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Background Notes **:

These handy guides provide information on a country's leaders, politics, economy, and relations with the U.S.

Bayou State Periodical Index:
A subject guide to some 50 periodicals published in Louisiana on topics of particular interest to the people of this state.

Bibliography of the History of Art:
This data available on the Getty Web site comprises two databases: BHA and IBA. BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art/Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art) covers the years 1990-2007; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in French or English and all subject terms in French and English. IBA (International Bibliography of the History of Art) covers 2008 and part of 2009; the Getty Web version includes all records with abstracts in English and all subject terms in French and English.

La Bibliotheque des Lettres **:
A French bibliographic database that contains the text of eight major French literary collections.

Biography in Context **:
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography in Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.

Biological Abstracts:
Biological Abstracts, produced by BIOSIS, is a complete collection of bibliographic references to life science journal literature published internationally. This database provides users with easy access to information published in virtually every life science discipline.

BioMed Central **:
BioMed Central publishes 259 peer-reviewed open access journals in the areas of biology, biomedicine and medicine.

Book Collection: Nonfiction **:
Book Collection: Nonfiction is a rich research database for school and public libraries, and includes general interest, high interest, leveled full text articles on civics, social studies, science, careers, health, sports, adventure, hobbies, technology, biographies and much more. This database contains informative abstracts and full text for more than 3,100 popular nonfiction books.

Books in Print **:
Bowker’s Global Books in Print is an authoritative and comprehensive database that provides publication data for books, e-books, audios, and videos. The global version covers monographs from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and South Africa. It contains bibliographic information for nearly nine million titles including in-print, out-of-print, on-demand, and forthcoming titles. In addition, Global Books in Print includes over 10,000 author biographies, 1,200,000 annotations, 600,000 cover images, 400 Bestseller and Awards Lists, and 800,000 full-text reviews from 14 sources including Library Journal and Choice.

Business Source Complete **:
This is the world's definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content. Business Source Complete contains far more active, peer-reviewed, business related journals than any other database currently available. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals.