Online Resources

Meem Library subscribes to several scholarly online resources. These online resources can be accessed from the computers located on the first floor of the library, from one’s dorm room, and in the faculty and student computer labs. Britannica Academic, The Chicago Manual of Style, The Digital Dictionary of Buddhism, Digital Loeb Classical Library, FirstSearch, Gale Reference Databases, JSTOR, Mango Languages, Naxos Spoken Word Library, and the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) can be accessed by current St. John’s faculty, students, and staff from home via remote patron authentication using your college network login credentials. The Chronicle of Higher Education can be accessed by using your St. John’s College email to create an account within the site.

If you would like assistance on how to use the online resources, or how to connect to these resources, please contact Jennifer Sprague by phone at 505-984-6041 or via email at jennifer.sprague(at)


Online Databases

  • Britannica Academic – A general reference resource that provides access to updated reference articles, journals/periodicals, images, videos, the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, and other resources.
  • The Chicago Manual of Style – This site provides tips on style, usage, and grammar. Digitized searchable copies of the 16th and 17th editions are also available.
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education – Updated every weekday, this resource provides news articles and information pertinent to college faculty, staff, and administrators. It also includes a searchable archive and current job listings. Current students, faculty, and staff may use their college email to create an account within the CHE site to access articles remotely.
  • Digital Dictionary of Buddhism – A compilation of Buddhist texts and terms.
  • Digital Loeb Classical Library – A comprehensive and searchable electronic version of the print Loebs.
  • FirstSearch – An index that combines thousands of libraries’ holdings into one database, including books, AV materials, and journals.
  • Gale Reference Databases – InfoTrac, Expanded Academic ASAP with full-text articles, etc.
  • JSTOR – A database of archival scholarly journals with full-text articles.
  • Mango Languages – This language learning resource provides lessons for over 70 world languages and dialects.
  • Naxos Spoken Word Library – This audiobook streaming resource provides access to thousands of titles, including many Program readings, as well as texts in French and German. New titles are added monthly. Please contact Jennifer Sprague at jennifer.sprague(at) to get the login credentials for the NSWL mobile app.
  • Oxford English Dictionary – An electronic version of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), an authoritative guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over half a million words.

Student Writing Resources

Current students can access essay writing tips, information about senior essays, and sample student essays, along with short video tutorials. Access to our writing resources is limited to current students and faculty. For additional assistance, please contact Presidential Fellow for Academic Support & Writing Coordinator Ken Baumann or Tutor and Writing Archon Marsaura Shukla.

Library Sites

Electronic Texts

Language Resources