Sauk Valley Community College

an institution of higher education that provides quality learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of its students and community

Web Resources

General Academic Websites

Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages
A multidisciplinary catalog of digital, open archive resources such as articles, e-Books, images, movies and audio files. Developed at the University of Michigan Libraries with the support of a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Free educational resources on a variety of subjects, in a variety of formats
Information about American society, political processes, official U.S. policies and culture
Internet Public Library Resources by Subject
"Information you can trust" on a variety of subjects
Khan Academy
Online video library covering primarily math and science, but also many other topics
Pros and Cons of Controversial Issues from an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization

Language and Literature

IPL Online Literary Criticism Guide
Starting place for finding some of the best online critical writing
IPL Literary Criticism Site
Critical and biographical websites about authors and their works
Library Spot
Portal with links to literary criticism resources
Project Gutenberg Digital Library
Over 39,000 free eBooks to read on PC, IPad, Kindle, Android and other portable devices


Phoenix College Math Videos
Over 2,500 free math tutorials on topics from basic arithmetic to calculus III and beyond, hosted on YouTube.
Tutorial exercises to accompany the end-of-section exercises in Addison-Wesley and Prentice Hall textbooks.

Nursing and Health

NLM Gateway
National Library of Medicine information portal
PMC (PubMed Central)
 Free full-text archive of biomedical & life sciences journal
Consumer health information

Primary Sources for History

Library of Congress American Memory
Broad collection of documents, images, film and ephemera covering all aspects of American history
Library of Congress Chronicling America
Digital collection of American newspapers from 1836 to 1922 with a directory to information about American newspapers 1690-present
Library of Congress Manuscript Reading Room
Manuscripts from over 30 collections reflecting a broad range of American history
Library of Congress Veterans History Project
Personal histories of veterans of America’s wars from World War I to the Afghanistan and Iraq Wars
History Matters: Many Pasts – George Mason University
Contains primary documents in text, image, and audio about the experiences of ordinary Americans throughout U.S. history
Biblion – New York Public Library
Official corporate records of the 1939–40 New York World's Fair, from technological innovation and classical music, to pop culture
World History Matters - Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media
Portal to world history websites with access to primary sources
Internet Archive
Digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form
The Avalon Project
Historical documents dating from ancient times to the 21st century
UT-Austin's Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
General interest and thematic maps of the world, both present-day and historical
Legal Information Institute
"A not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost"