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CA Online Resources


This is a complete list of the e-resources available to the Concord Academy community. The e-resources listed here are available on and off campus unless otherwise noted.

If you know the name of the database you would like to use, select the appropriate letter below. If you are unsure which resource would be most useful for your research project, an instructional librarian would be happy to assist you.

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Academic OneFile: Comprehensive collection of authoritative periodicals and scholarly journals.

Agriculture Collection: Periodical collection supporting research in agriculture and related fields.

ARTSTOR: A digital library of nearly one million images in the areas of art, architecture, the humanities, and social sciences with a set of tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes.



Biography in Context: Featuring biographies of notable people, both historical and contemporary, from around the world,

Boston Globe: Boston news and events.

Britannica Suite: Sign up and log in to your personal account to favorite Britannica articles and media, organize and tag content, and access a variety of other features and tools.

British Museum: Research page for the British Museum, including online collections, research projects and publications.
Business Collection: Comprehensive collection of business, trade, and international publications.
Business Economics and Theory Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting economics and related fields.


Communications and Mass Media Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting the communications field.

Criminal Justice Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting the criminal justice field.

Culinary Arts Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting cooking and nutrition.


Digital Public Library: The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society.

Diversity Studies Collection: An essential set of scholarly journals and cultural interest titles.

Drama on Line: Three collections of UK theatre options including Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe, and National Theatre. Resources include video recordings of productions as well as notes from playwrights, actors, and background notes of productions on British stages. After you click Drama on Line, log in via your institution using Shibboleth. Look for it on the right hand side of the page, click on the link, and then enter Concord Academy in the Institution box. 


Educators Reference Complete: Comprehensive collection supporting the education field.

Environmental Studies and Policy: Comprehensive collection supporting the environmental studies field.
Expanded Academics ASAP: An essential set of scholarly research journals and general interest titles supporting research across disciplines .
Fine Arts and Music Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting research in fine arts and music.


Gale Databases: Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries.

Gale Virtual Research Library: Unlimited access to research ebooks.

Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting research in horticultural studies.

Gender Studies Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting significant aspects of gender in culture and society.

General OneFile: Comprehensive collection of general interest titles.

General Science Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting the latest in scientific discoveries.

Global Issues in Context: Comprehensive collection analyzing social, political and economic issues from a non-US standpoint.

Google News: Google News is a computer-generated news site that aggregates headlines from news sources worldwide, groups similar stories together and displays them according to each reader's personalized interests.


Harvard Art Museums: Collections from the Harvard University Art Museums.

Health Reference Center Academic: Comprehensive collection supporting research in health studies.

Health and Wellness Resource Center: Health-focused magazines, references, video and more.

Heritage Quest from ProQuest: Comprehensive demographic data to assist in genealogical research. Includes U.S. and Canadian censuses, city directories, Freedman's Bureau bank records, and U.S. Indian census rolls.

Home Improvement Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting home improvement content for hobbyists and professionals.

Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting hospitality, tourism and leisure topics.


Information Science and Library Issues Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting information science and library studies.
Infotrac Newstand: Comprehensive collection of current and archival news content.
Infotrac Student Edition: Periodicals and reference book content supporting high school research.
Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization: Is a journal about entrepreneurial solutions to global challenges and published by MIT Press Journals.
Insurance and Liability Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting research in the insurance industry.



JSTOR: It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work.


Literature Resource Center: Biography, criticism and overviews on 130,000 writers.


MacTutor Free online access from the University of St. Andrews containing biographies of more than 3000 mathematicians and over 2000 pages of essays and supporting materials.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collections from the Met Museum in New York City.

Military and Intelligence Database Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting state and military affairs.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Collections from the MFA Boston.


Nature Magazine: Nature is a weekly international journal publishing the finest peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions.

Newsbank: African American Newspapers 1827-1998.

Newsbank: America's Historical Newspapers 1690-2000.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting health care professionals.


Opposing Viewpoints: A collection of pro and con articles giving researchers a 360 view of current and historical topics. Great for debate or Model UN simulations.

Oxford Art Online: Oxford Art Online is the gateway to multiple trusted online art reference resources that serve students, scholars, curators, and collectors alike.

Oxford English Dictionary: The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language.

Oxford Music Online: This gateway offers users the ability, for the first time ever, to access and cross-search multiple music reference resources in one location. Access to Grove Music Online, Companion to Music and Dictionary to Music is also available.

Oxford Reference Online: Offers coverage of a broad range of subjects: everything from General Reference, Language and Quotations to Science and Medicine, and from Humanities and Social Science to Business and Professional.



PBS LearningMedia: PBS LearningMedia is a comprehensive media-on-demand digital content library. (Teacher site is here; student site is here.)

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting physical therapy and sports medicine.

Pop Culture Collection: Comprehensive collection of periodicals supporting pop culture.

Popular Magazines Collection: Comprehensive collection of popular magazines.

Project MUSE: Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities, social science, and science content from the academic community.

Psychology Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting all aspects of psychology.

RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio): The Concord Free Public Library is pleased to offer its residents RBdigital (formerly Zinio) Magazines, an online magazine service. It allows users to check out, stream and/or download magazines to a home computer or mobile device. Requires a library card from the CPL.
Religion and Philosophy Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting religion and philosophy.
Research in Context: An engaging cross-curricular resource.
Research Companion from ProQuest: This information literacy tool is designed to help students become effective researchers and supports educators in the teaching of core information literacy principles - finding, evaluating, and using information.

Royal SocietyContent over 70 years old is made available to the public.

Royal Society JournalsContent in mathematics journals between 2-10 years old are available here.



Science in Context: Timely reference content joins science-based news, articles, experiments and more.
Science Database from ProQuest:  A collection of over 1,600 scholarly journals geered towards student researchers

Science Magazine: Online edition of Science (1997-present) and the Science Classic (1880-1996) digital archive.

Scientific American: The archive currently contains the entire editorial contents of Scientific American Magazine, from January 1854 through to the present.

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Small Business Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting business school students and entrepreneurs.

Small Business Resource Center: Startups and established businesses alike can access how-tos covering vital questions.

Smithsonian Institute: Collections from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.




U.S. History in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.


Vocations and Careers Collection: Comprehensive collection supporting vocational education and career research.


War and Terrorism Collection: Comprehensive collection addressing topics related to war and terrorism.

World History in Context: An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.


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All students, faculty, and staff can borrow from the J. Josephine Tucker Library. It is your resource center for a wide variety of reasons. You can: ask any and all questions; print an assignment; borrow a text or course reader; download an audiobook; check out a Chromebook; browse new titles; coordinate on a group project; listen to a morning break read-aloud; participate in a Poetry Club reading.

Whatever your reason, come, stop by, and see what's happening this week in the library!