The Hiram College Library provides access to more than 100 databases. Most of these are online versions of periodical indexes that are designed to tell you which issues of which periodicals have articles on a particular topic. In some cases, there are links to the full-text of the articles; in other cases you will need to determine if the library subscribes to the periodical in question. The remainder of the databases are full-text collections of works such as poetry or single tiles, such as Book in Print.
19th Century U. S. Newspapers. Every article, illustration, and advertisement from cover to cover in hundreds of U.S. newspapers published in the 19th century, including 11 from Ohio.
ACM Digital Library. Provides the full-text of 10 journals and 13 transactions published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), plus two journals co-sponsored by ACM. Most of the journals are covered from the first issue to the present. You can search the entire database (not all full-text is available to Hiram users) or browse by a specific journal.
ACS Publications. Also known as the ACS Legacy Archives, this database provides the full-text of journals published by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Most coverage is from volume 1, issue 1 to the present. Newer issues are also available through OhioLINK's Electronic Journal Center.
ACS Style Guide. The official style manual of the American Chemical Society and is the definitive reference for chemists writing for publication. As such, it goes far beyond citation rules and creating a bibliography, which are covered in Chapter 14. A print version is available in the library’s Reference Collection.
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998. Searchable full-text of some 270 newspapers, including seven from Ohio. Coverage begins Freedom's Journal, the first African American newspaper published in the U.S. in 1827.
Agricola (EBSCO). Produced by the National Agricultural Library, the database includes citations for books, journal articles, reports, and other materials concerning agriculture and related disciplines. The EBSCO version adds a Find It link for other citations so you can determine if the Hiram College Library provides access to that article.
Agricola (Free). The National Agricultural Library provides access to its library catalog for books and some other materials, as well as a separate search for journal article citations, which also includes books chapters. Links to the full-text are not provided.
Alexander Street Video. A streaming video platform providing access to thousands of videos (with no overlap with Kanopy), mostly documentary in nature. Among the collections are Bullfrog Films, Icarus Films, BBC, Filmakers Library, Sony Pictures Classics, and more.
Alt Healthwatch. A full-text database focusing on complementary, holistic, and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Covers more than 170 reports, proceedings, newsletters, and periodicals, plus pamphlets and book excerpts.
American Antiquarian Society Comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 from the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. You can search the entire collection or one of five time periods.:
If you would like to search through all of these collections at once:
American Civil War Newspapers, 1840-1877. Economic, military, political and social aspects of America's deadliest war. Coverage throughout the war and into the critical postwar period. More than 150 newspapers, including major titles from every region of the U.S.
American Civil War: Letters and Diaries. Gathers 400 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs to providing thousands of views on almost every aspect of the war. The sources yield some 100,000 pages of text, including 4,000 facsimile pages of previously unpublished manuscript material.
America: History and Life. Indexes more than 2,000 journals covering American and Canadian history from prehistory to the present. Also includes citations to relevant book reviews and dissertations.
American Indians and the American West. Consists of 36 separate collections of U.S. government publications, correspondence, histories, and personal narratives that document the interaction between Native Americans and whites, especially the Army and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Covers 1809-1971.
The American & English Literature Collection. Contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.
Subcollections with the American & English Literature Collection include: Poetry: African-American Poetry 1700-1900 ; 20th Cent. African-American Poetry ; American Poetry 1600-1900 ; 20th Cent. American Poetry ; English Poetry ; 20th Cent. English Poetry Drama: American Drama ; English Prose Drama 1280-1915 ; English Verse Dramas 13th-19th Centuries Fiction: Early American Fiction 1774-1850 ; 18th Cent. Fiction 1700-1800 Also: Bibliography of American Literature ; Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare ; William Butler Yeats Collection ; The Bible in English
American City Business Journals. This free to all database contains the searchable full-text from 39 metropolitan business newspapers, all published by American City Business Journals, Inc. covering 1996 to the present, the database includes publications from Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo, among others.
American Memory Project. - More than 7 million items from some 100 historical collections at the Library of Congress.
American Periodicals Series. Full-text of more than 1,000 periodicals published in the United States between 1741 and 1900. Includes general interest magazine, women's magazines, and scientific and medical journals. A great resource for American history and literature.
