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NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, databases require the use of a proxy for off-campus access.


Academic OneFile
1980 - present, updated daily.
"Use this comprehensive periodical resource of full-text peer-reviewed content for over 13,000 indexed journals and reference works covering all subjects, including the full-text of The New York Times and London Times back to 1985 and NPR, CNN & CBC transcripts and podcasts."

Academic Search Premier
1975 - present, updated daily.
Provides full-text for over 4,000 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, art, literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.

Access World News
"The electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers as well as full-text content of key international sources -- all in one easy-to-search database with a world map."

Access World News-Spanish Language Sources
Search digital, full-text Spanish language news sources through Access World News.

ACLS Humanities E-Book
Provides full-text access to several hundred books which have been specifically selected for their importance to historical studies.

America: History and Life with Full Text
1964 - present.
"America: History and Life is a complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present."

APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis, Vol. 1: Methods and Principles

APA Handbook of Behavior Analysis, Vol. 2: Translating Principles into Practice

APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1: Building and Developing the Organization

APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 2: Selecting and Developing Members for the Organization

APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 3: Maintaining, Expanding, and Contracting the Organization.

A very comprehensive index from OCLC to nearly 13,000 journals, news stories, letters and other items in the areas of business, the humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social sciences and technology. This is not a full-text database, but indexing includes owning libraries and highlights Western New England’s own holdings where available.

"The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides more than one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates."

ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Library
The ASCE Library is a comprehensive online tool for locating articles of interest across all disciplines of civil engineering. The database provides access to 33 ASCE journals (1983 to the present) and to 190+ volumes of conference proceedings (2000 to the present) subscribed to by D’Amour Library.

ASM Handbooks Online 
"ASM Handbooks Online features the complete content of twenty one ASM Handbook volumes plus two ASM Desk Editions." Full-text.

Biography in Context
"Use this database for over 400,000 biographies covering literary figures, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, current events and the arts. Indexes all print volumes of the series."

Books & Authors
"Reader's advisory for adults, young adults, and children's fiction and non-fiction."

Books 24x7 (Each user must create a username and password to access this database)
Provides full-text access to a collection of engineering and information technology books.

Boston Globe
Detailed search availability of the full-text Boston Globe from 1980 to present.

Business Collection
"Use this database to research all business and management topics. Includes directory listings for over 150,000 companies as well as investment analysts' reports on major companies and industries."

Business Insights: Essentials
"Company profiles, financial data, investment reports, industry information, business periodicals and more."

Business Source Premier
1965 - present, updated daily.
Provides full-text for over 3,000 scholarly publications covering various aspects of business including management, accounting, economics, finance, international business, and more.

Cabell's Business Directories
Provides full-text access to the following business directories: Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Accounting, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics and Finance, Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management, and Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Management.

Checkpoint, from RIA, is a web-based tax research service that includes a wide range of materials on federal and state taxes.

Chemical Abstracts (Password required for on-campus and off-campus access - available at reference desk)
1967 - present, updated daily.

Hours of Availability

  • 8:00 a.m. Sunday to 5:00 a.m. Monday
  • 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Monday through Friday
  • 5:00 p.m. Friday to 6:00 p.m. Saturday

"Covers international journals, patents, patent families, technical reports, books, conference proceedings, and dissertations from all areas of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences from 1967 to the present. Electronic-only journals and Web preprints are also covered."

Chemical Abstracts (pre- 1967) (Password required for on-campus and off-campus access - available at reference desk)
1907 - 1966
The records in this database "contain CA reference numbers, title keywords, authors, patent assignees, patent numbers, patent kind, patent publication year, when available, patent publication year, when available, patent family information, when available, and the document type, when available. CAS Registery Numbers(R) are included for the substances registered from the CA 6th and 7th Collective Indexes (1957-1966), as well as a limited number of substances registered prior to 1957, primarily for substances containing flourine or silicon."

Chicago Manual of Style Online
Searchable online version of the Chicago Manual of Style

Chronicle of Higher Education
Covers higher education news and issues, and is a major source for employment information. Full-text.

The Christian Science Monitor
January 2, 1980 - present
Provides full-text access to The Christian Science Monitor.

