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LibGuides

Citation Help/Noodle Tools

NoodleTools assists in composing accurate citations in a variety of styles (Modern Language Association (MLA), Chicago Manual of Style, American Psychological Association (APA), etc.), creating a works cited list, and creating electronic note cards. More information: NoodleTools Citation Style Guide.

Additional information about major citation styles in use at Deerfield Academy:

American Psychological Association (APA) Citation Style
Chicago Manual of Style
Modern Language Association (MLA) Citation Style

Documenting sources: for best practices on documenting sources see Deerfield Academy’s Academic Integrity: Avoid Plagiarism LibGuide.

Streaming Video

Classroom Video On Demand
“A comprehensive streaming video subscription service, featuring unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. Each full-length video has been segmented into predefined clips, making it easy to find specific pieces of content quickly.”

Kanopy 
“On-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides access to more than 26,000 films each year.”

Newspapers

The New York Times with “TimesMachine” Archive
National and international news, opinion, and commentary. The “TimesMachine” archive provides access to 150 years of archival material. You can browse by date, or utilize the search function.

Complete, digital access to the New York Times from any location is granted via Academic Passes.

The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal includes not only stock market information, but commentary on all aspects of global business, economics, consumer affairs, current trends and issues.

Full, on-campus access is granted via IP verification through the GreenDoor Network.
(On-campus access only.)

The Recorder
For local news, the Greenfield Recorder covers Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region.

Full, on-campus access is granted via IP verification through the GreenDoor Network.
For off-campus access, use Newsbank Massachusetts Newspapers.

Newsbank Massachusetts Newspapers
Current and historical access to 10 local newspapers including The Recorder (Greenfield), The Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton), The Republican (Springfield), and Amherst Bulletin.

Full, on-campus access is granted via IP verification through the GreenDoor Network.
Off-campus access is granted through proxy sign-in with your DA username and password.

Additional Periodicals
Search available publications by title or browse by subject. 

Databases By Title

Please report any database access issues to the librarians.

Databases By Subject

Gale in Context: Biography
Full text. Biographical information on thousands of people from all historical periods and around the world. Also includes articles from several hundred magazines plus thousands of images.

Oxford American National Biography Online
Full text. Biographical information on thousands of deceased Americans including illustrations, cross-references, and links to selected web sites.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
“Biographies of 59,221 men and women who shaped British history and culture and died in or before the year 2010—plus 513 ‘Theme’ articles for …research.”

NOTE: Biographical information may also be found in general databases and appropriate subject databases (e.g. art databases may include biographical information about artists).

ABC-CLIO Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
Provides reference articles, biographies, timelines, photos, cartoons, videos, and primary source documents centered around timely, controversial themes.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Resource of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis, and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies.

CountryWatch
Full text. Up-to-date news and information on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Full text. Uses secondary sources and articles from major newspapers and news magazines to provide coverage of major issues of the day. Includes statistics, government data, laws and legislation, political positions, public policies and more.

Newsbank Special Reports
Full text. Focuses on current topics and includes content from sources around the world such as background information, statistics, maps, images, and websites.

Sage CQ Researcher
Full text. (1923-present) Provides in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues and each topic includes a chronology, a pro and con section, and a bibliography.

Gale in Context: Business
“Search nearly 4,000 leading business & trade publications including content from Predicasts Overview of Markets & Technology (PROMT), as well as international company profiles and all business and management topics.”

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Resource of documents and articles devoted to research, analysis, and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies.

CountryWatch
Full text. Provides information on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, environmental, news, energy, and more.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative facts on American history. Includes information on population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, and international relations.

The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal includes not only stock market information, but commentary on all aspects of global business, economics, consumer affairs, current trends and issues.

Gale OneFile: Educators Reference Complete
Full text. Includes over 1100 periodicals and 200 reports on educational research from preschool to college.

Britannica Academic
This thorough encyclopedic database also includes 300,000 links to websites selected by the editors.

Classroom Video on Demand
“A comprehensive streaming video subscription service, featuring unlimited access to more than 5,000 educational programs that can be viewed in class, at the library, or from home. Each full-length video has been segmented into predefined clips, making it easy to find specific pieces of content quickly.”

