Databases A to Z

This is the alphabetical list of external databases that KBR gives you access to.



Acta Sanctorum

Database that contains a collection of documents (including an index) on the lives of Catholic saints.

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African Newsstream

Provides access to more than 100 African information sources, such as The International Herald Tribune, Africa News Services, BBC Monitoring Africa, etc.

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America History and Life with Full Text

Provides access to books and journals on history and culture of the United States of America and Canada.

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L’Année Philologique

Bibliographical database concerning all aspects of Greek-Roman Antiquity. References are augmented with summaries.

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Image database featuring images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in an easily-navigated repository.

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Asian Newsstream

Provides access to more than 60 national and regional Asian information sources such as The Wall Street Journal Asia, China News and The Bangkok Post.

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Australia & New Zealand Newsstream

Provides access to the leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers such as The Age, The Dominion Post, The Australian and The Mercury.

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Bibliographie de Civilisation médiévale

Multilingual bibliographic database from the famous Cahiers de Civilisation médiévale (1958-2003). Originally dedicated to the High Middle Ages, today it also covers Late Antiquity and Late Middle Ages, with more than 64 000 references.

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Bibliothecae codicum medii aevi

Database of medieval libraries and manuscripts in Europe, based on the extended and completed publication from Sigrid Krämer : “Handschriftenerbe’s Sigrid Krämer“.

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Book History Online

Reference bibliographic database for the history of books and history.

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Book Review Index Plus – Temporary unavailable

Database containing more than 5 million reviews (630 000 in full text) and quotations from thousands of publications on literary, history, arts, …

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Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Online

Reference medievalist encyclopedia. It covers all aspects of medieval life : religion, economy, literature, living conditions, etc.

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French database that specialises in humanities and social sciences. It gives access to journals, books, pocket encyclopaedia and full text magazines.

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Canadian Newsstream

Gathers more than 360 contemporary Canadian newspapers and their archives since the 1970’s, including Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.

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CBS News 60 Minutes

Provides access to the archives (1977-2014) of the American newsmagazine television programme 60 Minutes. The database contains video files and their transcripts.

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CDU Online

Library Database for the use of the Universal Decimal Classification. The access codes for this resources are available at the desk.

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Chicago Tribune

Investigative and famous American newspapers (24 Pulitzer prizes since 1932).

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Clavis Clavium

Bibliographic database in Open Access. Based on 4 claves (Clavis Patrum LatinorumBibliotheca Hagiographica LatinaClavus Patrum Graecorum, Bibliotheca Hagiographica Graeca), it offers essential information for researchers specialising in Paleochristian, Medieval and Byzantine literature.

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CoinArchives Pro

Lists worldwide auctions of coins and medals. The access codes for this resource are available at the desk.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete

Provides access to more than 16 000 biographies and reliable information on authors and their work.

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Early English Books Online

Provides access to digital versions of over 130,000 printed works in English speaking countries between 1473 and 1700. They cover many disciplines: art, history, literature, music, science, theology …

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Contains bibliographic data of French books published or to be published, available or out of print.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

English-speaking encyclopaedia of reference. Gathers generalist articles, atlases, primary sources, definitions of the Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and English-speaking periodicals in the field oh humanities and social sciences.

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Encyclopaedia Universalis

French-speaking encyclopaedia of reference. Gathers more than 320 000 generalist articles, 125 000 definitions, 30 000 audio-visual media and an international atlas.

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895

Gathers articles about African-American history, from the colonial period to the age of Frederick Douglass.

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present

Gathers articles about African-American history, from the Reconstruction Era to today (2008).

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Encyclopedia of Popular Music, 4th edition

Contains more than 30 000 articles on all aspects of popular music from 1900 to today

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Europa Sacra

Database of Church prelates in the Middle Ages.

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European Newsstream

Provides access to more than 450 European information sources such as the Baltic News Services, Les Echos, Le Monde, The Guardian, etc.

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Gale Literary Sources

Brings together Gale’s premier literary databases in a new digital environment.

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Gale Primary Sources

Platform that allows to search in reference works and ancient sources in the various fields of the humanities.

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Global Breaking Newswires

News database providing access to newswires from around the world, including the AFP, AP, Dow Jones Undustrial News, Canadian Press, etc.

