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Audio collection covering classical, jazz, and world music, with particular strength in 20th and 21st century composers. Users can create playlists. Users who download the free NML iPhone app can listen to their playlists remotely.


Coverage: 1973-present

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


From GeoLytics, the NCDB offers normalized Census Tract data from 1970 - 2000 for all urban areas of the country. One can generate custom reports and maps within the NCDB. Files are easily imported into GIS software or other statistical packages for analysis. Note: At present, this resource may only be accessed using Internet Explorer.

Full-text, Reference

Scholarly encyclopedia articles covering all aspects of economics.

Full-text, Reference

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


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.


Coverage: 2008-three months ago

Full image contents of The New York Times. Note that this version of the text is not searchable; you must already know the date of the issue you wish to see.


Coverage: 1851-2010

Cover-to-cover, full image backfile of the New York Times from the first issue through 2010. (For an electronic version of articles from 2011 forward, use LexisNexis Academic.)


New York Times website. To access articles beyond the 10 per month that are freely available, use Lafayette's "passes": visit and use your Lafayette email address to log on. Once you log on, you will have full access to the website for 24 hours.