CollegeSource Online
Provides full text access to over 60,000 college catalogs.

1970 - present, updated daily.
Indexes and abstracts articles appearing in engineering journals, technical reports, and conferences. Includes full-text.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association) and Mass Media Articles Index (formerly produced by Penn State) along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields. Includes full text.
Product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.

Contemporary Literary Criticism Select is now part of Literature Resource Center.

CQ Researcher (Limited to 10 simultaneous users. Please log out when completed to allow others access to this resource.)
Includes reports which provide analysis on issues in the news. Full-text.

Credo Reference
"Credo Reference is a completely customizable general reference solution for learners and librarians. Offering more than 475 hundred highly-regarded titles from over 70 publishers; Credo covers every major subject from the world's best publishers of reference. Our content, technology and customer service earn us rave reviews. The Credo Reference platform allows libraries to customize the research experience with seamless searching of their other resources including the library catalog, periodical resources, specialized databases and more."

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Provides full text access to books, monographs, and journal literature covering various aspects of criminal justice and criminology.

Culinary Arts Collection
This collection includes 150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipies, restaurant reviews, and industry information.

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Early American Imprints, Series 1: Evans, 1639-1800
Consists of primary source material from the period 1639 to 1800 including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties, and more.

EBSCO eBook Collection
This resource provides access to a collection of several thousand copyrighted and public domain electronic books.

Education Research Complete
"Education Research Complete provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,500 journals, as well as full text for more than 750 journals, and includes full text for more than 100 books and monographs, and for numerous education-related conference papers."

Educator's Reference Complete
"Use this mainly full-text collection of over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports for educational research from preschool to college covering technology, health and bilingual education, testing, and issues in administration, funding and policy."

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

ERIC (Available on the Web with no restrictions)
1966 - present, updated monthly.
Indexes journal and non-journal education literature from the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). Includes full-text.

Environmental Studies and Policies Collection
A collection of over 800 journals provide robust coverage of environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Europa World
"Provides detailed country surveys containing the latest available analytical, statistical and directory information for over 250 countries and territories."

Expanded Academic ASAP
1980 - present, updated daily.
"Use this database to find full-text scholarly journals, new magazines and newspapers for all academic disciplines. (Coverage duplicated in Academic OneFile)"

Films on Demand 
"Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Films Media Group into your content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system."

Films on Demand Help Center

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Gale Directory Library
Provides access to following Gale directories: Brands and their Companies, Encyclopedia of Associations (U.S. and international associations), Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, and Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database searches our Gale eBook platform. Included are many titles including Business Plans Handbook, International Directory of Company Histories, the Who’s Buying Series, and various other eBook reference titles.

General BusinessFile ASAP is now part of Business Collection.

General OneFile
"Use this comprehensive periodical resource for any subject. Coverage goes back to 1980- with over 12,000 titles (7,800 full-text including The New York Times back to 1985)."

General Reference Center Gold
"Use this general interest database for full-text and images from magazines, reference books, and newspapers for information on current events, popular culture, the arts and sciences, sports, etc. (Coverage duplicated in General OneFile)."

Global Issues in Context
"Global viewpoints, reference, periodicals, and multimedia for what's happening in the world today and why."

Health Reference Center Academic
"Full-text database that provides full-text nursing & allied health journals, plus current and reliable personal health information."

Provides complete coverage of the U.S. Code from the 1925-1926 edition to the current edition.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection
With current and relevant content from over 500 industry journals, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field, while also allowing for focused study of specialized aspects of the industry - including cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

IBIS World
Includes industry reports for over 700 industries in the U.S. Also included are global industry reports covering world industry analysis.

International Law Reports
International Law Reports (online access provided by covers all significant cases of public international law from 1922 to the present. It features regular and systematic reporting in English of decisions of international courts and arbitrators as well as judgments of national courts concerning international law, including the application of human rights law.

Iter Bibliography
"Iter's bibliography includes literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Citations for books, journal material (articles, reviews, review articles, bibliographies, catalogues, abstracts and discographies) are included, as are citations for dissertation abstracts, and essays in books (including entries in conference proceedings, festschriften, encyclopedias and exhibition catalogues)."

