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Britannica Online Learning Zone (PreK-2)Britannica Learning Zone is an activity-centered learning environment with content and exercises appropriate for young learners in grades PreK-2. An interactive atlas, online art activities, interactive games and learning materials, audio and video, and vocabulary builders teach concepts that children are curious about, such as geography, numbers, time, sounds, and much more. Teacher tools let instructors review and produce reports on student progress.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Chronicle of Higher Education is updated daily and provides news, information, and job listings for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the text from the current print edition, posted every Monday morning; commentary and essays from the weekly magazine, The Chronicle Review; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; a searchable archive of every issue published since September 1989; slide shows, podcasts, and video; discussion forums; data from the annual Almanac of Higher Education and other reports; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more. Users may want to go to http://chronicle.com/services to create a free personal account, in order to sign up for various e-mail updates, participate in online forums, and utilize career services. Available e-mail updates are listed at http://chronicle.com/help/emails/, including job alerts, Academe Today, Academe This Week, The Wired Campus, The Community College Newsletter, and more. A variety of news feeds in RSS format are also available via http://chronicle.com/help/rss.htm.
Coverage: From 1989
Locations: UM, UMF, UMFK, UMM
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Digest of Education Statistics
Locations: UMM
Remote Access: Available

DigitalCommons@UMaineDigital Commons at UMaine provides access to the scholarly, educational, and creative works of the University of Maine community. It contains over 12,000 full-text works from over 700 academic disciplines, including theses and dissertations, and provides links to other Maine Digital Commons as well as the global Digital Commons Network.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Education Full TextEducation Full Text, published by H.W. Wilson, provides high-quality indexing and abstracts for an international range of English-language education journals, books, and yearbooks. More than 725 Journals are indexed, cover to cover, going back to 1983. Full text articles are provided for over 350 journals going back to 1996. ArticleLinker connects to additional full-text articles and points to library holdings in print and microform.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Education WeekEducation Week is a U.S. newspaper covering K-12 education.
Locations: UMM
Remote Access: Available

Encyclopedia of School PsychologyThe Encyclopedia of School Psychology is the first comprehensive guide to this field, featuring the latest research on school learning, motivation, and educational assessment. Approximately 250 entries by 175 contributing authors from psychology, education and counseling, child development, and special education address student success, behavior disorders, intelligence testing, learning disabilities, strategies to improve academic skills, and more.
Locations: USM, LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

ERIC - Education (EBSCO) The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides a database of journal and non-journal education literature for K-12 teachers, school administrators, education faculty, school psychologists and education students. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This database contains more than 1.2 million citations going back to 1966. More than 110,000 full-text non-journal documents (from years 1993-present) are included in the database. Many full-text journal articles and non-journal documents are linked from citations in the database.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: From 1966.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

ERIC - Education (ProQuest) The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides a database of journal and non-journal education literature for K-12 teachers, school administrators, education faculty, school psychologists and education students. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This database contains more than 1.2 million citations going back to 1966. Many full-text journal articles and non-journal documents are linked from citations in the database.
Coverage: From 1966
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Explora for EducatorsExplora is EBSCO’s new user-friendly design that simplifies the search process and creates a friendly user experience for students and public library patrons while also offering teachers and librarians the tools they need to help navigate the content available in the EBSCO databases. Explora for Educators includes ERIC, Teacher Reference Center, Academic Search Complete and the statewide EBSCO and Project Gutenberg e-book collections.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
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IIE PassportSearchable database of over 5,000 academic study abroad opportunities, from the Institute of International Education. A wide variety of criteria (e.g. field of study, language, country, city, program length, time of year, cost) may be specified. Expands upon the IIE's annually published print sources Academic Year Abroad and Vacation Study Abroad.
Locations: UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

LearningExpress LibraryFunded by the Maine State Librarys BTOP grant and available to Maine public library patrons, LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. Youll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. In addition, you will find interactive popular software tutorials/courses that are video-based and allow you to learn at your own pace. (Note: These courses require Adobe Flash Player 8.0.) Patrons must register an account with the site to access content.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in PrintProvides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,700 contemporary testing instruments. Included is the MMY Archive providing all yearbooks from the first edition in 1938, for a total of over 7,000 full-text test reviews. Diverse topic areas include psychology, education, business, and leadership.

Licensed Number of Users (UM): 1

Licensed Number of Users (USM): 4

Locations: UM, USM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus provides full text from over 100 general reference, health and science magazines appropriate for middle and junior high school students. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 210 magazines. This database includes 2,000 charts, tables and graphs converted to ASCII text; full text of 23 reference books; full text of hundreds of pamphlets; over 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia; coverage of the CIA World Factbook; Essential Documents of American History and EBSCO’s Encyclopedia of Animals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

To check coverage: http://ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=6&topicID=110

Alt Title: Middle Search Plus
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

