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- EBook Central (ProQuest)
is an academic database of digital titles selected to support curriculum requirements.
- Ebooks Community College Collection (EBSCO)
includes the full text of eBooks selected by the librarians at John A. Logan College.
- Cloud Library
provides access to many popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and audiobooks. Click here for more detailed instructions.
- Project Gutenberg
is a collection of free, public domain eBooks.
is a collection of free, public domain audiobooks.
- Open Library
provides access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books, and link to external sources like WorldCat and Amazon when available.
Use our databases to find journals, journal articles, primary documents, images, eBooks, and more.
Off-Campus Database Access Updated!
If you are accessing databases while off-campus, simply click on the link for the database you wish to use – see the Databases tab below. You will be directed to a login page automatically, prompting you to enter your Logan credentials.
All Databases by Title:
- Academic Search Complete
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering all subject areas.
- Health Source: Consumer Edition
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
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
is the standard source for the quantitative facts of American history.
- Literary Reference Center Plus
(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
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
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
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
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.
- Newspapers.com – Illinois Collection
offers full text articles from over 180 historical Illinois newspapers covering the period 1808-2009.
- Newspaper Source
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.
- New York Times Archives
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.
- Opposing Viewpoints
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
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
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.
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
incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
- Sage Knowledge
is a collection of reference books mostly in the health and social sciences.
- Sanborn Maps
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)
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.
- Women and Social Movements, Scholars Edition
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
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
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
is a streaming video resource for viewing issue-based documentaries ranging from immigration to globalization.
- Dental Education in Video
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
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
is a restored online collection of Time, Inc. controversial newsreel series from 1935-1967.
- Nursing Assessment in Video
provides demonstrations and step-by-step instructions for performing physical assessments of patients.
- Nursing Education in Video
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: Ideas Worth Spreading
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.
Resources by Subject
- American Folklife Center
The Library of Congress archive of ethnographic materials.
- Archives of American Art
at the Smithsonian Institution.
represents the work of over 8,000 artists with over 150,000 images.
- Art History Resouces
provides comprehensive coverage of hundreds of Internet resources.
Discover amazing new music and directly support the artists who make it.
- Google Art Project
Explore art collections from some of the world’s most acclaimed museums.
- Harmony Central
Covers the latest music industry news, links to music publications and more.
- Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
the Met’s collection and exploration of global art history.
An authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content.
- National Jukebox
Historical recordings from the Library of Congress.
- Nineteenth Century American Sheet Music
Online collection from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Books and Literature
- AR Bookfind
A tool to search for children’s/ accelerated reader books.
- Fantastic Fiction
Bibliographies for over 50,000 authors with information on over 600,000 books.
- Greek Mythology
The #1 Greek Mythology website, online since 1997.
Anthology of English Literature covering the Middle Ages to the 18th Century.
- New York Times Books
Find book reviews, essays, best-seller lists and news.
- Open Library
provides access to 1.7 million scanned versions of books
- Page By Page Books
Hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free!
- Poem Hunter
Thousands of poems, quotes and poet information.
- The Poet’s Corner
An online collection that covers roughly 7,000 works by about 800 poets.
- Project Gutenberg
offers over 50,000 free ebooks.
- Spark Notes
Plot summaries, discussion, themes, motifs and symbols for famous works.
- ALA Caldecott Medal
Artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.
- ALSC Newbery Medal
The most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
- Bedtime Stories for Kids
By Derek Hales, the founder and editor-in-chief of Sleepopolis.
- Books in the Classroom
A collection of reviews of great books for kids.
- Children’s Lit Network
Bringing together a diverse coalition of children’s book enthusiasts.
- Children’s Literature
Literature reviewers critically review more than 5,000 books annually.
- Int. Children’s Lit Library
Free access to high-quality digital books from around the world.
Criminal Justice and Legal Information
- Bureau of Justice Statistics
Contains much data on crimes and enforcements.
- Department of Homeland Security
Securing the nation from threats we may face.
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Find Law
Free legal resources.
- Illinois Compiled Statutes
The codified statutes of a general and permanent nature of Illinois.
- Illinois Legal Aid Online
Legal information and help for Illinois residents.