American Politics and Society from Kennedy to Watergate. The 1960s were a time of upheaval and change. These documents cover that time period – the presidencies of Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Includes FBI files on the Weather Underground, transcripts of four Watergate trials, oral histories of the Johnson administration, and much more.
American Film Scripts Online Series, volume 1. Provides the full-text of more than 1,000 scripts of American cinema's greatest classic films. This collection contains detailed, fielded information on the scenes, characters and people related to the scripts. In addition, the database includes facsimilie images for more than 500 of these screenplays. Among the films included are From Here to Eternity, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, Casablanca, American Gigolo, Raging Bull, The Maltese Falcon, Blade Runner, Body Heat, Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot, The African Queen, Rebel Without a Cause, North by Northwest, and The Sting.
Archives of Sexuality and Gender: LGBTQ History and Culture Since 1940. Primary source material from hundreds of institutions and organizations, both U.S. and international. Includes material from major international activist organizations and local, grassroots groups, as well as gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health.
ARTstor Digital Library. The Artstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.6 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding international museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.
Art Full Text (1984 - ). A comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture.
Content Includes: Full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995 High-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals Indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations Indexing of nearly 200,000 art reproductions A database-specific thesaurus
Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984. Features coverage of English-language periodicals, yearbooks and museum bulletins published in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch.
ATLA Religion Index. Religion Index, produced by the American Theological Society, is the index to journal articles, book reviews, and essay collections in all areas of religious studies. coverage begins in 1949 and includes more than one million citations from more than 1,400 international journals and 14,000 multi-authored works.
Bartleby.com Preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse. Bartleby provides students, researchers, and like minded individuals with unlimited access to books and information on the web for free. Popular resources found on Bartleby include Roget's Thesaurus, Bartletts Quotations, Harvards Classics, Bulfinch's Mythology
Bibliography of British and Irish History. Provides bibliographic data for books, essays within books, and journal articles on historical writing dealing with the British Isles, and with the British Empire and Commonwealth, for all time periods.
Bibliography of Native North Americans. Indexes books, essays, journal articles, and government documents related to all aspects of native North American history, culture, and life.
Biography Reference Bank. Narrative articles drawn from a variety of standard reference sources, on more than a half million people from antiquity to the present. Also includes periodical articles, interviews, speeches, and obituaries.
Biosis Previews. The key indexing source in biology, it covers nearly 6,000 journals published around the world.
Birds of North America. Provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 700+ species of birds breeding in the US (including Hawaii) and Canada.
Black Studies Center. Includes scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, reference books, and more related to the black experience. Consists of four basic components: Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience (interdisciplinary essays, videos, and images); The International Index to Black Periodicals Full-Text (journal articles); Newpapers (full-text of 7 black newspapers, including the Cleveland Call & Post) and Black Literature Index (bibliographic citations to fiction, poetry and literary reviews published in 110 black periodicals and newspapers between 1827-1940).
Borror Laboratory of Bioacoustics, Digital Animal Sounds. Contains digitized audio recordings of songbirds. Additional animal and bird sounds will be added as they are digitized. The Borror Laboratory houses one of the largest collections of recorded animal sounds in the world with more than 30,000 recordings of some 1000 species.
Business Source Complete. Indexes and abstracts some 5,000 business-related publications. Provides full-text to more than 4,000 periodicals. Coverage of important scholarly journals goes back to the first issue (or back to 1886 in the most extreme case). Also includes financial data, industry reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, market research reports, and more.
Chicago Manual of Style Online. The Chicago Manual of Style (abbreviated in writing as CMS or CMOS, or verbally as Chicago) is a style guide for American English published since 1906 by the University of Chicago Press. Its sixteen editions have prescribed writing and citation styles widely used in publishing. The CMS deals with aspects of editorial practice, from American English grammar and usage to document preparation.
China Academic Journals - Series F (Literature/History/Philosophy). Students and faculty at OhioLINK member libraries have access to the Series F database (Literature/History/Philosophy), plus the China Century Journals Project (1915-1993). The CAJ Series F database includes the full text of more than 770 journals.
Chronicle of Higher Education. Generally considered “the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators,” the Chronicle, published weekly with continual updates on the Web site, provides timely and credible news coverage of higher education in the U. S. and around the world.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text. Indexes some 1,800 journals in nursing and allied health, with full text of more than 770 journals. Coverage back to 1982.
