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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, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
Collection of streaming video (documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels, demonstrations, and raw footage) covering a range of disciplines, including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, and music.
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.
Collection of digitized newspapers from 21 countries across Africa during the years 1800-1925, covering "repercussions of the Atlantic slave trade, life under colonial rule and the results of the Berlin Conference to the emergence of Black journalism, the Zulu Wars and the rejection of Western imperialism." Mostly in English, but other languages include Afrikaans, French, German, Malagasy, Portuguese, Sotho, Tswana, Xhosa, and Zulu.
Primary sources, including audio-visual materials, relating to key events in the history of European maritime exploration from c.1420-1920.
The premier index for agricultural literature. Produced by the USDA National Agricultural Library.
Tool that allows you to search across a rich collection of primary sources available from publisher Adam Matthew.
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.
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.
Collection of over 30,000 documents, many in full color, fairly evenly split between broadsides (spanning 1749-1900) and ephemera (1820-1900). Contains rare items such as sailing cards, playbills, menus, music programs, advertisements, etc. Built in partnership with the American Antiquarian Society.
Full text of chemistry and chemical engineering journals published by the American Chemical Society from their first issue to the current issue.
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.
Resources for genealogical research from the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K. and other European countries. Includes census, immigration, and military records, city directories and church histories, court documents, as well as some maps, photos, and oral histories.
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.
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.
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.
Collection of seven different document archives covering the American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism, Evangelism in Africa (1835-1910), Freedom Riders in the South (1961), Foreign Relations Between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean States (1930-44), Japanese-American Relocation Camp Newspapers (1942-45), the National Farm Worker Ministry (1939-85), the Mexican Revolution (1910-24), the National Domestic Workers Union (1965-79), and the U.S. Civilian Advisory Effort in Vietnam (1950-54).
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.
Curated collection of scholarly art and architecture eBooks that can be browsed, or searched by topic or by image. Particular strength is finding scholarship based on a particular work of art or artist.
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.
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.
Index of journals, conference proceedings and ebooks from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Contains full-text of all journals.
Full text of ASME codes and standards, excluding the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code. Includes Elevators and Escalators (A17 Series), Piping and Pipelines (B31 Series), Bioprocessing Equipment (BPE), Valves, Flanges, Fittings and Gaskets (B16), Nuclear Components and Processes Performance Test Codes.
Indexes general-interest and scholarly articles, book reviews, book chapters, and theses relating to religious concepts. Emphasis is on Christianity.
Digitized cover-to-cover archive of The Atlantic, a prominent, longstanding U.S. magazine covering political issues through literary and cultural commentary.
Index of articles, books, conference proceedings, dissertations, and art exhibition and dealer's catalogs covering European and American art from late antiquity onwards. Note that this database is no longer being updated.
Encyclopedia covering topics related to bioethics, including genetically modified foods, social justice, sustainability, and chemical warfare.
Access to collection 1 with over 70 peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences. Coverage for most journals begins in 2000.
Provides detailed scientific information for over 10,700 birds across the globe. Each online species entry contains recordings of that bird's songs and calls, images, videos, migration patterns, and maps of distribution.
Monthly publication with forecasts of U.S. economic growth, inflation, interest rates, and indicators of future business activity. Available as both pdf and Excel files.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.
Extensive encyclopedia on the Greco-Roman classical world and its interactions with other cultures in antiquity and the early Middle Ages.
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.
Suite of software and tools to search, visualize, and analyze small molecule crystallographic data. Included is the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD), "the world's repository of experimentally determined organic and metal-organic crystal structures."
Digital collection of over 1,200 books, pamphlets, almanacs, broadsides and ephemera covering the history of the Caribbean Islands. Can be searched or browsed by subject, genre, place of publication, language, etc.
Catalog of approximately five million newspapers, journals, books, pamphlets, dissertations, archives, government publications, and other resources held by the Center for Research Libraries. Lafayette users have access to these materials via interlibrary loan. For more information see our description of CRL's collections.
Online guide to the most recent editions of the Chicago (or Turabian) citation and formatting style.
Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1997.
Full-text database of Chinese academic journals from a wide range of disciplines, including master's theses and dissertations in Literature, History, and Philosophy. Most of the articles are in Chinese, not English.
Collection of major Chinese governmental data on the national, provincial, city, and county levels. Includes areas such as population, employment, industry, education, agriculture, trade, public health, and much more.
