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Wilson University Library Resources



Discipline: Interdisciplinary





Cambridge Digital Library


The library contains approximately 8 million printed books, manuscripts, and digital holdings. Collections include medieval Jewish manuscripts, Hebrew manuscripts, Islamic manuscripts, and Christian works. The library also provides links to the collections of other libraries





This UNICEF website provides data and statistics on issues and situations of women and children throughout the world. There are brochures, country profiles, journal articles, and publications available.

CIA Library


The CIA library contains unclassified current publications, basic references, reports, and maps. One featured link is The World Factbook, a research database that provides facts about geography, history, transportation, and many other components of all of the countries in the world. This site is valuable for research in a variety of disciplines.

Clute Institute


Clute Institute offers open access to 19 peer-reviewed academic journals in the areas of business, education, and science.



A multidisciplinary aggregator of open access research. It allows users to search more than 66 million open access articles. While most of these link to the full-text article on the original publisher’s site, five million records are hosted directly on CORE.

Digital Public Library of America




DPLA provides more than 37 million images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the US. It offers Primary Source Sets to discover history and culture through primary sources. It also contains a portal enabling students to search the digital collections of thousands of libraries, archives, and museums nationwide.

Directory of Open Access Books



DOAB offers more than 25,000 open access academic, peer-reviewed books from more than 300 publishers. Note: Some books have partial content only.

Directory of Open Access Journals



DOAJ is a community-curated online directly that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals globally. The database contains approximately 12,000 open access journals covering all areas of science, technology, medicine, social science, and humanities.

EBSCO Open Dissertations



EBSCO Open Dissertations is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world. It now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. 

eScholarship UC Open Access




The eScholarship Open Access repository provides open access publications from the University of California. Repository holdings include more than 200,000 articles approximately 2,000 books, and approximately 34,000 theses covering the disciplines of social and behavior sciences, life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics, engineering, medicine and health sciences, arts and humanities, education, law, business, and architecture.


EthOS e-Theses Online Service


A search engine with the option to search over 500,000 doctoral theses within a variety of disciplines. This resource is run by the British Library. Some full texts are behind paywalls.

Fordham University Libraries – Open Government Resources


Fordham University lists open government resources (catalogs, indexes, libraries, statistical databases, etc.) in a variety of disciplines such as government, science/health, Library of Congress, demographics, law, and history.

Google Books


Google provides the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books.

Ingenta Connect


Ingenta provides free access to citations and abstracts of articles by browsing over 5 million articles from 13,000 publications. Articles may be access by pay per view or by online subscriptions to journals.

Internet Archive


The archive contains 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings, 4 million videos, 3 million images, and 200,000 software programs. Books published prior to 1923 are available for download and hundreds of thousands of modern books can be borrowed through the Open Library site.

Internet Public Library



IPL is a web-based repository of more than 10,000 reference articles spanning diverse topics like literature, history, science, geography, and technology.




JURN is a search engine for 4,000 open access or free e-journals in the arts and humanities.

Library of Congress




The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world. It contains 17 million catalog records for books, serials, manuscripts, maps, music, recordings, images, and electronic resources in its collections. It contains databases for online articles, books, and other resources in the fields of arts and humanities, law, news and current events, regional and cultural studies, science and technology, and social sciences. Librarian assistance is available via email.



Luminos is an open access monograph program offered by the University of California Press. Books are available in a broad array of disciplines including American studies, art, business, communication, cultural anthropology, economics, education, environmental studies, ethnic studies, globalization, history, law, music, philosophy, political science, religion, and social sciences.

Open Access Theses and Dissertations



Open Access provides advances searches for almost five million graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.

Open Library




Open Library is an accredited California State Library run by the non-profit Internet Archive with access to more than 3 million free e-books and a lending library with more than 200,000 e-books.



OpenThesis is a free repository of theses, dissertations, and other academic documents. It primarily contains bibliographic information; full text is generally not included. Students must create a free account to use the services.

Packard Humanities Institute


The site contains essentially all Latin literary texts written before A.D. 200, as well as some texts selected from later antiquity.

Project Gutenberg




Project Gutenberg contains a library of more than 60,000 free e-books. Project Gutenberg offers a variety of options for accessing their library of eBooks. The library is especially noted for its collection of classical literature.



SSRN provides a collection of more than 700,000 abstracts and more than 600,000 full-text papers gathered from an interdisciplinary community. SSRN is a hub for networking and resources in the areas of applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. Registration is free and you must become a member to use the services.

U.S. Census Bureau




This is the official site for data published by the US Census Bureau. It contains content previously available from American FactFinder including population, economic, housing, and geographic information and data about the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas. Data Gems is a series of short videos available for data users who are looking for an easy and quick way to enhance their knowledge of Census data and concepts.

