LOUISiana Digital Library

The LOUISiana Digital Library (LDL) is an online library of Louisiana institutions that provides over 144,000 digital materials. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from the Louisiana institution’s archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories in the state electronically accessible to Louisiana residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries. The LOUISiana Digital Library contains photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, oral histories, and more that document history and culture. We hope that you find the items in the Digital Library as diverse and interesting as the people and places in Louisiana.

Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index

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The Louisiana Biography and Obituary Index references obituaries and death notices published in New Orleans newspapers from 1804-1972 and biographical information published in older Louisiana collective biographies. The original index, housed in the Louisiana Division of New Orleans Public Library, is an alphabetical card file of more than 650,000 names.

Literature Resources (from Gale)

Literature Resources from Gale

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What you’ll find in Literature Resources from Gale:

Literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and full text of many literary works—all searchable at the same time and returned in lists organized according to the type of research needs they serve.

Literature Resources from Gale is a search environment in which you can search several of your library’s literature databases at the same time, in a single interface designed specifically for Literature research.

You now have access to this cross-searching environment if your institution subscribes through Gale to any two or more of the following Gale Literature databases:

  • Literature Resource Center (with or without the modules Twayne’s Authors Online and Scribner Writers Series Online)
  • LitFinder or LitFinder for Schools
  • MLA International Bibliography, hosted by Gale
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library. (To include GVRL titles in the Literature Resources from Gale cross-search, you will need to set up a GVRL subcollection with the prefix “xlit.” This can be done for you by Gale Technical Support, reachable at 1-800-877-4253, option 4 or by email at gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com.

When you open Literature Resources from Gale, a statement above the search options will tell you which Literature products are included in your search. By October 2008, you will also be able to limit your search in Literature Resources from Gale to one or more of the component databases.

As always you will continue to have links into your individual Literature products as well.

Teacher Reference Center

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Search on http://www.teacherreference.com/  Open Access Database or Version is Available

The Teacher Reference Center (TRC) database is now made available AT NO CHARGE to any K-12 library – compliments of EBSCO Publishing. TRC 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.

It is EBSCO Publishing’s intention to provide access to TRC on a continual basis at www.TeacherReference.com. Customers currently subscribing to other EBSCOhostdatabases may elect to have TRC added to their EBSCOhost

This database is funded through LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network.

 

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Art Retrospective

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Coverage dates:  1929- 1984
 

An invaluable, in-depth record of contemporary art history, Art Index Retrospective allows users to search 55 years of art journalism at a keystroke. Users can research leading English-language sources, plus others published in French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Besides periodicals, users have access to data from important yearbooks and select museum bulletins.

 

A unique resource, Art Index Retrospective helps users find contemporary criticism of art at the time of its debut, track the body of work of an artist or movement, find artists’ interviews and other commentary, and much more.

Subjects Covered
Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles.

Art Full Text

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Coverage dates:  Indexing 1984+, Abstracting 1994+, “select” Full-Text 1997+

This database offers full text plus abstracts and indexing of an international array of peer-selected publications—now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.  Full-text coverage for selected periodicals is also included.  In addition to articles, Art Full Text indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals.

Subjects Covered
Advertising Art, Antiques, Archaeology, Architecture and Architectural History, Art History, Computers in Art, Crafts, Decorative Arts, Fashion Design, Folk Art, Graphic Arts, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures, Museology, Non-Western Art, Painting, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Television, Textiles, Video

A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology

A-R Editions’ Online Music Anthology is extensive collection of examples designed expressly for music history courses. A-R’s Online Music Anthology contains at least twice as many pieces as print anthologies, all newly engraved and available online. (A-R offers complimentary access to instructors, pending approval of their requests.) Instructors can adapt the contents of the Online Music Anthology for use in a variety of courses, like any print anthology, but as an online resource, it is more powerful.

AgEcon Search

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AgEcon Search: Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.

The majority of items in AgEcon Search are working papers, conference papers, and journal articles, although other types such as books chapters and government documents are included. AgEcon Search will serve as the permanent archive for this literature and encourages authors and organizations to use this electronic library as the storehouse for additional appropriate scholarly electronic works.

AgEcon Search is co-sponsored by the Department of Applied Economics and the University Libraries at University of Minnesota and the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.

The site has received encouragement and financial support from:

Agricultural Economics Reference Organization
Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
European Association of Agricultural Economists
Farm Foundation
International Association of Agricultural Economists
USDA Economic Research Service

AgEcon Search is part of the University of Minnesota’s Digital Conservancy, which provides stewardship, reliable long-term access, and broad dissemination of the digital scholarly and administrative works of the University of Minnesota faculty, departments, centers and offices.

