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|Making of the Modern World (Online)
Offers the full text of thousands of books, serials, pamphlets, essays, and more from major libraries around the world. These resources track the development of the modern, western world (from 1450 onwards) through the lens of trade and wealth. The titles are in English as well as many other languages.
1975-present. Covers virtually every subject area of general interest, provides full text of general reference publications, reference books, biographies, and primary source documents. Also features an image collection.
1940-present. Covers the world's mathematical literature. Provides web access to the signed reviews and bibliographic information from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications.
1809-present (with greater coverage beginning in the 1940's). One of the premier sources for bibliographic coverage of medicine, medical research, health care, molecular biology, physiological psychology, bioethics, and much more. Accessed through ProQuest.
|MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program
Maintained by the Food and Drug Administration for reporting serious reactions, product quality problems, therapeutic failure, and product-use errors with medical products, including drugs, biologic products, medical devices, dietary supplements, infant formula, and cosmetics. Includes educational resources and safety alerts.
|MLA International Bibliography
1926-present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
|Monthly Energy Review
PDF version of the Monthly Energy Review published by the U.S. Department of Energy. Contains data on the production, consumption, trade, and prices of various sources of energy. Some time-series data extends back to 1949. Data tables can also be downloaded in Excel format.
|MRC Psycholinguistic Database
Database of over 150,000 words matched with linguistic and psycholinguistic attributes. Some also provide psychological measures. Of use to researchers in psychology and linguistics as well as those in artificial intelligence and computer science who require psychological and linguistic descriptions of words.
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
|Music & Performing Arts
Cross-searchable platform for music databases that includes The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, African American Music Reference, Classical Music Reference, Classical Scores Library, and more. Contains thousands of books, scores, and audio and video recordings.
1949-1993. Print reference work containing data from more than 655 international music periodicals covering a broad range of subjects, incuding musicological or organological topics plus book reviews, record reviews, first performances, and obituaries.
Indexes various types of sheet music including band, brass, chamber & popular music, classical guitar, classical vocal, handbell, jazz, orchestral, organ, percussion, piano, recorder, sacred & secular choral, string, woodwind, and more.
|Musical Instrument Collection
Created and maintained by Roger Vetter, this collection features the acoustic instruments commonly used in music-making today throughout the world, as well as earlier forms of many modern instruments and those used in the non-Western world. Entries include a brief essay about the instrument's history, design, contexts of usage, and musician-instrument interface, plus illustrations and audio or video files. Descriptions of the standard ensemble combinations of instruments found in the Western and non-Western traditions are also provided.