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Access, use, and reproduction of the electronic resources made available through the Grinnell College Libraries are governed by license agreements with publishers which may impose greater restrictions on use than does copyright law. The user is responsible for observing these agreements as well as the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), including the fair use guidelines that protect scholarship and research.

When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Sheryl Bissen.


Databases

Academic OneFile Restricted Resource
This database offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and easy-to-use resource for serious academic research. Includes nearly 14,000 indexed periodicals and journals covering the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature, and other many subjects in a variety of languages. Full-text articles are available in either PDF or HTML formats.
General OneFile Restricted Resource
This InfoTrac collection covers general interest topics — from the humanities, education, and business to current events, science, and environmental issues — and includes more than 8,000 full-text periodicals, over 3,600 journals, and five newspaper indexes — totaling more than 13,000 titles in all. Also features more than 500 travel guides, a full collection of National Public Radio programs with searchable transcripts, and links to thousands of video files from television news programs.
JSTOR Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Digital repository of complete full-text backfiles of several hundred scholarly journals in the Arts & Sciences, Health & General Sciences, and Ecology & Botany, except for the most recent two to five years.
LexisNexis Academic Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Provides access to a wide range of full-text content for news, business, legal, and reference information. Particularly strong in legislative, government, corporate, financial, and demographic information, as well as market research and industry reports.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Newspapers

New York Times Historical (1851-2013) Restricted Resource Resource contains images Resource contains newspapers
Complete online access (including advertisements) to the full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2013. For current access, see U.S. Newsstream, LexisNexis Academic, and other sources.
Times Digital Archive 1785-2006 [London Times] Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
Fully searchable access to the complete backfile of The Times of London, including text, images, editorials, and advertisements.
U.S. Newsstream Restricted Resource Resource contains newspapers
This database enables users to search and access current U.S. news content, as well as archives that stretch back into the 1980s. It features top newspapers, wires, broadcast transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites in full-text format. Titles include the Des Moines Register, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Newsday, and numerous other regional and local Gannett titles. Content is updated daily and cross-searchable on the ProQuest platform.
Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.
Note: For current issues only.
Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.
Note: 1894-2010.

Library Catalogs

Grinnell College Libraries
Books, media, Web sites, databases, art work, and more.
WorldCat Restricted Resource
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.

Images

ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Searchable database of images applicable to many different times, cultures, and disciplines. Also includes local Physics and Botany image collections. Use individual log-in for off-campus access.

Reference Resources

Credo Reference Restricted Resource
An easy-to-use online reference tool for starting research. Gather background information on your topic from hundreds of full-text general and subject-specific reference titles, as well as numerous images, audio files, and video clips.
Oxford Reference Online Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Provides full text of a wealth of facts, figures, definitions, and translations from 175+ Oxford reference titles, many of which are in-depth, scholarly entries.
Oxford English Dictionary (Online) Restricted Resource
Contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, first published in 1989, together with its 3-volume Additions Series, published in 1993 (volumes 1 and 2) and 1997 (volume 3).
Encyclopedia Britannica Online Restricted Resource
Digital multimedia version of the premier English-language encyclopedia.
AccessScience Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
Contains reference material covering all major scientific disciplines with articles drawn from McGraw-Hill encyclopedias, dictionaries, and yearbooks, as well as videos, curriculum materials, and links to primary source documents.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context Restricted Resource
This database brings together a wide array of informed, differing viewpoints to help students develop their critical-thinking skills. Researchers and debaters will find over 20,000 pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and other tools covering contemporary issues in a range of disciplines.
New Dictionary of the History of Ideas [electronic resource] Restricted Resource
Brings fresh intelligence and a global perspective to bear on timeless questions about the individual and society. A distinguished team of international scholars explore new thinking in areas previously covered (communism, linguistics, physics) and present cross-cultural perspectives on more recent topics such as postmodernism, deconstruction and post-colonialism.
Literary Encyclopedia Restricted Resource
Online encyclopedia that addresses literary works, writers, cultural movements, and historical events around the world, with interactive features that enable the user to place literature within its historical context.
Green's Dictionary of Slang Restricted Resource
An unprecedented collection of the impertinent, vile, censored, hip, witty, and fascinating slang words of the English language. Covering five centuries of innovation in all English-speaking regions of the world.  Over 100,000 words are defined; each word is authenticated by genuine and full-referenced citations of its use.
Reference Sources
A listing of online, discipline-specific encyclopedias and dictionaries available to Grinnell College students, faculty and staff.
Reference Universe Restricted Resource
Customized search engine for the library's print and online reference works, with some full text.

Repositories

Digital Grinnell Repository
Hosts a wide and growing variety of materials created by Grinnell College students, faculty, and staff, as well as selected material that illuminates the College's history and other activities.

Web sites

Urban Dictionary
Written by you.  7,904,079 definitions since 1999. 

Style and Citation Guides

Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: MLA
MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.) and the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (3rd ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.
MLA Handbook, 8th. edition (2016)
Print Location: LB2369 .G53 2016
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk. A second copy is available on the 2nd floor and can be checked out.
Chicago Manual of Style (Online) Restricted Resource
Completely searchable and easy to use, providing quick answers to your style and editing questions. The Chicago Manual of Style Online also provides convenient tools, such as sample forms, letters, and style sheets, along with fully searchable Q&A content.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: Chicago/Turabian Style
This style guide contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. These resources follow the 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style, which was issued in September 2010.
Chicago Manual of Style
Print Location: Perm Reserve Z253 .U69 2010
On permanent reserve at Burling and Kistle.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab Style Guides: APA
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, second printing.
Basics of APA Style
An online tutorial for using the APA style of writing papers and citing sources.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
Print Location: Perm. Reserve (Burling & Kistle) BF76.7 .P83 2001

Citing Sources (from Doing Research)
Collection of links to guides on various citation styles.
Student's Guide to Writing College Papers (APA, Chicago, MLA Styles)
Print Location: Perm Res LB2369 .T8 2010
On permanent reserve at the circulation desk.

RefWorks
Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.
RefWorks Guide
A basic help guide for RefWorks. Includes information on adding citations as well as links to other help documents regarding Write-n-Cite and creating annotated bibliographies

Resources at Grinnell

Doing Research
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