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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.

Asian Life in America, Series 1 and 2

Coverage: 18th Century - Present

Collection of nearly 19,000 newspapers covering the experience and impact of Asian Americans as recorded by the American and international news media -- majority of titles are U.S.-based.

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.

Bibliography of the History of Art

Coverage: 1975-2009

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.


Full-Text, Reference

Encyclopedia covering topics related to bioethics, including genetically modified foods, social justice, sustainability, and chemical warfare.


Full-Text, Index

Coverage: 2000-present

Access to collection 1 with over 70 peer-reviewed journals in the life sciences. Coverage for most journals begins in 2000.

Birds of the World

Data, Reference

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.

Blue Chip Economic Indicators

Data, Full-Text
Coverage: Past 3 years plus the current year

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.

Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism

Full-Text, Reference

Scholarly encyclopedia covering all aspects of the Hindu tradition.

Brill's New Pauly Online

Full-Text, Reference

Extensive encyclopedia on the Greco-Roman classical world and its interactions with other cultures in antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

British History Online


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.

British Literary Manuscripts Online


Coverage: 1120-1900

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.

Burney Collection of Newspapers


Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes pamphlets, broadsides, periodicals, and an extensive collection of London newspapers.

Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC)

Data, Reference, Visual Resource

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."

Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920


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.

Caribbean Newspapers, 1718-1876

Coverage: 1718-1876

Digitized collection from the American Antiquarian Society covering over 140 titles from 22 islands -- languages evenly spread among English, Spanish, and French.

Center for Research Libraries Online Catalog


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.

Chicago Manual of Style


Online guide to the most recent editions of the Chicago (or Turabian) citation and formatting style.

Chicago Tribune historical backfile


Coverage: 1849-1998

Electronic backfile of the Chicago Tribune from the first issue through 1998.

China Academic Journals Database


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.

China Data Center


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.

China Film Yearbook


Coverage: 1981-2011

Annual coverage of major Chinese film productions and events, including statistical data.

Chinese Classics and Ancient Books Database 爱如生 基本古籍库


Digitized classical texts from the pre-Qin period to the Republican era, split across 4 subject areas: Philosophy and Science; History and Geography; Art and Literature; and General Works (including encyclopedias). Note: limited to 1 user at a time.

Choice Reviews Online


Coverage: September 1988-present

Brief reviews of books and electronic resources for academic libraries. Also includes all editorial content from Choice magazine.

Chronicle of Higher Education


Newspaper covering higher education.

Clase and Periódica


Index of over 2,500 scholarly social sciences, humanities, and sciences journals in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.

Classical Music Library

Database of classical music plus biographical information on composers.

Cold War Intelligence

Coverage: 1945-2008

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.

Conference Proceedings Citation Index

Coverage: 1990 to present

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.

Contemporary World Music

Audio collection of music from around the world. Includes reggae, worldbeat, Indian classical, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, and more.

CQ Congress Collection

Data, Full-Text

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.

CQ Researcher

Coverage: 1923-present

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.

CQ Supreme Court Collection


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.

Defining Gender

Coverage: 1410-1917

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.

Derwent Innovations Index


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.

Dictionary of African Biography

Full-Text, Reference

Biographical information on the men and women who shaped Africa's history from earliest times to the present.

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro–Latin American Biography

Full-Text, Reference

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.

Dictionary of Irish Biography

Full-Text, Reference

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."

Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources


Searchable dictionary of Medieval Latin vocabulary, focusing on sources from British Medieval Latin texts.

Dictionnaire de la langue française du seizième siècle

Full-Text, Reference

Online edition of Huguet's dictionary of Renaissance French.

Digital National Security Archive


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.

Digital Theatre Plus

Streaming video of British theater productions plus supplementary study and teaching materials.

Dissertations and Theses Global Full Text


Coverage: 1861-present

Index of dissertations and theses (about 60% full text) from institutions in the United States, and more selectively, Canada, Britain, and other European countries. Includes 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.)

Drama Online


Digital collection of play scripts "from Aeschylus to the present day." Plays can be searched by criteria such as theme, genre, setting, and cast size. Includes streaming versions of performances from Shakespeare's Globe and National Theatre.

Early American Imprints


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.

Early American Newspapers I and II

Coverage: 1690-1900 (focus on 1700-1799 and 1820-1860)
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 Series I and Series II.

Early Arabic Printed Books - Religion & Law

Coverage: 1475-1900

Digitized and fully searchable (in both Arabic and English) database of books printed in Arabic from 1475-1900 focusing on religion and law, covering topics such as The Qu'ran, traditions (Hadith), theology, fiqh and statutes, fatwas, and legal rulings. Content is sourced from the British Library.

