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Uspto.gov

Serves as the home page of the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s main web site and provides a searchable database for patents and trademarks, as well as information and FAQs on patents and trademarks.

ProQuest International Newsstand

Provides news stories from more than 660 worldwide news sources, mostly newspapers. Sources are thoroughly indexed, providing users with access to top news stories, as well as sports, business, and the arts news from around the world. Articles from foreign language newspapers appear in the language used by the news source. This database does offer a translation feature for most news items.

SAGE Stats

Provides social science data covering geographies within the United States and spans topics such as healthcare, crime, education, employment, religion, and government finances. Allows users to compare, customize, and export data.

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Trial expires on Wednesday, November 5, 2014.

Oxford Reference

Provides access to all of the Oxford dictionaries, encyclopedias, and reference materials to which Baylor Libraries subscribe. Browse by subject (art, film studies, literature, etc.) or by reference type (timeline and quotation seem most helpful), or search for specific keyword(s) to locate entries across subjects. Browse feature limits results to those items owned by Baylor; keyword search returns results from all Oxford resources and you will want to use the limits to “free” and “unlocked” resources to access what Baylor owns. Overview pages provide a definition and summation of the topic searched with links to specific resources. Search results may be limited by specific subject, by content (quick reference or reference sources), and by sources with visual images.

Mass Observation

Includes essays on British social history collected between 1937 and 1972 during a project called the Mass Observation. Includes photographs, file reports, diaries, and day surveys. Topic collections include: Film, reading habits, religion, victory celebrations, smoking habits, drinking habits, posters, reconstruction, family planning, sexual behavior, Beveridge social surveys, music, dancing and jazz, propaganda and morale, conscientious objection and pacifism, anti-Semitism,, leisure and sport. Parts included under Mass Observation Studies: File Reports 1937-1972, Topic Collections 1938-1965, Worktown Collection 1937-1940, Worktown Photos; and under Publications: Diaries and Personal Writings, Diaries 1939-1951, Day Surveys 1937-1938, Directive Replies 1939-1947.

Kanopy

Provides streaming videos in multiple fields including Business, Fashion, Health & Medicine, History, Latin American Studies, Literature, Music, Political Science, Psychology, and Spirituality. Search by keyword or browse by subject/collection. Users can sign up for individual counts and save playlists and edit clips. Runs on Flash and can be viewed on mobile devices.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers. The Austin-American Statesman (1871-1975)

This resource was on trial and has not been acquired by the Baylor University Libraries.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Austin American Statesman (1871-1975)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

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Trial expires: Saturday, May 31, 2014

ProQuest Research Companion

Developed by writing instructors and librarians, this resource consists of nine Learning Modules and seven interactive tools – designed to automate the basic parts of the research process. The multimedia-based learning modules engage students to think more critically and creatively about their research, while other interactive tools help students navigate through the research process more quickly to spend more time on the research that interests them most. ProQuest Research Companion adapts to all devices –- laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

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London Review of Books

Since 1979, the London Review of Books has stood up for the tradition of the literary and intellectual essay in English. Each issue contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page. A typical issue moves through political commentary to science or ancient history by way of literary criticism and social anthropology.

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Trial expires: Monday, January 13, 2014

 

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