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Global Newsstream

Provides access to the most important international and contemporary newspapers and their archives since the eighties, such as The Financial Times, El Mundo, South China Morning Post, etc.

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Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Online dictionary of English slang words.

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The Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd edition

Online dictionary on music in all its forms.

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

Encyclopedic articles on American art.

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The Guardian and The Observer

The archives of these two historical newspapers, available from 1791 to 2003, provide unmatched coverage of the arts, politics, public affairs and sports. These two British newspapers and famous defenders of press freedom offer a unique perspective on historical events.

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The Hartford Courant

The archives of this historical newspaper, available from 1764 to 1990, gives access to documentation of the movement for independence, the Revolutionary War, slavery in early American life and the writings of Mark Twain.

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Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Collection of articles, reports and bibliographies of books on history, culture, social sciences, arts and military sciences.

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Historical Newspapers

Database providing access to the full text of the archives of several Anglo-Saxon newspapers of international audience such as The Guardian en The Observer, The Hartford Courant, The New York Times with Index, The New York Tribune and Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

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In Principio

One million Latin incipits about history, literature, philosophy and religion.

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Index to Printed Music

Bibliographic database on music.

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International African Bibliography Online

International and interdisciplinary bibliographic database on African studies with more than 140 000 references.

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International Directory of Medievalists

Lists medievalists with their areas of specialisation.

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International Encyclopaedia for the Middle Ages

Supplement of the Lexikon des Mittelalters Online,this encyclopaedia covers the medieval period (300-1500) of Europe, North Africa and the Middle-East.

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International Medieval Bibliography

Multidisciplinary bibliographic reference database for studies on the Middle Ages in Europe.

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International Newsstream

Provides recent international news outside the USA, with archives. The database contains the full text from over 660 world newspapers such as The Times, The Bangkok Post, El Norte, Jerusalem Post, etc.

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Database that provides access to journals and e-books in full text in the domains of arts and sciences.

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Knowledge Unlatched

Collaboration between libraries and publishers to ensure open access to scientific literature. This database covers the following disciplines: anthropology, history, literature, media and communication, politics, …

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Latin American Newsstream

Provides access to nearly 90 Latin American information sources, such as El Universal, O Globo, La Naci?n, El Mercurio, etc.

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Lexikon des Mittelalters Online

Database that provides access to articles, books, bibliographies and indexes concerning the Middle Ages (culture, history, literature, philosophy, politics, religion, science …).

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Library of Latin Texts – Serie A (LLT-A)

Database offering more than 3000 Latin texts on literature and social sciences.

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Library & Information Science Abstracts (LISA) – Temporary unavailable

Bibliographic data for information professionals and libraries. It contains 440 references on library science, media and communications, information science and technology.

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Literature Criticism Online

Analyses and commentaries on historical, literary and cultural works. Literature Criticism Online includes:

  • Children’s Literature Review
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Drama Criticism
  • Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800
  • 19th Century Literature Criticism
  • 20th Centiry Literary Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Shakespearean Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism
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Literature Resource Center

Biographies of 130 000 authors as well as bibliographical data of their works.

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Provides access to literary works and authors throughout history. It includes more than 150.000 full text poems as well as short stories, speeches and plays.

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Los Angeles Times

One of the largest American metropolitan newspapers that have won numerous journalism awards, including 37 Pulitzer prices.

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The Making of the Modern World

Bibliographic data and digitised texts on economic themes in the broad sense: political science, history, sociology, finance, colonisation …

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Middle East Newsstream

Provides access to more than 130 information sources from the Arabic world, Soutwest Asia and surrounding countries. The database containes the full text from several newspapers such as Gulf Daily News, Palestine Chronicles, Le Temps, Sudan Tribune, etc.

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MLA International Bibliography

Annual bibliography of books and articles from around the world on languages, modern literature, linguistics, folklore, etc.

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The New York Times

The renowned American newspaper gives access to its archives (1851-2013) and to early 20th century news. The newspaper publishes all important texts, including speeches and presidential press conferences. An index for politics, economics, art, culture, history, sports and public affaires is available.

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The New York Tribune and Herald Tribune

he archives of these annexes to The New York Times, available from 1841 to 1962, cover major events at the turn of the 20th century. Texts by Theodore Roosevelt, Margaret Fuller, Karl Marx and Frederic Engels are also included.

