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Electronic Databases

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

ARTstor
A nonprofit resource that provides over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.

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: Classical | Jazz
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 Music Appreciation 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.

Project Muse
Full-text current and archival articles from 300+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

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.

ProQuest Social Science Journals
Over 550 full-text journals covering a range of social science topics.

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.

Project Muse
Full-text current and archival articles from 300+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.

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

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

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

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

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.

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