The Thacher School Databases
These database links will only work on campus. If you are off campus, you will need to access them from following the prompt at the bottom of the database links on the Thacher Library web page.
Databases vary in the type of information they offer. If your topic is historical in nature, most likely JStor, Questia, GVR, Google Scholar and books will be your best bet. If your topic is timely or current, the rest below may better assist you. Please see my notes beneath each one to help guide you.
Where do I begin?
Are you trying to find information on your topic?
A comprehensive source for you to begin with rather than Amazon.com is the Library of Congress catalog. It a great resource to locate more books than you ever knew existed on a subject. We can also request many of these items InterLibrary Loan which allows us borrow these books from many libraries within the United States. When you know of the books you would like, email Ms. LaForge. Request only what you can read in a timely manner. We are only able to renew books once. If you find ten books you think will be useful, only request a few (2-3). When you are finished with them, you can request more.
If you want to start local, then a good place to begin is our library :
If you didn't find anything in our catalog on your topic, then try searching the other libraries tab on your left. We can get items from our peer schools rather quickly.