Early Encounters in North America


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.).

Early English Books Online


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.

East African Newspapers

Coverage: 1943-2003

Collection of 3 English-language newspapers covering post-colonial and contemporary events in the region, with more titles to be added. As of July 2021 titles are: Daily Nation (Kenya), The Ethiopian Herald, and The Monitor (Uganda).

East Asia Image Collection

Visual Resource

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.

Ebony Magazine Archive


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.

Ebook Central


Extensive collection of academic electronic books spanning a variety of disciplines. To read Ebook Central books offline, see instructions for downloading to a laptop/desktop.

EBSCOhost Ebook Collection


Collection of academic electronic books from a variety of publishers.



Coverage: 1886-present

Indexes articles in more than 600 economics journals as well as working papers, books, and dissertations.



Coverage: 1997-present

Full-text of well respected British newsweekly magazine.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online I and II


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.

El Caribe Digital Archive

Coverage: 1956-present

Digitized archive of El Caribe, one of the Dominican Republic's main daily newspapers, covering events in the DR and across the Caribbean region. In Spanish.

Empire Online


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.

Encyclopaedia Islamica

Full-Text, Reference

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.

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Full-Text, Reference

Second edition (2007) of a scholarly encyclopedia covering Jewish history and culture from the time of the Second Temple to the present.

Encyclopaedia of Islam Online

Full-Text, Reference
Authoritative reference source on Islam and the Islamic world. Includes access to the completed second edition, the Glossary and Index of Terms and the in-progress third edition.

Encyclopedia of Adulthood and Aging

Full-Text, Reference

Reference work covering all aspects of adult development and aging.

Encyclopedia of Christianity

Full-Text, Reference

Encyclopedia covering Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context. Originally published 1999-2005.

Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics

Full-Text, Reference

Articles on issues pertaining to the full range of topics in the area of food and agricultural ethics.

Encyclopedia of Greek Tragedy

Full-Text, Reference

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.

Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online


Covers the history of the Jews from 1750 to the 1950s. Translation from the completed encyclopedia in the original German is still in progress.

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World

Full-Text, Reference

Covers the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

Full-Text, Reference
Authoritative encyclopedia articles by scientists covering the biological sciences.

Encyclopedia of Taiwan Studies Online


In-progress encyclopedia covering Taiwanese history, society, culture, economy, politics, and international relations. Note: all 600 entries expected to be completed by end of 2024.

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception Online


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.

Environment Complete

Full-Text, Index

Database covering the journal literature of environmental sciences, including applicable areas of ecology, energy, geography, pollution & waste management, law, public policy, and urban planning.



Coverage: 1966-present

The most comprehensive index to books, articles, conference papers, posters, pamphlets, etc., in the field of education.

Essay and General Literature Index Retrospective


Coverage: 1900-1984

Index of essays published in books and periodicals.

Europa World

Data, Full-Text

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.

Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text

Full-Text, Index

Index of journal articles and books on film and media studies. Includes some full text.

Gale Literature


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.

Gale Primary Sources


Coverage: 1604-2008

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.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online


World music reference database featuring over 700 articles plus associated audio examples, illustrations and photographs, song texts, and score examples.

GeoRef and GeoRef in Process


Indexes the literature of geology, including journals, books, conference proceedings, maps, and USGS reports.


Full-Text, Index

Full-text of scholarly journals in geology integrated with GeoRef, an index of geological literature.

Global Commodities

Data, Full-Text

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.

Global Newsstream

Coverage: 1980s-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.

Google Scholar


Search engine for scholarly materials including journal articles. Be sure to use FullTextFinder to link to Lafayette's resources. Note: if accessing from off-campus, sign in, go to "Settings" and search in the "Library Links" section for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette FullTextFinder" and click save to make FullTextFinder appear in search results.

Grand Dictionnaire universel du 19e siècle


Important French encyclopedia published from 1865-1890. Combines features of a dictionary and encyclopedia, with a substantial number of entries on literature and biography.



Coverage: 1970s-present

Database of scholarly, governmental, and general-interest articles and books covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Coverage: 1935-present

A searchable annotated bibliography of articles, books and reports on Latin America. Produced by the Library of Congress.



Coverage: 1857-1912

Full text of Harper's Weekly with extensive indexing of articles, illustrations, and advertisements.

Hathi Trust Digital Library

Full-Text, Index

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. Students, faculty, staff, and alums can take advantage of enhanced features such as full-PDF downloading by logging in with their NetID.

Hein Online


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.