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
Documents and articles devoted to research, analysis, and scholarship on international politics and related fields, including security studies, global finance, diplomatic practice, humanitarian law, global governance, development studies, and environmental studies.

EBSCO Academic Search Complete
Full text for many publications. A general academic database that indexes over 8,000 leading publications in all subject areas with full text for over 4,000 of those titles. Over 3,500 titles are peer-reviewed or scholarly publications.

Gale Academic OneFile
Full text for many publications. A general academic database that indexes leading journals and reference sources. Includes peer-reviewed articles in all disciplines in addition to full text of the New York Times, 1995-present.

Gale General OneFile
Full text for many publications. 1980-present. Includes newswires, general interest magazines, refereed academic journals, business and technology publications, plus specialty titles in law, health care, and computers. Full indexing of 5 major newspapers.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Offers a range of perspectives on important issues to help critical-thinking skills using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources

JSTOR
Full text. An archive of core scholarly journals back to the 1800’s.
Due to agreements with journal publishers, the latest 3-5 years of current issues generally aren’t included.

Kanopy (on demand streaming videos)
“On-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides access to more than 26,000 films….”

Oxford English Dictionary
The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language. Includes meaning, usage, and pronunciation information.

Sage CQ Researcher
Online version of a weekly periodical that provides in-depth coverage of political and social issues. Each issue includes a chronology, a pro and con section, and a bibliography.

ABC-CLIO Health and Wellness
Enables students to better understand the health and wellness issues affecting them, their peers, and our greater society through a multitude of authoritative reference entries and perspective essays.

Gale Health and Wellness
Full text. “Delivers up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources.”

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine
Full text for many sources. 1980-present. Includes journals in medicine, health, and nursing and allied health plus consumer health magazines, newsletters, pamphlets, newspaper articles, topical overviews, and reference books.

General

ABC-CLIO Daily Life Through History
Detailed explorations of 64 distinct cultures, such as the Inca Civilization, the Han Dynasty, Medieval Europe, and Contemporary America. Reference content; primary sources; images.

ABC-CLIO Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society
Resource for current issues in modern society with authoritative historical context; balanced, expert perspectives; and carefully selected primary and secondary sources.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Offers a range of perspectives on important issues to help critical-thinking skills using reference, periodical, news, primary and multimedia sources.

Oxford Reference
Oxford Reference spans 25 different subject areas bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

United States

ABC-CLIO American Government
Topics: Politics, Law, and Government/General. Primary and secondary sources. Thesis-driven, peer-reviewed essays. Biographies.

ABC-CLIO American History
Primary and secondary sources, including overview essays; biographies; government, court, and cultural documents; photos; maps; audio/video clips; statistics.

Britannica: Annals of American History Speeches, essays, biographies, landmark court decisions, editorials, images, and more. Covers American history from 1493 to the present.

Churchill Archive
800,000 documents amassed by Winston S. Churchill throughout his life.

EBSCO Life Magazine Archive
Extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning from its very first issue in November, 1936 through December, 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.

EBSCO Time Magazine Archive
Extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.

Gale Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History
Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History brings hand-curated material from the experts at the Smithsonian directly to classrooms and students, allowing teachers to incorporate required primary source content into U.S. History classes. Choose from 15 eras and over 1,800 seminal primary sources including documents, maps, historical objects, and other materials from the museums, archives, and collections of the Smithsonian and Gale’s leading digital collections.

Gale Sources in US History Online: American Revolution
This digital archive documents the revolution and war that created the United States of America, from the earliest protests in 1765 through the peace treaty of 1783.

Gale Sources in US History Online: Civil War
Consists of approximately 450 primary source documents selected for their relevancy to the study of the Civil War. The collection is an introductory overview of the entire topic: military history, diplomatic history, cultural history, legal history, and area specialties.

Gale Sources in US History Online: Slavery in America
This study of the institution of slavery runs from the 17th century through the end of the 19th century. Personal narratives, pamphlets, addresses, monographs, sermons, political speeches and periodicals document key aspects of the institution of slavery.

Gale in Context: U.S. History
Primary and secondary historical sources. Find comprehensive coverage of the most-studied topics, from the arrival of Vikings in North America 1,000 years ago to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Source for quantitative facts on American history. Includes data about population, work and welfare, economic structure and performance, governance, education, and international relations.

