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Citation & Full-Text Databases from Smithsonian Libraries

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These databases can be accessed only from a networked computer at the Smithsonian Institution.
AATA Online: Abstracts of International Conservation Literature
America: History and Life
American National Biography
American Periodicals (ProQuest)
Ancestry (Library Edition)
Anthropology Plus
Art Bibliographies Modern
Art Full Text (H.W. Wilson - EBSCOHost)
Art Index Retrospective (H.W. Wilson - EBSCOHost)
Artnet Price Database
Berg Fashion Library
Bibliography of Asian Studies
Bibliography of Native North Americans
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biological Abstracts (Web of Knowledge)
Birds of North America Online
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Design Abstracts Retrospective
Design ProFILES
Digital Commons Network
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Ellis and Messina Catalogues
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Ethnic NewsWatch
FirstSearch Databases
Fold3 Holocaust Archives (See Librarian for assistance)
GeoRef (OvidSP)
Gordon's Print Prices
HarpWeek (Harper's Weekly)
Historical Statistics of the United States
Index to 19th Century American Art Periodicals
International Index to Black Periodicals. IIBP Full Text.
JSTOR 19th Century British Pamphlets
JSTOR Auction Catalogs
JSTOR Global Plants
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Oxford Art Online
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online
Oxford music online
Portal, Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies database
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Smithsonian Collections Online
Textile Technology Index
This Dynamic Planet
Ulrichsweb (TRIAL ACCESS through 8/19/2013)
Web of Science
Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide
Zasshi Kiji Sakuin Shusei Detabesu (Japanese language software required)
Zoological Record (Web of Knowledge)

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