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FIND ARTICLES    Academic and Scholarly Articles  
  JSTOR  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1831-2007; varies by title
Full-text backfiles to almost 850 scholarly journals from more than 25 academic disciplines published between the 19th and 21st centuries in the JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - IV, Arts & Sciences VII, and Biological Sciences collections. JSTOR provides complete journal backruns from the date of initial publication up to a "moving wall" of 3 to 5 years before the present year.
  MLA International Bibliography  Authentication Required
The major research resource for information on English literature, foreign languages and linguistics. Includes references to scholarly articles, books, book chapters, book reviews, and dissertations from 1963 to the present.

    General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles

  Academic Search Complete  Full Text Available Authentication Required
    1887-present; updated daily
The world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, Academic Search Complete indexes more than 11,200 journals, and provides full text for more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. Includes PDF content going back as far as 1887. Searchable cited references provided for more than 1,300 journals.
  CLASE and PERIODICA  Authentication Required
    1975-present; varies by title; updated quarterly 
Citations from 2,600 scholarly Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities published in the Spanish, Portuguese, French and English languages.


    Online Catalogs

  Doane's Online Library Catalog
A shared catalog of 10 Nebraska private-college libraries, including Perkins Library at Doane College. Search one library or all 10 by selecting from "Library" drop-down list.
  WorldCat  Authentication Required
    1000 CE-present; updated daily
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. The database can also be searched through its free web interface, at


    Dissertations and Theses

  WorldCat Dissertations and Theses  Authentication Required
    updated daily
Index of over 8 million dissertations, theses and published material based on theses cataloged by member libraries, including all subjects.

    General Reference Works

  Oxford Reference Online  Full Text Available Authentication Required
Over 100 full text language and subject dictionaries and reference works. Topics covered include general reference, language, science and medicine, humanities, social sciences, and business.


    French Websites


  Afrique Francophone
Provides links to African francophone media, literature sites and sites that provide information about various French-speaking African countries.
  Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links
Maintained by French Professor Bob Peckham of the University of Tennessee, links to over 10,000 sites.
  French Studies Web (WESSWeb)
Annotated links to scholarly web resources on history, culture and politics.
  Le Monde
French newspaper.
  Le Nouvel Observateur
A French daily newspaper.
  Bonjour Québec
Official tourism site for Quebec.
  France Guide
French Tourist Office.
  Centre des Monuments Nationaux
  Musée du Louvre
The Louvre: one of the world's largest collections of art.

    German Websites

  Germany: A Country Study
A detailed current profile and historical overview of Germany, with separate sections on its geography, economy, government, transportation and telecommunications, foreign relations, national security, languages, religions, and people and society. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and statistical tables. Searchable. The bulk of the website was written in 1994, with updates. From the Library of Congress's Country Studies.
  Germany on the Internet (Goethe Institut)
A catalog of annotated links in the categories of arts, culture, language, economy, politics, law, science, tourist accommodations and attractions, cities, media, and more. The directory is available in English and German; the resources linked to are in a variety of languages including German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian. From the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes.
  German Studies Resources
From the University of Manitoba Libraries, this extensive site lists online resources for literature, film, history, language and media.
  German Studies Web (WESSWeb)
A searchable and browse directory of links to "scholarly resources in German Studies, including all German-speaking countries." Topics include books, information technology and librarianship, literature, art, German-language newspapers, library catalogs, reference sources, and digital texts and images. Briefly annotated.
  Learn German
Lists websites for learning the German language for business and cultural purposes. Sponsored by German Language Institute TREFFPUNKT.
  Bibliographie der Deutschen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
The major bibliography for German language and literature. Commonly referred to as Eppelsheimer Köttelwesch, it has been produced since 1957 by the library at the university at Frankfurt/Main. Each volume of the BDSL contains over 15,000 references from books, magazines and newspapers to articles about German language and literature. Volumes from 1985-1997 are freely available online.
Digitized texts by German authors, arranged by alphabetically by author's last name.
  Projekt Gutenberg - DE
Digital texts by German authors. Hosted by Der Spiegel. The German counterpart to the English edition.
  Der Tageszeitung
Berlin Newspaper
  Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Newspaper from Germany
  Süddeutsche Zeitung
Newspaper from Germany
  Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Newspaper from Switzerland
  DEFA Film Library: Cinema of East Germany
The DEFA [(Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft)] Film Library "is the only archive and study center outside Europe devoted to the study of the cinema of the former GDR [German Democratic Republic] as well as films dealing with Eastern Germany since unification." The site features a list of available films, and a variety of teaching and resource materials, including bibliographies, information about DEFA film criticism, a list of archives and study centers, a discussion list, and related links. Searchable.
  Germany Tourism
The official site of the German National Tourist Board.

    Spanish Websites


  Centro Virtual Cervantes
Maintained by the Cervantes Institute of Spain, this site contains information pertaining to Spanish language and culture.
  LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center
From the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, University of Texas at Austin. Provides over 12,000 links to quality Web resources for Latin America, arranged by country or by topic, such as economy, education, and government.
  Latin American Collection at Yale University: Selected Internet Resources
A topical portal to websites.
  Iberian Language and Literature Web (WESSWeb)
Links to scholarly resources about Spanish and Portuguese language and literature.
Spanish and Hispano-American literature.
  Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes
2,000 digitized Spanish texts, mostly from the classical period.
  Spanish Language News and Magazines
List of links maintained by MIT; a variety of Spanish-speaking countries are represented.
  La Nación
Newspaper from Argentina
  Información España
Travel information for Spain.
  Visit Mexico
Travel information from the Mexico Tourism Board.

*Descriptions for websites are from the Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library at Gustavus Adolphus College.