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April 13, 2009

Biography Resource Center

Biography Resource Center

This database contains biographies from many Gale sources supplemented by full-text articles from hundreds of magazines and newspapers, as well as tens of thousands of images and links to vetted websites.

Search for people---both current and historic from all eras and fields of endeavor---based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as keyword and full text. You can combine search criteria to create a custom search.

The Biography Resource Center combines over 450,000 biographies on more than 380,000 people from over 1,000 volumes of more than 135 respected Gale sources such as Contemporary Authors, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Newsmakers, Contemporary Theatre, Film, and Television, Contemporary Musicians, Historic World Leaders, Notable Twentieth-Century Scientists, Contemporary Black Biography, Religious Leaders of America, International Dictionary of Art and Artists, and Writers Directory, with full-text articles from more than 300 magazines and newspapers including American History, The Christian Century, Saturday Night, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times, and USA Today.

The complete list is at: http://galenet.galegroup.com/servlet/BioRC?vrsn=149&locID=mnaumcl&ste=36

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Includes material from the print version of the Small Business Sourcebook, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, numerous Dummies books, and articles from many trade publications.

This database is intended to provide support for small business centers and entrepreneurshipp classes.

April 9, 2009

EBSCO's GreenFILEā„¢

offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 Ebsco had made this database available without charge.

The UMC Library's FindIT linking service links citations to the text of many of the journal articles.