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Research Resources: A to Z List


A B C D E F G H I J KL M N OP QR S T U V WXYZ
Newly acquired resources added over the last 6 months. Select link to read database description & access resource.

RIPM Music Periodicals Index
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Statistical DataSets (via Data-Planet)
Vanderbilt Television News Archive


ABSEES
ABSEES (American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies) provides an index of East-Central Europe and former Soviet Union journals, books, dissertations, online resources and government publications published in the United States and Canada. Covers 1990 to the present.

ACLCP
Association of College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania. F&M students have borrowing privileges at all libraries in this consortium. Search listed catalogs separately, or simultaneously using WorldCat (search, then check for ACLCP libraries).

ACM Digital Library
This database is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibligraphic records in existence, covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles. The ACM Digital Library is heavily integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography.

ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications
Provides fully edited articles with complete graphics and links from all 33 ACS publications. Articles appear online anywhere from two weeks to three months before the article is available in print. Coverage extends back to 1879.

ANB Online
The American National Biography includes more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. Updated quarterly.

ARTFL Project
Database of classical French writings that includes literary works, political tracts, philosophical writings, and technical treatises.

ARTstor
ARTstor is a non-profit initiative, founded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with a mission to use digital technology to enhance scholarship, teaching and learning in the arts and associated fields. The ARTstor Library's initial content includes approximately 500,000 images and its software tools support a wide range of pedagogical and research uses including: viewing and analyzing images through features such as zooming and panning, saving groups of images online for personal or shared uses, and creating and delivering presentations both online and offline. Please see ARTstor's Help Wiki for additional information.

ATLA Religion Index
Comprehensive database in religious and theological scholarship. Includes index citations, journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews from ATLA's print indexes: Religion Index One (RIO), Religion Index Two (RIT), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR). Covers from 1949 to the present.

Academic Universe
see Lexis Nexis Academic

Accessible Archives
Primary source material from 18th and 19th century periodicals. Includes Godey's Ladies Book (1830-80), Pennsylvania Gazette (1728-1800), Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective (1860-1865), African American Newspapers: The 19th Century.

AccessScience
Full access to more than 7100 articles, 115,000 definitions, 2,000 biographies, and research advances in science and technology. Updated daily.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
see America's Historical Newspapers

African American Newspapers: the 19th century
Primary source material from 18th and 19th century periodicals, provided by Accessible Archives.

AGRICOLA
Over 2.9 million records covering every major agricultural subject. Compiled by the National Agricultural Library of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Covers 1970 to the present.

Alternative Press Index
Indexes nearly 300 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines; covering cultural, economic, political & social change. Covers 1991 to the present.

America: History and Life (6)
Comprehensive bibliography of articles on the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to present. Covers abstracts 1964 to the present.

America's Historical Imprints
Comprehensive online resources offer more than 100,000 early American books, pamphlets, broadsides and rare printed materials. Featuring extensive indexing and full bibliographic information, they together illuminate more than 250 years of American history, literature, culture and daily life. Unique and authoritative, these fully searchable products enable researchers to browse and explore America's past in unprecedented ways. Subscription includes American Broadsides and Ephemera; Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800 and Supplements; Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker 1801-1819 and Supplements; American Pamphlets Series I 1820-1922: From the New York Historical Society.

America's Historical Newspapers
Fully searchable, cover-to-cover reproductions of early American newspapers including titles from all 50 present states. Includes: Early American Newspapers, Series 1 (1690-1876), Early American Newspapers, Series 2 (1758-1900) and Early American Newspapers, Series 3 (1829-1922).

American Broadsides and Ephemera, Series 1
Fully searchable facsimile images of approximately 15,000 broadsides (political materials) printed between 1820 and 1900 and 15,000 pieces of ephemera printed between 1760 and 1900. Ephemera includes: government proclamations, tax bills, town meeting reports, autobiographies, dying confessions of convicted criminals, theater playbills, sheet almanacs, advertisements, patriotic and popular songs and poems. This series is included in America's Historical Imprints.

American Chemical Society Publications
Provides fully edited articles with complete graphics and links from all 33 ACS publications. Articles appear online anywhere from two weeks to three months before the article is available in print. Coverage extends back to January 1996.

American Factfinder
Access to the latest population, housing, and economic data from the US Census Bureau.

American National Biography
Includes more than 17,400 men and women whose lives have shaped the nation. Updated quarterly.

American Pamphlets Series I 1820-1922: From the New York Historical Society
Collection of digitized pamphlets from one of the world's leading historical societies. Pamphlets represent a genre of printed materials written by authors from an unusually large socio-economic range. Few Americans in the 19th century could afford to publish bound books; however, many more had the means to print pamphlets. As with broadsides and other ephemeral items, pamphlets are a hard-to-find class of primary source materials, rarely collected and catalogued. This imprint series is included in America's Historical Imprints.

