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  • ABELL: Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature - 1922-present  
    Search for monographs, journal articles, critical editions,, book reviews, collections of essays and dissertations from anywhere in the world.
  • ABSEES: American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies - 1990-present
    Lists articles, books, dissertations, etc. published in the U.S. and Canada on all aspects of eastern Europe, Russia, and other states of the former Soviet Union. For other publications use European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies.
  • Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering: ANTE - 1990-present
    US and UK research in emerging technologies including computing, electronics, biotechnology, medicine. and construction, electrical and chemical engineering. Covers articles, tech reports, proceedings, etc.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Large general database of articles from scholarly journals and a few newspapers on many topics. Also includes reference books (World Almanac, American Heritage Dictionary), biographies, speeches and other primary source documents.
  • AccessMedicine
    Collection of e-books on medical science and clinical medicine plus drug information, patient education information, clinical practice guidelines and study guides. RSS feeds and podcasts provide updates. Please logout after use.
  • AccessUN
    Search for UN documents (draft resolutions, meeting records, Sales Publications, Treaty Series, etc.) with links to full text online or on microfiche in Alderman's Government Information Resources.
  • Accessible Archives
    Texts and page images from The Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800), 7 African-American newspapers from 1827-1860, and 3 Civil War newspapers: New York Herald, Richmond Enquirer, and Charleston Mercury.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    Large collection of e-books. Topics include history, archaeology, area studies, art, folklore, literature, music, philosophy, political science, religion, and women's studies. Individual titles are listed in Virgo.
  • ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) Digital Library
    Citations and full-text of articles from ACM journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings relating to the computing industry.
  • ADS: Astrophysics Data System
    Full Text Citations and abstracts of articles in astronomy and physics, with links to published version and to preprints. It is also possible to search the fulltext of documents scanned for ADS.
  • Aerospace Database - 1962-present
    Find journal articles and technical reports in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. Covers basis and applied research and technological developments in supporting research fields.
  • African-American Newspapers - 1827-1860
    Searchable text and page images for 7 African-American newspapers published between 1827 and 1860. For more recent (1985-present) newspapers, see Ethnic NewsWatch.
  • African-American Poetry, 1760-1900
    Over 2,500 poems. Use LiON to see this with Twentieth century African-American Poetry and other collections.
  • African American Song  
    Now part of American Song and also included with more classical, jazz and world music in Music Online.
  • African Americans
    Some works by and about African Americans from the UVA Library's collections. Most are now also avaialble through Virgo.
  • African Journals OnLine (AJOL) - 1998-present
    Find articles from scholarly, peer-reviewed journals published in Africa on all subjects or browse lists of the journals by subject or by country of publication. Some articles are available in full-text and some journals are open access.
  • AFSO:American Film Scripts Online
    Full text scripts of major American films from the silent era on.
  • AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics
    Find full-text of articles and other papers on all aspects of agribusiness and food-related economic topics as well as many other aspects of applied economics. International coverage.
  • Agricola
    Locate articles, books, tech reports, software, patents, etc. about agriculture and related life sciences.
  • AICT: Art Images for College Teaching
    Images of art and architectural works in the public domain. The images on this site were photographed on location by the author, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial.
  • AIDS and Cancer Research Abstracts - 1982-present
    Find journal articles and other publications on AIDS, immunology, virology and cancer genetics. Concentrates on both basic science research and clinical applications.
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online
    Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon Online is a reference work on artists with biographical information on more than 1 million visual artists from all over the world and throughout the ages, from antiquity to the present and includes over 500,000 extensive signed biographical articles, searchable in full text - with a further 3,500 added each year.
  • Alliance for Audited Media (AAM)
    AAM's Media Intelligence Center contains circulation statistics for over 3,000 U.S. newspapers and magazines. Audited Reports and Publisher's Statements provide information on total paid circulation for annual subscriptions and single copy sales, average prices, and circulation by issue and geographic region. Compare print and digital readership rates and find data on website usage, mobile app downloads, and social media interactions. Reports can be downloaded in PDF or exported to Excel. Create custom charts and graphs. Membership includes access to Magazine Market Coverage, which contains detailed circulation statistics for consumer magazines by CBSA from 2003-present. Our license only allows for one concurrent user.
  • Alt HealthWatch - 1984-present
    Holistic and other complemenetary and alternative approaches to health care and wellness. Includes journal articles plus pamphlets, special reports, and book excerpts.
  • Aluminium Industry Abstracts: AIA - 1972-present
    Locate journal articles, tech reports, conference proceedings, books, and patents on production processes, products, applications, and business developments related to aluminum. Now part of Materials Research Database.
  • America History & Life - 1964-present
    Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to present with records from 2,000 English-language journals published worldwide. Includes book reviews.
  • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies: ABSEES - 1990-present
    Lists articles, books, dissertations, etc. published in the U.S. and Canada on all aspects of eastern Europe, Russia, and other states of the former Soviet Union. For other publications use European Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies.
  • American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies: ABSEES Mobile
  • American Chemical Society: ACS Publications
    Full text of articles from journals published by the American Chemical Society.
  • American Civil War
    Primary source material on the American Civil War, including letters, diaries and newspapers from the UVA Library's collections.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries
    Letters, diaries and memoirs from the American Civil War, many still in manuscript form. Also includes selected biographies, a bibliography and a chronology of the War.
  • American Drama 1714-1915
    Selected plays by American dramatists. Part of LiON
  • American Film Scripts Online: AFSO
    Full text scripts of major American films from the silent era on.
  • American History in Video
    Over 5000 films, commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and documentaries showing historical events and their presentation over time.
