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Off-Campus Access

All of the commercial databases that the library subscribes to can be accessed from off-campus by Warren Wilson students, staff and faculty.  You will need a username and password to access these resources. Passwords are available by going to this page on myWWC and logging in with your Warren Wilson username and password.

When you click to connect to the database that you want to search, a login box will appear. Enter the username and password obtained from the Moodle page. Once you have established your session, you can move from one database to another without having to re-enter the login information.

Occasionally, the off-campus username and password will be changed; so, if you have trouble logging on in the future, refer back to the Moodle page for the updated information.

If you have any questions, please contact David Bradshaw in the library at 771-3059 or by email at dobrshaw@warren-wilson.edu.

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  • Big Full-Text

    Academic Search Premier

    A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

    Google Scholar

    Provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, etc. You can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions.

    JSTOR – The Scholarly Journal Archive

    Provides complete archives of core scholarly journals, many of which date from the 1800s (and some
    earlier), covering a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The most recent issues of journals are typically not included (usually, there is a 2-5 year gap). Also includes over 30,000 ebooks.

     

    ProQuest Central

    A large multi-purpose full-text resource of magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works. ProQuest Central compiles a wide variety of ProQuest databases covering many subjects in one central platform.

    ScienceDirect

    Provides indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.

    SpringerLink All-Americas Package

    A large collection of around 1,800 full-text and pdf-image academic journals covering the sciences, health and medicine, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Most titles provide coverage from 1997 to the present.

    Wiley Online Library Journal Collection

    Includes nearly 1,400 leading academic journal titles covering the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Coverage for most titles from 1997.

  • E-Books

    ABC-CLIO eBOOK COLLECTION

    Over 3,000 full-text books covering a wide range of subject areas. Includes the series Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century, and Literature in Context.

    ACLS Humanities E-BOOK

    Over 1,700 high-quality titles in the humanities (mostly history).

    Gale Literary Sources

    Includes Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (inc. Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism), Scribner’s Writers, Twayne’s Authors, and literature titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

    This collection of documents is a a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is “the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.”

    eBooks on EBSCOhost

    Over 80,000 electronic books, covering a wide range of subjects.

    Ebook Central

    • Note: This is the collection previously known as Ebrary.

    The “Academic Complete” collection provides over 70,000 ebooks from dozens of trusted academic publishers, covering a wide variety of subject areas. Books may be downloaded onto multiple devices.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    A collection of over 1,200 electronic reference books covering a wide range of topics.

    JSTOR E-Books

    Over 30,000 quality titles covering the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

    MyiLibrary E-Books

    More than 350 online books on a variety of topics, including Language Learning, Medicine and Health, American History, World History, North Carolina History, Literature, Art, Do-It-Yourself, and Criminology.

    NC LIVE Home Grown eBook Collection

    More than 1,200 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers, including UNC Press, Algonquin, and McFarland. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, etc.), and award-winning short fiction and poetry. Books can easily be read online or downloaded to a variety of devices.

    Project Muse Ebooks

    The MUSE book collection includes over 26,000 titles that are particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences and include DRM (Digital Rights Management)-free chapter-level PDFs, with unlimited simultaneous usage, unlimited downloading, and unlimited printing.

    Recorded Books E-Audio Books

    Downloadable audio books, including a variety of popular fiction and classics, as well as nonfiction and biography, business, history, and more. Users will need to create a personal account to download and transfer audiobooks.

    ScienceDirect

    Indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.

    Springer eBook Collection

    5,000 academic titles covering a wide range of disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, life sciences, chemistry, environmental science, and many of the social sciences.

    Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

    Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities.

    Women Working, 1800-1930

    Books, pamphlets, images, and manuscript resources from the Harvard University Library covering work life for women during this period.

  • Online Reference

    AccessScience

    High-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. Includes primary research material, videos and animations, encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. It also includes definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms as well as biographies of well-known scientific figures.

    Credo Reference

    General reference and resource discovery tool that provides access to hundreds of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical information, images, bibliographies, and links to journal articles, books, and online sources.

    Gale Literary Sources

    Includes Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (inc. Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism), Scribner’s Writers, Twayne’s Authors, and literature titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    Biography In Context

    Biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

    Biography Reference Center

    Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 biographies, including the complete run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

    Britannica Online

    Contains the full text of the 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica (both Micropaedia and Macropaedia) and hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, the annual Britannica Book of the Year (since 1993), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.), and more.

    Choice Reviews Online

    The premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

    Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry

    Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin. There are numerous commentaries on individual poems as well as biographies of leading poets.

    Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

    “The most ambitious reference work ever to be published in the biological sciences,” with over 3,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and continually updated articles.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    A collection of over 1,200 electronic reference books covering a wide range of topics.

    Global Plants (from JSTOR)

    Information on more than two million plant specimens. High-resolution images of herbarium specimens accompany each entry; the object viewer allows subscribers to zoom in and take measurements of a specimen. Each entry provides links to relevant journal and book references. Users can save information in a personal profile, MyPlants.

    HeritageQuest

    Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Contains original page images for all documents, over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and other expanding collections.

    Historical Statistics of the United States

    Quantitative facts of American history. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets. Tables include full documentation, sources, and footnotes.

    International Historical Statistics, 1750-2010

    Provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.

    Learning Express Library

    An interactive learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Also includes a Career Center to explore occupations and improve skills.

    Literary Reference Center Plus

    Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts, and several full-length literary reference works.

    Morningstar Library Edition

    Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks.

    National Geographic Magazine Archive

    The complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, including every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface, from 1888-1994.

    Oxford Art Online

    Comprehensive reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes: Grove Art Online,The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

    Oxford English Dictionary Online

    The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.

    Oxford Music Online

    A gateway to excellent music reference sources, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.

    Oxford Reference Premium

    A collection of quality Oxford reference titles, from core dictionaries to more in-depth, single-volume encyclopedias and other research companions. A great starting point for beginning research in a wide variety of areas.

    Polling the Nations

    A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present.

    ReferenceUSA

    A business and consumer research platform that helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. Modules include: US Businesses, US White Pages, US Healthcare, Canadian Businesses, Canadian White Pages, US New Businesses, US New Movers/New Homeowners, US Consumers/Lifestyles, and US Jobs/Internships.

    Sanborn Maps – North Carolina

    Provides access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities. Users can easily manipulate the maps and compare maps from different years (from 1867-1970). These maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

    SimplyMap

    A mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Explore historical census data to understand how regions change over time and use estimates and projections to analyze current and future trends.

    Statesman’s Yearbook

    192 country profiles cover every important area: political parties and leaders, population, economics, climate, natural resources, military capabilities, education and legal systems, culture and communications, health and environment, and international affairs. Includes coverage of world events, biographies of key figures, and special profiles of regions, states, and cities.

    Statistical Abstract of the United States

    Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

    World Data Analyst

    Comprehensive statistics on every nation of the world (from Britannica Online). Perform statistical comparisons between countries or explore changes over time. Results can be placed in charts or graphs or exported to a spreadsheet.

