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.
The World Factbook provides basic intelligence on the history, people, government, economy, energy, geography, environment, communications, transportation, military, terrorism, and transnational issues for 266 world entities.
Open Illinois facilitates the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and supports training, advocacy, and coordination of cooperative effort for the benefit of members of Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and other Illinois stakeholders. This centralized repository provides materials helpful to academic and research institutions in developing OER and advocating for adoption of OER on their campuses to reduce students costs.
You can Explore curated OER Collections by subject and find OER developed in Illinois.
Visit this Collection to learn about open educational resources, copyright, and Creative Commons.
Our Getting Started section is the place to learn how to create a profile, create an institutional page or form a working group, and use Open Author to create OER.