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Citation & Full-Text Databases from Smithsonian Libraries

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"Free Access" databases can be used from any computer. All others are "Paid" databases which can be accessed only from a networked computer at the Smithsonian Instititution.
Databases
American National Biography
American Periodicals (ProQuest)
Ancestry (Library Edition)
Blueprints.com
Chicago Manual of Style Online
CHOICE REVIEWS Online
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers [Free Access]
DART-Europe E-Theses Portal [Free Access]
Design Abstracts Retrospective
Design ProFILES
Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online [Free Access]
Digital Commons Network
EDGAR (Securities and Exchange Commission) [Free Access]
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
Encyclopaedia Britannica
ERIC (Department of Education) [Free Access]
ETHOS: Electronic Theses Online Service [Free Access]
FirstSearch Databases
Historical Statistics of the United States
In the First Person: an Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories ... [Free Access]
IngentaConnect
International Index to Black Periodicals. IIBP Full Text.
JSTOR
LibDex (The Library Index) [Free Access]
Library and Archival Exhibitions on the Web [Free Access]
Library Catalogs (listing from the Library of Congress) [Free Access]
Library of Congress Catalog [Free Access]
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Looksmart FindArticles [Free Access]
Modern Inventors Database [Free Access]
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) Online
Portal, Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies database
ProQuest Dissertation Express [Free Access]
ProQuest PQDT Open Access Dissertations [Free Access]
Smithsonian Collections Online
Smithsonian Institution Contributions and Studies Series [Free Access]
Smithsonian Institution Research Information System (SIRIS) [Free Access]
Smithsonian Libraries' Catalog (SIRIS) [Free Access]
Thomas Register of American Manufacturers [Free Access]
Ulrichsweb (TRIAL ACCESS through 8/19/2013)
WorldCat/OCLC


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