  • American Memory Project: Library of Congress
    Primary source documents and archives for American history and culture: printed texts, collections of photographs, and some scanned manuscripts on topics such as African-American pamphlets, Civil War photographs, women's suffrage, etc.
  • American Periodicals Series (APS Online) - 1740-1900
    Full text of over 1000 magazines and journals published in the US between 1740 and 1900.
  • American Poetry Database - before 1900
    40,356 poems from 1,288 works by 209 American poets from the Colonial period to the early twentieth century. Use with other poetry collections in LiON.
  • American Song  
    Recordings of 50,000 songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included with more classical, jazz and world music in Music Online.
  • America's Historical Newspapers: 1690-1991
    Searchable full text collection of US newspapers. For additional titles see Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers and Historical Newspapers.
  • L'Année Philologique - 1924-
    Indexes articles on the literature, languages, and history of ancient Greece and Rome from journals, books and conference proceedings. Check the "Interim Articles" for most recent publications.
  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature: ABELL - 1922-present  
    Search for monographs, journal articles, critical editions,, book reviews, collections of essays and dissertations from anywhere in the world.
  • ANTE: Abstracts in New Technologies and Engineering - 1993-present
    US and UK research in emerging technologies including computing, electronics, biotechnology, medicine. construction, electrical and chemical engineering. Covers articles, tech reports, proceedings, etc.
  • Anthropology Plus - 1890-present  
    Find articles, reports, and other materials on social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.
  • APA PsycNET
    Databases from the American Psychological Association: PsycINFO, an index of articles and books in psychology; PsycARTICLES, full text journals; PsycBOOKS, fulltext books; and PsycCRITIQUES, book and film reviews.
  • Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts: ASSIA - 1987-present
    Lists journal articles in areas such as health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education with emphasis on information for the practitioner.
  • Aqualine - 1960-present
    Trade, technical and scientific publications on all aspects of water resources including legislation, water management, quality and distribution, wastewater and sewage, ecological and environmental effects of water pollution.
  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts: ASFA - 1971-present
    Find articles on water resources and fisheries from over 5,000 serial publications plus books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distribution literature.
  • ArchiveGrid
    Locate archives (manuscripts, letters, wills, family, corporate, and civic records, etc.) held in over a thousand libraries around the world.
  • Art Full Text - 1929-present
    Articles and art reproductions in all arts media from selected periodicals. Art Index Retro covers 1929-1984 and Art Index Full Text 1984-present. Abstracts are included from 1994 on; full-text of articles from some journals from 1997 on.
  • Art Images for College Teaching: AICT
    Images of art and architectural works in the public domain. The images on this site were photographed on location by the author, who consents to their use in any application that is both educational and non-commercial.
  • Art Index Retro
    Articles and art reproductions in all arts media from selected periodicals. Art Index Retro covers 1929-1984 and Art Index Full Text 1984-present. Abstracts are included from 1994 on; full-text of articles from some journals from 1997 on.
  • Art Museum Image Gallery
    Over 160,000 images of world art from prehistoric times to the present drawn from the collections of major museums.
  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
    Abstracts of journal articles, books, essays, exhibition catalogs, PhD dissertations, and exhibition reviews on all forms of modern and contemporary art published since the late 1960s.
  • Artemis Primary Sources
    Allows simultaneous searching of 4 primary source databases: 18th Century Collections Online, 19thCentury Collections Online, The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926, and Sabin Americana.
  • ARTFL
    A full text database containing a large number of French literary works and Diderot's Encyclopédie. Although all text can be searched, many works can be displayed only a few pages at a time.
  • ArticleFirst - 1990-present
    Find articles from over 16,000 journals on all subjects. Also searchable through WorldCat.org.
  • ARTStor  
    Images of world art from all periods, including paintings, drawings, prints, historic photographs, architecture and design. Tips on using ArtStor.
  • Arts & Humanities Citation Index - 1981-present  
    Part of Web of Knowledge. Tries to index most frequently cited journals, and entries include number of times the article has been cited. Daily updates make it a good source for very recent information.
  • arXiv
    Open access to over 500,000 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics
  • ASCE Research Library (American Society of Civil Engineers) - 1995-present
    Search journals and conference proceedings published by the society. Topics include engineering and architecture, coasts, energy, environment, materials, transportation, and water resources.
  • ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts - 1971-present
    Find articles on water resources and fisheries from over 5,000 serial publications plus books, reports, conference proceedings, translations and limited distribution literature.
  • ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts - 1987-present
    Lists journal articles in areas such as health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education with emphasis on information for the practitioner.
  • Associates Programs Source
    Articles on topics often taught in community colleges, including accounting, agriculture, child care, cosmetology, cooking, food service, forestry, graphic arts, hospitality management, interior design, plumbing, heating & air conditioning, welding.
  • Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
    Citations and full-text of articles from ACM journals, newsletters, and conference proceedings relating to the computing industry.
  • ASTM Science and Engineering Digital Library
    The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information. The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering.
  • Astrophysics Data System: ADS
    Full Text Citations and abstracts of articles in astronomy and physics, with links to published version and to preprints. It is also possible to search the fulltext of documents scanned for ADS.
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials
    Lists articles on all aspects of religious studies from journals in many disciplines. Includes citations to book chapters and to book reviews. ATLASerials adds the full text of many journals.
  • The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas
    A media database with images documenting many aspects of the slave trade.
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    Find articles and book reviews in architecture, urban design, historic preservation, and urban planning in journals from many countries. Coverage begins in the 1930s, but some journals are indexed back to the the 1860s. Many citations include abstracts.

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