Collins Bartholomew World Explorer Premium
The Collins Bartholomew World Explorer Premium is a seamless digital map database of the world as 28 feature classes, each containing either polygon, line or point geometry types. This data includes but is not limited to cities and administrative data for the world as well as topographic information, river networks and waterbodies, and road networks. This database is designed and maintained by Harper Collins Publishers and is the source data for the prestigious Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World. This item is available by appointment in the Social Sciences Data Center (SSDS). Please contact Bruce_Boucek@brown.edu.
designinform consists of three related and linked databases:
Design Abstracts Retrospective contains abstracts of articles and an index of images in 20th century art and design journals. It includes abstracts not previously compiled of the some of the core arts journals, such as Industrial Design [now I.D.] from 1954, and Craft Horizons [now American Craft]from 1942.
Design ProFILES includes data on artists, designers and architects whose whose work is discussed or illustrated in Design Abstracts Retrospective and the third database, ReVIEW. Design ProFILES currently contains profiles of nearly 25,000 names.
ReVIEW contains full text of many of the major US and European art, architecture and design serial publications issued between the 1870s and 1920s for the designinform database ReVIEW.
EBSCO eBook Academic Subscription Collection * * *
EBSCO eBook Academic Subscription Collection is a growing ebook subscription package containing a large selection of multidisciplinary ebook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. It contains more than 113,000 titles; all titles are available with unlimited user access. Subject coverage includes art, business & economics, education, language arts & discipline, literary criticism, medicine, performing arts, philosophy, poetry, political science, religion, social science, and technology & engineering.
Economist Historical Archive * * *
1843-5 years ago; since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. The Economist presents the worlds political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. Because of its global editorial perspective, it is read by more of the worlds political and business leaders than any other magazine.
The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist up until the last five years. Includes full-colour images, multiple search indexes, and the facility to browse each issue.
Emusicquest: Music-in Print-Online
Current; indexes sheet music in many areas of music including classical guitar, vocal, piano, string, popular music, sacred choral, organ, and many more.
In Response to the AIDS Crisis: Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994 * * *
1983-1994; briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) * * *
1913-present; Inorganic Crystal Structure Database (ICSD) consists of peer-reviewed data entries including their atomic coordinates. In the database are structures of elements and compounds with 2-5 different elements. Each year about 7000 new structures are added and previous content updated. Legacy crystal structure data for metallic and intermetallic compounds, with known atomic coordinates, from the U.S. National Institute of Standards & Technology have been incorporated since 2008. Structure types are comprehensive and searchable.
This subscription is for one-user at a time and requires first Brown authentication followed by a specific ICSD login for the Brown user.
Jacoby Online * * *
Jacoby Online is a unique reference work bringing together Felix Jacoby’s monumental Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Parts I-III, Brill’s New Jacoby, the new edition of these three parts, and the completely new Parts IV and V. Updated several times a year.
JapanKnowledge: Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Databases * * *
Current; JapanKnowledge is one of the largest collections of reference sources about Japan. The database provides access to a wide range of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources, including: Encyclopedia Nipponica; Nihon kokugo daijiten, an unabridged dictionary of the Japanese language; Kokushi daijiten, an encyclopedia of Japanese history; Nihon jinmei daijiten, a biographical dictionary of Japan; and full-text books in the Toyo bunko series as well as Shinpen Nihon koten bungaku zenshu, a complete collection of Japanese classical literature.
Kikuzō II Bijuaru for Libraries: Asahi Shinbun Kiji Dētabēsu * * *
1879-present; Kikuzō II bijuaru for libraries: Asahi Shinbun kiji dētabēsu
provides access to over 13 million Japanese newspaper articles published by Asahi Shinbu. Full text searching is available post-1985. The database also includes: articles from two weekly magazines, AERA and Shūkan Asahi; Chiezo, a contemporary dictionary; the Who's Who Database; and the Historical Photo Archive, which contains approximately 10 thousand photographic records mostly taken in Asia during the World War II period.
For assistance using this database, try using the How To Use Kikuzo Visual Guide
This database DOES NOT work with EZProxy. Please download the SSL-VPN client to your computer from software.brown.edu to access this resource from off-campus.
Paley Center for Media iCollection
The Paley Center for Media iCollection research database provides streaming access to more than 20,000 TV shows and radio programs spanning nearly 100 years of broadcasting history. The Paley Center archive has been curated to capture the most artistically and culturally significant examples in several program genres, including news, public affairs, documentaries, performing arts, children’s programming, sports, comedy and variety shows, as well as commercial advertising.
Subject areas including media studies, television/film, journalism, history, sociology, women’s studies, international relations, and the arts. The Paley Center for Media was formerly known as the Museum of Television and Radio.
To use the Paley Center for Media iCollection you first must REGISTER.
PrivCo * * *
Current; PrivCo focuses solely on private company financial data, including M&A activity, investor information, and private equity and venture capital data, all very interconnected. Includes coverage of over 200,000 private companies, 11,000 investors, and nearly 80,000 private market deals. Entrepreneurship programs find the ability to search by niche industry for private companies and to locate which investors have invested in specific industries helpful as well.
ProQuest Business Collection * * *
Current; a comprehensive business offering, comprising all content from ABI/INFORM Complete, Accounting & Tax, Asian Business & Reference, Banking Information Source, Entrepreneurship, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences. Featuring thousands of full text journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, and working papers as well as trade publications, industry reports, and key periodicals such as the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, and Economist. Strong U.S. and international coverage in business and the social sciences.
Routledge Performance Archive
The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre, providing unique access to an unprecedented range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. It features technical functionalities and graphics tailor-made by digital pioneers Digital Theatre (www.digitaltheatre.com), and consists of a regularly updated collection of streamed video and audio footage with relevant critical commentary.
Includes interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with internationaol specialist actor trainers; unique footage; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.
SimplyMap is an online data exploration and mapping tool that incorporates access to many different data sets including data from the US Census. Spatial data can be exported to ESRI Shapefile format. Tabular data can be exported in multiple formats for use with Microsoft Excel or other statistical analysis programs and maps and other visualization outputs can be exported to various graphic formats for including in reports and papers.
For first time users, please register with SimplyMap using your Brown email address and do so while you are connected to the internet via Brown University's network.
State Papers Online, 1509-1714 * * *
State Papers Online, 1509 -1714, published in four seamless Parts, offers researchers an online resource for understanding two hundred years of British and European history, from the reign of Henry VIII to the end of the reign of Queen Anne. The largest digital manuscript archive of its kind, State Papers Online gathers together 16th- and 17th- century British State Papers and links these rare historical manuscripts to their fully text-searchable Calendars.
The Library subscribes to Parts 3 and 4; a searchable archive of 16th and 17th century State Papers Domestic, Foreign, Scotland, Ireland and Registers of the Privy Council for research and teaching projects in politics, government, and social, economic, and religious history.
Statistical Abstract of the United States * * *
Current; the Statistical Abstract of the United States is a one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.