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  • Art and Architecture Database
    The database includes approximately 40,000 art and architecture images from commercial providers such as Saskia, Ltd. and the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO), as well as contributions from select OhioLINK institutions.
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  • Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics Recorded Sounds
    Contains digitized recordings from the Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics at The Ohio State University. The Borror Laboratory houses one of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds in the world. Founded by the late Dr. Donald Borror, Professor of Entomology and Zoology at The Ohio State University, the collection contains more than 30,000 recordings of over 1000 species of animals.

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  • Business Videos (EBSCO)
    Contains fifty-five videos from the Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.

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  • C-SPAN Video Library
    The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.

    The Archives records all three C-SPAN networks seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Programs are extensively indexed making the database of C-SPAN programming an unparalleled chronological resource. Programs are indexed by subject, speaker names, titles, affiliations, sponsors, committees, categories, formats, policy groups, keywords, and location.

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  • Digital Resource Commons
    The OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons is a network of centrally hosted institutional repositories featuring local branding, remote submission and administration, and federated searching. The DRC enables Ohio colleges and universities to save, discover and share all types and formats of digital materials

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  • Dolphin Embryo Digitized Slides
    Dolphin Embryo Digitized Slides are scanned images of histological sections, captured using a digital camera connected to a microscope. Embryos were made available by the Los Angeles County Museum. The goal behind these sections is to allow researchers and others to be able to see each section individually to study histological embryology as well as use a group of images to see changes within tissues.

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  • Educational Films and Documentaries
    Contains full-length educational films and documentaries covering a wide variety of subjects from two distributors, Ambrose Video and Films for the Humanities and Sciences. Formerly known as The Digital Video Collection.

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  • Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations
    Contains 600 videos of physics experiments available for viewing and downloading. Each video illustrates a particular principle of physics. The demonstrations are augmented by slow-motion photography and animation. Videos are accompanied by a printer-friendly PDF page which may contain graphics, tables or figures not easily rendered on the Web. Videos are available in RealVideo format and may be streamed or downloaded.

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  • Foreign Language Video Instruction
    Foreign Language Video Instruction is a collection of video clips in which native speakers elaborate on a wide variety of topics about their culture, family, daily life, and more. Each video clip is accompanied by a description of its contents, the country of the speaker, and additional grammar and vocabulary notes. These videos are produced by the ViewPoints Project of the Five Colleges of Ohio consortium.

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  • Global Land Cover Facility
    The Global Land Cover Facility (GLCF) focuses on determining land cover and land cover change around the world. Primary data is freely available on this website and may be useful for those working in the fields of conservation, ecology, climatology, environmental policy and resource management. Information about products and downloads can be accessed via the Earth Science Data Interface. These include the IUCN/UNEP World Database On Protected Areas and various datasets relating to vegetation cover. Data is often in the form of satellite imagery.

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  • Greek and Latin Inscriptions (Digital Squeezes)
    Is a collection of digitized squeezes (accurate paper impressions) of Greek and Latin inscriptions from Greece, Italy, and Macedonia. The squeezes were contributed by the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies at The Ohio State University, whose purpose is to foster the study of inscriptions and manuscripts and promote research opportunities for those interested in these primary sources of information for the ancient and mediaeval world.

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  • Image Collections
    Database of digitized photographs, maps and other images.

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  • Kent State Shootings : Oral Histories
    A collection of oral histories related to the May 4, 1970 shootings of Vietnam War protestors at Kent State University.
    The oral histories include many eyewitness accounts of the event and its aftermath, contributed by people who were students, faculty members, and City of Kent residents at the time, as well as an account by an Ohio National Guardsman.
    The oral histories preserve personal histories of and individual reactions to the shootings. The oral histories are part of Kent State's May 4 Collection, created to assist students, faculty, staff, community members and other researchers in locating information sources related to the Kent State shootings and their aftermath. Written transcripts are also available for many of the oral histories.

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  • Lake Erie's Yesterdays
    Lake Erie's Yesterdays is a digitized collection of the historic photographs of northwestern Ohio, documenting the local history of the Erie Islands and Lake Erie's western basin.

