Index of journal articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, dissertations, and selected government publications on East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union published in the United States and Canada. The online version of the American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies.
Major Research Tools A to Z
For complete lists of research tools, see Research Tools by Subject
Coverage: 1990 to present.
Index of basic journals across the disciplines and general interest magazines. Includes full text for many publications.
Full text of African American newspapers from the 19th century.
"Full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing."
Collection of digitized African American newspapers from more than 35 states.
The premier index for agricultural literature. Produced by the National Agricultural Library.
Interface that allows you to search across three digitized newspaper collections: Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.
Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1954 to present.
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history and culture of the United States and Canada. Subjects include area studies, folklore, government, historiography, political science, popular culture, and urban history.
Full text of chemistry and chemical engineering journals published by the American Chemical Society from their first issue to the current issue.
Collection of primary sources relating to the history and culture of the United States from the Library of Congress.
Scholarly biographical articles on people who have influenced American history and culture. (Does not include information on people still living.)
Digitized images from American magazines and journals that originated between 1741 and 1900. Includes general interest magazines, children's publications, women's magazines, and literary and professional journals.
Database of American roots music, including country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, and shape note singing. Songs are categorized by historical event as well as musicians, genres, etc.
Abstracts of literature on analytical chemistry from journals, technical reports, and books. From the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Bibliography of works on Greco-Roman antiquity.
Index of books, articles, and other publications on literature in English from Anglo-Saxon times to the present. Covers more British publications than MLA International Bibliography. Includes links to some full text. From the Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA).
Index coverage: vol. 1 - present; Full-text coverage: 1996-present
Full text of articles reviewing the scholarly literature for a variety of topics in the physical, biomedical, and social sciences.
Coverage: late 19th century-present.
Index of journal articles and essays in the fields of anthropology and archaeology. A combination of the Royal Anthropological Institute's Anthropological Index and Harvard University's Anthropological Literature.
Full text of journals from the American Anthropological Association from their first issues through current issues.
Indexes core periodicals in engineering and other technical fields.
Full text of journals from the American Physical Society from their initial volumes through the current year.
Database for locating archival materials (manuscripts, personal papers, historical documents) available at libraries, museums, and archives.
Coverage: 2000-present (conflict reports); 1997-present (data).
Database on international and internal conflicts as well as terrorism. Includes analyses of current situation and historical background. Also includes data on topics such as weapons, troops, fatalities, and refugees. From the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Index of journals, magazines, and other publications covering art, architecture, archaeology, and related fields. Coverage dates vary. Earliest indexing goes back to 1914; earliest full text back to 1930; majority of coverage begins in 1980s.
Collection of digitized French resources. Includes FRANTEXT, a database of literary, philosophical, scientific and technical texts from the 12th through the 20th centuries, as well as digitized versions of important 18th century French encyclopedia and dictionaries.
Tool that allows you to see if the full-text of an article is available in the Lafayette Libraries' print or electronic collections. Use when you already have a reference to an article.
Index covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work.
Searchable image collection covering the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences. Includes access to the Archivision collections and Lafayette's own collection of images. Capabilities include: user-created image groups that can be easily shared with others, export to Powerpoint and OIV (Offline Image Viewer) presentation tools, image citation export, and mobile device accessibility.
Searchable archive of research papers in the fields of physics, mathematics, nonlinear sciences, and computer sciences. Hosted by Cornell University under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.
Full-text of journals and conference proceedings from the American Society of Civil Engineers. Journal coverage goes back to 1995; conference proceedings to 1999. For an index of ASCE publications back to 1970 use the ASCE CE Database.
Standard source for information on heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration for building construction and maintenance.
Indexes general-interest and scholarly articles, book reviews, book chapters, and theses relating to religious concepts. Emphasis is on Christianity.
Production, inventory, sales and other data on the automotive industry.
Index of Western-language publications on topics relating to Asia.
Index of articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and art exhibition and dealer's catalogs covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present. Note that this database is no longer being updated.
Database of peer-reviewed research articles in biology and medicine.
Collection of over 70 peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences. Coverage for most journals begins in 2000.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.
Web version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Digital library containing some of the core primary and secondary sources for the study of medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Includes government documents, most notably the domestic Calendar of State Papers for 1547-1704 and the foreign Calendar of State Papers for 1547-1589.
