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ArchiveGrid: [bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Contains detailed, archival collection descriptions written by archivists that are from more than 2,500 libraries, museums and archives worldwide.

CAMIO: [bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online) Offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. Contains about 95,000 art images, photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture, plus audio, video and mixed media.

CQ Researcher: [Olson Library's individual subscription] Contains original, full text, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Includes coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.

Consumer Health Complete: [bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Contemporary Authors: [Olson Library's individual subscription] Provides biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Encyclopædia Britannica Online: [bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] A comprehensive reference product which includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Collegiate Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year.

Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience: [Olson Library's individual subscription] Is a multi-volume reference which covers the foundation knowledge in the field of Behavioral Neuroscience.

Homeland Security Digital Library Collection: [free with the STEM program of the Office of Naval Research] Composed of the full text of homeland security related documents collected from sources including federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.

LearningExpress Library: [free from the ND State Library] Includes over 10 "learning centers" that contain information on jobs and careers, U.S. Citizenship information, workplace skills, TOEIC practice tests, and much more. (You must create an account when you first access LearningExpress.)

Literature Resource Center: [Included with subscription to Contemporary Authors] Is a literature reference database containing biographical, bibliographical, and critical content, and information on literary figures from all time periods writing in genres such as fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, journalism, and more. Includes access to the sources Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.

OAIster: [bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] [pronounced "oyster"] (Open Archives Initiative): Contains digital resources from open archive collections. Digital resources include digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies, and datasets. Collections include theses, technical reports, research papers, and image collections.

Points of View Reference Center: [bundled as a part of the ODIN consortial statewide package] Contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument).

Sage Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods: [Olson Library's individual one-time purchase] Presents a comprehensive examination of qualitative methods as well as ready-to-use techniques, facts, and examples from the field of qualitative research.