  • General

    ArchiveGrid

    Descriptions of historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Types of materials include birth and death records, ship logs, cemetery records, and more.

    Biography In Context

    Biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

    Biography Reference Center

    Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 biographies, including the complete run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

    Choice Reviews Online

    The premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

    Chronicle of Higher Education Online

    News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest print issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV’s, salary databases, and more.

    CQ Researcher

    A good place to begin research on current topics. The weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, full-text articles, pros and cons, and more. Users may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles using words, dates or other criteria.

    CQ Weekly

    Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, etc.

    Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

    This collection of documents is a a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is “the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.”

    Early Encounters in North America

    Primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

    Learning Express Library

    An interactive learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Also includes a Career Center to explore occupations and improve skills.

    Life Magazine Archive

    Fully searchable, cover to cover page images of the magazine, from issue #1 in 1936 to 05/01/2000.

    North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

    Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. Also includes more than 1,500 biographies.

    North Carolina Periodicals Index

    Provides access to selected articles in over 40 periodicals published in NC, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. Coverage for most titles began in 1992; includes abstracts.

    Oxford Reference Premium

    A collection of quality Oxford reference titles, from core dictionaries to more in-depth, single-volume encyclopedias and other research companions. A great starting point for beginning research in a wide variety of areas.

    PapersFirst

    Index of papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library.

    Points of View Reference Center

    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Useful as a guide for debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.

    Polling the Nations

    A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present.

    ProceedingsFirst

    Citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library.

     

    Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

    One of the classic reference sources providing coverage of mainstream magazines goes online, offering full coverage of the original paper volumes, providing indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines.

    ReferenceUSA

    A business and consumer research platform that helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. Modules include: US Businesses, US White Pages, US Healthcare, Canadian Businesses, Canadian White Pages, US New Businesses, US New Movers/New Homeowners, US Consumers/Lifestyles, and US Jobs/Internships.

    Sanborn Maps – North Carolina

    Provides access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities. Users can easily manipulate the maps and compare maps from different years (from 1867-1970). These maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

    SimplyMap

    A mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Explore historical census data to understand how regions change over time and use estimates and projections to analyze current and future trends.

    Smithsonian Magazine Archive

    Vibrant photos and articles take a dynamic approach in exploring modern and historic perspectives covering history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. The archive covers from April 1970 – December 2010 and includes complete issues from that time period. (Note: other databases offer coverage of current issues).

    Statistical Abstract of the United States

    Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

    Time Magazine Archive

    Fully searchable, cover to cover page images of the magazine, from issue #1 in 1923 to 12/26/2000.

    WorldCat

    Catalog of several million books, serials, audiovisual media, maps, archives/manuscripts, scores, and computer files owned by libraries around the world. Requests for materials not available at WWC can be made here.

    WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

    A subset of the larger WorldCat database that includes records for all cataloged dissertations, theses and published material based on theses and dissertations.

    World Data Analyst

    Comprehensive statistics on every nation of the world (from Britannica Online). Perform statistical comparisons between countries or explore changes over time. Results can be placed in charts or graphs or exported to a spreadsheet.

  • Arts & Humanities

    ACLS Humanities E-BOOK

    Over 1,700 high-quality titles in the humanities (mostly history).

    Gale Literary Sources

    Includes Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (inc. Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism), Scribner’s Writers, Twayne’s Authors, and literature titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    Art & Architecture Complete

    Provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. Includes an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

    ARTstor

    A repository of approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. The collections cover a wide variety of civilizations, time-periods, and media. ARTstor’s software tools support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

    Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

    This collection of documents is a a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is “the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.”

    Early Encounters in North America

    Primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

    Historical Statistics of the United States

    Quantitative facts of American history. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets. Tables include full documentation, sources, and footnotes.

     

    Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

    Provides indexing for important humanities-related content from nearly 800 periodicals. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 – March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965–March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 — March 1984.

    North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

    Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. Also includes more than 1,500 biographies.

    Oxford Art Online

    Comprehensive reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes: Grove Art Online,The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

    Oxford Music Online

    A gateway to excellent music reference sources, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.

    Philosopher’s Index

    Covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Includes research published since 1940, covering more than 1,500 journal titles. Links to full articles are provided when available.

    Project Muse Ebooks

    The MUSE book collection includes over 26,000 titles that are particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences and include DRM (Digital Rights Management)-free chapter-level PDFs, with unlimited simultaneous usage, unlimited downloading, and unlimited printing.

    ProQuest Religion

    Coverage of religious affairs and religious thinking from top periodicals in the field. Includes the full text of almost 100 journals.

    Wiley Online Library Journal Collection

    Includes nearly 1,400 leading academic journal titles covering the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Coverage for most titles from 1997.

  • Business & Econ

     

    Business Source Complete

    Provides access to abstracts and indexing for thousands of titles, plus searchable full text for more than 8,800 business periodicals.

    Entrepreneurial Studies Source

    Provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business, with information from periodicals, reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.

    LexisNexis Academic

    Newspapers (US and international), legal cases and law reviews, and company profiles. Users can search those categories separately or search the entire database at once. “Research Guides” are available to assist with search questions.

    Morningstar Library Edition

    Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks.

    NC LIVE Business Portal

    Provides important business information and tools for entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners.

    NC LIVE Career & Job Information Center

    A good starting point for those who are job hunting or looking to jump start their careers. Includes information on letter-writing and resumes, interviewing and more.

    ReferenceUSA

    A business and consumer research platform that helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. Modules include: US Businesses, US White Pages, US Healthcare, Canadian Businesses, Canadian White Pages, US New Businesses, US New Movers/New Homeowners, US Consumers/Lifestyles, and US Jobs/Internships.

    Wall Street Journal

    Business and financial news coverage, personal and company profiles, feature reporting, special reports, and regular columns.

  • Education

    Chronicle of Higher Education

    News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest print issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV’s, salary databases, and more.

     

    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

    Contains citations and abstracts of the international journal and report literature in education and related fields. Sources include more than 980 journals, educational reports, project descriptions, curriculum guides, and dissertations, with links to many full-text documents.

    LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    An international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.

    Teacher Reference Center

    Indexes titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.

  • Health & Medicine

    Annual Reviews

    Articles that synthesize the primary research literature in 43 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Our coverage extends back to 1996.

    Health Source: Consumer Edition

    Provides consumer oriented information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Provides more than 400 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.

    Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine

    Provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.

    PsycArticles

    The full-text article database from the American Psychological Association. Includes the full text of around 80 journals and provides access to the full run of each journal from v. 1 to the present.

    PsycInfo

    The standard resource for professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines. Provides abstracts for journals, books and dissertations. Covers around 2,500 journals dating back to the 1800s.

    PubMed (MEDLINE)

    A bibliographic database from the National Library of Medicine that contains references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. The database contains citations from 1950 to the present, with some older material. PubMed Central is the free full-text subset of PubMed.