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JoVE Science Education Database
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, is a peer reviewed scientific video journal.  We have access to four collections "dedicated to teaching laboratory fundamentals through simple, easy to understand video demonstrations."

   Essentials of Cell Biology

   Essentials of Genetics 

   Essentials of Neuroscience

   General Laboratory Techniques

Provides full-text access to the complete archives of core scholarly journals in the arts and sciences.

Collection of searchable full-text science and engineering reference books. Many of the books are enhanced with interactive capabilities such as interactive tables, graphs, and equations.

Latin American News Digest
"a Washington, D.C. based publication dedicated to expanding the reach of news coverage and analysis produced by Latin American media"

LexisNexis Academic 
Provides access to U.S. and international newspapers, company financial information and business news, federal and state case law and regulations, medical news and journal literature, and various reference resources. Includes full-text.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
Indexes more than 600 periodicals, research reports, books, and proceedings pertaining to librarianship, cataloging, information management, etc.

Literature Resource Center
"Literary criticism, author biographies, literary journals, overviews or 75,000 frequently studied works, and over 30,000 poems, short stories and plays."

Literary Reference Center
A collection of biographical, analytical, and contextual information on a variety of authors.

Includes U.S. Federal, Executive, Judicial, and Legislative materials from the collections of the Law Library Microform Consortium. Full-text.

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Collection of market research reports. Full-text.

Massachusetts History Online
"Includes full-text article from magazines and local newspapers which focus on Massachusetts people, places, and historical events."

1940 - present, updated monthly.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the world's literature on mathematics, statistics, and computer science.

MEDLINE with Full Text
Provides full text access to over 1,400 medical journals covering all aspects of medicine, nursing, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and other areas of interest.

Mergent Archives

Mergent Intellect
Mergent Intellect provides access to "private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more"

Mergent Online
Online and expanded version of Moody's/Mergent Directories. Includes financial and general information on more than 10,000 U.S. public companies (including SEC filings) and over 17,000 non-U.S. public companies. Annual reports of these companies are also provided.

Million Dollar Database
"a valuable source of information on both privately and public companies and their executives. Mergent’s MDDI now combines complete coverage on all businesses in the U.S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide"

MLA International Bibliography
1963 - present.
Provides access to journal articles, books, and dissertations covering a variety of subjects including literature, language and linguistics, folklore, and literary theory and criticism. Includes full-text.

Modern Distribution Management
"Wholesale distribution news, expert analysis and market research"

National Newspapers Core
Provides full-text access to the following newspapers: The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

The New York Times
June 1, 1980 - present
Provides full-text coverage of The New York Times with advanced search capabilities. This is not, however, the full historic replica of the Times.

The New York Times: Digital access to the daily paper
Register for a Group Pass account using your WNE email address

New York Times Historical
1851 - 2009
Provides both full-text and full-image coverage of The New York Times.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession - from direct patient care to health care administration - are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection's current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing nursing-focused curriculum.

Nursing Resource Center
"Designed for nursing students, this brings together disease and drug overviews, care plans, anatomy and physiology diagrams with full-text journals and core encyclopedia texts."

19th Century British Pamphlets
This collection includes the most significant British pamphlets from the 19th century held in research libraries within the United Kingdom. The pamphlets offer insight into the political, social, and economic issues facing 19th century Britain.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
"Offers a range of perspectives on important issues to help critical-thinking skills using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources"

Oxford Art Online
Published by Oxford, features Grove Art Online, today's foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art, and other art resources.

Oxford English Dictionary
Provides the pronunciation, meaning, and history of words in the English language.

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Project Muse
Collection of full-text humanities, arts, and social sciences journals.

ProQuest Congressional
"ProQuest Congressional provides access to legislative and regulatory information from the United States government. Users can search CIS indexing and abstracting of Congressional publications and the CIS Legislative Histories (1969/1970-present), and the full-text of the U.S. Serial Set (1789-1969). Users can also search the full text of Congressional reports, documents, prints, bills; find Congressional testimony (1985-present); and track bills as they move through the House and Senate. Full-text access to Congressional hearings from 2004 onward is provided, along with full text of the Congressional Record. Congressional Research Service Reports are also available (1916-present)."

