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10/21/14--We have a free 60-day trial of the American Council of Learned Societies Humanities eBook collection! This collection over 4300 eBooks and covers a variety of subject areas. USAO has been assigned a username and password to access the books. Email Elizabeth York (eyork@usao.edu), the electronic resources librarian, for the username and password. 

  • ACLS Humanities eBook Collection
    The link takes you to a screen where you can browse by title, author, or subject. You can also click on the Search heading above to search, and hover over the Collection heading to see other browsing options, including by series and by ACLS Fellow. Once you find a book in which you are interested, click "Log in for full access." In the dropdown menu, make sure UM Access [Most Subscribers] is selected. Click login, and at the next screen (which bears a University of Michigan logo) enter the username and password.

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  • ABC-CLIO eBook Collection
    A full-text online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and guides in the areas of business, crime and punishment, entrepreneurship, geography, music, physical and mental health, politics, law and government, pop culture, folklore and mythology, religion, science, technology and the environment, society and education, United States history, world history, and world issues.
  • Academic Search Complete
    A multi-disciplinary database covering many areas of academic study, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,000 journals and a total of more than 11,600 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc.
  • AccessScience
    Based on the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, AccessScience stays current on the most significant scientific findings and breakthroughs with updates from the annual McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science & Technology. It contains: more than 9,000 articles and research updates with literature citations; 16,000 + images, videos, and animations that bring topics to life on the screen; biographies of nearly 3,000 well-known scientists; 110,000+ definitions drawn from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms; a continually updated science and technology newsfeed from Science News; a handy study center with Q&As, study guides, and essay topics.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
    AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers and has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest. This content is updated monthly.
  • America's Historical Newspapers: 1690-1922
    Early American newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, documented the daily life of hundreds of diverse American communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views. In Early American Newspapers, users can limit searches to items that fall into such categories as news and opinion, election returns, letters, poetry, legislative information, prices, advertisements, matrimony notices and death notices.
  • American National Biography
    Offers portraits of more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. The online edition of the ANB is updated semi-annually, with hundreds of new entries each year and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency. The ANB Online features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities.
  • ARTstor  
      
    Includes more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. The community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

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  • Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA)
    A bibliographic database covering all aspects of native North American culture, history, and life. This resource covers a wide range of topics including archaeology, multicultural relations, gaming, governance, legend, and literacy. BNNA contains more than 137,000 citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents of the United States and Canada. Dates of coverage for included content range from the sixteenth century to the present.
  • Biological Abstracts 1969 - Present
    A collection of bibliographic references covering international life science and biomedical research literature published from more than 4,000 journals. It provides access to the latest information in many life science disciplines and contains nearly 7.7 million records from as far back as 1969, with more than 370,000 citations added each year. Most of the records include informative abstracts written by the author.
  • BioOne
    A collection of critical, high-quality titles across the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences. Nash Library provides access to a total of 97 full text titles. BioOne.1 includes 87 publications, and the BioOne Open Access Collection now includes ten titles.. 84% of BioOne.1's titles are ISI ranked, and many titles are considered leaders in their respective fields.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Elementary School Edition
    Includes abstracts and searchable full text for more than 1,290 popular nonfiction books for elementary school students. Includes high-interest titles on animals, weather, holidays, Native Americans, United States, Canada, biographies, civics and more.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
    Includes abstracts and searchable full text for more than 2,440 popular nonfiction books for high school students. Includes high-interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, music, science, history, civics and more.
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
    Includes informative abstracts and searchable full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books for middle school students. Includes high-interest titles on careers, health, ethnicity, disabilities, technology, biographies, history, science, women, civics and more.
  • Britannica PreK-8 Online
    For both educators and students. Contains content for both elementary and middle school students, also includes the Britannica Learning Zone, a PreK-2 interactive learning environment.
  • Business Source Complete
    Contains indexing, abstracting, and full-text for peer-reviewed, business related journals. Abstracts for important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. It includes cited references for more than 1,200 journals and detailed author profiles for 25,000 authors. It contains journals in marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

