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Academic OneFile    full-text
Database of full-text scholarly articles in all disciplines, 1980-present

Academic Search Complete   full-text
The world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database. Dates of coverage vary by title · contents
Academic Video Online Premium
Over 26,000 documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage, covering all academic disciplines.
AccessUN    full-text
Index of United Nations documents and reports, 1945 to present

Africa Knowledge Project
A selection of journals published in Africa and databases on Kiswahili stories, African music and the Biafran War.

African American Periodicals, 1825-1995   full-text
More than 170 academic and political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations' bulletins, annual reports and other genres,by and about African Americans.

African American Newspapers, 1827-1998    full-text
When complete, this database will feature 270 newspapers published in 36 states—including rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.
African American Studies Center now called Oxford African American Studies Center  full-text
More than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field, drawn from Oxford University Press reference works, with primary source documents and maps.
African Newspapers, 1800-1922   full-text
More than 40 fully searchable English- and foreign-language African newspapers published in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
AGRICOLA    full-text
Articles on all aspects of agriculture, 1970 to present · contents
Alt-Press Watch    full-text
Articles from newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press, 1995 to present · contents

America: History and Life with Full Text   full-text
U.S. & Canadian history articles, prehistory to present, written from 1964 to present · contents

American Broadsides & Ephemera, 1760-1900   
use America's Historical Imprints

American Film Scripts Online    full-text
Searchable full-text screenplays of more than 1000 American films, with detailed information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts.

American Periodical Series 1740-1900 full-text
Searchable full-text facsimiles of more than 1110 American periodicals from colonial days to the dawn of the 20th century · contents
America’s Historical Imprints   full-text
A primary source collection that combines Early American Imprints I & II and American Broadsides & Ephemera, which together document the America from the 17th-19th century.
America's Historical Newspapers    full-text
Searchable full-text of more than 1000 historical U.S. newspapers, 1690-1922 · printing instructions · contents

Annual Reviews    full-text
Complete set of Annual Review back volumes (life, physical, and social sciences) from beginning through 2001, and to present for select series · contents

L'Annee Philologique
Major ongoing international bibliography covering all aspects of classical studies from prehistory to the Middle Ages, written from 1924-2006 (volumes 1-77)

Anthropology Plus
Comprehensive index to the literature of anthropology, archaeology, and interdisciplinary studies. from the late 19th century-present

Full text of the 15 key American Anthropological Association (AAA) journals, and a fulltext archive of all AAA publications
Art Full Text    full-text
Articles on all aspects of art, 1984 to present (abstracts), 1997 to present (full text) · contents

Art Index Retrospective
Articles on arts, crafts, and architecture, 1929-1984. See also Art Full Text . · contents

ARTbibliographies Modern
Modern & contemporary artists, art movements, art history and theory, design, photography, new media and crafts, 1974 to present · contents

ARTFL: A French Textual Database     full-text
2000 texts of literary criticism, biology, history, economics, and philosophy, 17th-20th century

Arts & Humanities Citation Index
Index to scholarly articles in the arts and humanities, 1975 to present. Search for articles that cite known journal articles or books · contents

ARTstor     full-text
Digitized images of art, architecture, and other forms of visual culture from around the world, from museums, archaeology, photo archives, slide collections, and art reference works, dating from B.C.E. to present

Asian American Drama    full-text
Full-text of over 250 plays by Asian American playwrights, with biographical, production, and theatrical information, late 19th century to present · contents

Asia-Studies Full-Text Online
Thousands of full-text research reports covering 53 countries on a multitude of business, government, economic, and social issues.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLA Serials some   full-text
Index to articles, books, and essays on all aspects of religion, 1949 to present, with full text of more than 80 major religion and theology journals.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Articles on architecture, archaeology, planning, interior design, and historic preservation, 1977 to present · contents


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Bibliography of Asian Studies Online
Covers Asian studies in western languages. Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters & conference proceedings, 1971-1991, and articles published in the 100+ most-used journals in this field, 1991 to present

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA)
Index of art and architecture articles, and exhibition catalogs, 1973 to present · contents
Biography in Context   full-text
Detailed profiles of prominent people in all fields of endeavor; search by name, date of birth or death, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender · contents

Biological Science Collection
Organismal biology, ecology, and environmental science, in 3 sections: Biology Digest (general), 1989 to present; Biological Sciences (research journals) 1982 to present; and Plant Science, 1994 to present · contents

Biomed Central   full-text
Free access to peer reviewed biomedical research publications.
Birds of North America    full-text
A comprehensive work covering the life histories of North American birds, produced by the American Ornithologists' Union, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Book Review Digest Plus   some  full-text
Reviews of English-language fiction and non-fiction published after 1983 · contents
Boston Globe 1872-1981 · 1980-present    full-text
Searchable full-text replica of this newspaper, including graphics and ads.

British History Online    full-text
Fulltext of core primary and secondary sources for medieval & modern history of the British Isles.

British Periodicals    full-text
Searchable full text facsimiles of more than 460 British periodicals from the late 17th to the early 20th century, covering literature, philosophy, history, science, the fine arts and social sciences · contents


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Cambridge Companions Complete Collection   full-text
Introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics and periods in essays taken from 467 Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics, Philosophy, Religion and Culture, and Music.
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications   some  full-text
United States Government publications, 1976 to present

Chicago Defender     full-text
Searchable full-text replica of one of America's leading African-American newspapers, from 1910-1975.

