This general database provides full-text coverage of nearly 17,000 scholarly journals, and also contains audiovisual materials from National Public Radio (NPR), the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), and CNN. A great place to start when researching a variety of topics.
This background database is an easy-to-use tool for starting your research. Credo Reference gathers background information on a variety of topics from hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles. Also includes over 500,000 images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
The Illinois College discovery service is a general database that searches the Illinois College catalog, I-Share and a number of our databases all at once. If you are looking for the absolute maximum number of results you can get with one search, this is the resource to use!
This general resource is the academic version of Google. It contains scholarly works from across a variety of disciplines. If you only want to get full-text material, put filetype:PDF on the end of your search, and Google Scholar will only give you material in PDF format (which should be full-text).
This general database provides full-text access to over 1,300 journals and magazines in a variety of content areas. The searching options are limited, but students like the "clean and simple" interface.
Kanopy is a video streaming service with over 30,000 films and television programs available to watch at no-cost to you! Kanopy has a variety of educational, documentary, and popular content, and the service is available for on-campus and off-campus Illinois College users
This background database provides a huge volume of reference content and custom reports on a variety of current issues. Information is presented in a pro-con format. Students interested in reliable, current content to inform their paper-writing, debates, or public speaking should use this database!
This general science database provides a variety of reference, overview, and experimental content related to all the major sciences. Though this database is great for foundational science topics, it does not contain many peer-reviewed articles.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
This database provides access to an ethnographic archive of information on aspects of social life in a variety of world cultures. This database contains articles, manuscripts, dissertations, and monographs. eHRAF is best for anthropology and/or discovering background information about specific ethnic groups or regions of the world.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online is a comprehensive digital archive of the 18th century. It contains over 180,000 documents and over 32,000,000 pages of scanned full-text material. Contains the work of major writers, thinkers, politicians, etc. from the era.
This political science resources covers a variety of world-wide topics. Fields covered include international relations, political theory, and comparative politics. The database contains full-text scholarly articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings.
This ProQuest Database provides searchable full text access to The Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present. This source is excellent for US and worldwide business and market news. It also contains articles on politics, the economy, technology, and world affairs.
Article titles may slightly differ between print and web versions. Searching by author is often a good bet. There may also be a slight delay between when articles are published on the WSJ website and when they are added to the database.