McShain Library

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The McShain Library houses over 9,000 print books, periodicals, and audio visual materials and provides access to over 144,000 e-Books as well as a large number of academic databases.

Library Catalog

The online Catalog enables students to search the library holdings from anywhere on or off campus using a computer, tablet, or smart phone.

Online Database

The Academic Databases complement the print collection as a rich resource for research. Information for accessing the databases off-campus can be found on the student portal. Check back soon as this list of resources is growing.

ABC-CLIO History, Government and Geography Databases

A comprehensive, current, and authoritative collection of social studies resources

ABC-CLIO e-Book Collection

Six sets of encyclopedias on revolutionary movements including Jesus In History,Thought and Culture

America’s Historical Newspapers

Artemis Literary Sources

Full text literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries, and work overviews

Bloom's Literature

Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.

Britannica On-line

Encyclopedia, Dictionary and Atlas


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e-Books, magazines, journals, newspaper articles and biographies.

GVRL Research Matters

144,000+ e-Books covering a wide array of subject areas including the environment, law, medicine, religion, technology, and many more

JSTOR Scholarly Database

Academic journals, primary sources, and books across the fields of Arts & Sciences, Life Sciences, Ecology and Botany, Business, and others


Poems, short stories, essays, speeches and plays including secondary material

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opinions and perspectives on thousands of issues. Viewpoints, court case overviews, biographies and profiles, articles, statistics, video, audio and podcasts, maps and images.

PowerSearch by Gale

A collection of authoritative periodicals, scholarly journals, newspapers, and reference content

Project Gutenberg

Free e-book copies of classic fiction and non-fiction literature.

Gale Student Resources in Context

Cross-curricular research tool


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Primary source historical U.S. newspapers published between 1690 and the 20th Century