Online Indexes and Databases
Access to most of our electronic resources is governed by a license agreement unique to Thiel College. When you use an electronic resource, you will be visiting a website outside the College, and usage may be monitored by the licenser. Generally, you are allowed to download or print a reasonable quantity of material for your personal, non-commercial, educational use. If you have questions about permissible uses of an electronic resource, please ask a library staff member.
Most databases are available for off-campus use by students, faculty and staff. Please see a librarian for access instructions.
American National Biography | Full text
Reliable scholarly biographies of more than 17,400 deceased men and women in American history.
ArchiveGrid | Primary Sources | No full text
Nearly a million descriptions of archival collections owned by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies and archives worldwide.
Search historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives
CAMIO, Catalog of Art Museum Images Online | Primary Sources
High-quality art images from around the world contributed and described by leading museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Every work in CAMIO is represented by at least one high-resolution image and a description. Many have additional views of the work, sound, video and curatorial notes.
Categories: photographs, prints, sculptures, paintings, decorative arts, posters, costumes, utilitarian objects, and jewelry.
CQ Historic Documents | (1972 - ) | Primary Sources
Published annually, each volume includes approximately one hundred documents covering the most significant events of the year. Documents range from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.
CQ Researcher | (1991 - ) | Full text
Access limited to 5 simultaneous users. Please logoout when finished.
Published by CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Press, CQ examines contemporary issues that affect the public at large. Each issue focuses on a different topic with background, historical milestones, an overview of the current situation, future outlook and opposing viewpoints (plus bibliographies).
CQ Weekly | (1983 - 2009) | Full text
CQ Weekly reports on the activities of the United States Congress. Each issue provides announcements of upcoming Congressional events as well as a summary of the previous week's news, including the status of bills, committee and floor activity, debates and roll-call votes. This online, full-text version of the printed CQ Weekly is searchable by keyword and by floor vote. Users can also browse issues by date or by topic.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online | Full text
Provides access to the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. You can also use EB Online to search an Internet directory that includes thousands of related sites on the Internet.
JSTOR | Full text
Arts & Sciences I Collection: JSTOR's first collection includes 118 core journals in economics, history, political science, and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences. This collection also contains titles in ecology, mathematics, and statistics.
LexisNexis Academic | Full text
Provides access to news, business, medical, educational and legal (including law reviews, case law and legal rulings) sources. The sources include international, national, and regional newspapers; magazines; trade journals; newsletters; wire service reports; and transcripts of television and radio news programs.
New York Times Digital Microfilm, via ProQuest Digital Microfilm | (2009 - 3 months ago) | Full text
Provides full acess to the New York Times newspaper on microfilm. Searchable by date only.
Oxford English Dictionary (OED) | Full text
The OED serves as the accepted authority of the evolution of the English language since 1150. The text contains definitions for most of the words in the English language, information on their origins, and quotations showing their range of meanings from the time they entered the language to the present.
EBSCOhost is a collection of databases (listed below), many including full text articles. This general link will work for the topics below, except those noted.
Academic Search Premiere | (1984 - ) | Some full text
Indexes and abstracts journals in a large variety of topics; searchable collection of photos of people, natural science photos, photos of places, historical photos, maps and flags.
Biological & Agricultural Index Plus | (1983 - ) | Some full text
Indexes journals and book reviews in agricultural fields including agricultural research, chemicals, economics and engineering; also covers biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, physiology, zoology and other related fields.
Business Source Elite | (1985 - ) | Some full text
Covers journals in business, management, economics, finance, banking and accounting.
Communication & Mass Media Complete (CCMU) | 1915 (selected) to present | Some full text
Contains quality research articles in the areas related to communication studies and mass media, combining two major indexes, CommSearch and Mass Media Index. Provides access to bibliographic references, reviews, recent encyclopedias and handbooks and full text of journal articles. Depending on the journal, coverage may extend back to the first issue of a title.
Education Source | (1983 - ) | Some full text
Covers 400 leading periodicals encompassing all areas of concern to today's educators, including administration, teaching methods, and curriculum.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) | (1966 - ) | Some full text
Indexes published and unpublished sources on all aspects of education and educational research. ERIC also indexes library and information science. Incorporates ERIC Digests, full-text short reports on topics of current interest in education.
Environment Complete | 1940's (selected) to present | Some full text
Offers deep coverage in the subject areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, urban planning, and more. Contains more than 1,957,000 records from more than 1,700 domestic and international titles going back to the 1940s (including 1,125 active core titles). The database also contains full text for more than 680 journals and 120 monographs.
Literary Reference Center (different link) | Some full text
Contains plot summaries, synopses, work overviews, articles/essays of literary criticism, in-depth author biographies, literary journals, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems and short stories, author interviews, and classic texts. In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism, The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, and MagillOnLiterature Plus™.
MedLine | (1966 - ) | Some full text
Indexes journals in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and preclinical sciences.
PsycArticles | (1988 - ) | Full text
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), PsycArticles is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 140,000 articles from over 60 journals published by the APA.
Regional Business News | Some full text
Comprehensive index for regional business publications from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Materials indexed include business journals, newspapers, and newswires.
(The) Serials Directory
Provides up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information and pricing for over 178,500 U.S. and international periodicals.
FirstSearch provides access to the collection of reference databases below.
ArticleFirst | (1990 - ) | No full text
Search and browse articles and tables of contents from thousands of journals. Contains bibliographic citations that describe items listed on the table of contents pages of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.
OAIster | Primary sources | Full text
A union catalog of 19 million+ digital resources from over 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan and harvested using OAI-PMH (the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting). Digital resources in OAIster include items such as: Digitized (i.e., scanned) books and articles, Born-digital texts, Audio files (e.g., wav, mp3), Images (e.g., tiff, gif), Movies (e.g., mp4, quicktime), Datasets (e.g., downloadable statistics files).
WorldAlmanac (World Almanacs) | Full text
Includes the contents of The World Almanac and Book of Facts, The World Almanac of the U.S.A., The World Almanac of U.S. Politics, The World Almanac for Kids, and Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia.
WorldCat | No full text available
The WorldCat database is the world's most comprehensive bibliography with bibliographic records representing information spanning 4,000 years. It is the OCLC Online Union Catalog of information contributed by OCLC member libraries worldwide. Includes books, videos, journals, microfiche, web sites, and much more.
WorldCatDissertations (Dissertation Abstracts)
(1861 - ) | Dissertation abstracts since 1980, theses since spring 1988
Covers every doctoral dissertation completed in the U.S. at accredited institutions for the last 150 years. Includes some master's theses and foreign language dissertations.
Salem Press offers full text access to all volumes of the books below. All links listed are primary sources.