Annual coverage of major Chinese film productions and events, including statistical data.
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.
Database of classical music plus biographical information on composers.
Collection of over 2,300 "formerly classified U.S. government documents (most of them classified Top Secret or higher)" highlighting "the successes and failures of the U.S. intelligence community in its efforts to spy on the Soviet Union during the Cold War." Includes declassified memos, reports, studies, speeches, and more from the CIA, NARA, Library of Congress, National Archives of the United Kingdom, and several Presidential Libraries.
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.
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.
News and analysis of the U.S. Congress. Includes status of major legislation and a record of votes.
Primary source material from British archives focusing on gender, leisure, and consumer culture. Thematic areas within the collection are Conduct and Politeness, Domesticity and the Family, Consumption and Leisure, Education and Sensibility, and The Body.
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.
Information on the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. Covers the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.
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."
Searchable dictionary of Medieval Latin vocabulary, focusing on sources from British Medieval Latin texts.
Online edition of Huguet's dictionary of Renaissance French.
Collections of declassified documents covering US policy decisions around nuclear escalation and non-proliferation, the space race and military uses of space, and the Cuban missile crisis. Also includes collections of documents covering US foreign policy in relation to: Argentina; China; Colombia; Cuba; Mexico; South Africa; and North and South Korea.
Streaming video of British theater productions plus supplementary study and teaching materials.
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. (For openly accessible dissertations and theses, see Open Access Theses and Dissertations.)
Digital collection of play scripts "from Aeschylus to the present day." Plays can be searched by a variety of criteria, including theme, genre, setting, and cast size. Also includes streaming versions of performances from Shakespeare's Globe.
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: 1534 - 1850
Online collection of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. It has been indexed to allow for unique browsing and searching (e.g. by type of flora or fauna, encounters between groups of peoples, specific events or places, etc.).
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.
Digitized full-text archive of Ebony, the seminal magazine with an African-American focus on culture, politics, civil rights, business, education, and fashion. Includes the iconic cover pages and advertisements in addition to full text articles.
Collection of academic electronic books from a variety of publishers.
Indexes articles in more than 600 economics journals as well as working papers, books, and dissertations.
Full-text of well respected British newsweekly magazine.
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.
Primary sources charting the rise and fall of empires, from the explorations of Columbus, Captain Cook, and others to decolonization in the second half of the twentieth century. Includes perspectives from colonizers as well as indigenous peoples from Africa, India and North America.
An abridged translation of a Persian encyclopedia that is one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. Particularly strong in coverage of Shiʿi Islam. Still a work-in-progress; not many volumes of the translation have been completed yet.
Second edition (2007) of a scholarly encyclopedia covering Jewish history and culture from the time of the Second Temple to the present.
Reference work covering all aspects of adult development and aging.
Encyclopedia covering Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context. Originally published 1999-2005.
Articles on issues pertaining to the full range of topics in the area of food and agricultural ethics.
Reference work covering all facets of the distinct form of dramatic theater that flourished in ancient Greece and reached its apex in Athens of the 5th century BCE.
Scholarly encyclopedia covering human rights theory, practice, law, and history. Includes articles on organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.
Covers the history of the Jews from 1750 to the 1950s. Translation from the completed encyclopedia in the original German is still in progress ('A'-'L' as of 6/2021).
Covers the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.
Authoritative encyclopedia articles by scientists covering the biological sciences. Note that content published after 2008 is not available.
A searchable "guide to the current state of knowledge on the background, origins, and development of the canonical texts of the Bible as they were accepted in Judaism and Christianity. The encyclopedia also documents the history of the Bible's interpretation and reception... not only in Judaism and Christianity, but also in literature, visual art, music, film, and dance, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and new religious movements." Includes extensive bibliographical information for each entry.
Web-based application that enables you to create and manage a database of bibliographic reference. Users need to create a free account. Note that if you have already signed up for a Web of Science account, you can use the same email address and password to log into EndNote.
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.
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.
Index of journal articles and books on film and media studies. Includes some full text.
Database for researching authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Contains full text of literary works, journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, and biographical information. Also known as Literature Research Center.
Research environment for finding primary sources mainly from Great Britain and the United States covering the 17th to 20th centuries.
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 avancée (advanced search) button to search the collection by title, author, subject or keyword, or browse by books, manuscripts, images, or maps.