Civil War: Antebellum Period to Reconstruction (1840-1877). Searchable full-text of some 150 newspapers, about 50,000 government documents, and 4,000 broadsides and pieces of ephemera. Also includes maps and advertisements.
Civil War Era Newspapers. Full-text articles from 13 newspapers from Union states, Confederate states, and border states. Also contains 166 Slavery and Anti-Slavery pamphlets from the libraries of Salmon P. Chase and John P. Hale, as well as 1750+ Civil War pamphlets from a variety of sources.
Clase and Periodica. Indexes articles, books, proceedings, and reports published in Latin America. covers sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Includes indexing to some 2,600 scholarly journals published in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Cleveland Memory Project. The most comprehensive on-line source of historical photographs for Cleveland. It is filled with photos of some of the city’s architecture and landmarks, as well as interesting information on famous/infamous Cleveland area people such as Elliot Ness and Dr. Sam Sheppard. It is a collaborative effort of the Special Collections Dept., Digital Processing Unit, Technical Services Dept. & Systems Division at the Michael Schwartz Library, Cleveland State University.
Cleveland News Index. A free service indexing the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1983 through June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (from 1983), Northern Ohio Live (from September 1990), and Ohio Magazine (from October 1990).
Colonial State Papers. Provides access to over 7,000 hand-written documents and more than 40,000 bibliographic records covering Britain's colonial relations with the Americas and other European rivals for power, as well as also covering the Caribbean and Atlantic world.
Communication and Mass Media Complete. Indexes some 400 titles related to the media and communication studies. Nearly 200 of the titles are also available in full-text. Some coverage back as far as 1915.
Computer Source. Full-text resource of more than 300 publications (from popular to scholarly) related to computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, robotics, and information systems.
Computers and Applied Sciences Complete. Indexes and abstracts scholarly journals, professional publications, and other sources related to computer science and applied sciences such as engineering.
Congressional Legislative and Executive Documents. Full-text of publications from the U.S. Congress and agencies of the executive branch. Included are Congressional hearings (1824-2003), documents in the Serial Set and American State Papers (1789-1969), executive branch documents (1789-1932), and reports from the Congressional Research Service (1830-2003).
Data and Statistics from the US Gov. Current statistical information from all sectors of the United States economy including the census, budget, economic, and other sets. (Was information formerly grouped together in STAT-USA.
Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation. Contains 845 titles by 277 authors from the 16th and 17th centuries. Publications include theological writings, biblical commentaries, confessional documents, social and political works, sermons, letters, polemical treatises, and other key documents from this time period.
Digital National Security Archive. The nongovernmental National Security Archive consists of declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present.
The database includes 48 separate modules (each searchable on its own): Afghanistan: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1973–1990; Argentina, 1975-1980: The Making of U.S. Human Rights Policy; The Berlin Crisis, 1958–1962; Chile and the United States: U.S. Policy toward Democracy, Dictatorship, and Human Rights, 1970–1990; China and the United States: From Hostility to Engagement, 1960–1998; CIA Covert Operations: From Carter to Obama, 1977-2010; CIA Covert Operations II: The Year of Intelligence, 1975; CIA Covert Operations III: From Kennedy to Nixon, 1961-1974; CIA Family Jewels Indexed; Colombia and the United States: Political Violence, Narcotics, and Human Rights, 1948-2010; Cuba and the U.S.: The Declassified History of Negotiations to Normalize Relations, 1959-2016; The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962; The Cuban Missile Crisis: 50th Anniversary Update; The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: An International Collection, From Bay of Pigs to Nuclear Brink; Death Squads, Guerrilla War, Covert Ops, and Genocide: Guatemala and the United States, 1954-1999; Electronic Surveillance and the National Security Agency: From Shamrock to Snowden; El Salvador: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1984; El Salvador: War, Peace, and Human Rights, 1980–1994; Iran: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1977–1980; The Iran-Contra Affair: The Making of a Scandal, 1983–1988; Iraqgate: Saddam Hussein, U.S. Policy and the Prelude to the Persian Gulf War, 1980–1994; Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1960–1976; Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, 1977–1992; Japan and the United States: Diplomatic, Security, and Economic Relations, Part III, 1961-2000; The Kissinger Conversations, Supplement: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969–1977; The Kissinger Conversations, Supplement II: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977; The Kissinger Telephone