L'Annee Philologique
L'Annee Philologique is a full text database published by the Societe Internationale de Bibliographie Classique, is a specialized bibliographic database of scholarly works relating to all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. With over 810,000 records, L'Annee Philologique includes citations to journal articles and books, with abstracts in English, German, Spanish, French or Italian. Covers all volumes of the annual index, beginning with volumes 1 (1924), with 2,500 new records added each year.

Annual Reviews
Searchable full-text access to annual reviews in the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

Anthropology Plus
This resource is the combination of Anthropology Index and Anthropological Literature. Provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. Covers over 2500 journals, 19th century to the present. Updated quarterly.

Anthrosource
Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource brings anthropological material online to scholars and the public.

Applied Science and Technology Full Text
English-language periodicals covering engineering, mathematics, physics, and computer technology. Covers October 1983 to the present. Link will launch OmniFile Full Text Mega.

Archive Finder (4)
Locate primary resources held in over 220,000 Special Collections in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland, with links for contact and access information.

Art Full Text
Variety of international English-language arts publications. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1994 to present. Link will launch OmniFile Full Text Mega.

Article First
Periodicals index and abstract resource for over 15,000 titles in the areas of business, science, humanities, social science, medicine, technology and popular culture. Covers 1990 to the present.

Arts & Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)
Key index to articles from major journals in all areas of the arts and humanities. Use to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse). Covers 1975 to the present.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
This database offers a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including bibliographic descriptions on subjects such as the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. Covers 1934 to the present.

BHA (Bibliography of the History of Art)
Covering European and American art from late antiquity to the present, the Bibliography of the History of Art indexes and abstracts art-related books, conference proceedings and dissertations, exhibition and dealer's catalogs, and articles from more than 1,400 periodicals. Covers 1973-2008.

Background Notes
Factual publications that contain information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations. They include facts on the country's land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and its relations with other countries and the United States.

Benjamin Franklin, Papers of
Project sponsored by the American Philosophical Society, Yale University, and the Packard Humanities Institute. Site contains Vol. 1 - 37 (1706-1782) of the published Yale series, and unpublished writings from 1783-1792. Site also contains the full text of his autobiography.

Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS)
The online version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS), referencing principally western-language articles and book chapters on all parts of Asia. Coverage extends back to 1971.

Biological Abstracts
A comprehensive reference database covering life sciences journal literature. Covers 1926 to the present.

BioMed Central
An independent publishing house committed to providing immediate free access to peer-reviewed biomedical research.

BioOne.1
Searchable full text aggregation of nearly 100 bioscience research journals. The titles are published by scholarly societies and have formerly been available in print. Access to individual journal titles can also be found on the E-Journal Portal.

Book Orders, online
Order library materials online. Link will prompt for your F&M username and password. This service is only available for faculty, staff and administration. Any questions regarding online ordering may be directed to our Content Services Librarian, Molly Olney-Zide.

Book Review Digest Plus
With entries drawn from over 8,000 periodicals, Book Review Digest Plus indexes reviews of current fiction and non-fiction, and provides review excerpts and over 100,000 full text reviews. Covers 1983 to the present.

Books in Print
Featuring millions of English and Spanish language titles published in North America and abroad, GlobalBooksInPrint.com offers users the capacity to search by traditional bibliographic elements such as author, title, ISBN, etc. as well as market, review source, vendor, price range and more, GlobalBooksInPrint.com offers price comparisons and availability information from international vendors. The database also contains valuable added content such as professional reviews, tables of contents, and previews of full-text.

Business Abstracts with Full Text
Indexes more than 300 international English-language business magazines covering accounting, finance, management, and small business. Covers January 1986 to the present.

Business Research (Lexis-Nexis)
Business information, including industry and market news, company profies and financial reports, and SEC filings.

Business Source Complete
World's definitive scholarly business database, providing the leading collection of bibliographic and full text content. As part of the comprehensive coverage offered by this database, indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. Covers marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Updated daily.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

CIS Index (Congressional Universe)
Indexing, abstracting, and some full-text of publications of the U.S. Congress. Covers 1970 to the present.

CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Almanac
The CQ Almanac Online Edition brings together authoritative congressional reporting since the 79th Congress. The site pairs all of the content from the print volumes with electronic features that make navigating the content fast and easy. Coverage extends back to 1945. You can view and search across all of our CQ resources here.

CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Global Researcher
Provides a comprehensive snapshot of today's most pressing global issues, with focused, readable, single-topic reports. Written by seasoned journalists with years of international experience, report sections include "Current Situation", "Pro/Con", and a new feature called "Voices from Abroad." You can view and search across all of our CQ resources here.

CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Researcher
Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. You can view and search across all of our CQ resources here.

CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Weekly
CQ Weekly covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else, fully archived to 1983. Get in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap up the previous week's news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates and all roll-call votes. You can view and search across all of our CQ resources here.

CQ's Politics in America
An essential resource for any collection that serves readers who want authoritative information on the members of the Congress. The profiles of the 535 members plus the delegates offer concise and candid analysis of personalities, political styles, legislative agendas, political ambitions, and reputations of members at home and on Capitol Hill. Detailed state and district information plus a wealth of information on campaign finance, partisan caucuses, standing committees, and other member data round out the book. You can view and search across all of our CQ resources here.

Campus Research (Westlaw)
Research service, includes: thousands of news databases arranged geographically and topically; hundreds of newswires as well as business, trade and professional journals and publications; and superior law-related resources, including both primary law and analysis. For Mac Users - Please use Safari or Google Chrome as your browser.

Census.gov
The Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

Chicago Tribune
Chicago newspaper, provided by NewsBank. Covers 1985 to present.

Choice Reviews Online
Provides access to the entire database of CHOICE reviews published since September 1988. The database is updated monthly, generally at mid-month, with reviews that will be printed in the next monthly issue of CHOICE. The newest reviews appear, arranged by academic discipline and broad cross-disciplinary topic. Covers September, 1988 to present.

Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective
Full text primary resource newsarticles provided by Accessible Archives. Compare news coverage between the North and South. Features The Charleston Mercury, The New York Herald, and Richmond Enquirer.

Clase and Periodica
CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities, covers 1975 to present. PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology, covers 1978 to present.

Classical Music Library
Classical Music Library offers an impressive classical music collection enabling you to listen to a continually growing collection - currently over 60,000 tracks. This Classical Music Library service is a complete collection of recordings, accompanied by a vast reference database.

College Reporter
Digital archive of the F&M College student newspaper, which began in print as College Days in 1873. Currently covers the time period from 1873 through February 2011.

CollegeSource
Contains over 4,000 United States and international college and university full-text catalogs.

Community Health Data Base
The Community Health Data Base provides local data that are community-based rather than resource-based; data that can be examined by different levels of geography, including census tract, health district, Minor Civil Division, and ZIP code; and longitudinal data that can be used as a baseline to measure changes in health, social status and access to care over time. The Online Data Tool includes access to over 900 health indicators for all Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) ZIP codes, each county in SEPA, and the SEPA region as a whole. For Mac Users - Please use Safari or Google Chrome as your browser. Covers from 2000-2012.

Congressional Universe (ProQuest)
Indexing, abstracting, and some full-text of publications of the U.S. Congress. Covers 1970 to the present.

Contemporary Authors
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 novelists, poets, playwrights, non-fiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

Country Studies
The Country Studies Series presents a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the world.

Credo Reference
A digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing 100 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers: dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, and books of quotations, not to mention a host of subject-specific titles covering everything from the arts and literature to technology.

Current Mathematical Publications
Mathematical reviews on the web. Database included in MathSciNet. Covers 1940 to the present.

Dance Education Literature and Research Descriptive Index
Created by the National Dance Education Organization. Research in the field of dance education in the United States including: student achievement, kinesthetic learning/brain research, creative process, integrated arts/interdisciplinary education, multi-cultural infusion, children-at-risk, equity issues, policy, certification and teaching standards, national and state standards.

Dance in Video
Contains over 500 hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Digest of Education Statistics
Produced by the National Center for Educational Statistics, a federal agency. Includes data from enrollment to outcomes, for gradeschool through post-secondary education.

Dyabola
see Projekt Dyabola

EDGAR (SEC Filings and Forms)
Through its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval site EDGAR, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) makes all submissions by U.S. public companies since 1993 available in full-text. Beginning in November 2002, all foreign companies listed on U.S. exchanges are also required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR.

eHRAF World Cultures
A collection of ethnographic texts arranged by culture and subject. Currently contains over 90 cultures. Updated yearly.

ERIC (Access via FirstSearch or ProQuest)
Index to journal articles, government studies, books, dissertations, and other material on education and related fields that combines citations of sponsored reports, from Resources in Education, and over 1000 journals, from the Current Index to Journals in Education. The ERIC database is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. Covers 1966 to the present.

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 and Supplements
Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets and broadsides printed in America from 1639-1800. Based on the renowned American Bibliography by Charles Evans and subsequent bibliographic works by Roger Bristol. This database includes more than consists of more than 37,000 books, pamphlets and broadsides. Click here for the Series I Supplement. This imprint series is included in America's Historical Imprints.

