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Most Common Databases
JSTOR [http://www.jstor.org/] – full text back issues of over 800 important journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. In addition to General Arts & Sciences collections, the Library subscribes to the specialized Ecology & Botany, Health & General Sciences, and Ireland collections, as well as 19th Century British Pamphlets.
Project MUSE [http://muse.jhu.edu/] – Full text access to over 300 high quality journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
ProQuest [http://search.proquest.com.ezp-00vi9.lirn.net/index] – A collection of databases with many full-text articles across all subject areas. Includes ABI/Inform Business databases, Proquest Psychology Journals and the Proquest Research Library. The Library accesses this resource through our subscription to LIRN. For access, please obtain the password at the reference desk.
Academic Search Premier: [http://search.ebscohost.com] - Scholarly, multidisciplinary full-text database, with more than 4,600 full-text periodicals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the full-text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals. For off campus access please contact the reference desk.
Books in Print: [http://www.booksinprint.com.ezp-00vi9.lirn.net/] – Bowker’s Books in Print is a bibliographic database with over 5 million in-print, out-of-print, book, audio book, and video titles. The Library accesses this resource through our subscription to LIRN. For access, please obtain the password at the reference desk.
Britannica Online [http://search.eb.com] – Contains all the articles in the print set of Encyclopedia Britannica with illustrations, videos and multimedia clips, and related statistics databases, as well as Merriam Webster’s dictionaries and thesaurus, and selected journals and magazines.
Career Insider [http://careerinsider.vault.com/wps/portal/careerinsider?parrefer=2404] - Formerly known as The Vault Online Career Library is an online career guidance center containing career guides, company and industry profiles, and intelligence on salaries, interview and hiring practices and advancement opportunities. Users create their own profiles for personalization. In some cases it may require a browser upgrade.
Chicago Manual of Style Online [http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/contents.html] – Fully searchable 15th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style.
Credo Reference: [http://www.credoreference.com.ezp-01.lirn.net/home.do] - General Reference solution for learners and librarians. It includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, and visual aids. The library accesses this resource through our subscription to LIRN. For access, please obtain the password at the reference desk.
eLibrary [http://elibrary.bigchalk.com.ezp-00vi9.lirn.net/elibweb/elib/do/search] – Contains materials on a wide variety of subject areas from newspapers, magazines, books, maps, pictures, audio/video, and TV/radio transcripts. The Library accesses this resource through our subscription to LIRN. For access, please obtain the password at the reference desk.
FirstSearch Databases [http://firstsearch.oclc.org]: Through its membership in local library consortia, the University has access to over 14 bibliographical databases available on FirstSearch on a variety of topics (e.g. ERIC, a guide to published and unpublished sources on education, MEDLINE, an index to articles on all areas of medicine). Log in using the library’s FirstSearch password which can be obtained at the Reference Desk, and click the database tab.
Infotrac [http://find.galegroup.com.ezp-00vi9.lirn.net/menu/commonmenu.do?userGroupName=lirn27516] – A collection of more than 30 databases with many full text articles covering all academic disciplines. This resource also features newspapers, legal and business information, and information on computers. The Library accesses this resource through our subscription to LIRN. For access, please obtain the password at the reference desk.
LexisNexis Academic: [http://www.lexisnexis.com/us/lnacademic] - Full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications.
Oxford English Dictionary: [www.oed.com] – Extensive dictionary of the English language featuring definitions, etymologies, and quotations.
RCL Web [http://www.rclweb.net.ezp-00vi9.lirn.net/HomePage.aspx] – RCL Web is the online version of the new Resources for College Libraries. It is a collection development guide that features recommended titles in 58 curriculum-specific subjects selected by bibliographers and subject specialists. The Library accesses this resource through our subscription to LIRN. For access, please obtain the password at the reference desk.
Art and Music
ARTSTOR: [http://www.artstor.org] – Repository of hundreds of thousands of digital images and related data covering artwork from every period in history.
Naxos Music Library [http://amu.NaxosMusicLibrary.com/] – Extensive collection of online classical music.
Schubertline [http://www.schubertline.co.uk/] – “The online score service for singers,” is a database of hundreds of lieder, songs and arias by great composers. Users can print out scores – which can be transposed into any key – at their computers. The free software “Sibelius Scorch” must be downloaded for the scores to be accessed. Please ask for the password at the Reference Desk.