Conversations: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977; The Kissinger Transcripts: A Verbatim Record of U.S. Diplomacy, 1969-1977; Mexico-United States Counternarcotics Policy, 1969-2013; The National Security Agency: Organization and Operations, 1945-2009; Nicaragua: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1978–1990; Peru: Human Rights, Drugs and Democracy, 1980-2000; The Philippines: U.S. Policy During the Marcos Years, 1965–1986; Presidential Directives on National Security, Part I: From Truman to Clinton; Presidential Directives on National Security, Part II: From Truman to George W. Bush; The President’s Daily Brief: Kennedy, Johnson, and the CIA, 1961-1969; South Africa: The Making of U.S. Policy, 1962–1989; The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Analysis of the Soviet Union, 1947–1991; Targeting Iraq, Part 1: Planning, Invasion, and Occupation, 1997-2004; Terrorism and U.S. Policy, 1968–2002; U.S. Espionage and Intelligence, 1947–1996; U.S. Intelligence and China: Collection, Analysis and Covert Action; The U.S. Intelligence Community: Organization, Operations and Management, 1947–1989; The U.S. Intelligence Community After 9/11; U.S. Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction: From World War II to Iraq; U.S. Military Uses of Space, 1945–1991; U.S. Nuclear History, 1969-1976: Weapons, Arms Control, and War Plans in an Age of Strategic Parity; U.S. Nuclear History: Nuclear Arms and Politics in the Missile Age, 1955–1968; U.S. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Policy, 1945–1991; U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part I: 1954-1968; U.S. Policy in the Vietnam War, Part II: 1969-1975; The United States and the Two Koreas, Part II, 1969-2010; The United States and the Two Koreas (1969-2000)
Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement. Includes books, book chapters, articles, essays, and video, along with other primary sources. Covers issues such as accessibility, advocacy, rights, education, legislation and politics, technology, and more.
Dissertation Abstracts. Index, with abstracts, to more than 2 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses, mostly from the United States.
Documents on British Policy Overseas.Contains primary source documents from Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), shedding during the 20th Century. It is based on three print series: BritishDocuments on the Origins of the War 1898-1914, Documents on British Foreign Policy 1918-1939, and Documents on British Policy Overseas.
The Early Americas Digital Archive. (EADA) is a collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820. Open to the public for research and teaching purposes, EADA is published and supported by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Early American Newspapers (Series 1 and 7). Full-text from some 900 newspapers covering the years 1690 to 1922. The papers come from 31 states plus the District of Columbia. Series 1 is based on Clarence Brigham’s History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820. Both series are searchable as a single database.
Early English Books Online. Contains page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473–1700. Includes all four parts of the database: Early English Books I, 1473-1640 (STC I, Pollard & Redgrave); Early English Books II, 1641-1700 (STC II, Wing); Thomason Tracts; Early English Books Tract Supplement. Also includes phase one of the Text Creation Partnership, which provides transcriptions to about 25,000 titles.
EBSCO eBook Collection. Hiram College students, faculty, and staff have access to more than 15,000 books in full-text in this collection. In additional to these titles, a number of books in the public domain are available to all users. Note: This collection was formerly known as netLibrary.
EBSCOhost. Technically, this is a collection of databases from one publisher (EBSCO), but the link below will take you to a page that will show you all of the databases the Hiram College Library receives from EBSCO. Most of the databases are listed under the first icon, EBSCOhost Web.
Education Full Text. This full-text source of education scholarship provides coverage for a wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods.
Content Includes: Full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996 Indexing of over 770 periodicals dating back to 1983 More than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational testsConnect to Education Full Text
Education Research Complete. Indexes and abstracts more than 1,500 journals covering all levels of education. Also includes full-text of more than 100 books and a number of conference papers.
Electronic Books Center. Full-text of hundreds of specialized reference books, including encyclopedias, handbooks, and biographical collections. The text is fully searchable.
Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Searchable, full-text issues of journals from a number of major publishers. More than 7,000 journals are available.
Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. Online repository of masters' theses and doctoral dissertations from graduate students at participating Ohio institutions. Covers 2000 to the present.
English Short Title Catalog. Describes works printed in any language in England or its dependencies from the beginning of printing through the 18th century. Also includes works printed in English anywhere in the world during the same time period.