Chicago Manual of Style
Searchable online version of the 15th edition of this style guide from the University of Chicago Press, together with the ChicagoStyle Q&A.

Chicago Tribune Historical (1848-1989)    full-text
Searchable full-text replica of the newspaper, including graphics and ads.

China Academic Journals - CNKI
Searchable full text of 809 Chinese journals of literature, history, and philosophy, in Chinese.
China Data Online     full-text
Statistical data for China from 1949 to present, with more detailed data available from the 1990's to present.   full-text    WC campus only, two simultaneous users
Brief reviews of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources

Chronicle of Higher Education   full-text    
Weekly source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators, September 1989-present.

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online   some  full-text
Working papers, policy briefs, books, journals dealing with international affairs, 1991 to present.  For off-campus access, install VPN then select the link to CIAO above.

Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective    full-text
Articles from New York Herald, Charleston Mercury & Richmond Enquirer (1860-1865) let you compare Union and Confederate views of the American Civil War. NOTE : Works best in Netscape.

Classical Music Library
Classical music in streaming audio, featuring major artists on major labels: Deutsche Grammophon, London, EMI, Hyperion, and many others. 

CogNet   full-text
Books, conference proceedings, journals, video, and reference tools on cognitive and brain sciences, including computational intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, neurosciences, and evolution

Columbia Granger's World of Poetry    full-text
Full text of more than 250,000 poems and over 450,000 citations, including those most widely-read in English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian, as well as a wide range of other current and ancient European languages.
Communication & Mass Media Complete    full-text
Journal articles in the fields of communications, mass media, journalism, television, radio, newspaper publishing, speech, broadcasting, communication theory, and advertising, with full text for over 500 journals.
Confidential Print: Middle East,1839-1969   full-text
Formerly confidiental government  documents issued by the UK's Foreign & Colonial Office concerning its colonial holdings in the Middle East from 1839-1969.
Congress and the Nation    full-text
Perspective and analysis of the U.S. Congress (1945-2009) -- trends, actions and controversies.
Congress Daily (via National Journal)
Issues, process, and people on Capitol Hill, covering the latest 2 weeks

Contemporary Literary Criticism    full-text
Critical essays on the writings of contemporary authors

Contemporary World Music    full-text
Music from all regions of the world, including reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more.

CQ Almanac    full-text
Original analysis and data on major legislation and political dates during each Congressional session, 1945 to present

CQ Congress    full-text
Analysis of members of Congress, key votes, interest groups, and public policy legislation, 1945 to present

CQ Library    full-text
Cross-search all the CQ collections

CQ Researcher Plus Archive    full-text
In-depth, unbiased background and analysis on timely political topics, 1923 to present

CQ Voting & Elections    full-text
Data, analyses, explanations and historical material on the election process, 1757 to present

CQ Weekly    full-text
Covers legislation before Congress, political and lobbying activity, including status of bills, votes and amendments, and floor and committee activity, 1983 to present

CREDO Reference    full-text
An interdisciplinary research tool that allows you to search over 300 reference works simultaneously, limiting to audio or visual materials.
Criminal Justice Collection  full-text
Hundreds of fulltext journals on policing, forensics, crime, and criminal justice. Limit to peer-reviewed publications for best results · contents
Culinary Arts Collection  full-text
More than 300 major cooking and nutrition magazines cover recipes, restaurant reviews, industry news, and practical instruction · contents
Current Biography Illustrated   full-text
Articles about contemporary figures in the arts, politics, sports and other realms of popular culture, 1940-present.
Current Digest of the Russian Press
A selection of Russian-language press materials in translation, 1949-present.  Formerly the Current Digest of the Soviet Press and the Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press.
CWI - Contemporary Women's Issues
use Women's Studies International


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Digital National Security Archive
More than 93,000 declassified records documenting historic U.S. policy decisions from the Truman Administration through the George W. Bush era. 
Contemporary classical music in streaming audio from New World Records, Composers Recordings Inc., and other labels
Duxiu   full-text
Full-text content of Chinese journals, newspapers, conference proceedings and books, early 1930s to present.


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Early American Imprints, Series I - Evans 1639-1800   full-text
use America's Historical Imprints

Early American Imprints, Series II - Shaw-Shoemaker 1801-1819   full-text
use America's Historical Imprints

Early English Books Online (EEBO)    full-text
Contains searchable and browsable page images of virtually every work printed in the English-speaking world from 1473 to 1700.
Ebook Library    full-text
Over 30,000 full-text books in all disciplines. Note: requires log in with your last name and 16-digit OneCard number.
ebrary    full-text
Over 44,000 full-text English-language books in all disciplines. NOTE : Go to the 'My Settings' link and select the appropriate reader: ebrary Plug-In reader for Macs and Windows; ebrary Unity Reader for Windows only.

EconLit with Full Text some full-text
Index of articles, books, and working papers on economics, 1969 to present, with full text for 400 journals · contents

Educator's Reference Complete    full-text
Full-text scholarly articles, reports and reference works on educational principles, child development and psychology, and best practices in education, 1980 to present · contents

Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)    full-text
Searchable and browsable page images of every significant title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800; includes books, pamphlets, broadsides, & ephemera · contents
ERIC - Education journals/digests    some full-text
Education articles and reports, 1966 to present.

