ABI/Inform Complete

National and international coverage of Business, Finance and Economic topics. Dates of Coverage: 1971-current

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is a comprehensive, database of more than 8,000 journals covering everything from science to the humanities.

Academic Search Premier

Large academic multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 4,500 publications. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals.

Accessible Archives

Accessible Archives' databases contain the rich, comprehensive material found in leading historic periodicals and books. They include eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records.

ACS Web Editions

Provides full-text access to approximately 30 journals published by the American Chemical Society.

African American Music Reference

Includes text reference, biographies, chronologies, sheet music, images, lyrics, liner notes, and discographies which chronicle the diverse history and culture of the African American experience through music.

African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives)

This collection of African-American newspapers contains a wealth of information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s.

African American Newspapers (Readex)

Provides online access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. Dates of coverage: 1827-1998.


Covers resources in agriculture and allied disciplines, including plant and animal sciences, forestry, entomology, and soil and water resources. Years of coverage are 1970-present for books and 1979-present for journal articles.

America: History & Life

Covers the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present.

American Bibliography of Slavic & East European Studies

Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, online resources, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada. Coverage is 1990 forward.

American Broadsides & Ephemera, Series I.

Broadsides printed between 1820 and 1900 and ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. More than 29,600 records are included.

American Memory Project

American Memory provides free and open access to written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.

American Periodicals Series Online, 1741-1900

Includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals that first began publishing between 1741 and 1900, with content spanning 200 years.

American Song

An eclectic collection of music from Americans of diverse origins and all walks of life. The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.

American State Papers, 1789-1838

Primary source material on many aspects of early American history from 1789 to 1838.

America´s Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)

Features cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of historic newspapers, providing more than five million pages as fully text-searchable facsimile images. 1690-1820.

Anthropology Plus

As a compilation of the Anthropological Index and Anthropological Literature databases, Anthropology Plus is the world's most comprehensive index of bibliographic materials covering the fields of anthropology, archaeology, and related interdisciplinary research. This database offers worldwide indexing of all core periodical and lesser-known journals from the early 19th century to today.


Provides access to more than 250,000 articles from American Anthropological Association journals, newsletters, bulletins and monographs.

Aozora: Blue Sky Collection

Japanese public domain texts.

Archive of Americana

Contains books, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, government documents and ephemera printed in America over three centuries.

Art & Architecture Archive

Art and Architecture Archive connects researchers with searchable archives of leading trade and consumer magazines, tracing the history of photography, design, fine art, and architecture over the twentieth century.

Art Source

Covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design.   For a more specific search of art resources try either the Art Index or Art Index Restrospective database.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

A multidisciplinary index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. It indexes 1,144 of the world´s leading arts and humanities journals. Coverage is 1985 forward.


ARTstor is a database of digital images and accompanying scholarly information. Click on the "Artstor Digital Library" link in the upper right corner of the screen to access the collections.

ATLA (Religion Index

Provided by American Theological Library Association, the ATLA database is the major index to journal articles, collections of essays, and book reviews in the field of religion. The database also covers topics like religious research in medicine, business, law, psychology, and sociology.


Browsable collection of digital documents relative to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government from the Yale Law School Law Library. 

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals

The Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals indexes more than 2,000 periodicals published worldwide on archaeology, city planning, interior design, and historic preservation, as well as architecture. Coverage is from the 1930s (with selective coverage dating back to the 1860s) to the present.

Benezit Dictionary of Artists

The Benezit Dictionary of Artists is now available online for the first time via Oxford Art Online. With nearly 170,000 entries on artists from antiquity to the present day and featuring regular updates, Benezit is one of the most comprehensive and definitive resources on artists in the English language.

Bibliography of the History of Art

Covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present, the Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer´s catalogs, and articles from more than 2,500 periodicals. Covers 1973 to the present.

Biography & Genealogy Master Index

Indexes current and important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world.

Biography in Context

Contains nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Includes biographies covering more than 525,000 individuals.

Biography Reference Bank

Contains biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals

Biography Reference Center

A comprehensive collection of full-text biographies, as well as thousands of unique narrative biographies.

BioMed Central

Provides access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.


BioOne is an aggregation of the full-text of high-impact bioscience research journals. Most of BioOne´s titles are published by small societies and non-commercial publishers. Coverage is 1998 forward.

