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Online Video Resources:

  • American History in Video (show/hide description)
    contains documentaries, commercial and governmental news reels, and archival footage, patrons can investigate the representation of historical events over time by viewing more than 5,000 titles.
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety
    in Video
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    contains documentaries, training videos, and interviews illustrate the strategies, techniques, and experiences of professionals serving on the front lines of justice and public safety.
  • Current Affairs in Video (show/hide description)
    is a streaming video resource for viewing issue-based documentaries ranging from immigration to globalization.
  • Dental Education in Video (show/hide description)
    is a video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, which provides hundreds of hours of demonstrations from American Dental Association-approved content partners, together with interviews and lectures, for students and faculty in dental surgery, medicine, oral hygiene, assisting, and nursing.
  • Filmakers Library Online (show/hide description)
    is a collection of award-winning documentaries, points of view and historical and current experiences from diverse cultures and traditions world-wide are presented.
  • The March of Time (show/hide description)
    is a restored online collection of Time, Inc. controversial newsreel series from 1935-1967.
  • Nursing Assessment in Video (show/hide description)
    provides demonstrations and step-by-step instructions for performing physical assessments of patients.
  • Nursing Education in Video (show/hide description)
    has been created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. The videos presented in this collection have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.
  • TED (show/hide description)
    video talks are used for promoting the TED organization’s one goal: to spread good ideas and to spark productive conversation in order to understand the world around us. Their collection of TED talks features experts from every discipline and culture to discuss their ideas within 18 minutes or less in order to build a free knowledge base and a curious community.

