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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.