Early American Imprints, Series II: Shaw-Shoemaker, 1801-1819 and Supplements
Provides full-text and full-page-image access to books, pamphlets, and broadsides published in America from 1801-1819. Contains many state papers and government materials, including published reports; presidential letters and messages; and congressional, state and territorial resolutions. Based on the American Bibliography by Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker. Provides full-text access to the 36,000 American books, pamphlets and broadsides published in the first nineteen years of the 19th century. Click here for the Series II Supplement. This imprint series is included in America's Historical Imprints.

Early American Newspapers, 1690-1922
see America's Historical Newspapers

EconLit
Comprehensive, international, partially annotated bibliography of economics literature. Indexes over 300 journals as well as books, dissertations, working papers, and collective volumes. Covers 1969 to the present.

Education Full Text
Indexes more than 400 domestic and international English-language periodicals and yearbooks. Subjects include administration, teaching methods and curriculum, literacy, and government funding. Covers 1984 to the present.

Encyclopedia Britannica (with Webster's Dictionary)
Latest article database, including articles not in the print edition, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, and the Britannica Book of the Year (1994 - present), with thousands of web links selected by editors.

Encyclopaedia of Islam (3)
Includes articles on distinguished Muslims of every era and origin, tribes and dynasties, crafts and sciences, political and religious institutions, the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of various countries with significant Islamic populations (the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, as well as the Ottoman Empire) and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities therein.

Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
A comprehensive encyclopedia dealing with all disciplines broadly defined as the "life sciences." It is updated on a regular basis.

Encyclopedia of Religion
Now in its second edition (2006), the most comprehensive reference source treating the full spectrum of religious studies. Articles are cross referenced. Contains a thirty-one page synoptic outline and a voluminous detailed index.

FDsys
GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides public access to Government information submitted by Congress and Federal agencies and preserved as technology changes.

FedStats
Access to statistical data from over 100 agencies of the federal government.

Federal Register 2.0
View the Federal Register in a daily online newspaper format, highlighting the most popular and newsworthy documents. Users will be able to see all of the U.S. Government rules, proposed rules, public notices of federal agencies and Presidential documents in a clear layout and improved navigation. Covers from 1994 to the present.

Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages. Covers 1990 to 2007.

Film and Television Literature Index
A comprehensive bibliographic database covering the entire spectrum of television and film writing. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

FirstSearch
A collection of 14 subject-specific indexes and databases (most are listed here).

First Research (Mergent)
This resource covers more than 900 industry segments and provides monthly statistics and indicators. Please note that there are multiple screens that must be navigated before reaching First Research.

GPO Access
see FDsys

GPO Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online. Covers July 1976 to the present.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
A digital reference collection that places factual information at your fingertips. Containing high-quality reference books in history, medicine, religion and the social sciences, now accessible wherever you are.

Gale's Literary Index
Master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 159,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 210,000 titles into one source.

General Science Full Text
Journals and magazines from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering all major scientific fields. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1993 to present.

GeoRef
Nearly 2 million records about geology and earth sciences. Covers 1785 to the present (North America) and 1933 to the present (entire world).

GeoScienceWorld
A comprehensive internet resource for research and communications in the geosciences, built on a core database aggregation of peer-reviewed journals indexed, linked, and inter-operable with GeoRef.

Global Books in Print
see Books in Print

Godey's Ladies Book
19th century periodical reflects American women's experience. Powerfully illustrated, features fashion, music and book reviews. An excellent primary resource for cultural study; provided by Accessible Archives.

Google Scholar
Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites. Google Scholar helps you find relevant work across the world of scholarly research.

Grove Music Online
see Oxford Music Online

Handbook of Latin American Studies
Selective annotated bibliography of scholarly works on Latin America, with citations (some in Spanish or Portuguese) to materials in the humanities and social sciences. Covers 1935 to the present.

HarpWeek: the Civil War Era 1857-77
Access to Harper's Weekly during the Civil War and Reconstruction eras. Provides both text and image searching capabilities.

Health, United States
Health, United States is an annual report on national trends in health statistics. Includes highlights section, chartbook, and 151 trend tables.

Historical Abstracts (6)
Comprehensive international historical coverage (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Covers abstracts from 1955 to the present.

Human Relations Area Files World Cultures Online (HRAF Online)
see eHRAF World Cultures

Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields. Covers 1984 to the present.

Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective
Indexes articles from English-language periodicals in a wide range of interdisciplinary fields. Covers 1907 to 1984.

ICPSR Direct
Search the extensive holdings of the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, encompassing political, social, economic, and educational data, and download data and documentation to your own computer for analysis. Most datasets require the use of a quantitative analysis program, such as SPSS, Data Desk, or Excel, to produce useful results. Contact F&M's institutional liaison to the ICPSR, Professor Robert Friedrich in the Government Department, at 291-4162 or robert.friedrich@fandm.edu for more information.

