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Academic OneFile Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
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 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

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

Center for Research Libraries Online Catalog Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
The Center for Research Libraries acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most of the materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from the emerging regions of the world: Africa,  the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. CRL provides students, faculty, and other researchers liberal access to these rich source materials through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. CRL loan and electronic delivery services are designed to support major research projects, the production of scholarly monographs and studies, dissertations, and graduate and advanced undergraduate seminars. 
Note: catalog of international research resources

ebrary Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
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

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
EALL Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches to be as objective and versatile as possible.
Note: interdisciplinary resource

EndNote Web Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
This online companion to EndNote allows citation gathering from anywhere. Generates footnotes and bibliographies in any writing style; manages citations and notes in a private library. Complements Endnote on your desktop; allows shared access to your citations. Access limited to Graduate Center affiliates. Endnote tutorials and online classes. Endnote help sheets.
Note: online citation management

General OneFile Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
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

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 Language and Linguistics Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of 16 books.

Note: 16 books

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Grolier Reference Online Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Includes American Language Dictionary of the English Language, 4th ed., American Heritage Spanish to English Dictionary, American Heritage English to Spanish Dictionary, Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, 3rd ed., and Encyclopedia Americana.
Note: encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases

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

Journal Citation Reports Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
The number of articles published in journals indexed by the Web of Science and the number of citations to individual journals. This information may be viewed by journal name, subject, publisher, and country or territory. Be sure to choose science or social sciences before selecting a subject. Statistics are currently available for 2007 and 2008.
Note: Web of Science citation statistics

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

LLBA: Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Bibliographic citations from over 1,500 linguistic and language periodicals from 1973 to the present. A detailed description of LLBA is available. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: indexes 1,500 journals

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

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 Public Library Electronic Resources in Linguistics Unrestricted Resource
Resources available at NYPL's Humanities and Social Sciences Library.

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)

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

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

RefWorks Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only ArticleLinker enabled
Online citation management licensed for all CUNY affiliates. Generate footnotes and bibliography in any writing style; organize citations and notes in your private library. RefShare allows document access for an invited group. 25 MB limit on individual file size; 5 GB individual account limit. RefWorks help guides, tutorials
Note: online citation management

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

ScienceDirect Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text from 1980 to the present for 1,576 journals and indexing and abstracting of all titles from their first issues. While all titles may be searched, CUNY has full-text access only for those journals to whose print versions either CUNY or SUNY subscribes. The green subscribed-journal icon indicates which are accessible in full text. Most of these journals are in the sciences and social sciences, but there are a few in the humanities, mostly in linguistics. To determine which are available in your discipline, click the Journals button at the top of the search screen. Select Subscribed Journals in the Display box and by Subject in the Sort box. Also see Scirus: For Scientific Information Only, which searches the Web and ScienceDirect at once. Database Guide (PDF)

Note: 1,576 science and social science journals

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

Sociological Abstracts Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only
Bibliographic citations from 2,600 journals concerned with sociology and related disciplines from 1963 to the present.
Note: indexes 2,600 journals

SpringerLink Campus Faculty, Staff and Students only Some full text available
Full text of recent issues of 1,234 mostly social science and science journals.. Only the articles with the green-box symbol are available in full text. While the default search screen is Articles by citation, choose the Articles by text tab for most searches. SpringerLink can also be found at Baruch, Bronx Community College, Brooklyn, City College, Hunter, John Jay, Lehman, Queens, and Staten Island.
Note: 1,234 science & social science journals

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!

WorldCat.org Unrestricted Resource ArticleLinker enabled
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

Style Guides

MLA Style FAQ Unrestricted Resource
 

Associations

American Association for Applied Linguistics Unrestricted Resource
Professional organization whose members engage in research and practice in applied language issues.

American Dialect Society Unrestricted Resource
Dedicated to the study of the English language in North America and of other languages, or dialects of other languages, influencing it or influenced by it.

Association for Computational Linguistics Unrestricted Resource Resource contains video
International scientific and professional society for people working on problems involving natural language and computation.

Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing Unrestricted Resource
Supporting the application of computing in the study of language and literature.

British Association for Applied Linguistics Unrestricted Resource
Forum for those interested in language and the applications of linguistics.

Center for Applied Linguistics Unrestricted Resource
Providing a comprehensive range of research-based information, tools, and resources related to language and culture.

Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas Unrestricted Resource
Promoting the study of the history of all branches of linguistic thought, theoretical and applied, and including non-European traditions.

International Phonetic Association Unrestricted Resource
Promoting the scientific study of phonetics and the various practical applications of that science.

International Quantitative Linguistics Association Unrestricted Resource
Applying quantitative mathematical methods to all aspects of language and text phenomena, including the areas of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, dialectology, pragmatics, etc., and on all levels of linguistic analysis.

Linguistic Data Consortium Unrestricted Resource
Supporting language-related education, research, and technology development by creating and sharing linguistic resources: data, tools, and standards.

Linguistic Society of America Unrestricted Resource
Supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.

Modern Language Association Unrestricted Resource
Official site.

Society for Germanic Linguistics Unrestricted Resource
Largest organization in North America serving the broad community of scholars teaching and researching in Germanic linguistics and philology, from formal syntax and phonology through historical linguistics to textual editing.

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas Unrestricted Resource
Advancing the scientific study of the languages of the native peoples of North, Central, and South America.

News

Arts and Letters Daily Unrestricted Resource Some full text available
Links to news items in the humanities.

Web Sites

Ethnologue: Languages of the World Unrestricted Resource
Encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world?s 6,912 known living languages.

Harvard Working Papers in Linguistics Unrestricted Resource
Annual series representing work of faculty, graduate students and people affiliated with the Department of Linguistics at Harvard.

Issues in Applied Lingustics Unrestricted Resource
Open-access, peer-reviewed journal in discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, language acquisition, language analysis, language assessment, language education, language use, and research methodology.

Linguist List Unrestricted Resource
Conferences, jobs, etc.

Linguistics, Natural Language, and Computational Linguistics Meta-index Unrestricted Resource
Directory of sites.