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Dictionaries

Oxford English Dictionary Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The complete contents of the second edition of The Oxford English Dictionary.  Tutorial.  Database Guide (PDF)

Databases

Defining Gender, 1450-1910 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
The Graduate Centert has a trial through October 21 to this collection of manuscripts, printed works and illustrations from British and European archives.

Note: trial ends Oct. 20

Eighteenth Century Journals Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images Resource contains audio
The Graduate Center has a trial through October 20 to this collection of British periodicals published from 1685 to 1815.

Note: trial ends Oct. 20

Empire Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
The Graduate Center has a trial through October 20 to this collection of primary materials related to British colonialism from 1492 to 2007.

Note: trial ends Oct. 20

Encyclopaedia Islamica Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Guide to important themes, subjects, and personages related to Islam.  Because Encyclopaedia Islamica is in its early stages of development, only entries beginning with A are available.

Note: themes, etc. related to Islam

Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The Qur'an is the primary religious text for one-sixth of the world’s population. Understood by Muslims to contain God's own words, it has been an object of reverence and of intense study for centuries. The thousands of volumes that Muslim scholars have devoted to qur'anic interpretation and to the linguistic, rhetorical and narrative analysis of the text are sufficient to create entire libraries of qur'anic studies.  Drawing upon a rich scholarly heritage, Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Qur'an (EQ) combines alphabetically-arranged articles about the contents of the Qur'an. It is an encyclopaedic dictionary of Qur'anic terms, concepts, personalities, place names, cultural history and exegesis extended with essays on the most important themes and subjects within Qur'anic studies. With nearly 1000 entries in 5 volumes, the EQ is the first comprehensive, multi-volume reference work on the Qur'an to appear in a Western language.
Note: religious text

Encyclopedia of Islam Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Complete text of the second and third editions of this reference work.

Note: second and third editions

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The EWIC is an interdisciplinary, transhistorical, and global project. It brings together upwards of 1,000 scholars to write critical essays on women, Muslim and non-Muslim, and Islamic cultures in every region where there have been significant Muslim populations. It aims to cover every topic for which there is significant research, examining these regions from the period just before the rise of Islam to the present. EWIC hopes both to offer the state of the art in the broad sweep of topics to inform the general audience and to take on cutting-edge issues to stimulate new research in new terrains.
Note: women and Islamic culture

European Views of the Americas, 1493-1750 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Bibliographic guide to European works related to the America.  Based upon the authoritative bibliography “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750."

Note: bibliographic guide

Gale News Vault Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
The Graduate Center has a trial through October 13 to the archives of several British newspapers from the seventeenth century to the present and to nineteenth-century American newspapers.  Includes the Times Literary Supplement and the Financial Times.  Can be searched with the Economist and the London Illustrated News.

Note: trial ends Oct. 13

Illustrated London News Historical Archive Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
The Graduate Center has a trial through October 13 to the archive of the newspaper published from 1842 to 2003..  Includes color images.

Note: trial ends Oct. 13

Manuscript: Women's Letters and Diaries Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Over 69,000 pages of personal writings by American women from the eighteenth, ninteeenth, and twentieth centuries.  From the holdings of the American Antiquarian Society.

Note: over 69,000 pages

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 Bibliographies Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Bibliographies in Atlantic history, biblical studies, Buddhism, the classics, Hinduism, international relations, medieval studies, philosophy, public health, the Renaissance and Reformation, social work, and Victorian literature.  The bibliographies are drawn from books, journals, and internet resources.

Note: humanities and social sciences bibliographies

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

Victorian Popular Culture Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
The Graduate Center has a trial through October 20 to this collection of documents and images dealing with Victorian popular culture in Great Britain and the United States.

