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This guide features resources for locating current and historical biographical information.
Type your search terms into the "search resources" box on the Nancy Thompson Learning Commons home page to access WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Discovery is the gateway to the print library books, e-books, government documents, videos, and even some articles. Although Kean's holdings will come up first in the search, you will also learn about library holdings worldwide.
In order to check out print books from the Main Collection, please bring your Kean Photo ID to the Circulation Desk.
Search the E-Book Databases
While e-books are accessible through WorldCat Discovery, another option is to search directly in the e-book databases listed below.
Working from off campus?If so, you will need to log in with your Kean Google username and password.
AccessMedicine (McGraw Hill Medical)This link opens in a new windowContains resources for medical education and clinical practice. The collection includes medical reference textbooks, multimedia resources and videos, quick reference tools, case studies, drug monographs, study tools, patient education handouts, and much more.
AccessPhysiotherapy (McGraw Hill Medical)This link opens in a new windowContains resources for the study and practice of physical therapy. The collection includes physical therapy textbooks, case studies, image galleries, procedure and exercise videos, self-assessment tools, and the National Physical Therapy Exam® Review.
Cornell Open (Cornell University Press)This link opens in a new windowProvides new and classic out-of-print titles from Cornell University Press. The collection includes key titles in the fields of anthropology, classics, political science, literary criticism and theory, German studies, and Slavic studies.
Digitalia Hispánica (Digitalia Publishing)This link opens in a new windowFeatures over 40,000 Spanish language eBooks and journals from renowned publishers in Spain and Latin America. Subject coverage is multidisciplinary, with scholarly resources in the Arts, Geography, Anthropology, Political Science, Technology, Health, Religion, Psychology, History, and more.
Presenta más de 40,000 libros electrónicos y revistas en español de editoriales de renombre en España y América Latina. La cobertura de las materias es multidisciplinaria, con recursos académicos en Las Artes, Geografía, Antropología, Ciencias Políticas, Tecnología, Salud, Religión, Psicología, Historia y más.
Gale eBooks (Gale Cengage Learning)This link opens in a new windowA comprehensive collection of reference resources such as subject-focused encyclopedias and dictionaries, available in a single database.
Gutenberg-eThis link opens in a new windowOffers electronic books, digitized primary sources, maps, photographs, and oral histories from a “collaborative effort between Columbia University Press and the American Historical Association."
PsycBooks (EBSCOhost)This link opens in a new windowContains chapters of books published by the American Psychological Association and other scholarly publishers.
R2 Digital Library (Rittenhouse)This link opens in a new windowR2 Digital Library is an eBook platform for health science collections featuring a comprehensive collection of medical, nursing, speech therapy/audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and allied health eBooks.
SAGE KnowledgeThis link opens in a new windowProvides reference resources such as subject-focused dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference materials published by SAGE.
Taylor & Francis eBooks (Taylor & Francis)This link opens in a new windowContains over 1,000 open access eBooks in several subjects, including humanities, politics and international relations, social sciences, and area studies.