Electronic Resources

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Alphabetical Listing of Electronic Resources

A-to-Z---This resource is NOT for finding articles, rather it tells you which database to use if you are looking for a specific magazine/journal.

America's News---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). 

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.

CQ Researcher---Electronic version of the CQ Researcher on controversial topics, using government sources. (Five users at one time)

Credo General Reference Premium---A digital compilation of information from over 570 reference works: dictionaries, encyclopedias, quotation books and subject specific titles on the arts, history, medicine, social sciences, and technology.

Congressional Publications---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.

Ebscohost Databases---A set database of full-text periodical and newspaper resources, including -- but not limited to -- literary criticisms, psychology, nursing and health resources, business sources and general academic topics.

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
AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in easy to understand language.

Business Source Elite
This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications. The rich collection of titles in Business Source Elite provides information dating back to 1985. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

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 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.

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
Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Ebook Collection is an easy-to-use, web-based system for accessing and retrieving full-text reference, scholarly, and professional books that have been converted into digital format. Read the book online or download to your PC and use Adobe's eBook reader. Ebscohost ebook collection allows you to search for keywords in individual books and indexes include hotlinks to sections of the text. The collection features nearly 2,400 titles with content that covers titles to support general education and career and technical education programs.

ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source:  Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Literacy Reference Center
Literary Reference Center™ (LRC) is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Literary Reference Center contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.

MasterFILE Premier
This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Military and Government Collection

Newspaper Source

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains more than 153,000 articles from over 80 journals published by the APA, and its imprint the Educational Publishing Foundation (EPF), and from allied organizations including the Canadian Psychology Association and Hogrefe Publishing Group.


FirstSearch---Full-text and citation information from periodicals and websites on business, education, medicine, government, humanities and science. Also includes the World Almanac and the Statewide Illinois Catalog, which provides searching options for every online library in the state of Illinois.

Harper's Weekly---this general interest periodical published from 1857-1912, is a primary source for learning about nineteenth-century events, people, and culture. The HarpWeek Database consists of the pages of Harper's Weekly, scanned as images, together with a series of interactive indexes. It contains many images by Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast, and Mathew Brady. Literature in the database is searchable by title, author and literary genre. In addition, over 30,000 advertisements, categorized by topic and advertiser, are included. Harper's Weekly provides detailed information and insights on major and minor political, military, and social issues and events prior to and during the Civil War as well as The Reconstruction and Gilded Age.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: Provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. In addition, this database includes Clinical Pharmacology, which provides access to clinically relevant drug monographs for all U.S. prescription drugs, hard-to-find herbal and nutritional supplements, over-the-counter products and new drugs. Full text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.

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.

I-SHARE (ILLINET)---Online catalog currently containing records for over 8.9 million unique titles and over 31.5 million pieces. This is a resource sharing initiative amongst 65 Illinois colleges and universities.

Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps 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.

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.

Literature Resource Center--A complete literature reference database which includes various sources for critical analyses of authors. LRC combines biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information to provide information on authors and their works.  Literature Resource Center features the complete text of Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography. There is select criticism from Contemporary Literary Criticism and selections from more than 30 other Gale literary reference sets, including works such as Poetry Criticism, Drama Criticism, Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism, Novels for Students, Literature and Its Times, and others.

LexisNexis Academic---Access to over 5,000 news, business, and legal sources including news articles, legal cases, company information, country data, public profiles, and more.  
Nursing Made Incredibly Easy---Complete text of the journal. Only one person at a time will be able to login to this journal.
The New York Times 1851-2009
OmniFile Full Text Select--Index to 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 Resource Center--A full-text database providing differing points of view on current social issues. The database brings together viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, newspaper and magazine articles, as well as links to more than 1,800 reviewed and subject-indexed web sites.
Oxford English Dictionary---A guide to the history, meaning and pronunciation of words. The OED Online contains the complete text of the 20-volume Second Edition, c1989, together with its three-volume Additions Series.
Saskia Digital Image Archive---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.
Scientific American--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.

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.