Curtin Memorial Library

Certain subject areas do not have databases devoted to their discipline.  Use the multi-disciplinary resources listed here to do research in these subject areas.

Journal/Magazine Articles  Newspapers  Reference  Primary Sources  E-books

Journal/Magazine Articles

Academic One-File (Gale - NOVEL)
Contains extensive coverage of the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Full text journal coverage for most academic areas of study.

ArticleFirst (OCLC FirstSearch)
Journal indexing for a wide variety of subjects (no full-text).

Communication and Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
Quality research articles in areas related to communication studies and mass media.


Includes articles, government documents, conference papers, and proceedings.  Select subject area or specific database from the pull-down menu.

General One-File (Gale - NOVEL)
Contains news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

HighWire Press (Stanford University Libraries)
Full-text content of peer-reviewed journals on all subjects.

JSTOR Arts and Sciences I Collection
This database contains full-text and full-image of core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.

ProQuest Central
Articles on all subjects.

ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals
This is a collection of journals on criminal justice, jurisprudence and criminology.

ProQuest Social Science Journals
Provides access to a variety of social science journals.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select (Wilson)
Search across all topics or select specific subject areas.

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)
Catalog of books and other materials held by libraries worldwide.


Custom Newspapers (Gale – NOVEL)
150+ full-text newspapers from across the U.S.

Lexis-Nexis: Academic
Use "News" tab to find full-text of newspapers, newswires and radio/TV transcripts from across the country and around around the world.

National Newspapers (ProQuest)
Includes coverage of 27 newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, plus other important U.S., international and minority interest papers.

New York State Newspapers (Gale – NOVEL)
This database includes 28 full-text newspapers in New York State including the New York Times and the New York Post.

New York Times (ProQuest)
Complete full text from 1980 to the present.

New York Times Historical, 1851-2004  (ProQuest)
Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Provides access to every page (including advertising, editorials, obituaries, photos, as well as articles) from every available issue.

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Selected full text for nearly 30 major U.S. and international newspapers, as well as 200+ regional papers.  Also includes full-text radio and television news transcripts.

ProQuest Newspapers  (ProQuest)
Full-text access to 25+ major U.S. newspapers, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times, plus The Guardian from London.

Wall Street Journal (ProQuest)
The leading financial newspaper in the U.S., with excellent general news reporting. Full-text coverage from 1984 to present.

Full-text works in reference, fiction, non-fiction, and verse.

Britannica Online
This is the online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica. It has the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus along with several other features such as a country atlas, historical timelines, video biographies and much more authoritative reference material. Includes interactive features that allow you to personalize and focus your search, use some open source operations similar to Wikipedia, and other highlights.

Features more than 3,300 films created by the US government over the past 70 years on a range of topics--from the space program and employment discrimination to WW II and the war on drugs.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)
25,000+ encyclopedia entries covering all subject areas.

International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers

Lexis-Nexis: Academic
Use "Sources" tab to find a variety of reference tools including country profiles, polls & surveys, quotations, state profiles, and the World Almanac. Use "People" tab to find biographical information.

Oxford English Dictionary
The leading authority on the meanings, history, and evolution of the English language.

Oxford Reference Online
English dictionaries and thesauruses, bilingual dictionaries, and other reference material on a wide variety of subjects.

Research Starters in Sociology
This database allows you to look up shorter "research starters" in the field of sociology that will enable finding condensed encyclopedia-style entries on a variety of subjects in the field of sociology. This is an excellent tool for starting research in this discipline.


Primary Sources

American Memory/Library of Congress
A digital record of American history and creativity in written and spoken words, sound records, moving images, print, maps, and sheet music. 


Complete content of thousands of e-books in all subject areas.

The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania)
Full-text access to significant books written in English.

Project Gutenberg
Nearly 20,000 e-books in full-text.