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Academic Search Premier     EBSCOhost

Full-text access to nearly 3,500 multidisciplinary scholarly publications, including full text for nearly 2,600 peer-reviewed journals.

CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)

Documents on theory and research in international affairs, including working papers from research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journal articles and policy briefs. Coverage: 1991 to present.

Dissertations & Theses Abstracts     ProQuest

Dissertations and theses from around the world. Coverage: 1861 to present; full text for most dissertations added since 1997.

E-Book Collection     EBSCOhost

Full-text access to the St. Thomas University Library’s NetLibrary e-books (these titles can also be accessed through the library catalog).

ERIC     EBSCOhost

ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center)

Primary index to education journal articles and documents. Selected full-text articles; access to ERIC documents available through the Library microfiche collection.

Films on Demand

Digital educational videos on a wide variety of topics which can be streamed for immediate access.

Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2010     Gale     
Made possible with a generous gift by an anonymous donor

The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888-2009, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page.

Gale Directory Library     Gale

Information on nonprofit organizations of national scope such as professional societies, trade associations, labor unions, etc; includes history, membership, contact information, meetings and publications. Coverage:  most current edition, back files if available.

Health Business Elite     EBSCOhost

Full-text journal articles on health care administration and other non-clinical aspects of health care management.

Infotrac     Gale

Multidisciplinary articles from various academic journals, general periodicals and reference sources; selected full-text; results are divided by subtopics to allow focusing.

Infotrac OneFile     Gale

Multidisciplinary articles from peer-reviewed and general interest periodicals and other sources such as public radio programs, travel guides, etc.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research     ICPSR

provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

Issues & Controversies     Infobase Learning

Explores more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture.


Full-text coverage of 19th and 20th Century journals in varied disciplines with emphasis on social sciences including African American and Asian Studies, Anthropology, Ecology, Economics, Education, History, Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, etc.

Latin America & Caribbean Portal     Gale

A rich collection of primary source documents about Latin America and the Caribbean; academic journals and news feeds covering the region; reference articles and commentary; maps and statistics; audio and video; and more. 

The Listener Historical Archive 1929-1991     Gale
Made possible with a generous gift by an anonymous donor

The complete electronic archive of the BBC Listener.

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

Literature Resource Center (LRC)     Gale

Abstracts and full-text articles, critical essays and reviews from journals and reference sources such as Contemporary Literary Criticism, Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, etc.

Project Muse

Full-text access to articles from scholarly journals; subjects include classics, education, film-theater-performing arts, history, language, law, literature, math, philosophy, religion, politics, etc.

ProQuest Central

Allows searching across all ProQuest journals, magazines, newspapers, and databases including ERIC, ABI-Inform, PsychInfo, etc.


The premier index for psychology; full-text access to selected titles.

SAGE Knowledge Online

Full-text, multidisciplinary articles from a variety of SAGE encyclopedias and handbooks. Includes materials on Aging & Gerontology, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Gender Studies, Health & Social Welfare, Public Policy & Administration, and other social issues.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery in America     Gale

Part 1: Debates, Part 2: Slave Trade, Part 3: Institution

These collections contain over 3 million pages of primary source material that documents the slave trade and the fight to end slavery in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and South America.  It provides full text access to content published between 1500 and 1880 from archives around the world.

Statistical Datasets     Data-Planet

Data aggregation system providing detailed access to statistical data and information in areas such as finance, law, education, energy and natural resource usage, food and agriculture, government and politics, health, housing, commerce, labor and employment, population and income, and transportation.


Additional Resources

Handbook of Latin American Studies (HLAS)

Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the Handbook is a multidisciplinary bibliography on Latin America featuring works selected and annotated by scholars.

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