Environment Complete. Indexes and abstracts articles from more than 1,000 journals related to all aspects of the environment and ecology. Also includes the full-text of some 80 books and the conference papers of the North American Association of Environmental Education.
ERIC (Free). The Department of Education, which creates the ERIC database, provides access to the world’s largest source of education information with more than 1.4 million citations to articles, books, conference papers, policy papers, and other education-related resources. This site provides links to the full-text of materials on the ERIC site only.
ERIC (EBSCO). The world’s largest source of education information with more than 1.4 million citations to articles, books, conference papers, policy papers, and other education-related resources. This EBSCO version adds links to the full-text of articles in other EBSCO databases, as well as a Find It link for other citations so you can determine if the Hiram College Library provides access to that article. Also provided are links to the full-text of ERIC documents on the Department of Education’s ERIC Web site.
EthicShare. A free-to-all site that provides bibliographic, but not full-text, access to the literature of bioethics, related practical ethics, and medical ethics. You can create a personal account that allows you to join discussion groups with other researchers in the field.
Explora Primary. Designed for elementary school students, students can look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects, or homework from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.
Explora Secondary.Explora Secondary Schools version is designed for students in grades 6-12. Users will be searching content in the following databases: Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, TOPICsearch, Primary Search, Newspaper Source, Health Source, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Columbia Encyclopedia, and Topic Overviews 6-12.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index. This free to all index covers journal articles, essays in books, and book reviews about women and gender in the Middle Ages.
Film and Television Literature Index. Indexes and abstracts some 600 periodicals related to film, film writing, and television. Includes reviews.
Fuente Academica. Spanish-language articles, with full-text, from 260 scholarly journals covering academic study.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. More than 25,000 entries in an encyclopedia aimed at middle- and high-school students.
Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs. Considered to be the greatest single source for the study of women's history in the world. It spans more than four centuries and 15 languages and includes 4,500 publications from the U.S., the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, and continental Europe. The database consists of The Periodical Series (265 tiles which represent about 25% of the database) and the Monograph Series (nearly 4500 monographs and pamphlets).
Gender Studies Database. Indexes journal articles, books, conference papers, reports, dissertations, and other materials related to women's studies, men's studies, and sexual diversity issues.
GenderStats. Compiles statistics on gender topics at the country level with statistics drawn from a variety of sources. Updated as additional statistics become available.
govinfo. Provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
GPO Monthly Catalog. Indexes more than 500,000 U.S. government publications from July 1976 to the present.
GreenFILE. Free database that indexes the literature (books, journals, magazines, reports, and government documents) on environmental issues. Some coverage goes back to the 1970s with indexing of several journal titles going back even farther.
Handbook of Latin American Studies. Indexes, with some descriptions, books, book chapters, conference papers, and articles related to Latin American studies. covers 1990 to the present.
HarpWeek. Contains the text and images from Harper's Weekly from the Civil War and early Reconstruction periods (1857-1871)
Health Source: Consumer Edition. Full-text of some 200 consumer-oriented health periodicals covering topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, aging, and nutrition. Also includes the full-text of nearly 1,200 pamphlets, 20 reference books, and 7,000 Clinical Reference Systems reports.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition. Provides indexing and abstracting to more than 600 periodicals in nursing and allied health. Provides full-text to more than 575 publications with more than 425 being peer-reviewed journals.
Historical Abstracts. Indexes more than 2,000 journals covering the history of the world (except the United States and Canada, which are covered in America: History and Life) from 1450 to the present. Also indexes relevant book reviews and dissertations.
Historical Black Newspapers. Provides the full-text articles of seven black newspapers across the U.S. Dates covered range from 1893 to 2005. Search all seven at once or search each title individually.
Historical International Newspapers. Provides the full-text of articles from ten newspapers from around the world. Dates covered range from 1791 to 2016. Search all ten at once or search each title individually.
Historical Jewish Newspapers. Provides full-text articles of four U.S. Jewish newspapers. Dates covered range from 1854-2000. Search all four at once or search each title individually.
Historical Statistics of the United States. Fully searchable data tables on population, economics, health, education, etc. throughout U.S. history. Tables may be printed or downloaded into Excel, SAS, or SPSS.