Ethnic American Newspapers, 1799-1971   full-text
More than 130 searchable newspapers from the Balch Collection, published by members of many of the most influential American ethnic groups in 25 U.S. states.

Ethnic NewsWatch    full-text
An interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish), full text database of newspapers, magazines and journals from ethnic, minority and native presses, 1960 to present · contents

Europa World    full-text
Online version of the Europa World Year Book , offering a succinct yet thorough overview of the political & economic situation in more than 250 countries and territories.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750    full-text
The database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Expanded Academic ASAP
use Academic OneFile
Environmental Studies & Policy Collection    full-text
More than 3.3 million articles on global warming, climate change, alternative energy, environmental policy, going green, recycling, soil, plants, agronomy and much more · contents


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Fedstats    full-text
Statistics and related information produced by 100+ U.S. government agencies.

Index to journal articles on women, sexuality and gender in Europe, Nroth Africa and the Middle East, 450-1500 C.E.

FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus   some full-text
An index to articles on film and TV from 300 academic and popular film journals, including full text from the most important journals, from 1972 to present · contents

Film and Television Literature Index with Full Text   some full-text
Articles on film and television theory, writing, production, cinematography, reviews, and more, 1914 to present

Film Literature Index
Index to articles in film and television periodicals from 30 countries, 1976-2001.
Films on Demand
Over 2,400 educational films and documentaries on history, music, and dance.

A suite of databases covering various disciplines (also listed separately) · contents

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Collection    full-text
Broadcasts, news agency transmissions, and government statements from around the globe translated into English, 1941-1996. Note: this is a work in progress.


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Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection  full-text
Popular & scholarly articles and reference works.
GenderWatch   full-text
Articles on women's social, religious & political issues, 1974 to present. contents
General BusinessFile ASAP    full-text
Articles covering all business & management topics, and directory listings for 150,000 companies, 1980 to present · contents
General Reference Center Gold    full-text
Articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers, many with full-text and images, 1980 to present · contents

General Science Full Text
use   Academic Search Complete  

Geology & earth sciences journal articles, meeting abstracts, maps and theses, 1785 to present · contents

Gerritsen Collection    full-text
Premier international collection of digitized material (1543-1988) on the evolution of a feminist consciousness and the movement for women's rights.

Global Road Warrior
Practical information for traveling and living abroad, covering money and banking, safety, internet café locations, health and medical, and much more.

Google Scholar   some full-text
Search engine for scholarly literature in all disciplines; link to fulltext articles in Wellesley-licensed databases.

GPO Access    full-text
Fulltext documents from the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, regulations and other material.

Granger's World of Poetry
see Columbia Granger's World of Poetry

Information on all aspects of human impact on the environment, drawn from a multidisciplinary collection of scholarly, governmental and general-interest titles.

Greenwire    full-text
Comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy politics and policy, 2004 to present

Grove Art Online    full-text
Full text of The Dictionary of Art (1996, 34 vols.), continually updated, with links to museum-quality images

Grove Music Online    full-text
Full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2001, 29 vols.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992, 4 vols.), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2002, 2 vols.), plus audio clips and links to authoritative music sites.

The Guardian & The Observer (1791-2003)    full-text
Digitized full-text of the British newspaper The Guardian (1821-2003) and its sister paper, The Observer (1791-2003).
General OneFile    full-text
Great starting point for scholarly and popular articles in every discipline, 1980 to present · contents


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Handbook of Latin American Studies
Index with abstracts of articles, book chapters, and papers on Latin American life & culture, 1935 to present

HAPI - Hispanic American Periodicals Index
Index to social science and humanities journal articles about Central America, South America, the Caribbean, Mexico, Brazil, and Hispanics/Latinos in the United States · contents

Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI)
Information on a wide array of tests & other measurement instruments.

Health Reference Center - Academic    full-text
Scholarly & popular articles covering health & society, allied health, medical ethics, and other health issues, 1997 to present · contents

Historical Abstracts with Full Text full-text
Articles on world history from 1450, excluding US & Canada, written since 1954. Can be co-searched with America: History & Life · contents

Historical Statistics of the United States
U.S. statistics (mostly at the national level) from over 1000 sources, with downloadable tables in .csv and .xls formats and the ability to create customized tables and spreadsheets

Homeland Security Digital Library    full-text
Homeland security related documents from federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies, professional organizations, think tanks, academic institutions, and international governing bodies.
 Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection   full-text
More than 500 industry journals and reference works covering the economic and cultural aspects of travel & tourism.

The Hotline (via National Journal)    full-text
American politics, election coverage (updated daily), local & national political polls, and audio & video TV political ads, 1987 to present

Database of European human rights case law.

Humanities & Social Science Index Retrospective
Index of articles from scholarly journals in North America and Europe, 1907 to 1984 · contents

Humanities Full Text
use   Academic Search Complete  


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ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research
Archive of downloadable datasets that can be used with statistical software packages

In the First Person
Indexes English-language letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories that are located either on free Web sites or in databases to which Wellesley may not subscribe

Index Islamicus
A bibliography of books and index of journal articles on Islam and the Muslim world, 1906 to present ·
International Bibliography of Art
Successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) from the Getty, indexing articles on art from 2008 to present.
International Financial Statistics
32,000 time series on international and domestic finance from 1948 to present

International Index to Music Periodicals
use Music Index Online

Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
Information on over 100,000 movies, 1.5 million filmographies for actors, directors, producers and others.

