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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
    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.
  • America’s News
    With unmatched U.S. news content from local, regional, and national sources, this resource is the largest of its kind. Its diverse source types include printed and online newspapers, blogs, journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts and videos. Explore a specific issue or event through the detailed coverage provided by local reporting or compare a wide variety of viewpoints from across the country on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people.
  • Black Life in America
    The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media. The content in this database is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.
  • 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.
  • ERIC
    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.
  • Hispanic Life in America
    The experience and impact of Hispanic Americans as recorded by the news media. The content in HLA is sourced from more than 17,000 American and global news sources, including over 700 Spanish-language or bilingual publications. Coverage is from the early 18th century to the early 21st Century.
  • 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.
  • – 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.
  • PubMed
    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

The Arts

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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.
  • Luminarium
    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.

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Children’s Literature

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Criminal Justice and Legal Information

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Health and Medical

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History and Genealogy

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Local Media

  • 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.
  • Nightlife
    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.
    CBS Network affiliate which serves more than 50 counties in four states.
    NBC Network affiliate located in Paducah, Kentucky.
    ABC Network affiliate serving southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and SE Missouri.
    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.

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  • Bio One
    Contains academic resources for biological, environmental and ecological sciences.
  • High Wire Press
    Largest archive of free full-text science journal articles.
  • NASA
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • NOAA
    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.
  • USGS
    U.S. Geological Survey site providing information about natural hazards.

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Writing and Citation Assistance

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Other Links

  • Digital Public Library of America
    Free access to America’s libraries, archives, and museums.
  • DOAJ
    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.
  • HowStuffWorks
    Unbiased, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how things work.
  • Local Weather
    National Weather Service Office in Paducah, Kentucky.
  • Snopes
    The definitive source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.

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