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more information Restricted Resource The Sage Encyclopedia of LGBTQ studies
Alphabetical and thematic approach that puts LGBTQ issues and information at the center of thinking, theorizing, and research.
more information Restricted Resource Sanborn Maps (Iowa)
Sanborn fire-insurance maps are large-scale plans used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures, and include information such as outlines of buildings; the size, shape, and construction materials used; and location of windows and doors. The maps also give street names, property boundaries, house and block numbers, and various other data. They are useful for historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, environmentalists, and anyone who wants to learn about the history and development of Iowa municipalities.
more information Resource contains newspapersScarlet & Black (Grinnell College)
Note: For current issues only.
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

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more information Resource contains newspapersScarlet & Black (Grinnell College)
Note: 1894-2010.
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
more information SciELO: Scientific Electronic Library Online
O Biblioteca Científica Electrónica en Línea es un modelo para la publicación electrónica cooperativa de revistas científicas en Internet. Especialmente desarrollado para responder a las necesidades de la comunicación científica en los países en desarrollo y particularmente de América Latina y el Caribe. 
more information Science.gov
Gateway to science information provided by U.S. government agencies, including research and development results from over 60 scientific databases.
more information Restricted Resource Scripta Sinica
The largest full-text Chinese database with digitized materials pertaining to the classics of traditional Sinology. An excellent resource for researching the history and culture of China.
more information Restricted Resource Seventeenth-Eighteenth Century Burney Collection Newspapers
The largest single collection of English news media from these two centuries, this database provides unique content for research into a wide range of political, educational, economic, historical, and journalistic topics.
more information Slide Collection (Grinnell College)
Search for slides in the Grinnell College Slide Collection.
more information Restricted Resource Resource contains quantitative dataSocial Explorer
Provides access to current and historical census data and demographic information, allowing users to create maps and reports to illustrate, analyze, and understand demography and social change. Limited to U.S. data; available datasets include the Census (1790-present), American Community Survey (2005-2011), Religious Congregations & Membership Study (1980-2010), and Carbon Emissions Data (2002).
more information Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Database of abstracts for social science research, organized into a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. Access to some of the content requires a subscription.
more information Restricted Resource Social Services Abstracts
Indexes and abstracts articles in the fields of social work, human services, and related areas, including social welfare, social policy, and community development. Subject areas cover abuse & neglect, addiction, crisis intervention, gerontology, poverty & homelessness, and more.
more information Restricted Resource Sociological Abstracts
1952-present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.
more information The Spirituals Database: An Art of the Negro Spiritual Project
A resource that offers searchable access to recorded track information for over 2,300 Negro Spiritual settings performed by solo classical vocalists. The growing database is a selection from more than 90 years of historic and contemporary recordings produced on compact discs, long-playing (33 1/3 rpm) albums, 78 rpm records, 45 rpm discs and audio cassettes.
more information SSRN eLibrary
Database of nearly 450,000 working papers from the Social Sciences Research Network. Primarily covering economics and law, with some political science and other subjects. Being working papers, this research may not necessarily have been peer reviewed.
more information Restricted Resource St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture
Includes over 3,000 essays written by subject experts and assembled into a consistent, readable, and straightforward alphabetical reference work. Entries cover the major areas of popular culture: art, dance, film, music, print culture, social life, sports, television and radio, theater, and more. Part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.
more information Restricted Resource Resource contains quantitative dataStatistical Abstract of the U.S. (Online)
Searchable database of tables and spreadsheets that provide a comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
more information Stock Free Images
Stock Free Images provides free downloads of over 1.1 million royalty-free stock photos and illustrations, suitable for websites, PowerPoint presentations, brochures, posters, and more.
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