Magazines & Databases
Your library provides you with online access to complete articles from thousands of magazines and journals, and that's just the beginning. Also available are biographies, reports, pamphlets and additional reference materials. (You will need an authorization code and password to access these databases. Contact your local librarian.)
ArticleFirst: An OCLC index of articles, some full-text, from the contents pages of journals and magazines. For most journls, ArticleFirst provides a list of libraries that have the journal titles.
Ebsco: is an online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of full text databases. These databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
ECO (Electronic Collections Online): An OCLC collection of scholarly journals, some full-text, which includes all of the original content and images of articles. Topics covered include: agriculture, library science, anthropology, literature, business, medicine, economics, philosophy, education, political science, fine arts, psychology, geography, religion, history, science, language, social science, law, and technology.
Illinois Catalog: An online catalog containing millions of bibliographic records cataloged by Illinois OCLC member libraries. Materials cataloged include: books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes held by Illinois libraries.
PerAbs: A database of periodical abstracts from general and academic journals, including many full-text articles. Each record includes a bibliographic citation and a concise abstract. This database also contains records for transcripts of significant segments of more than 80 news and lifestyle TV and radio programs. Subjects covered include: business, economics, literature, psychology, religion, and women's studies.
WilsonSelectPlus: Contains full-text articles in the sciences, humanities, education, and business. It provides indexed and abstracted records with accompanying full-text articles, many of which are linked to citations in other FirstSearch databases. Includes U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines. Subjects include: accounting, health care, advertising, human resources, art, insurange, auditing, international trade, banking, international trends, broadcasting, investment analysis, computers, management, economics, marketing, education, planning and strategy, engineering, public administration, environment, real estate, finance, taxation, foreign investment, telecommunications, transportation, and science.
WorldAlmanac: Includes Funk & Wagnall's New Encylopedia, the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids.
WorldCat: An OCLC catalog containing millions of bibliographic records about books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
ABI Inform: Includes articles (some full-text) on business and management in the U.S. and internationally. Topics include: accounting, insurange, advertising, international trade, auditing, international trends, banking, investment analysis, broadcasting, management, computers, marketing, economics, planning and strategy, engineering, public administration, finance, real estate, foreign investment, taxation, health care, telecommunications, human resources, and transportation.
MEDLINE: A database (with some full-text) covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. MEDLINE corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. It includes thousands of records with substantial abstracts. Subjects include: clinical medicine, nutrition, dentistry, pathology, education, psychiatry, experimental medicine, toxicology, health services administration, veterinary medicine, and nursing.
Other Specialized Databases:
ERIC: A collection of journal articles and reports in education, with some full-text. It contains annotated references to non-journal material issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and the journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE).
GPO: U.S. federal government publications, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Includes a bibliographic citation in each record.
PapersFirst: An OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by the British Library Document Supply Centre.
Proceedings: An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by the British Library Document Supply Centre.
Newspaper Archive: the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1759 to present. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.