Digital Resources

A complete list of Ohrstrom Library’s digital resources:


  • 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.


  • Artstor: Artstor contains millions of 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 Images may be used in our educational setting but may not be published more widely.

    JSTOR Forum: A growing collection of images from the St. Paul’s School Archives, the Ohrstrom Library Digital Archives Image Collection is cataloged and accessible using the JSTOR Forum interface.


  • Britannica Academic : Online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.


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


  • Chronicle of Higher Education: Site license to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Updated every Monday. To access off the grounds, please create a Chronicle Account (this one step must be done when on the grounds). The account will then be accessible both on and off campus. https://www.chronicle.com/account/create


  • 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.


  • Dictionary of Literary Biography: This 410 volume set includes 14,600+ biographies of a wide variety of writers.


  • Ebsco Academic eBooks: The Ebsco Academic eBook Collection contains 120,000+ titles. This collection contains mostly academic with some general interest and reference titles.


  • 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 Historical Archive: 1843-2015: 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 in Context: Biography : Over half-a-million biographies compiled from digitized reference sets.


  • Gale in Context: Environmental Studies: 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.


  • Gale in Context: Global Issues: 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.


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


  • Gale Literature Criticism: This 324 volume set includes literary criticism and biographical entries for 3,000+ contemporary authors


  • Gale Reference eBooks: 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.


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


  • 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.


  • Kanopy Documentary Collection: Thousands of 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 Historical Archive: 1924-1950: Full-text of Liberty Magazine, a weekly illustrated magazine from the U.S. published between 1924 and 1950.


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


  • Loeb Classical Library: A complete, and digitized, library of the Loeb classical volumes from Harvard University Press.  Over 500 translations of classical works, containing both the original Latin or Greek, alongside an English translation.  The Harvard University Press overview video is available by clicking HERE.


  • London Times Digital Archive 1785 -2014: Full-text of the London Times, 1785-2014.


  • 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).


  • 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.

  • NewsBank: A collection of newspaper databases including historical U.S. Newspapers from 1690-2000, a collection of global newspapers (updated daily), and two NH newspapers, the Concord Monitor and the Union Leader, also updated daily.


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


  • Novelist: Reading recommendations based on your likes. Find your next favorite book!


  • OverDrive: Popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and Audiobooks. To borrow OverDrive content, log in using your existing SPS username and password. OverDrive offers online help resources HERE.


  • 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 Biblical Studies Online: A collection of digitized religious reference works including: six translations, 2 concordances, and several Oxford Commentaries.


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


  • Oxford Handbooks Online: Hundreds of digitized scholarly books. Each volume focuses on a particular topic, and contains articles written by academic experts. Articles overview historical and contemporary research in the field as well as identifying areas for future research.


  • Oxford Islamic Studies Online: 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.


  • Oxford Research Encyclopedias: In-depth summaries written by scholars on historical and contemporary subjects.  These summary articles provide an overview, history and insights into where the field is moving. Updated monthly.


  • Oxford Very Short Introductions: Hundreds of slim volumes, each on a different subject, concisely written by scholars.  Provides an introduction to the history and the current state of research on the topic. Updated monthly.


  • Salem Press: The Reference Shelf: 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.


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


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


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


  • Springer eCollection: Over a million scholarly journal articles and ebooks from Springer, an academic publisher considered particularly strong in the fields of science, math, medical and engineering.


  • Statista: A collection of over a million global, corporate, non-profit, economic, trending events, governmental, and educational statistics. View their overview video HERE.


  • Testing and Education Reference Center: Contains a variety of practice exams and study guides in eBook form, notably for the SAT, SAT 2 and AP.


  • Wall Street Journal: The Library purchases campus-wide access to the Wall Street Journal site. To access, simply visit www.wsj.com/highschool while on school grounds.