Digital Collections

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  • 60 Minutes: Streaming 60-minutes historical broadcasts from 1997-2014.

  • American Revolution Digital Archive : Primary sources created during the American Revolutionary War, from 1763 to 1783.

  • American West : Created by Adam Matthew digital with content provided by the independent archives at The Newberry Library. This archive contains digital content related to the American West including: maps, drawings, pamphlets, diaries and newspapers.

  • AP Images Collection : 12 million images from 1826 to the present.

  • Artstor: Artstor contains over 1,700,000 images from a variety of art mediums, time periods, cultures and geographic locations. Images may be used in our educational setting but may not be published more widely.

    Shared Shelf: A growing collection of images from the St. Paul’s School Archives, the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives Image Collection is catalogued and accessible using the Artstor Shared Shelf resource.

  • BBC Listener Archive: BBC’s magazine containing transcripts of broadcasts from 1929-1991, as well as essays by UK authors.

  • Biography in Context : Over 435,000 biographies compiled from digitized reference sets.

  • BioOne: Contains 200 biology, ecology and environmental science journals.

  • Britannica Online : Online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Site license to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Updated every Monday.

  • Civil War Digital Archive: Primary sources created during the American Civil War, from 1861-1865.

  • CQ Researcher: Analytical reports from 1923 (U.S. Topics with some contemporary global coverage) to the present. Reports are written by journalists and focus on current domestic and international issues of public concern including: economics, politics, technology, health and the environment.

  • Ebsco Discovery Service: Search the majority of the library’s digital collections with one box, one click.

  • EBSCOhost: A suite of online databases providing access to current academic, general, business, education and health periodicals. Date of coverage varies by title, but is largely from the 1970’s to the present day.

    Ebsco's Explora: This eCollection combines several of the Ebsco database to provide a single search of 100+ years of digitized magazines, newspapers, journals, reference texts, and Associated Press newsreels.

    Ebsco Magazine Archives: Full archives of the following magazine titles (start date indicated in parentheses): The New Republic (1914), The National Review (1955), The Nation (1865), Fortune (1930), Life Magazine (1936), Time Magazine (1923).

     

  • The Economist : Archive of The Economist from 1843 with a four-year-from-the-present-date rolling wall.

  • First World War: Created by Adam Matthew digital with content provided from several international libraries. This archive contains digitized international content related to WWI including: diaries, trench literature, cartoon, propaganda, posters and maps.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: A collection of hundreds of digitized reference titles including long-standing reference classics such as: The Encyclopedia of Religion, The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Encyclopedia of Modern Asia, and Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia.

    • Embedded within the GVRL is the long-standing Scribner Writers Series. This series of volumes contain biographical and historical context essays for over 1,400 authors. Also included in GVRL is the Twayne’s Authors Series which contains literary and historical analysis of 100+ works.
  • Global Issues in Context: This eCollection contains global perspectives on issues around the world. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers and scholarly journals.

  • GreenR: (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) contains global perspectives on environmental issues around the world. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, broadcast news, radio news, magazines, newspapers, reports and scholarly journals.

  • Illustrated London News: Full-text of the Illustrated London News 1842 – 2003.

  • Image Quest: A collection of 3 million images, all cleared for use in the educational setting. An Encyclopedia Britannica product. Includes historical images, maps, natural history, science and contemporary images.

  • Journal of the American Medical Association: Site license to Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998 to the current issue.

  • JSTOR: Full-text coverage of hundreds of journals simultaneously searchable alongside 35,000 scholarly eBooks. Disciplines include: art, social science, science, law, linguistics, mathematics and philosophy. Date of coverage varies by title & may include articles from the 19th, 20th & 21st centuries.

  • JSTOR's Understanding Shakespeare : Locate any line in any of Shakespeare’s plays to retrieve all the JSTOR articles quoting that same line.

  • Kanopy Documentary Collection: 26,000+ streaming documentaries.  From their site: “The films in the Media Education Foundation (MEF) Collection encourage critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media. With a special focus on representations of gender and race, and the effect these representations have on identity and culture, MEF films are especially well-suited for use in Women’s Studies, Sociology, Race Studies,Communication, Anthropology, Education, and Psychology courses.”

  • Liberty Magazine: Full-text of Liberty Magazine, a weekly illustrated magazine from the U.S. published between 1924 and 1950.