Birds of North America Online

The Birds of North America (BNA) is a comprehensive reference covering the life histories of North American birds. BNA Online includes image and video galleries showing behaviors, habitat, nests, eggs and nestlings, and more. Each online species account contains recordings of that bird´s songs and calls.

Book Review Digest Plus, 1983-present

 Brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics, from a variety of sources. Unlike reviews on book-sale sites and the open Internet, many of the reviews are serious, academic works.

Book Review Digest Retrospective, 1903-1982

 Provides excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction.

Britannica Online

Includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster´s Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. You can also use EB Online to search an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors

Business & Company Resource Center

Coverage includes company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and business periodicals.


A collection of primary sources from the University of California — including photographs, documents, newspaper pages, political cartoons, works of art, diaries, transcribed oral histories, advertising, and other unique cultural artifacts from California.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections

Covers resources from the many disciplines related to child care and early education. Resources in the collection examine the child care and early education experiences of children birth through age 8.

China Data Center

Provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The Data-Planet repository contains more than 90 billion data points from more than 65 source organizations

China Vitae

Online biographical database that provides more than 3,000 biographies of Chinese political, military, economic, business, and academic leaders.

Chinese Text Initiative

Maintained by the University of Virginia "...An effort to make texts of Chinese literature available on the World Wide Web."


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,960 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. The database contains more than 2,000,000 records dating back to 1981.

Civil War: a Newspaper Perspective

Contains the full text of major articles gleaned from over 2,500 issues of The New York Herald, The Charleston Mercury and the Richmond Enquirer, published between November 1, 1860 and April 15, 1865.

Classical Music Library

Large multi-label database of recordings for listening and learning. Focus is on contemporary music and women composers.

Classical Music Reference Library

Offers comprehensive coverage of all classical genres, spanning music from the Medieval period to the 21st century, including definitions of musical terms and biographical information on the major classical composers and artists.

Classical Scores Library

Contains 400,000 pages of classical scores from both in-copyright and public domain editions. The collection includes works spanning time periods from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Coverage of score types is comprehensive, with full scores, study scores, piano and vocal scores, and piano reductions.

Congressional Record Permanent Digital Collection

Includes the Congressional Record (1873-to date) and its three predecessors: the Annals of Congress (1789-1824), the Register of Debates (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873).

Congressional Universe (now called Proquest Congressional)

Access to the full text of congressional working papers and legislation. Plus access to a wide variety of information about Congress, including member biographical and committee assignment information, voting records,financial data, and the full text of the Congressional Record. In addition, provides access to the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

Contemporary Authors Online

A bio-bibliographical guide, CA covers more than 130,000 current writers in a wide range of media back to 1964. CA contains the most recent, complete author entries from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, and Contemporary Authors Permanent Series.

Contemporary Musicians

Contemporary Musicians provides biographical information on important figures in today´s musical arena, covering artists working in all genres of modern music, including rock, jazz, pop, rap, rhythm and blues, folk, New Age, country, gospel and reggae. Coverage is from 1989 to the present.

Contemporary World Music

Contains 50,000 tracks that deliver the sounds of all regions inclusing genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music - Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

Credo Reference Collection

Credo Reference is a large online research tool that searches over 500 reference resources, as well as over 200,000 images and audio files and nearly 100 videos. Several music reference sources are also included in this database, including The Harvard Dictionary of Music.

Data Planet

Choose from an extensive repository of statistical data sources containing more than 90 billion data points from more than 70 source organizations.  Alternatively, use this interface to search for data by topic. Please note: if you plan to use Data-Planet on a Mac use Safari as your browser.


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Dictionary of Literary Biography Online

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online brings you complete online access to all volumes of Gale's award-wining reference set, Dictionary of Literary Biography, the main series, as well as Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series and Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Series.

Direction of Trade Statistics Online

DOTS Online provides data on the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. The database includes: total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group level; data for the most recent six quarters and the latest year for 169 countries, and ten quarters and five years for the world and area tables.

Documenting the American South

Provides access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Includes fourteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Downloadable Audio Books

Many popular books available for download via OneClickdigital. Please note: this requires a CT public library card to create an account.