Note: trial ends Oct. 20

19th Century Masterfile Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Also known as Poole's Plus, this database includes over eight million citations to periodical articles, books, patents, and American and British government documents before 1925.
Note: index of documents before 1925

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

America: History & Life Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Abstracts of articles and reviews from over 1,700 journals published since 1954.  Database Guide (PDF)
Note: indexes over 1,700 journals

Annual Reviews Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 38 Annual Reviews in the social sciences, biomedical sciences, and physical sciences from 1996 to the present. Earlier years of the Annual Reviews of Anthropology, Ecology and Systematics, and Sociology are available from JSTOR. Earlier years of the Annual Reviews of Genetics and Psychology are available from Academic Search Premier. Earlier years of Annual Review of Microbiology are available from Health Reference Center.
Note: all 38 titles

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

ARTstor Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Resource contains images
Nearly one million images of art and architecture. Online help.
Note: one million images

Bibliography of English Women Writers 1500-1640 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Primary and secondary sources, as well as manuscript locations, for 180 women writers. Includes bibliographies, catalogs, contextual studies, reference works, essay anthologies, special issues of journals, genre studies, handbooks and pedagogical tools, compilations containing texts, and dissertations.
Note: primary and secondary sources

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

Black Thought and Culture: African Americans from Colonial Times to the Present Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Over 100,000 pages of monographs, essays, speeches, letters, and interviews. The 1,100 figures covered, when the database is complete, will include James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Ralph Bunche, Angela Davis, Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Thurgood Marshall, Huey Newton, Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Bobby Seale, Booker T. Washington, Cornel West, and Richard Wright.
Note: monographs, essays, etc.

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

Cambridge Histories Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 250 Cambridge University Press reference works published since 1960. In addition to history, these titles cover economics, the history of science, the history of the book, language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political and social theory, religion, theatre and performing arts, and warfare.
Note: 250 reference works

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.

CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of recent issues of 46 international affairs journals, as well as case studies and working papers. Abstracts only for additional journals. Access from home requires registering for CIAO access while at the Graduate Center.
Note: 46 international affairs journals

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

Early English Books Online (EEBO) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available Resource contains images
Scanned images of the text of over 118,500 books published in English between 1473 and 1700. Information about resizing text, printing multiple pages, and citing EEBO titles is available.
Note: 118,500 books

Economist Historical Archive 1843-2006 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Historical archive of The Economist from 1843 to 2006. Search Journals for sources of recent issues.
Note: 1843-2006 archive

Eighteenth Century Collection Online (ECCO) Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
ECCO offers every page of 150,000 books published during the eighteenth century in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish, and Welsh. In addition to searches by author, title, and publisher, these books may be searched by individual categories such as fine arts, history and geography, law, literature and language, medicine, science, and technology, religion and philosophy, social sciences, general reference, or a combination of two or more subjects. Illustrated works may be searched by cartoon, map, music, portrait, etc. ECCO may also be browsed by author and title.
Note: over 150,000 books

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
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

H-POL Unrestricted Resource
Scholarly discussion of American political history.

Historical Abstracts Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Indexes over 1,700 journals in fifty languages as well as dissertations and selected monographs from 1954 to the present. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: indexes over 1,700 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

In the First Person: An Index to Letters, Diaries, Oral Histories, and Personal Narratives Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Index to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in libraries and other repositories around the world.
Note: index to repositories

Infoshare Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Demographic information about New York City drawn from city, state, and federal sources. Also includes some national statistics. Use the raw data to create customized tables. The information in Infoshare is supplemented by many free Web sites, including National Priorities Project Database, which provides a range of statistics relating to labor, poverty, and social programs by state.
Note: New York City demographics

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

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

Making of the Modern World Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
The Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature covers economics, banking, finance, transportation, manufacturing, history, political science, and sociology and includes the text of 61,000 books published during 1460-1850 as well as 466 pre-1906 serials.
Note: economics texts 1450-1905

NetLibrary Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
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 State Newspapers Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Buffalo News, New York Observer, New York Post, New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Syracuse Herald-American, Syracuse Herald-Journal, Syracuse Post-Standard, and Westchester Journal News. Also see LexisNexis, New York Times Full Text, and Custom Newspapers.
Note: 10 newspapers

