is a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries, including the Smithsonian Institute, that cooperate to digitize the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.”
Dates of Coverage:
The bulk of material in the BHL is in the public domain in the United States, meaning that the publication date is prior to 1923. Materials published after 1922 are available in the BHL for one or more of the following reasons: 1) explicit permission to provide the content online from the copyright holder; 2) U.S. Federal government publications are in the public domain; 3) Works for which the copyright was not renewed; 4) Works made available via open access repositories
over 120,000 titles and over 200,000 volumes
CRS 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.
Dates of Coverage:
mid 1990s to the present
more than 8,300 reports
As government information these reports are in the public domain and can be used freely without concerns over copyright.
Oxford Art Online (OAO) allows users to access and cross-search multiple Oxford Art reference titles in one location. The works currently available in Oxford Art Online are: Grove Art Online (includes the full texts of The Dictionary of Art), Benezit Dictionary of Artists, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
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