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English Databases

Biography Reference Center: full-text

Offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, including the complete full-text run of Biography Today and Biography, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases. In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many others.


Book Review Index: 1965 - present, full-text

A comprehensive online guide to book reviews with over five million review citations from thousands of publications.


Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete

Comprehensive resource covering authors, literature, and literary history  Includes the full Dictionary of Literary Biography main series, as well as documentary and yearbook volumes.


Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840 (Part of Nineteenth Century Collections Online)

9,000+ titles including a wide range of Romantic literature published in English, French, and German.



Browse, bookmark, and read over 70,000 fully online e-books!  Books in every field will help casual readers as well as seasoned researchers. Also available through the Library's catalog.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: 1960's - present

Includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.


Literary Reference Center: full-text

Includes information from major respected reference works, books and literary journals, as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing; contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews; nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism; more than 252,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios); 450 literary journals; more than 693,000 book reviews; more than 78,400 classic and contemporary poems; more than 19,700 classic and contemporary short stories; more than 6,600 author interviews; more than 8,200 classic texts; and much more.


Montana Memory Project:

The Montana Memory Project provides access to digital collections and items relation to Montana's cultural heritage and government.  These collections and items document the Montana experience.  Many of these items are digitized copies of historic material, some items are contemporary.  All serve as a resource for education, business, pleasure, and lifelong learning.


Nineteenth Century Collections Online:

Digital archives  of maps, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts, books, and other primary sources documenting the history of the 19th century.  MSUB Library access includes "Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization & Conquest," "Photography: The World through the Lens," and "Women: Transnational Networks."


Oxford English Dictionary: Definitive dictionary of the English language.


Slavery & Anti-Slavery Archive:full-text

An archive of books, pamphlets, court records, and manuscript materials consisting of debates on slavery and abolition. Includes records from the American Colonization Society, from Oberlin's Anti-Slavery collection, from the American Missionary Society (Tulane), and records from the Library of Congress, the National Archives, Yale, Oxford, the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and other archives.


Ulrichs: Periodical Directory: 1932- present

Find magazines, journals, newspapers, newsletters,`zines and more.


Vogue Archive: 1892-present

Entire run of Vogue from the first issue in 1892 to the present.  Entire issues reproduced, including articles, advertisements, covers, and fold-outs.  Perfect for art, fashion, history, advertising, and design research.


Web of Science: 1900 - present

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions.  Includes Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities Citation Index.


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Academic Search Complete:1975 - present, full-text

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.


JSTOR: Dates vary, full-text

A digital archive collection of over 600 core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, basic science, life sciences, and physical and applied sciences. Often starts with the first issues (many of which date from the 1800s).


MasterFILE Complete: full-text

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.


Project MUSE

100% full-text, user-friendly online access to over 300 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from 60 scholarly publishers.