Classics and Early Christian Literature
Glossarium Mediae et Infimae Latinitatis [http://ducange.enc.sorbonne.fr/] is a free website maintained by the Sorbonne that presents a searchable online edition of Charles Du Cange's glossary of the texts of Medieval authors. It is mostly Latin, but also includes words in European vernaculars (including Old French.) It is not a dictionary, but a guide to difficult and unfamiliar words.
L'Année philologique [http://www.annee-philologique.com/aph/] - Extensive bibliography of over 600,000 records of scholarly work in Classical Studies, published by the Société Internationale de Bibliographie Classique.
Library of Latin Texts [http://www.brepolis.net] – Contains a wide range of classical, patristic, and medieval Latin texts, along with selected modern texts.
The Patrologia Latina Database [http://pld.chadwyck.com/] – An electronic version of the first edition of Jacques-Paul Migne’s Patrologia Latina, containing the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216.
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae [http://www.tlg.uci.edu/] – Contains most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.
International Financial Statistics [http://elibrary-data.imf.org/] – International Monetary Fund database containing statistics from more than 200 countries and areas from 1948 to the present.
National Bureau of Economics Research Working Papers [http://www.nber.org/papers] The National Bureau of Economic Research is the nation's leading nonprofit economics research organization. The Working Papers make results of NBER research available to other economists in preliminary form before final publication.
World Bank Databases [http://data.worldbank.org] – The World Bank is providing open source access to many of its major previously subscription-based databases such as World Development Indicators and Global Development Finance. A list of available databases, with descriptions, can be found at the Data Catalog (http://data.worldbank.org/data-catalog).
History and Political Science
ACLS Humanities E-Book Project [http://www.humanitiesebook.org/] - Ever-growing collection of over 2000 scholarly e-books in the field of humanities. Books can also be accessed directly from the Library catalog.
Historical Statistics of the United States [http://hsus.cambridge.org] – Electronic edition of the 5-volume reference work of quantitative facts from American history.
Iter Bibliography [http://www.itergateway.org/resources] – Contains citations for books, articles, reviews, bibliographies, catalogs, abstracts, discographies, dissertations, and essays pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).
Literature Resources from Gale, including MLA International Bibliography [http://go.galegroup.com.ezp-00vi9.lirn.net/ps/start.do?p=LitRG&u=lirn27516&authCount=1] -Literature Resources from Gale are listed among the Infotrac databases the Library receives from LIRN. They include the Gale Literature Resource Center with full-text scholarly articles from more than 360 academic journals and literary magazines, the Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography, and LitFinder which contains primary literature content, including thousands of full-text poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays. For access, please obtain the password at the reference desk.
Shakespeare Survey Online [http://cco.cambridge.org/] Makes all issues of the Survey available online; each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays.
World Shakespeare Bibliography [http://www.worldshakesbib.org/] – Annotated bibliography of books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1963 and the present.
Philosophy and Theology
Acta Sanctorum Database: [http://acta.chadwyck.com] – A collection of documents examining the lives of saints, organised according to each saint's feast day.
ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials: [http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=rfh] – Combines the ATLA Religion Database with ATLA’s online collection of religion and theology journals. The ATLA Religion Database is an index to over 1.7 million bibliographical records in the fields of religion and theology, including citations of journal articles, book reviews and essays. Full text is provided for more than 290,000 electronic articles and book reviews.
Intelex Past Masters [http://library.nlx.com/] - Contains collections of the works of Augustine, Anselm, and Aquinas in Latin and English.
Philosophy Documentation Center Collection [http://www.pdcnet.org/collection] - The PDC Collection is an online full-text collection of more than 40 philosophy journals, including American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Augustinian Studies and the Review of Metaphysics.
Philosopher's Index: [http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=phl]– Is a bibliographical database produced by the Philosopher’s Information Center. Contains author-written abstracts covering scholarly research in the field of philosophy, published in books and journals since 1940.
Science and Mathematics
MathSciNet [http://www.ams.org/mathscinet/] is an electronic publication offering access to searchable database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature. MathSciNet contains over two million items and includes data from digitized articles dating back to the 1800s.
JSTOR Plant Science [http://plants.jstor.org/] – Provides access to plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials, making them accessible to researchers in other fields and to the general public.
PsycINFO: [http://search.ebscohost.com] - Abstracting and indexing database with more than 3 million records devoted to peer-reviewed literature in the behavioral sciences and mental health. For off-campus access please contact the reference desk.