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Springer Nature Experiments
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Over 55,000 biomedical and life sciences laboratory protocols. The database contains over 40 years of protocols including content from Nature Protocols, Nature Methods, and Springer Protocols. No protocol is ever removed from the collection, rather alternative versions are added.
Coverage: 1980-present
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SIL [Summer Institute of Linguistics] Language Data

“Given the vast quantity, it is impossible to list all of the websites for particular languages around the world. This page has links to sites hosted by SIL in different countries where we work. These sites include some of the language data they have published and provide other information about work done there.

Scripta Sinica = 漢籍電子文獻資料庫 (Hànjí diànzǐ wénxiàn zīliào kù) [via Academia Sinica]
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This is a large full-text collection of classics pertaining to Chinese history. Use the 授權使用 button to access the full (licensed) collection. The creators of this database describe it as a project "to digitize all documents essential to research in traditional Sinology. . . ."
Sturkie’s Avian Physiology [via ScienceDirect]
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Sixth edition of a comprehensive work (1055 pages) covering all aspects of avian physiology: Sensory biology and nervous system; Organ systems; Metabolism; Endocrinology; and Reproduction.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Historic)

Annual statistical compendia from the Census Bureau through 2012. Continued by the commercially published (Proquest) Statistical Abstract of the U.S. Census has the Statistical Abstract in pdf online back to 1878.

Coverage: 1878-2012
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP)

Designed as a dynamic reference work, this continuously updated encyclopedia features entries maintained and updated by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and updates are refereed by the members of an Editorial Board before they are made public. For citation, fixed editions are made on a quarterly basis and stored archivally.

Note: Open (unrestricted public) access to the Encyclopedia has been made possible, in part, with a financial contribution from the University of California Libraries.

Coverage: General, including philosophers, periods, schools, subfields, and topics

Species under CITES Protection

CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Roughly 5,000 species of animals and 28,000 species of plants are protected by CITES against over-exploitation through international trade. They are listed in the three CITES Appendices. The species are grouped in the Appendices according to how threatened they are by international trade. They include some whole groups, such as primates, cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises), sea turtles, parrots, corals, cacti and orchids. But in some cases only a subspecies or geographically separate population of a species (for example the population of just one country) is listed.

Silvics of North America [via United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service]
Silvics of North America is a handbook published by the Forest Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Volume 1: Conifers; Volume 2: Hardwoods. Freely available online.
Shared Shelf Commons [via ARTstor]

“Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images.” Images are contributed by a growing number of academic institutions and cover a range of topics from Art, to historic maps to biodiversity.