Electronic Databases

Librarians at the reference desk are available to help you navigate the Newberry's digital resources.
Librarians at the reference desk are available to help you navigate the Newberry's digital resources.

These electronic databases are available to registered readers from any public access computer within the Newberry.

OCLC FirstSearch/WorldCat: Collection of OCLC databases such as WorldCat, ArticleFirst, ECO, and WorldCatDissertations. Some full-text. PLEASE NOTE: FirstSearch is migrating into a new interface, WorldCat Discovery.

Academic Search Complete: Provides full text for more than 8,500 journals, and indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and 13,200 publications such as monographs, conference proceedings, etc. Offered by EBSCO.

America: History & Life: Indexing and abstracting tool for American and Canadian history. Abstracts and indexes articles and reviews from 2,000 journals, as well as books and dissertations, published worldwide from 1954.

American Ancestors: New England Historic Genealogical Society resources.

American Indian Histories and Cultures: A deep and wide ranging selection of visual and textual resources related to Native American culture and history drawn from the Newberry’s rich collections.

The American West: Mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources from the Newberry’s Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana.

Ancestry.com: The largest collection of family history records on the web.

ArchiveGrid: Selected Newberry archival finding aids; bibliographic records and digital finding aids for archival and manuscript collections at RLG libraries and other research libraries worldwide.

ARTFL: Research on the French Language: Nearly 2,000 texts, from classic works of literature to various kinds of non-fiction prose and technical writing. Genres include novels, verse, theater, journalism, essays, correspondence, and treatises.

ArticleFirst: OCLC index of articles from contents pages of journals. Some full-text. Offered through First Search.

Business Source Elite: Provides full-text for more than 1,120 business publications, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications. Offered by EBSCO.

Chicago Manual of Style Online: Provides full-text for the 15th and 16th editions of the Chicago Manual of Style, as well as access to the Chicago Manual of Style Q&A and Tools pages.

Chicago Tribune (ProQuest Historical Newspapers): Searchable full-text for the years 1849-1985.

ClasePeriodica: Offered through First Search. Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities. Some full-text.

EBSCOhost: Links to EBSCO databases such as Academic Search Premier and America: History and Life. Some full-text.

ECO: An OCLC collection of scholarly journals. Offered through First Search.

ERIC: ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts for over 1,000 educational and education-related journals. Also available through First Search service.

FamilySearch: Free access to images of genealogical records digitized from over 2.4 million microfilm rolls held by the Family History Library. The Newberry participates in FamilySearch’s Family History Library Film program.

Fold3: Primary source database that includes images of original American documents, such as court records, city directories, letters, and a variety of other items. Useful for family history research.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas. Offered by EBSCO.

GenLine: Collection of Swedish church records from the seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Available on second floor computers only (two logins permitted at one time). Please visit second floor genealogy desk or Contact a Librarian with questions.

GPO: Index of some US government publications, 1976-present. Offered through First Search.

HarpWeek: Search Harper’s Weekly from 1857-1912.

HeritageQuestOnline.com: With over 25,000 books, the entire US Federal Census, PERSI, selected Revolutionary War records, and Freedman’s Bank records, HeritageQuestOnline.com is one of the largest collections of online genealogy materials.

Historical Statistics of the United States: Statistical information from the U.S. Census Bureau, published by Cambridge University Press.

Iter: Middle Ages and Renaissance: Provides access to a bibliography covering literature pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700) plus seven or eight additional dabatases.

JSTOR: Provides full-text access to an archive of major scholarly journals. Contains complete runs from their first volumes up through approximately five years ago.

MLA International Bibliography: Indexes materials on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore, excluding book reviews. Citations from over 4,000 journals and series published worldwide, as well as books, essays, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Also includes citations to books and journal articles having to do with linguistics and language topics.

New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers): Searchable full-text for the years 1851-2003.

Newspaper Source: Provides selected full-text for nearly 30 national (US) and international newspapers. Also contain full-text television and radio news transcripts, and selected full-text for more than 200 regional (US) newspapers. Offered by EBSCO.

OAISTER: Union catalog of digital resources. Offered by First Search.

OED Online: Oxford English Dictionary Online.

PapersFirst: OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Offered through First Search.

Proceedings: An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. Offered through First Search.

Professional Development Collection: Designed for professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of more than 550 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Also contains more than 200 educational journals. Offered by EBSCO.

ProjectMuse: Provides full-text access to recent volumes of scholarly journals in the arts and humanities published by Johns Hopkins University Press and journals of other university presses.

Rarebooks: Largest bibliography on rare books in the world.

Regional Business News: This database provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis. Offered by EBSCO.

Sanborn Maps for Illinois: Historic maps of Illinois towns and cities, from the collection of Sanborn maps at the Library of Congress.

Saskia Digital Image Archive: This collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture, and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre, as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey, and Egypt.

World Almanac: Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs. Offered through First Search.

WorldCat Discovery: The new WorldCat Discovery Services brings FirstSearch and WorldCat Local services together. Discover more than one billion electronic, digital and physical resources in libraries around the world, through a single search of WorldCat and a central index that represents nearly 2,000 e-content collections.