Alumni Databases

The following databases are available for alumni use.  Some are freely accessible and are so noted ("OffCampus:  Free and open to all").  Others require logins ("OffCampus:  Log in").  Questions?  Please ask us

  • Academic Onefile

    Peer-reviewed, full-text articles on a broad range of subject areas--including the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature. Indexes articles from the New York Times, selected national news magazines and interdisciplinary journals. Info

  • ACORN Library Catalog

    Catalog of materials owned by all the libraries at Vanderbilt. Search for books, journals and electronic materials by title, author, keyword or subject. Info


    Provides statistical information on over 4,200 religions, denominations, churches, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, cultures, and movements. Data are derived from census data, polls, surveys and organizational reports. Info

  • AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials

    This digital archive contains television commercials from the 1950s to the 1980s that were created or collected by the New York advertising agency Benton & Bowles. Info

  • African Women's Bibliography

    This English-language database indexes six types of materials: books and government documents; articles appearing in edited books; periodical and journal articles; Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations as well as a few B.A. theses and honors papers; conference papers; and videocassettes. Info

  • Agricola

    AGRICOLA (AGRICultural OnLine Access) is a bibliographic database of citations to the agricultural literature created by the National Agricultural Library (NAL) and its cooperators. Production of these records in electronic form began in 1970, but the database covers materials in all formats, including printed works from the 15th century. The records describe publications and resources encompassing all aspects of agriculture and allied disciplines, including animal and veterinary sciences, entomology, plant sciences, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, farming and farming systems, agricultural economics, extension and education, food and human nutrition, and earth and environmental sciences. Info

  • Agricultural Statistics Annual (USDA NASS)

    Annual compendium of statistics on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. Info

  • Air University Library Index to Military Periodicals (AULIMP)

    Subject index to significant articles, news items, and editorials from English-language military and aeronautical periodicals. Info

  • Alim

    The Alim Web site contains key Islamic documents in both Arabic and English. One of its distinctive features is the ability to hear portions of the Qur’an recited. Info


    Provides the original Arabic texts of 110 or more books of Qur’anic Commentary, Interpretation and Explanation (tafsir or tafseer), recitation (tajwid) tutorials and hadith collections, and other fields, pertaining to the study of Qur’anic exegesis. The site also includes audio Qur’an recitations; resources on Qur’an syntax; resources on the Contexts of Revelation (asbâb al-nuzûl); resources on the meanings of words found in the Qur’an, and other works on the Qur’anic sciences. Info

  • American Community Survey (ACS)

    Annual survey of population and housing. Covers age, race, income, commute time to work, home value, veteran status, and other important data. Surveys about three million housing units annually. Beginning with the 2005 ACS, gives one-year estimates for geographic areas with a population of 65,000 or more, including 800 counties and 500 metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas. Info

  • American FactFinder

    The first place to look for Census statistics. Provides demographic, social, economic, and housing stastistics and data sets. Includes data from the 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census, the 1997 and 2002 Economic Censuses, the American Community Survey (ACS), and annual economic surveys. Info

  • American Jewish Committee Archives

    The archives include full-text of the American Jewish Year Book from 1899, interactive archival timelines, AJC radio from 1939, historic films and TV shows, and oral histories. Info

  • American Memory

    American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience. It is a digital record of American history and creativity. These materials, from the collections of the Library of Congress and other institutions, chronicle historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America, serving the public as a resource for education and lifelong learning. Info

  • American Memory - Presidents

    Resources include the papers of Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington; Theodore Roosevelt: His Life and Times on Film; William McKinley and the Pan-American Exposition (films, 1901); Portraits of the Presidents and First Ladies; World War I and 1920 Election Recordings; and Presidential Inaugurations (1789-2001). Info

  • American Museum of Natural History Library

    The American Museum of Natural History Library encompasses the complete legacy of the museum's scientific publications. AMNH scientific series disseminate the results of work conducted by museum scientists and their colleagues in the areas of zoologicalsystematics, paleontology, geology, evolution, and anthropology. Info

  • American President: A Reference Resource

    This resource provides information on the presidents as well as biographies of each first lady, biographies of each cabinet member, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration. Audio and video since Kennedy is also available. Info

  • American Rhetoric

    Index to and database of full text, audio and video (streaming) versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two. Links are arranged alphabetically by first name. Info


    Large collection of the fulltext glossy annual reports that companies prepare for current and prospective stock holders. Search for reports by company name, ticker symbol, exchange, industry, and industry sector. Info

  • Arabic-English Lexicon

    Freely accessible PDFs of Edward W. Lane's important eight-volume lexical resource. PDFs can be viewed a page at a time, or you can download a zip file of each volume. Info

  • ArchiveGrid

    ArchiveGrid provides online access to nearly a million descriptions of archival collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide. Info

  • ARCHON Directory

    Information about repositories and manuscript collections in the United Kingdom Info


    Open access to e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Quantitative Biology Info

  • Association of Religion Data Archive (ARDA)

    The Association of Religion Data Archive collects quantitative data sets for the study of American religion. The ARDA solicits data collections on American religion that are currently not stored in a public archive. Most data files are from surveys, but all forms of quantitative data collections on religion are welcomed. The ARDA also collects data on religion internationally, presenting, country by country, statistics on adherents, information on religious freedom, and public opinion data related to religious issues. Comparison of up to eight countries is also possible. Info

  • Athena, Catalog of Nashville Area Library Consortium

    Catalog of Nashville Area Library Consortium. Patrons at any participating library can simultaneously search the library catalogs of a number of area institutions. Info

  • ATLA (American Theological Library Association) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1

    The American Theological Library Association Historical Monographs Collection, Series 1, presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. Includes volumes documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era; titles in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and Syriac; books about prayer, the history of prayer, explication of prayers, and similar titles; volumes on devotional material, spiritualism, and the pursuit of holiness and sanctification; a significant number of published works about the manuscripts in the collection and their discovery and many manuscripts as they were later republished in book form; numerous biographies of great leaders of the Church, from its early days (Augustine) to the time of the Reformation (Luther, Calvin, Wesley); writings of major scholars and writers in Christian history, e.g., Augustine, Soren Kierkegaard, Adolf von Harnack; and so on. [adapted from the About the Database page] Info

  • ATLA (American Theological Library Association) Historical Monographs Collection, Series 2

