Indexes over 12,000 journals and reference sources in all subjects, with text from 5,913 publications. Includes transcripts and audio of NPR (National Public Radio) programs.
Note: full text of over 5,900 journals
Books in Print
Books in and out of print in all languages from publishers around the world.
Note: books in all languages from around the world
Approximately 68,000 electronic books in all disciplines from such publishers as BIOS Scientific Publishers, Brill Academic Publishers, Brookings Institution,Cambridge University Press, Columbia University Press, Cornell University Press,Greenwood Press, Harvard University Press, John Wiley, Johns Hopkins University Press, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Manchester University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, Princeton University Press, Random House, Springer, Stanford University Press, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, World Bank, and Yale University Press. Guide
You can also search the catalog to see if a title is available with ebrary.
Note: 68,000 scholarly books
Indexes over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books, and multimedia sources, with full text from 7,670 publications.
Note: full text of over 7,600 publications
Full-text news, business, and legal, and database with access to over 12,000 sources. Offers 1,639 news sources from around the world, including most of the world's major English-language newspapers, including The New York Times since June 1, 1980, and Chronicle of Higher Education since September 1997. It also includes many non-English language newspaper titles, as well as scholarly journals, trade journals, popular magazines, sources for legislation statues and codes, scientific and medical publications, and news blogs. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: news, business, and legal database
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
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
Academic Search Complete
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
Art Full Text
The full-text version of Art Index indexes 460 journals, providing the full text of many beginning with 1997. In addition to art history and architecture titles, many film journals are included. A list of available titles can be generated by going here and selecting Journal Directory. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: full text version of Art Index
Art Museum Image Gallery
Offers over 155,000 images from museum collections around the world. There are also bibliographic records, many with curatorial text, provenance data, detailed or multiple views, and related multimedia.
Note: 155,000 images from museum collections
Arts & Humanities Citation Index
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
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
Newly hosted by the Getty, the BHA indexes over 4,800 journals and other publications from 1973 to the present, covering the art of Europe and the Americas from the fourth century to the present, painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, decorative and applied arts, popular and folk art, architecture and industrial design, and film. The database includes the International Bibliography of Art (IBA), covering 2008 and part of 2009. the Repertoire de la litterature de l'art (RILA), on of the predecessors of BHA with records 1975-1989, will be online May 1.
Note: indexes over 4,800 journals
Biography Reference Bank
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
Chicago Manual of Style Online
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.
Cinema Image Gallery
200,000 images from the Kobal Collection. Includes film and television stills, on-set shots of actors and directors, set and costume designs, posters, etc.
Note: 200,000 film images
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Includes the full text of over 325 journals in communications and media, as well as citations from several hundred additional titles. To determine its usefulness for a wide range of topics in the humanities and social sciences, consult the publications list within the database.
Note: over 325 journals
Digital Dissertations/Abstracts and Full Text
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
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
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
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Full text of 275 reference books published by Gale, Brill Academic, Cambridge University Press, Elsevier, Greenwood, Sage, Salem Press, Wiley, and others. Titles include American Civil War Reference Library, Ancient Europe, 8000 BC to AD 1000, Encyclopedia of Aging, Encyclopedia of American Religions, Encyclopedia of Case Study Research, Encyclopedia of Gender and Society, Encyclopedia of Urban Studies, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, Magill's Survey of World Literature, Vietnam War Reference Library; World Education Encyclopedia.
Note: 275 reference books
Humanities Full Text
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
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
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
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
MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography
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
NetLibrary hosts a collection of 2,594 recent scholarly titles as electronic books. These titles represent all disciplines and are aimed at both undergraduate and graduate research needs. While all of CUNY shares a core of NetLibrary titles, several campuses, including the Graduate Center, have purchased additional titles. NetLibrary also provides access to over 3,400 public-domain titles. While no title list is provided within NetLibrary, one can be created by going to CUNY+, limiting the search to the Graduate Center, and performing the keyword search netlibrary. To use NetLibrary from home, you must first connect to the site on any CUNY campus and click on Create a free account. Accounts can also be created by connecting to NetLibrary remotely. Titles may be checked out for only twenty-four hours. Student accounts are purged at the end of each spring semester, necessitating creating new accounts. This brief guide may also be helpful. Several CUNY campuses own NetLibrary titles not available to Graduate Center affiliates. Mac users must download a free PDF browser plug-in for off-campus use. New York Public Library Electronic books are also available from New York Public Library. Links to numerous sources of public-domain books can be found at The Online Books Page. Database Guide (PDF)
Note: 2,800+ scholarly books
New York Public Library Electronic Resources in Film
Resources available at NYPL's Humanities and Social Sciences Library.
