These academic research databases are provided for Wilson College students by the Library. They are not included in the Wilson OneSearch. For any questions about using these databases please contact a librarian.


Accessible Archives
This large database of primary source material includes a collection of state-by-state county histories for New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, a collection of historical African-American newspapers, and a large collection of primary source material on the American Civil War. There is also quite a bit of historical material on Pennsylvania.

Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews publications are among the most highly cited in the scientific literature. Topics include Psychology, Biology, Biochemistry and Sociology.

American National Biography
Includes biographical portraits of over 17,400 men and women whose lives shaped the United States. 



Black Women in America
Nearly 600 entries on the history and achievements of American black women.



CAMIO: Catalog of Art Museum Images Online
A resource for high-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Search for images of photographs, prints, sculptures, paintings, decorative arts, posters, costumes, utilitarian objects, and jewelry.

Chronicle of Higher Education
Online version of the print publication.

Clase and Periodica
Provides citations and full-text articles from Latin American journals in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology.

CQ Researcher

Full-text reports on political and social issues such as health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.



Electronic Collections Online
Abstracts to journal articles in all subjects.

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass
Nearly seven hundred entries document the range of the African American experience from the arrival of the first slave ship to the death of Frederick Douglass and show how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans.



Gale Business Insights: Global
Gale Business Insights provides comprehensive business information to students and researchers. With thousands of industry reports, market research reports, SWOT reports (updated quarterly), company histories, Etc. GBI is a peerless tool for business research. This database also includes academic research in business journals, thousands of interactive charts and graphing tools, investment reports, and a wealth of other information for business research.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

Gale U.S. History in Context
Providing a complete overview of U.S. history that covers the most-studied events, issues and current information, it combines documents from Primary Source Microfilm’s™ digital archives; articles from classic Macmillan Reference USA™ and Charles Scribner’s Sons® references; as well as other Gale proprietary content such as country and era overview information, and full-text periodicals and journals.

Gale World History in Context
World History in Context moves chronologically over 5,000 years from antiquity to the present and geographically around the globe, to ensure that the events, movements and individuals that defined, informed and shaped world history are covered with a sense of balance.This database includes unparalleled access to a broad collection of scholarly analysis and award-winning full-text periodicals, reference works and primary document.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) is a new, authoritative online resource that focuses on the academic study of sustainability and the environment.



Image Quest
A new image database from Encyclopedia Britannica. Students and faculty will have copyright clear access to over 2 million searchable images that can be used to illustrate projects, presentations and lectures.

International Encyclopedia of Dance
Nearly 2,000 articles cover the full spectrum of dance-theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.



Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
Full-text articles from a wide range of news, business, legal, medical, and reference sources.



MLA International Bibliography
A bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations produced by the Modern Language Association. Dates back to the 1920s.



National Geographic Virtual Library
This resource brings together a complete archive of the National Geographic Magazine with books, maps, videos and images produced by the National Geographic Society. Users can search every page of every issue of the magazine as well as a host of related products produced by the Society. Also includes National Geographic Kids and related material.


Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History
Includes over 650 biographies of influential women and over 600 articles covering women's studies topics in geography and history, culture and society, organizations, movements, and gender studies.

Oxford English Dictionary
Online version of the print dictionary.



Science In Context
From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography, this revolutionary, this curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers. Science in Context delivers integrated content through 150+ comprehensive reference sets from Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Chemical Elements, Science in Dispute and Macmillan Science Library, as well as:

  • More than 22,000 topic overviews
  • 7,000 biographies
  • 1.5 million periodical articles from noted publications like Science Weekly, Science News and The Science Teacher
  • 16,000 images and videos
  • 170+ detailed experiments
  • 8,100 biographies
  • Two dictionaries

Statesman's Yearbook
This reference resource contains essential information on all of the countries of the world. Information on history, leaders, cities, climate, defense, international relations, economy, energy and natural resources, industry, society, culture, religion, and more is included for each country.


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Online Source for Veterinary information. Contains online versions of Veterinary Technician Magazine and Veterinary Forum. Website is free but requires registration to access all the content.



Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000
Brings together books, images, documents, scholarly essays, commentaries, and bibliographies documenting the multiplicity of women's reform activities.

World Almanac
Includes biographies, encyclopedia entries, facts, statistics from Funk & Wagnall's Encyclopdedia and The World Almanac.

Provides citations to books and other materials owned by libraries around the world.


*** Welcome to the Wilson OneSearch ***


With Wilson OneSearch students can conduct research across most of the resources provided by the JSM Library using one search box. OneSearch combines a single, unified way to search across library resources with simple and easy to use tools to refine and filter searches and find the best resources for researchers.

Wilson OneSearch contains:

   - Most of the libraries databases including Jstor & all the EBSCO databases.
   - Academic eBooks and reference titles (Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, etc.)
   - Newspapers
   - The Library collection

Is anything not in OneSearch?

Yes! A few of the libraries databases cannot be searched with Wilson OneSearch. These databases can be located by selecting the MORE RESOURCES tab at the top of the page.

The library staff has also identified a number of free online academic databases and resources that are not included by searching Wilson OneSearch. These are located under the WEB RESOURCES tab.

Finally, Wilson College Students & faculty can still search any of the individual electronic resources available through the John Stewart Memorial Library by going to the ONLINE DATABASES webpage. There they will find a comprehensive alphabetical listing, with links, to each individual resource.

For help using Wilson OneSearch or any of the library resources please contact a library staff member.

John Stewart Library
John Stewart Library

Library Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed.
Sunday: Closed.

Reference Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Please contact a Librarian by email for assistance.

Off-Campus Access

Wilson College databases can now be accessed from home by students, staff and faculty by using your My Wilson Portal username and password.

Use JUST your username and password.


Kathleen Murphy
Interim Dean of LITS
717-264-4141 x5114

Andrew Frank
Public Services Librarian
717-264-4141 x3294

Kelly Spiese
Cataloger/Reference Librarian
717-264-4141 x3295

Jonathan Clark
Library Technician
717-264-4141 x3380


The Library building is currently closed for renovations. All public access functions of the library have moved to space in Sarah's Coffee House. (Down the stairs in Lenfest under the Dining Hall)

Students, Staff and Faculty who need to arrange off-campus access to electronic resources will need to contact the Library.

Please contact the library staff with any questions.