    The American Theological Library Association Historical Monographs Collection, Series 2, "consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. . . . Subjects addressed include the conflict between religion and science, the growing interest in Eastern religions and other world religions, and significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans" (from the detailed title information). Info

  • ATLA (American Theological Library Association) Religion Database with ATLA Serials

    The American Theological Library Association's ATLA Religion Database contains over one million bibliographic records covering the research literature of religion in 26 languages. It includes article citations from 650 journals, essay citations from 14,000 multi-author works, and book review citations. Coverage is from 1949 to the present. Included within the database is the ATLAS Full-Text Plus database which provides online full-text versions of a core collection of more than fifty significant scholarly periodicals in the field of religion. Citations for which a full-text article is available will include a URL linking the citation to the article. Info

  • Atlanta Historic Newspapers

    The Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to fourteen newspaper titles published in Atlanta from 1847 to 1922. Consisting of over 67,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The site will provide users with a record of Atlanta's history from its origins as a railroad terminus, through the devastation of the Civil War, to its eventual growth into one of the nation's largest cities.The archive includes the following Atlanta newspaper titles: Atlanta Daily Examiner (1857), Atlanta Daily Herald (1873-1876), Atlanta Georgian (1906-1911), Atlanta Intelligencer (1851, 1854-1871), Atlantian (1911-1922), Daily/Georgia Weekly Opinion (1867-1868), Gate-City Guardian (1861), Georgia Literary and Temperance Crusader (1860-1861), New Era (1869-1872), Southern Confederacy (1861-1864), Southern Miscellany, and Upper Georgia Whig (1847), Southern World (1882-1885), Sunny South (1875-1907), Weekly Constitution (1869-1882). Info

  • Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy (Yale Law School)

    Provides digital documents, including ebooks, relevant to the fields of law, history, economics, politics, diplomacy and government. Covers ancient times (BCE) to the present. Info

  • Baudelaire Database

    A database focusing on the literature relating to the 19th-century French poet and critic, Charles Baudelaire. Info

  • Berman Jewish Policy Archive (BJPA)

    This archive at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is a digital library focusing on Jewish communal life, education, identity, religion and spirituality, social activism, demographic trends, leadership, and organizational development. It includes the time period of early 20th century to the present. Info

  • Bible and Interpretation

    A nonsectarian web site that is dedicated to delivering the latest news, features, editorials, commentary, archaeological interpretation and excavations relevant to the study of the Bible for the public and biblical scholars. Info

  • Bibliografia Mesoamericana

    An extensive bibliography of the anthropology of Mesoamerica, including Mexico and parts of Central America, it includes areas such as archaeology, ethnography, ethnohistory, art history, linguistics, and physical anthropology. Includes bibliographic citations to books, articles, essays, festschrifts, dissertations, obituaries, films, newspapers, etc. Book reviews are omitted. 1514 to present. Info

  • Bibliographic Information Base in Patristics (BIBP)

    Index to journal literature on patristics. Info

  • Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving

    A searchable database containing verified references (except as noted) to approximately 25,000 scholarly works in all academic disciplines and in all western European languages on slavery and slaving, worldwide. It includes all known print materials published since 1900 in scholarly formats, as well as digital scholarly journals, recent unpublished presentations at academic conferences, professional historical sites, and major museum exhibitions and catalogs. Info

  • Bibliotheca Religiosa IntraText

    A full-text online library that publishes religious, philosophical, and literary works, including books, periodicals, complete works, and archives in more than 30 languages. Info

  • Bibliothèque St Étienne de Jérusalem - École Biblique et Archéologique Française

    Online catalogue of the French Biblical and Archaeological School of Jerusalem. Searchable database for both monographs and journal articles in Biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies, archaeology, and related disciplines. Info

  • BioMed Central

    BioMed Central (BMC) serves as a free publishing repository for original peer reviewed research in biology and medicine. Articles submitted to BMC are reviewed by at least two external experts and authors retain copyright of their work. Accepted articles are published simultaneously on BMC, PubMed Central and submitted for indexing in PubMed. Info

  • Bonner Kant-Korpus

    Created by researchers at the University of Bonn, this database provides access to Kant's Akademie-Ausgabe as well as to selected unpublished, handwritten works. Currently, volumes 1-9 of his works and volumes 10-13 and 23 of his letters are available insearchable full-text. Future projects include Kant's personal lecture books with his personal notes. Info

  • British History Online

    British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. The database was created by the Institute of Historical Research and the History of Parliament Trust. Info

  • Cancer Literature in PubMed

    Citations and abstracts of journal articles, meeting papers, research reports covering all aspects of experimental and clinical cancer therapy, chemical, viral, and other agents that cause cancer, and the biochemistry, immunology, physiology of cancer. Info

  • CDRI: Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative

    Digitized collection of religious related materials, including visual/text items (maps, manuscripts, papyri, photographs, woodcuts, etc.) and soundrecordings. Info

  • Center for Research Libraries

    "CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from five “emerging” regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. CRL enables institutions to provide students, faculty, and other researchers liberal access to these rich source materials through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery." CRL materials should be requested via an interlibrary loan request. Info

  • Chinese Pamphlets

    Chinese pamphlets, picture books and other propaganda issued during the early years of the People's Republic of China between 1947 and 1954. Unlike the high-end, made-for-export propaganda held by many Western libraries, this is the 'street literature' of the revolution: the comic books, leaflets and other ephemera distributed to the population of the provincial cities and villages. This collection is one of Center for Research Libraries' ecollections. Info

  • Christian Classics Ethereal Library

    Classic Christian writings in electronic format. Info

  • CIRRIE Database of International Rehabilitation Research

    Citations of international rehabilitation research. The CIRRIE Database includes only published materials that concern research conducted outside of the United States. Info

  • CiteSeerX

    CiteSeer is a scientific literature digital library and search engine that focuses primarily on the literature in computer and information science. CiteSeer aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of the scientific literature and to provide improvements in functionality, usability, availability, cost, comprehensiveness, efficiency, and timeliness in the access of scientific and scholarly knowledge. Info

  • Civil Engineering Database (CEDB) (ASCE)

    American Society of Civil Engineers CEDB provides access to bibliographic and abstracted records. Info

  • Classical Latin Texts

    This website contains essentially all Latin literary texts written before A.D. 200, as well as some texts selected from later antiquity. Info

  • Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon

    This web site allows you access to the CAL database, a comprehensive and searchable lexicon which encompasses all the dialects of Aramaic. Possible searches include search of dictionary headings, text browsing, concordances, and search of the CAL bibliographic archives. Info

