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Bibliothèque nationale de France digital library of texts and images from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. Although the emphasis is on Francophone culture, classic works from other countries are also available, in their original language or in translation. Choose the Recherche button to search the collection by title, author, subject or keyword.


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, Index

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


Search engine for scholarly materials including journal articles. Be sure to use WebBridge to link to Lafayette's resources. Note: if accessing from off-campus, go to "Scholar Preferences" and search "Library Links" for "Lafayette." Check "Lafayette College - Lafayette WebBridge" to make WebBridge appear in search results.


Coverage: 1976-present.

Index of U.S. government documents published by the Government Printing Office.


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


Coverage: 1970s-present

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


Database describing a wide variety of print and online reference sources. From the American Library Association.