    PubMed Central

    An archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature. PubMed Central is a subset of the larger PubMed citation and abstract database.

    ScienceDirect

    Provides indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.

    SpringerLink All-Americas Package

    A large collection of around 1,800 full-text and pdf-image academic journals covering the sciences, health and medicine, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Most titles provide coverage from 1997 to the present.

  • History

    ACLS Humanities E-BOOK

    Over 1,700 high-quality titles in the humanities (mostly history).

    African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998

    Provides full-image articles from approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states, chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience.

    America: History & Life

    Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Together with Historical Abstracts, these are the best and most complete history indexes we have; citations include abstracts.

    American Civil War: Letters & Diaries

    Almost 100,000 pages of primary materials, including memoirs, letters and diaries.

    American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

    A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

    ArchiveGrid

    Descriptions of historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Types of materials include birth and death records, ship logs, cemetery records, and more.

    Biography In Context

    Biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

    Biography Reference Center

    Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 biographies, including the complete run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    This Library of Congress site provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Full text images of newspapers cover from 1836-1922. The site also includes a newspaper directory, covering 1690-present. See http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/about/ for more info.

    Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

    This collection of documents is a a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is “the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.”

    Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876)

    More than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia, offering over a million and a half fully searchable page images from the original papers.

    Early Encounters in North America

    Primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

    European Views of the Americas

    Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography respected by scholars worldwide. A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

    Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

    Part of Gale Publishing’s “Archives Unbound.” Black Americans of all political persuasions were subject to federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution. A perusal of FBI case files for this period persuasively argues that black activism was one of the major preoccupations and targets of the federal investigatory network.

    HeritageQuest

    Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Contains original page images for all documents, over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and more.

    Historical Statistics of the United States

    Quantitative facts of American history. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets. Tables include full documentation, sources, and footnotes.

     

    Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

    Provides indexing for important humanities-related content from nearly 800 periodicals. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 – March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965–March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 — March 1984.

    International Historical Statistics (1750-2010)

    Provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.

    Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia

    Part of Gale Publishing’s “Archives Unbound.” Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, this collection chronicles the Appalachian past. Along the way, it explores Appalachia’s contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart. Throughout the collection, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

    National Geographic Magazine Archive

    The complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, including every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface, from 1888-1994.

    New York Times Historical

    Full-image articles of the newspaper back to the very first issue in 1851 up through 2009.

    North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

    Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. Also includes more than 1,500 biographies.

    North Carolina Newspapers

    Includes full page images from student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina, dating back to 1824.

    Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

    One of the classic reference sources providing coverage of mainstream magazines goes online, offering full coverage of the original paper volumes, providing indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines.

    Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

    More than five million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from multiple countries.

    Smithsonian Magazine Archive

    Vibrant photos and articles take a dynamic approach in exploring modern and historic perspectives covering history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. The archive covers from April 1970 – December 2010 and includes complete issues from that time period. (Note: other databases offer coverage of current issues).

    Times (London) Digital Archive: 1785-2011

    Online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785.

    Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

    Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities.

    Women Working, 1800-1930

    Books, pamphlets, images, and manuscript resources from the Harvard University Library covering work life for women during this period.

  • Language Learning

    Mango Languages

    Online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. There are also several ESL modules. You first need to register a personal account to use Mango. Go to “Create a Profile” and enter your email address and make up a password. Then, you are all set and can use Mango on campus or off campus.

    Pronunciator Language Learning

    Provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

  • Literature

    African-American Poetry (1750-1900)

    Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    American Poetry (1600-1900)

    Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

    Gale Literary Sources

    Includes Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (inc. Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism), Scribner’s Writers, Twayne’s Authors, and literature titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry

    Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin. There are numerous commentaries on individual poems as well as biographies of leading poets.

    English Poetry (600-1900)

    Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.

    Faber Poetry Library

    A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, covering the seventy year history of this major publishing house. The Faber list includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath.

     

    Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

    Provides indexing for important humanities-related content from nearly 800 periodicals. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 – March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965–March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 — March 1984.

    Literary Reference Center Plus

    Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts, and several full-length literary reference works.

    MLA International Bibliography

    The Modern Language Association International Bibliography indexes 3,000 English language and foreign periodicals as well as books, book chapters, essay collections, and dissertations. Its subject matter includes critical works on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

    20th Century African-American Poetry

    Poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Presently includes over 6,000 poems from over 100 complete editions by 46 poets.

    20th Century American Poetry

    Modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.

    20th Century English Poetry

    Provides an overview of poetry written in the 20th century by both established and emerging writers.

  • News

    African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998

    Provides full-image articles from approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states, chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience.

    Chronicle of Higher Education Online

    News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest print issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV’s, salary databases, and more.

    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    This Library of Congress site provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Full text images of newspapers cover from 1836-1922. The site also includes a newspaper directory, covering 1690-present. See http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/about/ for more info.

    E & E (Environment & Energy) Publishing

    Daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E’s five daily online publications are considered “must-reads” by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The entire site can be searched at once, or users can browse the individual sections: EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E & E Daily, GreenWire, E & E NewsPM, E & E TV, and Reports.

    Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876)

    More than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia, offering over a million and a half fully searchable page images from the original papers.

    Infotrac Newsstand (includes The New York Times current file)

    Indexes and provides full-text access to 2,500 U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as newswire articles, and radio and TV news transcripts. Includes full text access to The New York Times from 1985 – present; selective historic full text from 18 North Carolina based newspapers; and selective current full text to another 15 NC newspapers.

    LexisNexis Academic

    Newspapers (US and international), legal cases and law reviews, and company profiles. Users can search those categories separately or search the entire database at once. “Research Guides” are available to assist with search questions.

    Life Magazine Archive

    Fully searchable, cover to cover page images of the magazine, from issue #1 in 1936 to 05/01/2000.

    New York Times.com

    Warren Wilson has an academic site license to The New York Times web site. This “Group Pass” gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, with the exception of a limitation on the number of articles you can view from the archive period 1923-1980 (to have unlimited access to all archival content back to 1851, it is best to use our New York Times Historical database).

    To activate a one-year license to the site, please READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

    New York Times Historical

    Full-image articles of the newspaper back to the very first issue in 1851 up through 2009.

    Newspaper Source Plus

    Provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers and selective full text for more than 410 U.S newspapers. Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) stories are also included. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio (NPR), etc.

    Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

    Full text, searchable collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end.

    North Carolina Newspapers

    Includes full page images from student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina, dating back to 1824.

    Time Magazine Archive

    Fully searchable, cover to cover page images of the magazine, from issue #1 in 1923 to 12/26/2000.

    Times (London) Digital Archive: 1785-2011

    Online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785.

    Wall Street Journal

    Business and financial news coverage, personal and company profiles, feature reporting, special reports, and regular columns.

  • Primary Documents

    African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998

    Provides full-image articles from approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states, chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience.

    American Civil War: Letters & Diaries

    Almost 100,000 pages of primary materials, including memoirs, letters and diaries.