Historical Statistical Abstracts. Fully searchable data tables from the U.S. government’s annual publication from 1878 to 2012. The first edition contained a mere 150 tables, but that had grown by almost ten times by 2011. Make sure you choose All Editions in the Select Edition pull-down box. NOTE: A commercial publisher took over producing the annual volume after the U.S. government stopped in 2012. While the database contains these additional years, Hiram College does not have access to those tables.
Historical U.S. Regional Newspapers. Provides full-text of articles from a dozen newspapers. Dates covered range from 1764 to 2007. Search all 12 at once or search each title individually.
Human Rights Studies Online. Provides comparative documentation, analysis, and interpretation of major human rights violations and atrocity crimes worldwide from 1900 to 2010. The collection includes primary and secondary materials across multiple media formats including books, essays, articles, personal accounts, television broadcasts, videos, and more.
Humanities E-Book. This database, produced by the American Council for Learned Societies, provides searchable full-text of some 1500 books in most humanities disciplines and area studies. The titles are from 250 publishers.
Humanities International Complete. Indexes and abstracts some 1,900 periodical titles with some coverage as far back as 1925. Also indexes books, essays, reviews, and original creative work including fiction and poems.
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research. Commonly known as ICPSR, the consortium provides access to the world's largest group of data sets. You can download the raw data for research purposes.
ISI Web of Science. Part of the Web of Knowledge platform, this is the combined database of the Science Citation Index, the Social Science Citation Index, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. Searchable by keyword and author, but more importantly by cited reference.
Immigration: Records of the INS, 1880-1930. Full-text of investigations during the immigration wave at the turn of the 20th century and beyond. Covers Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, and European immigrations. Includes the transcripts of interviews with immigrants who entered through Ellis Island. There are also extensive files on the INS's regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance. Indexes articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of theatre and performance. Coverage goes back to 1984.
International Political Science Abstracts. Produced by the International Political Science Association, this database indexes dome 900 of the world's leading political science journals.
ITER. A bibliography of books and articles related to all aspects of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (400-1700) in Europe.
JSTOR. Fully searchable full-text of nearly 1,000 scholarly journals. JSTOR provides back files to the first issue of a journal, but stops 3 to 5 years before the current publication year. Covers all disciplines.
Kanopy A streaming video platform providing access to thousands of videos, mostly documentary in nature. Among the collections are the Criterion/Janus Films Collection, First Run Features, PBS, HBO, Kino Lorber, California Newsreel, Media Education Foundation, and many more.
LGBT Life with Full Text. Indexes periodicals and books related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues.
LGBT Thought and Culture. Contains books, periodicals, and archival materials documenting LGBT political, social and cultural movements in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These materials illustrate the lives of lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual individuals and the community
MasterFILE Premier. Provides full-text to more than 1,900 general periodicals and indexing to more than 2,500. Similar to Academic Search Premier, but more oriented to popular magazines such as People and Ladies Home Journal. Updated daily with some coverage back to 1975. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.
Medline (EBSCO). The National Library of Medicine’s database of more than 11 million bibliographic citations in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and related areas. This EBSCO version adds full-text for a number of journals, as well as a Find It link for other citations so you can determine if the Hiram College Library provides access to that article.
Medline (PubMed). The National Library of Medicine’s own site (technically, PubMed) provides free access to Medline, its database of some 11 million bibliographic citations in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, health care, and related areas. PubMed adds an addition 3 million references not in Medline.
Middle Search Plus. Designed for middle schoolers, this database indexes nearly 200 magazines with some 150 in full-text. Also includes photos, maps, flags, biographies, and primary source documents.
MLA Directory of Periodicals. Provides addresses, ad rates, and submission information for more than 4,400 periodicals regularly indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
MLA International Bibliography. Indexes articles, books, and dissertations on modern literature, languages, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage goes back to 1926.
National Academies Press. Created by the National Academies to publish the reports issued by the national Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council, makes available more than 1,500 of its books available free online.
New York Times. The New York Times contains every article, fully searchable, published in the New York Times since 1851. You will need to first set up an account to take full advantage of the Hiram College subscription. Then just connect to nytimes.com and login. Or, once you have your account set up, download the NYTimes app in the self service folder of you iPad. For more information on setting up and account and on the iPad app, see the library’s New York Times Subject Guide.
