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Scholarly Resources for Visitors

A guide to free online scholarly resources.

Scholarly Sources Online by Subject


Free Scholarly Databases

The following resources can be used to search for scholarly information, especially journal articles. Many of the subscription-based databases that academic and public libraries subscribe to, such as JSTOR, also have free public versions available. These free versions often do not contain the same full-text content found in the paid versions; however, they can be used to locate citations. Public libraries with interlibrary loan services can often fill requests for materials located through these resources.

General/Multidisciplinary Databases

Education Database

Art Databases


Architecture Databases


Music Databases

Health and Medicine Databases

Humanities Databases

Science and Math Databases

Social Sciences Databases