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ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
With hundreds of additional full-text titles, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry™ is the perfect companion to the business and management content in ABI/INFORM. It’s the source professionals rely on for major trade and industry news. It includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends, and other topics for more than 3,140 publications, with over 2,930 in full-text. With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals, and many others.


Standards and technical information reports for small craft. Requires a plug-in to access.


Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is a large scholarly, multi-disciplinary, full-text database, with more than 7,400 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,500 journals and a total of more than 12,000 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and more.


American History in Video
With 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles, the collection consists of commercial and governmental newsreels, archival and public affairs footage and important documentaries.

American Maritime Cases
AMC's status as the basic source for researching American maritime law is due primarily to its copyrighted indexing system and meaningful, practical headnotes which are prepared by experienced admiralty attorneys.  This system is unique as it permits a user to quickly identify the key court decisions as to a pertinent topic without having to spend significant time reading through irrelevant or overly broad opinions, including opinions located via electronic general word searches.  

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is a history and genealogy resource that includes more than 7,000 databases with billions of historical records on individuals, families, and places. Sources include censuses, vital records (birth, death, marriage), immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, and maps. Countries for which data is available include the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, China, and many more. Ancestry Library Edition is available for in-library use only.


Applied Science & Technology Full Text
Applied Science & Technology Full Text contains core English-language, scientific and technical publications back to 1983. Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialities--acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more.


Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts
Index to journal articles, conference papers, books, monographs, theses, technical reports, and non-conventional literature covering all aspects of marine, brackish, and freshwater environments. International in scope. Updated quarterly.


AtoZ World Trade
Contains world trade resources for 100 countries--regulations, statistics, dictionaries, transportation basics, and miscellaneous information for importers/exporters. Primarily practical rather than theoretical or research needs.


Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic
Designed for doctors, research scientist, students, clinical specialists and managers, this medical database provides over 100 full text journals, including full text for many peer-reviewed publications.


Britannica Online Academic Edition
With access to four encyclopedias - Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Britannica Online is a site for all ages. Users can locate information quickly by using Boolean operators; browsing A-Z; or typing in words, phrases, or questions to receive a list of relevance-ranked articles with related links.

Business Insights: Essentials
Provides a variety of information on companies, including investment opportunities; parent-subsidiary relationships; market share; brands; product trends; industry analysis; company comparisons by industry; and more. Full-text sources indexed include investment research/brokerage, market research, SWOT, and industry reports; periodicals; company profiles and histories; industry profiles; and corporate chronologies.


Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete indexes and abstracts more than 4,500 leading journals and magazines (more than half of which are peer-reviewed) in business and industry. BSC provides about 3,500 serial titles in full text. Additional content includes industry reports, market research reports, books, company profiles, case studies, SWOT analyses, and more.


Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; an archive of previously published content; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.


Containerisation International


Daily Life Through History
Researchers can find in-depth information about a specific civilization, follow the development of particular social phenomena through history, or find ready reference type facts and statistics.


EBSCOhost eBook Collection
The EBSCO eBook Collection includes 7,885 e-books.


Economic literature including accounting, capital markers, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics.


Enciclopedia Universal en Espaņol Online
With access to four encyclopedias-Encyclopedia Enciclopedia Universal en Español contains over 47,000 articles, 8,300 photos and images, as well as over 390 maps and 500 tables, making it the most detailed and comprehensive online encyclopedia in the Spanish language. Enciclopedia Universal en Español is perfect for native Spanish speakers, bi-lingual students and students learning Spanish.


Energy Citations Database
Contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present.


English-Spanish Dictionary
English-Spanish resource includes a dictionary and glossary.


Environment Complete
Offers coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public
policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Some of the full text journals go back to 1975. In addition, there are more than 100 monographs provided in full text.


ERIC - Education
Indexes and abstracts journal articles and documents on education research and practice, from 1966 to the present. Updated monthly.


International shipping weekly that delivers news, comment, and analysis.


Forest Science
Forest Science Database indexes and abstracts international and domestic forest, wood science, and agroforestry research articles, books, and conferences, with content from 1939 to present.


FSTA: Food Science & Technology Abstracts
Over 500,000 references covering food science, food technology and human nutrition including basic food science and toxicology.
Licensed Number of Users: 2


Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries. Searchable by subject or keywords within the entry.


Gale Literature Databases
Includes Twayne's Authors Series - Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Scribner's Writers Series.


Produced by the American Geological Institute covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of non-silicates in journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Geology of North America is covered from 1785 to the present, and geology of the world is covered from 1933 to the present.


