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A number of the Grasselli Library research databases are rich with digital media content. This includes historic news photos, graphic images, streaming music and full-length videos.

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Research Databases with Digital Media Content

Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for more than 3,430 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies. Features PDF content going back as far as 1887, but the bulk of the sources are from the 1970s going forward. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Annals of American History Online
Provides a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action through original source documents, photos and multimedia. The 2100 entries include speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials and more from such important figures in American life as Madeleine Albright, Henry Ford, John Hancock, Malcolm X, and Edgar Allan Poe. Also includes photos and multimedia (examples are the first inaugural address of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy discussing Soviet missiles in Cuba.)

Art and Architecture Digital Media
Over 80,000 art and architecture digital images from commercial sources, plus contributions from Ohio museums and universities.

ART Collection
Digital images of works of art from around the world in the Digital Media Center.

Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics
Audio clips of animal sounds.

Britannica Online Korea
Access this through the EB Global Reference site. Korean language encyclopedia, including more than110,000 articles from the Korean version of Encyclopaedia Britannica, the Korean Britannica Book of the Year, Yonsei University's Korean Dictionary, and a world atlas. Also has more than 19,300 photos, graphic, animations, videos, and audio clips.

Britannica Pocket Encyclopedia
Access this through the EB Global Reference site.

Chinese language encyclopedia includes 14,000 articles in Simplified Chinese with 1,600 images and 200 maps.

CDRI: Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative
From the American Theological Library Association, CDRI is a repository of digital resources contributed by member libraries, including images of woodcuts, photographs, slides, papyri, coins, maps and manuscripts.

Credo Reference
An online reference service, providing quality reference content from many publishers. Image searching available.

Digital Resource Commons (OhioLINK)
Includes Abolition Digital Archives, Art & Architecture Images, Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations, Digital Video Collection, Foreign Language Videos, Historic & Archival Images, LANSAT 7 Satellite Images, and Sanborn Maps. Includes digital collections from Ohio Colleges and Universities.

Dolphin Embryo Digitized Slides (Embryology)
Images of dolphin embryology from the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine.

Educational Films and Documentaries
Full-length educational videos on many subjects; from the Films for the Humanities and Sciences.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Japan
Japanese language encyclopedia with over 155,000 articles from the "Britannica International Encyclopedia
" and 8,500 images, illustrations and maps.

Encyclopaedia Universalis
A French language source that provides access to more than 33,000 articles including exclusive articles weekly and monthly dossiers to understand the issues and problems of our times; 17,000 media items; a world atlas with over 700 maps; an integrated dictionary with 120,000 entries; and a guide to selected Web sites.

Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations
600 videos of physics experiments.

Foreign Language Digital Videos
Brief video clips of native speakers in non-English languages.

Geology Digital Photographs
Environmental geology images.

Godey's Lady's Book, 1830-1898 (1830 - 1898)
In addition to extensive fashion descriptions and plates, the early issues of Godey's Lady's Book included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health & hygiene, recipes & remedies, etc. Each issue also contained two pages of sheet music, written essentially for the piano forte. Gradually the periodical matured into an important literary magazine and contained extensive book reviews and works by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and many other celebrated 19th century authors who regularly furnished the magazine with essays, poetry and short stories.

Greek and Latin inscriptions
Digitized squeezes (paper impressions) of Greek and Latin inscriptions from Greece, Italy, and Macedonia.

History & Archives Digital Media
Pictures and archives from Ohio history, contributed by OhioLINK institutions.

Lake Erie's Yesterdays
Historic photos of the Erie islands and Lake Erie's western basin.

LANDSAT7 Satellite images
LANDSAT 7 Satellite Images provides digital snapshots of Ohio from space. Images of Ohio are available for download or web viewing. Several views are provided, including infrared and true color composite. New imagery is available every 16 days.

Naxos Music Library
A comprehensive collection of classical music available online. Includes program and biographical information for each CD. Also includes online texts on classical music, opera and musical instruments. You must log out when finished with this service.
Naxos Music Library Guides

Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station: Forestry Digital Photographs
Historic forestry photographs.

OhioLINK Music Center
OhioLINK-owned content, featuring more than 78,000 tracks and 21,000 works with the Naxos label from the Naxos Music Library. Users can search for and listen, on campus and off, to tracks in six genres -- Chinese music, classical music, opera, jazz, spoken word and world music --with works from many well-known composers, including Bach, Handel, Beethoven, Chopin, Strauss, Copeland, and Ellington. This represents approx. 10% of the Naxos Music Library, which the JCU community can also access. See NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY for the more comprehensive collection.

Reproductive Physiology Animations
Reproductive physiology animations from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Sanborn Digital Maps
Large-scale street plans of Ohio communities, produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867-1970.

Saskia Art History Images
Digital images of works of western art.

Science Digital Media
Digital media for the sciences: (1) Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations. (2) Forestry photos. (3) Geology photos.

Spanish Reference Center
Formerly the Enciclopedia Universal en Espanol, this is the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language, containing over 145,000 articles plus 8,300 photos and images.

Wright Brothers Digital Photgraphs
Photographs documenting the invention of the airplane and the lives of the Wright Family.