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Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques featuring over 8 hours of video content. Videos cover Physical Examination, Communication & Interpersonal Skills, and OSCE Clinical Skills.
Alternate Name(s) Access via WRDS database. Requires registration.
This dataset, available on the WRDS platform Includes financial data on all real estate investment trusts (REITs) that have traded on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges since 1980. It also contains series of indexes based on all REITs and subsets of REITs, and underlying individual security information for the indexes. It includes qualitative measures important for evaluating information in thinly populated index series; and identifies changes in REIT status for the universe of publicly-traded REITs.
Alternate Name(s) IDESR
IDESR is a database of published systematic reviews in Education and a clearinghouse for protocol registration of ongoing and planned systematic reviews.
MBC Archive is a Korean media database service that provides a vast amount of content materials that have been aired since its foundation in 1961. You will find videos and images as well as original materials for the production such as aerial shots, production sites, and images of certain events. MBC stands for Munwha Broastcasting Corporation. This media database covers many different area such as history, performing arts, sciences, North Korea, travel, sports, and more.
Planet provides daily satellite images of the Earth’s land surfaces and coastal areas. Natural color, near infra-red, and other multi-channel imagery products are available with 5m, 3.7m and 50cm ground pixel resolution. Images are exportable to GIS systems or can be viewed and analyzed using Planet's website and tools. PlanetScope (3.7m) satellite images are available daily, starting in 2014. SkySat (50cm) images are available for selected areas and time periods, starting in 2016. RapidEye (5m) is from 2009-2020.
New users must first complete registration form
Alternate Name(s) Society of Automotive Engineers
Standards, books, journals, tech reports, and research reports covering the mobility industry (ground and air), from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Book access goes back to 2022, journals back to 2023, and tech reports back to 2010. Standards cover ground and aerospace vehicles, and aerospace material specifications. Beta site also available.
SHELDUS™ is a county-level hazard data set for the U.S. and covers natural hazards such thunderstorms, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, and tornados as well as perils such as flash floods, heavy rainfall, etc. The database contains information on the date of an event, affected location (county and state) and the direct losses caused by the event (property and crop losses, injuries, and fatalities) from 1960 to present.

To access and download SHELDUS data, create an account with your email address. Note: our subscription covers aggregated data only. To download aggregated data, it is critical to always select a type of aggregation (select geography, timespan, or hazards as last step of query). Otherwise the database assumes you are requesting raw data and it will quote you a price.
Stahl Online (a Cambridge Core Collection) This link opens in a new window
Stahl Online is a one-stop shop, covering everything a mental health professional or teacher will ever need to know about neuropsychopharmacology providing full access to the entire current portfolio of books by Dr Stephen M. Stahl.
Alternate Name(s) WASM
Through the collection of documents that reflect the evolution of transnational feminism, Women and Social Movements, Development in the Global South, 1919-2019 (WASD) highlights individual efforts, organizational initiatives, and socio-cultural projects led by or for women. The database reflects upon how women have negotiated power and status regarding private or public programs centered on economic and social rights and greater inclusion. In doing so, it highlights the historical problem of women’s invisibility within mainstream international development programs, foreign aid regimes, and approaches to technical assistance.