- Illinois State Police
Promoting public safety to improve the quality of life in Illinois.
Free online access to court records from over 70 Counties in Illinois.
- Justnet NLECTC
National Institute of Justice’s law enforcement technology center.
- Library of Congress
Law library page containing numerous online federal resources.
- National Archive of Criminal Justice Data
Facilitates research in criminology.
- NCJRS Full Text
Lists publications and links on criminal justice.
- US Department of Justice
Government agency related to crime.
- CIA World Factbook
Provides up to date information on over 250 countries.
The home of U.S. Government’s open data.
- Illinois Compiled Statutes
Legislative Reference Bureau database of Illinois laws.
- Illinois Department of Human Services
Oversees welfare, health and other programs.
- Illinois Government
Official government site that provides information about Illinois.
- The White House
Find out much information about the Presidency and the White House.
- U.S. Department of Education
Funding opportunities, education statistics, and more.
Contains comprehensive information on government resources.
Health and Medical
- BioMed Central
Provides access to over 100 free journals in all areas of biology and medicine.
- Centers for Disease Control
CDC fights disease and supports citizens to do the same.
- Gray’s Anatomy
Bartleby.com edition of Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body.
- Health Resources and Services Admin.
Federal agency for improving access to health care.
- National Guideline Clearinghouse
Objective, detailed information on clinical practice guidelines.
- National Institutes of Health
The nation’s medical research agency.
History and Genealogy
- Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois
Local and regional family history information.
- Illinois History
Focuses mainly on southern Illinois history.
- Library of Congress
Prints and photographs from American History.
- Primary Docs in US History
Library of Congress list of digital historical documents.
- The US Gen Web Project
Free genealogy websites for genealogical research.
- The National Archives
historical information from the National Archives of the United States.
- The Smithsonian Institution
A collection of more than 142 million history related objects.
- The US Gen Web Project
Free genealogy websites for genealogical research.
- Carbondale Times
Published each Wednesday and Saturday.
- Daily Egyptian
The DE is the student-run newspaper for the SIUC community.
- Daily Egyptian Collections at Morris Library
PDFs of past issues of the Daily Egyptian are accessible and searchable through OpenSIUC.
- Daily Republican
Breaking news, sports, entertainment and obituaries from Marion.
Local entertainment guide for Carbondale and surrounding region.
- The Southern Illinoisan
The local newspaper of record in southern Illinois.
- The Southern Illinoisan Text Archives
Text archives of past issues of the Southern Illinoisan are accessible and searchable through the Southern’s website.
- KFVS TV
CBS Network affiliate which serves more than 50 counties in four states.
- WPSD TV
NBC Network affiliate located in Paducah, Kentucky.
- WSIL TV
ABC Network affiliate serving southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and SE Missouri.
- WSIU TV
Public broadcasting that serves more than three million people across five states.
- WDBX Radio
91.1 FM Community radio station for southern Illinois.
- WJPF Radio
AM 1040/ AM 1340 news covering the region.
- WSIU Radio
91.9 FM National Public Radio affiliate.
- Bio One
Contains academic resources for biological, environmental and ecological sciences.
- High Wire Press
Largest archive of free full-text science journal articles.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Science Direct
A full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters.
Over 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information.
U.S. Geological Survey site providing information about natural hazards.
Writing and Citation Assistance
- Academic Writing, Illinois Writers Project (University of Illinois)
“Resources providing tips for approaching a range of academic writing activities, from integrating sources in research-based texts to acing your in-class exams to creating research posters.”
- Citation Builder (North Carolina State University Libraries)
“Quick Citation Formatting. The Citation Builder is a quick and easy, fill-in-the-blank tool for creating single citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE formats.”
- Citation Machine
Automatically generates citations in many different formats.
- EasyBib Bibliography and Citation Maker
Generate MLA citations for your bibliography.
- The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
“The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue.
Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.”
- Digital Public Library of America
Free access to America’s libraries, archives, and museums.
Indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Presents the lives of famous people throughout history.
- Google Scholar
Provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
Unbiased, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how things work.
- Local Weather
National Weather Service Office in Paducah, Kentucky.
The definitive source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.