NoveList K-8 PlusA Reader’s Advisory database that includes recommendation for more than 60,000 fiction and 17,000 nonfiction titles, Novelist Plus K-8 has curriculum-driven material designed to help integrate reading across subject areas in the classroom, as well as enhance children’s pleasure reading. Has Grab and Go Book Lists developed by school media specialists; Recommended Reads reading lists; over 700 BookTalks; 450 searchable Award Lists; feature articles and Curricular Connection articles by notable librarians and subject matter experts on a wide variety of topics, issues and reading levels. Covers over 9,000 fiction and nonfiction series. Titles can be sorted by popularity and/or Lexile scores. Includes all fiction content from the database Novelist K-8.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
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Oxford BibliographiesOxford Bibliographies is a collection of disciplined-based subject modules in which leading scholars recommend and summarize the most important and significant sources in each subject. Citations link out to URSUS and other sources. Fogler Library has access (or will have access when published) to the modules for Atlantic History, Buddhism, Education, Hindu Studies, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Social Work. Updated quarterly.
Locations: UM
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Primary SearchPrimary Search provides full text from nearly 70 children’s magazines appropriate for elementary schools and children’s reading rooms. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 140 magazines. Other full text sources include: The World Almanac of the U.S.A. and The World Almanac for Kids; EBSCO’s Encyclopedia of Animals; Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia; full text for over 300 pamphlets; and Essential Documents of American History including The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, The Federalist Papers and the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

To check coverage: http://ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=6&topicID=122

Alt Title: Primary Search
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

ProQuest Digital Dissertations & Theses A&IIndex to dissertations from 1861 to the present, representing the work of authors worldwide. Masters theses from 1962 on are also indexed for some institutions (does not include University of Maine System masters theses). Includes searchable abstracts for dissertations published from 1980 on, and for theses published from 1988 on. For library users at the University of Maine, database access also includes the full text of dissertations written at UMaine after 1996.
Locations: USM, LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

PsycTESTSThe PsycTESTS database contains psychological assessments, primarily unpublished tests developed by researchers but not made available commercially. The assessments include tests, measures, scales, and surveys. All records provide a summary of the assessment and the purpose and history of development. Most records include the testing instrument and link to the peer-reviewed literature describing test development, review, or use.  Many records include supporting documents such as instructions and scoring sheets. Updated monthly.
Locations: UM
Remote Access: Available

Teacher Reference CenterTeacher Reference Center is an index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books, offered free by EBSCO. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more, for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

TeachingBooks.netTeachingBooks.net is a database of multimedia materials about children's and young adult books, authors, and illustrators. It includes video, audio, author web sites and blogs, lesson plans, book discussion guides, and more for fiction and non-fiction books being read in the K-12 curriculum.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Universal ClassUniversal Class brings libraries lifelong learning courses in over 30 subject areas, many of which offer continuing education units (CEUs). More than 500 courses are available, and all are designed and led by professional instructors to build deeper understanding and mastery of subject matter. Universal Class includes videos, assignments, quizzes, tests, and options for social media interaction with other learners. Patrons may take multiple classes and learn at their own pace.
Locations: BPL
Remote Access: Not Available

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Academic Search CompleteAcademic Search Complete is a large scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full-text database, with more than 7,400 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,500 scholarly, popular, trade, and special interest serials, and a total of more than 12,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and more. Updated daily.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

ADAMS (Agencywide Documents Access and Management System)The Agencywide Documents Access and Management System (ADAMS) is an information system that provides access to all image and text documents that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has made public since November 1, 1999, as well as bibliographic records (some with abstracts and full text) that the NRC made public before November 1999. Fogler Library at the University of Maine is the repository for an NRC technical report collection on microfiche, numbering nearly one hundred thousand documents. The fiche are housed in the Library Annex, with 24-hour advance notice required for staff retrieval. Fogler Library's collection dates only through October, 1999. However, the NRC continues to add several hundred new documents to ADAMS daily.
Alt Title: ADAMS
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

AgricolaIndex to materials acquired by the National Agricultural Library and co-operating institutions. Includes journal articles, monographs, series, and materials in many non-print formats covering a broad range of agricultural topics. 1970-1985 international in scope. 1985+ focuses on U.S. related publications

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: From 1970. Updated monthly.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

AHFS Consumer Medication InformationThe AHFS Consumer Medication Information (AHFS) database is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information. It is written in lay language for consumers. AHFS, which stands for American Hospital Formulary Service®, is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Updated monthly.
Alt Title: Lexi-PAL Drug Guide
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

American FactFinderU.S. Census Bureau's gateway to statistics from popular data resources including the Decennial Census, the American Community Survey, the Economic Census, the Annual Survey of Manufactures, and others
Locations: UM, UMA, UMFK, UMM, LAW
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Annals of American HistoryProvides access to over 2,100 original full-text source documents on United States history from 1493 to the present. Includes speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, poems, interviews, and editorials from more than 1,500 authors.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Alt Title: Encyclop{181}dia Britannica Annals of American History
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Annual Review of Population Lawdatabase of summaries and excerpts of law and regulations worldwide relating to population policies, reproductive rights and health, women's status and rights, children and adolescents, HIV/AIDS and related topics.
Coverage: 1974 to present
Locations: LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Anthropological Index Online - Royal Anthropological InstituteIndex to the more than 600 periodical included in the Anthropological Index to Current Periodicals in the Museum of Mankind Library. Topics covered include archaeology, ethnomusicology, physical and cultural anthropology and human biology. Search by author, title, keyword, or journal title (or combine terms). (If search form is incomplete, click Reload button.) International in scope.
Coverage: From the 1970*/39/*s to the present
Locations: UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries AbstractsIndex to journal articles, conference papers, books, monographs, theses, technical reports, and non-conventional literature covering all aspects of marine, brackish, and freshwater environments. International in scope. Updated quarterly.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: From 1971.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

