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Daily Life Through History

Library Card Required
An archive of everyday life in all areas of the world from ancient times to the present day as shown in reference articles, illustrations, posters, cultural and government documents, speeches, letters, and personal narratives.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
History of Europe, History of the Ancient World, United States History, World History
English

Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004

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The Daily Mail Historical Archive offers the searchable, full-text content of Britain's Daily Mail, including all of the major news stories, features, advertisements and images from 1896-2004. 
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Art, History, Language and Literature, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies
English

Dante Project (Dartmouth)

Searchable collection of texts including the Italian text of the Divine Comedy and commentaries.
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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Manuscripts and Rare Books, Language and Literature
English

DAR Ancestor Search

Database of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ancestors. Includes an index of unpublished genealogical materials collected by DAR members, such as bible and cemetery transcriptions. 
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Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Genealogy
For almost a century DAR members have been collecting unpublished genealogical materials, largely Bible and cemetery transcriptions, into the Genealogical Records Committee Reports of their state chapters. There are nearly 18,000 volumes of these typescripts in the DAR library with a searchable online index in progress. As of spring 2003 the records of Virginia, Maryland, Oregon, and Kentucky are largely complete, and twenty other states are partially indexed. It is recommended that searchers NOT limit a search to a particular state because many records from eastern states appear in the typescripts for the state in which the donor/transcriber lived. Note that these records are not limited to DAR member ancestors.
English

Data USA

A project by the MIT Media Lab that uses U.S. public data to visualize information and trends in demographics, economics, education, labor, health, and other areas.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Government and Law, Census Data
English

David Rumsey Map Collection

This historical map collection contains over 30,000 online maps and images. The collection's strengths are in 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, though maps of the world and other continents are also represented.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Maps, Atlases, Cartography
English

D&B Hoovers

On-Site Access Only
D&B Hoovers  (Formerly D&B Business Browser & formerly OneSource ) - Provides information on more than 90M businesses, both public and private companies both foreign and domestic. Includes executive contacts, SWOT reports, analyst reports, industry reports and company news. (Downloading or emailing lists is not enabled for the library account). 
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Thomas Yoseloff Business Center
Business, Company Directories, Industry Surveys and Profiles
English

D&B Million Dollar Directory

On-Site Access Only
Newly expanded directory provides information on 14 million companies in the U.S. Search by company on first screen, or use Advanced Search to select criteria to build a list of companies by location, industry, SIC or NAICs code, size, sales, etc. 
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Thomas Yoseloff Business Center
Business, Company Directories, Finance
English

Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library

Library Card Required
The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library presents a complete Hebrew transcription and English translation of the Biblical texts, together with high resolution images. The contents of this online publication is identical to that of the Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Biblical Texts CD-ROM, published by Brill and Brigham Young University but its interface is adapted to Brill's online platform for reference works.  
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Religion
English

Death Indexes and Records Online

This website is an extensive directory of links to online death indexes, listed by state and county. Included are death records, death certificate indexes, death notices and registers, obituaries, probate indexes, and cemetery and burial records.
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All Branch LibrariesStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Genealogy
English