Electronic Resources By Name


Academic OneFile (Gale)
Scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
Comprehensive database of scholarly journals.

Academic Search Premier (EBSCO)
Replaced by Academic Search Complete

African American Music Reference (Alexander Street Press)
Essays and images covering blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression

Agriculture Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals and Delmar reference titles focused on agriculture and related fields.

American Factfinder
Search for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

American Song (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming music collection of American roots music and pre-1960 American popular music.

Analytical Abstracts (RSC)
Current awareness and information retrieval service for analytical chemists, covering 1980 to present

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials (EBSCO)
Provides indexing and full text of major religion and theology journals. Coverage begins in 1908.

Audiobooks on EBSCOhost (formerly NetLibrary)
Downloadable religious and general interest audiobooks available to Gordon College users on or off campus, and by guests when in the library.

Audiobooks & eBooks from OverDrive
Downloadable audiobooks and ebooks including fiction and nonfiction for adults, teens and children


Biography in Context (Gale)
Biographies, related articles from periodicals, as well as images

Search and browse bioscience research journals published by small societies and other not-for-profit organizations. BioOne is an initiative to provide access to journals focused on the biological, ecological, and environmental sciences.

BioOne Mobile
Access BioOne from your mobile device.

Boston Globe (ProQuest)
1980–present articles in full text (no images)

Boston Globe Archive
1872-1979 full image articles available with password. See reference librarian.

Britannica Annals of American History
Primary source documents and multimedia covering American history from 1493 to the present. Browse or search by time period, author or topic.

Britannica Online
All the content from the print Encyclopaedia Britannica plus additional articles, videos, and multimedia clips. Britannica Online also contains primary source documents, World Data Analyst (statistics on the countries of the world), World AtlasThe Web's Best (a collection of websites), and full text journal and magazine articles.

Britannica Online School Edition
Comprehensive encyclopedia meeting the reference needs for pre-K through high school students with separate interfaces for each level. Includes Elementary, Middle and School Editions and Learning Zone for ages 4 to 7.

Britannica Online Spanish Reference Center
Spanish encyclopedias

Britannica World Data Analyst
Country snapshots, comparisons of countries, chronological comparisons and ranked statistics.

Business Economics and Theory Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals focusing on economics along with video feeds from Forbes.com that contain business news and interviews.

Business Insights: Essentials (Gale)
Business, company and industry information. Use this resource to find company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, periodical articles, and more.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Scholarly business journals and publications covering marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Business Source Premier also includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

Business Source Premier Enhanced Interface (EBSCO)
Search features are tailored to help business and economics students with research assignments.


Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
Search for government publications covering all subject areas including agriculture, business, economics, history, and social service. Many document records link to the online version.

Catalysts & Catalysed Reactions (RSC)
Graphical abstracts of new developments in chemical catalysis, covering 2001 to present

Chemical Hazards in Industry (RSC)
Information on safety and health hazards surrounding chemicals encountered in chemical and related industires, covering 1981 to present

ChemSpider (RSC)
Find over 25 million chemical structures and their associated information

Choice Reviews
Reviews of current books and electronic resources of interest to those in higher education

Choral Public Domain Library
Find and download free scores, texts, translations, and information about composers. This site specializes in choral music.

Christian Periodical Index (EBSCO)
Provides indexing to journals with an evangelical perspective, with links to some full text.

Chronicle of Higher Education
News and information for college and university faculty and administrators

Classical Music in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming video of musical performances from 1950 to present; Masterclasses and interviews; documentaries profiling classical artists and their work

Classical Music Library (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming classical music

Classical Music Reference Library (Alexander Street Press)
Authoritative reference titles covering Western classical music: Baker's Dictionary of Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, and Baker's Student Encyclopedia of Music

Classical Scores Library: Volume I (Alexander Street Press)
Classical music scores and manuscripts online

Classical Scores Library: Volume II (Alexander Street Press)
Classical music scores and manuscripts online

Communications and Mass Media Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals focused on the communications field – advertising, public relations, linguistics and literature.

Congress.gov (formerly Thomas)
Find federal legislative information such as bills and resolutions, activity in Congress, committee information, and more.

