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General Research Guide
Try these databases first to find journal articles, books, and more.
- Discover: Start here for books, articles & more
Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
- LexisNexis Academic (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
- Academic OneFile (1980 to present)
Full-text articles from all disciplines.
- Academic Search Premier (date coverage varies)
Full-text articles from over 3,600 journals in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and sciences.
- American Periodicals (1740-1940)
Digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 18th and 19th century newspapers and periodicals.
- Book Review Digest (1908 to present)
Reviews of English-language fiction and nonfiction books from U. S., Canadian, and British periodicals.
- Cambridge Companions
Surveys of authors, literary history, culture, and philosophy, all written by scholars.
- Ebook Central
Multidisciplinary e-book collection from leading university presses and academic publishers. (Alumni access)
Full-text backfiles of over two thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. (Alumni access)
- Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (1960 to present)
Index of resources covering all aspects of librarianship
- Project Gutenberg
Full-text collection of over 35,000 public domain books.
- ProQuest Search Platform
Cross-searches all content from the Library's subscribed ProQuest databases
- Readers Guide Retrospective (1890-1984)
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States during the 20th century.
Search thousands of library catalogs for books and more.
Use these encyclopedias and reference works to get started on a topic.