Library Resources

Most of these resources are restricted to Kimball Union Academy users. For off-campus access, email for help.  See also the Libguides for your topic.


All books in the KUA library, including ebooks, and all other physical materials in the library (DVDs, CD audiobooks, etc.)
Articles in all subjects from popular magazines, academic journals, newspapers, and some reference books. (Includes the content of Academic Search Premier, GreenFILE, and other EBSCO databases).
Full-text archive of 1500 scholarly journal articles in all subjects.
Oxford Reference
100+ reference works, including many of the acclaimed Oxford Companions and the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. For the OED, see above.
The highly regarded general encyclopedia, with supplementary materials. Not to be confused with the limited free version.
Britannica ImageQuest
Millions of rights-cleared images (photos, illustrations, and artwork) for all subjects.

History & Social Studies

Articles covering business and economics.
CQ Researcher
These in-depth reports make a great starting point for topical and issues-based research on current events.
Information about countries, U.S. states, and Canadian provinces, including statistics, geography, population, industries, and cultural traditions.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Specialized encyclopedias including The Encyclopedia of World Biography; History Behind the Headlines; and American Decades, 1900-1999.
Proquest Historical Newspapers
Full text and page images of The New York Times (1851-2007).
Proquest Newsstand
U.S. newspapers from the 1990s to the present.
Salem History and Literature
A collection of ebooks including Countries, Peoples, and Cultures; American Presidents; American First Ladies; The World Political Yearbook; and the Great Events and Great Lives series.

Language & Literature

Bloom's Literature
Comprehensive reference for literary reference and analysis.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Specialized encyclopedias including Novels for Students and The Encyclopedia of World Biography.
Oxford Dictionaries
Dictionaries for all modern languages taught at KUA, along with several others (Arabic, Russian, Portuguese) and English.
Oxford English Dictionary
The OED is the definitive English-language dictionary.
Salem History and Literature
A collection of ebooks including the Critical Insights covering specific novels, writers, and themes.


The preeminent database of images for art, including AP Art History; also includes supporting materials for AP US History and other history and literature curricula.
Oxford Art Online
Another essential database for art research, with articles, biographies, and images.
Oxford Music Online

An essential resource for music research on composers, performers, conductors, individual works, instruments and notation, forms and genres and biographies.


Access Science
Articles on science and technology, annual reports on advances in many fields, biographies of scientists, illustrations and graphics, and leads to other science literature. 
Global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more in scholarly, government and general-interest publications. The database has a mix of full-text articles and references to articles located elsewhere. The librarians can help find most of the articles that not included in full. 


Articles covering business and economics.


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Library - Libguides

The librarians have created Libguides for many assignments and topics. These guides point both to the library's subscription databases and reliable sources freely available on the Internet.

Citing Sources

Use NoodleTools to organize your notes and cite your sources.
The OWL guide is a quick guide to proper citation, with examples.

Library Catalogs

Beyond KUATalk to the librarians to request books through Inter-Library Loan.
Town of Plainfield Libraries
Plainfield and Meriden public libraries
Books held at Dartmouth College.
Search libraries around the country and the world.

Audiobooks, E-books and Reading for Fun

New Hampshire Downloadable Books (login required; see the librarians to sign up. For instructions by format and by device click here.)
Popular books to read or listen to on your own device.

Reading for Fun! (a guide to suggested reads compiled by your friendly librarians).


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