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  • Academic Search Complete (show/hide description)
    is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (show/hide description)
    is a source of patient drug information published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, available in both English and Spanish.
  • Ancestry Library (show/hide description)
    contains census resources from the United States, Canada, Germany, and the UK. It also contains immigration and travel records, birth, marriage and death records as well as many other collections.
  • A to Zebra Languages (show/hide description)
    (to access, link on the anonymous login) is a language video dictionary that provides information from English (American), Spanish (Castilian/European), Spanish (Mexican/Latin American), French, and German.
  • Black Thought and Culture (show/hide description)
    Black Thought and Culture contains non-fiction works, interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material of leading African Americans.
  • Biography Reference Bank (show/hide description)
    covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images from biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries.
  • Bloom’s Literature (show/hide description)
    examines great writers, important works, memorable characters, and influential movements and events in world literature.
  • Business Source Elite (show/hide description)
    provides full text for over 1,000 business publications with content going back to 1985. More than 10,100 extensive company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.
  • Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois’
    Digital Collections
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    provides links to the digitized collections of CARLI. These collections are of various formats and subjects.
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed (show/hide description)
    discusses news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
  • CINAHL Complete (show/hide description)
    includes nursing & allied health journals with full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL. The database contains full text for many of the most used health journals without an embargo.
  • Consumer Health Complete (show/hide description)
    is designed to support patients' health information needs from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide which provides concise drug reports.
  • CQ Researcher (show/hide description)
    covers, in a uniform format, the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, the pros and cons, bibliographies and more. Coverage is from 1923-present.
  • Credo Reference (show/hide description)
    is a collection of Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Biographies, Quotations, Bilingual Dictionaries, Crossword Solvers and Measurement Conversion reference books on all subjects.
  • EBSCO eBooks Collection (show/hide description)
    includes the full text of eBooks selected by the librarians at John A. Logan College.
  • ERIC, (show/hide description)
    the Education Resource Information Center database, contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text ERIC documents dating back to 1966. It currently indexes 1167 education journals and includes full text for many of those titles.
  • Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (show/hide description)
    provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering all subject areas.
  • Harper’s Weekly (show/hide description)
    is an electronic version of the magazine that is an important primary resource for examining life in late 19th and early 20th century America on a week-to-week basis. The database covers the period from 1857-1912.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition (show/hide description)
    provides information on the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health from nearly 80 full text consumer health magazines.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (show/hide description)
    provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
  • Historical Statistics of the United States (show/hide description)
    is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.
  • JSTOR, (show/hide description)
    short for journal storage, is a single integrated platform operating as a shared digital library that contains journals, books, and primary sources.
  • Literary Reference Center (show/hide description)
    (LRC) is a full-text database that combines information from major reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. It contains full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and overviews, nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticisms, more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth bios), more than 460 literary journals, more than 693,000 book reviews, nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems, more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories, more than 6,500 author interviews, more than 8,200 classic texts and much more.
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition (show/hide description)
    is designed specifically for high school libraries and contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. It also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, and color PDFs.
  • MasterFILE Premier (show/hide description)
    is designed specifically for public libraries. This multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals dating as far back as 1975. It also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.
  • Medline Plus (show/hide description)
    is produced by the National Library of Medicine to provide information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues. It includes the latest treatments, information on a drug or supplement, definitions, medical videos and illustrations, the latest medical research, and information about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
  • Military & Government Collection (show/hide description)
    offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government from periodicals, academic journals, and other content including cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.
  • New York Times Archives (show/hide description)
    is the complete full text of the New York Times with digital reproductions providing access to every page from every issue since its founding in 1851.
  • Newspaper Source (show/hide description)
    provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 US & international newspapers, and selective full text for 389 regional newspapers. Full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
  • Opposing Viewpoints (show/hide description)
    provides reports in a uniform format on social science topics along with podcasts, journal articles, statistics, reference sources, and links to appropriate websites.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (show/hide description)
    is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words from all English-speaking regions that have been documented through quotations ranging from English literature to film scripts. It can be searched by subject, usage, region or origin. It includes timelines of when words entered the English language along with sources of quotes, and pronunciations.
  • Primary Search (show/hide description)
    provides full text for more than 70 magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text dates as far back as 1990.
  • Professional Development Collection (show/hide description)
    is a collection of full text education journals designed for professional educators. This database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.
  • PubMed (show/hide description)
    includes more than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and Publisher web sites.
  • Regional Business News (show/hide description)
    incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Sage Knowledge (show/hide description)
    is a collection of reference books mostly in the social sciences.
  • Sanborn Maps (show/hide description)
    is a collection of historic city and town maps of Illinois which provide an excellent way to track the growth of a city or town.
  • Saskia Art Images Collection (from classic texts) (show/hide description)
    contains 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt.
  • Springer Link (show/hide description)
    provides researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.
  • WorldCat Dissertations Index (show/hide description)
    includes theses, dissertations, and published material based on theses. Some include full text of the resource.
  • Women and Social Movements, Scholars Edition (show/hide description)
    Women and Social Movements includes information, such as documents, reviews of books, films, and websites, teaching tools, and notes from the archives on women’s social movements in the United States from 1600-2000.

Use online dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs and more to do your background research.

Popular Reference Resources:

  • Credo Reference (show/hide description)
    is a collection of Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Biographies, Quotations, Bilingual Dictionaries, Crossword Solvers and Measurement Conversion reference books on all subjects.
  • CQ Researcher (show/hide description)
    covers, in a uniform format, the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, the pros and cons, bibliographies and more. Coverage is from 1923-present.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context (show/hide description)
    provides reports in a uniform format on social science topics along with podcasts, journal articles, statistics, reference sources, and links to appropriate websites.
  • Oxford English Dictionary (show/hide description)
    is a guide to the meaning, history, and pronunciation of more than 600,000 words from all English-speaking regions that have been documented through quotations ranging from English literature to film scripts. It can be searched by subject, usage, region or origin. It includes timelines of when words entered the English language along with sources of quotes, and pronunciations.
  • Sage Reference is a collection of reference books mostly in the social sciences.

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New Book Displays

Alternative TextEvery book is awesome! Head over to the John A. Logan Library and check out some awesome books that are on display. Many fiction and nonfiction titles have been turned in to movies and we have picked some of the more interesting stories to highlight. We have also included a few other entertainment related books that we happen to think are pretty awesome.

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Welcome to the Fall 2014 semester! Please come in or contact us with any questions. We’ve been working hard to add to the resources available for you – watch for new developments as the semester progresses.