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A growing collection of out-of-print and backlisted art and architectural history books from university and museum presses. Features include full-text book searching, saving to a virtual shelf, highlighting, note-taking, and building coursepacks.
Please provide an evaluation on the Database Feedback Form. | Collection Manager: Melissa Becher | Expires: July 1, 2019
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1,700+ full text plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. More than 40 percent of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays.
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Searchable database of over 14 million (as of March 2019) metadata records for works that have been assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), including datasets, texts, and images. (For background information on DOIs, see https://subjectguides.library.american.edu/dois).
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Database consists in four modules: Chinese Political Campaigns in the 1950s: From Land Reform to the State-Private Partnership (1949-1956); Chinese Great Leap Forward―Great Famine Database; Chinese Anti-Rightist Campaign Database; and Chinese Cultural Revolution Database.
It contains thousands of primary source entries, including government documents, directives, bulletins, speeches by Mao Zedong and other officials, major newspaper editorials, published “Rightist” views and their denunciations, etc.; historical records, including original Rightist files and articles labeled “Rightist” at the time; and is fully searchable in both Chinese and English by author, subject, title, date, and keyword.
Please provide an evaluation on the Database Feedback Form. | Collection Manager: Clement Ho | Expires: June 9, 2019
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Provides timely and comprehensive contact and biographical data on congressional staff. Tracks legislative issues covered, roles and titles, education and work histories, disclosures, social media links, and other contextual information.
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This Massachusetts Institute of Technology “lab is a clearinghouse for data sets that can fuel studies on elections and how they're conducted. Find election data and research tools produced by us and others.”
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Mometrix Test Preparation offers study guides, practice questions, and video lessons for over 1,800 different standardized exams, including Praxis (teacher certification exams), GRE, ATI TEAS, NCLEX, HESI A2, CLEP, ACCUPLACER, medical technology certifications, computer technology certifications, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and many, many more.
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An international collection that covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup. It brings together books, periodicals, archival material, and instructional videos, to cover design concepts for a range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music.
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An archive of far-right and far-left movements in the United States, Europe and Australia.
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Repbase is a database of prototypic sequences representing repetitive DNA from different eukaryotic species. Repbase is being used in genome sequencing projects worldwide as a reference collection for masking and annotation of repetitive DNA (e.g. by RepeatMasker or CENSOR). Repbase moved to a subscription-only model in 2018. The various online datasets, tools, and downloads can be accessed via the library link.
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