Lane Library Collections

 

Electronic Resources

For off-campus access to most of our databases, click on the links below and enter your Ripon network ID and password. If you have any questions, please refer to our Off Campus Access Guide.

COMPREHENSIVE DATABASES

  • Credo Reference

    Great starting point for research projects. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

  • Academic Search Complete

    Covers a wide range of academic disciplines, with more than 8600 periodicals available in full text.

  • JSTOR

    A full-text archive of over 400 scholarly journals in the arts and sciences. Issues from the past three to five years may not be available.

  • ProQuest Research Library
  • Includes both popular and scholarly periodicals covering a variety of subjects, with over 3300 titles available in full text.

ARTS AND HUMANITIES DATABASES

  • Humanities E-Book Project

    A fully searchable collection of over 3,000 e-books in the humanities.

  • Humanities International Complete

    Broad coverage of humanities disciplines, with over 1200 full-text journals and books.

  • Literary Reference Center

    Contains author biographies, work overviews, and literary criticism.

  • MLA International Bibliography

    An index of scholarly works on literature and languages from around the world.

  • Naxos Music Library

    Streaming access to nearly a million tracks, along with liner notes, libretti, and other supplemental information. While the focus is classical and jazz, the database also includes pop, rock, and world music. Brought to you by the Student Senate and the Ripon College Heavy Metal Society.

  • Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

    Entries offer detailed descriptions of the history, meaning, and pronunciation of English words.

  • Philosopher’s Index

    Abstracts and citations to 550 philosophy journals.

SOCIAL SCIENCE DATABASES

  • Anthrosource

    Full-text access to the American Anthropological Association’s journals and archives.

  • Business Source Premier

    Full-text journals, company profiles, industry reports, and more.

  • EconLit

    The American Economic Association’s index to over a century of economics research. Includes journal articles, books, and dissertations, with many titles available in full text.

  • Education Research Complete

    Covers scholarly research in education, with full-text access to 1400 journals and 550 books.

  • ERIC

    Access to records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with links to full text when available.

  • LexisNexis Academic

    Provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications. Use the included Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria.

  • ProQuest Social Science Journals

    Over 550 full-text journals covering a range of social science topics.

  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts

    1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets) of statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States. Information available both by searching and browsing. Over 550 full-text journals covering a range of social science topics.

  • PscyInfo, PsycArticles, and Psychology Journals

    These three databases combined offer the full text of over 650 journals in behavioral science and related disciplines. They can be searched simultaneously via the above link.

SCIENCE DATABASES

  • ACS Publications

    Full-text access to American Chemical Society journals and archives.

  • ASM Journals

    Full-text access to American Society for Microbiology journals and archives.

  • BAID

    A searchable collection of abstracts and indexes for journals included in BioOne.

  • BioOne

    Full-text journals in biology, ecology, and environmental science.

  • BioMed Central

    Peer-reviewed open access journals in the health sciences.

  • GreenFile

    A collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles covering environmental studies.

  • HighWire Press

    Open access scholarly journals in the sciences.

  • PubMed

    Citations for biomedical literature, with links to full-text content when available.

  • SciFinder

    Provides integrated access to several Chemical Abstracts Service databases plus Medline. If you are a new user to SciFinder, please follow this link to register for the first time. If you are a returning user, you may sign in here.

E-BOOK DATABASES

  • EBSCO eBook Collection

    There are nearly 120,000 eBooks in this collection representing a broad range of academic subject matter, including titles from leading university presses.

  • Humanities eBook Project

    A fully searchable collection of over 3,000 e-books in the humanities.

  • Project Guttenberg

    Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.

FREE SCHOLARLY DATABASES

  • DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

    An interdisciplinary database of free, full-text, scholarly journals.

  • Google Scholar

    Google’s interface for searching citations to scholarly literature.

  • Hathi Trust

    Digital versions of the holdings of several major research libraries. Includes nearly three million works in the public domain, which are freely available.

NEWSPAPER DATABASES

  • Access Newspaper Archive

    An archive of nearly six thousand newspapers, with issues dating back to the seventeenth century.

  • LexisNexis Academic

    Provides access to full-text news, business, and legal publications. The news coverage includes deep backfiles and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources.

  • Newspaper Source Plus

    Recent issues of U.S. and international newspapers, newswires, and television and radio news transcripts.

  • New York Times Digital Microfilm

    New York Times Digital Microfilm content from 2008-Present.

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

  • FDsys

    Free online access to official publications from all three branches of the federal government.

  • Congress.gov

    Federal legislative information, including bills, resolutions, laws, and other congressional activities.

  • USA.gov

    The U.S. government’s official search engine for finding information from local, state, and federal government agency websites

  • ProQuest Statistical Abstracts

    1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets) of statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States. Information available both by searching and browsing. Over 550 full-text journals covering a range of social science topics.

 

General Collections

STACKS

The library’s main circulating collection includes over 180,000 materials supporting the research needs of the college. The stacks are located on floors 3A, 2A and 1A.

REFERENCE

The reference collection includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, style guides, handbooks, and other materials useful for finding background information on a topic. It is located on the main floor of the library across from the elevator. Reference items do not circulate.

For a reference database online, check out Credo Reference. This is a great starting point for research projects. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 200 videos.

PERIODICALS

The library subscribes to a variety of popular and scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers. Current issues are kept on the main floor of the library. Older issues are bound and stored on floors 1 and 2. Periodicals do not circulate.

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

As a government document depository, the library collects materials published by the federal government and the state of Wisconsin. Government documents are located on floor 1.

 

Special Collections

COLLEGE ARCHIVES

The Ripon College Archives is dedicated to preserving the history of Ripon College from its inception to the present. It contains records, yearbooks, college newspapers, photographs, manuscripts, letters and other materials related to college history.

WESTERN AMERICANA COLLECTION

The Dale L. Morgan Memorial Collection of Western Americana, donated by Mr. Todd Berens, includes materials covering the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the fur trade, mining, the Mormons of Utah, the California Gold Rush, the transcontinental railroad, and other topics related to the American west. The collection is located in the North Reading Room and is available for checkout.

WISCONSIN’S OWN LIBRARY

Wisconsin’s Own Library (WOL) is a collection of books and pamphlets written, edited or compiled by a person who has lived in Wisconsin. Owned by the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Wisconsin, the collection currently resides in Lane Library’s South Reading Room, and is available for checkout.

FACULTY COLLECTION

The library collects books and other materials authored by former and current Ripon College faculty. These items are located on the main floor and do not circulate.

ALUMNI COLLECTION

This collection includes works authored by Ripon College alumni. It is located on the main floor and available for checkout.

JUVENILE COLLECTION:

The library actively collects winners of the Caldecott, Newberry and other children’s literature awards to support Ripon College’s childhood education and development courses. Items in this circulating collection are interspersed with the stacks and labeled “Juvenile Literature.”

CLOSED STACKS

These rare and fragile materials may only be used in the library. Ask at the circulation desk for access to items from the collection.