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  • eBooks Collection (EBSCO) (about)
    is an academic database of digital titles selected to support curriculum requirements.
  • 3M cloudLibrary (about)
    provides access to many popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audiobooks. Patrons can check out up to 5 titles at a time (21 day loan period) and have up to 5 titles on hold.
    To browse and read 3M cloudLibrary titles, download the 3M cloudLibrary app. The app works on most devices, including Kindle Fire; unfortunately, cloudLibrary does not work with the original Kindle.
    When setting up your app, make sure you have your JALC Library barcode and PIN number, and select the “Illinois Heartland Library System” as your library! Click here for more detailed instructions.

Use our databases to find journals, journal articles, primary documents, images, eBooks, and more.Click here for Off-Campus Access.

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  • Academic Search Complete   (about)
    is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary, database with more than 8,500 full‐text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full‐text periodicals, 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 (about)
    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 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. This American Antiquarian Society collection is through EBSCO's Digital Archives.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information (about)
    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 (about)
    contains non-fiction works, interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other material of historically important African Americans. Along with well‐known works, the collection features approximately 5,000 pages of unique, fugitive, and never‐before‐published materials. Biographical essays by leading scholars and an annotated bibliography of the sources in the database are also featured.
  • Business Source Elite (about)
    provides full text for over 1,000 business, management, and economics journals and periodicals with content going back to 1985. Topics include accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, and sales. More than 10,100 extensive company profiles from Datamonitor are also included, as well as Associated Press video content from 1930 to today.
  • CARLI Digital Collection (about)
    provides access to the digitized collections of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois' Digital Collections. It delivers 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.
  • CINAHL Plus (about)
    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 (about)
    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) (about)
    includes the full text of eBooks selected by the librarians at John A. Logan College.
  • ERIC (about)
    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 (about)
    provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering all subject areas.
  • Harper’s Weekly (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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   (about)
    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 (about)
    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   (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Sage Knowledge (about)
    is a collection of reference books mostly in the social sciences.
  • Sanborn Maps (about)
    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) (about)
    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 (about)
    provides researchers with access to millions of scientific documents from journals, books, series, protocols and reference works.
  • WorldCat Dissertations Index (about)
    includes theses, dissertations, and published material based on theses. Some include full text of the resource.
  • Women and Social Movements, Scholars Edition (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    is a streaming video resource for viewing issue-based documentaries ranging from immigration to globalization.
  • Dental Education in Video (about)
    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 (about)
    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 (about)
    is a restored online collection of Time, Inc. controversial newsreel series from 1935-1967.
  • Nursing Assessment in Video (about)
    provides demonstrations and step-by-step instructions for performing physical assessments of patients.
  • Nursing Education in Video (about)
    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 (about)
    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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National Library Week 2017

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New Reference Librarian

The John A. Logan College Library has a new Reference Librarian! Elizabeth Hartman previously helped patrons at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She specializes in the humanities, especially philosophy and music. With Elizabeth joining longstanding Reference Librarian Adam Rubin, the JALC Library reference staff is fully loaded to help you find the information you need. Ask her about graphic novels!