Contemporary Literary Criticism (Gale)
Critical essays on contemporary authors

Contemporary World Music (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming audio collection of contemporary music from countries around the world; also includes traditional music

Credo Reference
Find quick facts and background information in over 600 reference sources. Then continue searching in the NOBLE catalog and other electronic resources right from the Credo search screen.

Criminal Justice Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals covering law and law enforcement.

Culinary Arts Collection
Search a subset of Gale General OneFile journals focused on cooking and nutrition. Coverage includes searchable recipes, restaurant reviews and industry information.

Dance in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Video collection covering modern dance; also covers ballet, tap, and jazz; includes coaching sessions

Diversity Studies Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community.


eBooks on EBSCOhost (EBSCO)
Ebook titles in subject areas such as art, business and economics, literary criticism, mathematics, performing arts, philosophy, political science, religion, science, social science and more.

EBSCO - All databases
Access and search across all EBSCO databases and collections. EBSCO provides articles from thousands of different magazines and academic journals, as well as collections of ebooks and audiobooks.

Access all EBSCO databases from your mobile device

Educator's Reference Complete (Gale)
Periodicals for teachers and school administrators

Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals and Delmar reference titles covering environmental issues and policies, including diverse perspectives from the scientific community, governmental policy makers, as well as corporate interests.

Articles, research reports, and digests from education-related journals and the U.S. Department of Education.

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 (EBSCO)
Guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750


Browse or search major U.S. publications from Congress, the President, and the Courts. FDsys includes The Congressional Record, The Budget of the United States Government, Code of Federal Regulation, GAO Reports, United States Statutes at Large, and more.

Fine Arts and Music Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering the fine arts such as drama, music, art history and filmmaking.

Free Computer Books
Free online computer, programming, mathematics, engineering, and technical books

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

Gale/Infotrac - All databases
Access all Gale/Infotrac databases from one web page. Gale/Infotrac provides articles from thousands of different magazines and academic journals, as well as reference works.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale)
Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources

Gardening, Landscape and Horticulture Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale General OneFile journals and Delmar reference titles focused on gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (Alexander Street Press)
Essays, images, and audio covering music research of all the world's peoples

Gender Studies Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering gender studies, family and marital issues, health aspects, and more.

General Business File ASAP (Gale)
Broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings

General OneFile (Gale/Infotrac)
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics

General Reference Center Gold (Gale)
General interest newspapers, reference books, magazines, and trade publications

General Science Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering science, mathematics and technology.

Global Issues In Context (Gale)
Current, international news and viewpoints on global issues and current events. Use this resource for background and analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health, science-related, and cultural issues.

Google Books
Google Books helps you search within and discover books. Google is working with several major libraries to scan their collections into Google Books. When you find a book that's still under copyright, you'll see only a small portion of the book. If a book is out of copyright or the publisher has given Google permission, you'll be able to see the entire text and may download a PDF copy. In advanced book search, you can limit your search to titles in which you can view the entire text.

Scholarly, government and general-interest content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments

Guide to Social Work, Social Science, and Religion in Periodical Literature
Index to periodicals covering religion and social science


Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)
Authoritative medical information from reference titles, journals, pamphlets, and videos.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)
Nursing and allied health journals, plus personal health information sources

Health Source – Consumer Edition (EBSCO)
Consumer health articles and information

Health Source: Nursing/Academic (EBSCO)
Scholarly journals in many medical disciplines; includes medical dictionary

Home Improvement Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale General OneFile journals covering home improvement.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale General OneFile journals along with travel guides and reference titles covering the hospitality and tourism fields.

IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library
Free public domain sheet music library

Information Science and Library Issues Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals focusing on the field of information science.

Insurance & Liability Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals focusing on the liability and insurance industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, and legal issues.

International Children's Digital Library (ICDL)
Free digital library of children's books from around the world in 54 languages

International Financial Statistics (IFS) (IMF eLIBRARY)
International and domestic finance data going back to 1948. All first-time users of the database must create an account.  In the box titled “My Data,” click on the “Sign in or Register” link to create an account. After signing in, to access the IFS database look for the “Query within a Dataset” box on the left side of the IMF eLibrary page, and select the“International Financial Statitics (IFS)” link.  

Internet Archive: Text
A collection of open access texts including scanned books from libraries, children's literature, and projects such as The Million Book Project and Project Gutenberg. The Internet Archive was founded to build an Internet library offering permanent access to many historical collections that exist in digital format. The Internet Archive includes texts, audio, moving images, and software as well as archived web pages in their collections.

