Catalogs, Databases & Resources

The Ong Library has made the reference resources listed below available via the Internet. These services are normally reserved for on-campus use only. However, members of the WRA community may contact the library staff to activate remote access.


Locate materials owned by the Ong Library through our online catalog. The WRA Catalog contains records for books, eBooks, audio books, films, and music CDs. Access to other library catalogs include: Hudson Library and Historical Society and other local public libraries.

Research Database Descriptions

Annotated List of Research Databases

Academic Search PremierA multi-discipline database that has access to newspaper, magazine and journal articles.
Banco De Contenido aulaPlanetaSpanish-language database with access to articles, images, videos, animations, sounds and interactive media.

Biography Reference Bank

Articles about more than a half-million people, most in full text, from around the world, both living and dead.

Britannica Online Academic

The complete encyclopedia as well as related websites, multimedia, periodical articles and more.

Country Reports

This database offers overviews of worldwide countries, including government information.

Creative BugThis database is your go-to resource for high-quality, on-trend arts and crafts instructional videos.

Digital Theater PlusThis database offers live performances that are accompanied by a range of invaluable educational resources for illustration, explanation and critical reflection.

Digital Video Collection

This database of educational videos includes such subject areas as 19th and 20th century U.S. history turning points, astrology, biology and a wealth of other topics.

EBSCOhost All Research Databases

Provides access to over 20 databases offering periodical abstracts and full-text articles.

Ebook Central

This is an eBook database that covers all academic subject areas. The collection currently includes more than 80,000 titles.

Explora for EducatorsFull-text articles from thousands of academic journals and professional magazines on a wide variety of educational topics to support educator professional development. Includes lesson plans, curriculum standards and more.
Explora for High SchoolDiscover full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers,

Gale Virtual Reference Library

This is a database of ebooks - encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources - for multidisciplinary research.

GreenFILECollection of scholarly, government and general interest titles cover global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Full text for more than 13,000 Open Access items.

JSTOR - Scholarly Journal Archive

This database contains extensive back issues of core journals in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. The journals have been digitized, starting with the very first issues, many of which reach back to the 1800s.

L'Encyclopedie Decouverte (French)

Online French language encyclopedia.

Literary Reference Center

Provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

Literature Online

Full-text, searchable works available online to supplement your library's print collections. Poetry, drama and fiction are included.

New York Times - CurrentAccess to the New York Times online newspaper from 1981 - Present


Powerful note-taking software that promotes critical thinking and creativity combined with the most comprehensive and accurate MLA- and APA-style bibliography composer on the Web.

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary is the best source to consult for meaning, pronunciation and etymology of over half a million words in the English language.

Oxford Reference Library

This is an ebook database containing specialized encyclopedias, almanacs and reference resources for general research.

Oxford Research LibraryAccess to full-text academic encyclopedia articles from subject-based encyclopedias covering a range of topics from science and the humanities.

Points of View Reference Center

Presents articles supporting multiple sides of current issues from which users can develop persuasive arguments and essays while developing their analytical thinking skills.

Proquest Historical Newspaper: The New York Times

This database contains the New York Daily News (1851-1857) and the New York Times (1857-2015).

Science Online

Thousands of essays on major topics and issues in science, math and technology, along with illustrations, experiments, activities and biographies.

Science in Context

Provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics and science history and biography.

Science Reference Center Easy access to a multitude of full-text, science-oriented content. Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, and periodicals.

Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC)

Loaded with information on colleges, executive programs, practice entrance (including Advance Placement), certification and professional license exams that show students what to expect and how to prepare to get to - and excel at - the next level.

Transparent Language OnlineLog into this interactive language learning platform with more than 100 languages. Includes listening, reading, speaking and writing


This database helps to deter plagiarism. Contact a librarian for information on its usage.

U.S. History in Context

Provides a complete overview of U.S. history and covers the most-studied events, issues and current information.

Very Short Introductions Online (VSIO)

Full-text academic introductions to and historical overviews of topics in the arts & humanities, dictionaries & reference, law, medicine & health, science & mathematics, and social sciences.

Visual ThesaurusThis database is a dictionary and thesaurus with an intuitive interface, which helps improve vocabulary and the understanding of the English language.
World Book - AdvancedA powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
World History in ContextFeatures extensive coverage of the 20th century, including the Ancient Mediterranean, Ancient Near East and Asia as well as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the modern Middle East and Latin America.


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