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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.