Databases by Subject

Electronic Resources Arranged by Subject

The databases in the following list contain many full-text resources (indicated by the image). These databases also contain some items for which full text is not available online. To find out if a magazine, journal or newspaper is available in full text, search the SIC Journal Holdings.

Arts & Humanities | Biography | Books & eBooks | Business | Careers | Current Issues | Digital Resources | Education | General Resources | Government | History | Illinois | Literary CriticismNewspapers | Nursing & Allied Health | Psychology | Reference | Science |Social Sciences | Statistics

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Arts & Humanities

Credo Reference – Music – Credo Reference full text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of music.

Credo Reference – Philosophy – Credo Referencefull text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of philosophy.

Credo Reference – Religion – Credo Referencefull text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of religion.

Saskia Digital Image Archive full text
A collection contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt. The images can be displayed and downloaded in high-resolution format.  



Credo Reference – Biography – Credo Reference full text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of biography.


Books & eBooks

Credo Reference – Credo Referencefull text
Features full-text content from hundreds of reference books from many different publishers, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotation sources and a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to technology.

eBook Community College Collection (EBSCO)full text
eBooks containing more than 5,800 titles, covering topics across programs and fields of study in key subject areas such as the humanities and social sciences, business, science and technology, and literary criticism.

I-Share Catalog
The I-Share database contains over 11.5 million unique bibliographic records and more than 36 million item records, representing the holdings of 82 CARLI I-Share member institutions. The combination of this enormous consortial collection with I-Share’s resource sharing services gives I-Share library patrons ready access to a collection that ranks among the world’s greatest research libraries. For help with ordering books in I-Share to be sent to the Southeastern Library, check out our online PDF I-Share Ordering Guide or our HTML I-Share Ordering Guide, or speak to a library staff member. Your SIC ID number and Library barcode number (located on the back of your student ID card) are required to an I-Share account

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



Business Source Elite – Ebsco full text
Provides full text for nearly 1,100 scholarly business journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed business publications. This database is updated on a daily basis and offers full text dating back to 1985.

Credo Reference – Business – Credo Referencefull text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of business.

OECD Factbook – (Internet Resource) full text
OECD Factbook (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) includes comprehensive statistical indicators for OECD countries and some non-OECD countries. Covers the economy, agriculture, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health and quality of life, industry, information and communications, population/labor force, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure and R&D.

Regional Business News – Ebscofull text
This database provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.



CareerOneStop – Internet Resource full text
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored website that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses and workforce professionals, including information on career exploration, salary and benefits, education and training, job search, resumes and interviews.

Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Statisticsfull text
For hundreds of different types of jobs includes the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.


Current Issues

CQ Researcher – CQ Pressfull text
Full-text articles on current and controversial topics, offering in-depth analysis of a contemporary issue, pro and con arguments by experts, a chronology, annotated bibliographies and more.

Points of View Reference Center Ebsco   full text                                                                                                                
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. The Guide to Critical Analysis enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.


Digital Resources

OAIster – OCLCfull text
A catalog of more than 19 million digital resources from more than 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan. Digital resources include: digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies and datasets. Collections include: theses, technical reports, research papers and image collections.



ERIC – Ebscofull text
Journal articles and reports in education. Some full-text articles.

Professional Development Collection – Ebscofull text
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 515 full-text journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles.


General Resources

Academic Search Complete – Ebscofull text
The world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary database, with full text for nearly 4,700 titles, including the largest collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals. Updated on a daily basis, offering full-text back files to 1975 or further for more than 100 journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Internet Resourcefull text
Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

MasterFILE Premier – Ebscofull text
Contains full text for nearly 1,700 popular magazines covering reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also includes full text for reference books and primary source documents, as well as an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

MAS Ultra–School Edition – Ebscofull text
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 500 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating to 1975 for key magazines. Also provides nearly 550 full-text pamphlets, 150 full-text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags. Updated daily.

Nexis Uni -- Lexis Nexis
Nexis Uni (formerly LexisNexis Academic) provides access to more than 17,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis. Nexi Uni has three primary collections: 1) full-text access to thousands of news sources in the U.S. and abroad back to the 1970s; 2) aggregated economic data on businesses, corporations, and industries in the U.S. and abroad; 3) full-text legal documents, including U.S. Federal and State court cases, and law reviews from the late 18th century to present.



