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Introduction to eBooks of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)

American Mathematical Society (AMS) is a renowned non-profit organization advocating mathematical research and education, which provides help and advice on math education and facilitates communication between mathematicians worldwide. Established more than 130 years since 1888, the AMS has published massive amounts of premium books in the Advanced Mathematic field, such as proceedings, monographs, and memoirs of the mathematics field since the 19th century

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Where to find dissertations and theses?

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A thesis or dissertation is the paper required for completing a diploma.  Theses and dissertations could help us understand the research outcome of the department and senior students, and the analysis of sources and references could help us familiarize ourselves with the development of research in the past.  If you were not sure about what issues your thesis will delve into, what topics you are considering had other students studied, and with what emphasis and precedent research, you may begin with the theses and dissertations written by other students.

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How to Search for Master’s Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation from the USA and Canada?

Looking for theses and dissertations from prestigious colleges in the USA and Canada?

Use PQDT (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I) database to search for indexes, abstracts, and full-texts of the theses and dissertations.  Also, you can get the PDF full-texts from Digital Dissertation Consortium (DDC).

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More Than Chocolate: Explore the Literature and Art of Lady Godiva in the Databases and the Library

As we know, Godiva is a chocolate brand from Belgium. Godiva is undoubtedly a symbol for high quality chocolate, and the origin of its name was from Lady Godiva, wife of Lord Leofric. She made a famous ride through the streets of Coventry and the taxes were reduced, making her a legend throughout the centuries. Inspired by the legend, the chocolate making family named their company after her and kept the associated values such as boldness, generosity, and a pioneering spirit.

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How to Download E-books from EBSCOhost eBook Collection

EBSCOhost eBook Collection is an E-book platform, and it provides abundant e-books. There are four ways to browse or download e-books in this platform. (not all four are valid to every e-book)

1.  EPUB Full Text: use a browser to read  🙂

2. PDF Full Text: download some parts in PDF form (documents can be saved permanently)  🙂

3. Download This Book (offline): requires log in to EBSCOhost account (or link to Google account) to download the e-book to reading software, and the access limit is 1-7 days

4. Use App in Mobile Devices to Read E-books

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How to look for company information: Business Market Research Collection

The company profiles collected in the Business Market Research Collection Database [ProQuest] includes:

  • Company overview
  • Company history
  • Officers and board members
  • Competitors
  • Products and operations
  • Auditors
  • Rankings
  • Related industry information
  • Historical financials

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Introduction to Humanities and Social Sciences Research Resources (HUSO)

Haven’t have an idea for your literature report? Too many databases from the library to choose from? Try this Humanities & Social Sciences Research Resources (HUSO) system arranged by the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).

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MLA – International Bibliography: Modern International Language and Literature Index Database

MLA – International Bibliography: “Modern International Language and Literature Index Database” is made by Modern Language Association, and it provides journal articles, books, and the elaborated bibliography of dissertations. The source of the index included peer reviewed academical journals, doctoral thesis, monographs, published reference materials, proceedings, textbooks, teaching anthologies and more. The themes cover multilingual academic research fields, such as linguistics, literature, folkloristics, literary criticism, drama and theater arts. Most of the documents are in English, and also includes French, Spanish, Portuguese and some 60 languages. There are up to 4,400 types of journals, and the database also provides related information of them. In this article, you will be briefly guided through the basic functions of this database.

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iBiology: Free website of biology-related videos

iBiology, former iBioEducation, iBioSeminars, and iBioMagazine, is a free website of biology-related pedagogic video, established by professors of cellular and molecular pharmacology of UCSF, Ron Vale. Found as a  project and sponsored by National Academy of Sciences of America, iBiology provides more than 600 videos regarding lessons and interviews of researchers devoting to fields related to biology.

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