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Introduction to Library Resources and Research (HC)


The Haverford libraries provide campus-wide access to major news sources whether you are here at the college or away.  See this document for details on how to connect to these titles.

  • New York Times - Sign up for access once a year and choose delivery options to your email. Includes bonus digital access to News, Cooking, Wirecutter, and NYT Audio.  If you are looking for older articles (1851-2017), use the Proquest Historical database of the New York Times.     Icon
  • Washington Post - Activate your individual subscription.  The paper specializes in political and foreign relations reporting.   Icon
  • Wall Street Journal - Register for access. Refresh your access once a year to confirm your affiliation with Haverford. Financial and business coverage. Icon
  • The Atlantic - Directions for access. When connecting through Tripod, use the link The Atlantic. This magazine covers political, cultural and social issues and includes website-only features. It is recognized for its investigative reports and excellence in writing.   Icon
  • Chronicle of Higher Education - No account needed. Use the H iconNews, opinion and reports on research focusing on U.S. colleges and universities  Icon
  • Daily Chatter - Register for a subscription. Newsletter featuring stories from around the world with an emphasis on significance and context.  

In addition to the New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, Haverford political science faculty recommend: 

  • The Economist - Weekly analysis of news and issues worldwide published in Britain   Icon
  • Financial Times - British newspaper devoted to global economics and politics   Icon
  • Foreign Policy -  This U.S.-based magazine focuses on current events.   Icon

For more sources, see these listings of U.S., international, alternative and historical newspapers and websites. 


To find films that are available in the Tri-College libraries, you have options both for streaming films and for DVDs.

Streaming Films

Access films we currently have from Kanopy through this link.  Log into the Haverford account with your credentials.  On the Create Your Account page, choose SKIP.  The films you then see on the Browse pages are all available streaming. These films also have records in the Tripod catalog.  You can see the full list of Kanopy films in Tripod.

When you are in the Kanopy database, if you use the search function,  you will see many more films featured.  However, we only have paid access for the films on the Browsing pages.  If you come across a film that says Get Access, check Tripod to see if we have streaming access from a different company or a DVD copy of the film.

Access any of the films we currently have from Swank through this link    This will open to the Haverford Proxy page.  Sign in with your credentials to access the Swank landing page.

Streaming films are also available from AVON (Academic Video Online) See in particular its collections of New World Cinema (including Scent of Green Papaya)  and Sony Picture Classics (including Call Me by Your Name)

Films in the Tripod Catalog

Go to  the Advanced Tripod search.  Change Material Type from All Items to VideosEnter the name of a film, a director or actor in the search box.  You can also search by subjects and keywords to create a list you can browse:

    japan [Subject]  AND anime [Keyword]    Limited to Material Type Videos    Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

  india [Subject] AND "feature film*"[Keyword]  NOT documentary Limited to Material Type Videos, Sorted newest films first    Connect from Bryn Mawr College   Icon  Icon

**  Try opening a search above and replace one of the topics with your subject interest.

Tripod records for streaming films will include a link. Many of the films are available only as DVDs from the Tri-College libraries. You can request them through Tripod once you have signed in with your username and password.  They will be sent to Haverford for your use.  The libraries have computers that play DVDs.  There are also portable DVD players that you can borrow from the Access Services office on Level 1 in Lutnick Library.