IOPscience (Institute of Physics)
Pay-per-view access provided by Jenks Library. Please read the article abstract carefully before downloading. Once you download an article, save it on your computer for future use. You can help to make this pay-per-view pilot cost-effective.

IPA Source
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts

Jazz Music Library (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming audio collection of jazz from 1920 to today

Jenks Book Review Index
Search for book reviews across EBSCO databases

A collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.

Junior Edition–K12
For students in middle school–magazines, newspapers and reference books

Kids InfoBits (Gale)
For beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5

Kids Search (EBSCO)
Encyclopedia, dictionary and magazines and for middle school research. Find Curriculum Standards under Teacher Resources button.


Laboratory Hazards Bulletin (RSC)
Comprehensive coverage of hazards encountered by laboratory workers. Includes waste management, occupational monitoring and legislation

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (EBSCO)
Librarianship, classification, cataloging, online information retrieval, information management

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Information about authors and their works from antiquity to the present day. Sources include books, journals, literary encyclopedias, and other reference works.

Literary Reference Center Enhanced Interface (EBSCO)
Information about authors and their works in a highly graphical interface. Sources include books, journals, literary encyclopedias, and other reference works.

Literature Network
Searchable online literature, including over 1900 full books and over 3000 short stories and poems by over 250 authors. The quotations database contains over 8500 quotes.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Author biographies and information on their works, critical essays and reviews

Magill's Literary Annual
Reviews of fiction and non-fiction books published from 1977 to present.

More than 25,900 ebooks are available free from this site. For each title you select, you can choose from more than 20 different download formats. There are book reviews written by users, recommendations, a new titles list, and the most popular ebooks of the year.

Massachusetts History Online (Gale)
Articles on Massachusetts people, places and historical events

Masterfile Premier (EBSCO)
General reference publications, biographies, primary source documents, and an image collection

Bibliographic data and reviews of mathematical literature

Medline (EBSCO)
Authoritative health and medical information

Retrieve U.S. government funded reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases (including reference databases, digital repositories or subject-based Web gateways). This tool is a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP).

Methods in Organic Synthesis (RSC)
Current developments in organic synthesis, providing reaction schemes and covering new reactions and new methods

Middle Search Plus (EBSCO)
Magazines for middle and junior high school research

Military and Intelligence Database Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals focusing on military affairs. Key subjects include the socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies and the structure of armed forces.

MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
Bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations produced by the Modern Language Association

Music Online
Search across all twelve Alexander Street Press collections: African American Music Reference, American Song, Classical Music in Video, Classical Music Library, Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, Contemporary World Music, Dance in Video, Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, Jazz Music Library, Opera in Video, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

Music & Performing Arts
Search across nine Alexander Street Press collections: American Song, Classical Scores Library, Dance in Video, Opera in Video, Classical Music in Video, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound.

Natural Product Updates (RSC)

Graphical abstracts of new developments in natural product chemistry

NBER Working Papers
Research papers on Economics and Finance from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization.

New York Times (Gale)
Authoritative coverage of national and international news and commentary.
1985-current articles in full text (no images)

New York Times Archive
1851-1922 full image articles are free
1923-current full image articles available with password. See reference librarian.

Most of the daily contents of The new York Times, along with news updates every 10 minutes

Newspaper Source (EBSCO)
Selected coverage for national (US), international, and regional (US) newspapers, also television & radio news transcripts

Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering nursing and allied health.

Nursing Resource Center (Gale)
Reference, periodical and multimedia content covering the field of nursing.


Ohio State University Press Open Access Initiative
Certain books published by the Press are freely available online.

Over 23 million digital resources from 1,100 open-archive collections worldwide. OIAster contains books, journal articles, newspapers, manuscripts, audio, video, images, data sets (downloadable statistical information), theses and research papers.

Online Books Page
Over 35,000 free online books and journals. The page is created by a librarian at the University of Pennsylvania and contains publications that are significant and stable. You can search the list by title or author.

Opera in Video (Alexander Street Press)
Collection of performances of the most studied operas; also includes interviews

Opposing Viewpoints In Context (Gale)
Information and opinions on current social issues, including articles, topic overviews, journal and news articles, primary source documents, statistics, multimedia, and vetted websites.