New York Times Full Text
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)
Oxford Reference Online
Text of more than 100 Oxford University Press reference works, including Oxford Companions to American Literature, American Theatre, the Bible, British History, Classical Civilization, History of Modern Science, Music, Philosophy, Politics of the World, Shakespeare, United States History, and Western Art.
Note: over 100 reference works
Readers' Guide Full-Text
Indexes popular general-interest periodicals from 1983 to the present.
Note: popular periodicals since 1983
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Indexes popular general-interest periodicals from 1890 to 1982.
Note: indexes periodicals since 1890
SAGE Communication Studies Collection
Full text of 19 SAGE communication journals from 1955 to the present.
Note: 19 journals since 1955
Theatre in Video
More than 300 videos of plays or drama documentaries. See Alan Arkin, Peggy Ashcroft, Marie-Christine Barrault, Claire Bloom, Zoe Caldwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Faye Dunaway, John Gielgud, Lou Gossett, Jr., Philip Baker Hall, Julie Harris, Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, James Earl Jones, Harvey Keitel, Walter Matthau, Helen Mirren, Laurence Olivier, Michel Piccoli, Ralph Richardson, Meryl Streep, John Thaw, Cicely Tyson, Eli Wallach, and others in plays by Aeschylus, Albee, Beckett, Chekhov, Fugard, Gogol, Hansberry, Ibsen, Miller, Moliere, O'Neill, Pinter, Pirandello, Shakespeare, Sophocles, Strindberg, Wasserstein, and others.
Note: over 300 videos
Twayne's Author Series
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
World Shakespeare Bibliography
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.
Note: index of criticism since 1969
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!
Free union catalog containing the holdings of thousands of libraries. Use the Find-it at CUNY feature to look up titles in the CUNY library system and to make ILL requests. Mobile WorldCat: http://www.worldcat.org/m/
Note: free catalog of the holdings of thousands of libraries; request ILL items with find-it
Free video of such 1950s and 1960s classics as Dark Star, Dragstrip Girl, Hercules Unchained, Teenage Caveman, etc.
Note: free video
News, reviews, and commentary.
Library of Congress Motion Picture and Television Reading Room
Access and information services for film and television professionals, archivists, scholars, and researchers.
Exhibitions, screenings, etc.
George Eastman House
Museum of film and photography
Museum of Modern Art Film Calendar
Exhibitions, screenings, talks, etc.
Museum of the Moving Image
Exhibitions, screenings, talks, etc.
Arts and Letters Daily
Links to news items in the humanities.
Movie City News
News and reviews.
Village Voice Film Reviews
Recent reviews and news.
American Film Institute
Education, preservation, etc.
Anthology Film Archives
International center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet, and Japanese film.
British Film Institute
Exhibitions, screenings, etc.
Brooklyn Academy of Music Rose Cinemas
Screenings, talks, etc.
Independent, classic, and restored films.
Film Society of Lincoln Center
Screenings, talks, New York Film Festival, Film Comment, etc.
Women in Film
Promoting and mentoring women in film.
All Movie Guide
Credits, synopses, etc.
BBC Audio Interviews: Actors
Bates, Dench, Gielgud, etc.
BBC Audio Interviews: Filmmakers
Altman, Coppola, Hitchcock, Lean, etc.
Calling the Shots
BBC interviews with contemporary film directors.
Note: interviews with directors
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture
Quarterly peer-reviewed open-access journal published by Purdue University Press.
Europa Film Treasures
Silent and avant-garde films. Free streaming access.
Note: Films from 1898 to present
Internet Movie Database
Credits, news, etc.
Mike Wallace Interview
Television interviews with writers, actors, and others in the arts conducted in 1957-1958.
Note: arts interviews
Museum of the Moving Image Source
Scholarly film articles and detailed guide to film resources online.
Note: film research
Studies in French Cinema
Open-access, peer-reviewed journal published three times a year by the Association for Studies in French Cinema
Note: Open-access, peer-reviewed journal
Turner Classic Movies Database
Plot summaries, etc.