E-Books on EbscoHost

E-book collection of over 7,000 titles. Covers such disciplines as economics, philosophy,religion, American history, education and literary studies.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans (1639-1800)

Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans. The definitive resource for every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America, from agriculture and auctions through foreign affairs, diplomacy, literature, music, religion, the Revolutionary War, temperance, witchcraft, and just about any other topic imaginable. Evans Digital consists of more than 37,300 works and 2,400,000 images.

Early American Imprints, Series II. Shaw-Shoemaker (1801-1819)

Covering every aspect of American life during the early decades of the United States, this rich primary source collection provides full-text access to the 38,100 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the nineteenth century.


Includes more than 23,000 books and other documents from more than 200 of the world´s leading academic, STM, and professional publishers.


Indexes and abstracts more than 550 international economic journals. Source material includes journal articles, essays, research papers, books, dissertations,book reviews, and working papers. Years of coverage are 1969-present.

Educator's Reference Complete

This database covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty -- such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing.

(EEBO) Early English Books Online

From the first book published in English through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare, this collection now contains about 100,000 titles.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online

This database includes: Over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and includes books, pamphlets, essays, broadsides and more. It is based on the English Short Title Catalogue: works published in the UK during the 18th century plus thousands from elsewhere. It is primarily in English.

Encyclopedia of Africa

Covers prominent individuals, events, trends, places, political movements, art forms, business and trade, religions, ethnic groups, organizations, and countries throughout Africa. In-depth articles examine contemporary nations of sub-Saharan Africa, ethnic groups from various regions of Africa, and European colonial powers.

Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895

The Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895 documents the full range of the African American experience during that period—from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass—and shows how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1895-present

Traces the transition from the Reconstruction Era to the age of Jim Crow, the Harlem Renaissance, the Civil Rights Movement, and the ascendant influence of African Americans on the American cultural landscape. With coverage up to and including the 2008 election of Barack Obama.

Encyclopedia of Associations (Gale)

Through the Directory website, users can search all 3 directories; Regional, National, and International Organizations. Users can search, sort, export and analyze data from the most recent editions of all 3 directories.

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Encyclopedia of Human Rights 

Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Covers all genres and periods of popular music from 1900 to the present day, including jazz, country, folk, rap, reggae, techno, musicals, and world music.

Energy Citations Database

Contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy. The Database provides access to DOE publicly available citations from 1948 through the present.

Environment Complete

Offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more.

ERIC (Education Resources Info. Center)

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) produces the world´s premier database of journal and non-journal education literature.

Ethnographic Video Online

Now part of VAST:Academic Video Online

Europa World Yearbook

First published in 1926, the year book is renowned as one of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in over 250 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Film & Television Literature Index

Covers the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search the contents of over 100 online reference books covering science, health, history, medicine, religion, and social science.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

A comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world´s peoples.


This database consists of unique and diverse publications that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. With its archival material, dating back to 1970 in some cases, GenderWatch is a repository of important historical perspectives on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community and the changes in gender roles over the years.

Godey´s Ladys Book

Published from 1830-1880, Godey´s Ladys Book was intended to entertain, inform, and educate the women of America. The early issues included biographical sketches, articles about mineralogy, handcrafts, female costume, the dance, equestrienne procedures, health & hygiene, recipes & remedies, etc.


Covers all aspects of human impact on the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


 A one-stop site dedicated to studying sustainability and the environment.

Grove Dictionary of Music

Comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians,second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition.

Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture


Grove encyclopedia of Materials & Techniques in Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on all aspects of this fundamental area of the visual arts. Coverage includes materials in art practice, materials in conservation, classes of artifacts, techniques and methods, tools, theory, fakes & forgeries, and conservation theorists and practitioners.

HAPI (Health and Psychosocial Instruments)

Provides ready access to information on measurement instruments (i.e.,questionnaires, interview schedules, checklists, index measures, codingschemes/ manuals, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios,tests) in the health fields, psychosocial sciences, organizational behavior,and library and information science.

HAPI (Hispanic American Periodicals Index)

A bibliography of authoritative, worldwide information about Centraland South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States. Contains citations to articles, book reviews, documents, original literary works, and other materials. Coverage is 1970 forward.

