New Database: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodical Collection

Partnering with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America’s people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, EBSCO provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 with the American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodical Collection. Five comprehensive series are available.

New Database: Periodicals Archive Online

Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically, providing access to the searchable full text of hundreds of titles. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.

Currently, Periodicals Archive Online contains over 700 journals comprising more than 3 million articles and 15 million article pages. Periodicals Archive Online continues to add new titles, to give undergraduate and graduate students, university faculty and libraries access to a growing collection of key journals in the humanities and social sciences.

Library Hours for Spring Semester 2018

Regular Spring 2018 Semester Hours

January 22 – May 4, 2018         [Jan. 22 – Jan. 28]         [As of Jan. 29]
Monday – Thursday                    7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.       7:30 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday                                           7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.        7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday                                       10 a.m. – 6 p.m.            10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday                                            noon – 8 p.m.               noon – 1 a.m.

Sunday, April 1 (Easter)                 6 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Featured Database: New York Times with Index

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times with Index

This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times.

Coverage: 1851 – 2014

Student Newspapers Now Available ONline

SUNY Cortland Student Newspapers, The Hilltop Press (1942-1971),The Press (1972-1990) and The Dragon Chronicle (1990-2013) can now be accessed online through the NYS Historic Newspapers project.

NYS Historic Newspapers provides free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York’s unique history



Ask a Librarian for Research Help

As the Semester winds down, final projects, papers & finals are foremost on your mind. Don’t panic! Ask A Librarian if you have difficulties finding scholarly resources for your research paper or project! Librarians are there to help you!

You can find a Librarian at the Research Assistance Desk in the Memorial Library Lobby or connect with us through Chat, Email, Phone or by Appointment in the  “Ask A Librarian” box on the Library Tab in myRedDragon.

When you have difficulties finding resources at 2:00am in the morning: chat with a librarian through AskUs 24/7! A librarian from another part of the country will help you find resources!   Ask for Help!

‘Food for Fines’ Will Help College Food Pantry

Memorial Library is offering a unique way for students to pay their overdue library fines while helping people in need.

The Food for Fines program runs from Monday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Dec. 15. Students may pay their fines by donating non-perishable, unopened, unexpired food in cans, boxes and plastic jars. Those who do not have fines are welcome to donate food.

Students will receive $1 off their overdue fine balance for each item of food donated. Replacement costs for lost or damaged books are excluded from this program.

Donations will be accepted during business hours at The Help Center in Memorial Library. The food will be delivered to the SUNY Cortland Cupboard located at the Interfaith Center.

For more information or to donate, stop by The Help Center in Memorial Library, call them at 607-753-2500, or email

Kanopy Video Streaming

We would like to reintroduce Kanopy, a Netflix-like video streaming service. It can be found by visiting the Library tab in myRedDragon. By clicking the Library Databases tab, you will find Kanopy in the list of databases alphabetical by title. You can also click here to start watching:

Kanopy offers a broad selection of over 26,000 streaming films, documentaries and training covering various educational topics and feature films: business, the arts, training, foreign language films, health sciences, media and communication, natural sciences, social sciences, teacher education and more.

Featured producers in Kanopy’s collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, First Run Features, BBC, Roland Collection, MVD, Seventh Art, Psychotherapy. net, Symptom, Media, Education Foundation, and hundreds of other leading producers.

The films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all students, faculty, and staff. The films have full public performance rights (as long as groups do not charge admission for showing the film) and have unlimited simultaneous use.

In addition to being able to browse the Kanopy website, records for individual films will soon begin appearing our library discovery tool.

If there is a film you would be interested to have available on Kanopy, please contact us. Kanopy is always looking to expand its collections and they will try to have it added if possible.

New Database: Informe Académico

The library now provides access to Informe Académico

Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material–not simply translations of English-language materials–on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish.

Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.