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Through the Maly Library, faculty and students have access to a wide variety of databases, which can be accessed in the library or remotely. Library staff members are happy to assist you in selecting and using databases for your research. Please visit or call the library for assistance.

Selected Maly Library Databases *

Many of the library databases are offered through EBSCO. For help in using these databases, begin with the EBSCO Helpsheet .

Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI)

An EBSCO database of citations for articles published primarily in Catholic journals and magazines.    ** CPLI Helpsheet **

ATLA (American Theological Libraries Assn.)

An index of Christian publications, including articles, book reviews, essays and book chapters.    ** ATLA Helpsheet **  ** ATLA Scripture Search **

Religion and Philosophy Collection

A collection of articles, mostly full-text, from philosophy and a broad range of religions. An EBSCO database.

Academic Search Premier

Full-text scholarly articles from a wide range of academic subjects. An EBSCO database.

Philosopher's Index

Scholarly research since 1940 in fifteen fields of philosophy, published as journal articles, books, contributions to anthologies, and book reviews. The Index includes more than 622 regularly indexed current journals from more than 40 countries in English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Czech, Hungarian, Polish and many other languages.



Full-text articles from publication of the American Psychological Association.    ** PsycArticles Helpsheet **

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

Index, abstracts, and full text covering topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry and psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods. An EBSCO database.


Index, abstracts, and full text of the literature of nursing and allied health. An EBSCO database.

Online Dictionaries and Encyclopedias from OhioLINK

Tools include a subject collection of reference works on Religion and Philosophy, including such titles as The Oxford Companion to Philosophy, A Dictionary of Popes and the Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Access to over 7,000 electronic books in 19 subject areas, including Religion, Philosophy, Psychology, etc.

Ohio Digital Resource Commons (DRC)

The DRC provides a robust, statewide platform for saving, discovering and sharing—free of charge—the instructional, research, historic and creative materials produced by the University System of Ohio and Ohio's private colleges. You can search for all variety of content including documents, such as articles, preprints, working papers, technical reports, conference papers, theses, dissertations, images and data sets. It also supports a variety of digital file types and formats including audio, video, streaming video, multimedia presentations, animations, simulations, learning objects and Web pages.

More Research Databases from OHIOLINK

Many additional online research databases are available through OhioLINK. These resources can be used by all library patrons in the Maly Library. Current faculty, staff, and student patrons can use these resources from home or other computers. Guest patrons are not able to log into these resources from any computers other than those in the Maly Library.


E-Journal Portal

Looking for a specific journal? Click on the Journal Finder portal for access to all full-text journals available to Maly students and faculty - both electronic and in print.


Need more help?

If you do not find the information you need in the databases listed above, try:

OhioLINK QuickSearch
A search engine that lets you select a cluster of databases in a chosen subject area and searches them together.

Google Scholar
Google's search engine limited to scholarly publications.

World Cat
A database of library holdings worldwide, for finding out which libraries might hold a copy of a specific book.

The results you find from the above three resources will probably not be in Maly Library, but we may be able to request them from other libraries at no cost to Athenaeum students. Please call the library during regular daytime hours to let us know what you need.

Maly In-Library Databases

Due to licensing agreements, these resources can be accessed only on the workstations within Maly Library:


* Note: Off-campus users may be asked to sign in to online databases with a login and password to authenticate their access. If so, follow the instructions for authenticating access on the Off-Campus Users page. If you have difficulty authenticating see the OhioLINK Remote Authentication Help Page for assistance.

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