The database is by no means complete or exhaustive, with 27,023 entries from 40 years of the newspapers. There are no entries for the Civil War, despite the almost daily coverage of battles, troop movements, and war-related events in the Indianapolis newspapers. It uses a fraction of the suggested subject headings mentioned below. There is good coverage of accidents, churches, crime, deaths, marriages, societies, and several other subject areas such as institutions and newspapers. Major events (murders, explosions, train wrecks, etc.) that happened outside Indianapolis are often included.