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Most Used

Ebsco
EBSCO


JStor
JStor


Lexis-Nexis
Lexis-Nexis Academic


Digital Dissertations
Proquest


Alphabetical List

Bibliography of the History of Art
Black Thought and Culture
CARLI Digital Collections
Catholic Portal
Catholic Research Resources Alliance
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext)
Choice Online
Chronicle of Higher Education
EBSCO HOST
Education Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
Encyclopedia Britannica
ERIC
Essay and General Literature Index (H. W. Wilson)
E-Source for College Transitions
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID)
FAITS
First Search
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Science Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
Global Gateway World Culture & Resources
Government Documents
HarpWeek
HathiTrust Digital Library
Health Reference Center Academic
Historical Statistics of the U.S.
Humanities Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
IBISWorld US Industry Reports
IEEEXplore
In the First Person
IRIS Database
ISI Web of Knowledge
ISI Web of Science


Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition
JStor
Library Literature & Information Science (H. W. Wilson)
LION Literature Online
MedlinePlus
Natural Standard
Naxos Music Library
Newsstand
New York Times
NIST Standard Reference Subscription Database 3: Web Thermo Tables – Professional(Temporarily unavailable)
OmniFile Full Text Mega (H. W. Wilson)
Origins Online
Ovid
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
Proquest Digital Dissertations
ProQuest
Proquest Congressional
Proquest Statistical Datasets
Proquest Statistical Insight
Readers Guide Full Text Mega (H. W. Wilson)
Richmond Daily Dispatch 1860-1865
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Short Story Index (H. W. Wilson)
SMP
Social Sciences Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
UpToDate
Wall Street Journal
Women and Social Movements
Bibliography of the History of Art
Black Thought and Culture
Black Thought and Culture contains 1,297 sources with 1,098 authors, covering the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans.
Carli Digital Collections
CARLI Digital Collections
The CARLI Digital Collections was established in 2006 as a repository for digital content licensed or created by the member libraries of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). Lewis University Library image collections are available through this link.
The Catholic Research Resources Portal
or "Catholic Portal," provides access to and discovery of rare, unique and uncommon Catholic scholarly resources via robust search and display tools.
The Catholic Research Resources Alliance (CRRA) is a not-for-profit membership alliance of institutions colllaborating to deliver projects and services in support of its mission "to provide enduring global access to Catholic research resources in the Americas." Our immediate focus is creating access to those rare, unique and uncommon research materials which are held by libraries and archives in North America.
The Chicago Tribune has all issues in HTTP format from 1989 to the present.
Choice Online, and online version of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries publishes more than 7,000 reviews annually of academic books, electronic media, and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.
The Chronicle of Higher Education Online is a source of news and information for college and university faculty and administration.
Ebsco
EBSCO HOST includes databases providing a variety of scholarly, full-text/full-image materials including the following:

