U.S. Patent and Trademark databases covering patents from January 1, 1976 to the most recent weekly issue. Searchable by key word, patent number, and classification.
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PDQ contains the latest information about cancer treatment, screening, diagnosis and clinical trials. Information is categorized according to type of cancer and audience (patient or health care professional). The database is updated monthly.
PILOTS is an electronic index to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other mental health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It attempts to include all publications relevant to PTSD and other forms of traumatic stress, whatever their origin without disciplinary, geographic, or language limitations.
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments and writing position papers.
This database provides access to hundreds of leading political science and international relations journals, providing full text of many core titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Over a thousand recent full text doctoral dissertations on political science topics are included, along with working papers, conference proceedings, country profiles, political news and other sources. Coverage: 1985-current.
Provides worldwide coverage of population, family planning, and related health issues. Coverage: 1970 to the present with selected citations dating back to 1886.
Provides full text for over 70 children’s magazines and over 300 children’s pamphlets, designed for the elementary school student.
PrivCo focuses on tracking private company financial data, private market deals and private investor profiles. There is coverage of over 940,000 privately-held companies worldwide, over 20,000 investor profiles and over 150,000 private transactions (VC funding, M&A and PE deals). The database contains private company financials and revenues to private M&A deals and deal multiples, private firm valuations, venture capital funding, private equity deals, private and family ownership breakdowns, bankruptcies, restructurings, and company research. View the PrivCo User Guide, or a training video, for an introduction to using the database.
The most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world. It provides a highly specialized collection of 520 education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports.
Pronunciator is a language learning program that covers 80 languages that can be learned in any other language. Each language has an average of 9,000 instructional phrases. It includes 10 types of drills, quizzes, audio lessons, pronunciation analysis and phrase books in PDF format. Learners can flexibly move through the courses based on their skill level and learning goals. ESL courses are included for 50 non-English languages. Additional features include hundreds of live, weekly conversation classes led by qualified native speakers; ProCitizen, a comprehensive citizenship prep course; and ProTour, with hundreds of cultural videos highlighting culture destinations in major world cities. Pronunciator is accessible to blind and low-vision users on its browser-based app and its custom apps for all Android, Apple and Kindle Fire devices.
ProQuest Central brings together complete databases covering all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, language and literature, social sciences, education, science and technology, history, religion, philosophy and thousands of full text newspapers from around the world, including New Jersey Gannett papers.
One-stop access to the full text of information created by and about the U.S. Congress. Reports, hearings, bills, laws, member directories and information, and related publications are available from 1970 on. Includes Historical Indexes 1789-1980, an index to historic materials including many departmental reports as well as unpublished hearings. Also includes the Congressional Record, Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.
The following seven newspapers are viewable in a digitized, page by page format, as they appear on microfilm: Asbury Park Press (2010- ), Camden Courier-Post (2010- ), National Law Journal (2009- ), New York Law Journal (2009- ), New York Times-Late edition, East Coast (2008- ), Philadelphia Inquirer (2010- ) and the Wall Street Journal-Eastern edition (2008- ). Word searches can be done within one daily paper at a time.
ProQuest News pulls seven full text newspaper databases together in one searchable interface: Canadian Newsstream, Gannett Newsstand, International Newsstream, The New York Times, The New York Times Historical, US Newsstream and The Wall Street Journal.
A multidisciplinary database that provides one-stop access to thousands of full text periodicals from one of the broadest, most inclusive general reference databases ProQuest offers. It includes a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics.
Provides fast and easy access to statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. It includes tables selected from hundreds of U.S. government and business reports (1999 to present), U.S. Federal statistical publications (1973 to present); international statistical publications from the UN, EU, OECD, etc. (coverage from 1983), and U.S. state government, business, and research institute statistical publications (coverage from 1980, with full text from 2007).
A definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed articles from more than 100 scholarly and professional journals in psychology published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It covers all subject areas relevant to psychological science including basic/experimental psychology, clinical psychology, developmental psychology, education and school psychology, health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, social psychology and social processes. Coverage spans 1894 to the present.
This database provides abstracts and indexing for more than 640 titles, with over 540 titles available in full text. Many titles are indexed in PsycINFO. Coverage ranges from behavioral, clinical, cognitive, developmental, experimental, industrial and social psychology, along with personality, psychobiology and psychometrics.
Produced by the American Psychological Association, the database is the preeminent source for the literature of psychology. Indexing and abstracting is provided for literature published in over 45 countries and in more than 30 languages. Publications include journal articles, dissertations, books, book chapters, reports and other document types. Coverage: 1887 to present.
PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases, PCsubstance, PCcompound and PCBioAssay.
This database covers the core literature in the field of public health, including journals articles, magazines, news, reports and dissertations.
Contains over 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to fulltext content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. Coverage from 1946 to present. Also available: PubMed Mobile.