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Additional Resources For Union College Researchers

Members of the Union College Community have access to a variety of resources, either on campus or by utilizing a VPN* account if off campus, to aid in researching topics involving the subject of the Adirondacks. The following list represents a sampling of databases which may be useful to the researcher.

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Environment Complete

Environment Complete offers deep coverage in applicable areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Environment Complete contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles) as well as more than 120 monographs. The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals, including many of the most used journals in the discipline, such as Environment (back to 1975), Ecologist, Conservation Biology, etc.


This database is a comprehensive geoscience resource containing over 2.6 million bibliographic records covering subjects such as mineralogy and crystallography, general mineralogy, mineralogy of silicates, and mineralogy of non- silicates. Bibliographic records from more than 3,000 journals are included in the database as well as journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses. Over 60,000 references are added to the GeoRef database annually. Geology of North America is covered from 1785 to the present, and geology of the world is covered from 1933 to the present. This database is produced by the American Geological Institute.

Accessible Archives

Includes Godey`s Lady`s Book 1830-1880, The Pennsylvania Gazette 1728- 1800, The Civil War: A Newspaper Perspective, (The Charleston Mercury * The New York Herald * Richmond Enquirer), African American Newspapers:The 19th Century, “The Liberator” (1831-1865) (Completed through December, 1862), South Carolina Gazette, and County Histories. Searchable with one interface.

New York Times Historical Newspaper

The New York Times (1851-2007) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue. Updated with a new year’s content added annually.

Lexis Nexis

Access to a wide range of news, business, legal, and reference information.


The Journal Storage project is a nonprofit organization which includes an electronic database of 240+ back issues of academic publications. Includes Afro-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Political Science, Population, and Sociology titles.


The ebrary eBook collection is a growing collection of more than 42,000 books and historic and geopolitical maps, every page searchable. Especially strong in key academic subject areas including Business & Economics, Computers, Technology & Engineering, Humanities, Life & Physical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. eBooks are available from more than 150 publishers, such as: Brill Academic Publishers, John Wiley & Sons, Johns Hopkins University Press, MIT, Taylor & Francis, Palgrave-MacMillan, and more. Features personalized bookshelves, annotation abilities, and highlighting. Requires download of plug-in viewer from site.