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A-Z Index to E-Resources

This list combines several types of online resources: journal databases, reference sources and some selected web sites and journals. For more online resources, consult a subject Research Guide, the databases by subject list, see the A-Z list of electronic journals, or get help from a reference librarian. Please note that subscription resources are only available to Knox College students, faculty and staff.

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Academic Search Complete A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, plus indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals.

Access World News Covers over 3,000 news sources from all over the world. Contains full text of newspapers, newswires, blogs, and broadcast transcripts.

AGRICOLA (NAL Catalog) This catalog from the National Agricultural Library provides citations to agricultural literature from journals, books and technical reports.

Alexander Street Press videos  Hundreds of videos in these collections: Counseling & Therapy, Sports Medicine, Filmakers Library, Black Studies, and Art and Architecture.

Almanac of American Politics

America: History & Life The premier database for researching the journal literature for topics in North American history. Covers academic journals from 1964-present.

America's Historical Newspapers: Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876

American Chemcial Society (ACS) Publications Search all American Chemical Society journals from the ACS site; full text is provided to Knox affiliates for 40 ACS journals.

L'Année Philologique The premier database for classical studies. It indexes over 1,500 international periodicals, published anthologies, and conference proceedings.

Annual Reviews This journal collection focuses on the sciences and social sciences. Annual Reviews articles are review articles summarizing the research on topics within fields like econonmics, anthropology, sociology, and most areas of the sciences.

AP Images

Art & Architecture Complete Provides coverage of academic journals, magazines, trade publications and books in the areas of art, architecture and design.

Art and Architecture in Video

ArticleFirst Indexes tables of contents from 16,000 magazines and journals. Good for business, popular culture, science and technology subjects.

ARTstor  (if you are off campus, click here)

ATLA Religion From the American Theological Library Association, this database covers the scholarly literature of religious studies: Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religion in social issues. The database covers academic journals, essay collections and book reviews from 1949 to the present.



Bibliography of the History of Art Indexes scholarly publications in art and art history from 1975 through 2007.

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Birds of North America

Black Studies in Video

Black Thought and Culture Contains the full text of 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.

Book Review Digest Brings together book reviews on a wide range of topics from a variety of sources, many from academic journals.

Bridgeman Art Library Archive

Business Source Elite Provides full text for over 1,000 business publications with content dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.



CAB eBooks

Cambridge Histories Online

CARLI Digital Collections

Chemical Abstracts via STN (password required) A comprehensive database covering the literature of chemistry.

Chicago Manual of Style Online (also see the Quick Guide)

Chicago Tribune (Historical: 1849-1990)

Choice Reviews Online 

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers

CIAO - Columbia International Affairs Online Columbia International Affairs Online is the most 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.

ClasePeriodica Indexes over 2,600 scholarly journals published in Latin America focusing on the social sciences and humanities from 1975 to the present.

Counseling and Therapy in Video

Consumer Health Complete Oriented towards the health consumer, this database provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

CQ Weekly

Credo Reference



Digital Sanborn Maps, Illinois, 1867-1970



Early American Newspapers Series 1, 1690-1876


Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies

Encyclopedia of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

ERIC This database covers the literature of education, from scholarly journals, trade magazines and technical documents from 1966 to the present.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750



Film Literature Index An index to film, television and video reviews and articles. It contains approximately 700,000 citations to articles, film reviews and book reviews published between 1976-2001.

Filmakers Library Online (video collection)

Find-It! Illinois



Gale Virtual Reference Library

Galesburg Register-Mail

GeoRef A comprehensive index to geology and related geosciences literature from journals, conference reports, government documents, maps and more. The geology literature covering North America dates back to 1785 and back to 1933 for the rest of the world.

Getty Research Portal

GPO An index to all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.) from 1976 to the present.

GreenFILE Offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Grove Music Online (via Oxford Music Online) This online music reference collection is comprised of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music.



Handbook of Latin American Studies A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the Handbook focuses on the social sciences and the humanities.

HarpWeek (Harper's Weekly)

Health Source--Consumer Edition A collection of consumer health information providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source--Nursing/Academic Edition Provides citations to articles in 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Historic American newspapers -- see Chronicling America

Historical Abstracts Provides citations to articles in over 1,800 scholarly journals in over 40 languages on the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 forward. Citations in the database date back to 1955.

Historical Statistics of the United States



IEEE Digital Library This is a collection of academic journals in computer science from the IEEE Computer Society.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance A good resource for the study of theatre and the performing arts. Covers journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries.