Papers and articles downloaded from AgEcon Search may be used for non-commercial purposes and personal study only. No other use, including posting to another Internet site, is permitted without permission from the copyright owner, or as allowed under the provisions of Fair Use, U.S. Copyright Act, Title 17 U.S.C.

AgEcon Search does not hold the copyright to articles, working papers, conference papers, or other materials available in the database. Copyrights may be held by any of the following: individual authors, multiple authors, organizations, institutions, or publishers.

Nursing & Allied Health Source

The simplest, smartest way to search Nursing & Allied Health literature
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source makes it easy to find reliable healthcare information. This database provides full text journals, evidence based resources, and dissertations to support the study of the many aspects of nursing or the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene, and the clinical laboratory sciences.

This database is funded through LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network.

 

 

 

Digital Accounting Collection

Provided through University of Mississippi Libraries, The Digital Accounting Collection is composed of several discrete collections. The “Accounting Pamphlets Collection– Bibliographic Citations Only” containing over 33,000 references, indexes the pamphlets, brochures and newsletters that the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ library collected from 1918 to 2000. The other collections are full text searchable. The “Accounting Pamphlets Collection – Full Text ” is a small, but growing, collection of full text materials culled from the “Bibliographic Citations Only Collection.” Currently, the “Accounting Pamphlets Collection – Full Text” features pamphlets from the early twentieth century which were published as practical guides to bookkeepers in various industries and organizations. The Academy of Accounting Historians has kindly given permission to publish the Accounting Historians Journal and the Accounting Historians Notebook. Complete runs of both periodicals, save the last (embargoed) year, are now available. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has given permission to post the full text of all their noncurrent exposure drafts. Finally, a small collection of accounting art provides an entertaining glimpse into accounting through the ages. We wish to especially thank the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Academy of Accounting Historians for providing materials and permissions for the creation of these collections.

African Journals OnLine (AJOL)

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African Journals OnLine (AJOL) is the world’s largest and pre-eminent collection of peer-reviewed, African-published scholarly journals.

Historically, scholarly information has flowed from North to South and from West to East. It has also been difficult for African researchers to access the work of other African academics.

In partnership with hundreds of journals from all over the continent, AJOL works to change this, so that African-origin research output is available to Africans and to the rest of the world.

AJOL is a Non-Profit Organisation based in South Africa.

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Digital Dissertations

With more than 2.4 million entries, the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) database is the most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world. ProQuest’s UMI Dissertation Publishing group publishes more than 65,000 new dissertations and theses each year, with weekly updates to the PQDT database. Over 930,000 dissertations and theses are available in PDF format, and most include free twenty-four page previews.

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Biography Resource Center

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Biography Resource Center provides access to award-winning GaleGroup reference sources and includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender.

Art Abstracts

Art Abstracts, produced by the H.W. Wilson Company, provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts for more than 450 international art publications, including periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins.

Art Abstracts‘ international coverage encompasses periodicals published in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch, focused on a broad range of art topics, including advertising, archaeology, crafts, folk art, graphic arts, interior design, video, film, architecture and art history. Indexing spans from 1984 to the present.

This database is funded through LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network.

American Chemical Society’s Directory of Graduate Resesarch

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The ACS Directory of Graduate Research (DGR) is the most comprehensive source of information on chemical research and researchers at universities in the U.S. and Canada.

ACS DGR is a must-to-have for all academic institutions and chemical-related businesses as it:

  • facilitates research collaborations
  • enables networking across chemical subdisciplines
  • helps students with selecting graduate program

ACS DGR 2007 provides information on:

  • 668 academic departments
  • 10,118 faculty members
  • 68,243 publication citations

and listings for:

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Medicinal/pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Polymers and materials science
  • Marine science
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental science

The data in the DGR have been supplied by the respective departments according to policies established by the Committee on Professional Training. Any suggestions for changes to the information in the book should be directed to the Secretary of the CPT at dgr@acs.org

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy (1719-1820)

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In 1984, a professor at Rutgers University stumbled upon a trove of historic data in a courthouse in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana. Over the next 15 years, Dr. Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, a noted New Orleans writer and historian, painstakingly uncovered the background of 100,000 slaves who were brought to Louisiana in the 18th and 19th centuries making fortunes for their owners.


AGRICOLA

AGRICOLA contains bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Library.  This database contains more than 4.6 million citations. The citations are comprised of journal articles, book chapters, monographs, theses, patents, software, audiovisual materials, and technical reports related to agriculture. AGRICOLA encompasses 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, agricultural engineering and technology and earth and environmental sciences.

 

This database is funded through LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network.

This database is also available freely to the general public (open access) at: http://agricola.nal.usda.gov/

Academic Search Complete

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Academic Search Complete is the world’s most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals, including nearly 6,000 peer-reviewed journals.

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This database is funded through LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network.