ICSD (Inorganic Crystal Structure Database)
This database contains information on all inorganic crystal structure including pure elements, minerals, metals, and intermetallic compounds including their atomic coordinates that have been published since 1913. It is updated twice a year. Limited to 4 Simultaneous Users.

INSPEC
Contains close to 10 million bibliographic records taken from more than 3850 scientific and technical journals, including comprehensive access to literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. Covers 1969 to the present.

ITER Bibliography
Iter, meaning 'a journey' or 'a path' in Latin, is a growing database of books and journals dealing with the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700).

Index Islamicus
The most comprehensive bibliography for Islamic Studies. Produced by an editorial team working at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, its records cover scholarship deemed significant to the field. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works and book reviews, with books being indexed down to the chapter level. Coverage extends back to 1906.

Intelligencer Journal - Lancaster New Era (Lancaster)
Local newspaper, provided by NewsBank. To search all four Lancaster newspapers (and other regional titles), choose Local Papers. Covers March 1, 2008 to June 27, 2009 (Saturdays and Holidays only) and June 29, 2009 to present (Monday-Saturday). Complete coverage information can be found here.

International Bibliography of Art (IBA)
Definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, IBA is the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA), and retains the editorial policies which made BHA one of the most trusted and frequently consulted sources in the field. Publications covered include at least 500 core journals, with subject areas including European, American and Global art; decorative arts and antiques; museum studies and conservation; archaeology; folk art; and architectural history. Covers 2008 to the present.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Covers scholarship and fields that have emerged and matured since the publication of the original international edition. Highlights the expanding influence of economics in social science research and features new articles and biographies contributed by scholars from around the world on a wide array of global topics in the social sciences. 2nd Edition (2008)

International Financial Statistics (5)
A standard source of international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The database, published by the International Monetary Fund, contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas. Covers 1948 to the present.

JStor
A collection of full-text articles from over 2000 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years. A growing number of titles are available through the current issues, as part of their "Current Scholarship Program". Select Advanced Search to strategically search amongst 45 disciplines. Choose PDF from within JStor to properly view and print articles. For convenience, JStor is now searchable on Facebook.

Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism
An overview of the major landmarks of criticism from classical antiquity to the present day.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Local newspaper, provided by NewsBank. To search all four Lancaster newspapers (and other regional titles), choose Local Papers. Covers September 5, 1989 to June 26, 2009. Complete coverage information can be found here.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal - Lancaster New Era
Local newspaper, provided by NewsBank. To search all four Lancaster newspapers (and other regional titles), choose Local Papers. Covers March 1, 2008 to June 27, 2009 (Saturdays and Holidays only) and June 29, 2009 to present (Monday-Saturday). Complete coverage information can be found here.

Lancaster New Era
Local newspaper, provided by NewsBank. To search all four Lancaster newspapers (and other regional titles), choose Local Papers. Covers September 5, 1989 to June 26, 2009. Complete coverage information can be found here.

Lancaster Sunday News
Local newspaper, provided by NewsBank. To search all four Lancaster papers (and other regional titles), choose Local Papers. Covers September 10, 1989 to present. Complete coverage information can be found here.

Legal Periodicals Full Text
Indexes articles from 620 legal journals, yearbooks, institutes, bar associations, law reviews, and government publications originating in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Includes book reviews. Covers August 1981 to the present. Link will launch OmniFile Full Text Mega.

Legal Research (Lexis-Nexis)
Legal resources, including law reviews, state and federal case law, patent law, and law school directories.

Lexis Nexis Academic
Connections to newspaper articles (including New York Times and Washington Post), business information (including SEC filings), and legal resources (including state and federal case law).

Liber8
Provides a single point of access to the economic information that the Federal Reserve System, other government agencies, and data providers have to offer. They specifically selected non-technical sources that would be simpler to use and easier to understand.

Library Catalogs, not F&M (LibDex)
Choose from a huge list of international colleges and universities.

Library & Information Science Full Text
Indexes more than 200 international library and information-science periodicals and more than 600 books per year. Covers December 1980 to the present. Link will launch OmniFile Full Text Mega.

Library of Congress
The ultimate library catalog! Over 40 million monograph records.

Literary Index, Gale's
Master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It combines and cross-references over 159,000 author names, including pseudonyms and variant names, and listings for over 210,000 titles into one source.

Literature Criticism Online
Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available. Scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles newspaper, provided by Academic Universe. Covers Jan. 1, 1985 through the current issue.

MIT CogNet
A comprehensive platform which includes pre-eminent resources from several fields, such as artificial intelligence, linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, philosophy and education. The platform provides an ever-growing electronic collection of relevant books, journals, conference proceedings, calls for papers and grey literature, and provides searchable access to ten major reference works published by the MIT Press; over 530 MIT Press books in full-text PDF; and the full text of six MIT Press journals.

