Department or Faculty Resources

We, Cassy (Ms. Lee, USIC Librarian) and Jennifer (Ms. Wile, K12 e-Resource Librarian), want to help you and your students. Contact us about visiting the library, library class visits, specialized resource guides for your courses, research skills training for your students, or to discuss any collaboration ideas you have.

Popular resources

  • The Diplomat   To use off-campus, login with email and password usicpublic2022.
  • The Economist   Online version of the Economist with content from 1997. (US History in Context has coverage from 1988 - no images or color.) Current issues are also in Sora magazines.
  • New York Times 1851 through today   Select whether you are student or faculty and create an account with your TAS email address. Renew annually. app available
  • PressReader   1000s of full color magazines and newspapers from around the world in 100+ languages with Spanish, Japanese and Chinese content. Includes Washington Post, Bloomberg Business, and South China Morning Post. 
  • Sora   Full color popular magazines as well as magazines about literature, art and science. app available
  • Wall Street Journal     Ask at Circulation desk


  • Search across all the USIC subscription databases  through the search box above. 
  • Professional Development Collection and ERIC are educational databases with information that can support your teaching.

Kanopy - Stream Classic Cinema, Indie Film, and Top Documentaries Please Choose Carefully

Please note that if you click on a movie more than 3 times, we will be charged full price for that movie ($50.00). Try to find the trailer and description by searching Google and reading the Kanopy description.

Alexander Street

Alexander Street has some good educational content with documentaries, speech recordings, movies & news. (Video quality varies and there is some content not worth viewing.)

Thousands of educational videos, images, audio files, and ebooks including PBS full-length programs.


Netflix does allow for educational screenings of certain documentaries. Check Educational Screenings of Documentaries ( for more information.

Netflix "...will permit one-time educational screenings - "one-time screening" means that you can't hold screenings several times in one day or one week, but if, for example, you're an educator who wants to show the titles once a semester over multiple semesters, that's okay. "

Netflix does not offer subscriptions to school libraries.