Digitized collection of British manuscripts, including poems, plays, novels, diaries, journals, religious writings, and correspondence. Consists of two parts (Medieval and Renaissance, and 1660-1900), which can be searched separately or together. Note that while the full text of the manuscripts is not searchable, a searchable, detailed description is provided for each.
Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals, and an extensive collection of London newspapers.
Growing collection documenting works of art from around the world from prehistoric to contemporary times, representing the collections of prominent museums.
A guide to styles for writing, editing, and publishing.
Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1989.
Coverage: September 1988-present
Brief reviews of books and electronic resources for academic libraries. Also includes all editorial content from Choice magazine.
Newspaper covering higher education.
A combination of two databases indexing articles from Latin American journals. Clase covers humanities and social science journals from 1975 to the present; indexing is in Spanish only. Periódica covers science and technology journals from 1978 to the present; indexing is in English and Spanish.
Database of classical music plus biographical information on composers.
Index of papers from conferences, meetings, symposia, etc. in the sciences and social sciences. Includes a feature allowing you to search for publications that cite a known paper.
Audio collection of music from around the world. Includes reggae, worldbeat, Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, and more.
Legislative information and analysis of "key votes" in the U.S. Congress. Biographical, political, and electoral data about members of Congress, plus information and data on the structure of the legislative branch.
Coverage: Current 10 years
Weekly reports on "hot" topics. Each report focuses on one topic and includes an explanation of the issues, a "pro and con" debate feature, a chronology, and a bibliography that can lead to additional resources. Especially useful for political and social issues.
Summaries and analysis of major U.S. Supreme Court decisions with links to full text of cases. Also includes biographies of justices plus tools for analyzing voting records and opinion alignments.
Data and analysis on U.S. presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections, plus information on voter demographics and political parties. Includes biographical information on candidates and some election speeches.
News and analysis of the U.S. Congress. Includes status of major legislation and a record of votes.
Coverage: 1963-present (patents); 1973-present (patent citations)
Database of information on international patents in chemical, electrical and electronic, and mechanical engineering. Allows for patent citation searching.
Biographical information on the men and women who shaped Africa's history from earliest times to the present.
Biographical dictionary covering the "lives of Irish men and women who made a significant contribution in Ireland and abroad, as well as those born overseas who had noteworthy careers in Ireland."
Online edition of Huguet's dictionary of Renaissance French.
Index of dissertations and theses from institutions in the United States, and more selectively, Canada, Britain, and other European countries. Abstracts are included for dissertations from 1980 to the present and for master's theses from 1988 to the present.
An online edition of four directories: Directory of poetry publishers, Directory of small press/magazine editors & publishers, International directory of little magazines & small presses, and Small press record of books in print.
Includes Series I ("Evans"), nearly every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America from 1639-1800, and Series II ("Shaw-Shoemaker"), American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the early part of the 19th century. Also includes supplements to the collection from the Library Company of Philadelphia.
Coverage: 1690-1876 (focus on 1700-1799)
Searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of hundreds of U.S. historic newspapers. The publisher's web site includes a description of some of the key titles within this database.
Collection of texts printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473 to 1700. Includes literary texts, sermons, legal documents, scientific treatises, and many other types of works.
The East Asia Image Collection is an open-access archive of digitized photographs, negatives, postcards, and slides of imperial Japan (1868-1945), its Asian empire (1895-1945) and occupied Japan (1947-52). Images of Taiwan, Japan, China, Korea, Manchuria, and Indonesia are included.
Collection of over 50,000 academic electronic books spanning a variety of disciplines. For information on downloading ebrary books to your computer, see this guide.
Indexes articles in more than 600 economics journals as well as working papers, books, and dissertations.
Digital collection of 180,000 English language books, pamphlets, essays, and broadsides published from 1701 to 1800. Titles cover history, fine arts, medicine, science, literature, law, philosophy, and religion.
List of electronic journals available via the Lafayette College Libraries. This information is also available in the Library Catalog.
Second edition (2007) of a scholarly encyclopedia covering Jewish history and culture.
Encyclopedia covering Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context. Originally published 1999-2005.
Reference database with peer-reviewed articles covering all basic and many applied aspects of the life sciences, with an emphasis on cell and molecular biology.
Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.
Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible
The most comprehensive index to books, articles, conference papers, posters, pamphlets, etc. in the field of education.
