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The following databases are newly acquired
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By 2022, the Global Press Archive (GPA) will provide full text access to over 2,000 predominantly foreign-language newspaper titles ranging in coverage from the late 19th century to present times. Presented by the Center for Research Libraries.
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Grammarly is a digital writing-support tool that provides powerful grammar, spelling, and plagiarism checking based on natural language processing and machine-learning technologies. It integrates conveniently into many of the places where Iowa State students and faculty are doing their writing today, such as web browsers (so it can be used in CyMail and Canvas), Google Docs, office productivity software for the PC, and mobile devices. All ISU students and faculty have free access to the premium version of Grammarly through a pilot program funded by CASTLE and supported by the Department of English.
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The Lens is a large database of scholarly works and patent documents from around the world. This database connects patent documents with the scholarly works they cite and vice versa in order to make innovation easier and more transparent. In addition to its search features, it includes analytical tools that can be used to identify influential people, institutions, publishers, journals, etc. in a particular research area.
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The New Play Exchange (NPX) contains the full scripts of plays written by contemporary playwrights. Ideal for theater students looking for current plays or monologues to study or perform.
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Database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Includes the complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis research community. Gene product function data is updated every week from the latest published research literature and community data submissions.
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