World music reference database featuring over 700 articles plus associated audio examples, illustrations and photographs, song texts, and score examples.
Indexes the literature of geology, including journals, books, conference proceedings, maps, and USGS reports.
Full-text of scholarly journals in geology integrated with GeoRef, an index of geological literature.
Primary sources such as manuscripts/diaries, rare books, maps, paintings, advertisements, company records, etc., covering the global history of 15 major commodities: chocolate, coffee, cotton, fur, energy, opium, porcelain, silver & gold, spices, sugar, tea, timber, tobacco, wheat, wine & spirits. Also includes data on energy production, consumption, and reserves by country from 1965 to the present.
Current access to over 2,800 titles from the US and across the world, plus archival access to many of the same titles. Covers newspapers, newswires, and transcripts in 13 different languages.
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, sign in, go to "Settings" and search "Library Links" for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette WebBridge" to make WebBridge appear in search results.
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.
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.
Database of legal resources, including laws, regulations, some trials and court reports, treaties, and a variety of other materials covering United States and foreign law.
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.
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 at the University of Michigan.
Database of all IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 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 1872.
Over 1,000 titles providing local, regional, and state-wide coverage of Mexico's revolutionary and independence periods. Almost all titles are in Spanish, with a handful of coverage in English or other languages.
Open Access collection of over 1,000 alternative press newspapers, magazines, and journals from the 1960s-80s focused on the following series: Feminism; LGBTQ; Ethnicity and Race; Campus/community; GI Press; Small literary magazines; Right-wing press.
Coverage: c. 33 AD to 1550 AD
Database of medieval art relating to Christianity (formerly named Index of Christian Art), with full-text records for nearly 80,000 works of art dating from early apostolic times (ca. A.D. 33) to A.D. 1550. Includes nearly 100,000 images. Disclaimer: approximately 25% of images in the database are currently restricted and cannot be accessed. All other "public images" are available to view.
Collection of primary documents detailing South Asian history as it relates to the British empire, from the establishment of the East India Company to the granting of independence to India and Pakistan.
Full text of all journals published by the Institute of Physics. Includes current issues as well as all back issues.
Detailed histories of U.S. and international companies. Use the search box to find all company profiles available in electronic format. Older volumes are available in Skillman's print reference collection (HD2721 .I63)
Authoritative reference resource covering anthropology and interrelated areas.
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.
Multidisciplinary bibliography indexing journal articles and "miscellany volumes" (conference proceedings, essay collections or Festschriften) covering medieval studies in disciplines ranging from history to languages to art and music.
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 collection of the back issues of scholarly journals, plus some current subscriptions and books from a variety of academic publishers. The most recent 3-5 years of most journals are not included in JSTOR. (Alums can access JSTOR archival journals by signing in under "Lafayette College Alumni Access" on JSTOR's institution search page.)
Streaming video platform containing over 27,000 documentaries, feature films, and training videos. Includes such producers as the Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, Kino Lorber, and the Media Education Foundation.
Handbook describing the chemical and engineering principles underlying the chemical process industry; chapters cover specific segments of the industry.
Database of Japanese sources, including Asahi Shimbun, a major Japanese newspaper, from 1879-present (Full-text searching is available only from 1985 on). Also includes two weekly magazines, AERA and Shukan Asahi; a historical photo archive of 10,000 photos mostly taken in Asia during World War II; the pictorial magazine Asahi Graph (1923-45); two reference sources: Who's Who database and Dictionary Chiezo; and an English language news database.
Database providing technical data and information from hundreds of engineering reference sources, including handbooks, material and chemical property data, and interactive interactive elements such as graphs, equations, and tables. 10 subject areas covered: Chemistry & Chemical Engineering; Civil Engineering & Construction Materials; Engineering Management & Leadership; Environment & Environmental Engineering; Food Science; General Engineering & Project Administration; Industrial Engineering & Operations; Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering; Oil & Gas Engineering; Process Design, Control, and Automation; Sustainable Energy & Development; Transportation 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.
Digital newspaper collection of 13 newspapers covering the years of transition from imperial rule to the establishment of the People’s Republic of China. Searchable in Chinese only.
Collection of digitized Latin American newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Features titles from across South and Central America as well as parts of the Caribbean and Africa. Most of the content is in Spanish, with some in Portuguese or English.
