Category Archives: Databases

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 Writers
  • Engineering
  • International Culture
  • Old English Texts
  • Social Work
  • Statistics (federal)
  • Physical Sciences

         …   and more!


  • ASM Failure Analysis Center —   Over 1000 case histories along with authoritative handbook information on failure mechanisms and analysis methods. The Failure Analysis Center enables you to find specific information to help you quickly solve your own failure analysis or materials performance issues.
  •  ASM Alloy Center   —   Search across ASM property data, performance charts, and processing guidelines for specific metals and alloys. Includes five content areas: Data Sheets & Diagrams, Alloy Finder, Materials Property Database, Coatings Data and Corrosion Data.
  • ASM Micrograph Center  —  Comprehensive collection of micrograph images and associated data. The emphasis of the collection is on micrographs for industrially important alloys. Information captured for each image includes material designation and composition, processing history, service history, metallographic preparation/technique, magnification, significance of the structures shown, selected materials properties data, and other relevant data.
  • CultureGrams   —    Up-to-date cultural information on countries across the globe. It includes four editions: the World Edition (for junior high school and up) and the Kids, States, and Canadian Provinces editions (for upper elementary school students). Includes the following features: images, slideshows, streaming videos, sortable data tables and graphs, interviews with natives from countries around the world, recipes for each country, and more.
  •  ProQuest Statistical Datasets   —   Statistical information produced by U.S. Federal agencies, private companies, and intergovernmental organizations. Create maps and reports on health, crime, population, finance, industry, and marketing. Data is available for the world as a whole or for selected countries. Data for the U.S. are shown by state, often by county, sometimes by census tract and zip code. Time series data may go back several decades.
  • Royal Society Publishing   —   1665-present.     Scientific journals, including seminal works in physical science.



New Databases Available from Thompson Library

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

  • Advertising — Information about advertising agencies specializations; their key personnel, accounts, associated brands, and corporate hierarchy. For other commercial firms, it includes information on how much a firm spends on advertising, an extensive list of executives, including those in marketing; its advertising agencies with contact information; and the firm’s brands.
  • ACerS NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams Online —- Source of phase diagrams for oxides, salts, carbides, nitrides, borides, compound semiconductors, and chalcogenides. Phase Online functionality includes: * Search commentaries and diagrams by chemical system, published author’s last name, volume, language, publications year, and figure number. * View diagram’s chemical system, figure number, figure notes, references, commentary and footnotes. * Manipulate diagrams with zoom in/out, lever rule, curve follow, mirror, Mol% to Wt% or Wt% to Mol% and built-in calculator.
  • KennedyCQ Historic Documents — 1972-present. Approximately 100 documents covering the most significant events of each year, ranging from presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions to U.S. governmental reports, scientific findings, and cultural discussions.
  • GreenFile — Articles, books and government documents on global warming, environmental protection and renewable energy.
    GBI Research: Global Business Intelligence —- Market research in chemicals, clean technology, medical equipment, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, power, and semiconductors.
  • NBER Working Papers — Documents published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a nonprofit economic research organization.
  • ProQuest Sociology — 1985-present. Covers journal articles in sociology and social work.
  • Synthesis Digital Library — 2005-present. Morgan Claypool Synthesis Digital Library provides information service for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science.


New Databases Available from Thompson Library


New Databases Available from Thompson Library

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

  • Opera in Video —- Opera performances captured on video through Opera Videostage productions, interviews and documentaries, Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based upon the work’s importance to the operatic canon.
  • Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage — Full online access to the last 10 years of information. Includes Market Investment News, Register of Corporations, Directors & Executives, Stock Reports, Industry Surveys, Mutual Fund Reports, THE OUTLOOK, Bond Guide, Earnings Guide, Dividend Record and more. (NOTE the S&P “Industry Surveys!)
  • Factiva — Company and industry financial data and news stories, as well as full text articles in 6,000 trade publications, newspapers, newswires, and magazines.
  • JAMA & Archives — 1998 to present, Journal of the American Medical Association and other journals of the American Medical Association.
  • Scholarpedia — Peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written by scholars worldwide.
  • Sports Business Research Network — 1993 to present (Trends); 1997 to present (News). Provides sports marketing information, including market size and demographics, sports participation, licensing, financial and retail trends, international marketing and professional sports trends.
  • Govistics — Database of spending, revenue and employment by local government, including counties, cities, townships and school districts (info from US Census).
  • Translated Texts for Historians E-Library — 300—800 AD, English translations of key historical sources in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian and Armanian from the time of late antiquity and the early middle ages.