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Find the best library databases for your research.
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 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.
The What Everyone Needs to Know® series makes complex topics highly readable, giving you the information you need to know, now, and keeping you up to date on the most important topics leading the discussion today in politics, health, global affairs, and more. Written by experts in the field, What Everyone Needs to Know® offers a balanced and authoritative primer on complex current event issues and countries.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
An intuitive and comprehensive business library containing millions of full-text items across scholarly and popular periodicals, newspapers, market research reports, dissertations, books, videos and more.