Library Resources

The mission of the Thomas College Library is to support the academic and personal enrichment of students, faculty and staff with leading-edge service, information resources, facilities and systems.

Recommended Resources

Recommended Open Resources

A-Z List

  • Academic OneFile

    The premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles for academic libraries from the world’s leading journals, this comprehensive resource covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

  • Academic Search Complete

    Designed for academic institutions, this database is a leading resource for scholarly research. It supports high-level research in the key areas of academic study by providing journals, periodicals, reports, books and more.

  • Ancestry Library

    One of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records.

  • Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts

    Index to journal articles, conference papers, books, monographs, theses, technical reports, and non-conventional literature covering all aspects of marine, brackish, and freshwater environments.

  • Ben’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids

    Resources that teach how our government works, the use of the primary source materials of GPO Access, and how one can use GPO Access to carry out their civic responsibilities.

  • Books & Authors

    Books & Authors offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet’s unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.

  • Boston Globe (ProQuest Newsstand)

    Searchable access to the Boston Globe, full text covering 1997 to present along with citation and abstracts going back to 1989.

  • Business Collection

    Provides coverage of all business disciplines, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management and strategy, as well as business theory and practice.

  • Business Economics and Theory

    Powered by InfoTrac, it includes more than 1,800 titles. Content is useful for starting a business, marketing a product, developing policy, analyzing trends, constructing economic models, investing for the future, researching rates, and more.

  • Career Transitions

    Gale’s Career Transitions provides immediate help for job seekers navigating the new economy. Innovative and accessible, Career Transitions helps library users improve their chances of finding sustainable employment.

  • Case Studies in Sport Management

    Case Studies in Sport Management (CSSM) is the only journal dedicated to case studies in sport management.

  • ChiltonLibrary

    Deliver reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, trusted by automotive enthusiasts and professionals for more than 100 years.

  • CloudLibrary

    CloudLibrary is a collection of thousands of eBooks & eAudiobooks. This service is offered in partnership with other Maine libraries. You will need to use your Library barcode which is on the front of your Thomas ID

  • Communication and Mass Media Collection

    Powered by InfoTrac, the Communications & Mass Media Collection brings together information found in more than 400 journals. Nearly 3 million articles on all aspects of the communications field, including advertising, public relations, linguistics, and literature, meet the needs of researchers.

  • Criminal Justice Collection

    The Criminal Justice Collection informs the research process for researchers who are studying law, law enforcement, or terrorism, training for paralegal service, preparing for a career in homeland security, delving into forensic science, investigating crime scenes, developing policy, going to court, writing sociological reports, and much more.

  • Digital Maine Library

    You’ll find thousands of magazines, newspapers, and references available through this expansive online resource to all Maine citizens!

  • Diversity Studies Collection

    The Diversity Studies Collection explores cultural differences, contributions and influences in the global community. This collection includes more than 2.7 million articles from 150 journals, updated daily.

  • Educator’s Reference Center

    This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator–from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Educator’s Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the Eric database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty.

  • Enciclopedia Universal en Español

    The most detailed and comprehensive online encyclopedia in the Spanish language.

  • Entrepreneurship

    Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection is updated daily and provides insights, tips, strategies, and success stories. (Formerly; Small Business Collection and Small Business Resource Center)

  • Environment Complete

    Offers deep coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study.

  • Environmental Studies and Policy Collection

    The Environmental Studies & Policy Collection is a digital resource that answers inquiries about environmental concerns with coverage of more than 5.4 million articles from more than 300 journals and book reference content from Delmar, including Soil, Science, and Management; Introduction to Agronomy; Food, Crops, & Environment; Fundamental Soil Science; and more.

  • ERIC – Education Resources Information Center

    ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

  • Films on Demand

    Provides online access to over 40,000 streaming educational videos and video clips across a wide range of academic disciplines.

  • Fine Arts and Music Collection

    10.4 million articles for students of drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. More than 250 journals covered in the Wilson Art Index and Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) index are available in full text.

