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Core Databases

Access the essential databases for World Languages. For more, see the World Languages Subject Guide.

Comprehensive List

Access the recommended databases for World Languages. For more, see the World Languages Subject Guide.

  • Access World News:
    Worldwide newspapers and news transcripts, 1978-present. Full text included; Newspapers; ( + )
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book:
    Over 4000 scholarly books in the humanities. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Biography Index (Steely Reference):
    Index to biographical materials in books and magazines, 1946-1984. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Biography Reference Bank:
    An extensive biography database. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1905-1982. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Book Review Digest Plus:
    Book reviews from periodicals. Full text included; ( + )
  • Book Review Index (Steely Reference):
    Access to citations for book reviews, 1965-2009. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • Digital Commons Network:
    Access to scholarly journal articles and research. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Books:
    A directory of open-access books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Directory of Open Access Journals:
    Definitive index to peer-reviewed, open-access journals. Full text included; Open access; ( + )
  • Dissertations and Theses:
    Comprehensive access to dissertations and theses worldwide. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • E-Journals:
    Citations from EBSCO ejournals (limited full-text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Humanities Abstracts:
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; ( + )
  • Humanities Index (Steely Reference):
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; Print index; In Steely only; ( + )
  • LibriVox:
    Audio versions of public domain books. Full text included; Ebook collection; Audio materials; Open access; ( + )
  • MLA International Bibliography:
    The quintessential literature and language database. Citation only; ( + )
  • OAPEN Library:
    A collection of international ebooks. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations:
    American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; ( + )
  • Open Dissertations (free):
    Open access to American dissertations. Limited full text. Full text included; Ebook collection; Open access; ( + )
  • Oxford English Dictionary:
    The definitive English dictionary. Includes etymologies and historical usage. Full text included; ( + )
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