The African American Biographical Database (AABD) brings together in one resource the biographies of thousands of African Americans, many not to be found in any other reference source. These biographical sketches have been carefully assembled from biographical dictionaries and other sources. This extraordinary collection contains extended narratives of African American activists, business people, former slaves, performing artists, educators, lawyers, physicians, writers, church leaders, homemakers, religious workers, government workers, athletes, farmers, scientists, factory workers, and more--both the famous and the everyday person. Their stories are pivotal to an understanding of the Black American experience over the last two centuries.
Provides articles from the following journals: Freedom's Journal, The Colored American, The North Star, The National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper and The Christian Recorder. Available through Accessible Archives, LSU Middleton Libraries
Includes the 1990 and 2000 Census of Population and Housing
Indexes almost 70 Louisiana periodicals
Use proper subject terms, such as "African", "African American", "Blacks" to run searches. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries and Internet.
Contains citations to 1.2 million dissertations and masters theses. Coverage begins in 1861, with abstracts available since 1980, and thesis abstracts since 1988.
Provides full text of more than 4,000 scholarly publications, including more than 3,100 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, it offers indexing and abstracts for all 7,962 journals in the collection. The database covers the social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, and more. Use proper subject terms to run searches. Availalbe through LSU Middleton Libraries
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information in a digital form.
Provides online access to the U.S. Government Printing Office.
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world. Available through LSU Middleton Libraries
Covers the most significant conference proceedings in the social sciences and humanities over the last five years
netLibrary is a collection of almost 40,000 reference, scholarly, and professional e-books (full text electronic books) from university and commercial presses, covering a variety of disciplines.
Thomas includes the full text of many legislative publications such as The Congressional Record, bills and summaries, and more. A complete description is available at http://thomas.loc.gov/home/abt_thom.html
The main site for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The office issues patents and trademarks and the site gives information on how to apply and contains various search engines which gives the user access to millions of patents and trademarks.
Offers Records of any type of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries. Includes manuscripts written as early as the 12th century.