  • Food Science and Technology Abstracts

    A bibliographic indexing and abstracting database covering the scientific and technological literature relating to food, drink and nutrition.

  • Forest Science

    Indexes and abstracts international and domestic forest, wood science, and agroforestry research articles, books, and conferences, with content from 1939 to present.

  • Gale In Context: Elementary

    Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It’s a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

  • Gale in Context: Environmental Studies

    GiC: Environmental Studies focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development. (Fromerly; GREENR)

  • Gale in Context: High School

    Student Resources In Context provides stellar support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of academic skills like critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity and innovation. (Formerly; Student Resources in Context)

  • Gale in Context: Middle School

    Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale’s reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. (Formerly; Research in Context)

  • Gale Legal Forms

    Gale Legal Forms provides a comprehensive look at various types of legal documents. Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle or stress with Gale Legal Forms.

  • Gale Literary Sources

    Criticism and interpretation of plays, novels, poetry, and short stories, as well as biographical essays on authors. Databases include: Twayne’s Authors Series, Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and Scribner’s Writers Series.

  • Gale OneFile News

    This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. (Formerly; InfoTrac Newsstand)

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

  • Gender Studies Collection

    Balanced coverage of this significant aspect of culture and society. The database offers access to scholarly journals and magazines covering topics including gender studies, family and marital issues, and more.

  • General OneFile

    General OneFile is Gale’s largest general-interest database, serving as the public library’s ultimate periodical resource, with more than 8,000 titles (most in full text with no embargo), many of which are recommended by Bowker’s Magazines for Libraries.

  • General Science Collection

    With the General Science Collection, researchers can remain current with the latest scientific developments in particle physics, advanced mathematics, nanotechnology, geology, and hundreds of other areas. More than 350 full-text, non-embargoed journals are covered; updated daily, this collection includes more than 1.6 million articles to satisfy almost every scientific inquiry.

  • GeoRef

    This comprehensive geosciences database contains 3.4 million bibliographic records to the geosciences literature of the world.

  • GeoRef In Process

    Contains unedited records that are still in the process of being indexed, prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database.

  • Global Newsstream

    Full text of major national newspapers including USA Today, New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune among others.

  • Health and Medicine

    Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of full-text nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources with full-text reference works and hundreds of health-related multimedia. (Formerly; Health Reference Center)

  • Health & Wellness Resource Center

    Health & Wellness Resource Center offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues.

  • HeinOnline

    HeinOnline provides access to 300+ years of information on political development and the complete history of the creation of government and legal systems around the world. Subjects Include: Political Science, History, Criminal Justice, Religious Studies, International Relations, Women’s Studies, Pre-law, Business/Economics, And many more!

  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

    Offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

  • Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Collection

    Content from over 500 industry journals providing coverage of historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism field. Includes cultural aspects of travel, leisure activities, economic aspects of tourism, and more.

  • Informe Academico

    Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material–not simply translations of English-language materials.

  • Insurance and Liability Collection

    Articles from leading journals, including: Business Insurance, Claims, Employee Benefit News, National Underwriter Life & Health, Pensions & Investments, Risk Management, and more.

  • International Journal of Sport Communication

    Provides a platform for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research and information on the unique aspects and divergent activities associated with sport communication.

  • Journal of Sport Management

    Thought-provoking editorials, research articles, and reviews that examine a number of areas as they relate to the management, governance, and consumption of sport.

  • Leadership and Management

    Leadership and Management provides access to academic journals and other reference content for educators. The database offers balanced coverage for any professional educator or user interested in professional development. (Formerly; Professional Collection)

  • Learning Express

    LearningExpress is comprised of a comprehensive selection of interactive online tutorials, practice tests, articles, e-books, and high-stakes test preparation — modeled after official tests. LearningExpress Library is designed to help students and professionals at all levels of learning achieve their educational and career-related goals.

  • Literary Reference Center

    A full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing.

  • Literature Resource Center

    Thousands of high-quality articles on authors and their works, including critical, biographical and contextual information, covering all time periods and from around the world.