Hartford Courant Online

Complete full-text content of local and regional news, including community events, schools, politics, government policies, cultural activities, local companies, state industries, and people in the community. Coverage is 1992- present.

Harvard Dictionary of Music Online

This classic reference work, the best one-volume music dictionary available, has been brought completely up to date in this new edition.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

The primary goal of Health & Wellness Resource Center is to provide students and consumers with a one-stop source for health research.

Health Reference Center

Medical information for health professionals and general readers.

Hispanic American Newspapers

The single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th & 20th centuries. Dates of coverage: 1808-1980

Historical Abstracts

Covers the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Historical Newspapers

A digital archive of 7 of the leading newspapers in North America. Titles include the Christian Science Monitor, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Time, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.

History Reference Center

Features full text for more than 1,990 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books from leading history publishers.

HLAS Online (Handbook of Latin American Studies)

A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities

Hoover's Company Records

Content covering more than 40,000 private and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives.

Humanities E-Books

Humanities E-Book is a digital collection of over 1,700 full-text titles offered by the ACLS in collaboration with twelve learned societies, nearly 95 contributing publishers, and librarians at the University of Michigan´s Scholarly Publishing Office.

Iberia and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History

This comprehensive encyclopedia covers the reciprocal effects that the politics, foreign policy, and culture of Spain, Portugal, and the American nations have had on one another since the time of Columbus.


ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

In the First Person

An index to thousands of letters, diaries, oral histories and personal narratives with links to full-text, audio, and video

Index Islamicus

Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East and the Muslim world. Records included in the database cover almost a century of publications, with some going back to 1906.

Informe (Revistas en Espanol)

Full-text Spanish-language and bilingual periodicals.

International Encyclopedia of Dance

The International Encyclopedia of Dance covers the full spectrum of dance-theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and National overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and coreographers. 

International Financial Statistics Online

International Financial Statistics (IFS) is a standard source of International statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance produced by the IMF. The IFS database contains time series data from 1950.

International Index to the Performing Arts

Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

International Political Science Abstracts

Includes current indexing and abstracts of the world´s leading journals in political science. This database covers over 900 journals published from 1975 to the present.

Japanese Kanji Dictionary

Contains both a word dictionary and a Kanji dictionary in an online database.

Japanese Text Initiative

Maintained by the University of Virginia Electronic Text Center and the University of Pittsburg East Asian Library. "...A collaborative effort to make texts of classical Japanese literature available on the World Wide Web."

Jazz Discography Online

The Jazz Discography is the most up-to-date general discography of all categories of recorded jazz, from 1896 to today.


Full texts of journals from many different disciplines including Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies and Sociology. JSTOR journals are back issues, no title will be more than 3-5 years back. 

JSTOR: Struggles for Freedom-Southern Africa

Focuses on the complex and varied liberation struggles in the region, with an emphasis on Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The contents of the collection document colonial rule, dispersion of exiles, international intervention, and the worldwide networks that supported successive generations of resistance within the region.

JSTOR: World Heritage Sites-Africa

The materials in World Heritage Sites: Africa serve researchers in African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, Diaspora studies, folklore and literature, geography, and history, as well as those focused on geomatics, advanced visual and spatial technologies, historic preservation, and urban planning.


Kanopy is a leading distributor of online educational videos. Video collections in this trial include the MEF collection, Criterion Collection, California Newsreel, Documentary Educational Resources, First Run Features, Green Planet Films and more. 


L'Année philologique

 a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.

LANIC (Latin American Network Information Center)

One of the largest guides for Latin American content on the Internet from the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin.

Legal Information Resource Center

Offers the everyday user the necessary tools and detailed “how-to” instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. Contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms,


Provides indexing for approximately 875 titles including major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals and international legal journals. Also contains law-related articles from over 1,000 additional business and general interest titles.

Lexis Nexis

Provides full-text documents from over 5900 news, business, legal, medical and reference publications.

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Life

Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 80 LGBT-specific core periodicals. Disciplines covered include civil liberties, culture, employment, family, history, politics, psychology, religion, sociology and more.


