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Material ConneXion

Material ConneXion provides access to information comprised of more than 7,500 materials and processes.

Categories of materials are: polymers, glass, ceramics, carbon-based materials, cement-based materials, metals, natural materials and natural material derivatives. Includes links to world-wide manufacturers of material. This database allows you to discover the latest and most exciting materials originating from a large spectrum of industries typically unnoticed or difficult to reach by the design community. All the materials are juried into the database by a panel of material specialists and knowledgeable professionals.

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Library of Congress Map Collection

The Library of Congress has custody of the largest and most comprehensive cartographic collection in the world with collections numbering over 5.5 million maps, 

Included in the collection are 80,000 atlases, 6,000 reference works, over 500 globes and globe gores, 3,000 raised relief models, and a large number of cartographic materials in other formats, including over 19,000 cds/dvds. The online map collections represents only a small fraction that have been converted to digital form.

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North Carolina Maps

North Carolina Maps is a comprehensive, online collection of historic maps of the Tar Heel State. 

Featuring maps from three of the state's largest map collections -- the North Carolina State Archives, the North Carolina Collection at UNC-Chapel Hill, and the Outer Banks History Center-- North Carolina Maps provides an unprecedented level of access to these materials. North Carolina Maps contains more than 3,000 maps, ranging in date from the late 1500s to 2000, and including detailed maps for each of North Carolina's one hundred counties.

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Political Handbook of the World

Political Handbook of the World provides thorough and accurate information on the major aspects of each country's government and political party system.

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Business Market Research Collection

The Business Market Research Collection allows users to conduct company, industry, economic and geopolitical market research.

Information in this database come from these three sources:

  • Hoover's Company Profiles – information about more than 40,000 global public and non-public companies including location, financials, competitors, officers, and more.
  • OxResearch – succinct articles covering regional economic and political developments of significance from a network of 1,000 faculty members at Oxford, other leading universities, and think-tanks.
  • Snapshots – market research overviews on 40+ industries and 40 countries
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