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Discovery Search!

Use EBSCO Discovery Service to search our entire collection of books and articles.

Articles Databases

EBSCO - general resources as well as specific collections for Franklin's areas of study.

JSTOR - archive of scholarly journal articles and reviews.

Project MUSE - full-text humanities source from Johns Hopkins.

Directory of Open Access Journals - includes business, economic, and social sciences subject matter.

Nexis Uni - features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types.

Encyclopaedia Judaica - the standard work on Judaism, includes more than 21,000 signed entries on Jewish life, culture, history and religion.

Oxford Handbooks - research starters in many different fields.


EBSCO eBooks – a collection of nearly 200,000 eBooks

Project Gutenberg - an ambitious program to get all the important world literature online, more than 4,000 texts are included.

Humanities E-Book - digital collection of nearly 2,800 full-text titles offered by the ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies).

Google Books - some previews and some full books.

Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes - Spanish-language eBooks.

National Academies Press - free PDFs of many National Academies Press books.

For books physically owned by the Library, consult the Library Catalog - The catalog displays books in both the Grace Library and Fowler Learning Commons. Non-English books and math and science books (call numbers 500-649) are located at the Fowler Learning Commons; all others are at the Grace Library. The catalog will tell you a book's call number and whether it is available for checkout.


Statista - a provider of data and graphs

UN data - a variety of statistical resources compiled by the United Nations (UN) statistical system and other international agencies.

Art and Images databases

ARTstor - an art image database.

Smarthistory - offers over 1500 videos and essays on art.


Pons - is an online dictionary, text translator and vocabulary trainer.  From and to over 9 languages.

Looking for a Particular Journal? provides that information. Find the journal alphabetically by title and then follow the link.

Managing your Citations

RefWorks is designed to help researchers easily gather, manage, store and share all types of information, as well as generate citations and bibliographies. Franklin University Switzerland has a site license for this service. If you are new to RefWorks you can sign up for an individual account. If you have used it before simply go to the log-in page and log-in. Further information can be found at the RefWorks home page.