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This EFTS guide directs patrons to "searchable" encoded texts, where one finds added value through semantic indexing and a variety of search functions. Examples include American Film Scripts Online, Diderot's Encyclopédie, English Poetry, Italian Women Writers, the Patrologia Latina Database, North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, and more.

We provide links to some central Web sites which collect and index texts such as Project Gutenberg, but our general policy has been only to link directly to "searchable" texts.

See also tabs on the Library's Research Guides for more subject specific information or visit the Special Collections Research Center for primary sources.

Please use the tabs across the top of this guide to find resources by language or subject. 

One can find out more about a resource by clicking on the blue information button image of the blue information button following a resource title.


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Purchase Request

The Library welcomes suggestions for the acquisition of materials which support the University's teaching and research programs.

Use this form to submit a request.
It will be routed to the appropriate subject specialist for consideration.


Off-campus Access

Almost all Library databases can be accessed from off-campus. The easiest way to do this is to use links from the Library website. You will then be prompted for your CNetID and password to authenticate yourself as an authorized user.

If you find sources through Google Scholar or other search engines, you may not automatically get access to Library resources. IT Services has created the ProxyIt bookmarklet for these situations.
Find out more on their web site.

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