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.
The online Catalog enables students to search the library holdings from anywhere on or off campus using a computer, tablet, or smart phone.
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
- ABC-CLIO e-Book Collection
- America’s Historical Newspapers
- Artemis Literary Sources
- Bloom's Literature
- Britannica On-line
- GVRL Research Matters
- JSTOR Scholarly Database
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
- PowerSearch by Gale
- Project Gutenberg
- Gale Student Resources in Context
A comprehensive, current, and authoritative collection of social studies resources
Six sets of encyclopedias on revolutionary movements including Jesus In History,Thought and Culture
Full text literary criticism, author biographies, plot summaries, and work overviews
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
Encyclopedia, Dictionary and Atlas
144,000+ e-Books covering a wide array of subject areas including the environment, law, medicine, religion, technology, and many more
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
Opinions and perspectives on thousands of issues. Viewpoints, court case overviews, biographies and profiles, articles, statistics, video, audio and podcasts, maps and images.
Free e-book copies of classic fiction and non-fiction literature.
Cross-curricular research tool
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The following links may be helpful in conducting research, writing research papers and citing sources.
Primary source historical U.S. newspapers published between 1690 and the 20th Century