CD-ROM Databases

The UAH Library offers access to a variety of databases in CD-ROM format. There is a special CD-ROM computer in the InfoArcade (first floor in the south wing of the library) dedicated to these databases. The database content has been pre-loaded on this workstation for several of these resources. Others require insertion of the actual CD, and are indicated below by "(Needs CD)". The CDs are kept inside the top cover of the workstation.

A few select CD-ROM resources are pre-loaded onto all the stand-up workstations in the InfoArcade. Simply double-click the icon on the desktop to access the CD contents. Click here to see a list of these resources.

Please visit the Reference Desk for assistance with using any of these CD-ROM databases. Many of them are also available as hard-copy reference books.

Databases available on the InfoArcade CD-ROM computer include:

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
This CD-ROM version of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a reference book of chemical and physical data. The print copy of CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is the premier source not only of physical properties data but also of mathematical tables, sources of critical data, chemical nomenclature, symbols, and terminology. Also available in Reference.

Mediamark (needs CD)
A source of advertising media data. Gives detailed demographic and marketing segments of media audiences by illustrating cross tabulations of product/service data by demographic characteristics and media audiences.

Demographics USA
The Demographics USA directories contain a wealth of marketing statistics. Each directory contains the standard age, sex, and ethnicity demographic data and also covers EBI (Estimated Buying Power), BPI (Buying Power Index) and more for any given geography. The COunty edition includes 160 variables for 3,140 counties. Also contains data summaries by Metropolitan Areas (MSA), Television Markets (DMA) and States. Also available as a reference book.

MSA Profile 2005
The MSA Profile has data for all Metropolitan Areas in the U.S. The MSA Profile contains historical data from 1970 and projections to 2030 of population by age and race, employment by industry, earnings of employees by industry, personal income by source, households by income bracket and retail sales by kind of business. The data and projections are for all Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), states, and regions in the U.S.. Also available as a reference book.

The Illustrated Book of World Rankings
This book provides ranking of over 190 nations of the world according to their performance in more than 300 key areas. Also available as a reference book.

Major Authors on CD-ROM: The Brontës (needs CD)
Includes all the published novels poems, correspondence and journals of the four Brontë children: Charlotte, Anne, Emily and Patrick. Also includes images of paintings, drawings, photographs and manuscripts.

Major Authors on CD-ROM: Virginia Woolfe (needs CD)
Includes a collection of all of Virginia Woolf's published works, along with her most important manuscripts from the New York Public Library and the University of Sussex. In addition, it contains her diaries, correspondence, adding valuable insight into her personal life. Also included are photos, sketches, paintings etc.

Bush V. Gore
Contains a collection of documents related to the Bush v. Gore election court cases presented to the U.S. Supreme Court in the Fall of 2000. Textual material in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.

Huntsville Industrial Directory
Includes data about local companies and contact information. Also available as a reference book.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Contains over 2,000 articles, covering the broadest range of topics in the philosophical canon, as well as philosophy from all continents and all periods.

International Who's Who
Provides biographical info on prominent individuals throughout the world.Also available as a reference book.

CommSearch (needs CD)
A author and title index to the core literature of the communications discipline. It contains bibliographic information for over 26,000 articles in 60 of the leading journals in the field from 1991 through 1996.

CD-ROM Databases available on all stand-up InfoArcade computers include:

Kirk Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
A comprehensive composition of applied chemical science and industrial technology, its methods and materials, as well as the latest scientific advances in every branch of the arts of chemistry.

WISTAT Women’s Statistics
A global database of statistics and indicators on gender, population and social development. It contains detailed statistics and indicators on a wide range of topics for 206 countries or areas of the world.

Compustat
This resource from Standard & Poor provides the annual and quarterly income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and supplemental data items on most publicly held companies in the U.S. and Canada. Financial data items are collected from a wide variety of sources including news wire services, news releases, shareholder reports, direct company contacts, and quarterly and annual documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Compustat files also contain information on aggregates, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings. Depending upon the data set, coverage may extend as far back as 1950 through the most recent year-end.