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  • Alliance for Historic Wyoming Infomation details about the resource   

    The Alliance for Historic Wyoming (AHW) was organized in 2005 to assist people in becoming better advocates for these irreplaceable historic and cultural resources. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming speaks out on behalf of preserving our cultural resources, especially those that are located on public lands.

  • American Archive of Public Broadcasting Infomation details about the resource   

    The Library of Congress and WGBH in Boston have embarked on a project to preserve for posterity the most significant public television and radio programs of the past 60 years: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting. The Library and WGBH are overseeing the digitization of approximately 40,000 hours of programs selected by more than 100 public broadcasting stations throughout the nation, dating from the 1940s to the 21st century. This collection includes local news and public affairs programs, local history productions that document the heritage of local communities, and programs dealing with education, environmental issues, music, art, literature, dance, poetry, religion, and even filmmaking on a local level.

  • American Memory Infomation details about the resource   

    History full-text archive that reproduces print, spoken words, sound recordings, photos, films, prints, maps and sheet music from the Library of Congress collections. On the free American Memory platform.

  • Arapaho Language App Infomation details about the resource   

    Links to download an Arapaho language learning app for ioS or Android devices, created by fluent speaking elders of the Northern Arapaho tribe in collaboration with Arapahoe Schools of Fremont County School District #38, Wyoming.

  • BioMed Central Infomation details about the resource   

    BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals. Journals span all areas of biology, medicine and health, including broad interest and specialist journals.

  • ChemIDplus Infomation details about the resource   

    Chemistry service that searches the TOXNET databases to identify chemicals based on properties or for known chemicals links to sources on chemical structure, properties and toxicity. On the National Library of Medicine platform.

  • Core Historical Literature of Agriculture Infomation details about the resource   

    Digital library of agricultural texts published between the early nineteenth century and the middle to late twentieth century. Full-text materials cover agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, animal science, crops and their protection, food science, forestry, human nutrition, rural sociology, and soil science. Maintained by the Albert R. Mann Library at Cornell University.

  • C-SPAN Video Library Infomation details about the resource   

    The C-SPAN Video Library is one of the most comprehensive video archives of governmental and political content, with over 230,000 hours of programming. The Video Library records all three C-SPAN networks seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Programs are extensively indexed, making the database of C-SPAN programming an unparalleled chronological resource.

  • Dietary Supplement Label Database Infomation details about the resource   

    The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S.

  • Digital Miscellanies Index Infomation details about the resource   

    The Digital Miscellanies Index provides a searchable record of the contents of more than 1,600 poetic miscellanies published between 1680 and 1800. It features detailed records for these miscellanies, as well as records for the poems and people featured in them.

  • Digital Schomburg Infomation details about the resource   

    Information, interpretation, and scholarship on the global black experience. Includes exhibitions, books, articles, photographs, prints, audio and video streams, and selected external links for research in the history and cultures of the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora. On the New York Public Library platform.

  • Dimensions (free version) Infomation details about the resource   

    Multidisciplinary indexing database with research analytics capabilities. Free version provides access to publications data, with links to full-text of Open Access articles. Use the Open Access facet at the bottom left to limit results to Open Access content. NOTE: UW users also have access to the funding, patent, clinical trials, and policy documents data; off-campus access to these components requires registration with a Wyoweb account: click Login at the top right of the Dimensions screen to sign in.

  • DrugBank Infomation details about the resource   

    Bioinformatics and cheminformatics resource that combines detailed drug (i.e. chemical, pharmacological and pharmaceutical) data with comprehensive drug target (i.e. sequence, structure, and pathway) information.

  • Duolingo Infomation details about the resource   

    Online learning system for languages including: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Hebrew, Esperanto, Vietnamese, Ukranian, Welsh, Greek, Hungarian, Swahili, Romanian, Czech, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, Klingon, Indonesian, and English.

  • e-Mouse Atlas Infomation details about the resource   

    3-D anatomical atlas of mouse embryo development, including detailed histology. Also includes the e-Mouse Atlas of Gene Expression, a database of mouse gene expression where the gene expression is mapped into the EMA 3-D space and can be queried spatially.

  • EveryCRSReport.com Infomation details about the resource   

    Congressional Research Service is Congress’ think tank, and its reports are relied upon by academics, businesses, judges, policy advocates, students, librarians, journalists, and policymakers for accurate and timely analysis of important policy issues. The reports are not classified and do not contain individualized advice to any specific member of Congress. EveryCRSReport.com includes over 8,600 CRS reports.

