19th Century US Newspapers Digital Archive
This full-text searchable, facsimile-image database provides access to primary source newspaper content from the nineteenth century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S. The collection encompasses the entire nineteenth century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life, among other subjects.
Acceda Noticias provides Web-based access to the complete electronic editions of more than twenty Spanish-language newspapers published in major U.S. cities from Florida to California. It also includes the complete electronic editions of newspapers and tens of thousands of current and archived full-text articles from other news sources across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, and Spain. All news and information content is written in Spanish, rather than translated from other languages.
An updated database of the world’s leading science encyclopedia. Includes full search capabilities of the ninth edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, biographies of scientists, late-breaking science, 1,000s of illustrations, technology news, and links to related websites. This is an excellent source for scientific definitions.
Access World News
This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts, and videos. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities, and people. Content is easily searched and sorted.
America's Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)
News articles covering topics in government, politics, social issues, culture, literature discoveries, inventions, and more from hundreds of primary sources. Search using either the timeline or topic search to find news and eyewitness accounts and pro/con articles of events, issues, and daily life in the colonies or during the Revolutionary War, westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, industrialization, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Great Depression, Vietnam War, World War II, Civil Rights Movement, Cold War, globalization, and other eras. Also included are illustrations, advertisements, classifieds, birth and marriage announcements, obituaries, stories about historic people, and other articles exactly as they appeared in print.
American Government provides a complete, multifaceted examination of the foundations of our government and political system that supports curriculum or research projects focused on the government of the United States. Searchable by theme or keyword; overviews, analysis and primary source documents are included.
American National Biography Online
American National Biography offers portraits of more than 18,700 men and women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped the nation. The online edition of the ANB, published by Oxford University Press, features over 2,700 illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search and browse capabilities. The ANB Online is updated semi-annually, with new entries and revisions of previously published entries to enhance their accuracy and currency.
American Periodicals Series
APS offers more than 150 years of magazine journalism in its original format. Coverage is in three publishing eras beginning with 1741 through 1800. The second era is 1800-1850 and the third era is 1850-1900. Titles include Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine, Independent Reflector, Medical Repository, Liberator, North American Review, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, and Ladies Home Journal.
American Revolution Archive
Primary sources created during the American Revolutionary War, from 1763 to 1783. Consisting of 450 titles totaling 94,000 pages of text, this digital collection documents the revolution and war that created the United States of America, from the earliest protests in 1765 through the peace treaty of 1783. The collection examines the political, social, and intellectual upheaval of the age, as well as the actual war for American independence through its eight long years of conflict.
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition provides the most popular consumer online genealogy resource, with 200+ billion images in 7,000 unique databases.
Annals of American History
The Annals of American History is the online version of the source documents in print form. There are over 2,000 primary sources dating from 1493 to the present day. Included are speeches, essays, biographies, court decisions, editorials, poems, songs, and much more. Enhancing the print version are hundreds of images and multimedia clips.
The AP Images collection is a collection of the Associated Press's current year's photo report and a selection of images from their negative and print library. The achive contains over one million photos dating back to 1826 and grows daily as new photos are entered. In addition to photographs there are graphics, audio files and newspaper stories.
ARTStor contains over 400,000 digital images including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, and many other forms of visual culture.
This subscription includes the complete Encyclopedia Britannica (over 120,000 articles), thousands of images and videos and a guide to the Web's best sites. Included is the Merriam-Webster Dictionary with more than 75,000 definitions.
Chicago Manual of Style Online
Completely searchable and easy to use, the Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Offering the full contents of the seventeenth and sixteenth editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words. Includes Chicago Style Q&A, Tools, and the Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide.
Chronicle of Higher Education
Provides online searchable full text access to the latest issues of the Chronicle of Higher Education and archives back to 1989. Also includes daily news, advice columns, current job listings, and discussion forums.
CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) 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.
CIAO also includes original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features. All sections of CIAO are updated monthly.
Civil War Archive
Primary sources created during the American Civil War, from 1861-1865. Consisting of nearly 500 titles totaling about 90,000 pages of text, this digital collection documents the war that transformed America and examines the war in all its complexity; its battles and campaigns, its political and religious aspects, the experiences of its leaders and common soldiers, the home front and the military campground, from its causes to its consequences.
Columbia Grangers World of Poetry
This is the definitive source for locating a poem in an anthology. You can search by keyword, by author, title, or first line. Biographical information about authors is also easy to access. Over 154,000 poems are searchable in full text.
Credo Source is a federated search and discovery tool designed to be a one-stop research platform combining citable reference content with instructional videos and tutorials, as well as cross database search access to many other online databases to which the William H. White, Jr. Library subscribes. Source is a great starting point for research.
The CQ Researcher is the complete source for in-depth analysis reporting on the most current and controversial issues of the day in health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. It is based on the weekly issues of the journal and covers a wide range of social, economic, political, and environmental issues with backfile data going back to 1991.
