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The combined search-and-retrieval website for the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) publications and related collections. Includes full text and abstracts. This online subscription is provided by a generous contribution from Ralph Stone (B.S. Geology, 1968) and Meredith Stone (B.S. Geology, 1968) in honor of Professors Jeffrey Greenberg, Stephen Moshier and James Clark for their decades of dedicated service to their students in the Geological Sciences at Wheaton.

Academic Search Complete

A scholarly, multidisciplinary database providing indexing and abstracts for over 10,000 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, and others. Also includes full text access to over 5,000 journals. Offers coverage of many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.

ACM Digital Library

Provides full text of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) journals, magazines, and proceedings, as well as access to select ebooks on relevant topics. Access is available via individual student accounts for computer science majors only. Please contact the subject librarian for computer science for help in getting access to this resource.

ACS Publications

Provides the full text of all journals published by the American Chemical Society.

African American Historical Serials

Includes African American periodicals, annuals and reports published from 1829-1922 including materials from African American religious organizations and social service agencies.

African Journals Online

Index of African-published journals covering agricultural sciences, science and technology, health and social sciences. Includes TOCs, abstracts, and links to online full-text where available. Backfile maintained for five years. Registration required.

Alexander Street’s Global Issues Library

The Global Issues Library will include coverage of 180 issues, topics, and events from the late 1890s to the present that are key to understanding today’s world including border and migration, atrocities and human rights violations, peacekeeping, climate change, terrorism, revolutions, and human trafficking. Specific events explored include the U.S. and Mexico Border, the Rwandan Genocide, the Arab Spring, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and climate migrants in Asia Pacific. Curated by an international board of scholars, issues and events are presented through a variety of perspectives—personal, governmental, legal, contemporary and retrospective—that demonstrate the interactions and interconnectedness of global issues. Trial access for January 11 - February 8, 2019

America: History and Life

Provides citations and abstracts of journal articles about the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection

Provides digital access to a highly comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Includes five separate chronological collections that can be searched individually or combined. Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more.

American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933 - 1955

Provides online, full text access to approximately 100,000 doctoral dissertations from U.S. institutions from 1933 through 1955. Derived from the print index, Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities (DDAAU).

American Masculinities: A Historical Encyclopedia

Illustrates how American political leaders have often used the rhetoric of manliness to underscore the presumed moral righteousness and ostensibly protective purposes of their policies. Provides an overview of America's democratic political system, domestic and foreign policies, and capitalist economic system, as well as the "private" sphere of the home and domestic life.

American National Biography Online

Discover biographies of more than 19,000 men and women — from all eras and walks of life — whose lives have shaped American history and culture. From missionaries to musicians, social workers to statisticians, cowboys to chemists, and Vikings to astronauts, the portraits in the American National Biography Online reflect the rich diversity of American life from pre-colonial times to the present day. Featuring thousands of illustrations, and tens of thousands of hyperlinked cross-references and links to other (select) websites, the American National Biography is a powerful research tool for all levels of study. Trial access for January 11 - February 8, 2019

American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection. Series 1

Presents more than 15,000 titles from 13th Century through the 1893 World Parliament of Religions. The historical time period of the collection reflects upon a time of great doctrinal, social, and organizational change. The collection includes many volumes in Aramaic, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew and other languages besides English, documenting the recovery of languages used during the biblical era and provides an in-depth view of the way that interest in, and knowledge of, biblical languages emerged during the nineteenth century, an important foundation for today’s study and understanding of biblical languages.

American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Historical Monographs Collection. Series 2

Consists of nearly 15,000 titles published from 1894 through 1923. It presents a comprehensive picture of religion in America at the turn of the century. Subjects addressed include the conflict between religion and science, the growing interest in Eastern religions and other world religions, and significant shifts in the religious identification of Americans.

Annual Reviews

Provides authoritative, analytic reviews in 33 focused disciplines within the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

Anthropological Index Online

Provides citations of journal articles in selected journals in anthropology and related disciplines.


Provides the full text of journals published by the American Anthropological Association.


Provides descriptions of the archival collections of thousands of museums, libraries, historical societies and archives worldwide.

Art & Architecture Source

Formerly known as Art Source, Art & Architecture Source is an art research database that covers a broad range of subjects from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It features full-text articles, indexing and abstracts for an array of journals, books and more.


American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language


Provides citations of journal articles in many disciplines.

Provides access to e-prints in physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials PLUS

Provides citations of journal articles, essays, book reviews, and dissertations in religion and theology, as well as the religious aspects of other disciplines. ATLA Video Tutorials

Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive

Contains the content of selected journals and books published by the Biblical Archaeology Society. Includes each issue of the magazines Biblical archaeology review, Bible review, and Archaeology odyssey, as well as other material including some video.


Provides full text of various research journals focused on the biological, biomedical, ecological, and environmental sciences.


Provides searchable repository of article preprints covering all aspects of research in the life sciences except for clinical studies and clinical trials.

BIOSIS Previews

Provides citations of journal articles and other resources in biology and related disciplines.

Black Thought and Culture

Non-fiction works by African-American leaders and others who have dealt substantially with issues of race in America. Includes books, essays, articles, speeches, letters, interviews, and other materials, some of which have not previously been published.

Brill's Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin world

Traces the enduring history and wide-ranging cultural influence of Neo-Latin, the form of Latin that originated in the Italian Renaissance and persists to the modern era. Featuring original contributions by a host of distinguished international scholars, this comprehensive reference work explores every aspect of the civilized world from literature and law to philosophy and the sciences.

Brill's New Pauly

Provides an aid for the study of Greek and Roman culture and its multifaceted presence in all periods of European and, since the Early Modern period, world history.