The Archibald Library subscribes to a wide range of electronic databases containing newspapers, magazines, journals, and books. Choose a subject area from the menu below for a listing of appropriate databases to search. We have also included some free online journals, databases, repositories and websites of particular value to academic research.
See below for special access materials during COVID-19.
Databases by subject area:
Scholarly content made free during COVID-19:
- Bloomsbury Resources: Access the following twelve Bloomsbury databases through June 30, 2020.
- Arcadian Library Online: Explore the shared cultural heritage of Europe and the Middle East.
- Bloomsbury Collections: Scholarly books from Bloomsbury’s award-winning Academic division.
- Bloomsbury Cultural History: Cultural Histories series alongside an extensive eBook collection and primary sources from leading global institutions.
- Bloomsbury Education and Childhood Studies: Systematic and comprehensive coverage of education and childhood studies around the world.
- Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers: Features critical biographies of individuals who have contributed to the history of intellectual thought.
- Bloomsbury Medieval Studies: Secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work, and object images.
- Bloomsbury Popular Music: In-depth analysis of popular music in a global context.
- Churchill Archive: A digital library of modern international history.
- Drama Online: Contextual and critical background of contemporary and historic playwrights through scholarly works and practical guides.
- Human Kinetics Library: A resource for researching, teaching, and understanding kinesiology, sport, and exercise science.
- Screen Studies: A dynamic digital platform taking users from script to screen and beyond.
- Theology & Religion Online: A resource devoted and dedicated to research, study, and teaching in Theology, Biblical Studies, and Religious Studies
- Harvard Business eBooks on EBSCOhost
In partnership with EBSCO, Harvard Business Publishing has opened access to their eBook collection through May 30, 2020.
- JSTOR (expanded access)
JSTOR has opened access to all unlicensed collections and partnered with publishers to provide access to over 25,000 books. Search by book or chapter title.
- Project Muse
Select publishers are temporarily making scholarly content, including books and journal articles, free on Project MUSE during COVID-19. The Project MUSE link above directs you to the advanced search page. You can choose to search by a specific publisher (a list of publishers providing free content found here: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources/freeresourcescovid19/), or you can simply select “Only content I have access to” and conduct a search of all free content.
Databases by type of content:
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|Theses/Dissertations||A-Z List of all Subscribed Databases|
Sometimes your Internet browser will bypass the proper login screen (with the BCS logo and blue band across the screen) because you have previously logged in, but the database will block access because you have not actually logged in during your current session. Restarting your computer should resolve this problem.