Newsbank America’s Historical Newspapers
Historic newspapers from more than 20 states. Use the “Browse” tab to review timeline issues and events. Use the “Search” tab to access Advanced Search features.

Oxford African American Studies Center
Articles from top scholars in the field, plus images, primary sources, maps, charts, and tables.

ProQuest American Periodicals Series (1740-1940)
Provides digitized images of American magazines and journals including general interest magazines, children’s publications, and more than 20 journals for women from 1740 to 1940. Includes historical newspapers.

ProQuest eLibrary
Contains primary sources from the 20th century and reference source content organized into topics pertaining to American history, culture, and daily life.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – Black Newspapers (1893-2003)
Provides digitized images of newspapers. Includes American Periodicals Series.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers (1764-2013)
Includes Topics, Timelines, Famous Dead People, This Day in History, and a What Happened search for specific days.

The New York Times Digital with “TimesMachine” Archive
Access to today’s digital edition, as well as 150 years of archival editions as they originally appeared.

World

ABC-CLIO Modern Genocide
Organized by distinct historical genocides and spanning the Herero Genocide at the start of the 20th century to ongoing conflicts such as that of Darfur, this database includes reference articles, firsthand accounts, and original photographs.

ABC-CLIO World History: The Ancient and Medieval Eras
Survey of early human history around the world, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Reference content is organized by both place and time.

ABC-CLIO World History: The Modern Era
Chronicles influential world events and developments since the 16th century to support research and analysis of global trends, causal relationships, and current conflicts.

ABC-CLIO World Religions: Beliefs, Culture, and Controversy
Primary and secondary sources elucidate matters of belief, practice, celebrations, and holidays; important individuals and events; significant and sacred places, with treatment given to such ancient faiths as Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam and new religious movements as well. Reference sources and journal articles.

ABC-CLIO World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society
Overviews of roughly 50 wars. Database includes timelines, causes and consequences, portraits of opponents, and links to supporting facts, figures, primary sources, and audiovisual content

Gale in Context: World History
Covers nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras. Rare primary sources combine with reliable references to put content into context

Gale Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
Debates over Slavery and Abolition. Includes collections from the United States and Europe on the worldwide movement for the abolition of slavery in the eighteenth and nineteenth century

Loeb Classic Library
The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.

JSTOR
The JSTOR digital archive includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. An archive of core scholarly journals back to the 1800s. Due to agreements with journal publishers, JSTOR does not include current issues from the last 3-5 years.

Loeb Classic Library
The Loeb Classical Library® is the only existing series of books which, through original text and English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.

Oxford Foreign Language Dictionaries
Oxford Foreign Language Dictionaries offers nine major world languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, and Portuguese. Our reliable language reference resources provide expert recommendations on grammar, spelling, usage and style; essential guides to the written word; and specialist dictionaries for writers, editors, proofreaders, and other professionals.

Oxford Reference
Oxford Reference spans 25 different subject areas bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias.

CountryWatch
Full text. Provides information on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural, environmental, news, energy, and more.

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies
Full text. Features include news, commentary, audio, video, primary source documents, images, conference reports, and statistics.

Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry
The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry offers complete coverage of the works of several individual great poets, including the complete poems of Shelley, Blake, Burns, Keats, Marvell, Poe, Unamuno, Heine, Baudelaire, and other major poets.

JSTOR
The JSTOR digital archive includes more than 1,500 leading academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work. An archive of core scholarly journals back to the 1800s. Due to agreements with journal publishers, JSTOR does not include current issues from the last 3-5 years

Gale Literature Resource Center
“Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements….Content cover[s] all genres and disciplines, all time periods and all parts of the world.”

Oxford English Dictionary
The “accepted authority on the evolution of the English language.”

Medici TV EDU
A rare and exclusive selection of concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, and master classes. Exclusive events streamed live, available afterwards on replay.

Naxos Music Library
A large collection of classical, jazz, world, folk, and Chinese music. Includes notes on the works plus biographical information on composers and artists.

Oxford Music Online
Full text of the Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, Oxford Companion to Music, and Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

Boston Globe
Full text. 1980-current.