ArchiveGridArchiveGrid is a search engine for descriptions of archival collections held by numerous respositories around the world.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

arXiv e-Print ArchiveStarted in August 1991, arXiv.org (formerly xxx.lanl.gov) is an archive and distribution server for research articles in physics, mathematics, computer science, nonlinear sciences, quantitative biology and statistics. arXiv is maintained and operated by the Cornell University Library with guidance from the arXiv Scientific Advisory Board and the arXiv Sustainability Advisory Group, and with the help of numerous subject moderators. Users can retrieve papers from arXiv via the web interface. Registered authors may use our web interface to submit their articles to arXiv. Authors can also update their submissions if they choose, though previous versions remain available. Listings of newly submitted articles in areas of interest are available via the web interface, via RSS feeds, and by subscription to automatic email alerts.
Alt Title: arXiv.org
Locations: UM, UMFK
Format: Website
Remote Access: Available

Avalon Project at Yale Law SchoolContains digital documents relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government
Alt Title: Documents in law, history and diplomacy
Coverage: Pre 18th Century to current
Locations: UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Biomedical Reference Collection: BasicDesigned for doctors, research scientist, students, clinical specialists and managers, this database provides full text for over 100 journals in a variety of areas pertaining to medical study.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

To check coverage:http://ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=2&topicID=41

Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

bioRxivebioRxiv is a free online archive for unpublished preprints in all aspects of the the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. Articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset, however all submissions have been screened for non-scientific content and are checked for plagiarism. If a preprint found in bioRxiv has been published in a journal, it will include a link to the published version. Authors are welcome to post preprints in order to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community, as well as receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to a journal.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Britannica OnlineWith access to four encyclopedias-Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia-Britannica Online is a site for all ages. Users can locate information quickly by using Boolean operators; browsing A-Z; or typing in words, phrases, or questions to receive a list of relevance-ranked articles. In addition to providing answers to a multitude of questions, Britannica Online also leads users to additional information about their topics though related articles, links to outside Web sites, and bibliographies.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Alt Title: Enclyclopedia Britannica
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Business Insights: EssentialsBusiness Insights: Essentials provides a variety of information on companies, including investment opportunities; parent-subsidiary relationships; market share; brands; product trends; industry analysis; company comparisons by industry; and more. Full-text sources indexed include investment research/brokerage, market research, SWOT, and industry reports; periodicals; company profiles and histories; industry profiles; and corporate chronologies.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

Business Source CompleteBusiness Source Complete indexes and abstracts more than 4,800 scholarly, trade, popular, and special interest serials in the fields of business and industry. More than half of the publications are peer- reviewed, and approximately 3,700 provide full text. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, faculty seminars (videos), and more. Updated daily.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

Chemical Data Access Tool (CDAT)Use CDAT to find health and safety information submitted to EPA under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), including a broad range of health and safety information reported by industry under TSCA Sections 4,5, 8(d), and 8(e), unpublished, nonconfidential studies covering chemical testing results and adverse effects of chemicals on health and ecological systems, health and environmental effects information obtained through the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge, and recently declassified confidential business information.
Locations: UM
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

CogPrints Electronic ArchiveSearchable electronic archive of full-text papers in all areas of psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics, as well as computer science, philosophy, biology, medicine, anthropology, and any other areas of the physical, social and mathematical sciences that are pertinent to the study of cognition. Includes pre-prints and reprints from published journal articles, conference proceedings, books, and personal collections.
Alt Title: Cognitive sciences eprint archive
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Congressional BillsAll published versions of bills from the 103rd (1993-1994) Congress forward
Coverage: 103rd (1993-94)-
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Congressional Research Service ReportsIncludes selected Congressional Research Service reports, indexed and searchable.
Locations: USM, LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

CRIS - Current Research Information SystemA searchable database of U.S. Department of Agriculture funded research. Covers on-going and recently completed research projects in agriculture, food and nutrition, and forestry. Search by keyword, investigator, agency, institution, state, and project status and type as well as by classification codes. Database records include listings of publications resulting from the funded research.
Alt Title: Current research information system
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

DigitalCommons@UMaineDigital Commons at UMaine provides access to the scholarly, educational, and creative works of the University of Maine community. It contains over 12,000 full-text works from over 700 academic disciplines, including theses and dissertations, and provides links to other Maine Digital Commons as well as the global Digital Commons Network.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Directory of Open Access JournalsProvides full-text articles from over 1145 free peer-reviewed journals covering all scholarly and scientific subjects. Over 310 journals can be searched by article title. Most articles are in English. Records for articles in foreign languages have English abstracts.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