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

Nineteenth Century Masterfile Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Also known as Poole's Plus, this database includes over eight million citations to periodical articles, books, patents, and American and British government documents before 1925.
Note: index of documents before 1925

Oxford Reference Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
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

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

Readers' Guide Full-Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Indexes popular general-interest periodicals from 1983 to the present.
Note: popular periodicals since 1983

SAGE Political Science Collection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 29 SAGE political science journals from 1890 to the present.
Note: 29 journals since 1890

SAGE Premier Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 527 SAGE journals in the social sciences, sciences, humanities, technology, and medicine.
Note: 527 SAGE Journals

Scopus Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Abstract and citation database indexes 15,000 international peer-reviewed journals in the social sciences, sciences, and medicine from 1996 to the present. A more detailed description is available, as is a very helpful tutorial. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: Cited reference database

Social Sciences Citation Index Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Bibliographic citation, abstract, cited references, and times cited. These records are for articles in major social science journals from 1975 to the present. To search only this portion of Web of Science, scroll to bottom of search screen and check only Social Sciences Citation Index. Scopus is a similar citation index.  Database Guide (PDF)

Note: cited references since 1990

Social Sciences Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled Some full text available
Indexes English-language periodicals in the social sciences from 1983 to the present. Includes abstracts for articles published beginning January 1994. Includes full text from 250 periodicals.
Note: indexes articles since 1983

SocIndex with Full Text Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
This EBSCO database indexes 2,540 journals in the social sciences, with full text as far back as 1895 for 253 journals, as well as the text for an additional 72 journals, 547 books, and 6,711 American Sociological Association and American Society of Criminology conference papers.
Note: journals, books, conference papers

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Offers over 72,000 pages of documents and 800 images from the State Commissions on the Status of Women, with approximately 5,000 pages to be added annually. Also included is the first three volumes of Harvard University Press's Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, with the remaining volumes to be added in 2009-2010.
Note: primary sources

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!

Style Guides

MLA Style FAQ Unrestricted Resource
 

Government Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics Unrestricted Resource
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics.

Google U.S. Government Search Unrestricted Resource
Government Document Search Engine.

Government Document Center (Univ. of Michigan) Unrestricted Resource
The Documents Center is a central reference and referral point for government information, whether local, state, federal, foreign or international. Its web pages are a reference and instructional tool for government, political science, statistical data, and news.

Military & Government Collection Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of nearly 300 military and general-interest publications as well as indexing and abstracting for an additional 400 titles. Also includes full text of 245 pamphlets.
Note: 300 military publications

Texts

Documents in Law, History and Diplomacy: Avalon Project at Yale Law School Unrestricted Resource
Digital documents relevant to the fields of Law, History, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy and Government.

Nineteenth Century Serials Edition Unrestricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Complete runs of five nineteenth-century periodicals and a decade of a sixth. Includes advertisements. Free access provided by King's College, London.
Note: 6 periodicals

Web Sites

American Social History Project at the Graduate Center Unrestricted Resource
American Social History Project at the Graduate Center

Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service Unrestricted Resource
Research on early modern English manuscript materials.

Chronology of US Historical Documents Unrestricted Resource
US Historical Documents

Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World Unrestricted Resource
Diotima: Women and Gender in the Ancient World

Directory of Open Access Journals in History Unrestricted Resource
Directory of Open Access Journals in History

Gotham Center for New York City History at the Graduate Center Unrestricted Resource
Gotham Center for New York City History at the Graduate Center

The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies (Georgetown Uni.) Unrestricted Resource
Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies

Medieval Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center Unrestricted Resource
Medieval Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center

Old York Library Unrestricted Resource Resource contains images
A collection of New York City books, photos, prints, maps, newspapers, postcards pamphlets, memorabilia and artifacts

Renaissance Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center Unrestricted Resource
Renaissance Studies Certificate Program at the Graduate Center

Russian and East European History Unrestricted Resource
Web directory by the History Department, Tennessee Technological University.

Virtual Library--History Unrestricted Resource
Virtual Library--History