    American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

    A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

    ArchiveGrid

    Descriptions of historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Types of materials include birth and death records, ship logs, cemetery records, and more.

    Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    The largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality, enables scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research.

    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    This Library of Congress site provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Full text images of newspapers cover from 1836-1922. The site also includes a newspaper directory, covering 1690-present. See http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/about/ for more info.

    Digital Library of Appalachia

    Provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. The contents of the DLA are drawn from special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries, including appalachian music recordings from WWC.

    Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

    This collection of documents is a a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is “the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.”

    Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876)

    More than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia, offering over a million and a half fully searchable page images from the original papers.

    Early Encounters in North America

    Primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

    European Views of the Americas

    Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography respected by scholars worldwide. A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

    Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

    Part of Gale Publishing’s “Archives Unbound.” Black Americans of all political persuasions were subject to federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution. A perusal of FBI case files for this period persuasively argues that black activism was one of the major preoccupations and targets of the federal investigatory network.

    Global Plants (from JSTOR)

    Information on more than two million plant specimens. High-resolution images of herbarium specimens accompany each entry; the object viewer allows subscribers to zoom in and take measurements of a specimen. Each entry provides links to relevant journal and book references. Users can save information in a personal profile, MyPlants.

    HeritageQuest

    Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Contains original page images for all documents, over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and more.

    Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia

    Part of Gale Publishing’s “Archives Unbound.” Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, this collection chronicles the Appalachian past. Along the way, it explores Appalachia’s contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart. Throughout the collection, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

    North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

    Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. Also includes more than 1,500 biographies.

    North Carolina Newspapers

    Includes full page images from student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina, dating back to 1824.

    Sanborn Maps – North Carolina

    Provides access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities. Users can easily manipulate the maps and compare maps from different years (from 1867-1970). These maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

    Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

    More than five million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from multiple countries.

    Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

    Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities.

    Women Working, 1800-1930

    Books, pamphlets, images, and manuscript resources from the Harvard University Library covering work life for women during this period.

  • Religion

     

    Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

    Provides indexing for important humanities-related content from nearly 800 periodicals. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 – March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965–March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 — March 1984.

    Philosopher’s Index

    Covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Includes research published since 1940, covering more than 1,500 journal titles. Links to full articles are provided when available.

    ProQuest Religion

    Coverage of religious affairs and religious thinking from top periodicals in the field. Includes the full text of almost 100 journals.

  • Sciences

    AccessScience

    High-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. Includes primary research material, videos and animations, encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. It also includes definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms as well as biographies of well-known scientific figures.

    AGRICOLA

    Indexes journals, USDA publications, state agricultural experiment station and extension services documents, FAO publications, foreign documents, conference proceedings, books, and audio-visual materials covering agriculture and related subjects.

    Air & Space Magazine Archive

    Covers April/May 1986 – December 2010/January 2011 and includes complete issues from that time period. Encompasses every era of aviation and space exploration.

    American Chemical Society Journal Search

    The ACS journals that we have access to are available full-text online, back to 1996.

    Annual Reviews

    Articles that synthesize the primary research literature in 43 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Our coverage extends back to 1996.

     

    Biological Abstracts

    A leading reference database in the life sciences, providing abstracts to over 4,000 journals. The backfile of Biological Abstracts, covering 1926-1969, was made possible by a donation from the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.

    BioOne

    A full-text aggregation of bioscience research journals focusing on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Our subscription is made possible by the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.

    E & E (Environment & Energy) Publishing

    Daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E’s five daily online publications are considered “must-reads” by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The entire site can be searched at once, or users can browse the individual sections: EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E & E Daily, GreenWire, E & E NewsPM, E & E TV, and Reports.

    Early Encounters in North America

    Primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

    Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

    “The most ambitious reference work ever to be published in the biological sciences,” with over 3,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and continually updated articles.

    Environment Complete

    Coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Contains full text for more than 920 journals, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc.

     

    Global Plants (from JSTOR)

    Information on more than two million plant specimens. High-resolution images of herbarium specimens accompany each entry; the object viewer allows subscribers to zoom in and take measurements of a specimen. Each entry provides links to relevant journal and book references. Users can save information in a personal profile, MyPlants.

    GreenFILE

    Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

    Nature.com Complete

    Provides a large suite of content from Nature Publishing, including access to the journal Nature, from the current issue back to the first issue in 1869, as well as access to the Scientific American archive back to the first issue in 1845. Also includes the 2,500 issues in the Supplement and Builders Collections.

    In all, provides online access to more than 80 journals, including all archived content, incorporating a wide variety of titles across the life, physical and clinical sciences.

    View the full list of titles.

    PubMed (MEDLINE)

    A bibliographic database from the National Library of Medicine that contains references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. The database contains citations from 1950 to the present, with some older material. PubMed Central is the free full-text subset of PubMed.

    PubMed Central

    An archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature. PubMed Central is a subset of the larger PubMed citation and abstract database.

    Sanborn Maps – North Carolina

    Provides access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities. Users can easily manipulate the maps and compare maps from different years (from 1867-1970). These maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

    ScienceDirect

    Indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.

    Science in Context

    Includes reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

    Scientific American Magazine Archive, 1948-2005

    A long-running premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Readers turn to it for a deep understanding of how science and technology can influence human affairs and illuminate the natural world. (Note: other databases offer coverage of current issues).

    SciFinder

    The world’s most complete and trusted source of chemical information, from the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”), a division of the American Chemical Society (“ACS”). Researchers can perform searches based on references, reactions, or substances. Results include citing references. Links to full text are provided when available.

    PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FIRST USING SCIFINDER!

    Smithsonian Magazine Archive

    Vibrant photos and articles take a dynamic approach in exploring modern and historic perspectives covering history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. The archive covers from April 1970 – December 2010 and includes complete issues from that time period. (Note: other databases offer coverage of current issues).

    SpringerLink All-Americas Package

    A large collection of around 1,800 full-text and pdf-image academic journals covering the sciences, health and medicine, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Most titles provide coverage from 1997 to the present.

    Wiley Online Library Journal Collection

    Includes nearly 1,400 leading academic journal titles covering the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Coverage for most titles from 1997.

  • Social Sciences

    Annual Reviews

    Articles that synthesize the primary research literature in 43 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Our coverage extends back to 1996.

    AnthroSource

    Includes current issues for 15 of the American Anthropological Association’s most critical peer-reviewed publications, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

    Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    The largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality, enables scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research.

    CQ Researcher

    A good place to begin research on current topics. The weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, full-text articles, pros and cons, and more. Users may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles using words, dates or other criteria.

    CQ Weekly

    Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, etc.

    Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

    This collection of documents is a a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is “the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.”

    Early Encounters in North America

    Primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

    Historical Statistics of the United States

    Quantitative facts of American history. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets. Tables include full documentation, sources, and footnotes.

    Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

    Provides indexing for important humanities-related content from nearly 800 periodicals. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 – March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965–March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 — March 1984.

    International Historical Statistics

    Provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.

