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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 Tony Lewis.


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.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890–1982 Restricted Resource
Provides indexing of general-interest periodicals published in the United States, including full coverage of the Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature. Reflects the history of the 20th century, offering access to information about history, culture, and seminal developments across nine decades.
ArticleFirst Restricted Resource
1990–present. Multidisciplinary index of articles listed on the table of contents pages of over 15,000 academic journals.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Database of over 1,000 free, full-text, peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly journals, covering a wide range of subject areas in a variety of languages in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
eBooks (OCLC) Restricted Resource
OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through member libraries worldwide, includes all subjects.
EBSCOhost (choose EBSCOhost Web) Restricted Resource
Provides a multipurpose gateway to searching a wide range of subjects in 16 different databases, including an encyclopedia, scholarly and popular periodicals, news sources, and information about health, business, education, and pharmacology.
ECO (Electronic Collections Online) Restricted Resource
1995–present. A collection of thousands of scholarly journals covering a wide range of subjects in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
Contains articles from the back issues of over 900 magazines, journals, trade publications and newspapers. Search the online article archive or browse by category list or publication name.
FirstSearch Restricted Resource
A gateway to searching the many databases offered through OCLC's FirstSearch interface. Covers a wide range of subjects in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
HighWire Press
A division of Stanford University Libraries, HighWire Press partners with independent scholarly publishers, societies, associations, and university presses to facilitate the digital dissemination of over 1700 journals, books, reference works, and proceedings. Subject areas focus on medical, biological, and physical sciences, with some social science and humanities content included.
Ingenta Connect Restricted Resource
An electronic table of contents and search service. Users can set up a personal account and receive e-mail alerts of recently published articles of interest and/or the table of contents of new issues of journals of interest.
ProQuest Search Restricted Resource
Search all of our ProQuest databases simultaneously.
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.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.

Print Indexes

Index to Black Periodicals
Print reference book that provides indexing to African American periodicals of general and scholarly interest.


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

BASE Lab (Bielefeld Academic Search Engine) Resource contains images
A search engine especially for academic open-access web resources, operated by Bielefeld University Library. BASE searches repository servers which use the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting, and offers over 50 million documents, including "Deep Web" results not found by commercial search engines.
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