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Use our databases to find journals, journal articles, primary documents, images, e-books and more.

Databases by Subject:

Databases by Title:

  • Academic Search Complete   (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.
  • AAS Historical Periodical Collection Series (description)
    iPartnering with the American Antiquarian Society (AAS), the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction, EBSCO provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. The fifty thematic collections from AAS Historical Periodicals include digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals not available from any other source and provide rich content detailing American history and culture from the mid-18th century through the late-19th century.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (description)
    is a source of patient drug information published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, available in both English and Spanish.
  • Black Thought and Culture (description)
    Black Thought and Culture contains non-fiction works, interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material of leading African Americans.
  • Business Source Elite (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.
  • CARLI Digital Collection (description)
    CARLI Digital Collections uses the CONTENTdm digital asset management tool to describe and deliver digital representations of myriad special collections including printed and manuscript materials, images, and sound recordings. It also guarantees researchers access to cross-institution and cross-collection searches integrating previously disparate and possibly remote special collections. It is a growing image and special collections research resource for faculty, staff, students, and the public. By combining digital collections from a number of CARLI member institutions into a seamless environment, researchers are guaranteed richer search results on a variety of topics.
  • Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois’
    Digital Collections
    provides links to the digitized collections of CARLI. These collections are of various formats and subjects.
  • CINAHL Plus (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 (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.
  • Ebooks Collection (EBSCO) (description)
    includes the full text of eBooks selected by the librarians at John A. Logan College.
  • ERIC , (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 (description)
    provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering all subject areas.
  • Harper’s Weekly (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 (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 (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 (description)
    is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.
  • Literary Reference Center   (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 (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 (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 (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 (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   (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 (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   (description)
    provides reports in a uniform format on social science topics along with podcasts, journal articles, statistics, reference sources, and links to appropriate websites.
  • Primary Search (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 (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 (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 (description)
    incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Sage Knowledge (description)
    is a collection of reference books mostly in the social sciences.
  • Sanborn Maps (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) (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 (description)
    provides researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.
  • WorldCat Dissertations Index (description)
    includes theses, dissertations, and published material based on theses. Some include full text of the resource.
  • Women and Social Movements, Scholars Edition (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.

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 (show/hide description)
    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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New Book Displays

Banned books

Stand Up for Your Right to Read
Banned Book Week
September 26 - October 3

The John A. Logan College Library is now displaying frequently challenged books to draw attention to the issue of censorship in schools, libraries, and bookstores. Some of the titles include classics that have shaped the history of literature, as well as more recent examples of works that have come under scrutiny. Celebrate intellectual freedom and check out a banned book!


Access to popular non-fiction and fiction eBooks and audiobooks is now available to John A. Logan College Library’s patrons! Through a grant from the State Library and the Illinois Heartland Library System, JALC Library patrons can download the 3M Cloud Library app to most devices.

Unfortunately, the app will not work with the original Kindle, but it does work with the Kindle Fire.

When you download the application, be sure to select the Illinois Heartland Library System as your library. Also, you will need your library card barcode and PIN number. If you don’t remember your information or have not set up a Library card, please give us a call at ext. 8338.

Once you have set up the app, you can search for specific titles or browse areas of interest. You may have up to 5 titles checked out (21 day loan period) and 5 titles on hold.

Please let us know if you have any questions! Happy reading!