The Liberator was a weekly newspaper published by William Lloyd Garrison in Boston, Massachusetts. The newspaper was a mighty force from the beginning and became the most influential newspaper in the antebellum, antislavery crusade. After the end of the Civil War in December, 1865, Garrison published his last issue of the Liberator, announcing “my vocation as an abolitionist is ended.” After thirty-five years and 1,820 issues, Garrison did not fail to publish a single issue. He spent his last 14 years campaigning for woman´s suffrage, pacifism and temperance.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstract (LISTA) indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

LION (Literature Online)

A library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 361 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.

Literature Criticism Online

Provides easy access to  a range of modern and historical views on authors and their works across regions, eras and genres: Contemporary Literary Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Shakespeare Criticism, Literature Criticism 1400-1800, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism, Drama Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography.

LLBA (Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts)

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) abstracts and indexes the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences. The database covers all aspects of the study of language including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Complete coverage is given to various fields of linguistics including descriptive, historical, comparative, theoretical and geographical linguistics.

Making of America

A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history,sociology, religion, and science and technology.

Mango Languages

Includes a variety of resources to help students gain practical conversation skills and cultural insight for the world’s most popular languages, and makes a great supplement to traditional course material.

Math SciNet

A comprehensive database covering the world's mathematical literature since 1940.

MEDLINE (via PubMed)

The National Library of Medicine´s premier bibliographic database containing over 11 million references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine.

Merriam-Webster Online

Online version of Merriam-Webster´s Collegiate Dictionary.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Digital Collection

Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications from the collections of the Museum Libraries and Museum Archives include over 600 publications from 1869-1923. Nearly 650 titles published from 1964 to the present are also accessible through this portal.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications

A new online resource that offers over 600 titles from 1964 to the present.

Ming-Qing Women's Writings

A joint project supported by McGill University and Harvard-Yenching University Library this database offers researchers and students information on approximately 90 titles of women's writing currently held in the Yenching Library, mainly published during the Ming and Qing dynasties of China, from 1368 to 1923.

MLA International Bibliography (Modern Language Association)

Contains more than 2 million records on books and articles published on modern language, literature, folklore, and linguistics, from 1926 to the present.

Music Index Online

A Subject-Author guide to music periodical literature from 1970 to the present.

Music Online

Cross searches the following music databases: African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, and Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online.

Naxos Jazz Library

Naxos Music Library Jazz is one of the most comprehensive collection of Jazz music available online. It offers close to 45,000* tracks of jazz from over 3,800* albums. Over 7000* jazz artists are represented. Naxos Music Library Jazz comprises Naxos Jazz and the 22 labels of Fantasy Jazz.

Naxos Music Library

The world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 80,430 CDs with more than 1,155,400 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. Over 800 new CDs are added to the library every month.

nciku (English & Chinese Learning Dictionary)

Chinese-English and English-Chinese online dictionary.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

NYPL Digital Gallery provides access to over 275,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.

New York Public Library: the Jerome Robbins Dance Division

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the New York Public Library is the largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. The Jerome Robbins Dance Division is located on the third floor of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and most materials are retrieved from closed stacks. Additionally, a growing portion of our collection is stored at NYPL's offsite facilities. All materials are noncirculating and must be studied on the premises. Bibliographic access to the archive is provided through the dance divisions online catalog, which is part of the online catalog of the New York Public Library. To search the online catalog, go here: http://catalog.nypl.org/.

Newsbank Access World News

Collection of state, regional, and national and international full-text newspapers.

Newspaper Source Plus

Providing the latest news from the leading national (U.S.) and international news sources, Newspaper Source™ Plus contains over 1,000 leading full-text newspapers.

NewspaperDirect Library Press Display

Library PressDisplay offers users the most convenient way to read current edition newspapers from around the world. It provides instant online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The service also provides up to a 60-day backfile and the ability to perform keyword searches across all titles and the entire backfile.

Newspapers & News Sources

Newspapers & News Sources 

Nineteenth Century Collections Online

Nineteenth Century Collections Online is a multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the long nineteenth century, with archives releasing incrementally beginning in spring 2012. Archives now available: British Politics and Society; European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection; Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange; and British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture.

OED (Oxford English Dictionary)

The OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3).

Oral History Online

Aims to index all the important oral histories available either on the Web or hidden away in archives, in English, all around the world, linking to full text, audio, and video whenever available.