DOE Data Explorer (DDE)Use the DOE Data Explorer (DDE) to find scientific research data - such as computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, and scientific images - generated in the course of DOE-sponsored research in various science disciplines. The DOE Data Explorer provides access both to collections and to individual datasets that have been submitted to OSTI by their creator, by a DOE National Laboratory, or by a DOE Data Center
Alt Title: Department of Energy Data Explorer
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

DTIC OnlineDTIC Online, from the Defense Technical Information Center, is available to the general public, free of charge. The database provides access to citations and abstracts of unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports Collection, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents. Some of the serial titles indexed are listed at http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/scampi/list.html.
Alt Title: DTIC Online: Information for the Defense Community
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

EBSCO Ebook CollectionThe EBSCO Ebook Collection includes 7,885 e-books (4,480 titles purchased from Netlibrary and 3,405 Project Gutenberg titles). The collection is accessible to all Maine citizens. Click the links below to browse lists of e-book titles available through the license for the State of Maine.
4,480 Netlibrary titles
3,405 Project Gutenberg public domain titles

Some URSUS libraries have also purchased additional titles that may be available within the EBSCO Ebook Collection. Records for these titles have been added to URSUS. Also, University of Maine patrons may see the option to Download this ebook (offline) for some titles, using Adobe Digital Editions. Help pages for this option are here
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

EBSCOHost MobileThe new EBSCOhost Mobile application is tailor-made for the smaller screens of mobile devices, and offers the most important EBSCOhost features and functionality right in the palm of your hand.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Remote Access: Available

EconLitContains citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1969. Provides comprehensive information on accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and much more.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Environment CompleteEnvironment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. The database contains full text for more than 400 journals, including many of the most-used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc. It also has full text for more than 100 monographs, such as Encyclopedia of World Environmental History (3 volumes), Advances in Water Treatment & Environmental Management, and more.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

ERIC - Education (EBSCO) The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) provides a database of journal and non-journal education literature for K-12 teachers, school administrators, education faculty, school psychologists and education students. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. This database contains more than 1.2 million citations going back to 1966. More than 110,000 full-text non-journal documents (from years 1993-present) are included in the database. Many full-text journal articles and non-journal documents are linked from citations in the database.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: From 1966.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

EspacenetThis patent database provided by the European Patent Office covers patents from over 20 countries and the World Patent Organization. Links to the full text of the patents and applications are provided.
Coverage: From 1920
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Foreign Law TranslationsThis site is a resource for French, German, Italian, Austrian and Israeli legal materials in the fields of constitutional, administrative, contract and tort law.
Locations: LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Forest ScienceForest Science indexes and abstracts international and domestic forest, wood science, and agroforestry research articles, books, and conferences, with content from 1939 to present. It is an ideal source for foresters, scientists, environmental consultants, policy makers and others actively involved in research or decision-making in agroforestry, forestry, wood science, and the forest and timber industries. Updated weekly.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Funk and Wagnalls New World EnyclopediaProvides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Alt Title: New World Encyclopedia
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Gale Literary SourcesIncludes: Twayne's Authors Series - Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Scribner's Writers Series.

Twayne's Authors Series:
Offers critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres.

Contemporary Authors:
A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television and other fields.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select:
Contains critical and biographical essays on authors currently living or who died after 1959. Initial release features 50 authors derived from CLC print volumes 95-99 and 50 retrospective entries. Updates of 10-12 new authors will be added about 6 times a year as print volumes are published and 10-20 retrospective entries will be added each time. CLC Select may be searched separately or simultaneously with Contemporary Authors and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Dictionary of Literary Biography:
Essays outlining the lives and careers of authors from all eras and genres, and summarizes the critical response to their work.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

GeoRefProduced by the American Geological Institute, GeoRef covers a number of areas of geology and related disciplines including: geochemistry, geophysics, hydrology, mineralogy, and paleontology. Indexes over 3,500 journals as well as books, reports, theses and dissertations, maps, and conference proceedings and corresponds to the following print indexes: Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, Bibliography of Theses in Geology, Geophysical Abstracts, Bibliography and Index of Geology Exclusive of North America, and the Bibliography and Index of Geology. Updated monthly.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: 1785+ for North America and 1933+ for the rest of the world.
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GeoRef in ProcessGeoRef In Process contains records that are in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database. The majority of the records originate from non-English language literature that was not necessarily published recently. GeoRef In Process does NOT contain the most current records. When the GeoRef indexers complete the editing and indexing of an In Process record, then the record will appear in the next GeoRef monthly update. In Process records may lack a few fields or contain minimal data in some fields. All areas of geoscience are covered, and it is recommended that you select both the GeoRef and GeoRef In Process to perform the most comprehensive search.
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GeoRef Preview DatabaseThis database contains new, unedited references that are being prepared for addition to the GeoRef database, one of the premier geological literature databases. A keyword search can be performed on all fields at once, or you may choose to search directly on titles, authors, dates, or source information. There are no abstracts. Once a record has been added to GeoRef, the record is purged from this database. Updated weekly.
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Geothermal Technologies Legacy CollectionGeothermal technical and programmatic reports dating from the 1970's to present day. These reports are among the most valuable sources of DOE-sponsored information in the field of geothermal energy technology. The overall geothermal collection at OSTI includes not only DOE-sponsored technical reports and conference proceedings or papers but also includes items such as United States and internationally published journal citations and patents for geothermal products and technologies. Documents from other government or state agencies and organizations are also included.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
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Global Legal Information NetworkA public database of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations.
Alt Title: GLIN
Locations: LAW
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Google ScholarGoogle Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research. Personal iGoogle Scholar configurations may not be available when accessing library licensed resources. Access to library licensed resources may require logging out of personal iGoogle account.
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GreenFILEGreenFILE provides information on all aspects of human impact to the environment, including such subjects as global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles 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. Multidisciplinary by nature, GreenFILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. The database provides indexing and abstracts for approximately 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records. GreenFILE coverage is 74% unique when compared to Environment Complete, which is a more scholarly database. GreenFILE is for the concerned person looking for information on individual response to environmental issues, such as solar or wind power options; on corporate response such as alternative energies used in the business sector; or on local or government impact such as environmental laws and studies.
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Health Source: Consumer Edition WEBEBSCO Publishing's consumer health information database, Health Source: Consumer Edition, is now available in a new interface format on the Web. Health Source: Consumer Edition WEB showcases one of EBSCO Publishing's newest features: searching by specific source type. On entering the search screen, users are presented with a source selection list, where they can opt to search by all sources, a combination of sources or just one source. The source list includes options to search such sources as pamphlets, reference books, periodicals, book reviews, clinical reports and drug information.