Newspaper Source. Full-text coverage of more than 225 newspapers, newswires, and other news sources. Includes 177 U.S. newspapers, 18 international newspapers, and 12 news wires.
Nexis Uni. Containing more than 15,000 credible news, legal and business sources, Nexis Uni includes access to print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs, as well as local, regional, national and international newspapers, legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, business information on U.S. and international companies and executives.
North American Indian Thought and Culture. Contains biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. The database is the largest compilation ever created of biographical information on indigenous peoples from all areas of North America.
NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections). Indexes archival materials held in repositories across the United States. The Library owns 1959 – 1971 in print at REF 016. 091 Nat.
Ohio Memory Project. Digital images from archives, historical societies, libraries and museums across Ohio. The state's answer to the American Memory Project, the database includes items from Hiram College.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Covers current and controversial social issues from immigration to gun control to fracking. Viewpoint essays present different sides to an issue and the database adds periodical articles, statistics, video/audio, news articles, and primary sources.
Oxford Scholarship Online. Offers access to thousands of academic monographs, in 19 subject areas across the humanities, social sciences, sciences, medicine, and law.
Philosopher's Index. Indexes books and articles in philosophy and related fields including ethics. Covers 1940 to the present.
PhilPapers. PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, we monitor all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics. We also host the largest open access archive in philosophy. PhilPapers has over 60,000 registered users.
Population Index. This free-to-all database indexes and abstracts the world's population literature including books, journal articles, and working papers. This web version of a standard index covers material published from 1986 to the present.
Primary Search. Indexes nearly 100 magazines for elementary school students with more than 60 in full-text. Also includes photos, maps, and flags.
PrimateLit. This free-to-all database indexes articles, books, book chapters, dissertations, and other publications on scientific research on nonhuman primates. Covers publications from 1940 to the present.
Project Gutenberg. More than 2,500 books, all in the public domain, available in basic ascii text.
ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source. Provides indexing and abstracting for 525 titles related to nursing, allied health, and medicine. More than 470 titles are available in full-text.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. Provides full-text to nearly 500 journals in psychology, psychiatry, and anthropology.
Regional Business News. Updated daily, this resource provides the full-text of some 65 sources, including PR Newswire and Business Wire.
Religion and Philosophy Collection. Full-text of more than 280 journals in the fields of religion and philosophy.
RILM. Indexes more than 3,500 periodicals covering music topics worldwide. Covers publications from 1969 to the present.
Safari Tech Books. Provides more than 1,200 e-books in the field of information technology.
Science Reference Center. A comprehensive research database of full-text resources designed for high school and introduction college science courses. Covers biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, medicine, physics, and the history of science. Includes periodicals, reference books, images, and videos.
SciFinder. SciFinder offers researchers flexible search and discover options based on our users’ input and workflow. You can search for substances, reactions, and patent and journal references anytime.
One of the largest collection of substances, reactions, and patent and journal references produced and compiled by CAS scientists around the world, and updated daily. Includes an array of powerful tools to search, filter, analyze and plan which allow you to quickly find the most relevant answers to your research questions.
The link below will take you to my.hiram.edu, the SciFinder link will be at the very bottom on the right.On Campus Access
Short Story Index. Indexes more than 117,000 short stories from more than 4,000 collections and anthologies. Search for short stories by author, title, subject, genre, or a variety of other means, then find the book it is in. Coverage goes back to 1984 and includes the full-text of some 5,000 short stories.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery. Broken into four parts by a thematic approach, one can search any one or all five. More than 5 million cross-searchable pages: 12049 books, 170 serials, 71 manuscript collections, 377 supreme court records and briefs and 194 reference articles. The four thematic parts are; Debates Over Slavery and Abolition, Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, The Institution of Slavery, The Age of Emancipation as well as searching all of the above at once.
Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture and Law. Statutes, court cases, books, articles, and other legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Cases go into the 20th century covering cases based on issues emanating from slavery.
Social Theory: Second Edition. Some 150,000 pages of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. Includes works by such major theorists as Theodor Adorno, Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Robert Merton, Dorothy E. Smith , and Talcott Parsons.
SocIndex with Full Text. Indexes, with abstracts, 590 "core journals" back to 1895 in all fields of sociology, including anthropology, criminology, demography, and urban studies.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Dynamic encyclopedia that is still a work in progress. Maintained and kept current by a group of experts, this is a project of the Metaphysics Research Lab at Stanford.