  • Computer Database

    Computer-related product introductions, plus news & reviews in areas such as hardware, software, electronics, engineering, communications and the application of technology. Info

  • Congressional Directory

    Published since 1888, the Congressional Directory presents short biographies of each member of the Senate and House, listed by state or district, and additional data, such as committee memberships, terms of service, administrative assistants and/or secretaries, and room and telephone numbers. It also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies, including D.C. government officials, governors of states and territories, foreign diplomats, and members of the press, radio, and television galleries. Info

  • Counterbalance Interactive Library

    The Counterbalance Interactive Library offers new views on complex issues from science, ethics, philosophy, and religion. Here you'll find extensive resources on the evolution/creation controversy, biomedical ethical challenges, and much more. Counterbalance is a non-profit educational organization working to promote counterbalanced perspectives on complex issues. Info

  • County and City Data Books (CCDB), 1944-2000

    Social and economic statistics of counties, incorporated cities of 25,000 or more persons; and places of 2,500 or more persons in the United States. Subjects covered include age, money and personal income, population, education, health care and human services, housing ownership and value, births, deaths, poverty, local government finance, employment, etc. Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, other Federal government agencies, and private organizations. Info

  • County Business Patterns (CBP) and ZIP Code Business Patterns (ZBP)

    Provides county, state, and national level business data, including employment, payroll, total establishments, and number of establishments by employment size for 2-digit SIC industry groupings. The data is collected annually by the Bureau of the Census is tabulated by industry as defined by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) code (to 1997) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (1998- ). Info

  • CUFTS Journal Search

    Allows you to search by journal title or ISSN to find out which databases or electronic collections include a journal, and what coverage dates are available. Info

  • Current Population Survey (CPS)

    The primary source for U.S. labor force statistics. A monthly survey of 50,000 households, the CPS covers employment, unemployment, earnings, hours of work, and other indicators broken down by age, sex, race, marital status, and educational attainment. Statistics are also available by occupation, industry, and class of worker. Info

  • Das Schweizer Buch : Schweizerische Nationalbibliografie

    The Swiss Book: Swiss National Bibliography lists titles published in Switzerland as well as publications from other countries related to Swiss topics. It includes books, maps, sheet music, multimedia, journals, newspapers, yearbooks, and series. Info

  • Database of Research on International Education

    Contains details of books, articles, conference papers and reports on various aspects of international education from publishers in Australia and abroad. Coverage is from 1990 onwards. Info

  • Deutsche Nationalbibliografie (DNB) online

    The Deutsche Nationalbibliografie (DNB) online provides a listing of all publications issued in Germany, and all holdings at the Deutsche Bibliothek from 1945, including Hochschulschriften, Dissertationen, and Habilitationsschriften at German universities, and Dissertationen and Habilitationsschriften in German at universities abroad. Info

  • Digital Book Index

    Provides access to commercial and non-commercial ebooks from publishers, universities, and web sites. Covers most major disciplines, literature, history, science and the history of science, social sciences, medicine, the arts, religion, and area studies. A reference section includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, glossaries, bibliographies, and writing and style guides. Info

  • Digital Collections at the Center for Research Libraries

    Chinese Pamphlets, Dziennik Zwiazkowy, and Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu. Info

  • Digital South Asia Library (DSAL)

    The Digital South Asia Library provides digital materials for reference and research on South Asia including books and journals, full-text dictionaries, bibliographies, images, maps, and statistical information from the colonial period through the present. This resource is one of the ecollections of the Center for Research Libraries. Info

  • Diotima: Materials for the Study of Women and Gender in the Ancient World

    Diotima serves as an interdisciplinary resource for anyone interested in patterns of gender around the ancient Mediterranean and as a forum for collaboration among instructors who teach courses about women and gender in the ancient world. This site includes course materials, the beginnings of a systematic and searchable bibliography, and links to many on-line resources, including articles, book reviews, databases, and images. Info

  • Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

    The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. Info

  • Dissertationsmeldestelle der Gesellschaft für Musikforschung

    The DMS is a searchable and browseable database for citations of dissertations in German-speaking countries. This database is entirely in German. Info

  • Doctoral Dissertations in Musicology

    Hosted by the American Musicological Society. You can search or browse this database of citations for dissertations both completed and in-process. The dissertations are not included themselves, but can be ordered through ProQuest if needed. Info

  • Documenta Catholica Omnia

    Collection of Catholic Church documents, including Migne's Patrologiae cursus completus, Series Latina and Patrologiae cursus completus, Series Graeca; papal bullae, encyclicals, and other writings; and many other items. Most appear to be in Latin, though translations for some materials are provided in a number of languages. Info


    Free database of public company filings collected by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Full-text of company annual 10-K reports, quarterly 10-Q reports, proxy statements, prospectus, etc. from 1994-Present. Info

  • Eldis

    ELDIS is a gateway to information on development issues, providing free and easy access to wide range of high quality online resources. Edited and hosted by the Institute of Development Studies in Sussex (UK), this gateway includes subject-focused resource guides, regional and country profiles for developing countries, directory of websites, news, and e-mail newsletters. Info

  • Energy Information Administration (EIA)

    Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government. Covers energy trends and milestones, energy overview, and statistics on petroleum, natural gas, coal, and electricity. Includes historical data and links to Annual Energy Review, Monthly Energy Review, Annual Energy Outlook, and other EIA publications. Info

  • Entrez

    A molecular sequence retrieval system developed at the National Center for Biotechnology Information that provides integrated access to both nucleotide and protein sequence records and Medline citations. Info

  • ERIC (Chinese version)

    The Chinese version of ERIC collects English and Chinese articles published in leading educational journals in Hong Kong, the Chinese Mainland and Taiwan, dating back to 1990. . Most of these entries are accompanied by article abstracts. It also provides abstracts of postgraduate dissertations and theses from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (description from home page). Info


    A portal to ancient Near Eastern web resources, including archaeological excavation reports, editions of ancient and modern texts, core early monographs, dictionaries, journals, and reports in the public domain. Info

  • European Library

    The European Library offers free access to the combined resources of the national libraries of Europe including access to the European Digital Library. Info

  • Eurostat

    Statistical information on the European Union, the EU Member States, the Euro-zone and other countries. Product of the Statistical Office of the European Communities. Info