Website providing scholarly law journals, comprehensive news and analysis across many legal topics, surveys and rankings of global law firms, market reports, and data and statistics.
Database of information on members of Congress and staff that offers information such as biographies, contact details, legislative issues covered, participation in committees and caucuses, planned town halls and more. Includes disclosure information for foreign gifts, travel, and lobbying activities.
Archive of primary sources on the LGBTQ community, including historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals, publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990.
Links to catalogs of area libraries (e.g. Lehigh, Muhlenberg) and some major research libraries (e.g. Princeton, Library of Congress).
Collection of primary sources relating to the history and culture of the United States from the Library of Congress.
Digitized cover-to-cover archive of Life, an important photojournalism magazine. Includes advertisements as well as articles.
"Digital resource that mirrors the renowned Loeb print collection, showcasing more than 520 volumes of Latin, Greek, and English epic and lyric poetry; tragedy and comedy; history, travel, philosophy, and oratory; the great medical writers and mathematicians. The online interface allows readers to browse, search, bookmark, annotate, and share content."
Electronic edition of The Times of London.
Electronic backfile of the Los Angeles Times from the first issue through 1997.
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.
Growing collection of 15 titles, mainly in Arabic but some English and/or French as well. When complete will cover "the decline of colonialism, the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, the Suez Crisis, the Cold War, the rise of the petroleum industry, twentieth-century pan-Arab movements, both World Wars, the establishment of the state of Israel, the Iran-Iraq War, and the recent Arab Spring."
Resource for Virtual Reality content in mental health, including counseling, social work, psychology, and health sciences. Content can be used without any VR hardware.
The full text of the Morning Call, Allentown's local daily newspaper.
Comprehensive stock database that includes company financial data and research reports, data and analyst reports on mutual, closed-end, and exchange-traded funds, and investment tools such as portfolio builders, savings calculators, and risk analyzers.
Interface for simultaneously searching five music listening databases: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.
NHGIS is a data portal for U.S. Census data in both tabular and geospatial formats. It provides access to summary statistics and GIS boundary files for population and agricultural censuses and other nationwide surveys from 1790 through the present. Alternatively, for a user-friendly online mapping interface connected to this same data see Social Explorer.
Full text access to most of Nature publishing group's journals, including current and archival access to Nature and Scientific American.
Audio collection covering classical, jazz, and world music, with particular strength in 20th and 21st century composers. Users can create playlists and can download the free NML iPhone app to listen to their playlists remotely.
Searchable, full-text database of working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Combines the Oxford Modern Critical Editions, Critical Reference Editions, and Authorship Companions for all of Shakespeare's works, including sonnets and other verse. Each work is accompanied by extensive notes and critical commentary, and can be read in the original or modern spelling.
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.
Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2017.
New York Times website. To access articles beyond the 10 per month that NYT makes freely available, use Lafayette's "passes": visit NYTimes.com/passes and use your Lafayette email address to create an account and/or log on. After registering, students have full access through December of their graduation year. Faculty and staff will claim a pass that can be renewed after 4 years.
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.
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).
Provides access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, courtesy of the Internet archive. You can read the books page-by-page in a browser or download them to your device. Here is a brief tutorial on how to use the Open Library.
Searchable online library of freely available college-level textbooks in a variety of disciplines.
Small collection of ebooks and audiobooks that can be download and read on the OverDrive app, a Kindle, or any device that reads the EPUB format. These books tend to be more general interest, less academic in nature than ebooks in our other collections.
Authoritative reference works on art, including Grove Art Online and Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Contains 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.)
Scholarly encyclopedia covering historical, political, theoretical, and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. Includes coverage of world leaders, major historical and current events, organizations, and theories.
Collection of works on Islam and the Islamic world. Includes scholarly encyclopedia articles, Qur'anic materials, and primary sources.
Authoritative reference works on music, including Grove Music Online.
In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of African history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.
In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of American history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.
In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of Asian history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.
In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of climate science. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.
In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of Latin American history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.
Overview articles on topics relating to the study of religion. Written by scholars and peer-reviewed.
Electronic access to over 16,000 books published by Oxford University Press since 1963. Excludes Oxford Reference, Bibliographies, Companions, Handbooks, and Very Short Introductions.
Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
Electronic version of the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 CE to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. Fundamental Latin texts for the study of late antiquity and early modern history.