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  • Cambridge Companions Complete
    Provides accessible introductions to major writers, artists, musicians, philosophers, topics and periods including specially commissioned essays, shaped and introduced to appeal to student readers. Each title is supported by reference features such as a chronology and guide to further reading.
  • Chicago Manual of Style
    Covers a variety of topics from manuscript preparation and publication to grammar, usage, and documentation. The material in this resource focuses primarily on one of the two CMS documentation styles: the Notes-Bibliography System (NB), which is used by those in literature, history, and the arts. The other documentation style, the Author-Date System, is nearly identical in content but slightly different in form and is preferred in the social/sciences.
  • Communication and Mass Media Complete
    Offers cover-to-cover ("core") indexing and abstracts for more than 550 journals, and selected ("priority") coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of 737 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 440 journals. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915).
  • CQ Almanac
    The primary source for coverage and analysis of U.S. Congressional legislation from 1945 to today. CQ Almanac is renowned for its in-depth analysis of the path legislation takes through Congress, including how bills get changed, are derailed, or ultimately get passed during an annual session of Congress.
  • CQ Researcher
    Contains original reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Includes reports dating back to 1991 covering health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report contains an introductory overview, background and chronology on the topic, an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources.
  • Credo Reference
    An online reference collection featuring full-text content from nearly one hundred reference books covering a broad range of subjects. It's a search engine like Google, but instead of searching the entire Internet, your results come from a comprehensive library of trusted reference sources without advertisements, clutter, or irrelevant hits.

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  • Database of Award-Winning Children's Literature
    Has over 7,000 records from 84 awards across six English-speaking countries (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Ireland). Each book is indexed to some degree so users can find it using the form search or the keyword search.

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  • EBSCO eBook Collection
    A curated full-text online collection of works essential to interdisciplinary studies, such as the Federalist Papers and the Communist Manifesto.
  • The Economist
    Offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. It contains all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) and a searchable archive that dates back June 1997. It also offers a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and videos.
  • Education Resource Information Center (ERIC)
    Provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966. There is also a freely accessible search interface for ERIC, eric.ed.gov. It doesn't include as many full articles, but it still includes all 1,300,000 records.
  • Education Source
    Contains scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education. It covers all levels of education from early childhood to higher education, and educational specialties, like multilingual education, health education, testing, curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and related social issues. It has abstracts for thousands of journals and includes full text for more than 1,700 journals, 550 books and monographs, and numerous education-related conference papers.
  • Ethnic News Watch
    An interdisciplinary and bilingual (English and Spanish) database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press, with over 300,000 full-text articles dating from 1959-1989. Pivotal events in these decades are covered - the civil rights struggle, Vietnam War protests, dramatic changes in immigration law, trickledown economics, and the status of migrant workers.

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  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text
    Covers film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. Includes complete indexing and abstracts for over 380 publications and selected coverage for 300 more. Includes full text for more than 120 journals and 100 books, as well as Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.
  • Films on Demand Business and Economics Collection
    A web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from more than 700 business education, marketing, management, finance, accounting, taxation, ethics and business law, business technology, and economics titles. Special features allow users to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, and personalize folders.
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    Encyclopedia with over 25,000 entries.

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  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Online reference collection with eReference books on a variety of subjects, including history, science, literature, and social sciences.
  • GreenFILE
    Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 535,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 5,800 records.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art
    Provides historical and current uses of materials and techniques from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art. Coverage includes materials in art practice; materials in conservation; classes of artifacts; techniques and methods, terms, tools, theory, fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.

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  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines, covering topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, & women's health. It includes full text for current, health-related pamphlets and nearly 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. It contains more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports, Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
    Provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong. In addition, this database includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • Humanities International Complete
    Covers all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought. It includes more than 2,200 journals (full text for nearly 1,200 journals) and 2.8 million records.