IPA Source    full-text
Phonetic transcriptions and word-for-word translations for over 3,500 opera arias and art songs

A bibliographical and multilingual database of Middle Ages & Renaissance materials (400-1700) from over 500 journals, 1859 to present · contents


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Joint Publications Research Service (JPRS) Reports   full-text
English-language archive of translations of foreign scientific technical, and social science materials with an emphasis on Communist and developing countries
JoVE Science Education
Collection of short, clear video demonstrations that teach laboratory fundamentals.
JSTOR - journal archive    full-text
Collection of key scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences & natural sciences, starting from the first issue but not the latest 3-5 years · contents


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LexisNexis Academic Business    full-text
Business, industry & market news; company profiles, financial reports, SEC filings, country and industry economic analysis and statistics, 1980's to present. Some 5-year company statistics downloadable to Excel.

LexisNexis Academic Legal Research    full-text
Legal news, case law, codes & regulations, international legal materials, patent research, career information, European Union cases and regulations, various dates, 1790 to present

LexisNexis Academic News   full-text
Domestic and international news, in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, 1980's to present

LexisNexis Congressional
       see: ProQuest Congressional
LexisNexis State Capital   full-text
State bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, legislature membership, and newspapers of record. Search 1 state or across states.
LexisNexis Statistical Datasets
                   see ProQuest Statistical Datasets
LexisNexis Statistical Insight
               see ProQuest Statistical Insight
LGBT Life with Full Text    full-text
Index to the world's literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, plus full text for 50 of the most important journals in the field · contents

Library Literature and Information Science Index   some full-text
Articles on libraries, librarianship, and information technology, indexed 1984 to present, full-text 1997 to present. NOTE: For complete coverage, select both Library Lit & Inf Science and OmniFile · contents

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Index to more than 600 periodicals, books, research reports and proceedings on libraries, librarianship, and information technology, 1963 to present · contents

Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts
Index with abstracts to the international literature in linguistics and related disciplines in the language sciences.

Literature Online (LION)   full-text
Literary texts from 1600 to the present, literary criticism full-text 1998 to present

Literature Resource Center   full-text
Biographies, bibliographies and full-text critical analysis of authors from all genres and eras, including the contents of Contemporary Authors , Dictionary of Literary Biography , and Contemporary Literary Criticism .

Los Angeles Times 1881-1986 (pdf) · 1985-present (html)   full-text
The West Coast's major newspaper: the full-text replica from 1881-1984 includes graphics and ads; more recent coverage is only news and editorial content.


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Massachusetts History Online     full-text
Content relating to Massachusetts history drawn from local journals, newspapers and some books · 

Reviews and citations to research literature in mathematics and related areas, compiled from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications, 1940 to present · contents

Medline     full-text
Abstracts of articles in all fields of medicine and biomedicine, 1950 to present · contents

Mergent Online    full-text
U.S. and international company data, company archives, and annual reports; historical stock prices (20 yrs+); and industry reports. Most data downloadable to Excel.

Military & Government Collection   full-text
Current news on all branches of the military and government, with cover-to-cover full text of nearly 300 journals and many historical documents. Dates of coverage vary · contents
MLA International Bibliography
Articles on literature, linguistics, film, and folklore, from all cultures, 1963 to present.

Morningstar Investment Research Center   full-text
Financial investment and portfolio tracking. Covers stocks (including small and mid-cap), mutual funds, options, ETFs, and convertible securities
Music Index
Citations to articles on all aspects of music, with links to the full text, 1973 to present · contents
MLA Directory of Periodicals
Detailed information on over 7,100 journals, including editorial contacts and submission guidelines, as well as frequency, circulation, and subscription prices.


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The Nation Digital Archive    full-text
Full text of The Nation , a liberal, national weekly journal covering foreign affairs, local and national politics, education, law, literature, and the arts, from 1865 to present

National Academies Press    full-text
Fulltext searchable collection of online books in the physical and social sciences.

National Agricultural Library Digital Repository
Research publications and statistics on agriculture and rural development in America.

National Journal    full-text
Politics, policy & government periodical published weekly, 1977 to present

National Journal Group's PolicyCentral    full-text
A collection of publications, including National Journal, The Hotline, and Congress Daily.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
Search the contents of archives and manuscript repositories throughout the U.S.

Nature Online    full-text
Articles from Nature and additional resources in genomics, cancer research, and physics, 1987 to present

Naxos Music Library
Classical and world music in streaming audio. Comprehensive, including most of the classical repertoire-- over one million tracks from Naxos, Chandos, EMI, Nonesuch, and hundreds of other labels.

Naxos Music Library Jazz
Jazz in streaming audio, with thousands of CDs from Blue Note, Fantasy Records, Warner Jazz, and other labels. 

NBER Working Papers    full-text
Covers all aspects of economics, November 1994 to present.