In addition to its new sophisticated search functionality, Health Source: Consumer Edition WEB features the most full text from the largest selection of data sources on consumer health and patient education information. Health Source: Consumer Edition WEB now includes PDF images for many of these titles.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic EditionHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 540 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for over 570 journals. This product offering also includes USP Pharmacopoeia DI: Volume II Advice for the Lay Patient and Stedman's Medical Dictionary - providing users with access to terminology of genetics, oncology, pediatrics, pulmonology, emergency medicine, bacteriology, and laboratory medicine. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Clinical Nursing Research, Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Family Nursing, Journal of Holistic Nursing, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of Society of Pediatric Nurses, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, Nursing Management, Patient Care for the Nurse Practitioner, RN, Western Journal of Nursing Research and many more.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

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Hobbies and Crafts Reference CenterHobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full text for more than 960 magazines and books, as well as access to more than 720 videos and more than 140 hobby profiles, this database offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercraft.
Coverage: http://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/cfh-coverage.pdf
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IngentaConnectIndex to the tables of contents of 17,000 English language periodicals. Covers all disciplines. Updated daily. NOTE: Full text access available ONLY with subscriptions to individual titles. Check your library for holdings.
Coverage: Coverage from 1988.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Justia Regulation TrackerProvides free access to Federal rules, proposed rules, notices, administrative orders, executive orders, and proclamations.
Locations: LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

LaTeXSearchLaTeXSearch allows users to locate and view equations within Springer's corpus of literature that contain specific LaTeX code, or similar LaTex code. Springer's similarity algorithms normalize and compare LaTeX strings so that, if similar equations are written slightly differently, the outputs are normalized and matched, granting the broadest possible search result sets. Users are given direct access to the LaTeX source code used to generate the equations that are seen in the online and print versions of journal articles, and may search by copying and pasting LaTeX code from their own work directly into the search box.
Alt Title: LaTeXSearch Mathematical Equations in Science Publications
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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)Covers subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings, with coverage dating back to the mid-1960s.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: Varies by title
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Literary Reference CenterLiterary Reference Center is a full-text database that provides information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 34,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 179,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 670,000 book reviews, more than 73,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,000 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.
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Maine Collection in HathiTrust Digital LibraryThe HathiTrust Maine Collection is a subset of HathiTrust records for digitized books and other materials that are related to the state of Maine. Both in-copyright and public domain content form the collection. Public domain content in the database may be viewed online. Although the in-copyright material (typically material published since 1923) cannot be viewed in full text format, it is included because all texts in HathiTrust may be searched by keyword, resulting in page number references which can be helpful to researchers.
Coverage: Varies by title.
Locations: UM, UMFK
Format: Online
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Maine Dataverse NetworkThe Maine Dataverse Network is a cloud-based data repository intended to facilitate data sharing among the research community in accordance with NSF and other granting authority data management plan requirements. It offers researchers in Maine a convenient and secure method of sharing and archiving data. Some content is designated open access. It is hosted and maintained by the Advanced Computing Group at the University of Maine, which was created in 2013 via funding and a formal agreement between the University of Maine, the University of Maine System, and Maine EPSCoR.
Alt Title: Maine Dataverse
Locations: UM
Format: Online
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Maine Memory NetworkThe Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items belonging to over 200 organizations from across Maine.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
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Maine Music BoxThe University of Maine's Fogler Library in partnership with the Bagaduce Music Lending Library and the Bangor Public Library has launched the Maine Music Box. The Maine Music Box contains digitized images of five collections of manuscript scores and sheet music. Most of the collections are from the Bagaduce Music Lending Library in Blue Hill, Maine. A total of 22,641 titles will be accessible when the digitization and cataloging of the pilot project is complete. Selected scores will have an associated computer generated sound file. Other scores, based on faculty request, may have associated “Scorch” files. Scorch software creates a file that allows one to listen while following a cursor through the score; the viewer may also manipulate key and instrumentation. The database currently has 22,641 titles with 600 MIDI files and 100 Scorch files.
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Format: Internet
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Maine News Index OnlineCreated by the Portland Public Library, the Maine News Index Online is a database of Maine newspaper and magazine citations and abstracts. The library's Portland Room, which houses special collections, maintains a web page listing titles indexed at http://www.portlandlibrary.com/locations/portlandroom.htm#newsindex
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Maine NewsstandIndex to and full text coverage of five Maine newspapers: Bangor Daily News, 7/1/1993-present; Kennebec Journal (Augusta), 8/21/2005-present); Portland Press Herald, 9/30/1995-present; Sun Journal (Lewiston), 1/26/2006-present; Morning Sentinel (Waterville), 8/21/2005-present. Selected business coverage of the Maine Times (2/4/94-4/25/02) is also included. There is selective coverage of some earlier years, and some gaps in the coverage listed above, for these titles; consult the ProQuest title list for more information. Updated daily.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Alt Title: Maine State Newspaper Package
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Format: Internet
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Maine Revised StatutesMaine Revised Statutes current to the [Session Number] Legislature
Alt Title: Maine Statutes
Coverage: Current to the [Session Number] Legislature
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Format: Internet
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Maine Superior Court DecisionsFull text PDF documents received by the University of Maine School of Law Donald L. Garbrecht Law Library from the clerks of various courts dating from January 2000 through present. Decisions cross referenced by Plaintiff, Defendant, Judge and County. Includes citations and references.
Coverage: January 2000 through present
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Format: Internet
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Maine Town and City OrdinancesThis is a collection of links to Maine town and city ordinances, organized by county.
Locations: LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

