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    American FactFinder
Interactive, searchable database that retrieves population, housing, industry and business statistics from the U. S. Census. Provides data for the lowest level of geography (blocks), and data for a variety of geographic entities, including school districts, zip code tabulation areas, state legislative districts and Census tracts. Also allows users to retrieve and create reference and thematic maps. Coverage period variable. Continuously updated. Provides statistical data.

BrowZine is a web-based service and app for Apple or Android smart phones and devices that helps you browse through scholarly e-journals available from Milner Library. BrowZine sorts our e-journals into broad disciplines and then into narrower subjects. You can save and organize your most-used e-journals on virtual bookshelves in your account. The result is an easy and familiar way to browse through, read, and monitor scholarly e-journals across disciplines.

    Europa World
Europa World contains impartial economic, political and geographic background information and statistical data by country, and includes thousands of directory contact details with click-through web links and a comprehensive listing of some 1,900 international organizations.

Note: the current subscription allows access to 4 users at one time.

    GEOBASE 1973 to present
GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of indexed research literature on the earth sciences, including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography, geomechanics, alternative energy sources, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. Covers thousands of peer-reviewed journals, trade publications, book series and conference proceedings.

    GeoRef 1666 to present
Records from over 3,500 periodicals covering geology and earth sciences. Updated twice a month. Provides citations, abstracts.

    GeoScienceWorld Varies
A comprehensive Internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of full text peer-reviewed journals. GeoScienceWorld is a colloboration of the following organizations: the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the American Geological Institute (AGI), the Geological Society of America (GSA), The Geological Society of London (GSL), the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA), the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG.

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    Sanborn Maps of Illinois (1867-1970) 1867-1967
Detailed historical maps of Illinois from the Sanborn Company. Images can be enlarged online to view detail. Provides full image content.

The dates of coverage vary from city to city. For Normal, the only date listed is April 1885. However, Normal is covered in the Bloomington maps after 1885. For Bloomington (and Normal), the dates of maps are August 1886, January 1892, July 1896, June 1901, 1907 and sporadically from 1908 to 1950.

SimplyAnalytics enables non-technical users to quickly create professional quality thematic maps and reports using extensive demographic, business and marketing data (Nielsen, Simmons, MRI and EASI).

Only two users at a time are allowed. Create an account (with a unique username and password) to get started.

    Sociological Abstracts (SocAbs) 1963 to present
Indexes articles in more than 1,900 journals, book abstracts and review citations in sociology and related fields. Provides citations, abstracts.

    Web of Science 1988 -
Milner's subscription includes:
* Arts & Humanities Citation Index (1988-present)
* Book Citation Index Science (2005-present)
* Book Citation Index Social Sciences & Humanities (2005-present)
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index Science (1993-present)
* Conference Proceedings Citation Index Social Sciences & Humanities (1993-present)
* Science Citation Index Expanded (1988-present)
* Social Sciences Citation Index (1988-present)

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