    LexisNexis Academic

    Newspapers (US and international), legal cases and law reviews, and company profiles. Users can search those categories separately or search the entire database at once. “Research Guides” are available to assist with search questions.

    Military and Government Collection

    Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, and news weeklies.

    Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia

    Part of Gale Publishing’s “Archives Unbound.” Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, this collection chronicles the Appalachian past. Along the way, it explores Appalachia’s contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart. Throughout the collection, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

    National Geographic Magazine Archive

    The complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, including every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface, from 1888-1994.

    North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

    Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. Also includes more than 1,500 biographies.

    Points of View Reference Center

    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Useful as a guide for debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.

    Project Muse Ebooks

    The MUSE book collection includes over 26,000 titles that are particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences and include DRM (Digital Rights Management)-free chapter-level PDFs, with unlimited simultaneous usage, unlimited downloading, and unlimited printing.

    PsycArticles

    The full-text article database from the American Psychological Association. Includes the full text of around 80 journals and provides access to the full run of each journal from v. 1 to the present.

    PsycInfo

    The standard resource for professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines. Provides abstracts for journals, books and dissertations. Covers around 2,500 journals dating back to the 1800s.

    ScienceDirect

    Indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.

    SimplyMap

    A mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Explore historical census data to understand how regions change over time and use estimates and projections to analyze current and future trends.

     

    SpringerLink All-Americas Package

    A large collection of around 1,800 full-text and pdf-image academic journals covering the sciences, health and medicine, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Most titles provide coverage from 1997 to the present.

    Statesman’s Yearbook

    192 country profiles cover every important area: political parties and leaders, population, economics, climate, natural resources, military capabilities, education and legal systems, culture and communications, health and environment, and international affairs. Includes coverage of world events, biographies of key figures, and special profiles of regions, states, and cities.

    Wiley Online Library Journal Collection

    Includes nearly 1,400 leading academic journal titles covering the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Coverage for most titles from 1997.

    Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

    Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities.

    Women Working, 1800-1930

    Books, pamphlets, images, and manuscript resources from the Harvard University Library covering work life for women during this period.

    World Data Analyst

    Comprehensive statistics on every nation of the world (from Britannica Online). Perform statistical comparisons between countries or explore changes over time. Results can be placed in charts or graphs or exported to a spreadsheet.

  • Streaming Video

    Films on Demand

    Thousands of full-length video programs and segments. Collections cover the humanities & social sciences, business & economics, science & mathematics, and health & medicine. Producers of films include: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, NBC, CNBC, ABC, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, and many more.

    Kanopy Streaming Films

    Over 26,000 films from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, etc. Includes documentaries, independents, international films, and more.

    NC LIVE Video Collection

    High quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. The collection covers the sciences, US and world history, biography, current events, the arts, as well as a variety of other subjects. In addition, several educational series for children are included. Includes series such as: American Experience, American Masters, Cyberchase, Frontline, Ken Burns, Liberty’s Kids, and Scientific American Frontiers.

    VAST: Academic Video Online

    Over 20,000 films from dozens of notable producers and distributors, including BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Psychotherapy.net, Filmakers Library, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more. Includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, archival films, and raw footage.

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  • Choose a Letter

    Choose a letter below to expand the list of available databases.

  • A

    A

    ABC-CLIO e-BOOK COLLECTION

    Over 3,000 full-text books covering a wide range of subject areas. Includes the series Daily Life Through History, Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Authors, Historic Events of the 20th Century, and Literature in Context.

    ACLS Humanities E-Book

    Over 1,700 high-quality titles in the humanities (mostly history).

    Academic Search Premier

    A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.

    AccessScience

    High-quality reference material that covers all major scientific disciplines. Includes primary research material, videos and animations, encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. It also includes definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms as well as biographies of well-known scientific figures.

    African American Newspapers Series 1, 1827-1998

    Provides full-image articles from approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states, chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience.

    African-American Poetry (1750-1900)

    Nearly 3,000 poems written by African-American poets in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    Agricola

    Indexes journals, USDA publications, state agricultural experiment station and extension services documents, FAO publications, foreign documents, conference proceedings, books, and audio-visual materials covering agriculture and related subjects.

    Air & Space Magazine Archive

    Covers April/May 1986 – December 2010/January 2011 and includes complete issues from that time period. Encompasses every era of aviation and space exploration.

    America: History & Life

    Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Together with Historical Abstracts, these are the best and most complete history indexes we have; citations include abstracts.

    American Chemical Society Journal Search

    The ACS journals that we have access to are available full-text online, back to 1996.

    American Civil War: Letters & Diaries

    Almost 100,000 pages of primary materials, including memoirs, letters and diaries.

    American Poetry (1600-1900)

    Over 40,000 poems by more than 200 American poets from the Colonial Period to the early twentieth century.

    American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography

    A collection of the life histories of former slaves in the United States compiled through nearly 4,000 interviews with ex-slaves.

    Annual Reviews

    Articles that synthesize the primary research literature in 43 focused disciplines within the Biomedical, Physical, and Social Sciences. Our coverage extends back to 1996.

    AnthroSource

    Includes current issues for 15 of the American Anthropological Association’s most critical peer-reviewed publications, including American Anthropologist, American Ethnologist, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and Medical Anthropology Quarterly.

    Appropriate Technology Library

    A large collection of over 1,000 full-text practical books on village and small community technology. The publications are reviewed in The Sourcebook (with links to the texts) and cover water supply systems, renewable energy, agricultural tools and implements, intensive gardening, forestry, housing, and other topics. Most of the publications are from the 70s and 80s, but are still useful as guides to do-it-yourself technology. Note: this resource is only available when on the local campus network.

    ArchiveGrid

    Descriptions of historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world. Types of materials include birth and death records, ship logs, cemetery records, and more.

    Archives of Sexuality and Gender

    The largest collection available in support of the study of gender and sexuality, enables scholars to make new connections in LGBTQ history and activism, cultural studies, psychology, health, political science, policy studies, and other related areas of research.

    Art & Architecture Complete

    Provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. Includes an Image Collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

    Gale Literary Sources

    Includes Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (inc. Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism), Scribner’s Writers, Twayne’s Authors, and literature titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    ARTstor

    A repository of approximately 300,000 images covering art, architecture and archeology. The collections cover a wide variety of civilizations, time-periods, and media. ARTstor’s software tools support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline.

  • B

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    Biography In Context

    Biographical information on more than one million people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

    Biography Reference Center

    Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 450,000 biographies, including the complete run of Biography Today and Biography Magazine.

     

    Biological Abstracts

    A leading reference database in the life sciences, providing abstracts to over 4,000 journals. The backfile of Biological Abstracts, covering 1926-1969, was made possible by a donation from the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.

    BioOne

    A full-text aggregation of bioscience research journals focusing on the biological, ecological and environmental sciences. Our subscription is made possible by the Eggler Fund, which provides funding for journal resources in biology.