MLA International Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index of articles, book chapters and essays in literature, languages, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

Making of America (Cornell)
A digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. A related website, Making of America (University of Michigan), can be found here.

Mathematical Reviews
Mathematical reviews on the web. Database included in MathSciNet. Covers 1940 to the present.

MathSciNet
Encompassing both Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, this index is the most comprehensive in the discipline. Covers 1940 to the present.

Medline
MEDLINE provides access to over 12 million citations back to the mid-1960's in all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing.

MedlinePlus Health Information
Presents up-to-date health care information, selected by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, for use by health care consumers and health professionals. Hundreds of health topics are listed alphabetically and are also grouped into 32 groups. PubMed database searches, with the search queries already formulated, can be initiated from any of the health topics in order to search for more information.

Mental Measurements Yearbook (4)
Provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments. Contains information essential for a complete evaluation of test products within such diverse areas as psychology, education, business, and leadership. All entries contain descriptive information (e.g., test purpose, publisher, pricing) and edited review(s) written by leading content area experts. To be included in the MMY, a test must be commercially available, be published in the English language, and be new or revised since it last appeared in the series. Covers 1916 to the present.

Mergent Archives
A collection of digitized Moody's corporate manuals, dating from 1909.

Mergent Online
Mergent is a suite of information resources that enables in-depth business and financial research. Included is information on U. S. and international companies (public and private), industries, investment reports, government filings, economic time series, and country profiles.

Modern Languages Association: International Bibliography
Index of articles, book chapters and essays in literature, languages, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

Music Literature Abstracts (RILM)
Over 200,000 citations on international music describing books, articles, and dissertations. Produced by the Repertoire Internationale de Litterature Musicale. Covers 1967 to the present.

Music Periodicals Index (RIPM)
Over 140 music periodicals are indexed, including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. Detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950. Published by the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Nature Encyclopedia of Life Sciences
see Encyclopedia of Life Sciences

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
This encyclopedic dictionary is a comprehensive topical starting point for research in economics.

New York Times
National newspaper, provided by Academic Universe. Offers searchable ASCII text (no images) to abstracts and full-text. Jan. 1, 1969 - May 31, 1980, abstracts; June 1, 1980 through the current issue, full-text.

New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
The New York Times offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Sept. 18, 1851 - 4 Years Ago, full-text.

NewsBank
Full-text access to major U.S. and international newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, and local Lancaster newspapers. Coverage varies, 5 to 20 years.

News Research (Lexis-Nexis)
News resources, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, broadcast transcripts, blog and web publications, reviews, obituaries, and editorials.

Nineteenth Century Masterfile
A reference service covering the Nineteenth Century, providing indexes to major indexing and information sources of that period. Contains full indexing of the New York Times from 1863 to 1905.

OAIster (Open Archive Initiative Collections)
Provides access to digital resources using the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH). Digital resources include items such as digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies and datasets. These resources, often hidden from search engines. The owners of these resources share them with the world using OAI-PMH.

OED (Oxford English Dictionary)
The complete text of the Oxford English Dictionary's twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series, as well as draft material from the current OED project.

OmniFile Full Text Mega
Access to full text articles, page images, article abstracts, and citations from thousands of sources. Coverage back as early as 1982.

Oxford Art Online
A new gateway into art research and the access point for Oxford art reference publications, including Grove Art Online, with its tens of thousands of subject entries, biographies, bibliographic citations, and images. Oxford Art Online also includes The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
This multi-language resource offers completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, as well as unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages.

Oxford Music Online
A new gateway that offers users the ability, for the first time ever, to access and cross-search the vast resources of Oxford's music reference in one location. The cornerstone of Oxford Music Online, Grove Music Online, has been completely redesigned with a number of functional enhancements and new content. Oxford Music Online also includes Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Companion to Music, and The Oxford Dictionary of Music.

Oxford Reference Online
The largest, most up-to-date, authoritative, and accessible reference work in the world. This huge resource contains almost 2 million words and phrases from Oxford's English language and bilingual dictionaries. Individual Oxford titles may be found amongst our Research Resources - By Subject pages. We do not subscribe to all content.

PAIS
PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) is an index to policy-oriented literature (books, journal articles and U.S. and foreign government documents). International coverage of information about political, economic and social issues and events in specific countries. Covers both the International and Archives of PAIS. Covers 1914 to the present.

PILOTS (Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress)
A bibliographic database, produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

PROLA (Physical Review Online Archives)
Access the full text of Physical Review Sections A-E , Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics and Physical Review Special Topics. Covers 1893 to the present.

Past Masters
A collection of definitive full-text electronic editions of classical writings in philosophy including published and unpublished original works, articles, essays, and correspondence. Boolean searching provided.

