General Research Digital Collections:


    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.

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

    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 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.

    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.”

    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.

    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 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 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.