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Coverage: 1989 to present

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.

Academic Search Premier

Full-Text, Index

Index of basic journals across the disciplines and general interest magazines. Includes full text for many publications.

Academic Video Online (AVON) Premium

Visual Resource

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.

Accessible Archives: African American Newspapers

Coverage: 1827-1855

Full text of African American newspapers from the 19th century.

ACM Digital Library

Full-Text, Index

Coverage: 1947-present

"Full text of every article ever published by ACM and bibliographic citations from major publishers in computing."

African American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2

Coverage: 1827-1998
Collection of digitized newspapers written by and for African-Americans from more than 35 states.

African Newspapers, Series 1 & 2, 1800-1925


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.

Age of Exploration


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.


Coverage: 1875-2018

Archive of Al-Ahram ("the Pyramids"), the major daily Arabic language newspaper published in Egypt.

AM Explorer

Full-Text, Gateway

Tool that allows you to search across a rich collection of primary sources available from publisher Adam Matthew.

America: History and Life

Time period covered: prehistory to present; publication coverage: 1910 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.

America's Historical Newspapers


Interface that allows you to search across four digitized newspaper collections: Early American Newspapers Series 1 and 2, 1690-1900; African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 and Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980.

American Broadsides & Ephemera, 1749-1900

Full-Text, Visual Resource

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.

American Chemical Society Publications


Full text of chemistry and chemical engineering journals published by the American Chemical Society from their first issue to the current issue.

American Music

Database of American roots music, including country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, Indigenous, blues, gospel, and shape note singing. Songs are categorized by historical event as well as musicians, genres, etc.

American National Biography Online

Full-Text, Reference

Scholarly biographical articles on people who have influenced American history and culture. (Does not include information on people still living.)

American Periodicals Series Online


Digitized images from American magazines and journals that originated between 1741 and 1940. Includes general interest magazines, children's publications, women's magazines, and literary and professional journals.

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.

Année philologique


Coverage: 1928-present

Bibliography of works on Greco-Roman antiquity.

Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)

Full-Text, Index
Coverage: 1892-present

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).

Annual Reviews

Full-Text, Index

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.

Anthropology Plus

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.

AP (Associated Press) Stylebook


Online version of the Associated Press' style guide. Includes the ability to create your own custom guide and notes on entries (requires registering a personal account).

APS Journals


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.

Archives Unbound


Collection of specialized document archives. Most cover American history, but there are also collections covering Cuba (Feminism in Cuba), Mexico (Revolution in Mexico), India (Indian Army and Colonial Warfare on the Frontiers of India; The Hindu Conspiracy Cases), and Africa (Evangelism in Africa).

Art & Architecture Complete

Full-Text, Index

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.

Art & Architecture ePortal

Full-Text, Visual Resource

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.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index

Coverage: 1999-present

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.

ARTstor Digital Library

Visual Resource

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. e-Print archive

Coverage: 1991-present

Searchable archive of research papers in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics. Hosted by Cornell University under an agreement with the National Science Foundation.

Asahi Shimbun Cross-Search (formerly Kikuzo II)

Full-Text, Reference, Visual Resource

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.

ASCE Research Library


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 1872 use the ASCE Civil Engineering Database.

ASME Digital Collection

Full-Text, Index

Index of journals, conference proceedings and ebooks from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Contains full-text of all journals.

ASME Standards Collection


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.

ATLA Religion Database

Coverage: 1949-present

Indexes general-interest and scholarly articles, book reviews, book chapters, and theses relating to religious concepts. Emphasis is on Christianity.

Atlantic Magazine Archive

Coverage: 1857-2014

Digitized cover-to-cover archive of The Atlantic, a prominent, longstanding U.S. magazine covering political issues through literary and cultural commentary.