General Research Digital Collections:


    Ebsco Academic eBooks: The Ebsco Academic eBook Collection contains 120,000+ titles. This collection contains mostly academic with some general interest and reference titles. Click HERE to see how to download their eBooks to read on your iPad.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    Open Library is a public domain eBook collection consisting of a wide amalgamation of out-of-copyright, in-copyright, fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories.

    Oxford Handbooks Online: Over 800 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.

    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.

    • Embedded within Reference eBooks 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 Reference eBooks is the Twayne’s Authors Series which contains literary and historical analysis of 100+ works.

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