Browse Topics – Internet Resourcefull text
Browse Topics is a list of U.S. government sites arranged by broad subject areas.

FDsys – Internet Resourcefull text
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides digital access to government information from Congress and federal agencies.


U.S. government publications. Most have links to full text of document.full text

Military & Government Collection – Ebsco full text
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, with an emphasis on engineering. Provides full text for nearly 300 periodicals, 245 pamphlets, plus full-text country reports. – Internet Resource
The official U.S. Government portal providing one-stop access to all online federal government resources.



Credo Reference – History – Credo Referencefull text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of history.

Digital Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867 – 1970full text
Historical maps of Illinois towns and cities, including building outlines, street names, property boundaries and other information.

Ebscohost History Databases

HarpWeekfull text
HarpWeek provides electronic access to Harper’s Weekly, the illustrated 19th century “Journal of Civilization” for a 56-year period (1857-1912).

New York Times, 1851-2009 (updated annually) – Proquestfull text
Proquest Historical Newspapers – The New York Times (1851-2008) offers full-page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Updated annually.



Digital Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867 – 1970full text
Historical maps of Illinois towns and cities, including building outlines, street names, property boundaries and other information.

Electronic Documents of Illinois – Illinois State Libraryfull text
Electronic Documents of Illinois provides permanent public access to official publications of the State of Illinois which have been deposited in electronic form.

Find-It! Illinois – Internet Resource
Illinois governmental and library information on the web.

IllinoisCLICKS! – Internet Resource
Illinois CLICKS! is an information website with quality internet resources, reviewed and selected by Illinois librarians, well-organized for easy access by all Illinois citizens


Literary Criticism

Credo Reference – Literature – Credo Reference full text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of literature.

Academic Search Completefull text
Academic Search Complete is a valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database. with more than 7,100 full-text periodicals, including more than 6,100 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 11,200 journals and a total of more than 11,700 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format. Searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals.

Literary Reference Center (Ebsco)full text
Combining information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals, and original content from EBSCO, Literary Reference Center features an expansive collection of author biographies, plot summaries & work overviews, full-text essays from leading publishers, literary reference books & monographs, cover-to-cover full text for literary magazines & journals, book reviews from the most prestigious publications, poems from hundreds of sources, short stories, classic texts, author interviews, and much more.In addition, Literary Reference Center includes Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature, Beacham’s Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Literary Encyclopedia, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus and much more.

Literary Index from Gale Group

This is a very useful index to the content in the Library's print collection of literary criticism and biography from the Gale Group.  Print collections are located in the reference section of the Library. Using the online index will assist you to locate the title, volume, and page numbers of the article(s).  Once you locate the information in the online index, you can locate the print informaiton in the library.  The library owns the publicaitons below.  

Melba Patton Library – Gale Literature Criticism Print Collection

Gale Literary Index
Classical and Medieval  Literature Criticism
Volume:  1- 33

Contemporary Literacy Criticism
Volume:  1-217

Literature Criticism from 1400-1800
Volume: 1-25
Nineteenth- Century Literacy Criticism
Volume:  1-85
Twentieth Century Literacy Criticism
Volume: 1-136
Poetry Criticism
Volume:  1-68
Drama Criticism
Volume: 1-27
Short Story Criticism
Volume:  1-87


Legal Research – LexisNexis full text
U. S. federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews and international legal information. Shephard’s Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789.

Self Help Legal Center - Southern Illinois University School of Law



Illinois Newspaper Project – University of Illinois and Chicago History Museum
Part of the U. S. Newspaper Program designed to identify, catalog and preserve historic newspapers. Useful in locating newspaper title and holdings information.

America's Newsfull text
America's News from NewsBank provides full-text articles from the electronic editions for more than 1,500 national news sources - all in one easy-to-search database. The database includes full-text of the Carmi Times (9/24/99-current), Harrisburg Daily Register (10/26/96-current), Southern Illinoisan (2/1/2002-current), and the Evansville Courier and Press (6/19/91-current). 