Digital Theatre Plus
This streaming video database includes complete, recently filmed stage productions of plays, musicals, and operas from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Young Vic, and other well-known West End companies and venues. The “Productions” tab lists all available productions, including MACBETH, A DOLL’S HOUSE, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, as well as more contemporary plays. In addition to the performance videos, Digital Theatre Plus includes “Making Theatre” interviews with cast and crew on creative and technical production, as well as study guides.
An award-winning digital library of over 2,500 playtexts, 400 audio plays and 260 hours of video from leading theatre publishers and companies offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre. Includes productions from National Theatre Collection, BBC Drama Films and Documentaries, Royal Shakespeare Company Live and more. Our access is IP-based from on campus.
Ebsco History Reference Center
History Reference Center is the “world's most comprehensive history database.” This database features cover-to-cover full text for more than 300 leading history periodicals and selected full text history articles for thousands more journals and newspapers. It also features full text reference books and encyclopedias and 58,000 historical primary documents, 43,000 biographies and more than 12,000 historical photos and maps.
Our IP-based access to the Economist online features all articles from the Economist print edition and a searchable online archive that dates back to June 1997. Also included is a selection of web-only content, including blogs, debates, and audio/video programs. You do not need to log in or register for access on the campus network.
Freegal Music service with access to over 7 million songs from over 28,000 music labels and eighty-five different countries. Additional information here.
Gale in Context
This eCollection contains 450+ topic pages that provide introductions to popular topics of interest and organize the reference book articles, images, videos, radio news, magazine, newspaper, primary sources, and scholarly journal articles included in the database around those topics. Browse Topics of Interest or complete an Advanced Search for topics of your choosing.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
A collection of digitized reference titles including, among other titles: Drama for Students, Epics for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Short Stories for Students, American Decades, The Gilded Age and Progressive Era Reference Library, St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, The Sixties in America, and The Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History. Embedded within the GVRL is Scribner Writers Series. This series of volumes contain biographical and historical context essays for over 1,400 authors and the Twayne’s Authors Series which contains literary and historical analysis of 100+ works.
Grove Music Online
An integrated music resource including full text of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music. With over 3,000 links to related sites, including sound archives and illustrations, the database remains the most up-to-date music reference work online.
Coverage includes the Atlanta Constitution since 1868, the Boston Globe since 1872, the Chicago Defender since 1905, the Chicago Tribune since 1890, the Christian Science Monitor since 1908, Los Angeles Times since 1881, the New York Times since 1864, the Wall Street Journal since 1889, and the Washington Post since 1877.
History Study Center
This is a vast collection of primary and secondary sources. It provides current and backfile journal articles, rare books, newspaper articles, video clips, parliamentary papers, criminal trial records, radio and TV news, maps, images, and more.
“The scholarly journal archive.” This database serves as a complete archive of important scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which date from the 1800s. Note: this is not a current issues database but has a "moving wall" of coverage dates.
This database covers major U.S and international newspapers, leading magazines, news wires, TV and radio broadcasts, transcripts, statistics, and foreign language news. Primary sources cover African American History, American Women's History
and U.S. Presidential History
. For off campus access please click here: LexisNexis Remote
, and enter the password.
Liberty Magazine 1924-1950
Full-text of Liberty Magazine, a weekly illustrated magazine from the U.S. published between 1924 and 1950. Searchable and browseable, this collection is a unique and permanent perspective on a nation's daily life, interests, and values during a most vital and extraordinary period.
Literature Online (LION) is a database of over one third of a million full text works of English and American poetry, prose, and drama. Also include are a collection of 344,000 poems, English poetry from the eigth century to the present, and American, African American, and Canadian poetry from 1603 to the present, audio-clips of authors reading others or their own works, and activated links to over 3,580 websites, including JSTOR.
Literature Criticism Online
The largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available, this database provides access to text back to volume one of Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC), Drama Criticism (DC), Poetry Criticism (PC), Shakespearean Criticism (SC), and Short Story Criticism (SSC). Page images are duplicated in PDF format to match the look of the print original. You may search all databases simultaneously, individually, or in any combination. Citations are provided.
London Times Digital Archive 1785-2009
Searchable and browseable full-text of the London Times (The Times), 1785-2009.
Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Online
This subscription provides advertising-free access to more than 1 million entries from seven Merriam-Webster references:
Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged - America's most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary
Updated! Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary - America's best-selling dictionary, updated annually, featuring audio pronunciations
Updated! Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
Merriam-Webster's Spanish/English Dictionary
New! Merriam-Webster's French/English Dictionary
New! Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary
New York Times Online
We are pleased to offer an "Academic Pass" with full access to the online version of The New York Times.
A Web-based comprehensive and accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking offered to all current Woodberry students with access from any networked computer on campus.
OverDrive is our digital lending library, online with 24/7 access to eBooks. Now you can enjoy eBooks on your computer, phone, tablet, or iPad. Sign in with your student ID. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period (21 days). As with a physical book, if all copies of the title you are interested in are currently checked out you may put the title on a "wait list" and be alerted when it is available. The "My Account" feature allows you to manage your wait list items as well as the items currently checked out to you. Additional information here.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an illustrated collection of more than 50,000 specially written biographies of the men and women who shaped all aspects of Britain's past, from the fourth century BC to the year 2000. In addition to the contents of the sixty print volumes, it includes more than 10,000 images.
