Sauk Valley Community College

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Online Databases

The links below are for on-campus computers only.
If you are using a computer off-campus, please use this link instead.

Reference Databases

CREDO Reference
Includes hundreds of reference books covering every major topic, including art, medicine, history, technology, literature, and more.
Encyclopedia Britannica
This online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica offers additional features such as audio and video clips. The site also provides access to World Data Analyst Online, New York Times and BBC News headlines, and Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Quotations.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
Oxford-English Dictionary
SAGE eReference Collection
Includes access to encyclopedias in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.

General Databases

A-Z e-Journal List
A-Z eBook List
Search by author's name, title, ISBN or vendor to locate eBooks in the SVCC LRC online catalog.
Academic Onefile
Access to full text journals and references with strong coverage of hard sciences,medicine, engineering and business.
Consisting of 14 different databases, EBSCO has articles from both scholarly journals and general interest magazines in a wide variety of subject areas. Another great starting point for research papers.
Featuring scholarly journal articles in a variety of subject areas, FirstSearch is a great starting point for research papers.
Spanning a broad range of academic disciplines, JSTOR provides scanned images of scholarly journal articles.
Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
In addition to being a great source for newspaper articles, Lexis-Nexis provides articles from magazines and scholarly publications, as well as access to world news, legal resources, and business information.
Sage Deep Backfiles
Backfiles of the Sage journals online in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine. Coverage begins with Volume 1, Issue 1, and runs through the last issue of 1998.

Subject Databases

Access Science
Provides online articles, definitions, encyclopedia articles, and news updates of numerous science topics, as well as biographies of notable scientists.
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American History in Video
An online collection of newsreels and documentaries in streaming video.
American National Biography
Offers over 17,000 biographies of influential Americans, and articles on key historical events.
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View high-quality images of nearly 500,00 pieces of art including paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs, among other media.
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Black Thought and Culture
covers leading African Americans from Colonial times to the present. It covers non-fiction works as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.
The online version of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
CINAHL Plus with Full Text
The world's most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®.
CQ Researcher
A great place to start your research! CQ Researcher provides background information on controversial paper topic. CQ also includes articles about the subjects, discussions of both the Pros and Cons of the issues, and information for further research.
Criminal Justice & Public Safety in Video
View key criminal justice and emergency response concepts in action.
Education in Video
Hundreds of hours of primary-source footage for teacher training - online in streaming video.
Ethnographic Video Online
A visual encyclopedia of human behavior and culture, online in streaming video.
Historical Statistics of the United States
A fully searchable and downloadable electronic compendium of statistics from over 1000 sources will permit users to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets.
Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps
1867-1970 provides digital access to large-scale maps of Illinois towns and cities. Users have the ability to easily manipulate the maps, magnify and zoom in on specific sections, and layer maps from different years.
Liebert Biotechnology Journals
Features scholarly journal articles in the fields of science, law, medicine, psychology, engineering, and philanthropy.
Life's Greatest Miracle
The inside-the-womb story of human life, from conception to birth.
Literature Resource Center
Search for biographies and critical essays on various authors and their individual works.
Nursing Education in Video
Observe highly technical procedures and patient interactions through more than 300 full-length training videos from Medcom-Trainex.
A Definitive Source of Full-Text, Peer-Reviewed Scholarly and Scientific Articles in Psychology from the American Psychological Association (APA)
Salem Press Online Resources (Health)
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Infectious Diseases and Conditions
Magill’s Medical Guide, Sixth Edition
Psychology & Mental Health
Salem Press Online Resources (History)
The Twenties in America
The Thirties in America
The Forties in America
The Fifties in America
The Sixties in America
The Eighties in America
The Nineties in America
Salem Press Online Resources (Science)
Encyclopedia of Global Resources
SASKIA Art Images Collection
Contains 30,000 images of paintings, sculptures, and architecture.
Science Online
The world's leading weekly scientific journal, available online. Features full-text, peer-reviewed, original scientific research articles and reports dating from 1997 to the present.
Theatre in Video
Watch hundreds of performances and plays, from Shakespeare to Stanislavsky, online in streaming video.
Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 (Scholars Edition)
Contains documents pertaining to Women and Social Movements, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, a chronology of U.S. Women's History, and Teaching Tools with lesson ideas and document-based questions related to the website's document projects. This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in research in US History, Women’s Studies, and Sociology.
World History in Video
A global survey of human history from 8000 BCE to the late 1980's - online in streaming video.