    Britannica Online

    Contains the full text of the 32-volume Encyclopedia Britannica (both Micropaedia and Macropaedia) and hundreds of articles not found in the print Britannica, the annual Britannica Book of the Year (since 1993), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (10th ed.), and more.

     

    Business Source Complete

    Provides access to abstracts and indexing for thousands of titles, plus searchable full text for more than 8,800 business periodicals.

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    Choice Reviews Online

    The premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media, and internet resources of interest to those in higher education.

    Chronicle of Higher Education Online

    News, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. The Chronicle’s Web site features the complete contents of the latest print issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV’s, salary databases, and more.

    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

    This Library of Congress site provides access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages. Full text images of newspapers cover from 1836-1922. The site also includes a newspaper directory, covering 1690-present. See http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/about/ for more info.

    Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry

    Contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin. There are numerous commentaries on individual poems as well as biographies of leading poets.

    CQ Researcher

    A good place to begin research on current topics. The weekly publication covers the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, full-text articles, pros and cons, and more. Users may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles using words, dates or other criteria.

    CQ Weekly

    Coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, etc.

    Credo Reference

    General reference and resource discovery tool that provides access to hundreds of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical information, images, bibliographies, and links to journal articles, books, and online sources.

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    Digital Library of Appalachia

    Provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. The contents of the DLA are drawn from special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries, including appalachian music recordings from WWC.

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    E & E (Environment & Energy) Publishing

    Daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. E&E’s five daily online publications are considered “must-reads” by people who track and influence energy, environmental and climate policy. The entire site can be searched at once, or users can browse the individual sections: EnergyWire, ClimateWire, E & E Daily, GreenWire, E & E NewsPM, E & E TV, and Reports.

    Early American Imprints, Series I. Evans (1639-1800)

    This collection of documents is a a foundation set for research involving early American history, literature, philosophy, religion, and more. Series I. Evans is “the definitive resource for information about every aspect of life in 17th- and 18th-century America.”

    Early American Newspapers, Series I (1690-1876)

    More than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia, offering over a million and a half fully searchable page images from the original papers.

    Early Encounters in North America

    Primary documents (letters, diaries, memoirs, etc.) providing early accounts of North American exploration and discovery. Includes perspectives from Native Americans, Europeans, Americans, and Africans. Also covers the environment of early North America (e.g., prints and illustrations of fauna and flora).

    eBooks on EBSCOhost

    Over 80,000 electronic books, covering a wide range of subjects.

    Ebook Central

    • Note: This is the collection previously known as Ebrary.

    The “Academic Complete” collection provides over 70,000 ebooks from dozens of trusted academic publishers, covering a wide variety of subject areas. Books may be downloaded onto multiple devices.

     

    Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

    “The most ambitious reference work ever to be published in the biological sciences,” with over 3,000 specially commissioned, peer-reviewed and continually updated articles.

    English Poetry (600-1900)

    Essentially the complete English poetic canon from 600 to 1900. Over 165,000 poems by more than 1,250 poets drawn from nearly 4,500 printed sources.

    Entrepreneurial Studies Source

    Provides the latest insight into topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business, with information from periodicals, reference books, case studies, thousands of company profiles and over 600 videos with transcripts and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Series and Vator.TV.

    Environment Complete

    Coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Contains full text for more than 920 journals, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc.

    ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)

    Contains citations and abstracts of the international journal and report literature in education and related fields. Sources include more than 980 journals, educational reports, project descriptions, curriculum guides, and dissertations, with links to many full-text documents.

    European Views of the Americas

    Created from European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed in Europe Relating to the Americas, 1493-1750, the authoritative bibliography respected by scholars worldwide. A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples.

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    Faber Poetry Library

    A collection of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, covering the seventy year history of this major publishing house. The Faber list includes Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Plath.

    Federal Surveillance of African Americans, 1920-1984

    Part of Gale Publishing’s “Archives Unbound.” Black Americans of all political persuasions were subject to federal scrutiny, harassment, and prosecution. A perusal of FBI case files for this period persuasively argues that black activism was one of the major preoccupations and targets of the federal investigatory network.

    Films on Demand

    Thousands of full-length video programs and segments. Collections cover the humanities & social sciences, business & economics, science & mathematics, and health & medicine. Producers of films include: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, NBC, CNBC, ABC, PBS, BBC, National Geographic, and many more.

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    Gale Literary Sources

    Includes Literature Resource Center, Literature Criticism Online (inc. Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism), Scribner’s Writers, Twayne’s Authors, and literature titles from Gale Virtual Reference Library.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    A collection of over 1,200 electronic reference books covering a wide range of topics.

     

    Global Plants (from JSTOR)

    Information on more than two million plant specimens. High-resolution images of herbarium specimens accompany each entry; the object viewer allows subscribers to zoom in and take measurements of a specimen. Each entry provides links to relevant journal and book references. Users can save information in a personal profile, MyPlants.

    Google Scholar

    Provides a simple way to search for scholarly literature from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities, etc. You can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions.

    GreenFILE

    Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.

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    Health Source: Consumer Edition

    Provides consumer oriented information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.

    Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    Provides more than 400 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Includes Stedman’s Medical Dictionary.

    HeritageQuest

    Research materials for tracing family history and American culture. Contains original page images for all documents, over 25,000 books, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and more.

    Historical Statistics of the United States

    Quantitative facts of American history. The fully searchable and downloadable electronic edition permits users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets. Tables include full documentation, sources, and footnotes.

     

    Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984

    Provides indexing for important humanities-related content from nearly 800 periodicals. Includes complete coverage of the following print indexes: International Index: 18 volumes, 1907 – March 1965; Social Sciences & Humanities Index: 9 volumes, April 1965–March 1974; Humanities Index: 10 volumes, April 1974 — March 1984.

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    Infotrac Newsstand (includes The New York Times current file)

    Indexes and provides full-text access to 2,500 U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as newswire articles, and radio and TV news transcripts. Includes full text access to The New York Times from 1985 – present; selective historic full text from 18 North Carolina based newspapers; and selective current full text to another 15 NC newspapers.

    International Historical Statistics (1750-2010)

    Provides key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years.

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    JSTOR – The Scholarly Journal Archive

    Provides complete archives of core scholarly journals, many of which date from the 1800s (and some earlier), covering a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The most recent issues of journals are typically not included (usually, there is a 2-5 year gap). Also includes over 30,000 ebooks.

    JSTOR E-books

    Over 30,000 quality titles covering the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences.

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    Kanopy Streaming Films

    Over 26,000 films from leading producers such as Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, Green Planet Films, etc. Includes documentaries, independents, international films, and more.

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    LearningExpress Library

    An interactive learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help users succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Also includes a Career Center to explore occupations and improve skills.

    LexisNexis Academic

    Newspapers (US and international), legal cases and law reviews, and company profiles. Users can search those categories separately or search the entire database at once. “Research Guides” are available to assist with search questions.

    Life Magazine Archive

    Fully searchable, cover to cover page images of the magazine, from issue #1 in 1936 to 05/01/2000.