EBSCO Life Magazine Archive (1936 – 2000)
“Extensive collection of the famed photojournalism magazine, spanning from its very first issue in November 1936 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.”

GaleOneFile: News
This full-text newspaper resource provides access to more than 2,300 major United States regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.

Gale Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
Provides access to primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration and Antebellum-era life among other subjects.

The Greenfield Recorder  
Greenfield Recorder Online Newspaper
Full-text. “Serving the people of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region.”

Newsbank America’s Historical Newspapers (1690-2000)
Historic newspapers from more than 20 states. Use the “Browse” tab to review timeline issues and events. Use the “Search” tab to access Advanced Search features.

Newsbank America’s News – Historical and Current
America’s News provides access to information on people, issues and events in the local area and around the country. This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from news sources nationwide in a single, fully searchable online database.

Newsbank Massachusetts Newspapers
Full-text access to the following newspapers:

  • The Advocate (2/10/2010 – 1/13/2014)
  • Amherst Bulletin (1/7/1994 -)
  • The Berkshire Eagle (12/31/2003 – )
  • Daily Hampshire Gazette (1/3/1994 – )
  • North Adams Transcript (11/25/2003 – 1/18/2014)
  • The Recorder (3/5/1997 – )
  • The Republican (6/13/1988 – )
  • Springfield Advocate (9/26/1996 – 4/12/1998)
  • Springfield Examiner (1/14/2011 – )
  • Valley Advocate (9/26/1996 – )

The New York Times (access to individual articles 1985- present)
Full text. “Provides national and international news, opinion, and commentary.”

The New York Times (access to today’s digital edition and individual articles 1851-1922 and 1981-today)
Full text.

The New York Times (access to individual articles 1851-2012)
Full text.

ProQuest Historical Newspaper Databases (1740 – present)
Full text. Search all of the newspapers plus the American Periodicals Series simultaneously through the database link above or search each newspaper individually.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers-Black Newspapers (1893-2003)
Full text. Includes access to the Chicago Defender, Baltimore Afro-American, New York Amsterdam News, Pittsburgh Courier, Los Angeles Sentinel, Atlanta Daily World, Norfolk Journal and Guide, Philadelphia Tribune, and Cleveland Call and Post.

Sage CountryWatch
Provides thorough data on each of the 192 recognized countries of the world. CountryWire section provides news.

Time Magazine Archive
1923 – 2000. “Extensive collection of the prominent weekly news magazine dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000, presented in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format.”

ABC-CLIO World Religions: Beliefs, Culture, and Controversy
Primary and secondary sources elucidate matters of belief, practice, celebrations, and holidays; important individuals and events; significant and sacred places, with treatment given to such ancient faiths as Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam and new religious movements as well. Reference sources and journal articles.

Oxford Biblical Studies Online
A comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Integrates authoritative scholarly texts and reference works with tools that provide ease of research into the background, context, and issues related to the Bible.

Oxford Islamic Studies Online
Includes over 5,000 reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur’anic materials, primary sources, images, maps, and timelines.

Oxford Reference
Oxford Reference spans 25 different subject areas bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s dictionaries, companions and encyclopedias.

AAAS: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Science/AAAS provides access to Science journal from the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1996 to the present including full-text digital archives from 1880-1996.

Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy
Targeted collection of over 700 journals and reference books covering environmental issues and policies from scientific, government and industry perspectives

Gale in Context: Environmental Studies (previously Gale GREENR)
Focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. News, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents, and statistics.

Gale in Context: Science
Comprehensive range of science journals, news, and reference materials.

Science Direct
Authoritative, full-text scientific, technical and health publications

ARTstor
Searchable database of more than 300,000 images from different times, cultures, and disciplines. Provides the ability zoom and pan. ARTstor terms of use.

Britannica ImageQuest
Provides access to nearly three million images from 59 leading collections.

Digital Theatre Plus
Unlimited access to over 900 full-length productions and educational resources.

Oxford Art Online
Full text. Includes Grove Art Online, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Also includes “image partnerships with ARTstor, the British Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Art Images for College Teaching, Art Resource, Artists Rights Society, and numerous international art galleries and artists.”