Index of essays published in books and periodicals.
Collection of ethnographic films for the study of human culture and behavior. "Covers every region of the world and features the work of many of the most influential documentary filmmakers of the 20th century."
From the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, this database indexes a selection of journal articles, book chapters, bills, laws, court decisions, reports, books, audiovisuals, and news articles relating to bioethics and professional ethics.
Up-to-date profiles of countries of the world. Includes political histories, economic statistics, and directory-style information on politics, media, and business. A "comparative statistics" section can be used to generate tables of comparative data on countries in formats suitable for exporting into Excel or SPSS.
Gateway to U.S. federal government publications: executive, judicial, legislative, and regulatory. Includes quick links to the Federal Register, Congressional Record, U.S. Code, and Code of Federal Regulations.
Index of journal articles and books on film and media studies. Includes some full text.
Database of streaming videos. Includes documentaries and educational films from Films for the Humanities and Sciences and PBS. (Note that if you are going to link to a video or a segment of a video, you should use the URL provided under the "Details" tab.)
Bibliothèque nationale de France digital library of texts and images from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Although the emphasis is on Francophone culture, classic works from other countries are also available, in their original language or in translation. Choose the Recherche button to search the collection by title, author, subject or keyword.
Searchable database of results from Gallup polls.
Indexes the literature of geology, including journals, books, conference proceedings, maps, and USGS reports.
Search engine for scholarly materials including journal articles. Be sure to use WebBridge to link to Lafayette's resources. Note: if accessing from off-campus, go to "Scholar Preferences" and search "Library Links" for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette WebBridge" to make WebBridge appear in search results.
Index of U.S. government documents published by the Government Printing Office.
Important French encyclopedia published from 1865-1890. Combines features of a dictionary and encyclopedia, with a substantial number of entries on literature and biography.
Database of scholarly, governmental, and general-interest articles and books covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.
Database describing a wide variety of print and online reference sources. From the American Library Association.
A searchable annotated bibliography of articles, books and reports on Latin America. Produced by the Library of Congress.
Full text of Harper's Weekly with extensive indexing of articles, illustrations, and advertisements.
Digital repository of books and other materials from research libraries across the country. Full text of works in the public domain can be searched and viewed. The full text of works still in copyright can be searched but not be viewed.
A monthly abstract journal, covering the literature on all parasitic helminths.
Digitized collection of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries. Includes many titles published bilingually in Spanish and English.
Annual collection of primary sources covering significant events of the year. Includes materials such as speeches, international agreements, and reports from governments, NGOs, and other organizations. Each document is preceded by an introduction providing context and background.
Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1954 to present.
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and dissertations on the history of the world, except the United States and Canada. Subjects include diplomatic history, economics, international relations, and political science.
Demographic, economic, and social statistics of the United States from colonial times to the end of the 20th century. Data can be searched, downloaded, and graphed.
Profiles of public and private companies in the U.S. and other countries. Also includes financial and corporate directory information, business news, and stock quotes.
Index of major journals in the humanities and social sciences
Social science datasets available for download and analysis in statistical software. Datasets are made available through the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Note: ICPSR data downloads from off-campus are currently not possible. If you would like to access ICPSR from off-campus for searching only, use this link instead of the one above.
Database of all IEEE journals, transactions, conference proceedings, and standards, as well as journals of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Complete backfile to 1988 with select content back to 1893.
Index to law journals and other legal periodicals published from 1908-1981. (For access to more recent legal periodicals use LexisNexis Academic.)
Database of the tables of contents of over 25,000 journals. Useful for locating information on recent articles that have not yet been added to other indexes. Includes the full-text of some articles. (Look for the"S" in an orange box to identify full text.)
Full text of journals published by the Institute of Physics. Includes current issues, a ten-year backfile, and an archive with older issues.
Revision (c.2008) of the classic first edition. Features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences.
Time series data on the financial and monetary conditions of countries around the world. From the International Monetary Fund.
Collection of databases, including Iter Bibliography, a bibliography and index of articles, books, essays, and book reviews on the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes coverage of art and literature.
Audio collection covering all types of jazz.
Searchable archive of the back issues of scholarly journals, plus current subscriptions to 44 titles. The most recent 3-5 years of most journals are not included in JSTOR.
