January and February 2016 E-Resources Summary

This post is the latest in a series designed to keep the Graduate Center community updated about our collections; focused primarily on electronic resources available through the Graduate Center Library.

Welcome back, GC students and faculty!

New Databases

(These and all other databases can be found on our A-Z list)

Electronic Resources Kanopy Criterion Collection

  • Kanopy is a video streaming service for educational institutions that provides access to more than 26,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases. The Kanopy collection includes titles from a number of leading producers, including PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more. Explore the ways you can use Kanopy content in your class environment: share films, create clips or teaching playlists, and embed them into the course system.
  • RILM music encyclopedias: The Graduate Center is being provided access, gratis, to this full-text compilation of 41 titles published from 1775 to the present, the majority of which are not available anywhere else online. It provides comprehensive encyclopedic coverage of many disciplines, fields, and subject areas, among them popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound, and women composers. Its content spans multiple countries and languages—English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Greek.

New Journals

New Collections of Journals:

New Single Titles:


  • Regretfully due to this year’s budgetary constraints, CUNY no longer subscribes to the Gale Litfinder database. Please explore this research guide for alternatives.


CUNY has trial access to the following databases, ending 3/31/16.

  • American Fiction, 1774-1920: Includes more than 18,000 works. Titles up until 1900 are sourced from Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Towards a Bibliography. Titles after 1900 are sourced from the Library of Congress Shelf List of American Adult Fiction and the Geoffrey D. Smith bibliography.
  • Archives of Human Sexuality and Identity: LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940: Find material drawn from hundreds of institutions and organizations, including both major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, presenting important aspects of LGBTQ life in the second half of the twentieth century and beyond.

Featured/New NYPL Resources:

We are now also featuring new resources available at the New York Public Library!  Log into these collections remotely by using the 14-digit number on the back of your NYPL card (don’t use spaces):

  • New Yorker Digital Archive provides access to the New Yorker‘s entire run, from 1925 to the current issue, in full text and full color. Original advertisements are also included. It is available both on-site at all NYPL locations and remotely with a NYPL library card.


About the Author

Adriana Palmer works in the Collections Department at the GC Library.