Database List : R

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R Project for Statistical Computing    (The R Project)
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. R is an integrated suite of software facilities for data manipulation, calculation and graphical display. It compiles and runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and Mac OS. It includes: an effective data handling and storage facility; a suite of operators for calculations on arrays, in particular matrices; a large, coherent, integrated collection of intermediate tools for data analysis; graphical facilities for data analysis and display either on-screen or on hardcopy; and a well-developed, simple and effective programming language which includes conditionals, loops, user-defined recursive functions and input and output facilities.
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R2 Digital Library    (Rittenhouse Book Distributors, Inc.)
The Rittenhouse Book Distributors R2 platform offers full text access to health science e-books in Allied Health, Chiropractic Medicine, Consumer Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy.
Rand State Statistics    (Rand Corporation)
Rand State Statistics contains numerous statistical databases covering a large number of subject areas: population & demographics; health & health care; business & economics; crimes, prisons & courts; labor force, employment & earnings; energy; environment, resources & weather; k-12 education; higher education; income, expenditure, wealth & poverty; social insurance & human services; transportation & travel; federal government; and state & local government. This data is updated on a regular basis, and much of it is available at the national, state, county, and city levels.
Note: Browse to each data section.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982    (Ebsco)
Readers' Guide Retrospective contains comprehensive indexing of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America.
Coverage: 1890-1982
Recording Industry Association of America    (RIAA)
RIAA website with sections on piracy and other current issues, a photo gallery, marketing data, and the industry awards.
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Redalyc    (Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México)
Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal (Redalyc) indexes peer-reviewed open access research journals, published by more than 500 institutions from twenty two Ibero-American countries. Searchable in Spanish and English.
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Reference USA    (infoUSA)
A directory of 12 million businesses and 120 million households. The business directory includes non-profit and government organizations searchable by a variety of criteria, including industry type, location, and sales volume.
Regional Business News    (Ebsco)
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.
Research Companion    (ProQuest)
A self-paced information literacy course focusing on scholarly electronic resources and writing research papers. Going through the nine modules (Where do I start? How do I choose a topic? Where do I find information? How do I evaluate sources? What counts as evidence? How do I write a thesis statement? How do I organize my argument? How do I avoid plagiarism and find my own voice?and What do I look for when I revise?) and the research tools (Topic Aid, Search Aid, Source Evaluation Aid, Citation Builder and Revision Aid) will provide an invaluable foundation for writing research papers.
Note: Begin by creating your own account!
Research Without Borders    (Columbia University)
Complete video of Research without Borders, the 2008-09 speaker series on hot topics in scholarly communication.
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Research-Tested Intervention Programs (RTIPs)     (National Cancer Institute)
A searchable database of evidence-based cancer control interventions from the National Cancer Institute.
Resources on Japanese American internment camps in World War II    (Auraria Library)
This is an example boolean search of Auraria Library resources from the search box on the Library home page for information on Japanese American internment camps created by the US government in WWII. The search is for "Japanese Americans and (evacuation OR relocation OR internment)".
Reti Medievali    (Firenze University Press)
An extensive multi-language web site on medieval studies from a consortium of universities in Italy. Offers texts, working tools, teaching objects and an online journal as well as a discussion area.
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Reuters News    (Reuters)
Free current news and pictures from the Reuters news network. For in-depth industry information and overviews try IBISWorld, Business Source Premiere, Business and Company Resource Center or Hoover's Online.
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Right-to-Know Network    (Center for Effective Government)
This site is a project of the Center for Effective Government. Provides free access to numerous databases such as the Toxics Release Inventory, CERCLIS, text files, and conferences on the environment, housing, and sustainable development.
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RILM Abstracts of Music Literature (1967-present only)     (Ebsco)
Use RILM to discover writings on music from a variety of resources, including journals, essay collections, dissertations, books, reference materials. Coverage includes diverse topics ranging from hip hop to Händel, from ethnomusicology to music therapy, and from elementary music education to advanced music theory.
Coverage: 1969-
RIPM: Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals    (Ebsco)
An international bibliography of scholarly writings and primary source documents (journal articles, reviews, news columns and advertisements) on 19th century musical history and culture including ethnomusicology, genres of music, history of musicology, instruments, music theory, notation, performance practice, theory and analysis.
Coverage: 1800-1950
Rock's Backpages: The Online Library of Music Journalism    (Rock's Backpages)
RBP is a monster database of rock journalism online. It is an archive of legendary interviews, classic features, and groundbreaking reviews by the best rock writers of all time on thousands of artists from Elvis Presley to Eminem, the Rolling Stones to the Stone Roses, and the White Stripes to Amy Winehouse. Enjoy!
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Digital Library    (Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation)
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Digital Library contains RMMLF Annual Conference materials in a searchable format.
Coverage: 1955-last year
Note: No password required, click "Submit" to proceed.
Rocky Mountain News    (Multiple sources)
Rocky Mountain News (1859 - 2009) was the oldest newspaper in Colorado.
  America's Newspapers (Newsbank) Index and full text excluding ads from 1989 - 2009.
  Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection (Colorado State Library) Searchable digitized issues from 1860-1875.
  Western History Subject Index (Denver Public Library) Digitized card index for all issues from 1865 - 1995.
  Microfilm copies (Periodicals) All issues from 1878 - 2009.
Rocky Mountain Online Archive    (hosted by the University of New Mexico Libraries)
Information about archival collections in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. The online finding aids give detailed descriptions of historical primary source materials located at the different repositories.
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Rocky Mountain PBS News    (Rocky Mountain PBS)
News and features stories for and about Coloradans from Rocky Mountain PBS.
Coverage: 2010 - present
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Roget's II, the new thesaurus    (
3rd ed. 1995. Containing synonyms in an easy-to-use format, this thesaurus features succinct word definitions.
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Romantic Circles    (University of Maryland)
Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. It includes bibliographies, online texts, scholoarly resources, teaching materials and a blog among other things.
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