New Testament Abstracts
Citations and summaries of articles and books on New Testament studies, 1985 to present · contents
New York Amsterdam News
Full-text replica of this major African-American newspaper, from 1922 to 1993.
New York Times   1851-2010 (PDF) · June 1980 to present (HTML)    full-text
ProQuest's full-text replica from 1851-2010 includes graphics and ads. LexisNexis provides current coverage, but only news and editorial content in html format.
Nineteenth Century British Pamphlets   full-text
23,000 of the most significant 19th century British pamphlets, covering the key political, social, technological, and environmental issues of their day  · contentsNote: select "Pamphlets" below the search boxes to limit to this collection in JSTOR.
Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism    full-text
Critical commentary on the works and careers of acclaimed 19th century poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists and philosophers, with essays on literary movements and trends.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950    full-text
Searchable database of 150,000 pages of letters and diaries, drawn from journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection    full-text
Nearly 6 million articles from more than 1,000 nursing and allied health journals · contents
Nursing Resource Center   full-text
Designed for nursing students, NRC offers disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and core encyclopedia texts · contents


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OECD iLibrary   full-text
Books, periodicals, analysis and downloadable data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), 1960 to present
Old Testament Abstracts
Citations and summaries of articles and books on Hebrew Bible studies, 1978 to present · contents
OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition   
use   Academic Search Complete  
Opera in Video    full-text
Online video of operas in performance, also documentaries and interviews; create your own playlists and video clips.

Opinion Archives    full-text
Cross-searchable full-text archives of many news & cultural commentary magazines, including The New Republic, National Review,The New Yorker,  Harper's, Commentary, and the New York Review of Books.

Oxford African American Studies Center  full-text
More than 8,000 articles by top scholars in the field, drawn from Oxford University Press reference works, with primary source documents and maps.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online    full-text
Reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian, & Chinese. Usage examples and illustrative phrases, grammar guidance, verb tables, aural pronunciations, explanations of grammatical terms, and help with spelling and punctuation.

Oxford Reference Online    full-text
Full text of over 100 reference books in all disciplines published by Oxford University Press · contents


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PAIS - Public Affairs Information Service
Articles on political, social & economic issues, public affairs, 1915 to present · contents

Periodicals Archive Online  (PAO)  full-text
Full text articles from some 500 humanities and social science journals, 1665 to 1995 · contents

Periodicals Index Online (PIO)
Index to articles published in over 4500 journals in the humanities & social sciences in 40 languages, 1665 to 1995 · contents

Philosopher's Index
Articles, books, and chapters in books on all aspects of philosophy, 1940 to present · contents

PNAS: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences   full-text
Articles from PNAS, a biological, physical, and social sciences journal, 1996 to present. Free registration required for some features. For 1915-2004, see JSTOR

Covers a wide range of public policy topics, linking to reports and papers from think tanks, NGOs, and research organizations, 1990 to present

Polling the Nations    full-text
Compilation of hundreds of thousands of public opinion survey questions and responses, at the local, state, national, or international level, 1986 to present

PressDisplay    full-text
Archived issues of over 200 newspapers from over 55 countries in their original format from the past 45 days.

Professional Collection    full-text
Full-text journal articles for school teachers and administrators

Project Muse    full-text
Academic journals in the humanities & social sciences, from the past five years - see JSTOR for prior years
ProQuest Congressional   full-text
U.S. bills, laws, regulations and some Congressional hearing testimony, 1988 to present · contents
Proquest Newsstand full-text
Access to over 900 U.S. and international newspapers, many in full text, from 1977 to the present (date of individual titles varies) .  Includes The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal · contents
ProQuest Statistical Datasets
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ProQuest Statistical Insight    some  full-text
International, federal & state crime, demographic & economic statistics, 1973 to present.
Citations to journal articles, book chapters, books & dissertations from the international scholarly literature of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines, 1840 to present · contents
Psychological tests, measures, scales and other assessments as well as descriptive and administrative information.
Articles in all fields of medicine and biomedicine, with abstracts and links to additional resources from the National Library of Medicine, 1950 to present · contents
ProQuest Statistical Datasets
Datasets from over 50 sources for U.S. and international data, including China Data Online and World Development Indicators. Build statistical tables and charts and download to Excel or pdf.


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Index to books and articles on all aspects of Jewish studies.
Readers' Guide Full Text
use   Academic Search Complete  
Readers' Guide Retrospective
Articles in US & Canadian popular magazines, 1890 to 1982. NOTE: For complete coverage, search both RG Retrospective and  Academic Search Complete · contents
Reference Universe
An article-level index to thousands of our print and electronic encyclopedias and other reference works. Search across the entire collection to discover reference articles on your topic.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
Citations and abstracts for significant writings on music: journal articles, conference proceedings, Festschrifts, books & dissertations, 1967 to present · contents
Roper iPOLL Databank    full-text
Searchable collection of 500,000 questions and answers from surveys collected by the major polling firms in the U.S. since 1935, with downloadable datasets. 