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OECD iLibrary

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s virtual library, which gives access to books, journals and statistics on economy, development, education, finance, etc.

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OpenEdition Books

One of the four OpenEdition platforms (OpenEdition Books, OpenEdition Journals, Calenda, Hypothèses). It offers more than 7.800 electronic books in the field of humanities and social sciences.

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OpenEdition Journals

One of the four OpenEdition platforms (OpenEdition Books, OpenEdition Journals, Calenda, Hypothèses). It offers more than 500 journals in the fields of humanities and social sciences. (Previously

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The Oxford Companion to American Law

Encyclopedic articles on American law.

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The Oxford Companion to American Military History

More than 1000 encyclopedic articles on American wars through various themes: history, literature, arts…

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The Oxford Companion to American Politics

Encyclopedic articles on all aspects of American political life.

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The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

Encyclopedic articles on the American theatre scene.

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The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United States, 2nd edition

Encyclopedic articles on legal decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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The Oxford Companion to the United States History

More than 1500 encyclopedic articles on American history, politics, culture, arts, sciences, …

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

Encyclopedic articles on American economic history.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Culture and Intellectual History

Encyclopedic articles on American values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

Encyclopedic articles on key points of American military history.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

Encyclopedic articles on American legal and political history.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

Encyclopedic articles regarding American social history.

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

Online dictionary of military terms, weapons, vehicles, medals, famous people and battles of the American army.

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The Oxford Guide to the United States Government

Contains all biographies of American political figures.

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Oxford Music Online – Temporary unavailable

Gateway offering access to dictionaries and encyclopaedias on music.

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Patrologia Latina

Contains original texts on Christianity, including prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes.

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Periodicals Archive Online

Journals and full text articles on humanities and social sciences.

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Periodicals Index Online

Contains more than 20 million full text articles on humanities and social sciences.

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ProQuest Research Library – Temporary unavailable

Database that contains millions of full-access articles from scientific, literary, historical, artistic, …  journals.

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Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM)

Comprehensive index of articles, books, bibliographies, catalogues, (master’s) theses, films, drawings, comments and reviews on music.

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Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals (RIPM)

Retrospective Index to Music Periodicals with Full Text is an international database containing detailed analysis of musical history and culture from1800 and 1950. It is completed by the RIPM Preservation Series: European & North American Music Periodicals, which contains about 100 rare full-text music journals from around the world.

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Répertoire International des Sources Musicales (RISM)

Bibliographies of musical sources (manuscripts and printed works, writings on music, books …) in the world. There is a version dedicated to English sources.

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Scribner Writers Series

Essays on authors worldwide and their biographies.

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Scriptores possessoresque codicum medii aevi

Database of medieval manuscript’s scribes and owners, based on the extended and completed publications “Scriptores codicum medii aevi” and “Possessores codicum medii aevi” from Sigrid Krämer.

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Something About the Author Online

Gives online access to the volumes printed in Gale’s “Something About the Author” series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children’s and young adult literature.

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Twayne’s Author Series

Offers the full text of more than 200 works of literary analysis of English-speaking authors.

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UN iLibrary

The United Nations’ virtual library. It give access to books and articles on democracy, economy, environment, human rights, health, etc.

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US Major Dailies

Gathers the five most respected american national and regional newspapers and their archives : Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.

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US Newsstream

Gathers recent American news with archives from the 1980’s. The database contains the full text from more than 590 newspapers such as The New York Times, Los Angeles, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, etc. US Newsstream includes the following collections:

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Van Dale

Dutch Reference Dictionary. KBR gives access to the explanatory dictionary (or Dikke Van Dale) and to a translation tool (Van Dale Online), in English, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish. The resource also contains the Oxford Dictionary of English and its thesaurus.

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The Wall Street Journal

American newspaper considered as the leading publication for economic news and information on global financial makets. The archives (1889-1999) cover international and American business, financial news and in-depth financial analyses on the world’s stock market.

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The Washington Post

American journal well known fot in-depth news and analyses of American politics. The archives (1877-1999) provide political and governmental news. This newspaper won Pulitzer prizes for its articles on the Watergate scandal (1972-1974).

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