  • Forest Inventory and Analysis Infomation details about the resource   

    Reports from the U.S. Forest Service on status and trends in forest area and location; in the species, size, and health of trees; in total tree growth, mortality, and removals by harvest; in wood production and utilization rates by various products; and in forest land ownership.

  • Gene Infomation details about the resource   

    Genetic reference database that allows searching by free-text, sequence accession numbers, gene names, publications, Gene Ontology terms, chromosomes, or Enzyme Commission numbers. On the NCBI platform.

  • Glassdoor Infomation details about the resource   

    A career resource with information on thousands of companies. Glassdoor includes salary and bonuses and details for specific jobs at specific companies, as well as actual interview questions and hiring process details. Also included are reviews written by employees that highlight the pro's and con's of working for a particular employer.

  • Global Stat Infomation details about the resource   

    GlobalStat adopts a ‘beyond GDP’ approach and presents statistical data on economic, environmental, political, social, societal, and cultural performance of nations. It enables the user to develop interlinked views on diverse phenomena, to assess the performance of nation states over time, to gain insight into the many dimensions of policy challenges related to globalisation, to interconnect processes of globalisation and human development, and to be informed about human well-being and the quality of life around the world. Country level data is presented for the 193 UN countries and for the longest period available, starting from 1960. The website allows for multiple visualisations of data. Tables, rankings, bar and line charts offer different graphical representations of the indicators chosen. Filters by period (selection of years) and by groups (selecting countries, continents and/or other entities) are available for targeted in-depth analysis. GlobalStat also includes export functionalities that allow for data, metadata and graphics download.

  • GPO Monthly Catalog Infomation details about the resource   

    The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications provides an index to print and electronic publications created by Federal agencies. When available, links are provided to the full-text of these publications. Additionally, the locate libraries feature enables users to find libraries by state or area code that can make print publications available for their use.

  • HMDB Databases List Infomation details about the resource   

    Extensive list of freely available information resources for health research, including drug databases, metabolic pathway databases, compound databases, spectral databases, disease & physiology databases, and comprehensive metabolomic databases.

  • IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] Reports and Data Infomation details about the resource   

    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's publications including Assessment Reports (published materials composed of the full scientific and technical assessment of climate change, generally in three volumes, one for each of the Working Groups of the IPCC, together with their Summaries for Policymakers, plus a Synthesis Report); Special Reports (an assessment of a specific issue and generally follow the same structure as a volume of an Assessment Report); and Methodology Reports (practical guidelines for the preparation of greenhouse gas inventories).

  • Latino Cultures in the US Infomation details about the resource   

    The platform brings more than 2,500 Latino cultural artifacts online and—through immersive storytelling, 360-degree virtual tours, ultra-high-resolution imagery, and visual field trips—offers first-hand knowledge about the Latino experience in America.

  • Livertox Infomation details about the resource   

    Medical database that provides up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements. On the NLM platform.

  • MatWeb Infomation details about the resource   

    Searchable database of material properties, including data sheets of thermoplastic and thermoset polymers such as ABS, nylon, polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene and polypropylene; metals such as aluminum, cobalt, copper, lead, magnesium, nickel, steel, superalloys, titanium and zinc alloys; ceramics; plus semiconductors, fibers, and other engineering materials.

  • MEDLINEplus Infomation details about the resource   

    Consumer health indexing/full-text database that provides information on diseases, conditions and wellness in text, videos and links to respected websites. On the National Library of Medicine platform.

  • National Agricultural Library Digital Collections Infomation details about the resource   

    Interface for searching and browsing the digital collections of the National Agricultural Library, including the full text of peer-reviewed articles by US Department of Agriculture authors. Other collections include: Fruit and Vegetable Market News Collection; Historical Gypsy Moth Publications Collection; Organic Roots Collection; Plant Inventory, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Reports of Bean Improvement Cooperative and National Dry Bean Council Research Conference; Rural Development Publications Collection; USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection; World's Poultry Science Association (WPSA) Collection.

  • National Map, The Infomation details about the resource   

    Database of maps and geographic information, including orthoimagery (aerial photographs), elevation, geographic names, hydrography, boundaries, transportation, structures, and land cover. On a US Geological Survey (USGS) platform.

  • Open Textbook Library Infomation details about the resource   

    Collection of OER (Open Educational Resources) textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost.

  • OurEnergyPolicy.org Infomation details about the resource   

    Database aggregating and indexing publicly available reports, white papers, studies, journal articles, and other materials aboutenergy policy. Topics include: Biofuels, Climate Change, Coal, Electric Vehicles, Energy Efficiency, Energy Security, Environment, Hydropower, Legislation, Natural Gas, Nuclear, Oil, Regulation, Solar, Technology, Wind and more.