ProQuest News & Newspapers
Enables the searching of several newspapers at one time including the Boston Globe, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Provides access to fifteen reference books including DSM-V and DSM-IV-TR Casebook and its Treatment Companion, five peer-reviewed journals, and the complete DSM archives.

1887 to present, updated daily.
Indexes and abstracts articles in psychology and related fields. Includes full- text.

PubMed (Available on the Web with no restrictions)
1966 - present, updated weekly.
A database from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) which covers "the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and the preclinical sciences. Journal articles are indexed for MEDLINE, and their citations are searchable, using NLM's controlled vocabulary, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). MEDLINE contains all citations published in Index Medicus, and corresponds in part to the International Nursing Index and the Index to Dental Literature. Citations include the English abstract when published with the article (approximately 76% of the current file)".

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users/U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
A favorite retrospective index of general periodicals published from 1890 to 1982 covering the most significant historical events and popular culture.

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This scientific database contains over 10 million journal articles and book chapters. Full-text acess is available for many of the journals in the Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science subject collection.

Science in Context
"Comprehensive range of science journal, news, reference works, AV resources and interactive exercises supporting high school curricula and university coursework."

Scientific Style and Format Online, 8th Edition
A "reference for authors, editors, publishers, students, and translators in all areas of science and related fields."

SciFinder Scholar
Contains the CAPlus database with Chemical Abstracts and more. Allows searching by chemical structure, CAS RN, and other less-common methods. First time users, go here to sign up for an individual account. Need help getting set up? Ask A Librarian.

Simmons (Password required for on-campus and off-campus access - available at reference desk)
Provides access to the National Consumer Data Adult Survey 6 months and 12 months.

Mosaic Segment and Group Names
Mosaic Group and Segment Descriptions
Simmons National Consumer Study Definitions
Simmons Tutorial
Techno Smart Handout
Simmons Data Oneview Tutorials

Social Science Research Network
"The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 34,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 17,000 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. The eLibrary also includes the research papers of a number of Fee Based Partner Publications."

Social Work Abstracts
1977 - present, updated quarterly.
Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 450 social work journals. Also includes the Register of Clinical Social Workers, a directory of clinical social workers in the U.S. Includes full-text.

SocINDEX with Full Text
1895 - present, updated daily.
"SocINDEX with Full Text contains full text for 344 "core" coverage journals dating back to 1895, and 129 "priority" coverage journals. This database also includes full text for more than 700 books and monographs, and full text for 6,800 conference papers."

Sports Business Research Network
"SBRnet is a fee-based service, focusing on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry. It's mission is to provide a continuously updated resource featuring market research and industry news covering all facets of the industry: sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship and sports marketing." Full-text.

Sports Market Place Directory
"This comprehensive database provides current key information about the people, organizations and events involving the explosive sports industry at your fingertips."

Springfield Republican
1988 - present, updated daily.
Full-text access to Springfield's local newspaper, The Republican.

Statista provides "direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets."  Access to industry overviews, company reports, and statistics, charts and infographics.

USA Trade Online
"Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division" USA Trade Online allows access to "current and cumulative U.S. export and import data for over 9,000export commodities and 17,000 import commodities."

U.S. History in Context
"Primary and secondary history sources combined with the media-rich selections, including key titles from Macmillan, Scribner and other world-class sources. Find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq."

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Value Line Investment Survey
One of the most widely used independent investment information services in the world. Stock ratings, reports, price performance, key financial measures, industry reports and many other stock related and investment features.

Vocations and Careers
"Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals."

Wall Street Journal
1984 - present, updated daily.
Full-text access to the business and financial information found in The Wall Street Journal.

The Washington Post
February 1, 1988 - present
Provides full-text access to The Washington Post.

Western New England, Digitized Publications
Available through Internet Archive, the collection includes digitized issues of the Nor'easter, The Westerner, The Communicator, and Perspectives.

WestlawNext Campus Research
WestlawNext Campus Research replaces Westlaw Classic Campus Research, and is "an online research service that provides a comprehensive collection of news, business, and law-related information for students."

Online catalog of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) database. Includes records of any type of material - books, periodicals, videos, manuscripts, etc. - cataloged by OCLC member libraries.

World History in Context
"Covers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context for every learner."

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