  • Expanded Academic ASAP

    Articles on a broad range of subject areas, including social sciences, humanities, science, technology, and business. Indexes articles from the New York Times, selected national news magazines and interdisciplinary journals. Info


    The U.S. Government's Export Portal. Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today's global marketplace. Includes Export Basics section, market research, and trade leads. Info

  • FAITS - Faulkner Advisory for IT Studies

    Reports covering such key technology areas as IT infrastructure, telecom, data networking, wireless communications, security, enterprise systems, the Internet, as well as technology vendors. Info


    Statistical database on food & agriculture. Includes production, trade, food balance sheets, fertilizer and pesticides, land use and irrigation, forest products, fishery products, population, agricultural machinery, and food aid shipments. Info

  • FDsys - Federal Digital System

    Government Printing Office's electronic access to publications of the Federal Government. Info

  • Federal Justice Statistics Resource Center (FJSRC)

    Information about suspects and defendants at each stage of Federal criminal case processing. Info

  • Fedstats

    Statistics from more than 70 agencies in the United States Federal Government. The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy maintains this site to provide easy access to the full range of statistics and information produced by these agencies for public use. Info

  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index

    Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. The database also includes records and abstracts for dissertations written after 1992. Info

  • Film Literature Index Online, 1976-2001

    The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles. Info

  • First Research

    Industry Profiles: overviews, challenges, trends, executive insight, call prep questions, financials, forecasts, growth rating, and industry drivers. Industries by economic metrics: financial, HR, industry drivers, forecasts. State level: overviews, employment, major industry, and real estate. Info

  • Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1863-1960

    The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. This site contains digital facsimiles of an incomplete run from 1863 to 1960 of Foreign Relations of the United States with missing volumes being added by Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison as they are acquired and processed. Produced by U.S. Dept. of State; made available online by Univ. of Wisconsin. Info

  • Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), 1960-

    The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. Volumes published over the last two decades increasingly contain declassified records from all the foreign affairs agencies. Broad online coverage begins with the Kennedy Administration and continues through the Nixon-Ford Administrations. Info

  • France in America

    This resource focuses on the role played by France in the exploration and settlement of the continent and its participation in several events which indelibly marked the history of the United States: the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the Louisiana Purchase. Includes books, maps, prints and other documents. Period covers16th-19th centuries. Info


    The Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research - material from Bank Statistics, Annual Statistical Digest, Banking and Monetary Statistics, Business Statistics Supplement to the Survey of Current Business, Concordance of Statistics, and Economic Indicators. Info

  • FRED

    U.S. economic time series from government agencies. Includes charts of data series, data on banking & finance, statistics on labor, consumer price index, GDP, imports/exports, etc. Data can be downloaded into Excel. Info

  • Friedberg Genizah Project

    The Friedberg Genizah Project is digitizing the entire corpus of manuscripts discovered in the [Cairo] Genizah, together with all relevant data, such as catalog entries, bibliographical references, translations, transcriptions and citations, and making it available to the world of learning. Free registration required. Info

  • (polls)

    The Gallup Organization regularly polls Americans on current topics and the issues that most affect them. Gallup polls cover U.S. politics, economics, and society. Includes Presidential approval scores. Info

  • State of the States (polls)'s "State of the States" series reveals state-by-state differences in political party affiliation, religiosity, consumer confidence, and job-market conditions, based on recent poll data. Info

  • Gender Equality Data and Statistics

    GenderStats provides gender statistics and indicators from United Nations databases and WorldBank conducted or funded surveys. A Summary Gender Profile is provided as well as data on various subjects including poverty, education, population, health, nutrition, violence, labor force, and more. Info

  • Gender Inn

    The database consists of bibliographic records pertaining to feminist literary criticism and gender studies focusing on British and American Literature. In addition, great emphasis is placed upon the inclusion of general resources and introductory texts in feminist theory. Monographs and essay collections. Info

  • Getty Images

    Getty Images is the world's leading imagery company, creating and providing the largest and most relevant collection of still and moving images to communication professionals around the globe. From sport and news photography to archival and contemporary imagery, Getty Images' products are found each day in newspapers, magazines, advertising, films, television, books and Web sites. Info

  • Global Economic Monitor portal (GEM)

    Provides daily updates of global economic developments, with coverage of developing as well as high-income economies. Info

  • Global Music Archive

    The Global Music Archive is a multi-media reference archive and resource center for traditional and popular song, music, and dance of Africa and the Americas. Current databases include the Digital Collection of East African Recordings and the Appalachian Dulcimer Archive. Info

  • Going Global

    Worldwide job & internship listings, industry, country & city guides, country-specific career information, work permit/visa regulations, cultural/interviewing advice, corporate profiles. H1B records from Department of Labor. Info

  • Google Scholar

    Automatically populates Vanderbilt proxy settings for Google Scholar when off campus. Links to e-journal content will work seamlessly without any subsequent need to sign in. Info

  • Government Information: GODORT FDTF Frequently Used Sites

    Frequently used sites relating to U. S. Government. Info

  • Green Book / Overview of Entitlement Programs

    Background material and statistical data on major entitlement programs, including Social Security, Medicare, families with children, unemployment, and block grants. Includes sections on other Federal assistance programs and on tax expenditures and provisions related to retirement, health, poverty, employment, and disability. Describes the programs, their size and growth, program eligibility, payments, financing, participant characteristics, and history. Appendixes provide health status and expenditures of the elderly, national health expenditures and health insurance coverage, Medicare reimbursement to hospitals and doctors, employment and unemployment, characteristics of families with children, economic, population, immigration, income and fiscal data, and budget tables. Prepared by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) for the House Comm. on Ways and Means. Fulltext. Most recent year in the header. Info

  • H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online

    Gateway to resources for scholarship in the humanities and social sciences, including reviews, works in progress, discussion lists, announcements, a job guide, teaching materials, electronic journals and miscellaneous documents. Includes a search engine. Info

  • Handbook of Latin American Studies

    HLAS is the primary database for research on Latin America, it indexes books and articles on Latin America in the social sciences and humanities from 1935 to the present. Covers the principal research worldwide and is especially strong in its inclusion of Latin American publications, articles, etc. Includes abstracts. Includes yet unpublished future volumes in draft form. Online equivalent of annual publication. Info

  • Hartford Institute for Religion Research

    The Hartford Institute for Religious is devoted to sociological research in the area of religion. The site provides information about various Institute research projects on issues such as women and religion, congregations, religion and the family, etc. Links to articles by leading scholars in the sociology of religion are also included, as well as bibliographies, syllabi, and other scholarly resources. Info

