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Big Ten Open Books G&SS Collection on MUSE This link opens in a new window
This collection of Gender and Sexuality Studies is part of the Big Ten Open Books Project, an initiative by the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The Big Ten Open Books first collection features a wide variety of materials in arts, humanities, and social science disciplines that are centered on gender and sexuality themes. The works included in the collection have all been previously published in print by the partnering university presses and are now being made openly available in digital form to read and reuse at no cost.
The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials. Most CENTRAL records are taken from bibliographic databases (mainly PubMed and, but records are also derived from other published and unpublished sources, including CINAHL, and the WHO's International Clinical Trials Registry Platform.
Cochrane Clinical Answers (Ebsco) This link opens in a new window
Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically focused entry point to research from Cochrane Reviews. Each CCA contains a clinical question, a short answer, and data for the outcomes from the Cochrane Review deemed most relevant to practicing healthcare professionals. The evidence is displayed in a user-friendly tabulated format that includes narratives, data, and links to graphics.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Ebsco) This link opens in a new window
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading database for systematic reviews in health care. The CDSR includes Cochrane Reviews (systematic reviews) and protocols for Cochrane Reviews as well as editorials and supplements. A Cochrane Review is a systematic review that attempts to identify, appraise and synthesize all the empirical evidence that meets pre-specified eligibility criteria to answer a specific research question. Researchers conducting systematic reviews use explicit, systematic methods that are selected with a view aimed at minimizing bias, to produce more reliable findings to inform decision-making.
Cochrane Library (all via Ebsco) This link opens in a new window
This search contains four Cochrane Library resources: Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Clinical Answers, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Cochrane Methodology Register.
Cochrane Methodology Register (Ebsco) This link opens in a new window
The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications which report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials, last update in 2012. It includes journal articles, books and conference proceedings; these articles are taken from the MEDLINE database and from hand searches. The database contains studies of methods used in reviews and more general methodological studies which could be relevant to anyone preparing systematic reviews. CMR records contain the title of the article, information on where it was published (bibliographic details), and in some cases, a summary of the article.
eHRAF World Cultures This link opens in a new window
eHRAF World Cultures is an online cross-cultural and ethnographic database that contains descriptive information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by cultures and ethnic groups, and every document is subject-indexed at the paragraph level, facilitating precise retrieval within documents.
LGBTQ+ Rights This link opens in a new window
This collection charts the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today. All titles in this collection have been assigned one or more title-level subjects relating to their scope, and are further divided into six subcollections, whose areas of focus constitute Marriage and Family, Employment Discrimination, Military Service, AIDS and Health Care, and Public Spaces and Accommodations.
MLA Handbook Plus This link opens in a new window
The online, all-in-one platform for the MLA Handbook, and many other useful resources such as the MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, the MLA Guide to Digital Literacy, and others.
Voting Rights and Election Law This link opens in a new window
This collection has been curated by HeinOnline to showcase and collect resources related to voting rights and election law in political systems across the globe, to help users understand the nuances of electoral systems around the world. With thousands of pages of content on elections in countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this database provides a truly global perspective.