Google Scholar
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


Google Translate
Free translation service that provides instant translations between dozens of different languages. It can translate words, sentences and web pages between any combination of supported languages.

GreenFILE provides information on all aspects of human impact to the environment, including such subjects as global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments.


Health Source: Nursing & Academic Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 540 scholarly full text journals and abstracts and indexing for over 570 journals.


IMO Current Awareness Bulletin
This bulletin contains titles of articles published in the legal and technical press and is published monthly. To date, over 40 000 citations have been entered into the IMOCAB database since 1991. Titles of articles and brief extracts are reproduced in the Current Awareness Bulletin as they appear in the magazines or newspapers listed.


Indexes some 18 million articles from nearly 30,000 publications.


INTERTANKO produces publications, specialising in technical, operational, environmental, documentary and market issues for independent tanker owners. Please see a librarian for the password.


Journal of Commerce
News, insight, operational statistics, case studies, and analysis.


JSTOR is an online research and teaching platform that helps people discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a trusted digital archive.


Limnology and Oceanography
Limnology and Oceanography is published in 6 issues per annual volume, and includes original articles and review papers about all aspects of limnology and oceanography. The journal's unifying theme is the understanding of aquatic ecosystems.


Literary Reference Center
Reference Center contains full text for more than 34,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism, more than 179,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), 450 literary journals, more than 670,000 book reviews, more than 73,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 18,000 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,000 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.


Literature Resource Center
Access biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 authors from every age and literary discipline. Scribner Writer"s Series includes signed essays and literary genres. Twayne World, US, and English Authors each contains the full text of Twayne Literary Masters books on individual World, US, or English authors.


Lloyd's Directory of Shipowners
The database contains details of over 158,000 ships which includes newbuildings, total losses and scrapped ships. In addition to maintaining the Lloyd's Register of Ships database, Lloyd's Register - Fairplay also maintains the largest database of maritime companies - a total of over 171,000 - a database with details of over 8,800 ports and terminals, information on the world order book (merchant ships of 100 GT and above on order and under construction in the world's shipyards), casualty data, fixtures, vessel detentions, photographs and an electronic news archive going back over eight years.


Lloyd's Law Reports
Lloyd's Law reports includes commentary, discussion and practical analysis plus the latest law reports, news, policy and legislative changes.


Lloyd's List
A research tool for the shipping, insurance, and energy industries. Contains over 500,000 articles from published editions of the paper since January 1991.


Lloyd's Register of Ships
In addition to maintaining the Lloyd's Register of Ships database, Lloyd's Register - Fairplay also maintains the largest database of maritime companies (a total of over 200,000), a database with details of over 8,300 ports and terminals, information on the world order book (merchant ships of 100 GT and above on order and under construction in the world's shipyards), casualty data, fixtures, vessel detentions, photographs, an electronic news archive going back over ten years and real-time vessel movements.


Making of America
The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints.


Marine Accident Reports
The NTSB issues an accident report following an investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon. The reports listing is sortable by the event date, report date, city, and state. Click on any of those headings to sort the data.


Marine Ecology Progress Series
MEPS covers all aspects of marine ecology, fundamental and applied. Topics covered include microbiology, botany, zoology, ecosystem research, biological oceanography, ecological aspects of fisheries and aquaculture, pollution, environmental protection, conservation, and resource management.

Marine Technology Abstracts
The Marine Technology Abstracts database contains bibliographic information providing a reference and description for over 90,000 technical articles, reports, books, conference and transaction papers and other material on all aspects of maritime technology, dating back as far as 1940 and drawn from all major marine engineering publications, published worldwide in at least 10 languages.


Maritime Economics & Logistics
Maritime economics & logistics (Mel) is a scholarly peer-reviewed publication for academics, practitioners and policy-makers that promotes maritime economics and logistics as a distinct and well-defined branch of both applied economics and international business. Complete online archive available back to 1999.


MarketLine Advantage
Company, industry, financial, and country information extending across every major marketplace worldwide. Case Studies offer concise evaluations of the latest innovative company strategies. Includes macroeconomic data and strategic company information.


MasterFILE Premier
A broad range of topics including general interest, business, health and multi-cultural, designed specifically for the public library.


National Library of Medicine index to more than 3,600 journals covering all areas of clinical and experimental medicine, nursing, dentistry and health administration. Updated weekly.


Merchant Mariners Muster
A database of information on mariners contained in the original documents at Maine Maritime Museum; volunteers and staff continue to add names and voyages. Most people in the database were sailors aboard merchant vessels; some were employed aboard fishing vessels. There are a few naval seamen in the database, but this is not really a place to search for the records of naval personnel.


National Technical Reports Library
The National Technical Information Service acquires, indexes, abstracts, and archives the largest collection of U.S. government-sponsored technical reports in existence. Search more than 2 million titles and 700,000 full-text documents.


International journal publishing original, groundbreaking research spanning all of the scientific disciplines.


NoveList Plus
Includes Book Discussion Guides with questions and answers and suggestions for further reading; book cover images and first chapter excerpts; feature articles, and BookTalks. Covers fiction and nonfiction series.


Nursing & Allied Health Collection: Basic
Designed for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers, this database provides full text for 100 journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines.


Oceanic Abstracts
Oceanic Abstracts is focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment. The database focuses on marine biology and physical oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, non-living resources, meteorology and geology, plus environmental, technological, and legislative topics.


Points of View Reference Center
POV is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 270 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.


ProQuest Newspapers
Provides the full text of more than 500 U.S. and international news sources. Includes The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and the Times of London, plus hundreds of other news sources and news wires. Years of coverage vary by title. Maine papers included: Bangor Daily News (1992+), Portland Press Herald (1995+), and selected business coverage from Maine Times (1994-2002) and Central Maine Morning Sentinel (1993-1997).


Regional Business News
A collection of news information from all over the world. Information provided by these sources covers business, political, economic and other diverse, international news events. This resource contains the most recent 30 days of information from each of these wire sources. Several hundred articles are added to Regional Business News database each day.


Science Direct
ScienceDirect is the world's largest electronic collection of science, technology, and medicine full-text and bibliographic information.


ShipIndex is a site created to make researching a vessel easier and more effective than ever. Indexes from books, journals, websites and other resources are included.


Transport Research International Documentation (TRID)
TRID is a newly integrated database that combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre’s International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database. TRID provides access to over 940,000 records of transportation research worldwide.


The single most comprehensive source of international transportation information available, the Transport database contains citations and abstracts published in member countries of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport and associated countries about all types/modes of transport emphasizing land travel.
The records are drawn from research reports, books, articles from journals and reviews, theses, standards, specifications, conference proceedings, and summaries of research in progress.


Provides bibliographic and location information for magazine articles, conference papers, and other material on transportation and law enforcement topics. Produced by the Northwestern University Transportation Library. Coverage: 1976 to present.


Value Line Research Center
Value Line Research Center to publications cover stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Online titles include: The Value Line Investment Survey, The Value Line Investment Survey, Small and Mid-Cap Edition, The Value Line Mutual Fund Survey, The Value Line Daily Options Survey, The Value Line Special Situations Service, The Value Line Convertibles Survey, and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Updated daily. Licensed Number of Users: 6


Wall Street Journal
Indexing to and full text coverage of the nation"s leading business daily from 1984.


Wildlife and Ecology Studies Worldwide
Includes more than 350,000 citations on mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians found in journals, conference proceedings, monographs, theses and dissertations, and government reports. Updated quarterly.


Word Reference
One of the most-used online dictionaries, and the top online dictionary for its language pairs of English-Spanish, English-French, English-Italian, Spanish-French, and Spanish-Portuguese. It is consistently ranked in the top 500 most-visited websites in the world and is a top 100 website in Spain, France, Italy and all of Latin America.


WorldCat® (the OCLC Online Union Catalog)--OCLC 
Coverage: Approximately 2100 B.C. - present
Update Frequency: Daily
No. of records: 57+ million records

The world's most comprehensive bibliography, with more than 57 million bibliographic records representing over 400 languages on materials ranging from stone tables to electronic books. WorldCat is now easier to search than ever. Recent enhancements include the ability to search by Library of Congress or Dewey Decimal Classification numbers, and to limit searches by material types, audiences and material formats. WorldCat includes information from 2100 BC to the present with thousands of records containing evaluative content such as tables of contents, cover art, book summaries and notes about the authors. It uses the Library of Congress Subject Headings as its thesaurus. Users can also directly browse issues of periodicals in the ArticleFirst database from bibliographic records for these titles in WorldCat. WorldCat adds value to other databases in FirstSearch by linking citations to interlibrary loans and to materials in users' own libraries. Most databases in FirstSearch are enriched with holdings from WorldCat.


World Shipping Directory
The WSD Online includes details of over 124,000 marine related companies, providing address and communication information, as well as company profiles, contacts details and information on fleets and associated companies.
















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