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  • JSTOR  
      
    Offers archives of leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. The entire corpus is full-text searchable, offers search term highlighting, includes high-quality images, and is interlinked by millions of citations and references.

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  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
    Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. It indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Includes more than 850,000 full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from more than 360 scholarly journals and literary magazines, 7,000 overviews of frequently studied works, 30,000 full-text poems, short stories and plays, 8,000 interviews, and 2,800 author portraits. Also includes 145,000 entries for in-depth biographical, bibliographical & contextual information on authors’ lives and works in addition to more than 70,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews.

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  • Magill's Literary Annual
    Evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. Covers works of interest to general readers. This resource is searchable back to 1977 and includes cumulative title and author indices.
  • Mango Languages
    An online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for real communication. Mango constructs language intuitively by using small chunks and blocks of easily remembered vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. To go beyond just speaking, it also incorporate various cultural and grammar notes which touch on the nuances of how to communicate with natives.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition
    Contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and over 107,000 primary source documents. It also contains more than 360 reference books, an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs, and expanded full-text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
  • MasterFILE Premier
    contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, and multicultural issues. It also contains more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. It offers PDF backfiles (as far back as 1975) for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Judaism, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post, etc.
  • MEDLINE with Full Text
    Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. It uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals. This is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.
  • Middle Search Plus
    Contains full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. It also contains primary source documents, reference books, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
  • Military & Government Collection
    Designed to offer current news relevant to all branches of the military and government. Provides full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 additional titles.
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    Includes information on over 5,500 journals, 4,400 of which are indexed in the International Bibliography. Each entry includes editorial contact information, frequency, circulation, subscription prices, and submission guidelines.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    Produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA), this bibliography contains over 2.2 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series, and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR's language and literature collection as well as links to full text. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.

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  • Nash Library Catalog
    Includes primarily materials physically located inside Nash Library. This includes books, print and microform journals, and audio/video materials covering a variety of subject areas.
  • The Nation Archive Premium Edition
    Contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive of The Nation from its beginning in 1865 to the present. The Nation is America’s oldest weekly magazine and includes articles on politics, culture, books, and the arts.
  • The National Review Archive
    Includes complete indexing & abstracting and full text coverage for all issues of National Review from its beginning in 1955 through the present. Covers political, economic, social, and cultural issues and trends.
  • Naxos Music Library (NML)
    Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 101,110 CDs with more than 1,466,800 tracks of both standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.
  • The New Republic Archive
    Includes complete indexing & abstracting and full text for all issues of The New Republic from its beginning in 1914 to the present. Covers American politics, foreign policy and culture.
  • Newspaper Source Plus
    Includes 1,520 full-text newspapers, providing more than 28 million full-text articles. Contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers. All staff articles are also included from many newspapers. In addition, Newspaper Source Plus features more than 601,300 television and radio news transcripts, videos & podcasts.
  • Newswires
    Continuously provides nearly real-time access to world news from the Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. Includes AP Financial News, AP Top News, AP WorldStream, AP U.S. Politics & Government, AP 50 State Reports, UPI Security Industry, UPI Emerging Threats, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports, UPI Top News, Arabia 2000, and more. Each record links outward to the news provider's website. Records are retained for 30 days, after which they are replaced with current news.

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  • Oklahoman Archives
    Contains full-text of The Oklahoman dating back to 1901.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    An illustrated collection of more than 50,000 authoritative, signed, biographies of notable men and women connected with the British Isles, from all walks of life, from the fourth century BC to the year 2001. No living people are included. Biographies vary in length from a few dozen to over 30,000 words. Each includes a list of sources. 10,000 are illustrated. The database also includes the full text of the original DNB.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    A historical dictionary covering words from across the English-speaking world. It also offers the best in etymological analysis and in listing of variant spellings, and it shows pronunciation using the International Phonetic Alphabet. Its entry structure is very different from that of a dictionary of current English; for each word in the OED, the senses are dealt with in chronological order. In complex entries, the development over time can be seen in several 'branches'.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    An online reference collection including works on history, literature, theatre, rhetoric, linguistics, global change, and other topics.