MAS Ultra - School EditionMAS Ultra - School Edition provides full text from 570 periodicals covering general reference, health, science, and other areas. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 670 magazines. This database also includes over 3,000 charts, tables and graphs converted to ASCII text; 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; full text of 142 Macmillan books; over 430 health and science-related pamphlets in full text; coverage of the CIA World Factbook; and Essential Documents of American History. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

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Alt Title: MAS Ultra--Public Library Edition
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MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags. Updated daily.

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Alt Title: MasterFILE Premier
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Format: Internet
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MEDLINEMEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database that indexes medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,600 biomedical journals. Many MEDLINE citations link to full text that is available in other EBSCO databases or library journal subscriptions.

Coverage: 1946 +
Coverage: Coverage from 1966.
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MEMAP (Maine Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program Index)This index lists long-term projects and programs that are systematically monitoring or assessing environmental factors in Maine, from breeding amphibians to ozone, weather and water quality. It includes information about each project such as the resource being monitored, the watershed in which monitoring occurs, the geographic scope of the project, the year it was started, monitoring objectives, basic sampling plan, whether or not volunteers participate, and who to contact for data, findings, or more information.
Alt Title: MEMAP
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Merriam-Webster's Third New International Dictionary, UnabridgedIncludes definitions for over 470,000 words and 140,000 word etymologies. Search options allow users to search for definitions, spellings, rhymes, rhymes, homophones, and authors quoted.
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MetaLib | GPOMetaLib is a federated search engine that searches multiple U.S. Federal government databases, retrieving reports, articles, and citations while providing direct links to selected resources available online.
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Format: Online
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Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus provides full text from over 100 general reference, health and science magazines appropriate for middle and junior high school students. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 210 magazines. This database includes 2,000 charts, tables and graphs converted to ASCII text; full text of 23 reference books; full text of hundreds of pamphlets; over 5,000 full text Magill Book Reviews; Funk & Wagnall’s New Encyclopedia; coverage of the CIA World Factbook; Essential Documents of American History and EBSCO’s Encyclopedia of Animals. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstract backfiles go as far back as January of 1984. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

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Alt Title: Middle Search Plus
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Format: Internet
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Military & Government CollectionSearch over 600 military titles, government periodicals, trade publications and newsweeklies for topics concerning all branches of the military. Full text is available for more than a third of the periodicals indexed. Over 240 pamphlets are also included.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

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Alt Title: Military Library FullTEXT
Coverage: varies by title; most indexing and fulltext starts in the 1990s
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Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Municipal Code CorporationA collection of municipal codes, organized by state.
Alt Title: Municode.com
Locations: LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