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ScienceNow    full-text
Daily news service reporting advances in "research, policy, funding, and exploration" for science and technology, 1996 to present
Science Direct   some full-text
Full text of more than 100 journals in the physical, life, cognitive, and social sciences, 1995 to present, and indexing of 1000+ journals often back to the first issue
Science Magazine    full-text
Articles from this interdisciplinary weekly science journal from Fall 1996 to present; for 1880-2001, see JSTOR . For scientific news coverage, see Science Now .
Scientific American Archive    full-text
Articles from this interdiscip linary science magazine written for the intelligent layperson, 1948 to present
SciFinder   full-text
NOTE: Requires one-time registration · Read FAQ first. Questions? Ask a Science Librarian.
Covers chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology, biotechnology, environmental science, toxicology, & medicine worldwide, 1907 to present, and selectively from the late 1800's · contents
Shakespeare Collection Online    full-text
Scholarly and historical editions of Shakespeare's works; articles and reference materials on Shakespeare and related topics, 1600 to present
Shakespeare Survey   full-text
Yearbooks of Shakespeare studies and production, including essays on themes or plays, reviews of critical studies, and reviews of major British performances.
Siku Quanshu Online WC campus only
NOTE: requires download of a dedicated browser in Internet Explorer to access.
Full text of 3,460 classical Chinese texts compiled by edict of China’s Emperor Qianlong during the period 1773–1782.
Social Explorer
Tool that combines modern and historical census data and demographic information with an intuitive visual interface.
Social Sciences Citation Index
Index to scholarly articles in the social sciences, 1900 to present. Search for articles that cite known journal articles or books · contents
Social Sciences Full Text   
use  Academic Search Complete  
SocINDEX with Full Text
Index to articles on all aspects of sociology and other social science articles, with full text from 400 core sociology journals · contents
State Stats
Easy-to-use social and demographic data for all 50 U.S. states for the past 15 years that can be mapped, graphed, or exported to Excel.
Statistical Datasets
An extensive repository of standardized and structured statistical data.


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Teacher Reference Center
Indexing and abstracts for 280+ of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, 1980's to present · contents

Theatre in Video    full-text
Plays in performance and on film, in streaming video. Create playlists, and bookmark scenes and monologues.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae    full-text
A digital library of most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453.

Times of London, 1765-2006    full-text
Full-text replica of the premier British newspaper, including graphics and ads, searchable by article type.

20th Century Advice Literature    full-text
A fulltext collection of advice manuals covering all aspects of social, political, cultural and professional life in the United States.


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Ulrich's Periodicals Directory    full-text
Current information on all types of periodicals (journals, newspapers, etc.), including publishers' addresses, ISSNs, subscription info, reviews, & databases that include the periodical

UNdata - formerly UN Common Database
Search 55 million data points from across the UN system, covering economic, social, financial and development data, 1945 to present · contents


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Vogue Archive
Fulltext of Vogue Magazine from 1892 to the present in high-resolution color page images.


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Wall Street Journal    full-text
Financial & economic news in text-only articles (no images), 1986 to present. For earlier issues or for images, see the microfilm (Microfilm Room, Level 1, Clapp Library)

Washington Post 1877-1994 (PDF) · 1977-present (HTML)
Searchable full-text replica of the newspaper from 1877-1971, including graphics and ads; 1977 to present is news and editorial content in text format only.

Web of Science - Science, Social Sciences, and Arts & Humanities Citation Indexes
Interdisciplinary subject searching of scholarly articles in the social sciences (1898-present) physical & life sciences (1899 to present), and arts & humanities (1975 to present). Search for articles that cite known journal articles or books · contents/Science · contents/Social Science · contents/Arts & Humanities

Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824-1900
The Wellesley Index identifies the authors of articles originally published anonymously or pseudonymously in 45 major Victorian periodicals, and provides a bibliography for each contributor · contents

Westlaw Campus Research    full-text
Legal encyclopedias & legal analysis, federal & state court cases and statutes, and law reviews, 1789 to present. Also includes current and archival newspapers, magazines, broadcast transcripts, wire services and trade journals, plus translations of foreign news broadcasts.

Wilson OmniFile Full Text Mega Edition
use Academic Search Complete

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000    full-text
Books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies, documenting the multiplicity of women’s reform activities · contents

Women Writers Project    full-text
Texts by pre-Victorian women writers, 1400 to 1850

Women's Studies International
Indexes journal articles and books on women's studies, feminism, and gender studies, 1972 to present

WorldCat · offcampus access
A database of the contents of library catalogs worldwide that can be searched to find books, journal titles & other materials not owned by Wellesley, 1000 BCE to present

World Development Indicators (WDI)
Over 550 development indicators (people, economy, environment, global, states and markets), time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups, 1960 to present · contents
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British Periodicals - Jolly Good!

British Periodicals ... we like them better than a cream tea! OK, maybe not. But this database features full text of more than 460 British periodicals from the late 17th to the early 20th century, covering all the disciplines.

IPA Source

No, IPA Source is not how you find obscure microbrew ales, it's a library of over 3500 transcriptions and translations of opera arias and art songs.

Sage Reference Online

Check out Sage Reference Online , a set of more than 90 award-winning, specialized encyclopedias in the social sciences.

Almost as amazing as Owl Mail

Like magic, the wizardry of Interlibrary Loan brings you material from any library in the country!  Register now for ILL -- it's quick and easy.

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

...and what a treasury it is! Thesaurus Linguae Graecae is a digital library of virtually all Greek texts surviving from Homer's time (8th century BCE) to 600 CE, and the majority of surviving works up to the fall of Byzantium in 1453 CE. Good times.

China Data Online
China Data logo

Attention Sinologists! We now have China Data Online , with statistical data for China at the city, province, and national level. Create your own tables of custom data for download.

Academic Search Complete

Yes, more juicy database goodness than ever! We've upgraded our multidisciplinary full text database, Academic Search Complete , to include 26 percent more full-text journals. Vitamin C not included.

Senior Thesis, Anyone?
thesis student at study carrel

Think-ing about thesis-ing? Look up senior theses in your area of interest by searching "honors thesis [name of department]" (no quotes) in the catalog.  Here's more on how we can help you with your senior thesis.

SciFinder access on campus
SciFinder logo

SciFinder : now with Web access on campus! And still scholarly, without actually saying so. Just register once and enjoy all that chemical goodness.

