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World Bank eLibrary

World Bank eLibraryThe World Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance. In support of its mission—to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity—the World Bank conducts and publishes research on a broad range of global and regional issues.

The World Bank eLibrary is a subscription-based website and has been serving the unique needs of researchers and librarians since 2003. Built on a new state-of-the-art platform, access to World Bank research and knowledge is faster, easier, and more convenient than ever.

The eLibrary offers full-text access to the complete backlist of all books, working papers, and journal articles published by the World Bank since the 1990s. Content in the eLibrary is carefully curated to meet the highest academic and editorial standards.

Phillips Library’s subscription to World Bank eLibrary can be accessed from our Database A-Z listing.

Library Databases


New Research Guides


Theology Research Guide




Catholic Research Resources Alliance


U.S. Catholic History Research Guide

Sport Management Sources

Case Studies in Sport ManagementPhillips Library users now have access to Case Studies in Sport Management, a peer-reviewed e-journal that enhances the discipline through the dissemination of teaching cases across varied topics consistent with the COSMA Common Professional Component topical areas, including sport management, marketing, finance, and law.

Other resources for Sport Management:

Articles from the most important scholarly business journals dating back to 1886.
This database includes well over 1.7 million records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800
Find sports market research and industry news, sports participation, consumer expenditures, marketing, facilities and teams.
Access to the Who, What, When & Where of the Sports Industry

MSM JSTOR collection grows

A big enhancement to the library’s digital pile is now ready to use.  We recently purchased more back-file periodicals from JSTOR in the following collections:

Arts & Sciences VIII  includes core humanities disciplines including history, Language & Literature, Art & Art History, and Education. This collection also includes a group of rare 19th and early 20th century American Art periodicals digitized as part of a special project undertaken with the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. This collection also includes journals in Philosophy, Classical Studies, and Music.

Arts & Sciences IX  includes Business and the Social Sciences.  Journals from more than 25 countries provide outstanding international diversity, and rare materials bring unique depth to the collection, with research covering Archaeology, Anthropology, Sociology, Business, Economics, Population Studies, and Political Science.

Arts & Sciences X has broad coverage in Business and the Social Sciences. Sociology, Education, Public Policy & Administration, and the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine are all represented in this collection, and titles that are cross-listed in the Business III Collection contribute scholarship in the fields of Business, Economics, and Finance.

Arts & Sciences XI contains journals in the humanities, with scholarship in core fields of Language & Literature, History, and Art & Art History. Comprising a minimum of 125 titles, the collection includes important journals in Classical Studies, Architecture & Architectural History, and Music.

Arts & Sciences XII expands our coverage of the Social Sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal. Law, Political Science, and Education content anchors the collection, and other titles in Criminology and Criminal justice, History,  Social Work, Psychology, and Sociology complement JSTOR’s offerings in the Social Sciences. Additional titles span African studies, Asian studies, Language and Literature, and Middle East studies.

Arts & Sciences XIII adds an increasingly international set of journals in disciplines including Language & Literature, Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Religion. Represented subdisciplines include European church history and the literature of the American West.The Arts & Sciences XIII Collection also complements JSTOR content in History, Music, and Classical Studies.

To access our JSTOR collection go to our Databases A-Z page.   You may also access MSM JSTOR content through a Google search because Google and JSTOR work together.

A listing of our JSTOR collections may be found here.



Citing sources made “easy”


Nothing about library research and citing sources is really easy, but we can help ease the stress with EasyBib.

EasyBib is a citation creation tool that is fast and accurate. It also provides research help and note-taking services to help you organize tasks throughout the discovery and writing processes.

Although EasyBib has free and subscription versions for individuals, the Phillips Library subscribes to a campus-wide version of EasyBib.  This version has additional options that include full integration with our new library catalog (WorldCat).  To use the library’s EasyBib subscription, go to the Databases list on our website.

There’s a new way to search for library resources.


Phillips Library has joined a very large library consortium (OCLC) that lowers our operating costs and expands access to our print and digital resources.

The WorldCat search box found on our website provides a quick way to begin a search of our library resources and those of the thousands of OCLC member libraries in Maryland and beyond.

With WorldCat you can search the world’s largest library catalog (It’s even bigger than Amazon! )  and then export search results into our interlibrary loan system (ILLiad).  There’s also an option for you to create personalized book lists that can be saved in your WorldCat account.

Check out the search box and WorldCat soon and let us know if you have difficulties.   As in all of the wonderful world of information technology, WorldCat has idiosyncrasies that require some explaining.


MSM Archives are now in the Phillips Library.

rhoadssignThe rebirth of the Mount’s archives operation is almost complete.   During the summer of 2014, these historic and fascinating records were brought out of storage and are now in the Phillips Library’s lower level where they can easily be accessed by students and faculty.

The main collection is located in the new compact shelving area. Access to these mobile shelving units is controlled by a pass code, so you will need to contact a librarian for assistance.  We’ve also created a new Archives Study Room adjacent to the shelving units that provides a secure display area for relics and space for researchers to delve into files.

Since archives collections are unique and valuable to the University, the conditions of their use will be somewhat different from that of the library’s other collections.

Library staff are available to expedite access and use of the Archives.  The Rhoads Archives website may provide background information on the files and inspire you to use them.