  • HathiTrust

    HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. Bibliographic and full-text search are available for all volumes. Public domain volumes are freely accessible to the public and can be downloaded in their entirety with authentication by persons affiliated with partner institutions. Vanderbilt University Library is a HathiTrust partner institution. Info

  • Historical Census Browser (University of Virginia Library)

    Find variables under general population; ethnicity/race/place of birth; education & literacy; agriculture; economy/manufacturing/employment; and slave population. Choose date range, specific variables, and state, and county. Drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing. Info

  • Historical Jewish Press

    This site contains a collection of Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods. Digital versions of each newspaper are presented, making it possible to view the papers in their original layout. Full-text search is also available for all content published over the course of each newspaper's publication. Info

  • How to Find the Latest Business Data

    Includes the statistics for the latest edition of these programs: Economic Census, County Business Patterns, Annual Survey of Manufactures, Foreign Trade: State Exports, and other data programs. Indicates whether data for each program is available for the U.S., States, Metro areas, Counties, Places, and ZIP codes. If you click on the name of the program, you may find links to earlier editions of the program. Info

  • Iconography of Deities and Demons in the Ancient Near East (IDD)

    A companion to the Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD), focused on visual sources. Includes pre-published articles and an online image database. Info

  • In the First Person

    In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. It lets you keyword search more than 700,000 pages of full-text by more than 18,000 individuals from all walks of life. It also contains pointers to some 4,300 audio and video files. Info

  • Index Theologicus (IxTheo)

    Index Theologicus replaces and expands the Zeitschrift Inhaltsdienst Theologie (ZID). Indexes approximately 2000 currently published periodicals in theological and religious studies periodicals, as well as festschriften and congress publications. Info

  • Index Translationum

    The database contains cumulative bibliographical information on books translated and published in about one hundred of the UNESCO Member States since 1979 and totaling more than 1,500,000 entries in all disciplines: literature, social and human sciences, natural and exact sciences, art, history and so forth. Info

  • International Debt Statistics

    Statistics on external debt and financial flow of countries on a loan-by-loan basis. Data available on countries that report public debt to the World Bank's Debtor Reporting System. Info

  • International Relations & Security Network

    The ISN is a free public service that provides a wide range of high-quality and comprehensive products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals worldwide. Info

  • Internet Sacred Texts Archive

    Freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language. Info

  • Italian Women Writers

    This database is a research endeavor project to preserve and provide access to an extensive corpus of literature written by Italian women authors from the 12th century through 1945. The database includes an author index with links to biographies, portraits, editions, and bibliographies. The database includes anthologies, articles, articles and essays, autobiographies, biographies, children's literature, devotional works, dialogues, diaries, dramas, epics, hagiographies, histories and chronicles, interviews and conversations, letters, memoirs, novels,operas, poems, reviews, short shories, and travel literature. Info


    This website contains the complete and unedited contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, published between 1901-1906. It includes over 15,000 articles and illustrations. Info

  • Knovel Critical Tables

    This important, interactive knovel reference contains tables of physical, solvent, and thermodynamic properties. The physical property tables alone include over 13,000 inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. The solvent property tables have 385 solvents, and the thermodynamic property tables have 500 compounds. Info

  • Kudzu

    Consortium catalog of Vanderbilt and other southeastern academic libraries. Search the holdings of all the member libraries (plus the Center for Research Libraries) simultaneously. Info


    ILO database on labour statistics covering economically active population (data since 1945) employment, unemployment, hours of work, wages, labour cost, consumer prices, occupational injuries occupational accidents, and strikes and lockouts (data since 1969). Info

  • Lanic

    The mission of LANIC is to provide Latin American users with access to academic databases and information services throughout the Internet, and to provide Latin Americanists around the world with access to information on and from Latin America. Info

  • LANL e-Print archive

    Started in Aug 1991, is a fully automated electronic archive and distribution server for research papers. Covered areas include physics and related disciplines, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, computational linguistics, and neuroscience. Users can retrieve papers from the archive either through an on-line world wide web interface, or by sending commands to the system via e-mail. Similarly, authors can submit their papers to the archive either using the on-line world wide web interface, using ftp, or using e-mail. Authors can update their submissions if they choose. Info

  • Local Area Personal Income

    Personal income, compensation, employment, and wages. National region, state, MSA, and county statistics from 1969 to latest. Info

  • Making of America

    A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Separate sites at Cornell and the University of Michigan contain different sets of materials. Info

  • Making of America (Cornell site)

    A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. Separate sites at Cornell and the University of Michigan contain different sets of materials. Info

  • Market Research Library

    Contains more than 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports, authored by U.S. Commercial Service specialists working in overseas posts. Includes Country Commercial Guides, which cover general economic trends and outlook, political environment, marketing U.S. products and services, leading sectors for U.S. exports and investments, and trade regulations and standards. Info

  • Mergent Online

    Corporate financial histories (including capital changes) and operational histories for international public companies. Create customized reports on a company or multiple companies and download into Excel. Info

  • MIML - Musical Instruction and Musical Learning, 1450-1650

    MIML is a free, web-based bibliography of secondary literature on musical instruction and musical learning during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. This interdisciplinary bibliography was launched on April 1, 2006, and currently contains 246 entries. MIML was compiled by Associate Dean of the Blair School of Music AND Associate Professor of Musicology Cynthia Cyrus, with assistance from Susan Forscher Weiss and Russell E. Murray, Jr., and is hosted by the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Info

  • Mundus: Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom

    A web-based guide to more than four hundred collections of overseas missionary materials held in the United Kingdom. These materials, comprising the archives of British missionary societies, collections of personal papers, printed matter, photographs, other visual materials and artefacts, are held in a large number of libraries, record offices and other institutions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Info

  • NASA Technical Reports Server

    A service that allows users to search the many different abstract and technical report servers maintained by various NASA centers and programs. Info

  • National and International Data Sources and Links

    Links to national statistical offices provided by the United Nations. Info

  • National Image Library (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

    The National Image Library contains still photo, video and audio images of wildlife, plants, National Wildlife Refuges and other scenes, as well as wildlife management work. You may search all the images through the National Image Library, or you may search by individual collection. Users are welcome to download these images, which are in the public domain. Info