Contemporary World Music
reggae musicians

Listen to reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku... Contemporary World Music has it all.

Ta-daaah! FIAF Is Here
movie director shouting "action!"

And what is FIAF , you ask? Just the world's best index to articles on film and TV from 300 journals, including full text from the most important ones.

More Ethnic News Coverage
Ethnic NewsWatch logo

Now with added content, so you can read coverage in Ethnic NewsWatch from U.S. Latino, Jewish, Asian-American, and Native American newspapers going back to 1959.

It's a great day for the brain!
19th century diagram of parts of the brain

PsycBooks - full text of 1400+ books from the APA and other major publishers, and Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) - info on tests & other measurement instruments.

DRAM ... straight, no chaser
DRAM logo

No, not a shot of Scotch: DRAM is an online collection of contemporary classical music, with an emphasis on American music.

Europa World Year Book—Now Online
Europa World Year Book cover

Want a succinct yet thorough overview of the political and economic situation in Djibouti? Liechtenstein? Bhutan? Europa World is your friend.

19th Century British Pamphlets
illustrations of flags in old pamphlet

Yawn...not!  23,000 of these gems are now digitized, with tracts on women's rights, temperance, the colonies, prisons, labo(u)r, medicine, the poor (always with us), and much, much more. To access, go to JSTOR 's advanced search and select "Pamphlets" under the search boxes.

Wellesley on iTunesU
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Missed that Wellesley symposium, lecture, poetry reading? Want to hear Prof. Velenchik's hilarious standup routine? Catch it on iTunes U .

Free passes to the Museum of Science
T. Rex outside Boston Museum of Science

Students, faculty, and staff can get passes at the Science Center MiniFocus Area (8-4 weekdays), for general admission. Sorry, Omni Center will cost you.

LGBT Life with Full Text
Rainbow flag

LGBT Life indexes the world's literature on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, plus full text for 55 of the field's most important journals.

Oxford African American Studies Center
Oxford African American Studies Center logo

Oxford African American Studies Center is the most comprehensive collection of scholarship available online focusing on the lives and events of African American and African history and culture.

19th Century Literature Criticism
books of the Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism set

Hundreds of volumes of literary criticism now yours at a keystroke, covering the lives and works of 19th C poets, playwrights, novelists and philosophers.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service
collection of microphones

For all you fans of foreign news: the full text of FBIS daily reports are going online -- U.S. translations of foreign news sources, 1941-1996 (a work in progress).

The Gerritsen Collection
photo of Aletta Jacobs Gerritsen

Explore the Gerritsen Collection , the world's greatest single collection on women's history in the world, amassed by Dutch physician Aletta Jacobs and her husband C.V. Gerritsen.

Get the Lowdown on the High & Mighty
Lady Gaga

What do Lady Gaga, Eliot Spitzer, Jonathan Franzen, and David Ortiz have in common?  They're all in Current Biography , a wonderful source for in-depth information about the famous, the infamous, and the near-famous in all aspects of modern life (1940-present). More thorough than Wikipedia :)

photo: SpreePiX on Flickr, Creative Commons license

Explore the Reference Universe
stars in space

Not sure which encyclopedia, handbook or guide to consult?  Reference Universe unlocks the secrets of our print and electronic reference works, giving you article-level access to thousands of books. Carl Sagan would be proud.

NY Amsterdam News Historical
Malcolm X in news headline

The New York Amsterdam News ! A veritable archive of  African American news, from the days of the Harlem Renaissance up through 1993. Read the published contributions of such notable writers, thinkers and activists as W. E. B. Du Bois, Roy Wilkins, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Malcolm X.

Extra! Extra!
piles of old newspapers

Read full text facsimiles of the historical Boston Globe , Chicago Tribune , Chicago Defender , Los Angeles Times , New York Times, Washington Post , Times of London , or the Guardian/Observer -- search them singly or together.

Opera in Video
Viking helmet

Watch videos of complete, staged operas in performance, as well as documentaries and interviews. Create your own playlists and video clips. O sole mio!

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
French-English dictionary entry for "what"

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online gives you bilingual translation and definition of words in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, or Chinese. Other languages to come...

Music Index Online
musical notes in a score

We've replaced International Index to Music Periodicals with Music Index Online , which indexes articles on all aspects of music -- with links to the full text, 1973 to present.

Credo Reference
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Can't decide on a paper topic? Use Credo ' s neat concept mapping tool to explore your area of interest. Or, search hundreds of reference works at once. Limit to just audio or visual if you like.

Convert Those Old Videos to DVD

Come to the Knapp Center to make DVDs from those old home movies... We have full instructions for converting videos to DVDs .

See what all the hoopla's about
Long ago Wellesley seniors with hoops

Check out the Wellesley College Archives Image Database , which offers a fascinating look at campus life dating back to the early days of Wellesley. But wait! There's much, much more in the Archives—be sure to contact them for other images and materials.

Deciphering language is not always easy...
detail of the Rosetta Stone

Fortunately, we have Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts , the essential index to the international literature of linguistics & related disciplines. Discuss.

Survey says...
Roper iPoll Databank logo

...9 out of 10 researchers like Roper iPoll Databank , a searchable collection of 500,000 responses to surveys from the major US polling firms since 1935 -- and you can export results.

The Library has Nanos!
Nano ipods

...loaded with sample tracks from 500+ Music Library CDs -- World music, classical, musicals, pop, jazz -- check one out from the Clapp or Music Library.