Oxford English Dictionary
A guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of words, both present and past

Oxford Reference Online
Find facts, figures, definitions, quotations, translations, and illustrations from over 175 Oxford reference titles.
Please log out when you are finished searching. Our subscription allows one user at a time.

Short analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance


Philosopher's Index (EBSCO)
An index to scholarly research in philosophy, published in journals and books. The Philosopher's Index contains research published since 1940 including nearly 570 journals.

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine, including treatment techniques and experimental research reports.

Pop Culture Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale General OneFile journals covering pop culture.

Primary Search (EBSCO)
Popular magazines for elementary school research

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg started in 1971 and it is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books.  The project continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies.  You can download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device. Their focus is on books previously published on paper and digitized with the help of thousands of volunteers.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)
Education journals

Project Muse Basic College Collection
A searchable collection of 143 high quality scholarly journals covering the humanities, arts, and social sciences. You can also search Project Muse journals through EBSCO Academic Search Premier.

Psychology journals

Psychology Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering psychology.

Index for psychology journals, books, etc.

PubMed Central
Digital archive of journals in the life sciences


Regional Business News (EBSCO)
Business journals, newspapers and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States

Religion & Philosophy Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering different religions and philosophies.

Religious and Theological Abstracts
Indexes religion and theology journals

RILM Abstracts of Music LiteratureTRIAL
A comprehensive music bibliography featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes to publications on music from all over the world.      

RILM Retrospective Abstracts of Music LiteratureTRIAL
A bibliography featuring publications on music.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
Online scholarly journals, databases and magazines covering chemistry. Please note the library does not have a subscription to the ebooks on the RSC search page. Choose the "Journal Articles" tab to search the RSC journals. Choose "More" from the top RSC menu to find the magazines Chemistry World and Education in Chemistry, as well as RSC databases and ChemSpider.

Sage Journals Online
A searchable collection of scholarly online journals published by Sage, covering humanities, natural science, education, fine arts, music, and social science

Science In Context (Gale)
Science reference articles, along with magazine and academic journal articles, news articles, experiments, multimedia, and links to vetted websites.

Discovery tool for chemical literature, patents, and substances 
Access is restricted to Gordon College faculty and students.
A one time registration is required for new users. To register, contact the library at .

Searchasaurus (EBSCO)
Encyclopedia, dictionary and magazines for elementary school research. Find Curriculum Standards under Teacher Resources button.

Small Business Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals covering small business.

Smithsonian Global Sound (Alexander Street Press)
Streaming audio collection of world music from countries and cultural groups around the world

Statistics portal integrating statistics and other quantitative data on over 60,000 topics including media, business, finance, politics, and more.

Statistical Abstract of the United States (Proquest)
Statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States.

Student Edition (Gale)
For high-school students with access to a variety of magazines, newspapers and reference books

Theological Journal Library
Online journals on CD available on reference desk computer. See the reference librarian.

U.S. History Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering United States history.

U.S. History in Context (Gale)
Authoritative information on people, events, and topics in U.S. History from reference books, journals, news articles, and primary source documents. You will also find images, multimedia, and links to vetted websites

Find official information and services from the U.S. Government for citizens, businesses and nonprofits, government employees, and visitors to the U.S.

USA Trade Online
Import and export statistics from the Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division. Available in the library reference room. Please see the reference librarian for access.

Vocations & Careers Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale General OneFile journals and career guides.

War & Terrorism Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals covering war and terrorism, conflicts and their multiple causes.

World Bank Open Data
Find data about development in countries around the globe, including World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, African Development Indicators, and Global Economic Monitor.

World History Collection (Gale)
Search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals covering world history.

World History In Context (Gale)
Reliable information on people, events, and topics in World History from reference books, journals, news articles, and primary source documents. You will also find images, multimedia, and links to vetted websites.

WorldCat (FirstSearch)
A worldwide catalog of library materials–If WorldCat FirstSearch is busy, try WorldCat Beta (less sophisticated search options). If you want to see the most up to date listing of Gordon College library materials, use the NOBLE Catalog.


BPL Electronic Resources
Boston Public Library (BPL) electronic resources are available for you to use here at Gordon College, both on and off-campus. Anyone who lives, works, or is a student in Massachusetts can access BPL resources. You must first take a few minutes to sign up for a BPL eCard.

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