciences, physics, engineering, materials science, and agricultural science.  Includes Medline. [First Time Users]
Format: Citations and abstracts; patents; structure, spectral data
Chemistry
Environmental Studies
Physics
Provides access to original and detailed bio-critical essays on the lives and works of important authors from around the world
Each entry averages 15-20 pages in length and includes a concise essay, hyperlinks for cross-referencing, a citation, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.
Format: Full-text
Scholarly and popular short story criticism
Criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Easy to reformat content for viewing and printing.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1987 - present
English and Literature
Index of short stories published in collections and anthologies
Subject access includes theme, locale, narrative technique or device (such as surprise endings, dialect stories, parodies, story-within-a-story) and genre. Also includes stories from over 150 of the periodicals indexed by Readers' Guide and Humanities Index. Library holdings indicator, linked to catalog, shows whether collections/anthologies indexed are available at UR.
Format: Index
Publication dates: 1915-1983
English and Literature
Access data from the Simmons National Consumer Study (NCS), a detailed study of over 25,000 US adults. Create cross-tab reports to identify the demographic, psychographic and store visit characteristics and media usage of your marketing target.
Click on the Resources tab to find user guides and tutorials.
Format: Data and reports
Mapping application for developing interactive thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data variables
A web-based mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data for the United States. Requires each user to create a personal workspace in order to use this resource.
Format: User-generated maps & reports
Publication dates: Most recent census & previous year market data
Marketing
PPEL
Political Science
Virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Format: Streaming audio
Publication dates: 1938 - present
Anthropology
Music
Source for market research data, offering worldwide market data for a broad range of industries and regions
The reports give users everything they need to produce business plans, marketing plans, start-up plans, new business development, market growth analysis, and strategic and financial plans. Much of the information is available in color graphs and charts, ideal for incorporating into reports and presentations.
Format: Full-text and images
Publication dates: 2001 - present

Excellent, easy-to-use resource on demographics in the United States

Generate in-depth statistics and interactive maps of the US population down to the county level, covering topics such as: race, sex, religion, immigration, etc.

Format: Web-based maps & downloadable statistic
Publication dates: Varies, 1790 - present
Government Information
PPEL
Political Science
Index to scholarly journal articles in the social sciences
Comprehensive citation index to peer reviewed scholarly journals in 50 social sciences disciplines. Excellent coverage of articles' cited references and times cited.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1976 - present
Economics
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Broadest resource of scholarly research on human cultural, social, environmental and political behaviors
Covers a variety of social sciences including: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Family Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Gerontology, International Relations, Minority Studies, Policy Sciences, Political Science, Psychology, Public Welfare, Social Work, and Sociology.
Format: Full-text, abstracts, and citations
Publication dates: Full-text & abstracts: 1995 - present; Citations: 1907 - present
Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Leadership Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Sociology
Repository of scholarly papers and abstracts in the social sciences
Repository of working papers and submitted abstracts intended for early distribution of research results in social science disciplines. Most of the full-text papers can be downloaded for free. Those with $ signs should be checked for availability in Journal Locator.
Format: Abstracts with some full-text
Publication dates: Varies
Accounting
Business
Economics
Emergency Services Management
International Business
Management
Marketing
Sociology
Index to journal articles and other research literature in sociology and related fields Sponsored in part by VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia (www.vivalib.org)
International index of journal articles, dissertations, books, book chapters and conference papers on sociology and related topics in social and behavioral sciences. [User Guide]
Format: Citations and abstracts (1974 - present)
Publication dates: 1952 - present
Anthropology
Criminal Justice
Contains editorial calendars, special issues and content from trade and industrial magazine websites
Password required - contact the Main Service Desk.
Marketing
Focuses on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry
Provides a continuously updated resource featuring market research and industry news covering all facets of the industry: sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sport
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1995 - present
Business
Marketing
Stock reports, industry surveys and corporation records for the U.S., Europe, Asia, & Latin America
Includes Stock Reports, Industry Surveys, Corporation Records, Poor's Register, the Outlook Newsletter and the Stock and Bond Guides.
