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Readers' Guide Abstracts    mobile icon
1983-present; Readers' Guide Abstracts™ includes abstracts and indexing of over 450 periodicals. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more.

Readers' Guide Retrospective    mobile icon
1890-1982; contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. See Readers Guide Abstracts for 1982 to present.

Reaxys   full text icon   
1779-present; web-based discovery tool for organic, organometallic, and inorganic chemistry experimental substance property data (including physical, spectral, pharmacological, toxicological, and ecological) and single and multistep reaction data. Combines the content of the former CrossFire databases including Beilstein and Gmelin. Reaction and substance data are experimentally validated (not calculated) from selected journals and patent literature. Reaxys integrates reaction and substance data with structure search, synthesis planning, analysis tools, and output formats.

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Records of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1983-1994   full text icon
1983-1994; briefing books, hearing and meeting transcripts, reports, and press clippings document the activities of the National Commission on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Regional Business News   full text icon       mobile icon
1984-present; incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc. Full text is available from 1993-present.

Religion and Philosophy Collection   full text icon       mobile icon
1975-present; Religion & Philosophy Collection is a comprehensive database covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. This database offers over 300 full text journals, including more than 250 peer-reviewed titles.

Current; ResearcherID provides the global research community with an index to author information. By assigning a unique identifier to each author who participates, ResearcherID standardizes and clarifies author names and citations and makes your information search more straightforward and accessible. Search the registry to find collaborators, review publication lists, and explore how research is used around the world. Use ResearcherID authentication in Web of Knowledge to create automatic email alerts or RSS feeds for saved searches or article citations. [This resource is publicly available.]

Responsa Project   full text icon   
A collection of Jewish texts in Hebrew, which embody thousands of years of Jewish learning. Covers Responsa Literature - rabbinic case-law rulings which represent the historical-sociological milieu of real-life situations; the Bible, the Talmud and their principal commentaries; works about Jewish law and customs; codes of Jewish law, such as Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and the Shulchan Aruch with its principal commentaries; Midrashim, Zohar, etc. Also includes the Entsiḳlopedyah Talmudit.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature       mobile icon
1967-present; RILM (Repertoire International de Litterature Musicale) Abstracts of Music Literature is a comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes. RILM is international in scope with materials from 150+ countries and in more than 200 languages. There are approximately a half million records in RILM on traditional music, popular music, and classical music. Conference proceedings in go back to 1835. Search RILM and RIPM together.

RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature       mobile icon
Pre-1967; RILM™ Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature is a bibliography of music articles, collections, and books. Comprehensive coverage includes music-related articles published in conference proceedings from 1835 through 1966; articles in Festschriften celebrating music scholars from 1840 to 1966; and articles in anniversary volumes published in honor of musicians, composers and institutions dating back to the 18th century. Journal articles and other document types will be added on a monthly basis. RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music Literature matches the scope and format of RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, but its coverage specifically focuses on all document types published before 1967. Search RILM and RIPM together.

RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals       mobile icon
1945-present; RIPM Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals is an international, highly annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950--from Beethoven to Bartok, from Berlioz to Berg, and from Schubert to Shostakovich--all provided by internationally-recognized scholars and editors. RIPM currently indexes the contents of 120 music periodicals including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. In addition, RIPM offers more than 5,000 English-language translations of articles from journals in other languages. Search RILM and RIPM together.

Rock's Backpages   full text icon
1960-present; Rock's Backpages is a database of rock music writing, sourced from the pages of the music and mainstream press. Thousands of articles (reviews, interviews, features and more) for over 2,000 artists are available.

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research   full text icon
1930's-present; the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented. Also includes access to iPoll.

Rosetta Stone      music icon   video icon
Current; Rosetta Stone Inc. is a language learning tool provided by Brown University to all Brown students, staff, and faculty. Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone pioneered the use of interactive software to accelerate language learning. Today there are courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (such as English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company was founded in 1992 on the core beliefs that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age. For help getting started, use the Quick Start Guide
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Routledge Performance Archive   music icon   video icon
The Routledge Performance Archive is a developing resource produced in partnership with Digital Theatre, providing unique access to an unprecedented range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. It features technical functionalities and graphics tailor-made by digital pioneers Digital Theatre (, and consists of a regularly updated collection of streamed video and audio footage with relevant critical commentary. Includes interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with internationaol specialist actor trainers; unique footage; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.

Routledge Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals 1824-1900
The Wellesley CD-ROM Index to Victorian Periodicals provides access to the printed sources of Victorian thought and opinion. While of prime interest to those studying literature, history, and Victorian life, the Wellesley Index also covers articles on politics, religion, economics, art, science, archaeology, and philosophy. (Available on Computer 2 in the Rockefeller computing cluster.) (Rockefeller Library)