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Academic Search CompleteA comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals, and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
Academic Search Premier This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles.
AHFS Consumer Medication InformationA trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. This content is updated monthly.
Business Source Elite This business database provides full text for over 1,000 business publications and more than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included. This database is updated on a daily basis.
CINAHL PLUS CINAHL® with Full Text is a rich collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 610 journals.
Consumer Health CompleteA comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics including health and wellness, mainstream medicine, and holistic medicine. The database is updated on a weekly basis.
E-book Collection
A growing collection of electronic books.
ERIC The Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.
European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 This database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaThis database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
GreenFILEThis collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.
Health Source - Consumer EditionThis database provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, topics include the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Health Source Elite: Nursing Academic EditionThis database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical discipline and features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) This database indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
MAS Ultra - School EditionDesigned specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines and more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs.
MasterFILE PremierThis multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 full-text periodicals, 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.
Military & Government CollectionThis database provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles. It’s designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.
MLA Directory of PeriodicalsOffers detailed information on over 5,500 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
MLA International BibliographyA detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Produced by the Modern Language Association, the electronic version of the bibliography dates back to the 1920's and contains over 2.3 million citations from more than 4,400 journals & series and 1,000 book publishers. The indexed materials coverage is international and includes almost 60 titles from J-STOR’s language and literature collection as well as links to full text.
Newspaper SourceProvides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 (U.S.) & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 389 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
Philosopher's IndexA current and comprehensive bibliographic database covering scholarly research in all major fields of philosophy, features author-written abstracts covering scholarly research published in journals and books and contains research published since 1940 including over 680 journals from more than 50 countries with content representing a variety of languages.
Primary SearchProvides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator and full text information dates as far back as 1990.
Professional Development CollectionDesigned for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports.
PsycARTICLESA definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 153,000 articles from nearly 80 journals published by the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Hogrefe Publishing Group. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
PsycINFORenowned resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s with one of the highest DOI matching rates in the publishing industry. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
PsycTESTSServes as a repository for a growing selection of psychological tests and measures, including thousands of actual test instruments and test items that are available for immediate download and use in research and teaching in related fields such as psychiatry, management, business, education, social science, neuroscience, law, medicine, and social work.
Regional Business NewsThis database provides comprehensive full text coverage for more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
Research Staters - Education Research Starters are study and research guides designed specifically for advanced high school students, college students and selected graduate students. The database consists of comprehensive, yet concise topic summary articles of about 3,000 words in length written by researchers, scholars and other subject matter experts.


AbleDataAbleData provides objective information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States. We serve the nation's disability, rehabilitation, and senior communities.
Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality - National Guideline Clearinghouse* National Guideline Clearinghouse is a public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.
Ah Ha
Businesses, news, and professional education across 20+ industries and 400+ professional and trade associations.
Aluka Digital library of resources from and about Africa..
American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications (ACS Journal Search) The American Chemical Society is the leading publisher of peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences, serving scientific communities worldwide through an unparalleled commitment to quality, reliability, and innovation. ACS Publications manages the scholarly publishing program of the world’s largest and most influential scientific society. 
Anthropological Index Online * Published by the Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) in cooperation with Anthropology Library and Research Centre at the British Museum. It is an index to journal articles and films of some 4,000 periodical titles (1,500 current) covering all branches and areas of anthropology and nearly 800 journals, published in more than 40 languages, are indexed on a continuing basis. 
ArticleFirst  ArticleFirst is not a full text database, but instead is a very comprehensive index of articles, news stories, letters, and other items from journals.  ArticleFirst is a database from OCLC, an organization that indexes the holdings of libraries worldwide.

Open access to 895,922 e-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers, and the intellectually curious with free, unlimited access to books and information on the web. Description about various professions, the process and training needed to become a particular profession, along with salary and potential career paths.
Bioethics Research Library Interdisciplinary & multi-format collection on ethical issues related to health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, & the environment. The Bioethics Research Library at Georgetown University is a destination library for bioethics scholars worldwide. The collection is free and open to the public. 
Biology Browser Produced by Thomson Reuters, BiologyBrowser offers access to evaluated and curated digital resources of interest to the scientific researcher.
Black Past
The online reference guide to African American history includes 10,000 pages of reference information inclduing encyclopedia enties, full-text primary documents, newspaper and magazine articles, and speaches given by public figures. 
