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Academic Search Complete - EBSCOfull text
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 – EBSCOfull text
Contains 1000+ patient drug information pamphlets, available in both English and Spanish, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Updated monthly.

Allied Health Video Collection - Films on Demandfull text
This video collection from Films on Demand will help prepare future allied health professionals for practice across a diverse range of health care settings, whether they are learning how to draw blood, administer medications, or help deliver a baby. Full videos, video segments, citations, transcripts, and linking are available.

Art & Architecture in Video - Alexander Street

AXIS 360 - Baker & Taylor

Download the Axis 360 app on your device: Apple, Android, Kindle, PC and Mac. The app lets you read and listen to digital content with a single tap. Place items on hold and see at a glance where you are in line. Add digital content to your wish list for later check out. Listen to your favorite eAudiobooks directly within the Axis 360 app! A variety of playback controls puts you in charge of your audio content.

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Biology Video Collection - Films on Demand

Contains 2,293 biology films on demand.

Black Thought and Culture - Alexander Street

full textContains 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 – EBSCOfull 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.



CareerOneStop – Internet Resourcefull 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.

Careers & Job Search Video Collection – Films on Demandfull text
This video collection from Films on Demand provides information and insight into how work gets done across various industries and how technology has changed the process of searching for and getting a job. Covering subjects such as careers, job markets, online portfolios, social networking, and webcam interviews, this collection explores the modern job search. Full videos, video segments, citations, transcripts, and linking are available.

CARLI Digital Collections – CARLIfull text
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.

CINAHL with Full Text - EBSCOfull 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. – Internet Resourcefull text
Comprehensive statistics on U. S. cities.

Communications and Mass Media Complete - EBSCOfull text
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.

Communication Video Collection - Films on Demand 

Consumer Health Complete – EBSCOfull 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.

CQ Researcher – Sage Publicationsfull 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.

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.

Current Affairs in Video - Alexander Street



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

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



eBook Community College Collection  - EBSCO
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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.

Education in Video - Alexander Street

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.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) – EBSCOfull text
An authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is an essential tool for education researchers of all kinds. Journal articles and reports in education. Some full-text articles.



Family & Consumer Science Video Collection – Films on Demandfull text
This video collection from Films on Demand offers hundreds of multifaceted titles on first aid, nutrition and diet, child care, kitchen and food safety, financial health, safe driving, fashion and interiors, independent living, etc. From raising confident children and building psychological resilience, to understanding a 401(k) or confronting the dangers of texting and driving, this collection covers a wealth of life lessons.. Full videos, video segments, citations, transcripts, and linking are available.

Films on Demand - Infobase

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



Gale e-Books - Gale Group

Gale Power Search - Gale Group

Offers peer-reviewed articles; full-text magazines, newspapers, and eBooks; primary source documents; and videos or podcasts

Government Documents Basic Collection – Internet Resourcefull text
Links to online versions of core government documents selected by all depository libraries within the Federal Depository Library Program.

GovInfo– Internet Resourcefull text
Provides digital access to government information from Congress and federal agencies.

GPO (Government Publications Office) – OCLC full text
U.S. government publications. Most have links to full text of document.

Guidance & Counseling Video Collection – Films on Demandfull text
This video collection from Films on Demand covers life lessons that aren’t always taught in class, but that can be just as important in preparing for life after graduation. Topics include the “soft skills,” such as time management and mitigating stress, that can boost academic success, to warning about alcohol and drugs, peer pressure, and other dangers inherent to becoming a young adult. Full videos, video segments, citations, transcripts, and linking are available.



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

Health & Medicine Video Collection – Films on Demandfull text
This video collection from Films on Demand covers the wide range of topics relevant to anyone studying health and medicine. A comprehensive overview, titles include topics such as the full spectrum of diseases and disorders; human anatomy and physiology; investigations into public health issues; programming on nutrition and wellness; instructional films on health care and treatment; and primers on careers in health and medicine. Full videos, video segments, citations, transcripts, and linking are available.

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 – EBSCOfull text
All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Some links to full-text articles.

Historical Statistics of the United States  (Cambridge University Press) full text
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

Historical Statistics of the U.S. - Cambridge Press

Humanities Video Collection - Films on Demand



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.

Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps full text
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.








LexisNexis Uni

Literary Reference Center 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 – Gale
Starting point for literary research. Index to biographical and critical information on authors and their works.



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.

Math Video Collection - Films on Demand

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

Medline Plus – Internet Resourcefull text
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 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 Consumer Version – Internet Resourcefull 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.

Military & Government Collection – EBSCOfull 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.



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.

Nexis Uni -- LexisNexis  full text
Access to over 5,300 news, business, and legal sources including news articles, legal cases, company information, country data, public profiles, and more.

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.



OCLC - Statewide Illinois Library Catalog

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.

OECD iLibrary – Internet Resourcefull text
OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) iLibrary is an online library featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the knowledge base of OECD's analysis and data. It includes a searchable, comprehensive statistical database 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.

OmniFile Full Text Select full text
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.

Opposing Viewpoints - Gale full text
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.



 Peterson's Test Prep - Gale Group

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.

Primary Search - EBSCO

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.

ProQuest EBL eBooks - ProQuest

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.



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.

Research Starters for Education - EBSCO



SAGE: Knowledge, Research Methods, CQ Press Library, Stats

Saskia Archives - Saskia

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.



The March of Time - Alexander Street

Theatre in Video - Alexander Street



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 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 - Alexander Streetfull 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.

WorldCat - OCLC
Find books in libraries around the world through OCLC WorldCat. To request a WorldCat book, come to the circulation desk at either campus.