Databases & Online Resources

Below are links to the Library’s most used online resources.  


Databases A - Z

Here you can find a full list of databases and online reference resources, sortable by subject and type. 


Open Access Resources

Open Access is an exciting new publishing method which can provide better access to cutting edge information. This guide can provide information on how you can use open access resources in your own research. 

ebook Collections

  • Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)
  • Over 130,000 academic ebooks covering a broad range of disciplines.
  • EBSCOhost E-books
  • Access to more than 160,00 subscription e-books.
  • JSTOR ebooks
  • To access JSTOR ebooks, perform a normal search and navigate to the “books” tab in the search results.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online
  • Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) provides access to over 16,000 academic eBooks from Oxford University Press.
  • Sage Knowledge
  • Access thousands of Sage books and reference titles across the social sciences.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Ursinus has an enterprise-level site license to ArcGIS.
  • Our license provides access to ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS.
  • More details may be found on our GIS @ Ursinus guide.

Flipster: Digital Access to Popular Magazines

  • Use Flipster to read Discover, The Atlantic, Writer’s Digest, ARTnews, The New York Review of Books, National Review, Archaeology, Poets & Writers, The American Poetry Review, or Rolling Stone. 
  • Visit this guide for more information on using Flipster or installing the app on iOS or Android devices.

Public Access Resources

  • Digital Public Library of America
  • The DPLA provides open access to resources from many different libraries and institutions around the country.
  • HathiTrust Digital Library
  • HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.