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ACS Guide to Scholarly Communication This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): American Chemical Society Guide to Scholarly Communication
Online version of the American Chemical Society Style Guide.
Black Abolitionist Papers This link opens in a new window
Covering the period 1830-1865, approximately 15,000 articles, correspondence, manuscripts, etc.and literary works of almost 300 Black abolitionists documenting the impact of African American activism against slavery.
Black Freedom Struggle in the United States This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Black Freedom Struggle in the United States: Challenges and Triumphs in the Pursuit of Equality
Provides access to primary source documents that are related to critical people and events in African American history.
Black Studies Center This link opens in a new window
Includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books; includes The Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, Index to Black Periodicals Full Text, Black Literature Index, and the Chicago Defender historical newspaper from 1912-1975.
CAB Direct This link opens in a new window
CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct provides a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions.

Access to the following collections: Global Health Archive, Global Health, CABI Full Text, CAB eBooks Front File (2017 - present), CAB eBooks Archive (2014 - 2016), CAB eBooks Archive (2017-2019), eBook Choice 2020 Collections, CAB eBook Archive (2000 - 2006), CAB eBook Archive (2007 - 2013), eBook choice 2021 Collection (CHCU3).
ClinicalKey Student This link opens in a new window
Elsevier’s ClinicalKey gives you access to quick answers at the point of care alongside trusted, comprehensive medical evidence. It includes clinical overviews, full-text books and journals, drug information, procedure videos, clinical calculators, patient education handouts, practice guidelines, clinical trials, and MEDLINE® citations and abstracts. Physicians can earn and claim CME.

Registration for a personal account is required. VPN is required for off-campus access. For VPN assistance, visit UAB VPN. Once a personal account is made, the VPN is no longer required for off-campus access, just simply log into your account.
Complete Anatomy This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): 3D4Medical
Human anatomy 3-D platform provides access to over 17,000 structures, bone mapping, muscle movement, and more.

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Historical Newspapers This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Historical newspapers, including New York Times; Historical Chicago Tribune; Guardian & Observer, 1821-2003; Communist Historical Newspapers; and Black Historical Newspapers.
Holy Bible: King James Version This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): King James Bible Online
The King James Bible Online website is the online version of the King James Bible— the most printed and widely distributed work in history (Source: U.S. Congress). The website features the standard King James Version (Cambridge edition), along with the original 1611 edition in early modern English.
Alternate Name(s): IBHR
International reference bibliography of academic publications on the Renaissance and the early modern period. The core of the Bibliography focuses on European history and culture that spans the 16th and 17th centuries, and encompasses a broad spectrum of subjects, ranging from religious history through to philosophy, science and the arts; and from military and political history through to social and gender studies.
Journal Citation Reports This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): JCR
Statistical data on more than 7,000 peer-reviewed science and social science journals, enabling researchers to identify journals in which to publish and journals relevant to their research. Content from 2000 - present.

See related Research Guide: Predatory Publishing
Latin Dictionaries This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Database of Latin Dictionaries
The DLD dictionary project has high aims: to present new techniques of research for consulting dictionaries and various lexica, both modern and ancient. The project covers both single-language dictionaries and multilingual ones. Further, it links the dictionaries to databases of texts and tools for analysing them.
Virtual exhibits from the Reynolds-Finley Historical Library. The virtual exhibits include the following: Turning the Pages; In Memoriam; Narrations of ENT: The Dennis G. Pappas History of Otolaryngology Exhibit; Halloween: A Spooky Tour; Witchcraft, Women and the Healing Arts in the Early Modern Period; Monsters, Marvels and Mythical Beasts; Transactions of the Southern Surgical Association; William Osler Letters; The Life and Letters of Florence Nightingale; Civil War Medical Figures; Medical Greats; Pellagra in Alabama.
Science of Synthesis This link opens in a new window
Science of Synthesis provides critical reviews on synthetic methodology in organic and organometallic chemistry. SOS is the largest collection of evaluated organic synthetic methods available worldwide. It is organized systematically and logically based on the product, specifically the main functional group being made.
SciFinder-n This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): SciFinder
Comprehensive coverage of chemical references, substances, reactions and suppliers. Includes access to Chemical Abstracts, MEDLINE, CAS Registry, CASREACTS, CHEMCATS, MethodsNow, and PatentPak. New features are retrosynthesis planning, citation maps, and ChemDoodle.

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This collection explores changing attitudes towards human sexuality, gender identities and sexual behaviors from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Investigating the breadth and complexity of human sexual understanding through the work of leading sexologists, sex researchers, organizations and personal accounts.
Sources Chrétiennes Online This link opens in a new window
From its inception in 1942, the “Sources Chrétiennes” series (based in Lyon and published by Éditions du Cerf in Paris) has provided critical editions of texts from the first 1,400 years of the Church, accompanied by a French translation as well as an introduction and notes. More precisely, the series consists of editions-with-translations of Christian texts in Greek and Latin, but also in oriental languages, such as Syriac, Armenian and Georgian.
Torah Texts Online This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Sefaria: A Living Library of Torah
Sefaria is home to 3,000 years of Jewish texts. We are a non-profit organization offering free access to texts, translations, and commentaries so that everyone can participate in the ongoing process of studying, interpreting, and creating Torah.
Trends & Policy: U.S. Heathcare This link opens in a new window
Primary source collection; connects policies implemented by the U.S. government with data-driven results and trends relating to U.S. healthcare.
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