Search all Five College libraries at once, or limit to Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, or UMass/Amherst.

Full text e-books in the humanities, from the the American Council of Learned Societies and other learned societies and academic publishers.

Directory of primary source materials in U.S., U.K., and Irish repositories.

Detailed archival collection descriptions & finding aids from libraries, museums, historical societies & archives in the US.

1979 to present

Information on all books (scholarly, popular, adult, juvenile, reprint, etc.) on all subjects currently published and distributed in the U.S. With out-of-print titles from 1979 to the present.

Publication and price information for German books, videos, etc.

Smith College is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which acquires and preserves "unique and little-known documents." The collections, which number about five million items, are international in scope and made available to researchers at member institutions through interlibrary loan, electronic delivery, and on-site use at CRL in Chicago. Read more....


Contains over 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to books and pamphlets about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

Indexes the full text of a growing number of books. For some books complete text is online; for others only a small portion. No printing or downloading.

Full-text books & journals digitized by HathiTrust partner libraries, Google, the Internet Archive, etc. Includes searchable access to over 10 million volumes total; 3.5 million public domain volumes are fully viewable online. Since Smith College is a member institution, Smith students, faculty and staff may download entire full texts as PDFs. Complements Google Books.

Searchable digital collections, including photos (esp. the Howes Brothers Collection), objects, artifacts & maps; the Historic House Inventory, indexed plot map of the Old Burial Grounds & full-text of The Hampshire Gazette, 1786+ (in progress).

Fully searchable collection of 2000+ high-quality books in the humanities from 1880 to present.

Online version of Kristeller's comprehensive finding list of Renaissance humanistic manuscripts. Search or browse by keyword, country, city, library, and library collection.

Focuses on the changing nature of everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th & early 20th centuries. Categories include entertainment; the book trade; popular prints; crimes, murders & executions; and advertising. Trials ends 11/30/15.

Streaming educational & feature films across all disciplines, with films from the BBC, California Newsreel, Criterion, PBS & many others.

Libweb currently lists over 2400 pages from libraries in over 70 countries.

The major collection of Greek & Latin texts, continuously updated. Highly searchable, with single- & dual-language reading modes; marking & annotation features, plus tools for sharing; ability to create & save bookshelf.


More than 25,000 English-language books published by Springer and its subsidiary imprints, covering every scientific discipline and some coverage of the social sciences & humanities. Includes access to Springer's Print on Demand Service (MyCopy).

all dates

Extensive catalog (OCLC) of books, serials, media, web resources, and more worldwide.

Streaming Media

1700s - 1960

Streaming audio; songs by and about miners, native Americans, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers & cowboys. Genres include country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, blues, gospel & shape note singing. With liner notes.