National Agricultural Library Digital CollectionsThe National Agricultural Library Digital Repository is a searchable database of primarily historical agricultural documents.  Documents include Economic Research Service publications, bulletins, reports, books, handbooks, yearbooks, and leaflets.  Searching is by keyword with full use of Boolean operators and, or, and not.  Searches can be limited by year and by particular publication.
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National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts DatabaseContains summaries of more than 140,000 federal, state, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research on criminal justice. Topics covered include corrections, courts, drugs and crime, law enforcement, juvenile justice, crime statistics, and victims of crime.
Alt Title: NCJRS abstracts database
Coverage: 1970-present
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Format: Internet
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National Technical Information Service Technical ReportsThis is a subset of the NTIS database. This Technical Reports database indexes government reports from 1990 to present. Over 350,000 publications are included. Searching is by keyword, which includes authors' names. No abstracts are presented. Bibliographic information provided includes title, author, author affiliation, total pages, date, and document type
Alt Title: NTIS
Coverage: 1990 +
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Format: Internet
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National Transportation LibrarySubject concentrations include general transportation, surface, and water transportation. Special topics include: bridge construction and maintenance, driver studies, engineering, highways and highway safety, history of transportation, land utilization, marine engineering, mass transit, merchant marine, navigation, oceanography, pipelines, railroads, ships and shipbuilding, statistics, traffic engineering, traffic surveys and forecasts, urban transportation, and waterways One of the NTL’s fastest-growing collections is exclusively digital, serving as a permanent archive for statistical, technical, research and policy documents required by researchers and decision makers and provided to NTL by federal, state, local, tribal and other government agencies. The Library also maintains a sizable law collection. It includes general legal materials, with a specialty in government administration, as well as materials specifically related to transportation law.
Alt Title: RITA: National Transportation Library
Locations: UM, LAW
Format: Internet
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NatureNature is an international, interdisciplinary weekly journal of science. It publishes peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, and other factors. Nature also provides interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public. Online sections include news & comment, research, careers & jobs, and audio & video. All URSUS libraries have access from January 1997 to present. University of Maine [Orono] subscription access is 1869 to present.
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Format: Internet
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NISEE Database of University Research Reports SeriesIndex to technical reports from seven earthquake engineering and structural mechanics laboratories.
Coverage: From 1971
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NoveList K-8 PlusA Reader’s Advisory database that includes recommendation for more than 60,000 fiction and 17,000 nonfiction titles, Novelist Plus K-8 has curriculum-driven material designed to help integrate reading across subject areas in the classroom, as well as enhance children’s pleasure reading. Has Grab and Go Book Lists developed by school media specialists; Recommended Reads reading lists; over 700 BookTalks; 450 searchable Award Lists; feature articles and Curricular Connection articles by notable librarians and subject matter experts on a wide variety of topics, issues and reading levels. Covers over 9,000 fiction and nonfiction series. Titles can be sorted by popularity and/or Lexile scores. Includes all fiction content from the database Novelist K-8.
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NoveList PlusReader’s Advisory database that includes records and recommendations for quality fiction and non-fiction titles for high school students to adults. Includes special sections for Teens, Older Kids, and Younger Kids that are dedicated to integrating fiction and narrative nonfiction in the classroom and across the curriculum. Has Grab and Go Book Lists; over 300 hand-crafted Recommended Reads reading lists; Book Discussion Guides including questions and answers and suggestions for further reading; 450 searchable Award Lists; book cover images and first chapter excerpts; feature articles, BookTalks, and Curricular Connection articles on a wide variety of genres, topics and reading levels. Covers fiction and nonfiction series. Titles can be sorted by popularity and/or Lexile scores. Includes all fiction content from the database Novelist.
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Nuremberg Trials ProjectThis database contains nearly one million pages of information and digital images relating to the 1945 trial of the Nazi leaders before the International Military Tribunal.
Locations: LAW
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Oceanic AbstractsIndex to journal articles, conference papers, books, and reports covering the marine and brackish-water environment. Topics covered include biological, chemical, and physical oceanography, ecology, geochemistry, geophysics, marine biology, and marine geology. Indexes over 500 journals. Updated monthly.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: From 1981.
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Format: Internet
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OECD iLibraryThe OECD iLibrary indexes books, papers, statistics, glossaries, and the OECD Factbook, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Many OECD publications in the database are freely available to read online in PDF or other formats. Publications not available online may be requested via Interlibrary Loan or suggested for purchase.
Coverage: Varies by title.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Points of View Reference CenterPoints of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.

Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,200 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers. Additionally, this database contains the Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a searchable collection of some of the most important social, political, and cultural moments of the 20th century. Points of View Reference Center provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills. Critical Thinking Guides for every topic covered helps the student judge Fact vs. Opinion and enhances the student's ability to read and think critically.
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Primary SearchPrimary Search provides full text from nearly 70 children’s magazines appropriate for elementary schools and children’s reading rooms. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 140 magazines. Other full text sources include: The World Almanac of the U.S.A. and The World Almanac for Kids; EBSCO’s Encyclopedia of Animals; Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia; full text for over 300 pamphlets; and Essential Documents of American History including The Bill of Rights, The Constitution, The Federalist Papers and the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This database is updated weekly on EBSCOhost.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

To check coverage: http://ebscohost.com/thisTopic.php?marketID=6&topicID=122

Alt Title: Primary Search
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PubMed Dietary Supplement SubsetODS [Office of Dietary Supplements] and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM's PubMed ... The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models
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Regional Business NewsRegional Business News is a collection of full text newswires which incorporates news information from all over the world. Included in this database are A&G Information, Africa News Service, Inter Press Service, Resource News International, South American Business, M2 Communications, PR Newswire, Business Newswire, Canadian Corporate News, News Bytes News Network and Phillips Business Information Highlights. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. In order to maintain the most current collection of news, this database contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources. Several hundred articles are added to Regional Business News database each day.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

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Scribner Writers SeriesScribner Writers Series includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 1,600 authors and literary genres drawn from 13 acclaimed Scribner print series.