LexisNexis Academic – LexisNexisfull text
Comprised of news, business, legal, medical and reference information, LexisNexis Academic covers nearly 5,300 titles, many of which are full text. Excellent source for regional, U.S. and international newspapers.

New York Times, 1851-2009 (updated annually) – Proquest full text
Proquest Historical Newspapers – The New York Times (1851-2008) offers full-page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Updated annually.

Newspaper Source – Ebscofull text
Provides selected full text for more than 200 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. Updated daily.

Nursing & Allied Health

AHFS Consumer Medication Information – Ebsco full text
Contains 1000+ patient drug information pamphlets, available in both English and Spanish, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Updated monthly.

CINAHL with Full Text  full text
CINAHL® with Full Text is rich collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. Full-text coverage dates back to 1981.

Consumer Health Complete – Ebsco  full text
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Credo Reference – Health & Medicine – Credo Reference  full text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of medicine.

Health and Society in Video – Alexander Street Pressfull text
Online collection of nearly 300 streaming videos focusing on health issues and their impact on society, including hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

Health Source – Consumer Edition – Ebscofull text
Features searchable full text for more than 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men’s Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for more than 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition – Ebsco
All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Some links to full-text articles.

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences.

Medlineplus – Internet Resource
Consumer-friendly, up-to-date, quality health care information from the National Institutes of Health and other reliable, non-commercial sites.

Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy – Internet Resourcefull text
Standard medical reference source containing essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders. Written by medical experts in all fields of medicine and continuously updated.

Merck Manual of Medical Information Home Edition – Merckfull text

Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.

Nursing Education in Video – Alexander Street Pressfull text
Online collection of over 300 videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All videos have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

PsycArticles – Ebscofull text
PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from more than 70 psychology-specific journals from 1894 to present.

Springer Medicine eBook Collection – Springerfull text
Contains more than 1,300 English language medical ebooks published by Springer from 2005-2010.



Credo Reference – Psychology – Credo Referencefull text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of psychology.

PsycArticles – Ebsco full text
PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from more than 70 psychology-specific journals from 1894 to present.

PsycBooks - Ebscofull text
Significant in scope and depth, this database offers the most current and only comprehensive collection of full-text scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association (APA). Providing a pathway through the evolution of psychological thought, it gives students, researchers and educators access to high-quality publications in psychology and related fields.



Credo Reference – Credo Referencefull text
Features full-text content from hundreds of reference books from many different publishers, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotation sources and a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to technology.

 Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – Ebsco full text
This database provides more than 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

 Oxford English Dictionary – Oxford University Press full text
The OED online, the world’s leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150.



Credo Reference – Science – Credo Referencefull text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of technology.

Scientific Americanfull text
For over 150 years, Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in America, has been the place to turn for understandable, authoritative reporting on the spectacular developments that have taken place in every field of science. Scientific American Archive Online, a stand-alone database, is a comprehensive, searchable science and technology resource containing the full text and graphics of every Scientific American issue from 1993 to the present.

Scitable - Internet Resourcefull text
A free science resource from Nature Publishing Group. Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology, including the topics of evolution, ecology, and gene expression. Contains overviews of topics with links to academic journals and ebooks.


Social Sciences

Women & Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000full text
This collection includes 108 document projects and archives with almost 4,300 documents and more than 150,000 pages of additional full-text documents, written by more than 2,200 primary authors. It also includes book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.

Credo Reference – Social Sciences – Credo Referencefull text
Online encyclopedias and dictionaries of social sciences.


Statistics – Internet Resourcefull text
Comprehensive statistics on U. S. cities.

International Statistical Agencies – Internet Resourcefull text
Alphabetical list of country statistical agencies compiled by the U. S. Census Bureau.

OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web – Internet Resourcefull text
Free directory of links to official international statistics on the web.

Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States – Proquestfull text
Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States and a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Updated monthly.

Undata – Internet Resourcefull text
Provides statistics on a wide range of social and economic data series from 30 specialized international intergovernmental agencies including POPIN, World Bank, IMF, UNESCO, UNICEF, and WHO. – Internet Resourcefull text
Comprehensive data and statistics portal to federal government websites.