Struggle for Women’s Rights: Organizational Records, 1880-1990. Contains the records of three important women’s rights organizations: the National Woman’s Party (founded 1913), the Women’s Action Alliance (founded 1971), and the League of Women Voters. This latter collection covers almost every aspect of women’s involvement in U.S. politics from 1920 to 1974).
Times Digital Archive 1785-Onwards Hosting. As close to a world newspaper of record, the Times (London) is the oldest continuously published newspaper in the world. The digital archives includes every page since the beginning in 1785. Coverage stops six years before the present, but an additional year is add every year.
TOCS-IN. Free-to-all, TOCS-IN (Tables of Contents of Journals of Interest to Classicists) provides keyword searching to the tables of contents of some 185 journals related to classics, Near Eastern studies, and religion. A volunteer project affiliated with the University of Toronto, most coverage begins in 1992, although older material is included.
Social Theory: Second Edition. Some 150,000 pages of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization. Includes works by such major theorists as Theodor Adorno, Jean Baudrillard, Simone de Beauvoir, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Émile Durkheim, Michel Foucault, Jürgen Habermas, Robert Merton, Dorothy E. Smith , and Talcott Parsons.
Twentieth Century Advice Literature: North American Guides on Race, Gender, Sex, and the Family. More than 150,000 pages of rare material, including how-to books and guides; professional and employee manuals; society publications, among them sorority and fraternity pledge manuals and
Boy Scout and Girl Scout manuals; textbooks discussing home economics, health and hygiene, and sex education; teacher-training and course manuals; commercial literature; and government instruction manuals for various workplaces and industries. These documents reflect historical American attitudes towards race, citizenship, education, work, sex, gender roles, life cycles, family, and religion.
TreeSearch. Full-text of publications from the U.S. Forest Service, including journal articles, book chapters and conference papers.
Value Line Research Center. Full-text of the print Value Line Investment Survey, plus six other Value Line publications covering stocks, mutual funds, daily options, and convertibles.
Vente et Gestion. Full-text coverage of French-language business journals, including journals for academics and the professional.
Vietnam War and American Foreign Policy, 1960-1990. Covers the U.S. involvement in Vietnam from the early days of the Kennedy administration through the evacuation of U.S. troops in 1973. Consists of U.S. government documents and the Association Press’ Saigon Bureau records. Materials also cover U.S. foreign policy beyond southeast Asia.
Vogue Italia Archive. A complete full-test run of Vogue Italia – one of the most influential and renowned international editions of Vogue – from its launch in 1964 to the present. Yes, most of the articles are in Italian and there are some restrictions on what is available in full-text, but it has some great pictures.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. More than 20,000 pages of documents representing 57 projects related to the history of women in American social movements. Some 1,600 documents, 600 images, and more than 600 links to other websites are included.
Women and Social Movements in Modern Empires. Primary source documents on women’s voices in local, national and imperial society and culture and is a great complement to Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. Covers nine categories: Asian Empires, 1842-2001; European Empires, 1820-2005; Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Empires in the Eastern Mediterranean, 1860-2015; Ottoman and Post-Ottoman Empires in the Balkans, 1820-1990; Native Women in North America, 1915-2010; Settler Society in North America, 1805-1940; South Africa, 1899-1987; United States Empire, 1820-2004; Women’s Global Networks in Colonial and Post-Colonial Worlds, 1883-2007.
Women's Studies International. Indexes journals, newspapers, books, and other materials related to women's studies. Coverage back to the early 1970s.
Women’s Issues and Identities. Documents such as diaries, letters, organizational records, photographs, and news clippings provide a history of the social, political, and professional aspects of women's lives in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Workers, Labor Unions, and the American Left in the 20th Century: Federal Records. Contains a range of U.S. government documents on American workers and labor unions in the 20th century, with a special emphasis on the interaction between workers and the U.S. federal government. Includes such series as Strike Files of the U.S. Department of Justice, Papers of the National War Labor Board, Papers of the President’s Mediation Commission, U.S. Military Intelligence Reports on radicals from 1917-1941, and Department of Justice investigations into groups like the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
World Book Web. Suite of online reference sources including the World Book Encyclopedia, World Book for Kids, a dictionary, and an atlas.