Oxford English Dictionary
The online version of the world's leading authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150. An unsurpassed guide to the history, meaning, and pronunciation of over a half a million words and phrases with their use illustrated by quotation evidence showing word usage in context, from the first recorded occurrence to the present day. OED Online allows you to search the equivalent of over twenty volumes of information with at least 1,000 new and revised entries each quarter.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
OISO includes articles by renowned scholars, for the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, two translations of the Qur'an, and primary source documents. Encompassing over 3,500 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur'anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines, the database also includes specialist-approved links to internet resources, a guide to Teaching Islam and thematic guides to issues in the Islamic World.
This database searches articles from over 8,000 publications, 2,200 full-text periodicals, major national and international newspapers as well as a full-text collection of reference books. Our subscription to this database also contains historical coverage of nine newspapers. These can be accessed from here or from the Historical Newspapers link.
Project MUSE® indexes a comprehensive collection of prestigious journals. As one of the academic community's primary electronic periodicals resources, Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. The complete content of every issue is online including charts and images.
Questia School is a premier online library with research tools and instruction integrated into more than 70,000 full-text digital books and more than 6 million articles with content from over 300 of the world's leading publishers, including Oxford University Press, McGraw-Hill, Cambridge University Press, and Elsevier.
Our subscription with Questia requires that you log in with username and password. Please contact the library staff if you have any questions about access.
The digitized version of the print reference set: Salem Health: Magill’s Medical Guide, Sixth Edition as well as Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Includes the popular “American Decades” series, covering the 1920s through 2000. Also included are U.S. History reference sets (Great Events from History and Great Lives from History) containing primary sources and biographies from the ancient world to the twentieth century as well as Critical Surveys and Critical Insights collections (literature and film), The Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, Weapons & Warfare and Milestone Documents (primary sources) from: American History, American Leaders, World History and World Religions. Visit the library to use the print versions of these sets.
Comprised of SIRS Researcher, SIRS Renaissance, and SIRS Government Reporter, this database provides access to thousands of carefully selected articles, graphics, and documents. Materials are selected from more than 1,500 domestic and international newspapers, magazines, journals, and U.S. government publications. You may search all databases simultaneously, individually, or in any combination.
SIRS Decades is a source of twentieth century American history, culture ,and daily life of the time. Primary sources include advertisements, editorial cartoons, letters, memos, maps, charts, photographs, posters, speeches, and addresses. Document-Based Questions, timelines, and the cartoon gallery are important features. Primary and secondary sources are included.
Slavery in America Digital Archive
Primary sources concerning slavery and abolition in the U.S., created during 1600 to 1800. A digital collection of over 600 documents in 75,000 pages this project documents key aspects of the history of slavery in America from its origins in Africa to its abolition, including materials on the slave trade, plantation life, emancipation, pro-slavery and anti-slavery arguments, the religious views on slavery, and much more.
A full-text (including all images), browseable and searchable collection of Smithsonian Magazine (1970–present) and Air & Space Magazine (1970–2010).
Strength and Conditioning Journal Online
Strength and Conditioning Journal
is the professional journal for strength coaches, personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health professionals working in the strength and conditioning field. The journal’s mission is to publish articles that report both the practical applications of research findings and the knowledge gained by experienced professionals. Published six times per year, each issue includes peer-reviewed articles on a wide variety of timely strength and conditioning topics as well as regular features that provide thought-provoking accounts of people, programs, and issues.
February 1999 to Present: Strength and Conditioning Journal Online
Our subscription includes the archive, with three discrete title changes:
February 1979 to December 1982, National Strength Coaches Association Journal
February 1983 to December 1993, National Strength & Conditioning Association Journal
February 1994 to December 1998, Strength & Conditioning
Supreme Court Collection
The Supreme Court Collection offers an analysis of the Supreme Court and its decisions, blending historical perspective with timely updates and commentary. Summaries and discussions of major decisions are covered. Included are biographies of every justice and statistics data of institutions, opinion polls, and political alignments data. Searchable fields are by case, cases-in-context, justices, images of justices and by subject. There are also links to hundreds of primary sources related to the Supreme Court and more than 100 constitutions from different countries.
Washington Post Online
The Washington Post provides unlimited IP-based digital access to the website for readers here on campus.
Wall Street Journal Online
The Wall Street Journal provides unlimited IP-based digital access to the website for readers here on campus.
World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras
This resource covers human history in all corners of the globe —from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance — with a collection of online reference entries, primary sources, interactive lessons, study tools, and librarian and teacher support features. Also included are interactive timelines and biographies of notable figures such as Alexander the Great.
World History: The Modern Era
This database covers a broad range of topics in depth — the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa, and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial Revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation. It provides access to authoritative information for research purposes, over 7,300 primary resources, in both a chronological and thematic organization.
World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy
The first database covering the religions of the world, this resource features over fifty religion overviews, covering such topics as agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Shinto, Zoroastrianism, and many more. The interactive features allow users to compare religion statistics from across countries as well as have access to regularly updated content that looks at the role of religion in history and current events.