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Films Online

  • Films On Demand  Thousands of films. Search by film title, subject, or segment.
  • Academic Video Online  This database includes scholarly video material of virtually every video type.
  • Swank Digital Campus  This database includes select feature-length films and documentaries.

Language and Culture

  • Mango Languages – Online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills in over 70 languages.

General Article Databases


  • U.S. Major Dailies + Historical Newspapers:  Read full-text newspaper articles from major publications (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and The Chicago Tribune) from 1881 to the present. 
  • Newspaper Source Plus: Newspaper articles and television and radio transcripts.
  • Time Magazine Archive: Search and read an extensive array of articles published in Time between 1923 and December 2000.

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  • Contemporary Authors   Biographical details on modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biographies  – Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.
  • Literary Reference Center Plus  Literary analysis, reviews and information on authors and works.
  • Poetry Criticism (Literature Criticism Online) Literary analysis, criticism, and biographical information on poets and poems of all eras.
  • Gale Literary Index  Locate authors and titles covered in various literature series from Gale. Ask a librarian for help to locate the corresponding print or online volume.


  • ERIC  An indispensable tool for education research.
  • Primary Search  Full-text articles for elementary school research. 

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Life and Physical Sciences

  • AccessScience  Science source for topics from agriculture to zoology.  
  • GreenFILE – Covers all aspects of the human impact on the environment.
  • arXiv – An e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, statistics, electrical engineering and systems science, and economics.

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