Hispanic American Newspapers, 1808-1980


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.

Historical Abstracts

Time period covered: 1450 to present; Publication coverage: 1955 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.

Historical Statistics of the United States


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.

Hoover's Online


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.

Humanities and Social Sciences Index Retrospective


Coverage: 1907-1984

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.

IEEE Xplore

Full-Text, Index

Database of all IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) journals, transactions, conference proceedings, and standards, as well as resources from IEEE's "publishing partners."

Imperial Encyclopedia - 標點古今圖書集成


Also known as the Complete Classics Collection of Ancient China, a collection of thousands of years of knowledge covering science, history, the arts, politics, economics, and more, published during the Qing dynasty. Fully searchable, or can be browsed by chapter and section corresponding to the structure of the original texts.

Imperial Russian Newspapers

Coverage: 1782-1918

Collection of digitized, searchable Russian language newspapers covering the 18th through the early 20th centuries.

Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers

Coverage: 1807-1929

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.

Independent Voices


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.

Index of Medieval Art


Database of images and descriptive data related to the iconography of works of art produced between late Antiquity and the sixteenth century. Note: approximately 25% of images in the database are currently restricted and cannot be accessed. All other "public images" are available to view.

India, Raj & Empire

Coverage: 1615-1947

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.

Indigenous Peoples of North America

Coverage: 16th C. - 1986

Large collection of primary sources split into two parts. Part I covers the documented history, sociology, and culture of Indigenous peoples across the US and Canada from the age of invasion and colonization through western settlement and forced displacement. Part II presents the record and sometimes-troubled history of the Indian Rights Association, an organization founded by White philanthropists that attempted to advocate for Indigenous rights.

Institute of Physics Electronic Journals


Full text of all journals published by the Institute of Physics. Includes current issues as well as all back issues.

International Directory of Company Histories


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)

International Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Full-Text, Reference

Authoritative reference resource covering anthropology and interrelated areas.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences

Full-Text, Reference

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.

International Medieval Bibliography


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.

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

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.

Jazz Music Library

Audio collection covering all types of jazz.

Jet Magazine Archive

Coverage: 1951-2014

Digitized archive of Jet, a weekly magazine covering art, news, politics and other social topics with an African-American focus.


Full-Text, Visual Resource

Searchable collection of the back issues of scholarly journals, books from a variety of academic publishers, and images from art collections. 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.)

Kanopy Streaming

Visual Resource

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.

Kent and Riegel’s Handbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology

Full-Text, Reference

Handbook describing the chemical and engineering principles underlying the chemical process industry; chapters cover specific segments of the industry.


Full-Text, Reference

Database providing technical data and information from hundreds of engineering reference sources, including handbooks, material and chemical property data, and 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.

Lafayette (college newspaper)


Coverage: 1870-present

Searchable full-text database of Lafayette's college newspaper.

Lafayette Digital Repository


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.

Lafayette Library Catalog


Database of books, periodicals, films, and other materials in Skillman and Kirby Libraries.

Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers

Coverage: 1911-1949

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.

Latin American Newspapers, 1805-1922


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.


Data, Reference

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.

LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940


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.

Library catalogs


Links to catalogs of area libraries (e.g. Lehigh, Muhlenberg) and some major research libraries (e.g. Princeton, Library of Congress).

Library of Congress: Digital Collections

Full-Text, Visual Resource

Collection of primary sources relating to the history and culture of the United States from the Library of Congress.

Life Magazine Archive

Coverage: 1936-2000

Digitized cover-to-cover archive of Life, an important photojournalism magazine. Includes advertisements as well as articles.

Loeb Classical Library


"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."

London Times Digital Archive

Coverage: 1785- 2019

Electronic edition of The Times of London.

Los Angeles Times historical backfile

Coverage: 1881-1999

Electronic backfile of the Los Angeles Times from the first issue through 1999.


Coverage: 1940-present

Electronic version of Mathematical Reviews, which indexes and abstracts books and journals covering pure and applied mathematics. Includes indexing of some computer science journals.

MEDLINE via Web of Science


Coverage: 1950-present

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.

Middle Eastern & North African Newspapers


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."

Mindscape Commons

Resource for Virtual Reality content in mental health, including counseling, social work, psychology, and health sciences. Content can be used without any VR hardware.

MLA International Bibliography


Coverage: 1884-present

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. For help searching MLA, see our Search Guide.

Morning Call via ProQuest

Coverage: 1984-present

The full text of the Morning Call, Allentown's local daily newspaper.

Morningstar Investing Center

Data, Full-Text

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.

