General And Interdisciplinary
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Selected Internet Sites
General and Interdisciplinary
Academic Search Premier * * *
Current; multidisciplinary full text database, designed for the academic community. Includes full text coverage for just under 4,700 journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed journals.
CenStats * * *
Current; census data and online publications from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online * * *
Current; a reference site for students and educators synthesizing editorially reviewed websites and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Encyclopedia Brunoniana * * *
Brown University from A to Z by University Archivist, Martha Mitchell. [This resource is publicly available.]
Foundation Grants Index
2002 edition; describes grants awarded to nonprofit organizations by philanthropic foundations located in the United States. (Rockefeller Library)
1984-present; through an international perspective, FRANCIS provides citations to interdisciplinary materials for the humanities and social sciences. Topics include: art, psychology, information science, archaeology, ethnology, geography, business management, history of science and technology, history and science of religion, linguistics, literature, philosophy, prehistory and protohistory, sociology, education and more. Citations include journal articles, conference papers, books, reports, and doctoral dissertations.
Current; Brown University's online library catalog, provides access to information about books, periodicals, and other materials owned by the Brown libraries.
LexisNexis Academic * * *
Current; said to be the world's largest full-text, online database, containing more than a billion full-text articles, citation abstracts, and documents. Emphasis is on current news and legal and business information. For help in getting started, see Introduction to LexisNexis Video Tutorial.
Modernist Journals Project * * *
The Modernist Journals Project is a major resource for the study of modernism in the English-speaking world, with periodical literature as its central concern. Its primary mission is to produce digital editions of culturally significant magazines from around the early 20th century and make them freely available to the public on its website. [This resource is publicly available.]
Oxford English Dictionary * * *
The OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3). The OED is currently being revised, with the aim of producing a completely updated third edition by the year 2010. Draft material from the revision programme will also be published online, representing the latest progress towards the new edition. More revised and new entries will be added to the online Dictionary every quarter.
Oxford Reference * * *
Current; the core collection of Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works published by the Oxford University Press into a single cross-searchable resource. The Premium Collection offers all of the above, plus added functionality and more detailed information across a broad subject range from titles in the world-renowned Oxford Companions Series, to enhance the coverage already provided by the Core Collection. Click here for a list of the publications included.
Polling the Nations
1986-present; Polling the Nations is a compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries. Each of the records reports a question asked and the responses given, the polling organization responsible for the work, the date the information was released, the sample size, and the universe, i.e., the groups or areas included in the interview.
ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text * * *
1637-present; ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Full Text is the world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. PQDT Full Text includes 2.4 million dissertation and theses citations from around the world from 1861 to the present day together with 1 million full text dissertations that are available for download in PDF format. The database offers full text for most of the dissertations added since 1997 and strong retrospective full text coverage for older graduate works. Each dissertation published since July 1980 includes a 350 word abstract written by the author. Master's theses published since 1988 include 150 word abstracts. Bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637. Where available, PQDT Full Text provides 24-page previews of dissertations and theses.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text also offers researchers unlimited access to digital copies from their own institutions as well as affordable copies from others.
Readers' Guide Retrospective
1890-1982; contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. See Readers Guide Abstracts for 1982 to present.
Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory * * *
Ulrich's is a database providing detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative information on serials published throughout the world. It covers all subjects, and can be useful in identifying where a specific journal may be indexed.
Web Of Science
1900-present; The Web of Science includes the three ISI citation indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Social Science Citation Index, and Science Citation Index.
Books, journals, sound recordings, videos and manuscripts collected and catalogued by your library and libraries around the world. WorldCat does not include individual articles, stories in journals, magazines, newspapers, or book chapters.
Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Zasshi Shusei Detabesu
1868-present; indexes academic and general journal articles published in Japanese, including minor periodicals published in local prefectures and cities as well as those published in the neighboring countries during the colonial times. Covers humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. It combines content from periodicals indexed by the National Diet Library in Japan.
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Brown University Archives at the John Hay Library
The University Archives are the repository of official records of Brown University, University publications, theses and dissertations, and printed, manuscript, graphic, and audiovisual material about Brown. You are invited to use the Archives by signing the visitor's register and providing a Brown identification card or other positive identification.
The history of women at Brown can be studied in documents concerning the admission of women in 1891 and the administration of the Women's College, named in 1928 Pembroke College, which merged with Brown in 1971. There are also copies of the "Pembroke Record", the college newspaper (1922 - 1970); the "Sepiad", a student literary and news periodical of the women students (1901 - 1932); the "Brun Mael", the women's yearbook (1909 - 1970); and the "Pembroke Alumna" (1928 - 1970). There are collections of correspondence of women students, scrapbooks kept by women students full of memorabilia of their college lives, and oral histories on cassette tapes of Pembroke alumnae. "The Research Guide to the Christine Dunlap Farnham Archives" (1989) provides detailed information about women's studies resources in the Archives and in other special collections.