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Dictionaries

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Translations of thousands of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish words and phrases.
Note: six languages

Databases

Books in Print Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Books in and out of print in all languages from publishers around the world.

Note: books in all languages from around the world

Fiction Connection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Books in Print database for finding fiction by topic, genre, setting, character, location, and time.

Note: fiction by topic, genre, etc.

Global Books in Print Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Books in and out of print in all languages from publishers around the world.
Note: books in all languages from around the world

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Almost 300 entries on critics, theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods.  Updated annually.

Note: full text of reference work

Multi-Database Search Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available Resource contains images
This resource allows the simultaneous searching of all the full-text and bibliographic databases to which all of CUNY subscribes and all EBSCO databses, as well as the CUNY+ Online Catalog. It does not include the resources to which the Graduate Center subscribes separately. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: Search all CUNY-wide electronic resources simultaneously

Oxford Journals Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes the text of 262 Oxford University Press journals from 1996 to the present.  Use the database's advanced search function to search by author, article titles, or journal or by year.  Although content prior to 1996 may be searched, the Graduate Center has access only to text from 1996 to the present.

Note: 262 journals from 1996 to present

Oxford Scholarship Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 3,772 scholarly books published by Oxford University Press. While the Graduate Center subscription allows access to abstracts of books in other disciplines, text is available for titles only in economics and finance, history, linguistics, literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, and psychology. Guide

Note: text of scholarly books

Palgrave Connect Literature Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 120 books.

Note: 120 books

Scribner Writers Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Reference works about American and British writers.  May be searched independently or within Gale Virtual Reference Library or Literature Resources from Gale.

Note: American and British writers

Academic Search Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Interdisciplinary full-text database. Full text of over 8,700 journals, including 7.600 peer-reviewed journals, with indexing for another 4,000 titles.   While full text is available as far back as 1887 for a few titles, the text of most titles is available only for the past decade or two.  Also includes the text of books, conference papers, conference proceedings, and educational reports. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: text from over 8,700 journals in all disciplines

ARTFL Project Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Over 2,600 French literary texts from the University of Chicago. The New York Public Library offers a more complete version of ARTFL texts online.
Note: French literary texts

Arts & Humanities Citation Index Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Part of Web of Science, this database finds bibliographic citations, abstracts, cited references, and the number of times cited for articles from 1,160 international journals in the arts and humanities since 1975 as well as relevant items from over 6,800 major science and social science journal. Approximately 2,300 new records containing 15,525 new references are added each week. To search only this portion of Web of Science, scroll to bottom of search screen and check only Arts & Humanities Citation Index. Scopus is a similar citation index emphasizing the sciences and social sciences, with some humanities coverage.
Note: cited references since 1975

Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Primary and secondary sources focusing on Spanish and Hispanic-American literature and culture.
Note: Spanish and Hispanic-American bibliography

Biography Reference Bank Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Biographical information about over 550,000 people. Includes 380,000 periodical articles and more than 36,000 images. Over 80,00 profiles from reference works published by Garland, Greenwood, Harvard University Press, Houghton Mifflin, Oryx, Oxford University Press, and H. W. Wilson. There are 5,000 biographies from the 2004 edition of the American National Biography. A complete list of such sources is available.
Note: 550,000 biographies

Book Review Digest Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Provides excerpts from reviews of fiction and nonfiction in the humanities, social sciences, general sciences, and popular topics published in English since 1983. Full text from a core of 45 periodicals, with additional text from other Wilson databases. Textbooks, government publications, and technical books in law and the sciences are not included. Also see Finding Book Reviews.
Note: excerpts from reviews

Digital Dissertations/Abstracts and Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Indexes two-million dissertations from over one-thousand institutions, with citations from 1861-1980 and abstracts from 1980+. Includes the full text of most CUNY dissertations and post-1997 dissertations from other institutions. Database Guide (PDF)


Note: citations, abstracts, recent text

Directory of Open Access Journals Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Over 3,200 online journals arranged by subject. Supported by SPARC and the Open Society Institute.
Note: free full-text journals

Essay & General Literature Index Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Contains citations to essays in collections of mostly scholarly works and miscellaneous works published since 1984 in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. More than 300 volumes are indexed annually. While there are no abstracts, complete contents of the volumes are listed. An extremely useful resource for all disciplines because it indexes sources not covered elsewhere.
Note: indexes essay collections

HAPI: Hispanic American Periodicals Index Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Indexes Latin American economic, political, and social issues as well as arts and letters from 1970 to the present, providing citations of articles from more than 600 journals.
Note: indexes over 600 journals

Humanities Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes abstracts of articles published in English from 1984 to the present in all fields of the humanities. Includes text from 287 periodicals.
Note: indexes journals since 1984