  • Past Masters Commons  Infomation details about the resource 

    Collection of texts including the complete works of Chekhov, Machiavelli, Montaigne, Montesquieu, Francisco Suárez, Vico, and Chauncey Wright, as well as works of Chinese and Presocratic philosophy, the Enneads of Plotinus, and Lombardus' Sententiarum Libri IV. On the Intelex platform.

  • PathoPic Infomation details about the resource   

    PathoPic is a freely available online database of pathology images designed both to support medical education and to provide public health information. Searchable by Topo Group, Topography, Diagnostic Group, Stain, ImmunoStain, Magnification, Series, Image Type, and Sex.

  • Popline Infomation details about the resource   

    Population indexing/full-text database that covers journal articles, other scientific and technical publications and grey literature; most published after 2000 are in full-text. Provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development. On the K4Health platform.

  • PreservationDirectory.com Infomation details about the resource   

    Historic preservation directory database that list North American historic societies, historic museums, state historic preservation offices, downtown and main street societies, historic buildings for sale, information on grants, job listings, restoration professionals and historic buildings. On its own platform.

  • PubAg Infomation details about the resource   

    National Agricultural Library's search engine covering research published by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. Contains full-text articles relevant to the agricultural sciences, along with citations to peer-reviewed journal articles with links to publisher sites and elsewhere for full-text access. Covers all of the core topics of the agricultural sciences including nutrition, food safety, food quality, animal and crop production and protection, natural resources, sustainable agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural economic and policy issues, agricultural imports and exports, agricultural statistics, extramural research, and Extension education.

  • PubChem Infomation details about the resource   

    Chemical database which provides information on the biological activities of small molecules. PubChem includes substance information, compound structures, and BioActivity data in three primary databases. Search by BioAssay, Compound, Substance, or use the basic search box, which searches all three simultaneously. On the NLM platform.

  • Public Health Image Library (CDC) Infomation details about the resource   

    Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Public Health Image Library offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. Public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public may use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.

  • PubMed Infomation details about the resource   

    Medical indexing/full-text database that provides public access to MEDLINE (see separately) and full-text on PubMed Central and other publisher websites. On the NCBI platform.

  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset Infomation details about the resource   

    The National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to create this Dietary Supplement Subset of NLM’s PubMed. PubMed provides access to citations from the MEDLINE database and additional life science journals. It also includes links to many full-text articles at journal Web ites and other related Web resources. The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The subset will retrieve dietary supplement-related citations on topics including, but not limited to: chemical composition; biochemical role and function — both in vitro and in vivo; clinical trials; health and adverse effects; fortification; traditional Chinese medicine and other folk/ethnic supplement practices; cultivation of botanical products used as dietary supplements; and surveys of dietary supplement use.

  • RAND Reports Infomation details about the resource   

    RAND reports offer research and analysis on issues at the top of the national and international policy agendas. The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest.

  • Spectral Database for Organic Compounds (SDBS) Infomation details about the resource   

    Database of organic compounds spectra, including six spectrum types: electron impact Mass spectrum (EI-MS), Fourier transform infrared spectrum (FT-IR), 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrum, 13C NMR spectrum, laser Raman spectrum, and electron spin resonance (ESR) spectrum. Maintained by the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST).

  • Treaty of Fort Laramie with Sioux, etc., 1851 Infomation details about the resource   

    The Treaty of Fort Laramie with Sioux, etc., 1851 was an important transaction formed by the federal government with a number of prominent American Indian tribes of the Great Plains. Its creation and provisions were a demonstration of the growing need for less animosity among the tribes themselves, in part to yield increased security for an ever-growing flow of settlers into the western United States who traversed in the process the tribes' historical lands. However, over the years, a true version of the final transaction — reflecting intervention by the Senate after the original signing — has never been published. A proposed correct text is presented here.

  • World Factbook (CIA) Infomation details about the resource   

    The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. Also includes: maps of the major world regions, flags of the world, a physical map of the world, a political map of the world, a world oceans map, and a standard time zones of the world map.

  • Wyoming PBS Infomation details about the resource   

    Streaming video collection of television shows produced by Wyoming PBS and others, including Wyoming Chronicle, Today's Wild West, Main Street Wyoming, Farm to Fork Wyoming, Wyoming Capital Outlook, Wyoming Arts and Culture, Wyoming History, Wyoming News and Public Affairs, Wyoming Perspectives, and various documentaries and specials.


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