Black Thought & Culture
Contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans, including the complete published non-fiction works, interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material. 
Britannica Academic Edition
Britannica is online, in e-books, and on mobile devices and covers a variety of topics, including math, science, and humanities. Britannica is for the 2nd-grader learning math, the teacher explaining the laws of gravity, and the lifelong learner trying to understand the latest political crisis.
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Government information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime, and the operation of justice systems at all levels of government. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics
As an independent statistical agency, BLS is a free government resource providing access to labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Cambridge University Press Historical Statistics of the United States 
The standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.
Career One Stop
Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals.
Catalog of Art Museum Images Online (CAMIO)A growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.
Clinical Alerts
Clinical alerts are provided to expedite the release of findings from the NIH-funded clinical trials where such release could significantly affect morbidity and mortality. is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.
Commerce.govCensus, business, technology and weather information per the Department of Commerce.
CREDO Reference
Credo is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide.
Current Research Information SystemCurrent Research Information System (CRIS) provides documentation and reporting for ongoing agricultural, food science, human nutrition, and forestry research, education and extension activities for the United States Department of Agriculture.
Directory of Open Access JournalsDOAJ is a free, open access resource providing access to scientific and scholarly publications.
Documenting the American SouthDocumenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes sixteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.
Doing BusinessThe Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational level.
EDGAR - US Securities and Exchange CommissionEDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Provided through Chicago History Museum, The Newberry Library, and Northwestern University,  the Encyclopedia of Chicago is a dynamic resource of thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history.
Famous Quotes & Authors Browse over 25,000 quotes online from over 6,700 famous authors.
Federal Reserve BulletinArticles (1996-present) of the Federal Reserve Bulletin
FindLawFindLaw's Cases and Codes section contains resources and links for both state and federal laws. This includes resources pertaining to constitutions, statutes, cases and more.
Gallup PollGallup delivers forward-thinking research, analytics, and advice to help leaders solve their most pressing issues.
Google BooksGoogle Books provides access to previews and full-text access to books if the book is out of copyright, or the publisher has given permission. PDF copies of books are available if it's in the public domain.
Google ScholarGoogle Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
Government Printing Office - Federal Digital SystemGPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
Harp Week
HarpWeek enables uses to directly experience the richness and historical significance of Harper’s Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper.
Health Services Technology Assessment Texts (HSTAT)Health Services/ Technology Assessment Text, is a searchable collection of large, full-text clinical practice guidelines, technology assessments and health information. Component of the NLM Gateway.
HealthFinder.govA free government resource providing access to information and tools health and nutrition.
Illinois Department of Public Health
IDPH provides public access to health informaton, resoruces, and statistics.
In the First Person
In the First Person is a free, high quality, professionally published, in-depth index of close to 4,000 collections of personal narratives in English from around the world.
INFOMINE, built by librarians at University of California, Wake Forest University, California State University, and University of Detroit-Mercy, is a virtual library of Internet resources relevant to faculty, students, and research staff at the university level. It contains useful Internet resources such as databases, electronic journals, electronic books, bulletin boards, mailing lists, online library card catalogs, articles, directories of researchers, and many other types of information.
International Institute of Social History (Viva)
The International Institute of Social History (IISH) conducts advanced research on the global history of work, workers, and labour relations and to this end gathers data, which are made available to other researchers.
Internet Public Library (ipl2)
ipl2, hosted by Drexel University's College of Information Science & Technology, is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment providing access to information and resources and answers reference questions via the Ask an ipl2 Librarian service.
Land Letter
Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E) is the leading source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.
Legal Information Institute
LII is a research, engineering, and editorial group housed at the Cornell University Law School. LII provides free, open access to legal information.
LexisNexis Academic (Academic Universe)
LexisNexis Academic provides access to more than 15,000 of the most credible business, legal, and news sources available, including newspapers, patents, Federal regulations, and Federal and state cases and statutes. 
MEDLINE contains journal citations and abstracts for biomedical literature from around the world.  PubMed® provides free access to MEDLINE and links to full text articles when possible.
Micromedex provides evidence based information about drugs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, and alternative medicine.
National Agricultre Library (AGRCOLA)
The National Agricultural Library is one of four national libraries of the United States. It houses one of the world’s largest and most accessible agricultural information collections and serves as the nexus for a national network of state land-grant and U.S. Department of Agriculture field libraries.
