The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.
PhilPapers is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. PhilPapers offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.
The on-line version of the Bibliography of Asian Studies (BAS) contains 878,085 records on all subjects (especially in the humanities and the social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide from 1971 to the present.
American Religion: Denominational Newspapers provides access to historical newspapers covering religious news and the role religion played in American life and society between 1799 and 1900. It provides invaluable denominational insight, as well as news and opinions on critical social issues such as slavery, women’s suffrage, the Temperance movement, civil rights, Native American relocation, and local government corruption.
African American Newspapers, Series 1 & 2 (1827-1998), provides online, full-text access to more than 350 newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience. The collection features papers from more than 35 states, including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Titles in Series 1 come from the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress, while titles in Series 2 come from the American Antiquarian Society, Center for Research Libraries, the Library of Congress, and New York Public Library.
The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot: The Critical Edition gathers for the first time in one place the collected, uncollected, and unpublished prose of one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century. The result of a multi-year collaboration among Eliot's Estate, Johns Hopkins University Press, and others, this eight-volume critical edition dramatically expands access to material that had been restricted or inaccessible for almost 50 years. The edition includes all of Eliot's collected essays, reviews, lectures, commentaries from The Criterion, and letters to editors. Other highlights include essays from his student years at Smith Academy and Harvard and his graduate work at Harvard and Oxford.
The Hekman Library has electronic access to articles from all journals published by the Nature Group, which is a publisher of scientific and medical information in print and online. NPG publishes journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine.
Britannica Online Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. It brings together the following: Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, selected magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools.
This database offers access to e-books, full-text journals, world atlas, world data analyst, and Gateway to the Classics.
Ministry Matters offers practical inspiration for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders. It includes thousands of original articles and blogs, unique book reviews, and weekly worship and preaching helps. In addition, there are full text commentaries for student research such as The New Interpreter's Bible and Abingdon Old and New Testament Commentaries.
This new research resource will be of primary interest to seminary students.
NOTE: We have capability for only 10 simultaneous users. If you are turned away you may have to wait a few minutes until a spot opens up.
Naxos Jazz Music Library offers a mixed selection of jazz legends and contemporary jazz. More than 65,000 tracks from over 6,000 albums are offered. The recordings in Naxos Music Library Jazz come from over 200 labels, and include the catalogue of Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy, and others.
Naxos Music Library Jazz streams music via the Internet directly from Naxos' servers. A sophisticated search engine enables the user to select and listen to music (individual tracks or whole CDs) through his or her computer, using headphones or speakers.
Naxos advertises itself as "The World's Leading Classical Music Group." It enables users to listen to more than 5,000 CDs in near CD quality sound one track at a time. NML releases around 200 new CD recordings annually. Genres included are instrumental, orchestral, chamber music, choral, opera, musical, jazz, blues, rock, world, new age, and more. Playlists can be created by students and professors for private use or for in-class discussion and analysis.
Naxos also offers composer biographies, artist information, custom institutional playlists, free mobile apps, and work analyses of major works.
Naxos Music Library streams music via the Internet directly from Naxos' servers. A sophisticated search engine enables the user to select and listen to music (individual tracks or whole CDs) through his or her computer, using headphones or speakers.
BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA and Canada. The site, maintained by Cornell University, has image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs and sound recordings of bird calls.
Independent Voices is a four-year project to digitize over 1 million pages from the magazines, journals, and newspapers of the alternative press archives of participating libraries. It is the inaugural product of Reveal Digital of Ann Arbor, Michigan. They are focusing on late-1960s underground/alternative press publications, whose authors include: “feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines".
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides authoritative information about authors from all time periods and from all parts of the world while placing them in the larger perspective of literary history.
This online set provides access to all volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, the Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook.
Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive provides complete runs of major trade and consumer magazines and provides students and researchers with the primary source material needed to develop a contextual understanding of the entertainment industry as it evolved over the 20th century.
Enables users to explore in detail over 1,000 different occupations and match interests and skills with the career that’s most appropriate for them. Helps job seekers to create professional resumes and cover letters as well as practice and master interviewing skills. Over five million recent local and national job postings are included.
The first electronic resource in Spanish, ¡Informe! is specifically designed to meet the research needs of Spanish-speaking users. More than 420 full-text Spanish language and bilingual sources from a wide range of subjects are indexed, including 15 key Latin American newspapers. The bilingual interface enables English or Spanish speakers to search with ease. Coverage is from 1994 to the present.
The Media History Digital Library provides online access to the histories of cinema, broadcasting, and recorded sound through digital scans of thousands of classic periodicals in the public domain from 1904
The Chicago Manual of Style Online 16th continues the Manual’s tradition as an authority for generations of readers seeking answers to all things related not only to the written word, but also to the myriad and evolving ways in which words and ideas are shared and published.
