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Library of Congress Digital Collections

The Library preserves and provides access to a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage you in your intellectual and creative endeavors.

The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.

1700's-present more info
Pivot

Pivot (formerly 'Community of Science' - COS) consists of Funding Opportunities, a comprehensive database of available funding, and Profiles, profiles of researchers at universities and other institutions involved in basic or applied research.

Includes over 25,000 records representing over $33 billion in funding. Funding sponsors include private foundations, public agencies, national and local governments, corporations and more. Monies available for work in all disciplines--physical sciences, social sciences, life sciences, health & medicine, arts & humanities.
Funding for many purposes, such as research, collaborations, travel, curriculum development, conferences, fellowships, postdoctoral positions, equipment acquisitions, capital or operating expenses.

Current more info
International Directory of Company Histories

Provides histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. For students, job candidates, business executives, historians and investors.

1988-present more info
Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive allows users to search through and view more than 54,000 video testimonies of survivors and witnesses of genocide.

Initially a repository of Holocaust testimony, the Visual History Archive has expanded to include testimonies from the Armenian Genocide that coincided with World War I, the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in China, the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, the Guatemalan Genocide of 1978-1996 and the Cambodian Genocide of 1975-1979. The interviews have been conducted in 62 countries and 41 languages. Each collection adds context for the others, providing multiple pathways to learn from the eyewitnesses of history across time, locations, cultures and sociopolitical circumstances

You must register to use the archive. For more information, see the Visual History Archive Library Guide

1915-present more info
Literature Resource Center

Literature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 150,000 writers in all disciplines,

Includes more than 160,000 selected complete entries from two series — Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography, over 80,000 selected full-text critical essays and reviews* from proprietary Gale titles including Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Drama Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Shakespearean Criticism, Short Story Criticism, and Children’s Literature Review, and more than 1 million full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from more than 475 scholarly journals and literary magazines.

Varies by Publication more info