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Databases List   Tags: articles, databases, off-campus access, remote access  

This is an alphabetical list of all the library's subscription databases.
Last Updated: Apr 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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How Do I Find Articles?

Purchase College Library subscribes to more than 130 research databases in a variety of subject areas. In order to find articles and citations to articles, you will need to search within these databases.

Don't know which database to use? Academic Search Complete or ProQuest Research Library are good starting points for many subjects.

What if the database does not have an electronic version of the article? Most databases will have a Find It button that may link you to the electronic version of the article in another full text database. You can also search for a specific ejournal from the eJournals and eBooks search, or do a Title Search in the catalog to see if a print version is available in the library.

But what if the Purchase College Library doesn't have the journal you need? Purchase College students, faculty and staff may submit an Interlibrary Loan request to obtain copies of the articles you need from another institution; if the article is available, a copy will be delivered electronically to you.


Journals by Title

Search for Periodical Titles

Browse Periodicals by Subject

Use this search when you have a citation, or want to search within one specific periodical (journal, newspaper, magazine).


Off-campus Access to Library Resources

To use subscription resources from off-campus, you must have a Purchase College email account and you must access the resources from the library’s web site. When you try to access the library's subscription resources (e.g., databases or online journals) you will be asked for your account username and password. 

  • username = firstname.lastname (e.g., Tess Smith would use tess.smith as her username. Note: do not add @purchase.ed)
  • password = your Purchase College email password


If you encounter problems, first try accessing your email account and be sure that your username and password are working properly.  If your email is not working properly, contact the CTS helpdesk 914-251-6465. If you are able to access your email, but cannot access our resources, contact Susanne Markgren, Digital Services Librarian, 914-251-6415, or the Library Reference Desk at 914-251-6410.

Note: Be prepared to discuss your problem and any error messages you have received.  Often, we need this information to determine exactly what’s wrong and how to help you.

Our subscription resources are restricted to a specific valid group of users. If you're a Purchase College student, faculty or staff and do not have an activated Purchase email account, you can activate your account from the Students Services page or the Employee Services page. Choose “Email Account Activation.”

Databases by Title

The library subscribes to the following databases. They are also listed in the alphabetical tabs above and the subject guides.

Databases on Trial

The following databases are currently available for a limited time as we consider adding them to the collection.

To request a trial of an online resource, contact Susanne Markgren, Digital Services Librarian.

  • Academic Charts Online (ACO)
    ACO links all the data that exists on music, industry trends and commercial facts so that researchers can make original and rigorous academic inquiries. It is an inter-disciplinary research tool essential for music courses, entertainment industry business studies, film & media studies, cultural studies, humanities including modern history and statistics departments. [Trial ends April 24, 2014.]
  • Academic Video Online: Premium
    An ever-growing resource that comprises content from 26 full video collections and 8 bonus discipline clusters. It includes all the collections in VAST (which we already subscribe to) and many more, such as: The PBS Video Collection, Classical Music in Video, Environmental Studies in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, LGBT Studies in Video, Meet the Press, New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990–Present, Silent Film Online, and World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966. [Trial ends April 27, 2014.]
  • Dance in Video: Volume II
    Contains dance productions, documentaries, interviews, and coaching sessions from around the world. This volume expands upon the foundation built in Volume I, and showcases a new catalogue of dancers and partners including the Joffrey Ballet, John Jasperse Company, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Bavarian State Ballet, Royal Ballet of Cambodia, Kirov Ballet, and Compañía Nacional de Danza. [Trial ends April 11, 2014.]
  • Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications
    The Monthly Catalog of US Government Publications is a digital version of the US Government Printing Office's authorized government bibliography from 1895 to 1976. Due to the huge amount of information printed by the U.S. Government, very few documents have historically been catalogued. The Monthly Catalog is the only finding aid to this vast body of literature. [Trial ends April 8, 2014.]


  • Library Hours
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  • Catalog
    Find books, films, sound recordings, scores, and more.
  • Databases
    Search for articles, e-books, background information, images and more.
  • eJournals and eBooks
    Find full text ejournals, ebooks, newspapers, magazines.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Request an item our library does not own.
  • Moodle
    Campus Learning Management System
  • RefWorks
    Citation management system.

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