National Atlas of the United States provides free access to maps of the United States of America. These maps capture and depict a changing nation, patterns, conditions, and trends of American life.
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
National Center for Health Statistics
The Center for Disease Control provides access to health and safety information for individuals, public health professionals, healthcare providers, researchers and scientists, policy makers, businesses, media, students and educators.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) is a federally funded resource offering justice and drug-related information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide.
National Jukebox
The Library of Congress presents the National Jukebox, which makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge.
NCBI Bookshelf
Bookshelf provides free access to books and documents in life science and healthcare. A vital node in the data-rich resource network at NCBI, Bookshelf enables users to easily browse, retrieve, and read content, and spurs discovery of related information.
This comprehensive news collection is ideal for exploring issues and events at the local, regional, national and international level. Its diverse source types include print and online-only newspapers, blogs, newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos in a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. 
Occupational Handbook Online
Most current edition of this career information and work conditions resource.
Open Culture
Free, open access to eBooks, audio books, and videos. Download media to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, or Nook!
OT Seeker
OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions.
Oxford Classical Dictionary
The Oxford Classical Dictionary is regarded as the unrivalled reference work on all aspects of the Graeco-Roman world. It provides both scholars and non-specialists with a comprehensive resource of reference which aims to answers all questions about the classical world.
Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is widely regarded as the accepted authority on the English language. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words— past and present—from across the English-speaking world.
PEDRO is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 26,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
Petrucci Music Library
Virtual library of public domain music,including 258,000 scores, 73,472 works, and 26,719 recordings.
Objective analysis of controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format.
Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg offers over 42,000 free ebooks: choose among free epub books, free kindle books, download them or read them online.
Project Muse
Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community.  
Public Agenda
Public Agenda is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate complex, divisive issues and work together to find solutions.
Public Library of Science - Biology
PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed general biology journal published by PLOS, a nonprofit organization of scientists and physicians committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource. New articles are published online weekly; issues are published monthly.
PubMed, the research database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, compromises more than 23 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites.
Rockford Area Economic Development Council
RAEDC provides access to information regarding the city of Rockford, including real estate, demographic, workforce, industry, infrastructure, and lifestyle information.
Sage 2007 Deep Backfile Collection 
SAGE provides access to hundreded of scholarly journal publications in a variety of disciplines, including Humantieies, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, Scientific, Technical, and Medical. 
Sage 2008 E-Reference Collection 
SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 2,700 titles, it includes an expansive range of eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, and professional development titles.
Sanborn Maps of Illinois (CARLI)
Sanborn maps were originally created to help fire insurance companies determine the risks associated with insuring properties. This collection contains maps only from Illinois for the time period of 1867 - 1970, the Sanborn company created fire insurance maps for over 12,000 cities and towns across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Saskia Art Images (CARLI)
Scholars Resource 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. searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results.
Smart Money
Money Smart is a comprehensive financial education curriculum designed to help low- and moderate-income individuals outside the financial mainstream enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.
Sports Reference
A combination of sites providing top notch statistics and resources for sports fans everywhere.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
An ever-expanding collection of texts used in 125,949 Lieder and other classical art songs (Kunstlieder, mélodies, canzoni, романсы, canciones, liederen, canções, sånger, laulua, písně, piosenki, etc.) and many choral works and other types of classical vocal pieces. he archive currently indexes 76,834 texts with 21,974 translations to English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, and others.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute
Information concerning Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and the movements that were/are inspired by him.
THOMAS provides legislative information on the web via Library of Congress, including United States Congressional legislation, the Congressional Record, and committee information.
TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals.
TOXNET provides free access to databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases.
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Information about the voyages, estimates, and images concerning the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
US Census Department
The U.S. Census Bureau provides access to quality data about the nation's people and economy. provides public access to government information and services.
World Almanac

World Digital Library
The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.
Women and Social Movements, Scholars Edition
Women and Social Movements in the United States is organized around U.S. history and U.S. women's history in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. The database provides access to 110 document projects and archives with more than 4,350 documents and more than 153,000 pages of additional full-text documents, book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools. 
World Atlas
World Atlas provides free access to maps, geographical and travel information of all countries.
World FactBook
The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The reference collection includes maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
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