World Digital Library




The WDL is a project of the US Library of Congress. That provides free significant primary materials from all countries and cultures. Provides free access to manuscripts, rare books, maps, photographs, and other important cultural documents in the fields of computer science and information, philosophy and psychology, religion, language, social sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, technology, the arts, literature and rhetoric, and history and geography.



A comprehensive reference site featuring original definitions with example use cases, definitions from Webster’s and other English language dictionaries, thesaurus entries from Roget’s, specialty definitions, encyclopedic information, audio pronunciations, etymology, and word games.




Discipline: Bible/Theology/Ministry





Bible Gateway




Bible Gateway offers a searchable online Bible in more than 200 versions and 70 languages that is an open resource for reading, research, and reference from any location. Bible Gateway offers a library of audio Bibles, a mobile app, devotionals, commentaries, email newsletters, and other free resources.

Bible Hub


Bible Hub is offered by the Online Parallel Bible Project and provides a variety of features for in-depth study of the Bible with Hebrew and Greek language options. Study tools include atlases, commentaries, concordances, devotions, dictionaries, encyclopedias, interlinear Bibles, timelines, and an online Christian library with hundreds of texts.

Bible Study Tools



This website contains free resources such as Bible versions, reading plans, translation comparisons, and parallel Bibles. It includes study aids such as dictionaries, commentaries, encyclopedias, lexicons, maps, and concordances. The site offers Bible history texts and a collection of classic Christian texts.

Bibles Net. Com



The site offers Bible studies, Bible study tools, reference books, children and family resources, doctrine and theology resources, spiritual growth and Christian living resources, and more.




The site offers more than 8,000 classic works from seminary libraries. During the beta period, all books are free for viewing.

Blue Letter Bible


Blue Letter Bible is a searchable online Bible program that provides access to numerous Bible translations and study tools including commentaries, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other theological resources.





eSword is a downloadable resource for studying and researching the Bible. It includes various versions of the Bible, commentaries, Bible dictionaries, an integrated editor, Strong’s tooltips, Scripture tooltips, search options, a reference library, and many other features.



GlobeTheoLib offers resources related to theology and ecumenism. The digital library offers free access to more than 650,000 full-text articles, journals, books and other resources covering areas such as ecumenical, intercultural, and contextual theologies, theological education, and interreligious studies. Librarians are also available via email. Students must register and sign in with a username and password.

Post-Reformation Digital Library



The Post-Reformation Digital Library (PRDL) is a select database of digital books relating to the development of theology and philosophy during the Reformation and Post-Reformation/Early Modern Era. Late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included.

Religion Online



The site contains an extensive library of resources with nearly 6,000 chapters, monographs, speeches, and articles related to religious issues. The resources are written primarily from a Christian perspective but represent many different points of view.

Review of Biblical Literature



RBL is published by the Society for Biblical Literature. It presents more than 10,000 published reviews of books in biblical studies and related fields.

The Theologian



The Theologian is an Internet journal presenting theological and pastoral resources. The goal is to integrate biblical studies, doctrine, and pastoralia. Contributors are conservative, non-denominational evangelicals.



Discipline: Business Studies and Economics







EconBiz offers access to articles, e-books, and current working papers for business and economic studies.



Discipline: Counseling





American Counseling Association Knowledge Center


The ACA’s Knowledge Center provides free articles, webinars, and podcasts for members and non-members on topics such as ethics, licensure requirements, counseling for trauma, substance abuse, bullying, and more.

Center on Media and Child Health


The CMCH Database of Research is a digital library that contains more than 3,500 article citations related to the topic of the effects of media on youth.

Elementary  School Counseling


This site provides school counselors with book reviews, lessons, and activities ideas geared toward addressing specific issues, such as bullying. The site offers helpful templates and forms. It also contains a comprehensive list of counselor blogs, resource sites, and counselling tools.

Pathway 2 Success


The website contains numerous free resources to use as social emotional learning activities when working with kids and young adults. 




The School Counselor Toolkit links to helpful online resources assigned by categories such as anger management, anxiety management, career counseling, and communication skills, individual counseling, and more.



Discipline: Education







The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) of the Institution of Education Sciences allows students to search by topic for material related to the field of education. The service primarily indexes journals, grey literature (such as technical reports, white papers, and government documents), and books. All sources go through a formal review process prior to being indexed. Links may lead to other sites where you may have to purchase the information, but you can search for full-text articles only.



Discipline: Science and Medicine





Public Library of Science


PLOS non-profit organization dedicated to making scientific literature freely available by publishing a suite of influential open access journals across all areas of science and medicine. Collections relate to medicine and health, biology and life sciences, earth and environment, computer and information services, physics and chemistry, and research analysis and policy.




PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and other publisher websites.



Functioning as a research and publishing network, ScienceOpen offers open access to more than 60 million articles from 25,000 journals in all areas of science. The advanced search function is highly detailed. Students need to register to view the full text of the articles, but registration is free.