Pennsylvania Gazette
The New York Times of the 18th century, offering social, political and cultural perspectives of the period. Primary source material from Accessible Archives.

Pennsylvania Newspaper Record: Delaware County (1819-70)
Primary source material from 18th and 19th century periodicals, provided by Accessible Archives.

Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia newspaper, provided by NewsBank. Covers 1978 to present.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia newspaper, provided by NewsBank. Covers 1981 to present.

Philosopher's Index
The comprehensive scholarly database covering book and journals since 1940 in philosophy.

Physical Review Online Archives (PROLA)
Access the full text of Physical Review Sections A-E , Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics and Physical Review Special Topics. Covers 1893 to the present.

Poole's Plus
see Nineteenth Century Masterfile

Population Index
An annotated bibliography of recently published books, journal articles, working papers, and other material on population topics. Covers 1986 to the present. Updated quarterly.

Project Muse
Searchable access to scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences and mathematics.

Projekt Dyabola
Access to three bibliographic databases covering arts of the antiquities--Archäologische Jahresbibliographie, Monographien der Bibliographie zur Vor- und Frühgeschichte Europas (RGK), and Eurasienbibliographie des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. Coverage varies. Some overlap with the resource, Zenon DAI, below. The first two databases listed in this description are available in English by clicking on the English flag to the right of the database name.

PsycARTICLES
Contains more than 100,000 searchable full text articles from 57 journals published by the American Psychological Association and 8 from allied organizations. Covers 1894 to the present.

PsycINFO
The APA's index of journals, books, dissertations, and reports on psychology and related fields. Includes indexing from Psychological Abstracts. Covers 1840 to the present.

RCLweb
A resource to find research materials, enhance course curriculum, and aid in collection development. Updated quarterly to provide the latest recommended titles (including Choice) mapped to 58 curriculum-specific subject areas.

RILM Music Literature Abstracts
Over 200,000 citations on international music describing books, articles, and dissertations. Produced by the Repertoire Internationale de Litterature Musicale. Covers 1967 to the present.

RIPM Music Periodicals Index
Over 140 music periodicals are indexed, including articles, reviews, illustrations, music examples, advertisements, press reviews, and more. Detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800 and 1950. Published by the International Musicological Society and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres.

Readers' Guide Full Text Mega
Indexes over 200 popular U.S. general interest periodicals. Covers 1983 to the present.

Readers' Guide Retrospective
Comprehensive indexing of 500 of the most popular general-interest periodicals published in the United States and reflects the history of 20th century America. The complete database covers the years 1890 through 1982.

Religion Index (ATLA)
Comprehensive database in religious and theological scholarship. Includes index citations, journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews from ATLA's print indexes: Religion Index One (RIO), Religion Index Two (RIT), and Index to Book Reviews in Religion (IBRR). Covers from 1949 to the present.

Request for Library Material
Order library materials online. This service is only available for faculty and professional staff. Book, Audio and Video order links will prompt for your F&M username and password. Any questions regarding online ordering may be directed to our Content Services Librarian, Molly Olney-Zide.

Research in Dance Education
see Dance Education Literature and Research Descriptive Index

Roper Center iPoll & RoperExpress
iPoll is a comprehensive database of over 500,000 public opinion questions and answers asked in the US since 1935. RoperExpress offers on demand access to the full datasets required to conduct bivariate and multivariate analyses on archived surveys. Access requires a simple, one-time registration and a valid F&M email address.

SEC Filings and Forms
see EDGAR (SEC Filings and Forms)

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
The Sanborn Map Company, the best known of the US fire-insurance map producers, has made maps since 1867. The fire insurance maps produced by Sanborn show building footprints, building material, height or number of stories, building use, lot lines, road widths and water facilities. The maps also show street names and property boundaries of the time. This collection of maps is historically significant as it is sometimes the best detailed map of a town or city dating from the mid 1800s. Penn State University Maps Library has a near complete collection of Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for the state of Pennsylvania.

SciFinder Scholar
Provides access a wide diversity of research from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical science, chemistry, engineering, materials science and agricultural science. SciFinder includes references from over 10,000 journals and patents, discoveries from the mid-1800s to present, breakthroughs as they are published, and the world's largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information. Users must register for a username and password. Contact Laura Eiford, Science Librarian for assistance.

Science Full Text, General
Journals and magazines from the U.S. and Great Britain, covering all major scientific fields. Indexing from 1984 to present, abstracting from 1993 to present.

Science Citation Index (Web of Science)
Key index to articles from major journals in all areas of science and technology. Use to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse). Covers 1900 to the present.

Social Sciences Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and related fields. Includes both Abstracts and Full Text Articles. Covers 1983 to the present.

Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science)
Key index to articles from major journals in all areas of the social sciences. Use to find other articles citing a specific article (footnotes in reverse). Covers 1900 to the present.