I-Share Catalog



JSTOR Knox's JSTOR collection focuses on history, religion, music, classical studies, economics, literature, and ecology & botany.



L'Année Philologique The premier database for classical studies. It indexes over 1,500 international periodicals, published anthologies, and conference proceedings.

LexisNexis Contains full text of articles from news sources, including international news. Also includes magazines, journals, and legal resources. Focus is on business, marketing and law resources.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Subject coverage includes librarianship, online information retrieval, information management.

Literary Reference Center Provides a broad spectrum of reference information from antiquity to the present day on all topics related to literature studies. Sources include books and monographs, major literary encyclopedias, reference works, and literary journals.



MasterFILE Premier This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Also contains an image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

MathSciNet Provides citations to articles in scholarly journals in mathematics.

Medline: Use PubMed

Military & Government Collection

MLA Bibliography Indexes journal articles, books and dissertations on topics in literature and languages. The materials covered are international in scope and date back to the 1920s.



NAL Catalog (AGRICOLA) This catalog from the National Agricultural Library provides citations to agricultural literature from journals, books and technical reports.

National Journal collection From the National Journal Group, this collection is a comprehensive resource on politics and public policy for the academic community. Contains the magazine National Journal, the reference source The Almanac of American Politics and much more.


Naxos Music Library (NML)

Naxos Music Library (NML) Jazz 

NCJRS: National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts This database contains summaries of more than 200,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources housed in the NCJRS Library collection.

New World Cinema (video collection)

Newspapers and news sources

New York Times : Current content on NYT site (1980-present; see access instructions here) & Historical content on ProQuest (1851-2010)



Oxford Bibliographies Online

Oxford Companion to Music (via Oxford Music Online)

Oxford Dictionary of Music (via Oxford Music Online) This online music reference collection is comprised of The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford History of Western Music

Oxford Islamic Studies Online

Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Oxford Music Online

Oxford Reference Online



PapersFirst An index to citations from 1993 to the present of papers presented at conferences, symposia, congresses, expositions and meetings worldwide.

Perseus Digital Library

Philosopher's Index A bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy covering the scholarly research published in journals and books, since 1940.

Policy Central (see National Journal collection)

Political Science Complete Provides full text and indexing of scholarly journals in all areas related to political science. The database also features 330 full-text reference books and monographs, and over 36,000 full text conference papers.

ProceedingsFirst An index of worldwide conference proceedings covering 1993-present.

Professional Development Collection  Provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Project Muse Basic College Collection

PROLA: Physical Review Online Archives The Physical Review Online Archive (PROLA) is the American Physical Society's online archive for its major journals in the study of physics.

PsycInfo Has abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations in psychology. Journal coverage spans from the 1800s to present and includes international material selected from around 2,400 periodicals.

PsycTESTS PsycTESTS is a repository of over 4,500 psychological tests and measures. The database also a source of information about tests.

PubMed Index to the scholarly literatre in all areas of medicine.




Register-Mail (Galesburg)

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Contains citations to publications on music from all over the world. The database covers all document types: articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, dissertations, Festschriften, iconographies, critical commentaries to complete works, ethnographic recordings, conference proceedings, electronic resources, reviews, and more.



SAGE Journals Online A collection of academic journals in the areas of sociology, anthropology, psychology, political science and philosophy.

SAGE Reference Online

Salem History-- reference books from Salem Press

Salem Literature -- reference books from Salem Press

Sanborn Maps, Illinois, 1867-1970

Saskia Collection of art images

Scientific American Archive

SciFinder  Indexes the world's chemistry literature.   (link for registered users only; click here to register.)

SocINDEX A sociology research database containing full text for more than 820 journals dating back to 1908. This database also includes full text for more than 830 books and monographs, and full text for 14,636 conference papers.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy




The Times (London) Digital Archive - trial through spring 2014

TLG -- Thesaurus Linguae Graecae

TOCS-IN: Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Interest to Classicists) provides the tables of contents of about 185 journals of interest to classicists.



Very Short Introductions Online (Arts & Humanities collection)



Web of Knowledge (Web of Science) An index of approximately 11,400 journals from over 45 different languages across the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. The Web of Knowledge also allows for citation searching.

Women & Social Movements Focusing on U.S. women's history and organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000, this collection currently includes 94 document projects and archives with more than 3,750 documents and 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, and almost 2,100 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.

WorldCat A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.