Ingenta Connect offers a comprehensive interdisciplinary collection of academic and professional research articles - providing researchers with access to millions of full text electronic articles from thousands of publications.
The Thesaurus Linguae Graecae online is a digital collection of most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453. The library no longer has a subscription to TLG, but you can access the Abridged TLG, the Canon bibliographies, and TLG’s lexica without a subscription.
Please note that each user will be asked to create a user profile (login name and password).
NextBio alleviates the challenges that are facing the life sciences industry and has developed a suite of products which allow researchers to extract knowledge from disparate biological, clinical, and chemical data, regardless of data type or origin. NextBio's integrated database contains publicly available data from a variety of sources, including GEO, caBIG, and Array Express, among others.
The NASA Technical Reports Server provides access to NASA's current and historical technical literature. NTRS searches three major collections: NACA (1915-1958), NASA (1958-present), and NASA Image eXchange (NIX) (1900-present). Search results include: conference papers, images, journal articles, photos, meeting papers, movies, patents, research reports, and technical videos.
HarpWeek provides online access to Harper’s Weekly, the 19th
century "Journal of Civilization." Harper's Weekly is primary source material including the editorials, news stories,
illustrations, cartoons, and advertisements that formed American public opinion of the era.
MEDLINE is a bibliographic database of life sciences and biomedical information, produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM, United States). It contains millions of references to journal articles in life sciences with a concentration on biomedicine. It indexes literature published from 1966 to the present.
Lens provides a patent and scholarly search for nearly all of the patent documents in the world, integrated with scholarly and technical literature along with regulatory and business data. Patent Lens has a better search interface than the United States Patent & Trademark database.
IEEE Xplore is a research database for discovery and access to journal articles, conference proceedings, technical standards, and related materials on computer science, electrical engineering and electronics, and allied fields.
This database now only provides citation information and not access to full-text articles. Please use the library's InterLibrary Loan service to acquire articles.
Naxos Music Library [NML] is the world´s largest online classical music library. It offers streaming access to over 150,000 CDs of both standard and rare musical repertoire and catalogues or titles from over 950 record labels, with over 600 new titles added to the collection each month. NML includes a wide breadth of musical genres - instrumental, orchestral, chamber music, choral, opera, musical, jazz, blues, rock, world, new age, and more - and is also searchable by works, people, instruments, countries, and historical periods.
Google Scholar provides access to scholarly literature on the web. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. If Calvin has access to an electronic journal, links to the articles in that journal will appear in Google Scholar.
OATD.org aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. OATD currently indexes over 5 million theses and dissertations.
The NCJRS Virtual Library and Abstracts Database presents bibliographic records and abstracts for thousands of criminal justice publications, including Federal, State, and local government reports, books, research reports, journal articles, and unpublished research. Links to full-text online resources are provided when and where available.
The Handbook of Latin American Studies is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars and edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Each year scholars from around the world choose thousands of works for inclusion alternating between the social sciences and the humanities.
The First Nations Periodical Index contains journal citations of mainly Canadian Native content. This Index is a tool providing access to information about First Nations for students, educators, instructors and researchers. It is a joint project of the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, Saskatoon Campus, the Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre and the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples committee.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) is a research database for library and information science studies. LISTA provides indexing and abstracting for hundreds of key journals, books, research reports with coverage dating back to 1960. Subjects covered include bibliometrics, cataloging, classification, information management, librarianship, and online information retrieval.
The National Academies Press (NAP) publishes the reports of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and medicine, providing authoritative, independently-researched information on important matters in science and health policy.
ProQuest One Business is an intuitive and comprehensive business library containing millions of full-text items across scholarly and popular periodicals, newspapers, market research reports, dissertations, books, videos, and more. Topics include business, accounting, taxation, banking, marketing, market research, entrepreneurship, economics, Asian and European business, and company and industry research. For search tips and more information, visit https://proquest.libguides.com/pq1business/home.
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 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.
Wright American Fiction is considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult fiction of the 18th and 19th centuries. It includes full-text works by well known writers along with lesser known writers whose works were popular in their own time.
Cambridge Core provides access to unique, scholarly content published by Cambridge University Press, in one user-friendly and fully searchable online platform. The search interface includes both electronic books and journals.
Independent Voices is an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by 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 during the latter half of the 20th century.
EBSCOhost eBook Collection is a wide-ranging multi-subject platform of ebooks covering everything from literary criticism to cybersecurity. Originally known as NetLibrary, this database has been combined with many others and relaunched under its new name. Also contained as subsets of this larger collection are the resources: eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO) and eBook Business Collection (EBSCO).
The Zoological Record is the world's oldest continuing database of animal biology, going back to 1864. It acts as an unofficial register of animal names. The broad scope of coverage ranges form biodiversity and the environment to taxonomy and veterinary sciences.
This is the first major online collection of Karl Barth's works. Combining comprehensiveness with a carefully crafted set of text-analysis tools, The Digital Karl Barth Library will support a new generation of research into the works of one of the twentieth century's most influential theologians.
The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception is the first comprehensive reference work on the Bible and its reception. It records how biblical texts have been read, interpreted and integrated into thought, science and culture throughout the centuries, making it an essential resource for scholars in biblical, cultural, and religious studies and related fields.
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 search a more extensive archive of the press.
PTSDpubs (formerly called PILOTS) is produced by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD. This open-access database provides citations and abstracts to the worldwide literature on PTSD and other psychological effects of trauma, with coverage from 1871 to present.
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 10 unique collections, and includes over 5000 digital images available in a variety of formats.
PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). It contains more than 5 million full-text records, spanning several centuries of biomedical and life science research, from the late 1700s to present.
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.
Archon is an online catalog for the holdings of Hekman Library's Heritage Hall and allows for searching of collection inventories. Heritage Hall serves as the official repository for records of Calvin University, Calvin Theological Seminary, and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. In addition, Heritage Hall has nearly 600 manuscript collections of personal papers and organizational records. Collections readily provide primary source materials for research in a wide range of disciplines, such as History, Economics, Psychology, Literature, Theology, Political Science, and more.
Discover inspiring cultural heritage from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives. Europeana collections provide access to millions of digitized items – books, music, artworks and more – with sophisticated search and filter tools to help you find what you’re looking for. Content includes rare books, manuscripts, images, sound clips, and videos.
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.
ProQuest Sociology covers the international literature of sociology and social work, including culture and social structure, history and theory of sociology, social psychology, substance abuse and addiction, and more. Note: When searching this database, you are also searching Sociological Abstracts and Social Services Abstracts.