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A-Z Databases

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New / Trial Databases

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Downloadable open access scores to new music.
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Create tables, charts and maps with wide range of variables using data from governments and private organizations.
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English-language plays and secondary sources on theater.
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One of the key African-American magazines of the 20th century, covering 20th and 21st-Century current events, art, design, politics and culture, literature, advertising, and more.
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Journal articles, reports, and other document covering all aspects of education.
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Collection of three major environmental collections.
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Primary texts as well as secondary sources, covering fiction and literature from 1500 on.
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Directory of Gale products.
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Find available federal funding opportunities from 26 different federal grant-making agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Department of Defense.
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Tool for finding important topics and keywords within a text and matching them to JSTOR content. Upload text or a text file for analysis.
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Peer-reviewed and fully referenced database of drugs to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed.
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Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of the Michigan Chronicle, a leading voice for Blacks in Detroit and beyond.
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Selection of digitized newspapers in Arabic, English, and French from countries across the Middle East and North Africa
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Digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. Includes summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.
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Contains six collections relating to political science, public administration, policy, and related areas.
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Books, journals, statutes, court cases, scholarly articles, and other sources on the transatlantic slave trade.
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Full text collection of over 800 plays written by the sixteen most prolific dramatists of the Spanish Golden Age (XVI and XVII centuries), including Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina.

Proxy string

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Example:

http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256   (not accessible off campus)

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/3162256   (accessible off campus)

If you still cannot gain access, please contact a librarian. It's helpful if you have the the error or denial-of-access page in front of you when you contact us.

DOI: If you have a DOI (digital object identifier) for an article, but not a complete URL, add this to the beginning of the DOI:

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/

Example:

10.2307/3162256 (DOI without a URL)

http://libproxy.umflint.edu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3162256 (working URL)

You can also visit the DOI link resolver at http://dx.doi.org/ and enter the DOI to get a working URL. You will still need to add the proxy string if you're off campus.

EZProxy Bookmarklet

The EZProxy bookmarklet lets you reload a web page through the Thompson Library’s EZProxy server. If the page you are visiting is one that the library has a subscription for, and you're presently off-campus, then you should get you immediate access to the resource once you've logged in with your uniqname and LAN password.

How Do You Add It?

There's a different method for different browsers:

Firefox: Right-click on the following link, then select the "Bookmark This Link" option:
Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
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Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy
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Reload with Thompson Library EZProxy

Once you've added this bookmark to your web browser, selecting it will attempt to reload your current page through the Thompson Library's EZProxy. If it's a resource that your UM-Flint affiliation gets you access, you'll pass through a login screen and be granted access to it. Otherwise, you'll get the same page you started with.

Please let us know how well the EZProxy bookmarklet works.

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