James H. Thomason Library

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Academic Search Complete 

Comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals


The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology online


ACS Publications

Search American Chemical Society publications online



Bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library


Alt HealthWatch 

Focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness


America's Historical Newspapers

Explore essential newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia, 1690-1876


Anatomy & Physiology Online 

This online resource covers all a student needs to know and learn for a 2 semester Anatomy & Physiology course. 20 modules with clear 3D images and interactive models, narrated animations and illustrations, dissection slides you can label, clinical case studies, the impact of aging on each body systems, pronunciation guide, quizzes and much more.


Annual Reviews

Full-text online access to the 12 Annual Review titles in the sciences and social sciences available in print at the library


AP NewsMonitor Collection 

Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press on a continuous basis


Applied Science & Technology Full Text 

Content includes coverage of a wide variety of applied science specialties—acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics and much more



Search and browse for images

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials

Religious and theological literature


The Atlanta Constitution Archive

Full-text & full-image articles from 1868-1945



Biography In Context 

Delivers outstanding research support with nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography



Search or browse more than 100 high-impact bioscience research journals


Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology

Definitions and explanations of the key concepts written by leading scholars in the field


Bloom's Literary Reference Online 
Examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature


Britannica Online 
The full text of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, plus Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.


Business Insights: Global

A unique source for international business intelligence offering the most comprehensive and convenient way to find case studies, in-depth statistical data coupled with deep research, and the ability to compare global economies, countries and industries.


Business-LexisNexis Academic

Business articles and detailed financial data about companies

Business Source Premier 

EBSCO's scholarly business database



Cambridge Histories Online

Volumes grouped into topics, making it quick and easy to search and browse through an array of historical subject areas.


Center for Research Libraries (CRL)

An international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries that was founded in 1949 to support advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines.


Chronicle of Higher Education

No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators



Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities


Classical Music Library

Multi-label database of Classical music recordings


Computer Source 

EBSCO's full-text articles in high technology from more than 300 publications with the latest information and current trends


Consumer Health Complete 

Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine



A world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world.


CQ Historic Documents

Electronic version of print series, 1972-present


CQ Researcher

In-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues


CREDO Reference 

A variety of ready reference & subject specific reference titles from highly respected publishers



EBL eBook Collection
Over 3,000 full-text ebooks, published by 26 university press publishers, with copyright dates from 2012 forward


ebrary eBook Collection 
Large collection of electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.


EBSCO eBook Academic Collection 
Large collection of electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.


EBSCO eBook Collection 
Large collection of electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.


EBSCOhost Databases

Academic Search Complete, ATLA, ERIC, MLA, PsycINFO, and many more specialized databases.


Education Full Text 
Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests


Education Journals (in Education Full Text, ERIC, and Academic Search Complete)


Encyclopaedia Universalis (French)

Provides access to more than 33,000 articles including exclusive articles, weekly and monthly dossiers that delve into current events and issues about today’s world, 17,000 media items, a world atlas with over 700 maps, an integrated dictionary with 120,000 entries, and a guide to selected Web sites.



Journal articles and reports on education topics accessed through EBSCO


European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
Comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750


Ferguson's Career Guidance Center  

Provides detailed profiles of more than 3,300 jobs and 94 industries, invaluable advice on career skills, more than 55,000 resource entries, and much more!


Fuente Académica 

Offers more than 450 scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. All major subject areas are covered with particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion and sociology.


Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia 

EBSCO general encyclopedia offering over 25,000 entries on a variety of subject areas


Gale Virtual Reference Library

Reference e-books covering a variety of disciplines


Global Reference Center

An extensive collection of Encyclopaedia Britannica's foreign language content, offering trustworthy information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and French.


GPO's Federal Digital System

U.S. government web site on government publications



Offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.


GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

Focuses on the physical, social, and economic aspects of environmental issues. Topic, organization, and country portals form research centers around issues covering energy systems, health care, agriculture, climate change, population, and economic development. Portals include authoritative analysis, academic journals, news, case studies, legislation, conference proceedings, primary source documents, statistics, and rich multimedia.


The Greenville News (Greenville, SC)

Free access to past 7 days



Healthcare Resources on STAT!Ref 

An online library of electronic resources for medical students and professionals


Health Source-Consumer Edition 

EBSCO consumer health database


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition 

EBSCO database covering many medical disciplines with over 550 scholarly full-text journals


Historical Abstracts Journals (in Academic Search Complete, Business Source Premier, and ATLA)


History Reference Center 

Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video


Institute of Physics Electronic Journals (IOP) 

Access to the Historic Archive of all IOP journals published between 1874-1996


Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Original contributions by specialized philosophers


IPA Source

International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts


Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance

Information pertaining to years 400-1700



A searchable archive of full-text journals covering all disciplines while providing more full-text access in the library's electronic databases



Kids InfoBits 

Periodical database designed for elementary school students


LearningExpress Library   

Comprehensive collection of test-preparation tools, skill-building materials, and other career and life skills resources. Users required to create a free account to use this resource.


Legal Research-LexisNexis Academic

Legal news, case law, codes and regulations, international law, patents, law school


LexisNexis Academic

Full-text news, business, legal, medical, and reference sources.


Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

EBSCO database including librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.


Library Literature & Information Science Index 

Provides cover-to-cover indexing of over 400 journals, including key library and information science periodicals



The largest collection of Western Classical sheet music ever assembled.


Library PressDisplay

The most convenient and complete way to read all your favorite newspapers and magazines on one site. With Library PressDisplay users gain access to publications from within the library, from home and around the world on the day they are published. Library PressDisplay enhances your reading experience with a simple user interface and easy-to-use navigation tools. This subscription runs September to May and is limited to 6 users at a time. If you receive an error message about exceeding the number of allowed users, try again later.


Library OneSearch

Search [almost] all of the Library's resources in one single search. Use this resource to search for print and electronic books  (Thomcat and ebook collections), journal articles, and other reference database collections.


Literary Reference Center 

Comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes


Literature Resource Center 

Online access to Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography,  Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and full-text articles from more than 250 literary journals.


Mango Languages

It includes a variety of resources to help patrons learn practical conversation skills for languages spoken all around the world. Please contact Dave Chatham (dchatham@presby.edu) for an account.


MAS Ultra-School Edition 

EBSCO database including full text for more than 700 popular, high school magazines


MasterFILE Premier 

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975


MEDLINE with Full Text 

Provides the authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE, plus the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE



Authoritative financial information including US company data and annual reports, EDGAR searching, industry reports and more.


Middle Search Plus 

Provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).


Military & Government Collection 

EBSCO database offering current news pertaining all branches of the military and government


Ministry Matters

A destination site for all church leaders, both paid and volunteer, interdenominational and nondenominational. The site’s goals are threefold: to equip, connect, and inspire people in ministry. Limited to 8 users at a time. If you receive an error message about exceeding the number of allowed users, try again later.


MLA International Bibliography 

Literature,  language, linguistics, folklore accessed through EBSCO



Search or browse the archive of this weekly, international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of science.


The New York Times Archive

Full-text & full-image articles from 1851 to 2008


News-LexisNexis Academic

Full-text U.S. & international newspapers, magazines, newsletters & journals


Newspaper Source Plus 

Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles


NoveList K-8 Plus 

Comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction, and will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers


NoveList Plus 

Comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction, and will help you to answer the question of what to read next


Nursing and Allied Health 

All aspects of the Nursing profession -- from direct patient care to health care administration -- are covered in this collection.


Nursing Resource Center 

An easy-to-use interface retrieves disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts



Opposing Viewpoints in Context 

A one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues


Oxford African American Studies Center

A comprehensive online collection from Oxford University Press focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture


Oxford English Dictionary

Searchable version of this important reference work


Oxford Reference Online Premium

Search a variety of Oxford reference books online



OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide


PASCAL Catalog

Statewide academic library catalog


People-LexisNexis Academic

Lexis Nexis people finder


Points of View Reference Center 

Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects


Polling the Nations

An online database of public opinion polls containing the full text of 600,000+ questions and responses, from 18,000+ surveys and 1,700+ polling organizations, conducted from 1986 through the present in the United States and more than 100 other countries around the world.


Primary Search 

EBSCO database providing full text for nearly 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.



OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings


Professional Development Collection 

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.


Project MUSE

Current and recent volumes of 111 core journals in the humanities and social sciences



Searchable full-text articles on current issues in psychology accessed through EBSCO


Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection 

EBSCO database providing 575 full-text titles in psychology and psychiatry



Citations and summaries of resources for research in psychology and related disciplines



Regional Business News 

Full text coverage for regional business publications


Religion and Philosophy Collection 

Provides extensive coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy


Romanticism Redefined: Pickering & Chatto and The Wordsworth Circle

A searchable collection of works focusing in the period between 1800 and 1830


SAGE eReference Encyclopedias

Authoritative and award-winning social sciences encyclopedias available online from Sage Publications



Full-text of many scientific, technical and medical journals


Science in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


Science Reference Center 

Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology, and wildlife


Small Business Reference Center 

Provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business


Sociological Abstracts Journals (in Academic Search Complete)


Spanish Reference Center

Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one. PlanetaSaber, geared for academic-level research, is the perfect resource for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.  PlanetaSaber features the Gran Enciclopedia Planeta, the most comprehensive encyclopedia in the Spanish language.


Springer eBook Collection

Large collection of electronic books covering a vast array of topics and themes.


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

A dynamic reference work in which each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field


Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States



Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators



Online catalog of library materials at Presbyterian College


Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-2006

An online archive of every headline, article, editorial, announcement, image and advertisement published in The Times (London) from 1785 until 2006


U.S. History in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


VAST: Academic Video Online

A multidisciplinary collection of videos curated to become an integral part of today’s undergraduate curriculum


Women Writers Online

Full-text database of pre-Victorian women's writing from the Brown University Women Writers Project



The World Almanac - fundamental reference resources



OCLC catalog of books, web resources, and other material worldwide


World Data Analyst  

Features a unique collection of in-depth information about the countries of the world and allows you to create interesting and informative comparative charts and tables.


World History in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History. The new solution merges Gale's authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.


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