  • LIFE Photo Archive: Millions of Life magazine photos from 1750 forward. Searchable by keyword or browse by time or topic.

  • London Times: 1785 -2007: Full-text of the London Times, 1785-2007.

  • Lynda: An educational and skills-acquiring database with tens of thousands of videos.  Hundreds of topics including: design, technology, teaching, marketing, and leadership.

  • Ministry Matters: A collection of digitized Christian religious texts in support of religious researchers and practitioners. The collection includes: Bible commentaries, dictionaries, translations and The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.

  • National Geographic Archive: 125 years of National Geographic. Full-text and all images.

  • Nature: Full-text, including all images, of the journal Nature (1846 – present).

  • NBC Learn: Over 12,000 digitized newsreels from U.S. television news producer, NBC.  Coverage spans 1920’s to the present day.

  • NH Newspapers: Full-text of the Concord Monitor (2002-current) and the New Hampshire Union Leader (1989-current).

  • New York Times : The library provides access to the NYTimes.com.

    • To register, visit nytimes.com/passes. Use your sps.edu email address to create an account.
    • After registering, access your account via nytimes.com or the NYTimes app (available via nytimes.com/mobile)
    • Access includes unlimited access to current articles, everything from 1851-1922, and 5 articles per day published between 1923-1980.
  • Newspapers 1690 -2000: U.S. Historical Newspapers from 1690-2000. Includes newspapers from every U.S. state. Also includes text of 27 popular magazines such as: Essence, People Weekly, Time, Fortune, and Real Simple.

  • Newspapers 1851 -2004: Full-text of the New York Times (1851-2004), Christian Science Monitor (1877-1991), Washington Post (1889-1990), Los Angeles Times (1908-1994), Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), The Chicago Defender (1909-1975), New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993).

  • Newspapers Global: International and national newspapers, updated daily.

  • Nineteenth Century US Newspapers: Features 500 U.S. newspapers covering the time period 1800-1900.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Presents pro/con on contemporary social issues including the annual national debate topic.

  • Oxford Art Online: Online version of The Grove Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms and The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics.

  • Oxford English Dictionary: Full online version of the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language.

  • Oxford Islamic Studies: Islamic studies Contains key English language articles from Islam-focused reference sets, including: Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Islamic World: Past and Present, and The Oxford Dictionary of Islam. Also includes translations of the Qur’an as well as Hanna Kassis’ Concordance of the Qur’an. A timeline of Islamic events and a date converter for Christian and Islamic calendars are incorporated.

  • Oxford Music Online: Online version of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, The Oxford Dictionary of Music and The Oxford Companion to Music. Also includes archived content from The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

  • Project Muse: The full-text of 500 journals and 5,200 eBooks covering research in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, International Studies and Social Sciences.

  • ProQuest Periodicals: Provides access to over 2000 current academic, general, business, education and health periodicals. Date of coverage varies by title, but is largely from the ’80s, ’90s, & 2000s.

  • Salem eReference: Access the SPS eBook collection of Salem Reference titles in the fields of literature, history, science and health.

  • Science: Includes the complete archive, full-text, of articles from the journal Science, 1880-present day.  View their overview video by clicking HERE.

  • Science in Context: This eCollection contains information about topics from multiple science fields. Sources include: reference book articles, newspapers, videos, magazines, experiments and scholarly journals.

  • Scientific American: Full-text, including all images, of the science magazine Scientific American (1845 – present).

  • Slavery In America Digital Archive: Primary sources concerning slavery and abolition in the U.S., created during 1600-1800.

  • Smithsonian Magazine: A full-text, including all images, of Smithsonian Magazine (1970 – present) and Air & Space Magazine (1970 – present).

  • Springer eCollection: Contains roughly 14,000 digitized eBooks and millions of scholarly articles from Springer, a global publishing company with roots in Germany, best known for its highly regarded science, math, medical and engineering books and scholarly journals.

  • Statista: An eCollection of over 1,000,000 global, corporate, non-profit, economic, trending events, governmental, and educational statistics. View their overview video HERE.

  • TERC Testing Resource: Contains a variety of practice exams and study guides in eBook form, notably for the SAT, SAT 2 and AP. View their overview video HERE.

  • U.S. History in Context: This eCollection contains sources about and from U.S. history. Sources include: reference book articles, images, radio news, magazine, newspaper and scholarly journal articles.

  • World Newsreels Online: Streaming newsreels from the U.S., France and Japan from 1929-1966.