Some of the New Databases Available from Thompson Library

For a complete list, see the  NEW RESOURCES   link on the Frances Willson Thompson Library website.   


 New from Thompson Library!

Databases in:

  • African Studies
  • ebooks
  • Politics & Issues

         …   and more!


  • African Studies Companion OnlineGuides and resources for Earth Go GreenAfrican languages, Africa cartography and maps, African film, African studies journals, magazines and newsletters, media guides and news sources for Africa, the African press, African studies library collections worldwide, national archives in Africa, centers of African studies and African studies programs worldwide, awards and prizes in African studies, and a wealth of other subjects. Many entries describe and evaluate resources, others are factual and provide practical information. With a few exceptions, entries directly link to resources on the Internet.
  • African American Periodicals, 1825-1995170 wide-ranging periodicals by and about African Americans, published in 26 states. Includes academic & political journals, commercial magazines, institutional newsletters, organizations’ bulletins, annual reports, and other genres.
  • Cambridge Books Online Access to the full text of selected eBooks (about 700) from Cambridge University Press from multiple disciplines across science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Select option “Limited to Your Access” to find books available to UM-Flint users.
  • Issues & Controversies in American HistoryBiographies, timelines, background articles, photographs, and maps augment the curriculum-based coverage of historical events. Carefully selected primary documents, linking directly to the factual coverage, give the points of view on all sides of the debates as they were promulgated at the time.
  • Issues & ControversiesFull text of balanced, accurate discussions of over 250 controversial topics in the news supplemented with chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, contact information, and bibliographies including primary source documents and news editorials. Covers 1995-present.
  • Pew Social & Demographic Trends Public Opinion Polling, Survey Research, & Demographic Data Analysis   Studies behaviors and attitudes of Americans in key realms of their daily lives, using original survey research and analysis of government data. Major reports have examined the racial wealth gap, the Millennial Generation and marriage & family trends.
  • Pew Research Center for the People and the Press This project project provides independent public opinion survey research about American attitudes toward politics and policy. Formerly, the Times Mirror Center for the People & the Press (1990-1995), the Center has been sponsored by The Pew Charitable Trusts since 1996. Major reports examine long-term trends in political values, U.S. views on policy issues and priorities and political knowledge and news interest.
  • Pew Research CenterNonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.
  • Pew InternetOriginal research that explores the growth of the internet and its impact on children, families, communities, the workplace, schools, health care and civic/political life. Major reports have examined teens and technology, health online and libraries in a digital age.
  • Pew Global Attitudes ProjectInformation on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.
  • Pew Forum on Religion & Public LifeInformation on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. Major reports examine politics and faith, religious beliefs and practices and global religious demographics.