Research Database: General Reference

  • Foundation Directory

    US Foundations, corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities. Contact for login and password. This database is restricted to WHOI users only.

  • Google Scholar

    From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations.

  • GPO Monthly Catalog

    1976+ Publications of the U.S. Government Printing Office.

  • Infotrac

    1980+ Collection of databases covering a wide variety of topics from health to social sciences for levels

  • Ingenta

    1988+ Searchable database of more than 30,000 multi-disciplinary journals. Full-text available via MBLWHOI Library subscriptions or credit card.

  • Internet Archive (access the WayBack Machine)

    A digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

  • ISI Science Citation Index (Web of Science)

    1965+ Citation Index with cited reference searching which tracks articles that have cited a specific work by an author.


    JSTOR offers a high-quality, interdisciplinary archive to support scholarship and teaching. It includes archives of over one thousand leading academic journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

  • LexisNexis Academic

    Newspaper and magazine searching;  business and industry information & directories; company profiles; legal research;  laws; patents; codes & regulations; medical information; general reference sources.

  • Medline Plus

    Information provider: National Library of Medicine Consumer health information, includes health topics and tutorials, drug information, dictionaries and current health news.