Access to thousands of articles in scholarly journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, and literature.
Academic Search Complete
Access to articles from magazines and peer-reviewed journals, as well as books, conference papers and proceedings, and educational reports from almost all academic areas of study.
Biography Index Retrospective: 1946 – 1983
This collection includes indexing of interviews and profiles of history makers, as well as obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenilia, book reviews, bibliographies, and exhibition reviews.
Biography Reference Bank
Offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators.
Biography Reference Center
Original biographical profiles plus feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, obituaries, and images.
Book Review Digest Plus
Provides excerpts or the full text of book reviews of current English-language fiction and non-fiction works from 1983 to the present.
Combines the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
Burney Collection Newspapers
A comprehensive collection of early English newspapers from London, the British Isles, and colonies, including many American titles.
Books in Print
Contains bibliographic information of books currently in print, forthcoming books, and book reviews.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
An independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years. It offers an advice section to help nonprofit workers and has one of the biggest listings of career opportunities.
CUNY GC Legacy (Retrospective) Dissertations, 1965 – 2014
This GC Library-constructed resource includes CUNY dissertations through 2014. The collection requires authentication with a CUNY library barcode number.
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (open to public)
Contains free, full-text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals that aims to cover all subjects and languages. There are over 1000 journals in the directory.
The full text of The Economist from 1843 to 2006. Essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs, business and trade worldwide.
Essay and General Literature
Index to 65,000 essays in 5,300 anthologies and collections. Coverage spans a range of the humanities and social sciences.
Essay and General Literature Retrospective
Contains citations for over 270,000 essays in collections dating back to 1900. Coverage spans the entire range of the humanities and social sciences, including literary works, art history, drama, and film and publications from the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.
Provides access to more than 200 newspapers, magazines and journals from the ethnic, minority and native press. Includes materials in Spanish. To find movie reviews limit the document type to movie review.
Brings together insight and analysis for leaders from government, business, finance, and the academic world to better understand and address the most urgent and important issues of our time.
Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Hundreds of specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical directories and other reference books in the subject fields of criminal justice, economics, history, literature, psychology, religion, science, world cultures, and more.
Access to articles in general periodicals, newspapers, reference books, as well as multimedia sources. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, and politics.
Global Issues in Context
Provides international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics, and current events. Brings together news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search.
Historical New York Times
Full text of articles and page images of The New York Times from 1851 to 2010.
JSTOR (Arts & Sciences I – XII)
A searchable collection of the complete runs (minus the most recent 2 to 5 years) of hundreds of the most significant scholarly journals.
Federal and state laws and cases, constitutions, municipal codes, law review articles, as well as articles from U.S. and foreign newspapers, magazines, trade publications and journals.
Articles from many popular sources covering nearly all subjects including general reference, business, health, and more.
National Geographic Archive: 1888 1994
The complete archive from 1888 to 1994 of the award-winning magazine, which features in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology, and the environment; and spectacular photographic essays.
National Newspaper Index
Indexes and provides access when available to the top five U.S. newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. Coverage from 1977 to the present.
New York State Newspapers
A subset of Newsstand, containing only New York State newspapers.
New York Times Digital Subscription
All members of the CUNY community with a valid CUNY email address may sign up for complimentary access to The New York Times digital edition through NYTimes.com and NYTimes smartphone apps.
Newsstand (formerly Custom Newspapers)
Contains the full text of thousands of American and international newspapers.
Oxford English Dictionary
The complete text of the OED’s twenty-volume Second Edition and three-volume Additions Series. The worldwide standard source for English word definitions, word pronunciation, word history and usage.
Oxford Reference Online
Over 200 reference books from Oxford University Press, including language dictionaries, and reference works in art, science, classics, business, history, law, literature, medicine, geography, performing arts, philosophy, and social science.
An interdisciplinary collection of high quality, peer-reviewed journals.
Readers Guide Mega Edition
Provides access to general-interest periodicals published in the U.S. from 1983 to the present as well as comprehensive indexing to periodicals published from 1890 to 1982.
Readers Guide Retrospective: 1890 – 1982
Offers full coverage of the original paper volumes from 1890 to 1982.
Anybody with a .edu email domain (all CUNY faculty, staff and students) can sign up for a free subscription to the Washington Post.
World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean
Brings together primary source documents relating to Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news-feeds; reference materials; maps; statistics; audio and video. Covers politics, economics, religion, culture, international affairs, the environment, science and technology.