Handbook describing the chemical and engineering principles underlying the chemical process industry; chapters cover specific segments of the industry.
Authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia on chemical engineering.
Searchable full-text database of Lafayette's college newspaper.
Lafayette College's institutional repository, an online archive designed to make accessible materials from the College, including administrative publications and the scholarly work of Lafayette faculty.
Database of books, periodicals, films, and other materials in Skillman and Kirby Libraries.
Collection of digitized Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features titles from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and elsewhere. Most of the content is in Spanish, with some in Portuguese or English.
Full text of newspapers, business and popular magazines, law reviews and legislative sources.
Links to catalogs of area libraries and some major research libraries (e.g. Lehigh, Muhlenberg, Princeton).
Searchable archive of literary texts and complementary reference resources.
Database containing biographical information on authors as well as literary criticism, book reviews, and plot summaries.
Electronic edition of The Times of London.
Electronic version of Mathematical Reviews, which indexes and abstracts books and journals covering pure and applied mathematics. Includes indexing of some computer science journals.
The premier index to medical literature for health researchers and professionals. Subject searchers may wish to consult the directory of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), available at the National Library of Medicine's website. A free search interface for MEDLINE, PubMed, with links to select full-text articles is also available.
Index of scholarly articles, edited books, and dissertations on literature, languages, film studies and folklore. Includes MLA Directory of Periodicals, which provides detailed information on periodicals covering literature and languages. You can also search MLA International Bibliography through the ProQuest interface.
The full text of the Morning Call, Allentown's local daily newspaper.
Interface for simultaneously searching four of Skillman's music listening databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Jazz Music Library.
Audio collection covering classical, jazz, and world music, with particular strength in 20th and 21st century composers. Users can create playlists. Users who download the free NML iPhone app can listen to their playlists remotely.
Searchable, full-text database of working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
From GeoLytics, the NCDB offers normalized Census Tract data from 1970 - 2000 for all urban areas of the country. One can generate custom reports and maps within the NCDB. Files are easily imported into GIS software or other statistical packages for analysis. Note: At present, this resource may only be accessed using Internet Explorer.
Scholarly encyclopedia articles covering all aspects of economics.
Full text of the New York Review of Books back to its first issue. Includes lengthy book reviews plus essays by major writers on politics, literature, and culture.
Coverage: 2008-three months ago
Full image contents of The New York Times. Note that this version of the text is not searchable; you must already know the date of the issue you wish to see.
Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2009. (For an electronic version of articles from 2010 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)
Coverage: 1970-two years into future
Extensive macroeconomic time series data for OECD countries and non-OECD zones. Includes historical statistics as well as projections extending two years beyond the current date.
Reviews of a country's economic performance, with a focus on recent trends and changes in policies. Print copies of many of these reviews may be borrowed from Skillman's collection.
Searchable version of the Oxford English Dictionary, which traces the origins and usage of English words.
Tool that allows you to search across many library databases simultaneously (including the Library Catalog).
Authoritative reference works on art, including Grove Art Online and Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Also includes images of major works important to the study of art history as well as artists' signatures and monograms.
Scholarly, biographical articles on noteworthy people who inhabited or were connected with the British Isles. (Does not include information on people still living.)
Collection of works on Islam and the Islamic world. Includes scholarly encyclopedia articles, Qur'anic materials, and primary sources.
Full-text of journals from Oxford University Press. Years covered vary by journal.
Authoritative reference works on music, including Grove Music Online.
Electronic versions of Oxford dictionaries and other reference works covering many disciplines.
Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
Electronic version of the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 C.E. to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. Fundamental Latin texts for the study of late antiquity and early modern history.
Index of books and journals in philosophy and related fields. Includes records for book reviews.
Index of plays written from antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. Searchable by title, author, subject, style, genre, cast type, and more.
Index of journal articles, books, and conference papers in political science and related fields. Includes a substantial amount of full text.
Index of published conference proceedings. For an index of individual papers presented at conferences, see PapersFirst
Coverage: mid-1990s to present.
Searchable collection of full-text articles from journals published by academic and scholarly presses.
Provides abstracts and indexes of statistical information from U.S. government publications from 1973, state and private sources from 1980, and documents from international organizations from 1983.
Database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association, the APA Educational Publishing Foundation, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Hogrefe Publishing Group.
