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E-Journals & Reference Databases
The research databases listed below are available to all CUNY colleges. Each CUNY college may provide additional databases. See: Local Research

Instructions for off-campus access

Federated Searching:
Integrated Search - Choose Databases by Subject FT
Academic OneFile FT
Academic Search Complete FT
Biography Index Retrospective: 1946-1983 (Wilson) FT
Biography Reference Bank (Wilson) FT
Biography Reference Center FT
Book Review Digest Plus (Wilson)  
Books in Print  
Burney Collection Newspapers (17th-18th Century) FT
Chronicle of Philanthropy FT
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals FT
The Economist  
Essay and General Literature (Wilson)  
Essay and General Literature Retrospective (Wilson)  
Ethnic Newswatch FT
General OneFile  
Grolier Online  
Historical New York Times FT
JSTOR (Arts & Sciences I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X) FT
Lexis-Nexis Academic FT
MasterFILE Premier FT
National Newspaper Index  
New York State Newspapers FT
Newsstand {Gale} (was Custom Newspapers) FT
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) FT
Oxford Reference Online FT
Project Muse FT
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega (Wilson) FT
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (Wilson)  
Virtual Reference Library FT
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean   new! FT
Science and Health:
American Chemical Society FT
Applied Science & Technology Abstracts (Wilson)  
Applied Science & Technology Source (Ebsco-Wilson merge) FT
General Science (Wilson) FT
Health Reference Center Academic FT
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition FT
HighWire Press   (open to public) FT
JAMA - Journal of the AMA FT
Medline FT
Nature  (from 1997-present) FT
New England Journal of Medicine FT
Nursing & Allied Health Collection FT
PLoS Medicine   (open to public)   FT
Public Library of Science Biology   (open to public)   FT
PubMed   (open to public)  
Science Direct FT
Science Magazine  (from 1997-present) FT
SpringerLink   new!  
Education and Library Science:
Chronicle of Higher Education FT
Education Source (Ebsco-Wilson merge) FT
Journal of Excellence in College Teaching FT
Library & Information Science Source (Ebsco-Wilson merge)  
MAS Ultra - School Edition FT

Full-Text List:
Alphabetical List of Full-Text Materials
(searchable by Title or by ISSN)  

Business, Government, Social Science and Law:
Business and Company ASAP FT
Business Insights: Essentials FT
Business Source Complete FT
Congress and the Nation FT
CQ Researcher FT
Gartner FT
Law Library Microfilm Collection Digital FT
Legal Source (Ebsco-Wilson merge) FT
LGBT Life   new! FT
Making of the Modern World FT
Military & Government Collection FT
Opposing Viewpoints in Context FT
Regional Business News FT
SocINDEX with Full Text FT
Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson) FT
Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1929-1983 (Wilson) FT
18th Century Collections Online (ECCO)  
19th Century Collections Online (NCCO)  
Art Abstracts (Wilson)  
Art Museum Image Gallery  
Artemis Literary Sources   new! FT
Artemis Primary Sources   new! FT
Black Thought and Culture FT
Cinema Image Gallery  
Communication & Mass Media Complete FT
For Students: Drama for Students   new!  
For Students: Novels for Students   new!  
For Students: Poetry for Students   new!  
For Students: Short Stories for Students   new!  
Humanities Source (Ebsco-Wilson merge)  
Literature Resource Center/MLA FT
Litfinder   new! FT
MLA International Bibliography FT
National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 FT
Oxford Art Online FT
Oxford Music Online FT
Scribner's Writers Online FT
Slavery and Anti-Slavery  
Twayne's Authors Series FT
Women and Social Movements FT
Ebrary FT
EBSCOhost Ebook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) FT
Palgrave Connect FT
SpringerLink FT
CUNY Library Catalog (formerly known as CUNY+)  
World Cat  
Reference Tools:
Demographics and Other Statistics:
NYCdata   (open to public)  
Social Explorer  

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Instructions for off-campus access     FAQ  


Read the FAQ before contacting the Office of Library Services, or visit the OLS Support site.
If you need further assistance with off-campus access, please contact the CUNY Service Desk:

Include your name, barcode number (Library I.D. #), the name of the database you were trying to access, and the time of day you attempted access. Also include the error message, if any.

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