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Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) - Offers full text (including images) to peer-reviewed and non-scholarly journals covering broad subject areas, from 1987-present.

Ancestry library - Census records, immigration collection and data of interest for genealogical research.

Article 1st

Biography Index Retrospective (together with Current Biography Illustrated)- Provides brief biographical data on notable individuals from antiquity through 1983, taken from publications that appeared between 1946 and 1983. Your search will also retrieve full text biographical information from Current Biography Illustrated that draws from newspaper and magazine articles and books published from 1940 to the present. 

Books in Print

Britannica Online

Browse Topics - Find information from the US government on architecture, education, earth science, aging, languages, nutrition, genealogy, space exploration, foreign affairs, military history, travel, and much more.

Cambridge Journals Online 

Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon 

Current Biography Illustrated (together with Biography Index Retrospective)- Provides biographical information drawn from newspaper and magazine articles and books from 1940 to the present. Your search will also retrieve brief biographical data from Biography Index Retrospective which covers sources published between 1946 and 1983 and includes information about notable individuals from antiquity through 1983. 

Current Index to Statistics 

Dissertations & Theses Global (ProQuest) - Dissertations & Theses Global  offers searchable citations to dissertations and theses from around the world from 1861 to the present, with full text for most dissertations added since 1997 and strong full text coverage for older graduate works.


Encyclopaedia of Islam (Access in Hedi Steinberg and Mendel Gottesman Libraries only)

Essay & General Literature Index  - Indexes essays in the humanities and social sciences contained in anthologies and collections from 1900-present.

FedStats - Statistics from Federal agencies

First Search 

Foundation Directory Online 

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia 

Google Scholar - Learn how to expedite access to full text articles through Google Scholar. 
For Advanced Search options, click on the drop down arrow at the right end of the search box. - Find information about funding programs, scholarships, grants, and loans offered by the US federal government, corporations, and foundations.

Historical New York Times 

Jewish Studies Source - Full text journals covering diverse topics in Jewish studies. Also includes some e-books and brief biographies.


Judaica Europeana - documents the Jewish presence and heritage in the cities of Europe by providing access online to content from cultural institutions, including libraries, archives and museums.  Includes to date 3.7 million digitized items.

Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe Searching Tips 

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 

National Geographic Virtual Library - Cross-searchable collection of articles, books, maps, videos, and images from National Geographic Magazine, Traveler, and People, Animals, and the World.

OED Online - Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online - Language dictionaries, quotation collections, thesauri, and discipline specific works.

Papers First 

Proceedings First 

Project Muse - Muse provides access to full-text content of over 400 journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

ProQuest Central Searching Tips

The Serials Directory – The Directory contains up-to-date information about U.S. and international periodicals, newspapers, newsletters, and trade publications, including e-mail and Internet addresses. Searches may be limited to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals.

SPIN Grants - detailed and up-to-the-minute information about thousands of federal, non-federal, and international funding opportunities.

Statistical Abstract of the United States - Find and download United States census, political, and economic data as well as international statistics.

Ulrichsweb - Find detailed information about print and online periodicals including scholarly and peer-reviewed journals, popular magazines, newspapers, and newsletters. Tip: When searching a journal title, it is best to enclose it in quotation marks, eg: "Health and Social Work".