Sociological Abstracts
Full version comprehensive database of over 1800 journals covering sociology, social work, and other social sciences. Covers 1952 to the present.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest)
The National Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included. The Abstract is also your Guide to Sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. The 1878-2012 archives are viewable here and 1878-1949 archives are viewable here

Statistical DataSets (via Data-Planet)
Provides easy access to an extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data. The Data-Planet repository contains more than 90 billion data points from more than 65 source organizations. The over two billion time series in Data-Planet provide immediate access to data presented in charts, maps, graphs, and table form, via multiple points of entry. There are up to 2 billion charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables available for use in the Data-Planet repository. All of the data have been standardized and structured, and described with up to 37 fields of metadata, including a controlled vocabulary. Data-Planet Statistical DataSets LibGuide can be found here.

Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
A research solutions tool that abstracting, indexing, and full text for publications from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources. Users can scan the contents of the collection, select subjects and variable of interest, and view data in side-by-side tables and charts. This resource is completely interactive and results are instantaneous. Each time a user clicks on a new element, the elements that are shown in the display area are updated, and a new table, chart, and/or map appear. When using "Customize Data", please allow time for the data to appear on the screen.

Sunday News (Lancaster)
Local newspaper, provided by NewsBank. To search all four Lancaster papers (and other regional titles), choose Local Papers. Covers September 10, 1989 to present. Complete coverage information can be found here.

Table of Contents Alert Services
  • IngentaConnect: Free browsing/searching of journal TOCs (including backfiles), and up to 5 journal title TOC alerts for free with registration. Covers 13,500 journals.
  • JournalTOC Alert Service: Allows a researcher to register, and receive up to 300 journal title TOC alerts for free. Covers 21,483 journals.

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers
Provides information on 155,000 companies, 60,000 product & service classification headings, and 124,000 brand names. Access is free but requires individual registration to search. Updated annually.

Ulrichsweb
Begun in 1932, this reference tool contains the latest international bibliographic information on journals, magazines and newspapers. With over 186,100 regularly and irregularly issued serials classified under 897 subject headings, Ulrich's is the most comprehensive directory available worldwide. It also includes more than 39,900 serials available exclusively online or in addition to hard copy and 6,300 serials are indicated as available on CD-ROM. Updated weekly.

Vital Statistics on American Politics
Basic statistical information on American government and politics, this resource can serve as a fundamental reference tool for those who wish to stay informed about numerous aspects of American politics. You can view and search across all of our CQ resources here.

Vanderbilt Television News Archive
Over one million video news segments, complete with searchable abstracts. The archive includes evening news broadcasts from ABC, CBS, and NBC, as well as news reports from Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. Coverage extends back to August 5, 1968. No current material will be made available until at least 72 hours after it was originally broadcast. Real Player is needed to view videos. PC version or Mac version.

Wall Street Journal
Newspaper, provided by Academic Universe. Covers May 1, 1973 through the current issue.

Washington Information Directory
A guide to national organizations and U.S. Government agencies. You can view and search across all of our CQ resources here.

Washington Post
Newspaper, provided by Academic Universe. Covers Jan. 1, 1977 through the current issue.

Web of Science
Thomson Reuters' premier citation databases in the sciences (physical, life and social) and arts & humanities. Search for articles that cite a known author or work or by standard search queries. Covers 1900 to the present.

Westlaw, Campus Research
Research service, includes: thousands of news databases arranged geographically and topically; hundreds of newswires as well as business, trade and professional journals and publications; and superior law-related resources, including both primary law and analysis. For Mac Users - The search screen will time-out after approximately 25 seconds of loading the browser window. If this happens, use your browser's back button to return to the previous screen.

Women Writers Online
Features over 350 searchable texts by pre-Victorian women writers .

World Almanac
Includes the contents of the most current editions of the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids.

WorldCat
The OCLC Online Union Catalog. Nearly 180 million records of many types of material cataloged by OCLC member libraries around the world. *NOW* available in limited format as Worldcat.org. Materials from 1000 BC to present, updated daily.

WorldCat Dissertations and Theses
Includes all dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by OCLC members, including all subjects. Citations only. Updated daily.

World dataBank
A data source that includes information on the global economy, finance, gender, education, health, natural resources, and environmental indicators. This resource, published by the World Bank, contains statistical data for over 600 development indicators and time series data from 1960 to the latest compiled for over 200 countries as well as 18 country groups. Databases include: World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, Africa Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millenium Development Goals.

World Development Indicators
see World dataBank

Zenon DAI (Deutsches Archaological Institute)
Catalog of the German Archaeological Institute, available through a free interface. Some overlap with the resource, Projekt Dyabola, above. Coverage is generally 1956 to the present.


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