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Bacteriology Abstracts (Microbiology B)

Abstracts of medically-oriented clinical and research literature in bacteriology, biochemistry, and genetics. A subfile of ProQuest's Environmental Science & Pollution Management Database. Years of Coverage: 1982 - present

Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988)

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full Text Included.

Banking Information

National and international information on the financial services industry, including banking trends, products, companies, issues and operations.

BBC Shakespeare Plays

Streaming video access to BBC-produced film adaptations of all 37 of William Shakespeare’s plays. The adaptations feature performances by actors including John Gielgud, Ben Kingsley, Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, and Alan Rickman.

Bibliography of the History of Art

Covers European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Indexes and abstracts books, conference proceedings, dissertations, exhibition and dealer catalogs, and periodical articles. Subjects covered are painting, sculpture, drawing, prints; decorative and applied arts; architecture and industrial design; popular and folk art. Includes and extends the coverage of its two predecessor indexes, RAA-Repertoire d'Art et d'Archeologie (1973-1989) and RILA-International Repertory of the Literature of Art (1975 to 1989.)

Biography & Genealogy Master Index

Index to biographical sketches in editions of current and retrospective reference books, covering both contemporary and historical figures throughout the world. BGMI indexes only reference works containing multiple biographies; it does not index periodical articles or books of biography about a single individual.

Biography Index: Past and Present

From Biography Index beginning with its first publication in 1946. Article and book citations to biographies and autobiographies, interviews, obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenile literature, book reviews, bibliographies, and exhibition reviews. People covered range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities.

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Biography Reference Bank

A biography database of in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, the periodical coverage of Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators.

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies on popular and heavily-researched figures. Users can locate biographies of interest by browsing key categories, including occupation, nationality, publication and more than 30 genre categories including actors, artists, athletes, authors, current world leaders, explorers, scientists and many others.

Biological Abstracts

Indexing and abstracts of journal articles covering the life sciences literature worldwide.  Years of Coverage: 1926 - present.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Comprehensive

Covers clinical medicine, nursing, allied health, public health, nutrition, health management information, veterinary medicine, the health care system and the preclinical sciences.  Years of Coverage: Full text back as far as 1990 for some titles.

BioOne Complete

Fulltext of high impact, peer-reviewed bioscience journals and bulletins.  Most are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. BioOne is supported by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition). Largely biology, but does include botany as well.

Biotechnology Research Abstracts

This database provides research articles on biotechnology (medical, agricultural, and environmental) and bioengineering.

Instructors may register for teaching privileges; contact the Joyner Research & Instructional Services Department for details. ECU students must register to manipulate the images for instructional purposes.  

Black Authors, 1556-1922

A collection of writings by black authors spanning the early years of the slave trade, the antebellum era, Reconstruction, and Jim Crow. Includes thousands of downloadable letters, poems, essays, folktales, pamphlets, and more by such writers as Phyllis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, and Paul Lawrence Dunbar as well as many less widely known. Searchable by keyword, subject, genre, author, and place of publication.

Black Studies Center

Cross-searchable gateway to black studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles. Combines Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, International Index to Black Periodicals (IIBP), historical black newspapers, and the Black Literature Index.

Black Thought and Culture

Non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures. Includes letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts. Highlights include recovered transcript of the Muhammad Ali trial; a full run of The Black Panther newspaper, Panther oral histories owned by the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, with selected audio files. Years of Coverage: 1700 – present

Blackwell Reference Online

Authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences from Wiley-Blackwell’s collection of reference works.

Bloomberg Businessweek Digital Archive

The Bloomberg Business Week Archive contains indexing, abstracting and full text for the complete archive of Business Week, beginning with the first issue in 1929 and ending in December 2000.

BMJ Best Practice

BMJ Best Practice gives medical professionals the best available information for any clinical situation. Regularly updated, it draws on the latest evidence-based research to offer step-by-step guidance on diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention.

Book Review Digest

Book reviews from a variety of serious, academic works.    Years of Coverage: 1908 – present

Books In Print

Bibliographic information for books, audio books, and video titles. Includes information on availability of titles from distributors and wholesalers as well as information on out of print and forthcoming titles. Books in Print includes the Bowker's Publisher Authority Database, with contacts for publishers, distributors, wholesalers and book agents from around the world.

Britannica Online

Britannica Online is a general knowledge English language encyclopedia written and continuously updated by more than 4,000 contributors over time, including 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents. It is regarded as one of the most scholarly of English language encyclopedias. Excellent resource for students seeking an authoritative alternative to Wikipedia.

British Library Newspapers

British Library Newspapers consists of two major collections from the British Library which span three hundred years of newspaper publishing in the U.K.—17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers and 19th Century Newspapers. This collection includes full runs of 48 newspapers, national and regional papers, as well as those from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales.

British Newspapers (1600-1950)

British Newspapers, 1600-1950 is a comprehensive digital historic newspaper archive. It provides access to historic newspapers, newsbooks, ephemera and national & regional papers from British Isles. This interface searches: 17th-18th Century Charles Burney Collection of Newspapers and 19th century British Library Newspapers.


BrowZine is an app that gives you access to ECU libraries' electronic journals. The app allows you to browse journals by subject, create a bookshelf and easily access full-text content from your devise or computer. The app is available for tablets, mobile devices and desktop.

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Building Green provides users with product reviews through GreenSpec, case studies, and full text articles from their journal, Environmental Building News.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete is a comprehensive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.