Eighteenth Century Journals

Bringing together rare journals printed between c.1685 and 1835, this Adam Matthews Resource illuminates all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Topics covered are wide-ranging and include colonial life, provincial and rural affairs, the French and American revolutions, reviews of literature and fashion throughout Europe, political debates, and London coffee house gossip and discussion.

This OSU trial will be available until May 3, 2023. Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form

What is happening?

The OSU Libraries proxy authentication software is now only available through the new proxy URL (see below). There should be no anticipated disruption of service. While every effort will be made to ensure all proxied links work correctly, it is possible that a small portion of proxied links on our sites may still not work correctly. Any link still pointing to the previous proxy URL will no longer work correctly.

What is the new Proxy URL?

As of August 31, all proxied online resources links should begin with the following prefix:


For example:


Any links beginning with the previous proxy prefix will no longer work as of August 31.

Previous Proxy URL


How does this affect library users? 

Library users should not see much change because proxied links should all be updated behind the scenes prior to the migration. Some users may encounter access problems if they have not updated their bookmarks, course pages, or other links to the library’s electronic resources. 

To get help Please contact us with any access issues you encounter.

The SciTech Premium Collection includes the Natural Science Collection and Technology Collection databases and provides full-text titles from around the world, including scholarly journals, trade and industry journals, magazines, technical reports, conference proceedings, government publications and more. For researchers who need to conduct comprehensive literature reviews, this database includes specialized, editorial-controlled A & I resources for discovery of relevant scholarly research and technical literature critical to the discipline.

Gale Full-text search results in 1Search have been problematic lately. We are working with the vendor to resolve the problem, but the problem is taking some time for them to resolve. In the meantime, here a few tips for working around these:


When Gale Full-text links in a 1Search result lead to an error page, the full-text may actually still be available in a Gale database.

Try navigating directly to the Gale database, and search for the article there: https://guides.library.oregonstate.edu/az.php?v=27193

Sometimes Gale results will be part of a Multi-match record set (when the “See All” button appears):

Clicking the “See All” button will offer more record choices:

You can try the links in one of the individual records. Sometimes they actually work:

SAGE Research Methods contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.

SAGE Research Methods Cases are stories of how real research projects were conducted. The collection provides more than 1100 case studies, showing the challenges and successes of doing research, written by the researchers themselves.  They explain why the researchers chose the methods they did, how they overcame problems in their research and what they might have done differently with hindsight: the realities of research that are missing from journal articles and textbooks.

SAGE Research Methods Datasets is a collection of teaching datasets and instructional guides that give students a chance to learn data analysis by practicing themselves. Through practicing analysis using real data from SAGE Research Methods Datasets, students can see how analytic decisions are made, helping them to become confident researchers.

SAGE Research Methods Video contains more than 125 hours of video, including tutorials, case study videos, expert interviews, and more, covering the entire research methods and statistics curriculum. Videos can also be embedded into course management systems for exam preparation. Through these videos, students can find extra help and support to guide them through every step of their research project and succeed in their research methods course.


These OSU trials will be available until April 15, 2019. Please tell us what you think. Comments on these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.


Education Magazine Archive provides access to the digitized backfiles of 26 major magazines and trade publications in the field of education, dating from the early 20th century through to the 21st. The publications cover a wide range of educational topics, from general titles (e.g. American Teacher, Times Educational Supplement), to subject-specific publications (e.g. Mathematics Teaching, Technology and Engineering Teacher), titles aimed at educational leaders (English Leadership Quarterly), and material devoted to women and ethnic minorities in education (Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Black Collegian). Many educational sectors and levels are represented from early years teaching (e.g. Teaching K-8) to higher education (Higher Education Management and Policy), from vocational education (Techniques) to independent schools (Conference & Common Room) and distance learning (Mailbox Teacher).


Chicago Defender (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 1909-1975


Detroit Free Press (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 1831-1999


St. Louis Post Dispatch (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) 1874-2003

OSU Extended Campus has generously funded access to the The New York Times Digital Edition. Register here to begin enjoying *full access to NYTimes.com and the NYTimes.com smartphone apps. NYTimes.com provides full access to New York Times and International New York Times content, including breaking news, multimedia, blogs, videos and more. *(Does not include Crosswords and Times Insider. Unlimited access provided for content newer than 1980 and older than 1923. Access to content within the date range 1923-1980 is limited to 5 articles per day.)


The Philosophy Documentation Center is a non-profit publisher of reference materials, scholarly journals, book series, conference proceedings, and other materials in a variety of disciplines such as philosophy, business and professional ethics, catholic tradition, history, language and Literature, Religion. The publications are from a variety of countries. While most content is in English, some material in French, German, Spanish, Korean, Russian, and Chinese is also available.


Through March 31, 2018, the full-text of all e-journal content in Philosophy Documentation Center (over 170 titles) is available to the OSU Community.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on this resource can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.

This OSU Trial has been extended through 3/31/2016.

Please tell us what you think. Comments on these resources can be submitted on the electronic resource evaluation form.


The China Academic Journals Full-text Database is an extensive Chinese journal database that comprises Science and Technology publications in subject areas such as Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Biology Environmental Science Architecture, and Engineering. Also included are publications focused on Agriculture, Medicine, Literature, History, Philosophy, and Economics. Content dates for some titles span as early as 1951, and much current content is available for many included titles.