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Research Databases & Digital Collections

Find library databases and digital collections that will help you in your research.

During the COVID-19 pandemic many publishers are offering trial access to their online resources. The library may set up limited trial access for some of these resources. Each trial is established with the understanding that due to budget considerations, access will end when the free trial period is over. ~Brad Schaffner, College Librarian


New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Art Magazine Collection Archives This link opens in a new window
ANTIQUES, ARTnews and Art in America — covering contemporary art, visual art, fine arts and more.
Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): EBSCOhost Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection: Series 1 and 2;latino;latina;latinx;arte publico hispanic historical collection;
Digital collection of historical content pertaining to U.S. Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture.
Blue Chip Economic Indicators This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): Vital Law; vitallaw
Analysts' forecasts of the U.S. economic outlook. Searchable PDFs of past and current issues. **To access VitalLaw, you must register to create a user ID and password.
Alternate Name(s): Empire & Commonwealth Periodicals
Periodicals concerning the 20th-century history of the British Empire, decolonization, and the history and culture of former colonies. Coverage ranges from the late-19th century to the 21st.
Dialnet This link opens in a new window
Bibliographic citation database from the Universidad de La Rioja.
Digital Library of the Middle East This link opens in a new window
The Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME) offers free and open access to the rich cultural legacy of the Middle East and North Africa by bringing together collections from a wide range of cultural heritage institutions. Developed by an engineering team from CLIR and Stanford Libraries, the platform federates and makes accessible data about collections from around the world.
Life at Sea This link opens in a new window
Focus on the individual experiences and personal narratives of seafarers. From journals and memoirs to ships’ logs and court records, the lives of ordinary seamen, merchants, whalers and pirates can be explored.
MIT Press Direct This link opens in a new window
Alternate Name(s): MIT Press Direct to Open, MIT Press D2O
Ebooks with key subject areas covered in the complete collection include art and architecture, biomedical sciences, business and finance, computer science, cognitive science, design, education, environment, game studies, humanities, information science, linguistics, neuroscience, new media, philosophy, and social sciences.