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“The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is the national record of [nearly 60,000] men and women who have shaped British history and culture, worldwide, from the Romans to the 21st century. The Dictionary offers concise, up-to-date biographies written by named, specialist authors.” It also has over 500 theme articles.

The DNB is licensed for a limited number of simultaneous users. Please log out when you are do so others can get in.

A complete record of surviving Old English except for some variant manuscripts of individual texts. A catalogue of the over 3000 texts included in the corpus is available in Angus Cameron’s “A List of Old English Texts” in A Plan for the Dictionary of Old English, ed. R. Frank and A. Cameron (PE279.F7 Shields Library)

This classic encyclopedia covering scientists from all time periods and all fields of science has been completely revised. This “complete” online version includes all the entries from both the new (2008) edition and the original edition.

Tags: Science

This is an online version of a PREVIOUS Edition of the Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Studies of Selected Pivotal Ideas (DHI), in five volumes and edited by Philip P. Wiener, was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York, in 1973-74 (Shields Library CB5 .D52). This e-version is made available through the University of Virginia’s Electronic Text Center.

A NEWER Edition is available on paper in the HSSGIS Reference Collection (2nd floor Shields) Call # CB9 .N49 2005

This “compendium of definitions of all current toxicological terminology” is an “authoritative reference” illustrating and describing “words, concepts, acronyms and symbols for both the toxicological theory and applied risk assessment, as well as providing guidance on the correct selection of problematic, similar and frequently-misused terms.” All sections are peer-reviewed and updated with this 3rd edition. New to this edition is the “inclusion of all terminology and concepts relating to molecular toxicology, nanotoxicology and computational toxicology.”

9th ed. of the Dictionnaire de l’Académie française.

The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.Within the DSLD you may select one or more of the following to conduct searches of the database: DSLD On Market = Label information from dietary supplement products that are currently on the U.S. market DSLD Off Market = Label information from dietary supplement products that have been discontinued or are no longer on the U.S. marketFor the DSLD, all information is obtained from the manufacturers’ labels.The DSLD is being developed initially for researchers and scientists.

“The Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations (DARMC) makes freely available on the internet the best available materials for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) approach to mapping and spatial analysis of the Roman and medieval worlds. DARMC allows innovative spatial and temporal analyses of all aspects of the civilizations of western Eurasia in the first 1500 years of our era, as well as the generation of original maps illustrating differing aspects of ancient and medieval civilization. . . .”

The DIRC is an interactive decision tree program to help you determine what you need to do to legally use a specific image for a specific purpose. At each stage it has a brief description of the issue at hand as well as links for more detailed discussions of those issues.

This is a large collection of mostly old and rare Natural History books digitized by the Natural History Museum MAHN-84 in Vaucluse, France. Subjects covered include:Zoology, Botany, Entomology, Caving, Biospeleology and more. It is an open access collection.

Tags: History, Science

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) is a cooperative digital library for resources from and about the Caribbean and circum-Caribbean. dLOC provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections. Collections include newspapers, photographs, archives of Caribbean leaders and governments, official historical documents, and historic and contemporary maps.

Scanned (not searchable) page images of:

Los Angeles Times (Library ed.)
Wall Street Journal (Eastern ed.)
Washington Post (Final ed.)
New York Times (East Coast, Late ed.)

Other resources may include searchable full-text for these newspapers but not images of the actual printed pages.

Coverage: Coverage begins from 2008 - .
Tags: News