As of November 1, 2011, the Hekman Library no longer has access online to the Grand Rapids Press. The link provided here will take users to the MLive site, which offers a 14-day searchable archive of the GR Press and other Michigan newspapers. People with valid Grand Rapids Public Library cards can access this site in order to search a more extensive archive of the press.
See this guide for acess to microfilm (1893-1931; 1992-2008) and instructions for other access options.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers contemporary social
issues, from offshore drilling
to climate change, health care to immigration. Includes pro/con
viewpoint essays, as well as journal and news articles, primary source
materials, legal sources, images, charts/tables, and more.
The search interface for electronic journals and books from Cambridge University Press. The Hekman Library began subscribing to Cambridge electronic books in early 2011, so the number of accessible books will be small for the first few years.
The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online is a searchable electronic database consisting of the most comprehensive record of Shakespeare-related scholarship and theatrical productions published or produced worldwide between 1960 and 2011.
The online version of LRGis based on the fifth print edition and is updated regularly. It includes over 1,000 entries, which refer to nearly
1,600 additional books, articles, and electronic resources. Full text reviews are also included. This is a good collection development tool as well as an excellent roadmap of the literary research process for upper-level students through faculty.
Gale Directory Library allows users to perform searches in authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations, and more. Directory content, however, is not current. Most current data is from 2013 (Business Rankings Annual).
Oxford Reference Online is the home of Oxford’s quality reference publishing, bringing together over 2 million entries, many of which are illustrated, into a single cross-searchable resource. The Hekman Library has purchased the following books as part of ORO:
Arts & Humanities Citation Index, available via Web of Science, provides access to bibliographic and citation information from the world's leading arts and humanities journals.It covers a broad array of topics in the humanities from 1975 to the present.
The gateway to Oxford's premiere music publications, including the fundamental New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians (2001), The Oxford Companion to Music (2002), The Oxford Dictionary of Music (2006), TheNew Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2001).
In this database, you can find articles on music history, instruments, composers, institutions, performers, and genres.
Featuring 945 alphabetically arranged entries, this is an indispensable
biographical and critical guide to American art and artists from colonial times to
contemporary postmodernism. The dictionary also provides entries on people connected with the American art scene and notable American institutions.
A new addition to our Oxford Digital Reference Shelf collection. This reference tool encompasses over four thousand years of artistry and innovation and spans every art form, medium, and civilization from Cycladic,
Minoan, Helladic, and Etruscan art to the fall of the Roman Empire.
Among its more than 3,600 terms covering all aspects of art, ArtLex provides basic definitions of art terms, numerous illustrations, quotations, and pronunciation notes, and links to other Web resources. The site defines more than 1,700,000 words found in more than 200 dictionaries and glossaries.
PAIR brings together a scholastic, eclectic group of Internet materials in a tightly organized, well-cataloged, and easily accessible format. Covers Asia from Turkey to Japan including links in English and local languages. PAIR includes a wide variety of social science and humanities disciplines.
Indepth survey of the history of music from 750 A.D. through the end of the Millennium in 6 volumes. Ties the history and analysis of music to social, political, economic, and cultural developments in Europe and North America, primarily.
Covers history and criticism of American folk music in 5 volumes. Vol. 1: Native American music -- Vol. 2: African American music -- Vol. 3: British Isles music -- Vol. 4: European American music -- Vol. 5: Latino and Asian American music.
From the rise of Descartes' disciples in 1670 to the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy in 1815, these 700 articles by leading scholars break conventional geographical boundaries with coverage that includes not only Western Europe but also North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures.
Encompassing tsunamis, elephant conservation, ocean pollution, mining regulation, and permafrost melt, the 300 authoritative articles in this unique and wide-ranging encyclopedia investigate all types of phenomena that change life on Earth.
The 4,000 entries provide rich detail on all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including comprehensive coverage of the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. The text explores the influence that this intense intellectual and cultural revival continues to have on modern thought and society.
This compendium of over a 1000 pages was issued in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary
of World War II. It contains more than 1,700 alphabetically arranged entries on nearly every aspect of the war, including its impact on civilians, children and women, by over
160 scholars from universities in
Beautiful architectural drawings of thousands of tall buildings around
the globe, contributed by members of the SkyscraperPage Illustrators
Association, can be found on this site. Users can browse by city,
country, or continent. The site includes completed buildings, as well as those proposed, under
construction, canceled, or destroyed. Drawings are initially displayed
with basic building data. A lively discussion forum is also provided.