  • Maine Memory Network

    Enables historical societies, libraries, and other cultural institutions across the state to upload, catalog, and manage digital copies of historical items from their collections.


    Includes citations, abstracts and some full-text from journals in medicine and related fields, including psychiatry.

  • Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online

    Includes definitions for over 470,000 words and 140,000 word etymologies.

  • Military and Intelligence Database

    Military and Intelligence Database Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

  • MyHeritage Library Edition (EBSCO)

    The MyHeritage database includes birth, death and marriage records from 48 countries, the complete U.S. and U.K. censuses, immigration, military and tombstone records and more than 2 billion family tree profiles. Due to the ongoing content contributions by individual users, the database grows at an average pace of more than 1 million records each day.

  • National Geographic Kids

    Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, age-appropriate digital content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen before. National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

  • Nature

    A publisher of high impact scientific and medical information covering the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences.

  • New York Times (ProQuest Newsstand)

    Searchable access to the back file of the New York Times.

  • Niche Academy

    Niche Academy is an award winning online learning platform that includes quick video tutorials for many of the resources you’ll find in both the Thomas College Library resources and in the Digital Maine Library.

  • NoveList Plus

    A comprehensive readers’ advisory resource, NoveList Plus enables users to find titles, articles, and lists for both fiction and nonfiction needs.

  • NoveList K-8 Plus

    A reader’s advisory and curricular resource database for young readers.

  • Oceanic Abstracts

    Focused exclusively on worldwide technical literature pertaining to the marine and brackish-water environment.

  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context

    Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.

  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection

    Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Collection provides access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of physical therapy, physical fitness, and sports medicine.

  • Pop Culture Collection

    Pop Culture Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines that both analyze and contribute to popular culture. Useful information for researchers in social science, history, art or liberal arts courses.

  • Popular Magazines

    Popular Magazines provides access to the most searched magazines across the InfoTrac products. All of the titles are selected based on actual publication searches performed by library patrons and the database includes many titles recommended by Bowker’s “Magazines for Libraries.”

  • Power Search (Gale Databases Complete List)

    Allows searching of nearly all the Gale Databases simultaneously

  • Pronunciator Language Learning

    Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 87 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music, and more.

  • ProQuest One Business (formerly Business Premium Collection)

    ProQuest One Business combines the broad journal coverage of the ABI/INFORM database with specialty business resources, most available full text. It includes industry reports, country reports, company data (annual reports, profiles, SWOTs), market research, and analyses.

  • PsycArticles

    Contains over 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, all in psychology and related disciplines.

  • Psychology Collection

    Provide access to authoritative periodical content supporting research in all fields of psychology— abnormal, biological, cognitive, comparative, developmental, personality, quantitative, social and all areas of applied psychology.

  • Religion and Philosophy

    Discover a comprehensive collection of periodical content covering topics across a wide range of philosophies and religions. Researchers will gain valuable insight about the impact religion has had on culture throughout history, including literature, arts, and language.

  • Scribner Writers Series

    Includes 15-20 page signed essays on more than 2,000 authors and literary genres drawn from the acclaimed Scribner print series.

  • Twayne’s Authors Series

    Comprises 600 full-text titles from the Twayne Literary Masters series.

  • U.S. History Collection

    Provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers.

  • Value Line

    Provides insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies.

  • Vocations and Careers Collection

    Finding an appropriate institution of learning, job searching, and maintaining a career are all topics covered by this collection, providing current and applicable content for all vocational milestones. This collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals.

  • War and Terrorism Collection

    Researchers accessing the more than 1.7 million articles in the War and Terrorism Collection will gain valuable insight into conflicts and their causes, impact, and perception on a global scale.

  • World Book Advanced

    Engage advanced students and adults with thousands of articles, primary sources, and online books designed to support personalized learning and enhance digital citizenship.

  • World History Collection

    World History Collection provides access to scholarly journals and magazines useful to both novice historians as well as advanced academic researchers. The database offers balanced coverage of events in world history and scholarly work being established in the field.