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.
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.
EveryCRSReport.com includes every Congressional Research Service report available from Congress's internal website, plus approximately 5,000 archived reports from the University of North Texas. This is an excellent source for non-biased information about major political events. The reports are made available by Demand Progress in collaboration with the Congressional Data Coalition.
This general database draws from over 17,000 distinct sources, and includes a variety of legal, business and news information. Best used for newspapers, company information and legal cases. The update to Nexis Uni provides a new, more intuitive, interface, and the option to personalize your research!