Business
Still used in Europe & Asia, the code is frequently updated and supplemented by the NAIC
Government Information
Provides data listing advertising costs in several media areas as well as an interactive service on local market analysis, the Local Market Analyst Overview
Search results in SRDS give you a brief description of the publication, circulation figures, rates for advertising in the publication and contact information. Results will also list any regularly scheduled special issues. Results can be printed or copied into a Word document. The service does not provide an easy way to download data for comparison, however.
Format: Reports
Marketing
IGO and country profiles covering economics, government and elections
Provides overviews of country information, chronologies of various world events and information on intergovernmental organizations. Archives of previous years are in pdf format.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1864 - current
International Studies
Political Science
Aggregates statistical data on hundreds of international industries from thousands of sources, including market researchers, trade organizations, scientific journals, and government databases.
Format: Full-text reports and statistics
Publication dates: updated daily
Comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.
More information on how to use this resource is available.
Publication dates: 2013
Political Science
Condensed summaries of important developments in numerous topics relating to sustainability
In-depth, current reports on a variety of sustainability topics, useful either as starting points for research or for keeping up with the latest developments in the field. Executive summaries are followed by brief sections specific to the individual topics, and extensive reference lists are provided.
Format: Reports
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
A selection of theater performances
Streaming access to more than 250 performances of the world's leading plays plus over 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video.
Format: Streaming video
Publication dates: 1944 - 2003
Theatre
Film and Video
Greek literature from Homer to AD 1453
Designed as a searchable linguistic database, not a browsable library. Each user needs to select a username and password of their choice to access this resource. When setting up a brand new account, a second screen will ask for some further information. After that initial set up, a user need only enter their username and password.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: Original texts since antiquity; updates to database quarterly
Classical Studies
Primary Resources
Search company-to-product or product-to-company, includes company catalogs
Useful for choosing and evaluating supplier opportunities. Full product on a computer in Boatwright Main Library.
Archives of the Times of London newspaper
Complete archive in facsimile of the original newspaper covering general news, culture, fine arts, politics, history, and more.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1785 - 1985
English and Literature
Primary Resources
Reviews, letters, poems, and articles from the TLS in the context in which they were originally published.
Searchable by: book author, review author, book title, subject, date, issue; full text is not searchable. Subject search terms are drawn largely from the printed TLS cumulative indexes. Prior to 1974, the book reviews were published anonymously. This electronic version supplies contributor names.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1902 - 2006
English and Literature
Provides critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres
Book length studies of nearly 600 authors feature a chronology, a biography, a comprehensive critical analysis, and an annotated bibliography. Comprises the contents of Twayne's Unites States Authors, Twayne's English Authors, and Twayne's World Authors.
Format: Full-text
English and Literature
Bibliographic and publisher information on more than 300,000 journals/periodicals
Directory information includes a notation as to journal type.  This is an excellent resource to use to find out if a journal is scholarly and/or peer-reviewed.
Format: Directory listings
Publication dates: Updated with revisions weekly
The official source of current and cumulative US export and import statistics from the Census Bureau.
This resource requires a username and password. Please contact the Boatwright Library front desk to be signed on to use this database. Statistics available in USA Trade Online are available in the Harmonized System and the NAICS classification codes.
Format: Statistical tables and charts
Publication dates: 1990s - most recently completed month
Political Science
Reports and analysis of stocks and mutual funds
Evaluates and ranks the most investable stocks individually and by industry as well as provides investment advice on the New York Stock Exchange.
Format: Text, graphs, and interactive data
Publication dates: Includes the current issue and 12 back issues
Business
Index to French-language periodicals in the areas of business and economics
French language publications covering topics such as accounting & tax, administration, industry & manufacturing, marketing, logistics, technology and others.
Format: Citations and abstracts with some full-text
Publication dates: 1976 - present
French
Location tool for archival collections in Virginia
Manuscripts and archives in Virginia dealing with African-American history, the Civil War, individuals in local cities, towns, and counties, and government and politics. Database includes partial archival collections from the University of Virginia, the Library of Virginia, College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech., Virginia State University, Old Dominion University, James Madison University Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Historical Society.
