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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.
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.
Searchable full-text archives of major twentieth-century American magazines. Includes: The Atlantic (1847-2014), [Bloomberg] Businessweek (1929-2000), Ebony (1945-2014), Forbes (1917-2000), Fortune (1930-2000), LIFE (1936-2000), The Nation (1865-2020), The New Republic (1914-2020), People (1974-2000), and Time (1923-2000).
Traditional legal materials (reported cases, statutes, government regulations, academic law reviews, commercially produced law journals and magazines, and classic treatises), historical, governmental, and political documents, legislative debates, legislative and executive branch reports, world constitutions, international treaties, and reports and other documents of international organizations.
A video library dedicated to teaching the practice and theory of scientific experiments through engaging and easy-to-understand visual demonstrations.
Every major book printed in North America about Native Peoples (1645-1819), including more than 1,600 publications about the relationship between Native Americans and European settlers, featuring text exploration tools, author biographies, and suggested search paths for easy browsing and discovery.
18 historical magazines devoted to religious topics: Advent, America, BR, Catholic World, Islamic Horizons, Islamica, National Catholic Reporter, Plain Truth, The Pope Speaks, Presbyterian Outlook, Protestant Truth, Quest, Sikh Courier International, Sikh Messenger, Sojourners Magazine, Spiritual Life, U.S. Catholic, and UU World.
(Searches through citations and the full text)
The new, updated version of SciFinder Scholar. Find chemical and related scientific information. FIRST TIME USERS must register to search this database here. More information on SciFinder access is available here.
Contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition) from 1892 to the present day.