Below, students and staff may find access to password-protected database links to assist them with online research. Passwords for these databases are e-mailed to all students and faculty, and are also available by request in the LRC.
These resources allow for searching multiple databases at once.
ABC-CLIO Social Studies
This database provides the ability to search across all, or any combination of, the LRC's ABC-CLIO Social Studies sources.
This database provides access to almost all of the LRC's Gale Resources through one, single-search query.
These resources allow for targeted searching based on one's topic or subject.
American Government (ABC-CLIO)
Through a wealth of short biographies, videos, quotes and primary source documents, users can utilize this database to connect today's issues with the foundations of government and compare the political and economic systems of the United States with other counties.
American History (ABC-CLIO)
From the explorers of the Americas to today's headlines, this database investigates the people, events and themes of our nation's evolution. Integrating American politics, science, culture, philosophy and economics, the database explores the ongoing development of the United States.
Biography in Context (Gale)
This database searches for people - both current and historical, and from all eras and fields of endeavor - based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender.
CQ Researcher and Global Researcher
This database set explores in depth a single "hot" issue in the news each week. CQ Researcher focuses on the United States, while Global Researcher utilizes a more global perspective. Topics range from social and teen issues to the environment, health, education, and science and technology. Reports produced are in-depth, forward-looking and objective.
Discovery Streaming Plus
This database provides access to nearly 9,000 full-length videos, as well as audio files, images and more.
Global Issues in Context (Gale)
This database offers international viewpoints on a broad spectrum of global issues, topics and current events.
Issues: Understanding Controversy and Society (ABC-CLIO)
This database helps users develop an in-depth understanding of how society shapes, and is shaped by, controversial issues. It does so through historical context, expert perspectives, and carefully selected primary and secondary sources covering enduring and timely issues of the day.
This database provides access to scholarly journal content published prior to 1923 in the United States, and prior to 1870 elsewhere. The content includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals, covering topics ranging from the arts and humanities, to economics and politics, to mathematics and other sciences.
Literature Resource Center (Gale)
This database Includes biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on 130,000+ writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences
This database presents comprehensive information and unique insights into modern genocide, focusing on the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context (Gale)
This database brings together the necessary information to fully understand an issue, including: pro and con viewpoint articles, reference articles to provide context, full-text magazines, academic journals, newspapers, primary source documents, government and organizational statistics, multimedia (including images and podcasts), and links to selected Web sites.
This database combines curriculum-driven, leveled content, interactive features, and intuitive navigation into a single, highly-engaging digital resource for students.
SIRS Issues Researcher (Proquest)
This general reference database contains thousands of full-text articles, exploring 300+ social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Articles and graphics are selected from domestic and international publications, and are indexed according to Library of Congress subject headings.
Student Resources in Context (Gale)
This database offers newspapers, magazines, reference content, primary sources, multimedia and more for all curriculum areas.
Teen Health & Wellness (Gale)
This database provides students with curricular support and self help on a variety of topics, including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, and more.
World at War (ABC-CLIO)
This database provides comprehensive information on 14 conflict periods that have defined our nation, from its earliest beginnings to today.
United States Geography (ABC-CLIO)
This interactive database offers a combination of authoritative research sources. Users will find biographies of important political and cultural figures, contemporary and historic Native Americans, and environmental figures. Individual overviews of each state provide a practical introduction and a wealth of information.
World Geography (ABC-CLIO)
Organized by country, content from this database helps users understand the unique charactersitics of the world's nations and people in an increasingly globalized world. Nearly 40,000 primary and secondary sources help users gain insight about regions and countries and their demographics.
World History: Ancient/Medieval (ABC-CLIO)
Human history from all corners of the globe - including Asia, Africa and the Americas - is documented from prehistoric times to the beginnings of the Renaissance in this authoritative database.
World History: Modern Era (ABC-CLIO)
This database addresses, among other topics, the evolution of modern Europe since the Renaissance; concurrent developments in Asia, Africa and the Islamic world; the global impact of the Industrial revolution; and the last 100 years of conflicts and international cooperation.
Electronic books - 'eBooks' - are available to students and faculty at any time, and may be viewed by an unlimited number of users simultaneously.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
This database provides access to more than 20 eBooks across a variety of disciplines. Reference content is printable, available at any time, and simultaneously accessible to an unlimited number of users.
Trial Databases (limited availability)
These resources are available to the LRC on a trial basis; the availability of these database trials is determined by the database companies on a case-by-case basis. Please see the LRC Director for log-in information. Students and staff are encouraged to offer feedback - positive or negative - regarding trial databases to the LRC Director.
Try-It! Illinois (expires 11/30/15)
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