Electronic index to millions of articles published in over 6,000 periodicals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, covering more than 300 years.
Coverage: 1860 - 2001
Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Philadelphia Inquirer from the first issue through 2001.
Index of books and journals in philosophy and related fields. Includes records for book reviews.
Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from the first issue through 2003.
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
Searchable collection of full-text articles from journals published by academic and scholarly presses.
Cover-to-cover, full image backfiles of the New York Times (1851-2017), Chicago Tribune (1849-1998), Los Angeles Times (1881-1997), Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003), Wall Street Journal (1889-2004), and Washington Post (1877-2004).
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.
Database of biomedical and life sciences journal articles. From the National Institutes of Health.
Index of articles published in many different popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.
Indexes the scholarly literature of music from Amadeus to Zevon.
Rock reviews, articles, and interviews from the 1960s to the present.
Coverage: 1935 to present
Database of U.S. national public opinion surveys. From The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.
Core reference work covers Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental, and contemporary philosophy.
Collection of historical and current state-level data covering health care, crime, education, economy, and many more.
Collection of ebooks from Sage publishers, which has a strong collection in the social sciences and research methods. Includes handbooks, encyclopedias and textbooks as well as scholarly monographs.
Digitized 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. For color versions of those maps, see the collection hosted by Penn State's map library. For Sanborn Maps in areas other than Pennsylvania, see Sanborn Maps from the Library of Congress.
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 features to search by drawing chemical structures and for analysis/synthesis prediction.
Online collection of scholarly essays in Shakespeare studies and production. This resource is fully searchable across volumes or can be browsed by theme, volume, author, etc
Vast collection of documents relating to the global slave trade and subsequent abolition efforts and social justice movements. Documents include manuscripts, court records, maps, lists of slaves and ships' logs, books, statistics, and many types of images.
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.
Online application for locating and mapping US Census data and other demographic resources. Maps created on Social Explorer can be exported as images. To download the data itself in tabular and GIS formats see National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS).
Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text
Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 2001.
Database of research funding opportunities with information on over 40,000 grants and foundations, including all federal agencies
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 the present.
Database of business and investment information, including company profiles, financial data, and stock, bond, and mutual fund reports. Includes S&P's Industry Surveys and Register of Corporations.
Collection of digitized British government records from the National Archives of the UK. These full-color manuscript scans cover the reigns of George I and George II, and part of the reign of George III. The content details the inner workings of the government during such major events as the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745, the Seven Years' War, and the majority of the American Revolutionary War.
Statistics and studies gathered by market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, and government sources on over 600 industries
Compendium of U.S. economic, social, and political data. A good first stop when you're looking for statistics.
Streaming access to major motion pictures for educational purposes only. This link will allow instructors to request films for classes (login required) and allow all other users to access those films that have been licensed.
Digital archive of papers from two key East India Company employees. The papers cover the transfer of power from the Mughal Empire to the British Empire, including battles, hiring of Indians, and how these employees and their compatriots viewed the events taking place.
Digitized cover-to-cover archive of weekly newsmagazine Time.
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.
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.
Digital maps covering a variety of US Census demographic categories, plus GIS data in vector boundary files for spatial aggregations of tabular census data at all levels of the census hierarchy.
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.)
Online dictionary with over 400 entries covering a wide range of topics on the study of religion, including those from adjacent disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, historiography, theology, philology, literary studies, psychology, philosophy, cultural studies, and political sciences.
Electronic backfile of the Wall Street Journal from the first issue through 2004.
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 2004.
The Washington Post website access. Note: this subscription does not allow for access through the TWP mobile app.
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. Includes citation metrics and funding information.
Reference source covering gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies.
Collection of journals and books from Wiley-Blackwell publishers covering life, health, and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.
Archive of primary sources documenting movements for women's rights throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, including movements for suffrage and reproductive rights.
Archive containing cover-to-cover, color issues of 11 of the leading women's interest magazines from the 19th century through the 21st: Better Homes and Gardens, Chatelaine, Cosmopolitan, Essence, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, Redbook, Seventeen, WIN News, and Women's Day.
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.
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.
Digital archive of The Yomiuri Shimbun, the leading Japanese daily newspaper. Covers the years 1874-present, and includes The Japan News, the English-language version of The Yomiuri Shimbun, from 1989-present.
Citation management tool that lets you easily collect references (and PDFs), organize them, and generate bibliographies.