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  • Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
    In 2008, Palgrave Macmillan published The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd edition, edited by Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. While some classic articles from the 1987 were retained, around 80% of the text was either entirely new or substantially rewritten to reflect the depth of change within the discipline between the editions. The new edition retains the inspiring tradition of bringing together the world's most influential economists writing in their own voice in their areas of expertise. Released simultaneously online The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is a dynamic, updated resource serving the information needs of a new generation of economists.
  • Philosopher's Index
    A bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Considered the most thorough index of journal literature on the subject, it features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books, including contributions to anthologies and book reviews. Contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals from 43 countries with content representing a variety of languages
  • Pop Culture Universe: Icons, Idols, Ideas
    Contains information on popular culture in America and the world, both past and present. Presents pop culture and history through an academic lens, providing insights into society that will engage students' minds and support their research projects. The Idea Exchange section features informative, scholarly essays on topics that often serve as the basis for undergraduate writing assignments. Includes real-time enhancements to continuously update existing entries and add brand-new content.
  • Primary Search
    Contains full text for more than 80 popular, elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. The database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps, and flags.
  • Professional Development Collection
    Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
  • Project Muse
    Offers a selection of complete, full-text versions of journals in the humanities and social sciences from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies. The complete content of each and every issue is online—including all charts, graphic images—with articles available in HTML, PDF, or both formats.
  • Proquest Science Journals
    Features more than 965 titles available in full text. Provides access to all the charts, diagrams, graphs, tables, photos, and other graphical elements vital to scientific and technical literature. These journals cover hundreds of topics relating to major fields of study, including: Physics, Engineering, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Science, and Chemistry.
  • PsycARTICLES
    A definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains approximately 150,000 articles from over 70 journals It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to present; nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  • PsycINFO
    Contains more than 2.4 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in psychology and related disciplines. It includes information about the psychological aspects of related fields. Journal coverage spans 1887 to present, including international material from more than 2,200 periodicals in more than 27 languages. It is indexed with controlled vocabulary from APA's Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms.

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  • Regional Business News
    Provides full text for more than 80 regional US and Canadian business publications including The Journal Record which covers the Oklahoma City region.
  • Regional Business News Plus
    Includes full text coverage from hundreds of U.S. and International newspapers and regional business publications, totaling over 60 million full-text articles.

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  • Small Business Reference Center
    Provides information on topics from starting a company and sales to growing or rescuing a business. Contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books. The interface guides users through small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans. A collection of state-specific resources supports the researcher with demographic data and other local information.
  • SocINDEX with Full Text
    Offers comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all closely related areas of study. Features over 25,000 Author Profiles: each profile includes biographical and bibliographic data, allowing users to quickly ascertain an author's areas of expertise and focus. Contains full text for more than 820 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for 14,636 conference papers.
  • SpringerLink eBook Collection
    A full-text online collection of encyclopedias, handbooks, and guides primarily covering the social sciences. This collection covers psychology, medicine, education & language, economics, public health, and philosophy.

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  • TOPICsearch
    Covers social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Includes controversial opinions and viewpoints. Contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

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  • Web News
    Provides nearly real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the world. Includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. Each record links outward to the news feed itself.
  • Wolfram Alpha  
      
    Freely available on the web, this "computational knowledge engine" is designed by Wolfram Research, an educational software company best known for producing Mathematica software. This resource can perform calculations, but it can also retrieve statistics and other reference information. Because it does not connect computed results directly to the original data sources, Wolfram Alpha is not an ideal resource in terms of accountability. In spite of this, it remains a capable tool.
  • WorldCat FirstSearch
    Identifies items (both print and electronic) available in Nash library and in other libraries. To request an item owned by another library, simply click on the ILL icon.
 

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