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Registered users can download individual images from the ARTstor Digital Library, so remember to register for a free user account.

The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 2 million digital images in the arts, art history, architecture, anthropology, history, humanities, foreign languages and literatures, religion, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

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Global Plants is the world’s largest database of digitized plant specimens and a locus for international scientific research and collaboration. Also contains photographs, artwork and links to taxonomic literature. Search or browse by resource type, geography, collection or herbarium

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All images of public-domain works in The Met collection are available under Creative Commons Zero (CC0). So whether you're an artist or a designer, an educator or a student, a professional or a hobbyist, you now have more than 375,000 images of artworks from our collection to use, share, and remix—without restriction. This policy change to Open Access is an exciting milestone in The Met's digital evolution, and a strong statement about increasing access to the collection and how to best fulfill the Museum's mission in a digital age.

For more information, please see metmuseum.org/openaccess.

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Explore well over a half a million items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. Spanning a wide range of historical eras, geography, and media, NYPL Digital Collections offers drawings, illuminated manuscripts, maps, photographs, posters, prints, rare illustrated books, videos, audio, and more. Encompassing the subject strengths of the vast collections of The Library, these materials represent the applied sciences, fine and decorative arts, history, performing arts, and social sciences.

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Access updated to the GeoEdition version of Sanborn Maps. 

Provides digital access to large-scale maps of North Carolina towns and cities, now searchable by address and GPS coordinates. Also provides digital access to more than 660,000 large-scale maps of more than 12,000 American towns and cities. 

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Science in Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

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A great database for art and art history, Shared Shelf Commons is a free, open-access library of images. Search and browse collections with tools to zoom, print, export, and share images. Institutions that subscribe to Shared Shelf, a Web-based service for cataloging and managing digital collections, can share their images with the world via the Commons.

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Simply Map
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As of June 2017, SimplyMap has migrated to a new platform with a new name: SimplyAnalytics.

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Web-based mapping application that lets you create professional-quality maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.

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The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art, art history, architecture, and more.

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An essential resource for the study of popular art, art history, and entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Consists of four components: Spiritualism, Sensation and Magic; Circuses, Sideshows and Freaks; Music Hall, Theatre and Popular Entertainment; and Moving pictures, optical entertainments & the advent of cinema.

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