•Academic Search Complete
•ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials Full Text
•Business Source Complete
•CINAHL Plus with Full Text
• Communication and Mass Media Complete
• Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
• EBSCO Animals
•Education Research Complete
•ERIC
•Essay and General Literature
•Film & Television Literature Index
•Funk & Wagnell’s New World Encyclopedia
•GreenFILE
• Health Source – Consumer Edition
•Health Source – Nursing/Academic
•Edition with Lexi-PAL Drug Guide
•Humanities International Complete
•Library Literature
•MAS Ultra-School Edition
•MasterFILE Premier
•MEDLINE with Full Text
•Mental Measurements Yearbook
•Military and Government Collection
•MLA International Bibliography
•Newspaper Source
•Primary Search
•Professional Development Collection
•PsycARTICLES
•PsycINFO
•Regional Business News
•Short Story Index
•SocINDEX with Full Text
Education Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
This database provides full text, indexing and abstracts for hundreds of periodicals, books and yearbooks, covering a broad range of subjects pertaining to education.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Britannica
Encyclopedia Britannica includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year.
ERIC
ERIC
Complete index of educational materials with more than 983,000 records from 1966 to the present. ERIC is a guide to published and unpublished documents covering every aspect of education. Use this database in combination with the ERIC database listed under the EBSCO HOST databases above.
Essay and General Literature Index (H. W. Wilson)
This database cites records contained in collections of essays and miscellaneous works published in the United States, Great Britain and Canada.
E-Source for College Transitions
E-Source for College Transitions is a biannual electronic newsletter published by the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. Its primary purpose is to provide practical strategies for supporting student learning and success.
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID)
Euromonitor International
Euromonitor International’s Global Market Information Database (GMID) provides business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers.
FAITS
Faulkner
FAITS database covers the broad spectrum of Information Technology and communications such as IT infrastructure, telecom, wireless communications, data networking, security, enterprise systems, the Internet and the World Wide Web.
First Search
First Search
First Search has unique databases covering various areas of research, many full-text.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Because each library creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different libraries (your school, your public library, or your office).
Business Insights:Global
Research and analyze companies, industries, and economies around the world.
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete
Biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world's most influential literary figures.
Literature Criticism Online
--Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.
Short Story Criticism
Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.
Something About the Author Online
provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's™ acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images - all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.
General Science Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
This database provides access to full-text on astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, environment, genetics, physics, physiology,and zoology.
Government Documents
Government Documents
HarpWeek
HarpWeek
HarpWeek provides electronic access to Harper’s Weekly, the illustrated 19th century "Journal of Civilization" for a 56-year period: 1857-1912.
HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust Digital Library
Health Reference Center Academic
Multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac's award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.
Historical Statistics of the U.S.
Historical Statistics of the United States is the online version of the 5-volume print edition. The millennial edition was released in 2006. It is considered the definitive source of statistics for U.S. history and it is divided into 5 subject areas: population; work & welfare; economic structure & performance; economic sectors; and governance & international relations. Coverage ranges from 1800 to 2000, however some areas go back to 1610 or forward to 2002. This collection provides the researcher the ability to create graphs and customized tables.
Humanities Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
This database provides full text, abstracts and bibliographic indexing of the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities, as well as specialized magazines.
IBISWorld US Industry Reports
IBISWorld
IBIS provide immediate access to vital information on every industry in the US Economy publishing the largest collection of Industry Market Research Reports in the US with over 700 reports. Each report is written at the 5-digit level of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
In the First Person
Alexander Street Press
In the First Person is a library index that lets users perform in-depth field and keyword searches across all letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within scholarly materials that are freely available on the Web. With a single search, users can access thousands of personal narratives in English from archives and repositories.
IRIS Database

IRIS Database currently contains over 9,000 active federal and private funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In addition to funding opportunities for faculty, the IRIS Database also contains fellowships and scholarships for grad students and undergrads. Users can search IRIS by sponsor, deadline date, keyword, and other criteria. Most IRIS records contain live links to sponsor Web sites, electronic forms, or Electronic Research Administration (eRA) portals. The IRIS Database is updated daily.
ISI Web of Knowledge
Web of Science® provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900.
ISI Web of Science
Web of Science® provides researchers, administrators, faculty, and students with quick, powerful access to the world's leading citation databases. Authoritative, multidisciplinary content covers over 10,000 of the highest impact journals worldwide, including Open Access journals and over 110,000 conference proceedings. You'll find current and retrospective coverage in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities, with coverage available to 1900.
Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition
Journal of the First-Year Experience & Students in Transition is a semiannual refereed journal providing current research on the first college year and other significant student transitions. The primary purpose of the Journal is to disseminate empirical research findings on student transition issues that inform practice in all sectors of postsecondary education.
JStor
JStor
JSTOR digital archive includes more than1,500 academic journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs. Entire back runs of most journals are provided, and a select number are provided up to the current year.
Library Literature & Information Science (H. W. Wilson)
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text database provides cover-to-cover full-text articles from select publications, along with indexing and abstracts of periodicals, state journals, conference proceedings, books and much more. A useful tool for study in more than just librarianship.
LION Literature Online
LION
LION Literature Online is library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 154 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.
MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus
Natural Standard
Natural Standard
Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. This international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions.
Naxos Music Library
Naxos
Naxos Music Library is a Classical music collection of over 75,000 tracks of music.
Newsstand
Newsstand includes access to select major national newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.
New York Times
New York Times has all issues in HTTP format from 1980 to the present.
NIST Standard Reference Subscription Database 3: Web Thermo Tables – Professional(Temporarily unavailable)
A collection of critically evaluated thermodynamic property data for pure compounds with a primary focus on organics
OmniFile Full Text Mega (H. W. Wilson)
OmniFile Full Text Mega covers core subjects, including applied sciences, art, education, humanities, law, social sciences and technology.
Origins Online
The CNS documentary service delivering important church texts fast and accurately for over 25 years. Origins publishes texts from the Vatican, pope, bishops, Congress, Senate, Supreme Court and church leaders around the world.
Ovid--including HAPI
Ovid
Ovid provides indexing of nursing journals in the Journals@Ovid FullText database. No articles are full text. Login and password are required. Call the Reference Desk at (815) 836-5306 with questions about access.

Your Journals@Ovid Database indexing one journal title, