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Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): BTAA Geoportal
Provides discoverability and facilitates access to geospatial resources. The resources in the portal are selected and curated by librarians and geospatial specialists at twelve research institutions in the Big Ten Academic Alliance. The resources include GIS datasets, web services, and digitized historical maps. Learn more about the research institutions involved and the sources of the geospatial records.
COSMIC This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Compendium of Scales and Measures in Communication
COSMIC (Compendium of Scales and Measures in Communication) contains triply cataloged entries for all scales, measures, and observational systems ever published in the communication/journalism literatures in the last 100 years, plus scores of communication-relevant research tools curated from external literatures. More than 700 resources are now included with more added continuously as they are published. Find anything with free-text search, or search by instrument title, or by subject areas, or using cataloging terms from any of the three coding dictionaries applied to each record. COSMIC also catalogs information on research design and procedure, without regard for mode of measurement (qualitative/quantitative).
Alternate Name(s): Module 2
Begins with the activities of the New Zealand Company during the 1840s and presents thousands of unique original sources focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century as migrants fled their homelands to escape global conflict. Includes government documents, diaries, ship logs, oral histories, and secondary research aids.
Note: Access to Module 2 is on a trial basis.
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