CUNY E-Resources

Instructions for Off-Campus Access

CUNY OneSearch:

Search in one place for books, articles, DVDs, CDs, & more


Academic OneFile FT

Academic Search Complete FT

Biography Index Retrospective: 1946 - 1983

Biography Reference Bank FT

Biography Reference Center FT

Book Review Digest Plus

Burney Collection Newspapers  

Books in Print

Chronicle of Philanthropy

CUNY GC Legacy (Retrospective) Dissertations, 1965-2014 FT 

DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals (open to public) FT

The Economist

Essay and General Literature

Essay and General Literature Retrospective

Ethnic Newswatch FT

Gannett Newsstand FT

General OneFile

Global Issues in Context FT

Grolier Online

Historical New York Times FT

JSTOR (Arts & Sciences I - XII) FT

Lexis-Nexis Academic FT

MasterFILE Complete FT

National Geographic Archive: 1888 1994

National Newspaper Index

New York State Newspapers FT

New York Times Digital Subscription  

Newsstand (formerly Custom Newspapers) FT

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Reference Online FT

Project Muse FT

Readers Guide Mega Edition FT

Readers Guide Retrospective: 1890 - 1982

Virtual Reference Library FT

World Scholar: Latin America and the Caribbean FT  

Science and Health:

American Chemical Society FT

Applied Science & Technology Abstracts

Applied Science & Technology Source FT

CINAHL Complete FT

General Science FT


Health Reference Center Academic

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition FT

HighWire Press (open to public) FT

IEEE Xplore FT

JAMA - Journal of the A.M.A. FT


Medline Complete FT  

Nature (from 1997-present) FT

New England Journal of Medicine FT

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

PLoS Medicine (open to public) FT

Public Library of Science Biology (open to public) FT

PubMed (open to public)


Science Magazine (from 1997-present) FT

Wiley Online Library (from 1997-present) FT

Education / Library Science:

Chronicle of Higher Education FT

Education Source FT


Library Literature & Information Science Source FT

MAS Ultra - School Edition FT

Professional Development Collection FT

Full-Text List:

Alphabetical List of Full-Text Materials
(searchable by Title and ISSN)


Business, Social Science and Law:

Business Insights: Global FT

Business Source Complete FT


Congress and the Nation FT

CQ Researcher FT


eMarketer FT

Gartner FT

ICPSR: InterUniversity Consortium for Political & Social Research

Law Library Microfilm Collection Digital FT

Legal Source FT

LGBT Life with Full Text

Making of the Modern World

Military & Government Collection FT

Opposing Viewpoints FT



Regional Business News FT

Social Sciences FT

Social Science Index Retrospective: 1929 - 1983 FT

SocIndex FT

Vault Career Guides


17th and 18th Century Burney Collection (British newspapers)

18th Century Collections Online (ECCO)

19th Century Collections Online (NCCO)  

Art Abstracts

Art Museum Image Gallery

Artemis Literary Sources FT 

Artemis Primary Sources FT 

Black Thought and Culture FT

Communication & Mass Media Complete FT

Drama for Students

Humanities Source

Literature Resource Center/MLA FT

MLA International Bibliography

Novels for Students

Oxford Art Online (formerly Grove Art) FT

Oxford Music Online (formerly Grove Music) FT

Poetry for Students

Scribner Writers

Short Stories for Students

Slavery and Anti-Slavery 

Twayne's Authors Series FT

Women and Social Movements FT


EBSCOhost Ebook Collection (formerly NetLibrary) FT

Ebrary FT

SpringerLink FT



Reference Tools:


Research Tools:


Demographics and Other Statistics:


NYCdata (open to public)

Social Explorer

Trial Products and Free Services:

Foreign Policy (you must be at a CUNY campus to access)

Other licensed resources:

Your own college may have additional resources.
See: Local Research.


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Include your name, barcode number (Library I.D. #), the name of the database you were trying to access, and the time of day you attempted access. Also include the error message, if any.

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