The Colony Public Library

Reference Shelf

Directories and indexes for journals, essays, general literature, short stories, plays--plus the world's largest catalog.
Directory of Open Access Jrnls

Directory of Open Access Journals:

Indexing, abstracting, and free full text access for selected international scholarly journals in many subject areas.

Educational Administration

Educational Administration Abstracts:

Bibliographic records covering areas related to educational administration, including leadership, management, and research.

Ebsco Databases

Essay & General Literature Index:

Citations of records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain.

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Family Studies Abstracts:

Bibliographic records covering essential areas related to family studies, including marriage, divorce, family therapy and other areas



Contains all the records cataloged by OCLC member libraries worldwide. Access through the Library catalog (see below).

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

Information Science & Technology Abstracts:

Indexed resources covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval and information management.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts:

A leading database in the areas of information science.


OCLC WorldCat:

The world's largest library catalog--find items in libraries near you.

Ebsco Databases

Play Index:

Classic, historical and contemporary plays indexed with descriptive annotations to summarize plot and indicate musical requirements.

Race Relations Abstracts

Race Relations Abstracts:

Bibliographic records covering fundamental areas relevant to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, and immigration studies.

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Serials Directory:

Bibliographic information on thousands of U.S. and international serials.

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Short Story Index:

Detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, searchable by author, title, subject, date, theme, locale and literary technique.

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Accessing online resources through the Library catalog:

You can access these databases by logging into our catalog at with your Library card ID and password.

  • Your initial password is "userpass" and you will be asked to change it.

  • Click on Resources to the right of the Search box.You will see a list of our online resource categories drop down. Click on the arrow next to the category to view available sites. You can check one or more to search, or you can click on a title to go directly into the resource site.

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