Library

Overview

Library
Father King Library and Information Commons

Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am to 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am to 4:30pm

Research Database Passwords

When off campus, click here to access the passwords for the research databases. Students and faculty will login with their school Google account.

Resources

Catalogs

Circulation

  • General books circulate for 3 weeks
  • Periodicals, videos, DVDs for 1 week
  • Reference books overnight
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Arts

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online offers access to the most authoritative, inclusive, and easily searchable online art resources available today. Through a single, elegant gateway users can access—and simultaneously cross-search—an expanding range of Oxford’s acclaimed art reference works: Grove® Art Online, the Benezit® Dictionary of Artists, the Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms, as well as many specially commissioned articles and bibliographies available exclusively online.

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Music

Grove Music Online

Oxford Music Online provides multiple music reference sources in one location.  The sources included are Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music. Articles provide information on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works of music. 

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Science and Health Resources

Facts on File: Today’s Science

Today’s Science, through featured articles and a science encyclopedia, provides explanations of important events and advances in biology, chemistry, environmental science, space, physics, and technology.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

Provides access to medical, statistical, and health information using articles, books, health magazines, medical journals, reference volumes, videos, and pamphlets.

DISCovering Collection

Provides thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, timelines and multimedia elements within the five core subject areas of history, literature, biography, science and social studies.

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Resources for Theology

Oxford Biblical Studies Online

A comprehensive tool for researching all aspects of Biblical studies. Included are Bible texts, concordances and the Oxford Bible Commentary. Researchers have access to the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Oxford Companion to the Bible, timelines, a special Tools & Resources section with informative tables and charts, and access hundreds of searchable images and maps from The Oxford History of the Biblical World, The Oxford Illustrated History of the Bible, Oxford Bible Atlas.

World Religions

Encompassing religions practiced throughout the world, this resource contains thousands of reference items that cover matters of belief and practice, celebrations and holidays, important individuals and events, and significant and sacred places. Overviews of more than 50 religions are included, covering such topics as agnosticism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Shinto.  Also included are extensive reference entries on religion in every country, plus thousands of primary sources, including images and video, along with the text documents.

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Literature Resources

Literature Resource Center

Provides full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and all regions of the world.

DISCovering Collection

Provides thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, timelines and multimedia elements within the five core subject areas of history, literature, biography, science and social studies.

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Resources for History & Social Sciences

American Government

Historical and contemporary resources on the United States’ government and political system; it includes primary source documents, pivotal court cases, historical events, biographies, visual timelines, photos, audio clips, and maps.

American History Online

Spans more than 500 years of political, military, social, and cultural history, highlighting the important people and events of the American experience. It includes more than 2,400 primary source documents.

U.S. History in Context

Provides a complete overview of U.S. history through primary and secondary history sources, full-text periodicals, reference works, and scholarly analysis from the arrival of Vikings in North America to Vietnam, Watergate and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Modern Genocide

A comprehensive virtual textbook covering ten genocides, including Armenia, East Timor, Bosnia, Guatemala, Darfur, Cambodia, Herero, the Holocaust, Kurd, and Rwanda.  300 primary sources illustrate the process and outcome of genocide, supplying memoirs, narratives, and domestic and international legal documents, as well as first-hand accounts.  Also includes more than 1,200 reference items that cover important individuals, events, organizations, and places related to genocide, plus feature stories and essays that discuss topics integral to the subject of genocide.

Modern Genocide

World Geography

Focuses on the geographic, political, social, economic, and cultural forces and includes country overviews, maps, flags, video clips, statistics, photos, biographies, and speeches.

World History in Context

Reaches back nearly 5,000 years to chronicle the rise and fall of cultures and societies across all continents and eras.

World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras

Covers early human history around the globe—from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance.

World History: The Modern Era

Covers history from the Renaissance to the present and includes documents, biographies, images, maps, visual timelines, and audio clips.

DISCovering Collection

Provides thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, timelines and multimedia elements within the five core subject areas of history, literature, biography, science and social studies.

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General Reference

General OneFile

A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

Biography in Context

Delivers research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography provided from reference materials, websites, periodicals and academic journals, and multimedia content.

DISCovering Collection

Provides thousands of overview essays, critical analyses, biographies, timelines and multimedia elements within the five core subject areas of history, literature, biography, science and social studies.

Student Resources in Context

Provides reference sources including magazine/newspaper articles, primary sources, creative works, and multimedia information on all core subjects including science to literature and history.

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Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Oxford Dictionaries Online

Oxford Dictionaries Online is an English language online dictionary. In addition to definitions it includes synonyms and antonyms, sample sentences, audio pronunciations; writing, grammar and spelling guidance.

Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary is the authority on the English language. It is a complete guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.  The history of individual words, and of the language—traced through 3 million quotations, from classic literature and specialist periodicals to films scripts and cookery books is all available in this dictionary.

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Current Issues and Controversies

SIRS Issue Researcher

A general database of selected full-text articles on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues. In addition to full-text articles, the following are also available: Today’s News, Almanac Excerpts, and Maps of the World. Many articles are accompanied by graphics, including charts, maps, diagrams, and illustrations.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Covers current issues and features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

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Academic Journals

JSTOR

JSTOR is a full-text searchable database for scholars, researchers, and students which includes over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content covering the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Expanded Academic ASAP

Meets research needs across all academic disciplines.  From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, you are able to access scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers – many with full text and images.