    LISTA: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    An international abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists.

    Literary Reference Center Plus

    Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. Includes book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts, and several full-length literary reference works.

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    Mango Languages

    Online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. There are also several ESL modules. You first need to register a personal account to use Mango. Go to “Create a Profile” and enter your email address and make up a password. Then, you are all set and can use Mango on campus or off campus.

    Military and Government Collection

    Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of military titles, trade publications, and news weeklies.

    MLA International Bibliography

    The Modern Language Association International Bibliography indexes 3,000 English language and foreign periodicals as well as books, book chapters, essay collections, and dissertations. Its subject matter includes critical works on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.

    Morningstar Library Edition

    Comprehensive information on mutual funds and stocks.

    Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia

    Part of Gale Publishing’s “Archives Unbound.” Interweaving social, political, environmental, economic, and popular history, this collection chronicles the Appalachian past. Along the way, it explores Appalachia’s contradictory images that have shaped perceptions of the region as both the essence of America and a place apart. Throughout the collection, a wide range of Appalachian voices enlivens the analysis and reminds us of the importance of storytelling in the ways the people of Appalachia define themselves and their region.

    MyiLibrary E-Books

    More than 350 online books on a variety of topics, including Language Learning, Medicine and Health, American History, World History, North Carolina History, Literature, Art, Do-It-Yourself, and Criminology.

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    National Geographic Magazine Archive

    The complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s, including every page and every photograph, all fully searchable through an intuitive interface, from 1888-1994.

    Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine

    Provides high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.

    Nature.com Complete

    Provides a large suite of content from Nature Publishing, including access to the journal Nature, from the current issue back to the first issue in 1869, as well as access to the Scientific American archive back to the first issue in 1845. Also includes the 2,500 issues in the Supplement and Builders Collections.

    In all, provides online access to more than 80 journals, including all archived content, incorporating a wide variety of titles across the life, physical and clinical sciences.

    View the full list of titles.

    NC LIVE Business Portal

    Provides important business information and tools for entrepreneurs, investors, and small business owners.

    NC LIVE Home Grown eBook Collection

    More than 1,200 eBooks from a variety of North Carolina publishers, including UNC Press, Algonquin, and McFarland. Includes popular and scholarly nonfiction, novels (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, mysteries, etc.), and award-winning short fiction and poetry. Books can easily be read online or downloaded to a variety of devices.

    NC LIVE Career & Job Information Center

    A good starting point for those who are job hunting or looking to jump start their careers. Includes information on letter-writing and resumes, interviewing and more.

    NC LIVE Video Collection

    High quality documentary and educational video programs produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation. The collection covers the sciences, US and world history, biography, current events, the arts, as well as a variety of other subjects. In addition, several educational series for children are included. Includes series such as: American Experience, American Masters, Cyberchase, Frontline, Ken Burns, Liberty’s Kids, and Scientific American Frontiers.

    New York Times.com

    Warren Wilson has an academic site license to The New York Times web site. This “Group Pass” gives you unlimited access to all content on the site, with the exception of a limitation on the number of articles you can view from the archive period 1923-1980 (to have unlimited access to all archival content back to 1851, it is best to use our New York Times Historical database).

    To activate a one-year license to the site, please READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

    New York Times Historical

    Full-image articles of the newspaper back to the very first issue in 1851 up through 2009.

    Newspaper Source Plus

    Provides cover-to-cover full text for 149 national & international newspapers and selective full text for more than 410 U.S newspapers. Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) stories are also included. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, National Public Radio (NPR), etc.

    Nineteenth Century US Newspapers

    Full text, searchable collection features publications of all kinds, from the political party newspapers at the beginning of the nineteenth century to the mammoth dailies that shaped the nation at the century’s end.

    North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

    Includes the immediate experiences of 442 women, as revealed in approximately 50,000 pages of diaries and letters spanning more than 300 years. The collection includes one of the most comprehensive bibliographies of women’s diaries and letters yet published. Also includes more than 1,500 biographies.

    North Carolina Newspapers

    Includes full page images from student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina, dating back to 1824.

    North Carolina Periodicals Index

    Provides access to selected articles in over 40 periodicals published in NC, many of which are not indexed elsewhere. Coverage for most titles began in 1992; includes abstracts.

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    Oxford Art Online

    Comprehensive reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts from prehistory to the present day. Includes: Grove Art Online,The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.

    Oxford English Dictionary Online

    The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 2.5 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.

    Oxford Music Online

    A gateway to excellent music reference sources, including Grove Music Online, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music.

    Oxford Reference Premium

    A collection of quality Oxford reference titles, from core dictionaries to more in-depth, single-volume encyclopedias and other research companions. A great starting point for beginning research in a wide variety of areas.

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    PapersFirst

    Index of papers included in every congress, conference, exposition, workshop, symposium, and meeting received at The British Library.

    Philosopher’s Index

    Covers scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy. Includes research published since 1940, covering more than 1,500 journal titles. Links to full articles are provided when available.

    Points of View Reference Center

    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Useful as a guide for debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.

    Polling the Nations

    A compilation of more than 14,000 surveys conducted by more than 700 polling organizations in the United States and more than 80 other countries from 1986 to the present.

    ProceedingsFirst

    Citations of every congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop and meeting received at The British Library.

    Project Muse Ebooks

    The MUSE book collection includes over 26,000 titles that are particularly strong in the humanities and social sciences and include DRM (Digital Rights Management)-free chapter-level PDFs, with unlimited simultaneous usage, unlimited downloading, and unlimited printing.

    Pronunciator

    Provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

    ProQuest Central

    A large multi-purpose full-text resource of magazines, journals and newspapers, including peer-reviewed and scholarly works. ProQuest Central compiles a wide variety of ProQuest databases covering many subjects in one central platform.

    ProQuest Religion

    Coverage of religious affairs and religious thinking from top periodicals in the field. Includes the full text of almost 100 journals.

    PsycArticles

    The full-text article database from the American Psychological Association. Includes the full text of around 80 journals and provides access to the full run of each journal from v. 1 to the present.

    PsycINFO

    The standard resource for professional and academic literature in psychology and related disciplines. Provides abstracts for journals, books and dissertations. Covers around 2,500 journals dating back to the 1800s.

    PubMed (MEDLINE)

    A bibliographic database from the National Library of Medicine that contains references to journal articles in the life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. The database contains citations from 1950 to the present, with some older material. PubMed Central is the free full-text subset of PubMed.

    PubMed Central

    An archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal literature. PubMed Central is a subset of the larger PubMed citation and abstract database.

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    Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982

    One of the classic reference sources providing coverage of mainstream magazines goes online, offering full coverage of the original paper volumes, providing indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines.

    Recorded Books E-Audio Books

    Downloadable audio books, including a variety of popular fiction and classics, as well as nonfiction and biography, business, history, and more. Users will need to create a personal account to download and transfer audiobooks.

