Library Services for LUOA
Conduct Research Backed by Scholarly Sources with LUOA’s Online Databases
Liberty University’s Online Academy offers your student access to a valuable trove of scholarly sources that can be used to produce effective, meaningful research. Whether your student is conducting research for an essay, preparing for a presentation, or simply interested in learning more about topics of particular interest to them, our online databases are at their disposal. Learn more about which online databases we offer below:
- EBSCO Primary School: a full-text database providing popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries, and a vast image collection.
- EBSCO Secondary School: the premier library resource for LUOA. It provides access to 5,000 academic journals, encyclopedias, 1.7 million images, and 11,000 electronic books.
- Proquest Central: our largest article database. It includes articles from more than 10,000 journals.
- American History in Video: provides the largest and richest online video collection for the study of American history, with 2,000 hours and more than 5,000 titles available. The collection allows students to analyze historical events and their presentation over time through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
- British Periodicals Online: provides access to hundreds of magazines and journals from the late 17th century to the early 20th century.
- Digital National Security Archives: consisting of declassified government documents from 1945 to the present, this resource is excellent for the study of U.S. policy — including military, intelligence, diplomatic, and human rights dimensions.
- Music Periodicals Database: provides information about several hundred international music publications from over 20 countries as well as articles from more than 140 music journals.
- Periodicals Archive Online: a major collection of older scholarly magazines in subject areas such as the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The database covers more than 2 centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
- World History in Video: a wide-ranging collection of critically acclaimed documentaries that allow students to explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late 20th century. The video content offered is global in scope — covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania. Upon completion, the collection will contain 1,000 hours of streaming video that offers access to more than 1,750 critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.
*Note: LUOA login credentials may be required to access the resources above.
You can find much of the world’s great literature here, with a focus on works no longer under copyright. For example, Project Gutenberg includes:
Here, you can browse books by subject to brainstorm ideas for research papers. Open Library provides free access to books that are no longer under copyright; books that are still under copyright can be accessed once you create a free account. You can borrow up to 5 books at a time!
LibriVox contains a large collection of audiobooks, particularly classics and other works no longer under copyright.
The Library of Congress has digitized many of its collections, including historical documents, newspapers, maps, letters, and other primary sources.
Bartleby provides access to a number of well-known collections and reference materials, including the following:
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Jerry Falwell Library
Dual Enrollment students have access to the Jerry Falwell Library‘s vast collection of scholarly sources and online databases.