The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier provides full text for nearly 4,700 publications, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed journals. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles.
An online, full-text archive of complete backfiles of scholarly periodical literature since 1872. Journals are intended to be archival, not current; most are 2-5 years behind the current issues, depending on the journal. Full Text.
The database allows access to both the Science and Social Sciences Citation Indexes. One can locate not only specific articles, but more important explore how specific articles have been treated by the literature in their respective fields. The backfile extends to 1965.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
American Anitiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection - Rich and vast collection of more than 7,500 periodicals detailing American history and culture from the late 17th century through the late 19th century.
Kanopy—the database provides library patrons access to one of the most unique collections of streaming videos in the world (comprising some 30k films) – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. In addition, Kanopy is viewable on your home television via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.
When you search a film title, you may be shown a request form. At this time, we will only be fulfilling film requests from faculty for course-related use. Students that encounter a request form for a film that is needed for course-related use should ask their instructor to make the request on their behalf.
Open Textbook Library (OTL) — Open textbooks are textbooks that have been funded, published, and licensed to be freely used, adapted, and distributed. These books have been reviewed by faculty from a variety of colleges and universities to assess their quality. These books can be downloaded for no cost, or printed at low cost. All textbooks are either used at multiple higher education institutions; or affiliated with an institution, scholarly society, or professional organization.
The SHAFR Guide Online : An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Foreign Relations since 1600 (Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations)—the database offers a near comprehensive 2.1 million-word online bibliography of historical work covering the entire span of U.S. foreign relations.
The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, is considered an essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries and with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate Documents, as well as House and Senate Reports, and much more. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics, including reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.