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Academic Search Complete
Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 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 1,400 journals.
AHFS Consumer Medication Information – Ebsco
Contains 1000+ patient drug information pamphlets, available in both English and Spanish, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Updated monthly.
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 (9/24/99-4/5/16), Harrisburg Daily Register (10/26/96-current), Southern Illinoisan (2/1/2002-current), and the Evansville Courier and Press(6/19/91-current).
Black Thought and Culture
Contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans. Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Where possible the complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamplets, letters and other fugitive material.
Business Source Elite – Ebsco
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.
CareerOneStop – Internet Resource
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.
CARLI Digital Collections – CARLI
Provides 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections. Descriptive data includes references to the occurrences of these images in 19 major art history texts.
Chicago Tribune (1985-current)
CINAHL with Full Text
CINAHL® with Full Text is rich collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,350 journals indexed in CINAHL®. Full-text coverage dates back to 1937. CINAHL with Full Text also provides access to health care books, nursing dissertations, evidence-based care sheets and quick lesson disease overviews, and continuing education modules. CINAHL with Full Text provides full text for journals in other disciplines including biomedicine, alternative/complementary medicine, consumer health and more.
City-Data.com – Internet Resource
Comprehensive statistics on U. S. cities.
Communications and Mass Media Complete
Communication and Mass Media Complete includes full text for over 500 journals and offers indexing and abstracts for more than 820 titles. Many major journals have indexing, abstracts, PDFs and searchable cited references from their first issues to the present (dating as far back as 1915). CMMC contains a sophisticated Communication Thesaurus and comprehensive reference browsing
Consumer Health Complete – Ebsco
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.
CQ Researcher – CQ Press
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.
Congressional Publications (Proquest)
Full text of congressional publications, congressional testimony, and legislative history including the Congressional Record, Statuses at Large, Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Rules of Congress, and political news sources.
Credo Reference – Credo Reference
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.
Digital Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867 – 1970
Historical maps of Illinois towns and cities, including building outlines, street names, property boundaries and other information.
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Internet Resource
Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.
eBook Community College Collection (EBSCO)
eBooks containing more than 48,000 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.
Electronic Documents of Illinois – Illinois State Library
Electronic Documents of Illinois provides permanent public access to official publications of the State of Illinois which have been deposited in electronic form.
ERIC – Ebsco
Journal articles and reports in education. Some full-text articles.
FDsys – Internet Resource
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides digital access to government information from Congress and federal agencies.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – Ebsco
This database provides more than 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Government Documents Basic Collection – Internet Resource
Links to online versions of core government documents selected by all depository libraries within the Federal Depository Library Program.
GPO – OCLC
U.S. government publications. Most have links to full text of document.
HarpWeek provides electronic access to Harper’s Weekly, the illustrated 19th century “Journal of Civilization” for a 56-year period (1857-1912).
Health and Society in Video – Alexander Street Press
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 – Ebsco
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.
Historical Statistics of the United States (Cambridge University Press)
Historical Statistics of the United States has long been the standard source for quantitative indicators of American history. This is the fourth edition of Historical Statistics of the United States reproduces over 37,000 statistical series from over 1,000 sources. All tables include citations to data sources and descriptions of data anomalies. Comprehensive signed essays on each topic put the statistics in historical context
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.
Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps
The database provides digital access to 2553 large-scale maps of 549 Illinois towns and cities. The maps were created to assist fire insurance companies as they assessed the risk associated with insuring a particular property. The maps list street blocks and building numbers.
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.
Access to over 5,300 news, business, and legal sources including news articles, legal cases, company information, country data, public profiles, and more.
Literary Reference Center
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 – Gale
Starting point for literary research. Index to biographical and critical information on authors and their works.
MasterFILE Premier – Ebsco
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 – Ebsco
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.
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 (Professional Version) – Internet Resource
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 Consumer Version – Internet Resource
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.
Military & Government Collection – Ebsco
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.
New York Times, 1851-2013 (updated annually) – Proquest
Proquest Historical Newspapers – The New York Times (1851-2012) offers full-page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Updated annually.
Newspaper Source – Ebsco
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 Education in Video – Alexander Street Press
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.
OAIster – OCLC
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.
Occupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Statistics
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.
OECD Factbook – Internet Resource
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.
OFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web – Internet Resource
Free directory of links to official international statistics on the web.
OmniFile Full Text Select
Full text articles in science, humanities, social sciences, education and business. The index includes full text records from: Readers' Guide Abstracts, Social Sciences Abstracts, Humanities Abstracts, General Science Abstracts and Wilson Business Abstracts. Coverage: 1994 to the present. Updated weekly
Oxford English Dictionary
Provides a comprehensive dictionary of the English Language that stresses the historical origins of words.
Points of View Reference Center - Ebsco
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.
Professional Development Collection – Ebsco
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 515 full-text journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles.
PsycArticles – Ebsco
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 - Ebsco
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.
Regional Business News – Ebsco
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.
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 Resource
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.
Springer Medicine eBook Collection – Springer
Contains more than 1,300 English language medical ebooks published by Springer from 2005-2010.
Undata – Internet Resource
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.
USA.gov – Internet Resource
The official U.S. Government portal providing one-stop access to all online federal government resources.
Women & Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
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.
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