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Library Licensing Guide: Resource Source

Resources paid for by OLS

  • 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection
  • 18th Century Collections Online (ECCO)
  • 19th Century Collections Online (NCCO)
  • Academic Search Complete
  • Applied Science & Technology Abstracts
  • Applied Science & Technology Source
  • Art Abstracts
  • Art Museum Image Gallery
  • Artemis Primary Sources
  • Biography Index Retrospective: 1946-1983
  • Biography Reference Bank
  • Biography Reference Center
  • Black Thought and Culture
  • Book Review Digest Plus
  • Burney Collection Newspapers
  • Business Source Complete
  • Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • CIAO
  • Cinahl Complete
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
  • Congress & The Nation
  • CQ Researcher
  • Ebook Central
  • Ebsco Ebook Collection
  • Economist (archive)
  • Education Source
  • ERIC
  • Essay & General Literature
  • Essay & General Literature Retrospective
  • General Science
  • Greenfile
  • Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Historical New York Times
  • Humanities Source
  • ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research)
  • InfoShare
  • JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)
  • Jstor (Arts & Sciences I--XII)
  • Legal Source
  • LexisNexis Academic
  • Library Literature and Information Science Source
  • Literature Resource Center/MLA
  • Making of the Modern World
  • MAS Ultra -- School Edition
  • Masterfile Complete
  • Medline Complete
  • Military & Government Collection
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • National Geographic Archive: 1888 - 1994
  • Nature
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Oxford Art Online
  • Oxford English Dictionary
  • Oxford Music Online
  • Oxford Reference Online
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Project Muse
  • Psycarticles
  • Psycinfo
  • Readers Guide Mega Edition
  • Readers Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
  • Regional Business News
  • Science Magazine
  • Slavery & Antislavery
  • Social Explorer
  • Social Science Index Retrospective: 1929-1983
  • Social Sciences
  • SocIndex
  • Springer Ebooks 2009-2013
  • Women and Social Movements
  • World Scholar: Latin America & The Caribbean
  • WorldCat

Resources paid for by OLS and Campus Libraries

  • Browzine -- Multi-campus (journal transfer to central office)
  • Gale Access Program -- All campuses (journal transfer to central office)
    • Biography and Geneaology Master Index
    • Book Review Index Online
    • Business Collection
    • Chiltonlibrary
    • Gale Biography in Context
    • Gale Business Insights: Global
    • Gale Science in Context
    • Gale Student Resources in Context
    • Gale US History in Context
    • Gale World History in Context
    • Global Issues in Context
    • GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment/Energy/And Natural Resources)
    • Health & Wellness Resource Center
    • Litfinder
    • RDS Contemporary Womens Issues
    • RDS Tablebase
    • World Scholar: Latin America and The Caribbean Regional Portal
  • Gale Literary Sources -- Multi-campus (journal transfer to central office)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) -- Multi-campus (journal transfer to central office)
  • New York Times Digital Subscriptions -- All campuses (journal transfer to central office)

Resources paid for by Campus Libraries

  • American Chemical Society  All campuses (campuses pay Ebsco)
  • Econlit  Multi-campus (journal transfer to central office)
  • Ethnic Newswatch  Multi-campus (journal transfer to central office)
  • Foreign Policy   Multi-campus (journal transfer to central office)
  • IEEE Explore  -- (STEM initiative, with ASRC) (journal transfer to central office)
  • Law Library Microfilm Collection Digital   Two campuses (campuses pay directly to LLMC)
  • LGBT Life with Fulltext  Multicampus (journal transfer to central office)
  • MathSciNet     All Campuses (campuses pay directly to Ebsco)
  • Nature Journals Package -- (STEM initiative, with ASRC) (journal transfer to central office)
  • ScienceDirect  -- (STEM initiative, with ASRC) (journal transfer to central office)
  • SpringerLink  -- (STEM initiative, with ASRC) (journal transfer to central office)
  • Wiley Online Library  -- (STEM initiative, with ASRC) (journal transfer to central office)

Resources paid for by other Departments of Central Office


  • Gartner:   CIS
  • Refworks:  CIS

Research Foundation

  • Grant Forward:   
  • Pivot:   Research Foundation

Student Services

  • Vault Career Guides:  Student Services

Resources provided through NOVEL NY

  • Academic Onefile
  • Britannica Academic
  • Business Insights Essentials
  • General Onefile
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Infotrac Newstand
  • New York State Newspapers
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection
  • Opposing Viewpoints

Complimentary Access

Wall Street Journal