Major database of psychological literature. Produced by the American Psychological Association.
Database of psychological tests, measures, scales, surveys, and other assessments as well as descriptive information about the test and its development and administration.
Index of articles, books, government documents, and other materials on global public policy issues, including international affairs.
Database of biomedical and life sciences journal articles. From the National Institutes of Health.
Index of articles published in popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.
Web-based application that enables you to create a database of bibliographic references and automatically format the references into a bibliography. References can be imported from many online databases.
Indexes the scholarly literature of music from Amadeus to Zevon.
Rock reviews, articles and interviews from the 1960s to the present.
Core reference work covers Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental and contemporary philosophy.
Maps of towns or cities in Pennsylvania originally created for use by fire insurance companies. Maps are drawn to a scale of 50 feet to an inch, list street blocks and building numbers, and are coded for building materials used. Digitized color versions of some of the Pennsylvania maps are available from Penn State's map library.
Collection of scientific, technical, and medical journals published by Elsevier.
Electronic version of Chemical Abstracts, an index of articles, patents, technical reports, and other materials covering chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. Includes feature that allows users to search by drawing chemical structures.
Over 500 streaming silent features, serials, and shorts produced from the 1890s to the 1930s.
Music from the Smithsonian Folkways collection and from other music archives around the world. Strong in American folk and other "roots" music. Includes spoken word recordings, such as poets reading their works.
Tool for locating, downloading and visualizing census data and other demographic information from current and historic sources. Includes the entire US Census from 1790 to 2000, all annual updates from the American Community Survey, and the Religious Congregations and Membership Study from 1980 to 2000.
Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text.
Database of abstracts from physics journals and conference proceedings. Some links to full text included.
Collection of scientific, technical, and medical journals and books published by Springer. Lafayette users have access to the full text of journals in this collection from 1997 to the present and the full text of books from 2005 through 2012.
Database of business and investment information: company profiles and financial data; stock, bond, and mutual fund reports. Includes S&P's Industry Surveys and Register of Corporations.
Collection of historical and current state-level data covering health care, crime, education and more.
Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications and government sources on over 600 industries
Index and full text of the Times Literary Supplement (London), an important source of reviews of books, plays, and films.
News from Central and Eastern Europe and countries of the former Soviet Union. Includes searchable archive back to 1994 and annual country surveys covering politics, international relations, the economy, and social issues.
Coverage: 20 years.
References to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, journal articles and on-going research in the field of transportation. Combines information from the national Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database.
Authoritative source on industrial chemistry. Includes coverage of chemical substances and their production and application, process engineering, and environmental and occupational safety.
Contains information on currently published as well as discontinued periodicals. Includes searchable tables of contents for over 24,000 academic journals, plus reviews of periodicals from Magazines for Libraries and Library Journal.
Reports on 1700 stocks, including past performance, current status, and outlook. (Note that our subscription allows only two users from Lafayette to access the database simultaneously. If you see a message saying that the licensed number of users is already logged on, ignore the rest of the message and try again later.)
Coverage: 2008-three months ago
Full image contents of The Wall Street Journal. Note that this version of the text is not searchable; you must already know the date of the issue you wish to see.
Full text of the Wall Street Journal. Includes limited images, charts and tables.
Directory and profiles of 100,000 U.S. companies. Can be searched by total sales, location, NAICS code, and more.
Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Washington Post from the first issue through 1996. (For an electronic version of articles from 1997 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)
Index covering the journal literature of science, technology, and the social sciences. Allows you to search for a topic, an author, or for articles that cite a known author or work. (Help using Web of Science for cited reference searching)
Authoritative encyclopedia covering biomedical engineering, biomechanics, and biomaterials.
Reference work with detailed articles on electrical and electronics engineering.
Collection of journals and books from Wiley-Blackwell publishers covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Full-text editions of texts by English and American women published between 1400 and 1850.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts, plus three specialized almanacs and an encyclopedia.
Country-level, time series data from the World Bank. Topics covered include demographics, the economy, the environment, health, and education. Data may be saved as Excel or ASCII files.
Full-text translations of news items from foreign media.
Searchable bibliography with annotated entries for books, articles, reviews, and other materials related to Shakespeare.
Catalog of books, videos, manuscripts, and other materials held by libraries across the country. Includes millions of records, so searches for narrow topics work best.