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Ibisworld is a source for in-depth full-text industrial market research reports. Over 700 reports are available in areas including mining, construction, wholesale and retail distribution, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, education, financial services, arts, entertainment, accommodations and food service, etc. Search by keyword, NAICS or SIC codes.

Online access to the world's largest archive of computerized social science data at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Many ICPSR datasets are provided with online analysis tools or with SAS, SPSS and Stata setup files for advanced statistical analysis.
IEEE Xplore is a premier database for information in computing engineering, electrical engineering, and electronics. Full text access is available for over 130 journals and 600 conference proceedings, including all IEEE standards. Coverage for all titles is available from 1988, with selected titles from 1913.
Searches and provides access to hundreds of music journals covering a broad scope of research from performance, theory and composition to music education, jazz and ethnomusicology.

This database contains 65,000 pages drawn from 49 periodicals, including 15 campaign newspapers, most of them illustrated—3,720 issues published from 1860 to 1865. Originally printed in 16 different cities, many of the publications are now rare and hard to find, with an item sometimes extant only in a single archive. Carefully sought out and compiled from 17 different museum, library, and private collections, including those of the American Antiquarian Society and the Chicago Historical Society, these resources are now available to modern scholars in electronic form for the first time here.

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera provides a vivid visual history of a nation in crisis. Thousands of dramatic images from the fields of battle, the home front, politics, and general society allow students and researchers to experience and bear witness to the events, both monumental and mundane, of the war that tested and defined the core meaning of America. The database currently holds over 10,400 images. Over 8,400 of these images come from the extensive holdings of the American Antiquarian Society.

Images.MD, the online encyclopedia of medical images, compiles more than 55,000 images from more than 90 collections ranging from allergy to urology, each accompanied by detailed and informative text contributed by more than 2,000 medical experts. See for more help.

Import Genius is a database of information gathered from shipping manifests and customs records about goods imported to the US and selected Latin American countries.  It includes details about products shipped, vessels, and country of origin, with US data dating back to 2006. You must have a Miami University e-mail address ( to use this database. First time users will be asked to sign in with this e-mail address.  Additional information about Import Genius is available here.

Indexes published, unpublished, and recorded oral histories and personal narratives. Full text is provided when possible, otherwise links to transcripts, videos, bibliographic records, and finding aids are provided. Aside from a keyword index, access is also by date, place, historical event, subject, and repository.

Produced by the Islamic Bibliograhy Unit at Cambridge University Library, the Index Islamicus Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Material cited in the Index Islamicus includes not only work written about the Middle East, but also Muslim areas of Asia and Africa and Muslim minorities elsewhere. Included in the index are journals, conference proceedings, and monographs.

Index to Jewish Periodicals is the definitive index on Jewish history, activity and thought. This database provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs. Index to Jewish Periodicals is intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs.

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Index to individual pieces of music printed in scholarly editions; searchable by composer, title, keywords, and series name/number

Ingenta provides online access to professional and scholarly research. For publishers, Ingenta offers a range of online hosting and distribution solutions, and for librarians, customizable research retrieval and collection management services. Researchers are able to search and access a broad range of scholarly and professional research, in electronic, fax or Ariel format.
Lists books and articles about about theater and the performing arts. The resources covered by IBTD include articles in scholarly journals, books, chapters in books, and articles in literary and theater magazines, published around the world and in several languages. Emphasizes theater-as-performance in contrast to the emphasis on literary criticism in the "MLA International Bibliography" and other literature and humanities indexes. IBTD does not list reviews in newspapers, magazines, or popular media.

The International Directory of Little Magazines & Small Presses lists almost 4,000 book and magazine publishers of literary, avant garde, cutting-edge contemporary, left wing, right wing and fiction to non-fiction essays, reviews, artwork, music, satire, criticism, commentary, letters, parts of novels, longpoems, concrete art, collages, plays, news items and more. Contents include: full editorial information on both book and magazine publishers, 4,000 markets for writers to sell their work, and sources of unique subject material for readers and researchers. All entries are indexed alphabetically, regionally and by subject.

This massive and important encyclopedia "is the first attempt in a generation to map the social and behavioral sciences on a grand scale." It covers the disciplines of anthropology, archeology, economics, education, environmental/ecological sciences, evolutionary sciences, genetics, gender studies, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and more, as well as methodology and biographies of important figures.
The IFS database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS country pages; exchange rate series for all Fund member countries, plus Aruba and the Netherland Antilles: major Fund account series; and most other world, area, and country series from the IFS world tables. Time-series data is available back to 1945 for some countries.

International historical statistics (1750-2010) is the latest edition of the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2010, it provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years, serving as an essential reference source. The above link allows you to browse chapter-level PDFs. Click here to search within the e-book.

International Index to Film Periodicals" is a bibliographical index offering in-depth coverage of the world's foremost academic and popular film journals from 1972 to the present day; it is produced by the International Federation of Film Archives.

3 simultaneous users.

The International Medieval Bibliography is the leading bibliography of the European Middle Ages (c. 400-1500). The IMB now comprises 300,000 articles, all of which are fully classified by date, subject and location, and provide full bibliographical records. The discipline areas to which the IMB is relevant include Classics, English Language and Literature, History and Archaeology, Theology and Philosophy, Medieval European Languages and Literatures, Arabic and Islamic Studies, History of Education, Art History, Music, Theatre and Performance Arts, Rhetoric and Communication Studies.

International Political Science Abstracts (IPSA),produced by the International Political Science Association, includes current indexing and abstracts of the world's leading journals in political science. This database contains over 262,700 records from over 1,000 journals published from 1951 to the present. Approximately 8,000 new records are added to the database each year.

International Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center (ISCTRC) provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. ISCTRC combines deep background from scholarly writings with expert commentary from a variety of organizations, agencies and publishers and timely reviews of recent developments across the international political, military, economic, social and technical spectrum. Content includes hundreds of full-text items from a variety of sources, including reports from Stratfor Analysis, Stratfor Forecasts, and Stratfor Geopolitical Diary, and over 10,500 pertinent images.

International Studies Online is published in association with the International Studies Association (ISA) and is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. This resource brings together specially commissioned, peer reviewed essays, written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. International Studies Online is updated once per year and is enhanced by live links to archives, datasets, cases, pedagogical aids, and other relevant materials. The project is organized primarily around the different sections representing areas of specialization within the ISA. Each specialized section has organized a committee to identify key topics and identify authors.

IPA Source is the web's largest library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts. Now with over 4960 texts including 856 aria texts.

Iskusstvo kino, established in 1931, is the leading journal of Russian, and formerly Soviet, cinema. Iskusstvo kino includes critical reviews of both domestic and foreign film, as well as scholarly articles on cinematic theory and history as well as the Russian culture and arts scene. It was first published under the title Proletarskoe kino(1931-1932), then Sovetskoe kino(1933-1935), and finally under the present name (since 1936). Publication of Iskusstvo kino was suspended in 1942-1943, and no issues were produced. The lack of database content for this period is not a gap, but reflects the publication schedule during these challenging years.
Production of the Iskusstvo Kino Digital Archive is currently underway, and content will be continuously added to this resource during the pre-publication period.

Access to all of Miami Libraries' Brill subscriptions: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Encyclopaedia of Islam, Third Edition as it is published, Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, and Index Islamicus. The first three are encyclopedias and the last a classified bibliography of publications in European languages on all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world.
ITER is an extensive database of journals and books pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Included are references to drama, texts and some primary sources.

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