Music & Performing Arts Online

Interface for simultaneously searching five music listening databases: American Music, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

National Geographic Virtual Archive

Coverage: 1888-2015

Full text, full page archive of National Geographic from the first issue through 2015. Pages have been digitized in color, including advertisements, and has features to browse search by image or browse by issue.

National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)

Data, Gateway

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. Complete


Full text access to most of Nature publishing group's journals, including current and archival access to Nature and Scientific American.

Naxos Music Library

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.

NBER Working Papers


Coverage: 1973-present

Searchable, full-text database of working papers from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

New Oxford Shakespeare Online


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.

New York Academy of Science Archives

Coverage: 1817-present

Digitized archives including the Academy's records, minutes, and memos, as well as the papers of Academy members and Fellows, which include scientific journals and correspondence detailing scientific findings.

New York Review of Books

Coverage: 1963-present

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.

New York Times historical backfile


Coverage: 1851-2019

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2019.

New York


New York Times website. To access articles beyond the 10 per month that NYT makes freely available, use Lafayette's "passes": visit 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.

Nichols Collection of Newspapers

Coverage: 1672-1737

Digital collection of early English news media from the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes an extensive collection of English newspapers as well as pamphlets, broadsides, and periodicals.

OECD Economic Outlook Statistics and Projections

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.

OED: Oxford English Dictionary

Full-Text, Reference

Searchable version of the Oxford English Dictionary, which traces the origins and usage of English words.


Full-Text, Index
Tool that allows you to search across many library databases simultaneously (including the Library Catalog).

Open Library

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.

Open Textbook Library

Full-Text, Gateway

Searchable online library of freely available college-level textbooks in a variety of disciplines.

OverDrive's Libby


Small collection of ebooks and audiobooks that can be downloaded and read on the Libby 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.

Oxford Art Online

Full-Text, Visual Resource

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.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Full-Text, Reference

Scholarly, biographical articles on noteworthy people who inhabited or were connected with the British Isles. (Does not include information on people still living.)

Oxford eBooks

Coverage: 1963-present

Electronic access to books published by Oxford University Press since 1963, excluding most Oxford Handbooks, Companions, Bibliographies, or Very Short Introductions.

Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Full-Text, Reference

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.

Oxford Journals

Full-text of journals from Oxford University Press. Years covered vary by journal.

Oxford Music Online


Authoritative reference works on music, including Grove Music Online.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History


In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of African history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History


In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of American history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Asian History


In depth articles on major topics and trends relating to the study of Asian history. Written (and periodically updated) by scholars and peer-reviewed.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History


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.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

Full-Text, Reference

Overview articles on topics relating to the study of religion. Written by scholars and peer-reviewed.



Coverage: 1993-present

Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Patrologia Latina


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.

Periodicals Index Online


Electronic index to millions of articles published in over 6,000 periodicals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, covering more than 300 years.

Philadelphia Inquirer historical backfile


Coverage: 1860 - 2001

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Philadelphia Inquirer from the first issue through 2001.

Philosopher's Index


Coverage: 1940-present

Index of books and journals in philosophy and related fields. Includes records for book reviews.


Full-Text, Index

Index and open-access repository of philosophical research in journals, books, and open access repositories.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette historical backfile

Coverage: 1786-2003

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from the first issue through 2003.

Platino Educa

Visual Resource

330+ streaming Spanish-language films from Spain and the Americas

Play Index


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.

Political Science Complete


Index of journal articles, books, and conference papers in political science and related fields. Includes a substantial amount of full text.



Current issues (limited to most recent 90 days) of newspapers and magazines in a full color, easy to navigate online display. Publications can be read on a browser or using the PressReader app for phone or tablet.



Coverage: 1993-present

Index of published conference proceedings. For an index of individual papers presented at conferences, see PapersFirst

Project MUSE

Coverage: mid-1990s to present

Searchable collection of full-text articles from journals published by academic and scholarly presses.

ProQuest Historical U.S. Newspapers


Cover-to-cover, full image backfiles of the New York Times (1851-2019), Chicago Tribune (1849-1998), Los Angeles Times (1881-1999), Philadelphia Inquirer (1860-2001), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1786-2003), Wall Street Journal (1889-2011), and Washington Post (1877-2006).



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.

PubMed Central


Database of biomedical and life sciences journal articles. From the National Institutes of Health.

Qurʾānic Studies Online

Full-Text, Reference

Collection of dictionaries, encyclopedia, and concordances relating to the Qur'ān, including Encyclopaedia of the Qur'ān. Also includes collection of early Western Korans.

