BHA provides a comprehensive bibliography of scholarly writing about the history of Western art from late antiquity to the present and indexes more than 1,200 journals. Broad in scope, it encompasses fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, prints, and architecture) as well as decorative and applied arts (crafts, graphic arts, folk, and pop art).
Searchable databases of genealogical data (births, marriages and deaths) from the State Archives Service, recorded in the Netherlands 1811-1955. Limited access for free; full access requires subscription.
As of 1 January 2013 the Genlias database is no longer available. The data has been migrated to the new site WieWasWie.
The Utrecht Archives managesa collection of prints, maps, photographs, films, publications, and family history on the city and province of Utrecht. The Archives is also the national center for church archives and those of the Dutch Railways.
A database of information from headstones in some cemeteries in the following Dutch provinces: Drenthe, Friesland, Groningen, Limburg, Noord-Brabant, Noord-Holland, Overijssel, Utrecht, and Zuid Holland. Useful in providing 20th century data not available via other databases.
Links to up-to-date resources available to digital genealogical data in the Netherlands and Belgium. Some of the data are available on-line, the rest via compact disks. Some of the online site are free, others are subscription services.
A database from the archives of the Province of Gelderland, the Netherlands, which is continually updated. The data since 1811 is also containe din Wiewaswie, but this sight provide access to numberous other provincial sources. The site is in Dutch.
Searchable databases of births (1811-1902), marriages (1811-1922) and deaths (1811-1942) from the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages, as well as data on marriages, births, and deaths prior to 1812 in the Province of Friesland. Available in Frisian, Dutch, or English. Death certificates become public after 50 years, marriage certificates after 75 years, and the birth certificates after a 100 years.
Fully linked website with information on 40,000+ families in the municipality of Ferwerderadeel, located in the northern part of the province of Friesland, the Netherlands. Available in Dutch and English.
'Dutch Cemeteries' project makes infornation of dutch cemeteries available without charge for Genealogical researchers. Provided birth and death dates, age at date, spouse'ssurname, and a photo of the garve marker. The site is mostly in Dutch.
A site that is building a database of vital records from all public archives in the province of Groningen from the 17th century until c1920. Results can be sorted in a variety of ways and wildcard keys can be used to deal with spelling variants. The site is in Dutch. Does not include birth records, 1811-c1920. A scan of a certificate can be viewed, copied, saved, and printed via photo editor software.
A site that is building a database of registers of birth, marriages, and deaths from Frisian municipalities since 1811. Death certificates become public after 50 years, marriage certificates after 75 years, and the birth certificates after a 100 years. Can be searched by name. A scan of a certificate can be viewed, copied, saved, and printed via photo editor software. Available in Frisian, Dutch, or English.
A database from the archives of the Province of Drenthe, the Netherlands, which is continually updated. Searches a number of sources, including church registers back to 1600 and links to a site that has some records as early as 1040. The site is in Dutch.
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.
A free resource produced by the National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. It offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere.
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 Hekman Digital Archive (HDA) provides a home to digital files that
can be used in the classroom or for personal study on the web. It
currently accommodates 8 unique collections, and includes over 5000
digital images available in a variety of formats.
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.