Electronic Resources

Researchers may access valuable information through the Willet Memorial Library's electronic resources. Use our LUCY Online Catalog to search for materials actually located in our library. Use GALILEO and the electronic research databases listed below to search virtually. Also, follow the recommended links to access other excellent online resources.  

Online Research Databases 


Provides access to multiple information resources containing citations and abstracts. Several of the databases contain full text and full images.

The Scholarly Journal Archive
The JSTOR archive holds the complete digitized back runs of core scholarly journals, starting with the very first issues, some dating as far back as the 1600s. New titles and disciplines are being added regularly. Issues of journals are never "out"; they are always accessible, and in excellent condition. The capacity for searching across disciplines opens up vast possibilities for scholarship and research. Willet Library has access to 2 JSTOR collections: Arts & Sciences I and Arts & Sciences III. Together, these offer full text access to 269 journals. To locate articles by subject, click on SEARCH. To view accessible publications by discipline, click on BROWSE. JSTOR is only available from on-campus.

Music Online:  Listening
Music Online, through Alexander Street Press, is a comprehensive listening database that encompasses the following collections: American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries. Music Online offers hundreds of thousands of audio recordings. Every object in the collection is indexed for subjects, historical events, genres, people, cultural groups, places, time periods, ensembles to combine keyword and fielded search capabilities to frame creative and highly targeted queries.  Users can also select to view a single database by using the drop-down menu on the homepage of Music Online.  

Grove Music Online
This multi-award winning resource includes the full text of the 29-volume New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd edition), the 4-volume New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the 3-volume New Grove Dictionary of Jazz (2nd edition).Grove Music Online also includes 50,000 articles, sophisticated search and browse capabilities, Sibelius-enabled musical examples, and extensive links to musical sites on the Internet. Accessible via GALILEO, Music and Performing Arts Resources.

OED: Oxford English Dictionary
Contains pronunciations, parts of speech, spellings, variant forms, etymology notes, definitions, examples of usage, and cross-references. 

Resource Links

In addition to the resources listed above, we highly recommend the following web resources: 

Georgia Women of Achievement

This educational website showcases the women of Georgia who have been honored for their extraordinary contributions to society. The honorees section features custom video presentations on several women, audio clips, and historical images. This site is ideal for researchers, students, educators, and anyone interested in learning about these extraordinary women and this non-profit organization.

Documenting the American South (DAS)
Provides access to digitized primary materials that offer Southern perspectives on American history and culture. Sponsored by the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Women Working, 1800-1930, Open Collections Program, Harvard University Library
Provides access to digitized historical, manuscript, and image resources selected from Harvard's library and museum collections. This collection explores women's roles in the US economy between the turn of the 19th century and the Great Depression. 

Project Gutenberg

Makes available over 27,000 free electronic books through the site's online catalog. "Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks." Books found in Project Gutenberg are out of copyright but may still contain some copyright restrictions. 

Allows worldwide search of books, audiovisuals, articles, journals, and other formats. Offers interlibrary loan options for materials not found in Wesleyan, Mercer, or Macon State libraries. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public.  WorldCat can be found by searching Databases A - Z in GALILEO. 

Science Direct
A full-text scientific database offering science, medical and technical (STM) journal articles and book chapters. The database contains over 11 million full text articles. Full-text downloads are available with a cost code provided by the Biology department.

Artstor is a non-profit online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with more than one million images on subjects in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. Artstor provides tools and software to search, present, and share digital images both online and offline for research and pedagogical purposes.