New Databases at Alkek

American Indian Histories and Cultures

Subjects American Indian history and cultural studies. From the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago – regarded as one of the finest gatherings in the world of materials on American Indians.
Coverage 16th to 20th century
Format Full text documents, images and maps


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Categories:  History, Primary Sources, Pre-1900 Texts, Maps


Subjects Communications, Journalism, Mass Media. Provides data about the relative publication performance of individual scholars and of departments of communication. It is the only national system that covers the communication field comprehensively, that properly classifies the field’s programs, and that uses metrics validated against relevant external benchmarks (ISI journal impact ratings and rankings from the NCA study of doctoral program reputation).
Coverage Current
Format Analytical data


Maximum Users Unlimited


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Categories: Communication and Journalism, Citation Analysis



Subjects Map-based discovery interface providing geographic searching for more than 300,000 maps, cross-sections, charts, tables, figures and data from GeoScienceWorld publications.
Coverage 2000-present
Format Map based discovery journals and geographical topics


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Categories: Geography, Maps


Shared Shelf Commons

Subjects Free open access images from participating libraries, archives and museums around the world. Continually growing collection of unique and special collections.
Coverage Dates vary.
Format Images.
Access Info Firefox, Safari, IE browsers are recommended.


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Categories: Art & Design, Architecture, Images


Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Assessment

Subjects Individual modules show the various physical examinations performed in clinical settings and head-to-toe evaluations for various age groups. Patients and examiners represent diversity to provide students with a well-rounded, realistic view of modern clinical settings. Also emphasizes patient communication, health history, documentation and interview techniques.
Coverage 2013
Format Streaming video


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Categories: Health & Medicine, Streaming Video, Streaming Media