Format: Index of archival finding aids
Publication dates: 2001 - present
History
Searchable, cover-to-cover archive of the Wall Street Journal
Format: Full-text and images
Publication dates: 1899 - 1993
History
Reports and comments of Wall Street experts and CEO/Company interviews for 1997
Hard copy back files are shelved with periodicals. Password required - contact the Main Service Desk.
Basic information about companies and rankings of U.S. companies by sales size
Contains information about individual companies with the ability generate lists of companies, such as all companies within an industry in a specific state. Data includes sales, number of employees, chief officers and industry codes.
Publication dates: 2009 52nd Edition
Citation and keyword index to scholarly journals in the liberal arts & sciences
Comprehensive citation and keyword database with multidisciplinary coverage of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as international proceedings coverage. The database covers approximately 160 disciplines ranging from Agriculture to Zoology. Includes Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index and Science Citation Index Expanded.
Format: Citations and abstracts
Publication dates: 1976 - present
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Emergency Services Management
Environmental Studies
Geography
Mathematics
Physics
Search across Biological Abstracts, Medline, Web of Science Core (Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index), and Zoological Record.
Documents relating to the role of women in movements throughout American history
More than 48,000 pages pertaining to women and social movements, in addition to dictionaries, chronologies, and teaching tools. Includes the Women's Commission reports collection, an archive of the publications and documents of local, state, and federal Commissions on the Status of Women from 1963 to the present.
Format: Full-text documents, reviews, and discussion tools
Publication dates: 1600 - 2000
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Index of core disciplines in women's studies
Feminist research in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education.
Format: Citations, abstracts, and some full-text
Publication dates: 1972 - present
History
Women, Gender and Sexuality
Collection of World Bank publications
A portal to over 4,500 World Bank documents on international and country-specific economic, development, and environmental issues. The collection consists of over 1,800 World Bank publications and over 2,700 Policy Research Working Papers.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1987 - present
Economics
Geography
International Business
International Studies
Political Science
Development indicators for developing & high-income countries
Provides more than 550 times series covering demographic, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental topics for more than 200 countries and 18 country groups. There are several ways of displaying the data: index, percentage change, and graphs, and can export the result in standard formats.
Format: Reports, data, and graphs
Publication dates: 1970 - present
International Business
International Studies
Political Science
Current economic trends along with economic, financial, and commodity data indicators
Features up-to-date analysis on global economic conditions, including a daily brief and event-driven focus reports, direct access to high-frequency datasets via Quick Query, forecasts for commodity prices and main macroeconomic indicators for over 130 countries.
Format: Reports
Publication dates: Updated daily
Economics
International Business
International Studies
Political Science
Development indicators for developing & high-income countries
Provides more than 550 times series covering demographic, social, economic, financial, natural resources and environmental topics for more than 200 countries and 18 country groups. There are several ways of displaying the data: index, percentage change, and graphs, and can export the result in standard formats.
Format: Reports, data, and graphs
Publication dates: 1960 - present
International Business
International Studies
Political Science
Primary, secondary, and reference sources covering the history, culture, peoples, and societies of the region
Includes academic journals, news, primary source documents, maps, statistics, audio and video on many subjects, including politics, economics, history, culture, international affairs, science, and technology.
Format: Full-text
Publication dates: 1492 - present
Anthropology
International Studies
Latin American and Iberian Studies
Sociology
Catalog of books and other resources in libraries worldwide
Comprehensive catalog of libraries from around the world. Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries.  Information is included on library holdings and where items are located, included if UR owns the item. Catalog entries include information on books, films and slides, manuscripts, musical scores, digital media, and other formats.
Format: Citations
Publication dates: Before 1000 BC to present, updated daily
Classical Studies
Covers all aspects of modern animal research, including behavior, biodiversity, conservation, ecology, evolution, genetics, habitat, morphology, nomenclature, parasitology, physiology, reproduction, taxonomy, and zoogeography
This resource is the world's leading taxonomic reference and the unofficial registry of animal names. It also contains "cited by" links.
Format: Citations and abstracts with taxa notes
Publication dates: 1864 - present
Biology

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