All Library Databases



Alphabetical list of databases
Global Issues In Context

Focuses on issues beyond the United States, with news articles, videos, statistics, reference materials & some academic articles.  Includes foreign, English language newspaper articles written for readers in other countries.  User friendly; focus is on broad topics.

Access level: CUNY
Alternate access via CUNY login credentials OneSearch
Google Book Search

Google is in the process of scanning complete books from some of the world's great libraries. Books in the public domain can be read in their entirety. Some books will display in part.

Access level: Freely available to the public
Google Scholar

Crawls (indexes) the content of publishers' websites, scholarly journals, indexes, academic websites, institutional repositories, etc. to find information of a scholarly nature. Does not provide comprehensive coverage of any one field. Enter through the library's website so that you will be linked to the library's licensed resources. 

Access level: Freely available to the public
govinfo (U.S. government information)

govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government (replaced FDsys).

Publications on govinfo include:

  • Legislative, Executive, and Judicial content:
    • Bills and Statutes, congressional committee materials, and proceedings of Congress
    • Presidential and regulatory materials
    • Opinions from more than 100 U.S. courts
  • New content daily- Congressional Record, Federal Register, House and Senate Calendars
  • Multiple file formats- PDF documents, audio, photos, XML
  • Curated collections- Nancy Reagan tribute, documents related to the sinking of the Titanic
  • Digitized historical content- oldest dates back to 1793
  • High-profile publications- 9-11 Report, Post JFK Assassination Audio, Warren Commission Report and Hearings, Financial Crisis Inquiry Report, Nixon’s Watergate Grand Jury Testimony, and landmark legislation: Civil Rights Act and Obamacare
Access level: Freely available to the public
Grant Forward

Search engine dedicated to helping institutions and individuals find grants to fund their research. It provides a personalized funding recommendation service to simplify the grant search process. 

Please note that users have to set up individual accounts and will be recognized by their email domains.

Access level: John Jay
GreenFILE

Scholarly, government and general-interest information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment. Topics include global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Access level: CUNY
Alternate access via CUNY login credentials OneSearch
Grove Art Online (Oxford Art Online)

Access to the entire text of the 34 vol. Dictionary of Art from Grove, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, with updates and links to images.

Access level: CUNY
Alternate access via CUNY login credentials OneSearch
Grove Music Online (Oxford Music Online)

Comprises The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and The Oxford Companion to Music.

Access level: CUNY
Alternate access via CUNY login credentials OneSearch
Guide to Law Online (LOC)

An annotated guide to national and international sources of government and legal information prepared by the Law Library of Congress; includes links to treaties, constitutions, and codes.

Access level: Freely available to the public
**Guide to Primary Sources

A library guide to researching primary sources.

Access level: Freely available to the public
Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Brings together over 500 relevant titles including periodicals, federal legislative histories, congressional hearings, Congressional Research Study (CRS) Reports and Supreme Court Briefs.

Access level: Freely available to the public
Handbook of Latin American Studies

A bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities.

Access level: Freely available to the public
Health & Medicine

Access to nursing and allied health journals, other medical journals, reference books, newsletters and consumer health magazines  (from NOVELny).

 

 

Access level: CUNY
Alternate access via CUNY login credentials OneSearch
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Access to articles in scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also includes AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Access level: CUNY
Alternate access via CUNY login credentials OneSearch
Health Policy Reference Center

Articles about health policy and administration in academic journals, monographs, magazines, and trade publications.

Access level: CUNY
Alternate access via CUNY login credentials
Hein Online

Several historical American and international law collections incuding law reviews and journals from their first volume of publication, the Federal Register, Presidential Documents, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, Attorney Generals Opinions, World Constitutions, legal classics, and the newest collection, Slavery in America and the World; History, Culture and Law. A comprehensive user's guide to this database is available at  https://heinonline.org/HeinDocs/HOLUserGuide.pdf.

Access level: John Jay
Tech fee
Historic American Newspapers (LOC)

Contains historic newspapers from 1836-1922 and a U.S. Newspaper Directory for American newspapers published between 1690-present. Website produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

Access level: Freely available to the public
Historical Abstracts

Provides access to academic historical journals that cover the history of the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Coverage is from 1955 to the present.

Access level: John Jay
OneSearch
History of Capital Punishment Database

Collection of materials from the National Death Penalty Archives on the nature, history, operation, effects, psychology, desirability, and compatibility with religious and moral precepts, of the death penalty.  Includes periodicals, trials, hearings, bibliographies and other related works.

Access level: John Jay
History Vault (available through the NYPL)

To access this database you must login with your NYPL library card.  If you don't already have a NYPL library card you can apply for one here.

This is a digital collection of manuscript and archival materials focusing on the 20th Century including main collections such as:

Black Freedom Movement and Civil Rights (includes records of four of the most important civil rights organizations of the 1950s and 1960s: NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, and CORE).

Southern Life and Slavery (documenting the realities of slavery "at the most immediate grassroots level in Southern society" providing "some of the most revealing documentation in existence on the functioning of the slave system."

Access level: Freely available to the public