Siku Quanshu Online
Siku Quanshu in Chinese

Full text of 3,460 classical Chinese texts compiled by edict of China’s Emperor Qianlong during the period 1773–1782. On-campus access only -- download the browser here

LexisNexis State Capital
golden dome of a state capitol building

Use LexisNexis State Capital to track state bills and laws, constitutions, proposed and enacted regulations, legislature membership, and newspapers of record. Search one state or many.

Chicago Manual of Style
book cover, Chicago Manual of Style

The online version of Chicago Manual of Style contains everything found in the latest print edition, plus the very helpful ChicagoStyle Q&A.

Multiply your strength by 16
BLC logo

With a BLC ( Boston Library Consortium ) card, you'll be able to borrow directly from any of 16 other academic libraries in Boston & beyond.  It only takes a minute to get your card at any of our service desks.

Scientific American
Cover of a Scientific American journal

Now going back to 1948 ! For reeaallly old issues, see the Onlive Archive digitized by various institutions.

CQ Almanac
CQ Almanac logo

"I'm just a bill, yes I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill...." Now you can trace legislation in each Congressional session from 1945 to the present using CQ Almanac.

Green Tip #1: Save a Tree
endview of a pile of logs

Set your printer to print double-sided (duplex) by default -- you can always override it when you need single-sided printing.  

Here are directions for Macs and for PCs , or feel free to contact us if you have questions.

More Opinionated Than Ever
Opinon Archives logo

We've added more journals of cultural and news commentary to the already-rich collection in Opinion Archives , including The New Yorker, The Weekly Standard, Washington Monthly, and The Progressive.

A Film Fanatic's Delight
American Film Scripts logo

American Film Scripts Online : searchable, full-text screenplays of more than 800 American films, with detailed information on the scenes, characters & people involved.

Renew books anywhere, any time
pile of books

From the library homepage choose Renew Online (My Library)  above the catalog searchbox, enter your last name and 16-digit One Card number and follow the "Items currently checked out" link. Voila!

Find Movies by Language

Use SuperSearch to find, say, "comedies,"  then select Content Type: Video Recording and your preferred language  from the list on the left.  Use Subject Terms to limit further. Popcorn not included.

Make the Most of WorldCat
WorldCat logo

WorldCat, the world's largest library catalog, is a tremendous tool for finding books, videos and more ... but it can be tricky.  Here are some tips to help you navigate the contents of 71,000 libraries.

20th Century Advice Lit
covers of old advice guides

20th Century Advice Literature includes such gems as Bed Manners: How to Bring Sunshine Into Your Nights (1934), The Girl's Place in Life and How to Find It (1942), and Advice to the Lonely, Frustrated and Confused (1972).

Go Blue! Go Green!
Wellesley College recycling logo

As part of the campus sustainability effort, LTS offers tips on reducing waste in the use of technology

Don't need a decoder ring...
magic decoder ring figure out how books are arranged in our libraries. Browse the Library of Congress classification scheme by topic area (click on the links to see more detail).  And...ever wondered about those numbers on the spines of the books?

Green Tip #2: Don't Trash It, Recycle It!
blue recycling bin

Put unneeded printouts and other paper in the blue recycling bin, not the trash -- or reuse single-sided printouts for taking notes.

Did you know? The Copy Center offers free notepads made from recycled printouts.

Escape this mortal coil...
girl curled up with a book

...check out the recreational reading & bestsellers collection in Clapp Library:  SF, fantasy, manga, graphic novels, romance, mystery & more.

Green Tip #5: Recycle Gadgets & Batteries
pile of old cellphones

Recycling collection boxes for handheld devices, batteries, and compact fluorescent bulbs are available in the Knapp Center in Clapp Library, in the Science Center at the entrance to Sage , in Jewett outside the Art Dept office, in the Physical Plant , and in the res halls .

Green Tip #3: Recycle Your Printer Cartridges
printer toner cartridge

Administrators: did you know you can recycle empty printer ink or toner cartridges in an environmentally safe way? Office Max will take them back in the original packaging.

Green Tip #8: Unplug It!
plug wall outlet

Plugged-in chargers, laptop cables, and other electrical items draw power even if they are not in use. Sad but true.

Green Tip #4: Think Before Printing
thoughtful cat sitting on printer

Before you print, consider: do you need this document on paper, or can you do what you need on-screen? 

Use Print Preview - perhaps you can print only a selection -- especially useful when printing from websites (go to File > Print Preview; the page count will appear in the lower left corner of the page).

Green Tip #6: Give It A Rest!
cat sleeping on Mac laptop

Shut down your computer when it will be unused for an hour or more. Did you know that the operating system actually behaves better when it's shut down and restarted regularly?  Laptop users: if your laptop takes a long time to restart, set it to “go to sleep” rather than shut down.

Green Tip #7: Go With a Blank Look
blank computer screen

Set your monitor to turn off automatically after the computer has been idle for more than 30 minutes. 

PCs: go to Start > Control Panel > Power Options
Macs : go to Apple > System Preferences > Energy Saver

Green Tip #9: Printing PowerPoints
powerpoint slide of pie chart on black background

Professors :  if you create powerpoints, please consider using a lighter background color than black so that students printing your slides as a study aid can consume less toner ink.

Students : print out your PPTs as black & white (under Print Preview) to eliminate the dark background.