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Format: Internet
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Statistical Abstract of the United StatesThe U.S. Census Bureau terminated the collection of data for the Statistical Compendia program (including the Statistical Abstract of the U.S. and its supplemental products, the State and Metropolitan Area Data Book and the County and City Data Book) effective October 1, 2011. This site provides Statistical Abstract publications for 1878 to 2012, with free access to thousands of statistical tables drawn from published and unpublished data from federal agencies, plus some state and private sources.
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Format: Internet
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Teacher Reference CenterTeacher Reference Center is an index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books, offered free by EBSCO. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more, for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.
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Format: Internet
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Thomas RegisterDirectory of over 170,000 manufacturing companies in the United States and Canada. Includes over 70,000 product listings. The directory may be searched by company name, product or brand name. Requires free registration for access
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TI Technical ArticlesHere you can find links to technical articles written by TI engineering experts for engineering trade magazines. Topics include how to select or design with amplifiers, data converters, clocks, interface and power management. They also address applications, such as audio, industrial, medical, high reliability and many others. Several sorting options can help you with your search.
Alt Title: Texas Instruments Technical Articles
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
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TOXNETCluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas. Includes TOXLINE, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, ChemIDplus chemical information database, and other resources.
Coverage: Varies
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Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

TRID: the TRIS & ITRD DatabaseTRID is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation research information. It is produced and maintained by the Transportation Research Board of the US National Academies with sponsorship by State Departments of Transportation, the various administrations at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other sponsors of TRB's core technical activities. ITRD is produced by ITRD member organizations under the sponsorship of Joint Transport Research Centre (collectively JTRC) of the International Transport Forum and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and ITRD. TRID covers all modes and disciplines of transportation and contains more than 900,000 records of published research. Over 64,000 records contain links to full-text documents.
Alt Title: Transportation Research Information Service
Coverage: 1960’s +
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Twayne's Authors SeriesOffers critical introductions to the lives and works of writers, to the history and influence of literary movements, and to the development of literary genres.

Licensed Number of Users: 3

Coverage: 1999-
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

UNICEF: Innocenti Report CardsIn keeping with UNICEF's mandate to advocate for children in every country, the Centre's Report Card series focuses on the well-being of children in industrialized countries. Each Report Card includes a league table ranking the countries of the OECD according to their record on the subject under discussion. The Report Cards are designed to appeal to a wide audience while maintaining academic rigour.
Coverage: June 2000 -
Locations: UM, LAW
Format: PDF
Remote Access: Available

URSUSURSUS is a shared library system that brings together the seven University of Maine System libraries and combines them with the collections of the Bangor Public Library, the Maine State Library and the Maine Law and Legislative Reference Library. Together the URSUS collection provides access to over three million unique titles.
Locations: UM
Format: Online
Remote Access: Available

Value Line Research CenterThe Value Line Research Center includes online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Online titles include: The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Small/Mid Cap Survey, The Value Line Mutual Fund Advisor, The Value Line Options Survey, The Value Line Convertibles Survey, and The Value Line Special Situation Service. The Value Line Research Center is available in Maine academic institutions. Updated daily.

Licensed Number of Users: 6

Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Wall Street JournalSelect Publication Search Tab and then type in or scroll through alphabetic list to link to the Wall Street Journal.
Index to and full text coverage of the nation's leading business daily from 1984.

Licensed Number of Users: Unlimited

Coverage: Coverage from 1984
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Wildlife and Ecology Studies WorldwideIncludes over 345,000 citations to the literature on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians found in journals, conference proceedings, monographs, theses and dissertations, and government reports. Database includes Wildlife Review Abstracts, which was published through 1995 by the National Biological Service. Searching is by keyword, subject, and author as well as by taxonomic and geographic identifiers. Abstracts are available for publications added to the database since September 1996. 8,000 records added annually. Updated quarterly.

Licensed Number of Users: 5

Alt Title: Wildlife Worldwide
Coverage: 1935 to the present.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

World Data Analyst OnlineWorld Data Analyst offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures. One create tables, charts, export the information to a spreadsheet for printing and data crunching, and also link to country articles in Encyclopedia Britannica.
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

WorldCat.orgWorldCat.org is a free version of the OCLC online union catalog. It contains millions of bibliographic records cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide for materials including books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, and videos. WorldCat.org identifies the closest member libraries that own an item, based on one's zip code, province, state, or country entry. Updated daily
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available

Wright American FictionA full-text collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction, 1851-1875. There are currently (August 2002) 2,341 texts included of the 2,923 in the original bibliography (2,027 unedited, 314 fully edited and encoded) by 1,150 authors.
Alt Title: Wright American Fiction, 1851-1875
Locations: UM, UMA, UMF, UMFK, UMM, UMPI, USM, BPL, LAW, MSL, LEG
Format: Internet
Remote Access: Available