Humanities International Complete Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Indexes over 2,100 humanities sources, including journals, books, and reference works, with full text of 890 journals. In addition to articles and reviews, the database provides abstracts of fiction, poetry, photographs, and drawings.
Note: 890 journals

Iter Italicum Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Bibliography of previously uncatalogued or incompletely cataloged Renaissance humanistic manuscripts found in libraries and collections all over the world. Originally published in six volumes between 1963 and 1992.
Note: bibliography of Renaissance manuscripts

Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Graduate Center's subscription includes Iter Bibliography, Iter Italicum, Milton Bibliography, the journals Early Theatre and Renaissance and Reformation, and the forthcoming Bibliography of English Women Writers, 1500-1640 and Baptisteria Sacra. Find it! does not work with these resources. To see possible links to full text in Iter Bibliography, select the Full Details of a record and then the Check for full text box.
Note: bibliographies

JSTOR Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The Arts and Sciences I-IX collections of JSTOR offer the full text of 1,729 scholarly journals including African studies, anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art history, classical studies, ecology, economics, education, feminist and women's studies, film studies,  folklore, geography, history, , language,  literature,  Middle East studies, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, sociology.  Coverage begins with the first issue of almost every journal and continues through varying periods within the last five years. Click here for a list of the journals by subject and the available dates. Click here for an alphabetical list. Using JSTOR with such citation-management tools as EndNote and RefWorks requires creating a MyJSTOR account. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: 1,729 scholarly journals

Literature Resources from Gale Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
MLA International Bibliography, as well as more than 10,000 bio-critical essays from Dictionary of Literary Biography; biographical information about over 130,000 writers from Contemporary Authors; all entries from Contemporary Literary Criticism since volume 95 and complete profiles of more than 200 of the most studied authors from previous editions of CLC; the Scribner Writers Series of 15-to-20-page essays about over 1,600 writers and literary genres; and the full text of 600 books from Twayne's Author Series. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: MLA, biographies, and criticism

New York Times Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Actual page images from 1851 through 2007. The coverage for more recent years will become available later. When the results of a search are displayed, you have three retrieval options: 1. bibliographic citation and abstract; 2. article image (retrieved with Adobe Acrobat Reader); 3. page map, displaying the entire page on which the article appears. The full text of the Times since June 1, 1980, is available from LexisNexis. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: 1851-2007

Project Muse Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 316 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Click here for a list of the available titles.Database Guide (PDF)

Note: 316 scholarly journals

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Digital collection of mostly literary texts in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium, AD 1453. Included are 12,000 works by 3,700 authors. Users can create a profile to use features such as setting preferences and saving searches.
Note: Greek literature

Twayne's Author Series Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 586 books providing biographical, critical, and bibliographic studies of writers from Chinua Achebe to Emile Zola and overviews of eighteen topics, including French structuralism, Native American literature, and women writers of the English renaissance. These writers and topics may also be searched within Literature Resources from Gale.
Note: biography & criticism

WorldCat (FirstSearch) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Holdings of thousands of American and international libraries. Make ILL requests with the Find it! button. Searchable in English, French, and Spanish. See an online tutorial to the database. See also the freely accessible version of WorldCat. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: holdings of thousands of libraries; make ILL requests through Find it!

Primary Sources

Gallica Bibliothèque Numérique Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Digital Library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Note: Digital Library of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.

Google Books Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Full-text of public domain printed archival materials from libraries such as: the National Library of Catalonia, University Complutense of Madrid, Bavarian State Library, and the Lyon Municipal Library.

Style Guides

Chicago Manual of Style Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 15th edition available online to GC affiliates only. Includes quick guide, questions and answers, and additional tools.
Note: text of 15th ed.

Bibliographies

Iter Bibliography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Indexes 1,707 journals published since 1784, over 96,000 books, over 190,000 essays from over 7,300 books, and over 1,500 dissertations since 1990 about the middle ages and renaissance. Bibliography contains more than 1,010,000 records. Find it! does not work with this resource. To see possible links to full text in Iter Bibliography, select the Full Details of a record and then the Check for full text box.
Note: secondary medieval and renaissance bibliography

MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
MLA, available through Gale's Literature Resource Center, indexes over 3,000 periodicals dealing with literature, language, linguistics, folklore, and popular culture from 1926 to the present. MLA includes the full text from recent issues of 141 journals. Database Guide (PDF)



Note: literature & language index

World Shakespeare Bibliography Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare published or produced since 1969. The more than 83,000 records in 92 languages cite several hundred-thousand additional reviews of books, productions, films, and audio recordings. Note that full-text links will not appear in this database.

Guide

Note: index of criticism since 1969

Web Sites

CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Quarterly peer-reviewed open-access journal published by Purdue University Press.

Voice of the Shuttle Unrestricted Resource
A collection of electronic resources for the humanities.