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Gale Directory Library

Contains listings from the Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media for radio stations, television stations, and cable companies, including those from the United States and Canada, and listings from the Encyclopedia of Associations for national organizations in the United States.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://find.galegroup.com/gdl/dispAdvSearch.do?prodId=GDL&userGroupName=colu60512

AtoZdatabases

Provides directory information on businesses, households, and healthcare professionals in the United States. Includes a job search, detailed maps, business email addresses, and much more. This database has many of the same functions as ReferenceUSA, our other directory database.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://www.atozdatabases.com/

DemographicsNow

Access a demographic report on a location, or locations, for information on demographics, retail spending, consumer expenditures, and more. The perfect tool for finding untapped markets and household buying patterns, direct mail targeting, and much more.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/colu60512?db=DNOW

Oxford English Dictionary

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The Oxford English Dictionary – or OED to language aficionados – has long been considered the definitive work on the English language.  

In addition to learning the current meaning, pronunciation and usage of a word, you can look up its first known use in print, and learn about how its meaning has changed over time. Using the OED, you can find the origins of English words you may not have thought about, from  “cypher,” and “bead” to “ukulele,” and “nachos.”

Through the Oxford English Dictionary Online, you can also learn who the sandwich was named for, or find all the historical synonyms for commoners. You can even view timelines and discover which political terms were in vogue from the year 1000 to present, with entries ranging from “purple state” to “aproneer.”  

The OED offers a unique insight not only into words, but into history. Check it out, along with UAPL's many other Premium Resources.

 

Reference USA

Contains directory information on businesses and households in the United States and Canada, as well as physicians and dentists. Includes jobs and internships. This database has many of the same functions as  AtoZdatabases, our other directory database.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://www.referenceusa.com

UAHS Student Portal

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Students, do you feel overwhelmed trying to find appropriate sources for your projects and homework? Then the UAHS Student Portal is for you!

The UAPL Reference Librarians have narrowed down our extensive list of resources and organized them by categories that are relevant to high school students.

Easily discover databases and eBooks with information from encyclopedias, magazines, newspapers, professional journals and other sources appropriate for school work. Many of these resources even tell you how to cite what you found! Best of all, they are all available any time of day.

You will need your UA library card number and PIN to access the valuable resources found through the UAHS Student Portal. And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

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