  • National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature

    ETHX on the Web' indexes articles from journals received by Georgetown plus selected additional sources. 'Genetics and Ethics', a subset of the complete Georgetown collection, indexes articles, books, and audiovisual materials. This site also connects to the National Library of Medicine's PubMED database: see their SearchTips for techniques to restrict to the Bioethics subset. Info

  • National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)

    As a gateway to archival and manuscript collections, NUCMC provides access to the Research Libraries Group (RLG) Union Catalog of Archivally Controlled Materials and the OCLC catalog of Manuscripts Records. The RLG catalog includes descriptions of archival and manuscript collections in research libraries, museums, state archives, and historical societies in North America and worldwide. The OCLC bibliographic database includes descriptions of archival and manuscript collections in public, college and university, and special libraries in North America and worldwide. Info

  • NDB ADB Deutsche Biographie

    This digitized collection contains the complete set of the Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie and the first twenty-three volumes (Aachen - Schwarz) of the Neue Deutsche Biographie. It provides access to more than 46,000 biographical articles on people in German history from the Middle Ages to the present. Info

  • New Testament Gateway

    This web site provides an annotated directory of good academic New Testament web resources. Info

  • NIST Chemistry WebBook

    Provides easy access to chemical and physical property data compiled by NIST under the Standard Reference Data Program. The database may be searched by chemical formula, chemical name, CAS registry number, molecular weight, chemical structure,and author. Data includes thermochemical and thermophysical properties as well as IR spectra, mass spectra, UV/Vis spectra. Info

  • NYPL Digital Gallery

    NYPL Digital Gallery is The New York Public Library's image database, developed to provide free and open online access to thousands of images from the original and rare holdings of the Research Libraries. Spanning a wide range of visual media, NYPL Digital Gallery offers digital images of drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, and more. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of the Research Libraries, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences. Info

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    For each occupation lists the nature of the work, working conditions, number of jobs in what industries and what areas, training, other qualifications, advancement, job outlook, earnings, related occupations, and sources of additional information. Info

  • OneSource

    Details on companies and their executives: U.S., Canadian, international. Includes financials, subsidiaries, trade and business news, and research reports. Info

  • Opera del Vocabolario Italiano

    The production database contains 1960 vernacular texts, the majority of which are dated prior to 1375, the year of Boccaccio's death. The verse and prose works include early masters of Italian literature like Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio, as well as lesser-known and obscure texts by poets, merchants, and medieval chroniclers. The OVI database was created to aid in the compilation of an historical dictionary of the Italian language. Part of the ARTFL project. Info

  • Oriental Institute Research Archives

    Portal for on-line resources of the Research Archives of the Oriental Institute. Info

  • Österreichische Bibliografie online (OeB)

    The Österreichische Bibliografie online (OeB) provides a listing of works published in Austria, including musical works and doctoral dissertations, beginning with 2003, Heft 01/02. It consists of three parts: Reihe A. Verzeichnis der österreichischen Neuerscheinungen is being replaced by this online publication. It is updated biweekly. Reihe B and C can now be found by searching the Verbundkatalog. Info

  • Pamphlets and Periodicals of the French Revolution of 1848

    Digital collection of pamphlets and periodicals from the French Revolution of 1848 held by Center for Research Libraries. Info

  • Papal Encyclicals Online

    Encyclicals and other Vatican documents from Pope Honorious III (1216-1227) to the present. Many of the documents are in English, some are available only in other languages (e.g., Latin or Italian), and some are available in multiple languages. Various church council documents are also included. Info

  • PARES: Portal de Archivos Españoles

    A searchable database of digitized documents on Spain and its colonies in Spanish archives, including the Archivo General de Indias, the Archivo General de Simancas, and other historical archives. Includes images of the Spanish Civil War (Archivo rojo). Info

  • Patents (Google Advanced Patent Search)

    Search and retrieve images for U. S. and European Patent Office patents and published applications. Info

  • Perseus Digital Library

    The Perseus Project was founded to present materials related to the Classical Greek world. It contains texts in Romanized Greek and English translation (many edited from the Loeb series), the Intermediate Liddell-Scott Greek Lexicon, and morphological and translation tools. It has since expanded into the Roman world, including primary and secondary texts, site plans, maps, and art and archaeology catalogs and images. Additional collections in the Perseus Library are: the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri; Renaissance Collection (Marlowe, Shakespeare); Bolles collection on the history of London; American Memory: California Collection and the Upper Midwest Collection. Info

  • Picture Collection Online (New York Public Library)

    Picture Collection Online presents more than 30,000 digitized images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923. Info

  • Pluralism Project

    The Pluralism Project studies and documents the growing religious diversity of the United States, with a special view to its new immigrant religious communities. Recounts the project's history and offers access to an events calendar, project affiliates, images, and related articles. Lists advisors and includes project research. Provides access to project files, bibliographies, syllabi, and a directory of religious centers. Links to the committee and university home pages and to other religious resources. Info

  • PolicyArchive

    PolicyArchive is a digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. It collects and disseminates summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research. Info

  • Political Database of the Americas

    Country summaries, constitutions, laws, government, elections, parties, & groups. Includes reference materials, primary documents, comparative studies and statistical data for countries in the Western Hemisphere. Info

  • Post-Reformation Digital Library (PRDL)

    The Post-Reformation Digital Library is a collection of resources relating to the development of theology during the Post-Reformation/Early Modern era (late 15th-18th c.), hosted by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary. The library provides links to full text of many of the resources which it indexes, as well as indexing and links to various secondary sources and reference materials. Info

  • Presidential Recordings Program

    This resource provides access to American presidential recordings in the White House between 1940 and 1973 as well as presidential speeches, and presidential oral histories. Info

  • Prior Year Forms, Instructions and Publications - (IRS) [tax forms]

    Comprehensive site to download forms and instructions and to download or browse tax publication booklets for 1980 up to the current year. Fulltext. Info

  • Public Agenda

    The Public Agenda website provides "unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life". Issue Guides, Research Studies, Articles & Speeches as well as a Newsletter and other resources are available. Info

  • Public Opinion Data

    The Odum Institute's Public Opinion Data allows any researcher to search for specific poll questions among the more than 230,000 questions in the Institute's archive by key words, date, study number, study title or state. The system displays the full question text, study information, and frequency distributions. Info

  • PubMed Central

    PubMed Central is an electronic repository for freely available journal literature in the life sciences. PubMed Central, a joint venture of the National Center for Biotechnology Information and the National Library of Medicine, contains selected journal issues from publishers who have elected to make their content available; some journals allow access to back issues only. Info

  • RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies

    From the Jewish National and University Library, RAMBI allows users to search for scholarly articles in the field of Jewish studies by author, title, or subject. Info

  • RAND document series: Browse by Series

    RAND publishes a variety of documents to communicate and disseminate the results of its research. Since RAND's first report was published in 1946, the range of documents has varied, from books and monographs to briefings and reports. The RAND document series was revised in 2003 in order to better meet the needs of our clients, policymakers and decisionmakers, researchers, and the general public. Info

  • RAND monographs

    RAND Monographs present major research findings and objective analysis that address the challenges facing the public and private sectors around the world. They strive to be comprehensive or analyze a problem from a variety of perspectives. All RAND monographs undergo rigorous peer review to ensure high standards for research quality and objectivity. Info

  • RAND research brief

    Briefs cover a range of topics such as education, health care, drug policy, population, and terrorism, but have a single numbering scheme. Some authored in association with other agencies or Rand institutes. RAND research briefs summarize research that has been more fully documented elsewhere. Full-text available for free. Info

  • Restoration Serials Index

    Index of magazines, journals, and lectureships associated with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement. Info

  • Review of Biblical Literature (RBL)

    Searchable database of book reviews in biblical studies and related fields. Info

  • Revised Common Lectionary

    The RCL is an ecumenical lectionary system developed by the North American Consultation on Common Texts (CCT) and the International English Language Liturgical Consultation (ELLC). It is based on the Roman Lectionary, Ordo Lectionum Missae. The CCT created a provisional lectionary in 1983, which many churches adopted on a trial basis. After receiving suggestions from those churches, the CCT published the Revised Common Lectionary for widespread use in 1992. Info

  • RIM (Research in Ministry) Online

    RIM Online is a freely available database that indexes DMin and DMiss projects from reporting schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. Indexing began in 1981. Author, title, project advisor, institution, and subject access are provided. In addition, an abstract for each project is included when one has been provided by the author. Updated four times a year (on February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15).Select the "Enter RIM" button to begin using the database. Info

  • SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System

    The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project whose main resource is an Abstract Service, which includes four sets of abstracts: astronomy and astrophysics, instrumentation, physics and geophysics, and Los Alamos preprint server. Each dataset can be searched by author, object name (astronomy only), title, or abstract text words.In addition, there is an extended abstract service which includes links to the full text of articles appearing in most of the major astronomical journals. Info

  • SciELO Latin American Social Sciences Journals English Edition

    The objective of SciELO Latin American Social Sciences Journals English Edition is to contribute to the promotion of international access to Latin American scientific journals in Social Sciences. Its main characteristic is to make available English full texts, at no charge to the public, in order to increase Latin America Social Sciences visibility and accessibility. Info

  • SciTech Connect

    Department of Energy (DOE) research information in biology and medicine, chemistry, energy, engineering, environmental sciences, geosciences, mathematics and computing, physics, and more. Info

  • Searchable Greek Inscriptions

    Collection of ancient Greek inscriptions. Can be used in tandem with PHI Workplace Version 10. Info

  • Shakespeare in Quarto

    The most significant value of this well-designed and multi-faceted database lies in the British Library's 93 quarto texts of 21 plays, which can be studied individually or compared in their variant editions. The database also provides background information about Shakespeare, his works, the theatre world of his time, and the printing of his plays, as well as a list of references and links to websites of special relevance to the quartos. An "Afterlife" section traces changes in the plays in print and performance from the Restoration to the 21st century. Info

  • Society for Political Methodology / the Political Methodology Section of the APSA

    View abstracts of conference and Working Papers online and download papers for local printing. Info

  • Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

    The Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics brings together data from more than 100 sources about many aspects of criminal justice in the United States. These data are displayed in over 600 tables. Sections include Criminal justice characteristics; Public opinion; Crime, victims; Arrests, seizures; Courts, prosecution, sentencing; Parole, jails, prisons, death penalty. Info

  • Southern Manuscript Sermons before 1800

    Bibliographic database of over 1600 sermons from pre-1800 Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Info

  • State and Metropolitan Area Data Book

    The Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States at the State and metropolitan area levels. Selected data for component counties and central cities of metropolitan areas are also included. The Data Book is also a guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal Agencies, and private organizations. Info

  • Statistical yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean = Anuario estadístico de America Latina y el Caribe

    Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean = Anuario estadًístico de America Latina y el Caribe Includes annual data for 1997 to date of the main statistical series available on economic and social trends in the countries of the region. It represents a systematic effort of ECLAC (the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean) to make the data internationally comparable. Info

  • Synoptic Gospels Primer

    This site includes a number of tools for the literary analysis of the Synoptic Gospels, including a search engine (powered by Google), a glossary of important terms and key figures, and links to other resources on the issue of the relationship among the three gospel texts. Info

  • Teacher Reference Center (free version)

    The Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 periodicals. In addition, 96% of journals indexed in TRC are peer-reviewed. Topics include: Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Science & Mathematics, and Teacher Education. Info

  • Tennessean (

    Online version of current issues of The Tennessean. Info

  • Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

    The on-line edition of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture is a joint project of the Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press. This fully searchable version of the print edition, originally published in 1998, contains over 1,500 entries. The online version has updates to existing entries, new entries, more than five hundred additional images, plus audio and video files. Info

  • Tests and Measures in the Social Sciences: Tests Available in Compilation Volumes

    Provides a means of finding tests and measures that exist in compilation volumes--volumes that provide copies of tests. To see if Vanderbilt has the volumes themselves, you will need to search for the volume title in Acorn. Currently covers 121 resources, about 10,800 measures. (See also Mental Measurements Yearbook--also available as a research database from the Vanderbilt Libraries--which provides information about many tests that are only available at a cost.) Info


    THOMAS was launched in January of 1995 to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Information you may find on THOMAS includes bills and resolutions, the Congressional Record, Congressional committee information, and presidential nominations, among other information. Info

  • TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists

    Covers approximately 200 journals; nearly all major titles are included. Info

  • Trade Policy Reviews - World Trade Organization (WTO)

    Trade Policy Reviews focus on WTO members' own trade policies and practices. They also take into account the countries' wider economic and developmental needs, their policies and objectives,and the external economic environment that they face. Info

  • Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database

    Comprises records from 35,000 slaving expeditions between 1514 and 1866 from archives and libraries throughout the Atlantic world. Provides information about vessels, enslaved peoples, slave traders and owners, and trading routes. Users can search for information about a particular voyage or group of voyages. The website provides full interactive capability to analyze the data and report results in the form of statistical tables, graphs, maps, or on a timeline. Info

  • U. S. Congressional Serial Set (1995-present)

    This collection facilitates research of U.S. political, social, cultural, military and ethnic history, as well as international relations, exploration expeditions across the country and throughout the world, commerce, industrial development, and much more. Its contents come not only from the U.S. Congress, but also include key Executive Department publications. Info

  • U.S. International Trade Statistics - U.S. Census Bureau

    Provides monthly and year-to-date statistics for 3-digit and 6-digit NAICS by country and Country by 3-digit and 6-digit NAICS. Choose year from 2000 to present. Use December monthly report to get yearly figures for that year. Info

  • U.S. State and Local Historical and Genealogical Societies

    Links to state and local historical and genealogical societies arranged by state. Info

  • U.S. State Libraries and Archives

    Links to state libraries arranged by state. Info

  • Unctad Handbook of Statistics

    The goal of the UNCTAD Handbook of Statistics online is to provide the statistical data essential for the analysis of the world trade, investment, international financial flows and development. This database provides the opportunity to disseminate the economic, demographic and social series which serve as a fundamental support for UNCTAD´s research tasks, intergovernmental dialogue, and technical assistance. Info

  • Uniform Crime Reports / Crime in the United States

    Statistics on and analysis of violent crimes of murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and the property crimes of burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson--as reported by state and local law enforcement agencies. Also includes hate crimes. Covers crime trends and provides statistics for nation, region, state, county, and city. Fulltext. Info

  • Union List of Artist Names

    The Getty Art History Information Program's database of biographical information and historical geographic data for artists and architects. ULAN has a global coverage with an emphasis on Western European and American names. It includes artists and architects from the ancient period to contemporary times, with a post-medieval emphasis. Info

  • United States Government Manual

    The United States Government Manual is the official handbook of the Federal Government. This special edition of the Federal Register is currently updated to provide comprehensive and authoritative descriptions of the programs and activities of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. Info

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office

    Conduct patent and trademark searches, downloadapplication forms, view images of U.S. patents. Search the roster of patent agents and attorneys. Look up current fees and announcements. Info

  • UniWorld

    Find U.S. corporations with operations in other countries and firms based in other countries with locations in the U.S. Search by: region, country, state, keyword, industry type, revenue, # of employees, and zip code. Can be exported into MS Excel. Info

  • USA Counties - U.S. Census Bureau

    USA Counties features over 6,000 data items for the United States as a whole and individual states and counties from a variety of sources. Files include data published for 2007 estimates and many items from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, the 1990 census, the 1980 census and the 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982 and 1977 economic censuses. Info

  • ViVa: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals

    ViVa includes articles relating to women's and gender history published in English, French, German, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish from selected European, American, Canadian, Asian, Australian and New Zealand journals. Info

  • Wabash Center Guide to Internet Resources for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

    A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion: syllabi, electronic texts, electronic journals, websites, bibliographies, listserv discussion groups, liturgies, reference resources, software, etc. The purpose of the Guide is to encourage and facilitate the incorporation of electronic resources into teaching. Info

  • WetFeet

    Independently researched reports on leading companies, industries and career advice providing inside information difficult to obtain from other sources. Info

  • White House Tapes

    This resource provides free access to the recorded White House conversations of six American Presidents (Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon) from 1940 and 1973 as well as relevant research materials. The site is hosted and maintained by the Presidential Recordings Program at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. Info

  • Witchcraft Collection (Cornell University Library)

    Cornell's Witchcraft Collection contains over 3,000 titles documenting the history of the Inquisition and the persecution of witchcraft. The collection documents the earliest and the latest manifestations of the belief in witchcraft as well as its geographical boundaries, and elaborates this history with works on canon law, the Inquisition, torture, demonology, trial testimony, and narratives. Most importantly, the collection focuses on witchcraft not as folklore or anthropology, but as theology and as religious heresy. Info

  • Women Artists Archives National Directory (WAAND)

    The Women Artists Archives National Directory unites online information on archival repositories into a single union catalog. Partnering with more than 80 institutions that include the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Library of Congress, and the National Association of Woman Artists, WAAND currently directs users to information on 800 discrete collections indexed to more than 5,000 individual artists' names. Info

  • Women in Politics: Bibliographic Database

    Women in Politics provides bibliographic references to books and articles produced throughout the world pertaining to women in politics. Titles cited represent international, regional, country-by-country, and thematic perspectives. Info

  • Women Working, 1800-1930

    This site provides access to digitized books, manuscripts, and images from the collections of Harvard University Libraries and Museums on the topic of women in the U. S. economy from 1800-1930. Info

  • World Bank Group Documents and Reports

    Provides access to more than 65,000 World Bank documents, previously known as World Development Sources. Includes Country Economic & Sector Work (in-depth background, strategic priorities, and direction for lending activities); Project Documents (loan documents released to the public according to the project cycle); and Research & Working Papers (working papers & informal series from departments around the Bank). Info

  • World dataBank: Africa Development Indicators (ADI)

    Includes over 1,600 indicators, covering 53 African countries and spanning the period 1961 to 2008. Data include social, economic, financial, natural resources, infrastructure, governance, partnership, and environmental indicators.*** COPYRIGHT NOTICE & USE RESTRICTIONS *** The contents and design of World Development Indicators Online and any materials supplied to Vanderbilt in conjunction with the Database are owned and copyrighted by the World Bank. The software which operates WDI is a proprietary software and Vanderbilt or its authorized users may not copy, reverse engineer, modify, decompile or disassemble the Database or its operating software. Access to WDI is provided for non-commercial educational and scholarly use only. Any distribution whatsoever (commercial, gratuitous, or otherwise) of data from WDI is prohibited as well as any act of alteration of the Database except for interactive use and statistical analysis. While every effort has been made to ensure the high quality and accuracy of WDI, the database is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. In no event shall the World Bank be liable to Vanderbilt for any damages arising out of the use or the inability to use the database. Info

  • World Development Indicators

    Development indicators and time series from 1960-present. Produced by the World Bank. Info

  • Wright American Fiction

    A collection of 19th century American fiction, as listed in Lyle Wright's bibliography, American Fiction, 1851-1875. The collection attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. Info