    The photos are part of the Charles E. Frohman Collection at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. The black and white images were produced by Sandusky, Ohio, commercial photographer Ernst Niebergall between 1909 and 1915. From ice harvesting and railroads to early aviation and island leisure activities, the Niebergall photographs depict the everyday lives and activities of Lake Erie's southern shoreline residents. The photographs provide a record of communities in transition as old methods gave way to advances in industry and technology. -- The original photos are at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.

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  • The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
    A collection of digital documents related to slavery, abolition, and emancipation. The collection includes abolitionist broadsheets, photographs by Matthew Brady, letters and speeches of President Lincoln and other presidents, and other historic letters, documents, and pictures. The original documents are found in the Gilder Lehrman Collection of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The digital images were made available through the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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  • NYPL Digital Gallery
    Provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of the New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more. Users can save their searches and selections.

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  • Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Forestry Image Collection
    Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station Forestry Image Collection is a database of photos of forestry, dating back to the early 20th century. Images portray trees, cultivation, care, and the effects of human activity. Many pictures were taken in Ohio but other states and countries are also represented. These photos are part of the Science Digital Media collections of the OhioLINK Digital Media Center.

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  • OhioLINK Music Center
    The OhioLINK Music Center, a subset of the Naxos Music Library, is an online streaming music database of international works from Classical to Spoken Word. The 78,000+ tracks, 21,000+ works can be searched or browsed by track, title, performer, album, composer and date of composition. Flash player is required. Access to the music files is restricted to the students, faculty and staff of OhioLINK member institutions.

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  • Portrait Search
    This database contains the collection records of the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery and the research records of the Catalog of American Portraits, an international survey of American portraits in public and private collections.
    The records represent works in all media of individuals who have made significant contributions to the history and culture of the United States. Biographical information for sitters and artists is also provided.

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  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1867-1970 -- Ohio
    Database that provides access to the Ohio Public Library Network's collection of historical Ohio street maps.

    The maps are large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Sanborn Maps show the outline of each building including the location of windows and doors together with street names, street and sidewalk widths, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. 

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  • Saskia Art History Images
    A collection of digital art images with a special emphasis on the core images required for teaching the history of Western Art from these textbooks: Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Stokstad's History of Art, Hartt's History of Italian Renaissance Art.

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  • Science Digital Resources
    Science digital resources contains collections of digital videos, digital images, science experiments, and documentation related to the sciences.

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  • SpringerImages
    SpringerImages is a growing collection of scientific images that spans the scientific, technical and medical fields. The continually updated collection gathers photos, graphs, histograms, figures, and tables, and is available as a searchable online database.

    The SpringerImages interface enables users to search through captions, keywords, context and more, even jumping from the image to the source article. Users can create personalized image "sets," and can easily export images for use in their own presentations or lectures.

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  • Wellcome Images
    The world's leading source of images on the history of medicine, modern biomedical science and clinical medicine. The images aid teachers and researchers keen to illustrate themes from medical and social history through to contemporary healthcare and biomedical science and to bring complex biomedical concepts to life.

    This unrivalled collection contains historical images from the Wellcome Library collections, Tibetan Buddhist paintings, ancient Sanskrit manuscripts written on palm leaves, beautifully illuminated Persian books and much more.

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  • Wright Brothers Collection
    A collection of photographs documenting the invention of the airplane, the lives of the Wright Family, and the Wrights' flying exhibitions in Europe and the United States.
    The collection provides thorough coverage of the Wrights' early inventive period documenting their early gliders and flight testing in both North Carolina and Ohio. Much of it should show that Orville and Wilbur Wright were technically excellent photographers who painstakingly documented their process of invention. The content posted to date also provides a valuable record of their home life, camp life, and the flora and fauna of the Outer Banks 100 year ago.
    These photos are from The Wright Brothers Collection housed in Special Collections and Archives at the Wright State University Libraries, one of the most complete collections of Wright material in the world.

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