Readers' Guide Retrospective


Index of articles published in many different popular press magazines from 1890 through 1982.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature


Coverage: 1967-present

Indexes the scholarly literature of music from Amadeus to Zevon.

Rock's Backpages Library


Rock reviews, articles, and interviews from the 1960s to the present.

Roper iPoll Databank

Data, Full-Text

Coverage: 1935 to present

Database of U.S. national public opinion surveys. From The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Full-Text, Reference

Core reference work covers Anglo-American, ethical and political, cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, continental, and contemporary philosophy.

SAGE Data Planet (formerly State Stats)


Collection of historical and current state-level data covering health care, crime, education, economy, and many more.

Sage Knowledge Ebooks


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.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, 1867-1970 - Pennsylvania

Visual Resource

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.


Coverage: 1907-present

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. Also a source for finding prices for chemicals.

Shakespeare Survey Online



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

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

Coverage: 17th C. - late 19th C.

Major collection of primary source material covering the global history of the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery movements. Presented in 4 collections: Debates over Slavery and Abolition; Slave Trade in the Atlantic World; The Institution of Slavery; and Age of Emancipation.

Slavery, Abolition, and Social Justice

Coverage: 1490-2007

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.

Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

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.

Social Explorer

Data, Gateway, Visual Resource

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).

SocINDEX with Full Text


Coverage: 1908-present.

Indexes journal articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Includes a substantial amount of full text

South Asian Newspapers

Coverage: 1850-2010

Open Access collection of 10 newspapers covering the British Raj, independence movements, early statehood and into the present day, across Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Most titles are in English, with one title each in Bengali, Dari, and Nepali.

South China Morning Post historical backfile


Coverage: 1903-2001

Electronic backfile of the South China Morning Post, an English-language newspaper published in Hong Kong, from the first issue through 2001.

Southeast Asian Newspapers

Coverage: 1839-1958

Digital collection of over 60 newspapers primarily from Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. Languages include Vietnamese, English, French, Dutch, and a handful of titles in Filipino, Indonesian, Cebuano, Javanese, and more.

Soviet-Era Ukrainian Newspapers

Coverage: 1899-1939

Digitized collection of 5 newspapers (mostly in Ukrainian, 1 in Russian) covering Ukraine in the early 20th century.


Database of research funding opportunities with information on over 40,000 grants and foundations, including all federal agencies

SPIN database


Coverage: 1929-present

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.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Data, Full-Text

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.

State Papers Online, 18th Century 1714-1782


Coverage: 1714-1782

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

Statistical Abstract of the United States


Compendium of U.S. economic, social, and political data. A good first stop when you're looking for statistics.

Swank Digital Campus

Visual Resource

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.

Taking India, How the Military Established Company Rule, 1752-1774


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.

Time Magazine Archive

Coverage: 1923-2000

Digitized cover-to-cover archive of weekly newsmagazine Time.

TLS Historical Archive

Full-Text, Index
Coverage: 1902-2014

Index and full text of the Times Literary Supplement (London), an important source of reviews of books, plays, and films.

Transitions Online Premium


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.

TRID: The TRIS and ITRD Database


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.

U.S. Census Maps and GIS Data

Data, Gateway

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.

Ulrich's periodicals directory


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.

Value Line Investment Survey (Standard Edition)

Data, Full-Text

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.)

Vocabulary for the Study of Religion


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.

Wall Street Journal historical backfile

Coverage: 1889-2011
Electronic backfile of the Wall Street Journal from the first issue through 2011.

Wall Street Journal via ProQuest


Coverage: 1984-present

Full text of the Wall Street Journal. Includes limited images, charts and tables.

Washington Post historical backfile

Coverage: 1877-2006

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the Washington Post from the first issue through 2006.



The Washington Post website access. Note: to access via the app and/or save stories, please visit our page with instructions on how to create an account.

Web of Science


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.

Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies

Full-Text, Reference

Reference source covering gender, feminist, queer, masculinity, and sexuality studies.

Wiley Online Library


Collection of journals and books from Wiley-Blackwell publishers covering life, health, and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

Women and Transnational Networks

Late 18th Century through 1920s

Collection of serials, books, manuscripts, diaries, reports, and visual materials covering "social reform movements and groups, high and popular culture, literature and the arts, immigration, daily life, women's labor, and religion" through a transnational lens.

Women's Issues and Identities


Archive of primary sources documenting movements for women's rights throughout the nineteenth and twentieth century, including movements for suffrage and reproductive rights.

Women's Magazine Archive

Coverage: 1885-2005

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.

World Databank

Coverage: 1960-present

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.



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.

Yomidas Rekishikan

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.