Faculty & Staff  |  Current Students

Online | News | Calendar | Directory | Library | Give

Listing of the Library's Online Resources by Format

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

The African American Experience
The African American Experience is a full-text database providing in-depth coverage of the history and culture of African Americans.

The American Indian Experience
Provides full text materials and accounts of Native American history from an indigenous prospective.

Encyclopedia of Global Change
Covers all types of phenomena that change life on Earth from altered ecosystems, climate change, population, politics and global change to biographies, case studies, and more.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Provides articles on aspects of the Middle Ages from the fifth to the fifteenth century covering the topics of art, culture, science, politics, philosophy, theology, etc.

International Encyclopedia of Dance
Covers theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Cultural and national overviews are accompanied by entries on dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers.

The Latino American Experience
The Latino American Experience is a full-text database that explores the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.

Literary Reference Center
Is a comprehensive full text literary reference database, which provides users with a broad spectrum of reference information including detailed information on the most studied authors and their works.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance
Provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to modern day developments. In addition to theatre performances, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, etc.

Market/Industry Research

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

Business Insights: Global
Provides case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials necessary for conducting research in the global environment of business.

Business Source Premier
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly business journals covering economics, finance, international business, etc. Contains a large collection of peer reviewed journals and a company directory search feature.

Company Profiles
Provides detailed information and MarketLine reports on various U.S. and International companies.

New York Times 
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer 
Provides full text access to the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860-2001.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
Provides full text access to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1786-2003.

Regional Business News
Full text coverage of regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Sage Online
Provides full text access to journals covering Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, etc.

Statista
Provides statistics related to a variety of fields, including media, advertising, finance, politics, etc. Located in one simple, easy-to-use database, Statista’s information is pulled and compiled from market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.

USA.gov
Provides a search engine to access official information and services from the U.S. government.

Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.

Newspapers and Magazines

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

New York Times 
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer 
Provides full text access to the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860-2001.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
Provides full text access to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1786-2003.

Regional Business News
Full text coverage of regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Time Magazine Archive
Provides full text access to Time Magazine, with coverage ranging from 1923–2000.

Vocational & Career Collection
Full text coverage of trade and industry-related periodicals.

Primary Sources

The African American Experience
The African American Experience is a full-text database providing in-depth coverage of the history and culture of African Americans.

The American Indian Experience
Provides full text materials and accounts of Native American history from an indigenous prospective.

European Views of the Americas
Provides resources for those interested in European printed works relating to the Americas from 1493-1750.

History: Academic Video Online 
Provides access to online videos for the study of history. Videos include newsreels, archival footage, and important documentaries (formerly known as American History in Video).

The Latino American Experience
The Latino American Experience is a full-text database that explores the history and culture of U.S. Latinos.

New York Times 
Provides full text access to extensive news, multimedia and archives from the New York Times. Follow the link provided to register with your Point Park email address and claim your academic pass.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text and/or abstracts for 159 US newspapers, eighteen international newspapers, six newswires, and nine newspaper columns.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Philadelphia Inquirer 
Provides full text access to the Philadelphia Inquirer from 1860-2001.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
Provides full text access to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1786-2003.

Regional Business News
Full text coverage of regional business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

USA.gov
Provides a search engine to access official information and services from the U.S. government.

Scholarly Journals

Academic Search Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering most academic areas. Large collection of peer reviewed journals and an extensive image collection.

Business Insights: Global
Provides case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials necessary for conducting research in the global environment of business.

Business Source Premier
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly business journals covering economics, finance, international business, etc. Contains a large collection of peer reviewed journals and a company directory search feature.

Communication Source
Is the most comprehensive resource for communication research available today. This database provides full text and/or abstracts covering research in all areas related to communication and mass media.

Computer & Applied Science Complete
Full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering areas ranging from computing and applied sciences to engineering.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Provides access to various resources covering essential areas related to criminal justice and criminology.

ERIC - Education Resources Information Center
Indexes / abstracts of articles and documents on education research and practice. Includes lesson plans, educational bibliographies, etc.

Humanities Source
Is the most comprehensive resource for humanities research available today. This database provides full text and/or abstracts for scholarly publications covering all aspects of the humanities, with worldwide content pertaining to literary, scholarly and creative thought.

JStor
Full text articles from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and selected science areas. Most recent 2-5 years not included.

The Legal Collection
Full text articles from scholarly law journals covering information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics.

Project MUSE
Provides full text access to critically acclaimed articles from prestigious humanities and social sciences journals. Project MUSE also has a vast selection of journal titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

PsycARTICLES
Contains more than 25,000 full-text articles from 42 journals published by American Psychological Association and allied organizations. Coverage includes general psychology and specialized basic, applied, clinical, and theoretical research in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
Full text and/or citations covering topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

PsycInfo
Indexing and abstracts from the American Psychological Association for articles, dissertations, technical reports, books and book chapters from 1887 to the present that cover psychology and psychological aspects of related fields.

Religion & Philosophy Collection
Full text and/or abstracts covering topics such as world religions, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, etc.

Sage Online
Provides full text access to journals covering Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, etc.

Streaming Video

Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming video of multidisciplinary topics including documentaries, interviews, performances, news reels and more (formerly known as VAST: Academic Video Online).

Counseling and Therapy in Video: Volumes I, II, and III
Provides faculty and students with a first-hand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. These volumes provide a thorough grounding in dozens of therapeutic methods and diagnoses, insight into the human condition, and training in skills such as reflection and empathy.

Dance: Academic Video Online
Features videos of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, improvisational dance, etc.

Film: Academic Video Online
Provides access to online videos for the study of film. Videos include silent era films, contemporary films from over 60 countries, and award-winning documentaries (formerly known as Filmakers Library Online).

Films On Demand
Provides access to a variety of online academic streaming videos. Please consult the FAQ section for connection and browser requirements.

History: Academic Video Online 
Provides access to online videos for the study of history. Videos include newsreels, archival footage, and important documentaries (formerly known as American History in Video).

Kanopy
Provides access to over 26,000 online films from thousands of producers. Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, and many more.

Theatre: Academic Video Online
Provides online streaming videos of more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays and more than 100 film documentaries related to theatre productions.

The Video Journal of Counseling and Therapy
Provides access to the latest research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health, and psychology through contemporary presentations, lectures, and workshops from renowned counselors, psychologists, and practitioners.