    ReferenceUSA

    A business and consumer research platform that helps you create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. Modules include: US Businesses, US White Pages, US Healthcare, Canadian Businesses, Canadian White Pages, US New Businesses, US New Movers/New Homeowners, US Consumers/Lifestyles, and US Jobs/Internships.

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    Sanborn Maps – North Carolina

    Provides access to 11,173 large-scale maps of 158 North Carolina towns and cities. Users can easily manipulate the maps and compare maps from different years (from 1867-1970). These maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

    ScienceDirect

    Indexing and full-text access for over 2,500 journals in health and life sciences, physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and a small number in arts and humanities. Also includes several thousand e-books in these fields.

    Science in Context

    Includes reference content, plus magazines, journals, news sources, experiments, and more, covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics, science history, and biography.

    Scientific American Magazine Archive, 1948-2005

    A long-running premier magazine of scientific discovery and technological innovation for the general public. Readers turn to it for a deep understanding of how science and technology can influence human affairs and illuminate the natural world. (Note: other databases offer coverage of current issues).

    SciFinder

    The world’s most complete and trusted source of chemical information, from the Chemical Abstracts Service (“CAS”), a division of the American Chemical Society (“ACS”). Researchers can perform searches based on references, reactions, or substances. Results include citing references. Links to full text are provided when available.

    PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE FIRST USING SCIFINDER!

    SimplyMap

    A mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Explore historical census data to understand how regions change over time and use estimates and projections to analyze current and future trends.

    Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

    More than five million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from multiple countries.

    Smithsonian Magazine Archive

    Vibrant photos and articles take a dynamic approach in exploring modern and historic perspectives covering history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. The archive covers from April 1970 – December 2010 and includes complete issues from that time period. (Note: other databases offer coverage of current issues).

     

    Springer eBook Collection

    5,000 academic titles covering a wide range of disciplines, such as mathematics, physics, life sciences, chemistry, environmental science, and many of the social sciences.

    SpringerLink All-Americas Package

    A large collection of around 1,800 full-text and pdf-image academic journals covering the sciences, health and medicine, mathematics, and social and behavioral sciences. Most titles provide coverage from 1997 to the present.

    Statesman’s Yearbook

    192 country profiles cover every important area: political parties and leaders, population, economics, climate, natural resources, military capabilities, education and legal systems, culture and communications, health and environment, and international affairs. Includes coverage of world events, biographies of key figures, and special profiles of regions, states, and cities.

    Statistical Abstract of the United States

    Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.

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    20th Century African-American Poetry

    Poetry written by the most important and influential African American poets of the twentieth century. Presently includes over 6,000 poems from over 100 complete editions by 46 poets.

    20th Century American Poetry

    Modern and contemporary American poetry from the early twentieth century to the present. Presently includes 36,000 poems drawn from 460 volumes by 217 poets.

    20th Century English Poetry

    Provides an overview of poetry written in the 20th century by both established and emerging writers.

    Teacher Reference Center

    Indexes titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books.

    Time Magazine Archive

    Fully searchable, cover to cover page images of the magazine, from issue #1 in 1923 to 12/26/2000.

    Times (London) Digital Archive: 1785-2011

    Online, full-text facsimile of more than 200 years of The Times, one of the most highly regarded resources for the 19th – 20th Century history detailing every complete page of every issue from 1785.

     

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    VAST: Academic Video Online

    Over 20,000 films from dozens of notable producers and distributors, including BBC, PBS, Arthaus, CBS, Kino International, Documentary Educational Resources, California Newsreel, Opus Arte, Cinema Guild, Pennebaker Hegedus Films, Psychotherapy.net, Filmakers Library, Zeitgeist, First Run Features, and many more. Includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and news reels, field recordings, commercials, archival films, and raw footage.

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    Wall Street Journal

    Business and financial news coverage, personal and company profiles, feature reporting, special reports, and regular columns.

    Wiley Online Library Journal Collection

    Includes nearly 1,400 leading academic journal titles covering the life, health and physical sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Coverage for most titles from 1997.

    Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

    Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities.

    Women Working, 1870-1930

    Books, pamphlets, images, and manuscript resources from the Harvard University Library covering work life for women during this period.

    WorldCat

    Catalog of several million books, serials, audiovisual media, maps, archives/manuscripts, scores, and computer files owned by libraries around the world. Requests for materials not available at WWC can be made here.

    WorldCat Dissertations and Theses

    A subset of the larger WorldCat database that includes records for all cataloged dissertations, theses and published material based on theses and dissertations.

    World Data Analyst

    Comprehensive statistics on every nation of the world (from Britannica Online). Perform statistical comparisons between countries or explore changes over time. Results can be placed in charts or graphs or exported to a spreadsheet.

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Special Instructions

NY Times Database

New Users: To activate your individual license, you must physically be on campus and within the campus network. Once activated, the license is good for one year.

At the end of the one-year license, you will need to return to the url below to re-activate another license (using your existing login).

  1. Go to nytimes.com/grouppass.
  2. Create an NYTimes.com account using your school email address. If you already have an NYTimes.com account using your school email address, you may log in with those credentials. IMPORTANT: If you have an individual paid digital subscription to the NYTimes.com using your Warren Wilson email address and want to cancel it so that you can take advantage of our institutional group pass, YOU SHOULD FIRST CHANGE THE EMAIL ADDRESS ASSOCIATED WITH THAT ACCOUNT TO A NON-WWC ADDRESS. Once you have changed the email address, you should be able to cancel the account and sign on to the Group Pass. Also note that the Group Pass does not allow the use of tablet apps, though mobile apps for phones will work (you can also just use the mobile NYT site on either a phone or tablet).
  3. When you see START YOUR ACCESS, the expiration time and date of your pass will appear.
  4. Go to NYTimes.com and enjoy your full access from any location, whether you are on campus or off.

American Chemical Society

Our access to the American Chemical Society journals is now on a per-article-view basis, at a cost of between $10-25 per article viewed. Therefore, we ask that you be very judicious when viewing articles from the American Chemical Society. Please read abstracts first when available to help you determine if you need to view the full article (in lieu of abstracts, some articles will give you the first page as a preview).

If you have any questions, please contact David Bradshaw in the library at 771-3059 or by email at dobrshaw@warren-wilson.edu.

Proceed to American Chemical Society Journal Search

Sci Finder

In order to use SciFinder, you must first register your own account from campus (and be a current Warren Wilson student, staff, or faculty member). Furthermore, you will need to access the registration form by using a link that can be found once you log into this Moodle page with your regular Warren Wilson credentials. We realize this is a little complicated, but ACS is very restrictive about ensuring that only authorized users are able to access their resources. Feel free to ask a librarian if you have any questions or run into problems. Here is the link:

http://moodle.warren-wilson.edu/mod/page/view.php?id=28231

Kanopy Films

The films from Kanopy are provided on what is essentially a pay-per-view basis. After a certain number of views of a film, the library is required to “purchase” a 1-year license to that film (generally in the $150 range). Therefore, we ask that you be judicious when viewing films. A “view” is considered to be any amount of time after you click the play button.

Proceed to Kanopy.