Oxford Art Online

A comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the present day.

Oxford Bibliographies Online: Hinduism

The study of Hinduism is diverse—it combines religion, philosophy, history, and textual studies, as well as informing a variety of comparative studies. Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism offers a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.

Oxford Companion to the Book

The Oxford Companion to the Book is a unique work of reference, covering the book, broadly conceived, throughout the world from ancient to modern times.

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Covers all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era.

Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought


Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece & Rome


Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare & Military Technology


Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Provides information about major world developments from 1750 to the present, with close attention to social, economic, cultural, and political topics.

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Music of India


Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Captures the experiences of women throughout history. Contains over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 topical articles covering topics such as geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies

Oxford History of Western Music Online

The Oxford History of Western Music contains the full text from the five-volume 2009 paperback edition complete with notes, bibliographies, and further readings for each of the 69 chapters, numerous illustrations, and 1,800 musical examples.

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

Provides both historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems.  Covers legal history from ancient to modern times.

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace


Oxford Music Online

Comprises the full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians,second edition, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, second edition.

PAIS International & Archive

Contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, and other materials covering political, economic, and social issues. Coverage: 1972 to the present.

Parry & Grant Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law

 Includes coverage of international law including diplomatic law, criminal law, human rights, and more.

Pennsylvania Historical Newspapers

This collection includes the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728-1800; the Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County, 1819-1870; and the Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue: Chester County, 1809-1870.

People's Daily Online

With publication started in June 1948 and a current circulation of 3 million, people's daily is among the most influential and authoritative newspapers in China. People's Daily brings you the latest news dispatches of policy information and resolutions of the Chinese Government and major domestic news and international news releases from China

Periodicals Archive Online

An archive of hundreds of digisized journals published in the arts, humanities, and social sciences covering the last two hundred years

Philosopher's Index

Provides indexing and abstracts from books and approximately 500 international journals of philosophy and other related interdisciplinary fields.

Political Science Complete

 Provides extensive coverage on global political topics. Political Science Complete (PSC) provides a worldwide focus, reflecting the globalization of contemporary political discourse.

Population Index

An annotated bibliography of recently published books journal articles, working papers, and other materials on population topics. Coverage is 1986-2000.

Professional Development Collection

Includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals.

Project Muse

Online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.

Proquest Congressional (formerly Congressional Universe)

Access to the full text of congressional working papers and legislation. Plus access to a wide variety of information about Congress, including member biographical and committee assignment information, voting records,financial data, and the full text of the Congressional Record. In addition, provides access to the full text of key regulatory and statutory resources.

Proquest Newspapers

Includes national and regional newspapers. All titles are available in full text. Papers include national titles such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post along with a selection of titles from across the U.S.


PsycARTICLES®, contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychological Association. Coverage is 1894 to the present


The PsycINFO database is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage spans the 1800s to the present.


PsycTESTS®, serves as a repository for the full text (when available) of psychological tests and measures. PsycTESTS® contains over 6,000 Master Profiles and nearly 4,500 instances of actual tests or test items. Coverage is 1910 to the present.


PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine, includes over 14 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950´s. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed includes links to many sites providing full text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Central

PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

Reader's Guide Retrospective

Readers' Guide Retrospective™: 1890-1982 provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature™.


Web-based search and retrieval system for chemical compounds, bibliographic data and chemical reactions.


RefWorks is a Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. They can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

An index of music literature that contains records in over 1,000 languages from 3,700 journals. Dates of coverage are 1967-present.

Roper Center Polling Data

The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world's leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion. The data held by the Roper Center range from the 1930s, when survey research was in its infancy, to the present. Most of the data are from the United States, but over 50 nations are represented.

Science Direct

Covers resources in chemistry, materials science, engineering and technology, environmental science, pharmacology and toxicology, physics, math and computer science, earth sciences, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology, biological sciences, and clinical medicine. Coverage: 1995 - forward.

Science in Context

 Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.  Includes full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.

Science Reference Center

Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.

SciFinder Scholar

Access single- and multi-step reactions, experimental and predicted properties, and substance information from the CAS REGISTRY. Access is restricted to CC faculty, staff, and students; all users must register for access. Please see Melodie Hamilton in the Library.


Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources. It´s designed to find the information scientists need. Updated daily, Scopus offers: 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers, over 1000 Open Access journals, 500 conference proceedings, 33 million abstracts and seamless links to full-text articles and other library resources.

Smithsonian Global Sound

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the world´s musical and aural traditions. The collection provides educators, students, and interested listeners with an unprecedented variety of online resources that support the creation, continuity, and preservation of diverse musical forms. It includes the published recordings owned by the non-profit Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label and the archival audio collections of the legendary Folkways Records, Cook, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk, Monitor, Paredon and other labels. It also includes music recorded around the African continent by Dr. Hugh Tracey for the International Library of African Music (ILAM) at Rhodes University as well as material collected by recordists on the South Asian subcontinent from the Archive Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (ARCE), sponsored by the American Institute for Indian Studies.


SocINDEX provides coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study including abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, gender studies, ethnic & racial studies, rural & urban sociology, social psychology and many others. It contains 777 full-text journals, and more than 820 full-text books and monographs.

SORA (Searchable Ornithological Research Archive)

The SORA project provides access to extensive Ornithological literature of international scope, and detailed material documenting the history of Ornithology in North America over the last 120 years. The content of this site includes the following titles: The Auk (1884-1999), The Condor (1899-2000), The Journal of Field Ornithology (1930-1999), The Wilson Bulletin (1889-1999), Pacific Coast Avifauna (1900-1974) and Studies in Avian Biology (1978-1999).

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (SEP) was designed so that each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished Editorial Board before they are made public. Consequently, our dynamic reference work maintains academic standards while evolving and adapting in response to new research. You can cite fixed editions that are created on a quarterly basis and stored in our Archives (every entry contains a link to its complete archival history, identifying the fixed edition the reader should cite).

U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps

The more than 50,000 maps in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set range from the great atlases to small individual maps clarifying very specific land questions, to the great triangulation surveys, to the repetitive but for the meteorologist important weekly weather maps, to the maps that made history as well as the maps of past history and of course to the purely serendipitous, or so it would seem, maps found in the Serial Set.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1993

The U.S. Congressional Serial Set currently covers the years, 1817-1993. It's contents come not only from the U.S. Congress, but also include key Executive Department publications. Beginning with Volume 1 in the first session of the 15th Congress (1817), the Readex U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1993 contains all publications from the 15th through the 103rd Congresses. Also included: the American State Papers, 1789-1838, 1st-14th Congresses.

U.S. History in Context

Covering U.S. history from colonial times to the present, this is an integrated collection of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary source documents; timelines; historical maps and atlases, and audio and video clips of historic speeches and events.

U.S. News (includes international newspapers)

The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map. Each provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community.


Provides statistical data for over 300 data series from numerous specialized international data sources for over 270 countries and areas. Also included are country profiles.

VAST: Academic Video Online

A multidisciplinary collection of videos that touches on the curriculum needs of virtually every department. With thousands of thousands of titles available now and 400 new titles per month, this collection is unmatched in its breadth. VAST allows students and researchers alike to analyze unique and valuable content from over 500 producers and distributors around the world.

Vogue Archive

Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. 

Web of Science (ISI)

Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available from 1975 to the present.

Women´s Studies International

Women´s Studies International™ covers the core disciplines in Women´s Studies to the latest scholarship in feminist research. Coverage includes more than 574,490 records and spans from 1972 and earlier to present. This database supports curriculum development in the areas of sociology, history, political science & economy, public policy, international relations, arts & humanities, business and education. Nearly 800 essential sources include: journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature. Over 2,000 periodical sources are represented.

World History in Context

Extensive coverage of the 20th century, and also covers the Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Near East and Asia as well as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the modern Middle East and Latin America. Moves chronologically from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, the events that define, inform and shape world history are covered with a sense of balance. This is an integrated collection of articles from journals, magazines and newspapers; reference works; primary sources; a graphical time line, research guide, historical maps and images.

World News (includes U.S. newspapers)

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the following collection of state, regional, and national and international full-text newspapers and other news sources including the Chicago Tribune (1985-Current), Hartford Courant (7/1/91-Current), New York Times (1985-Current), and the Washington Post (1977-Current).


Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Use this database to search for books outside the CTW catalog.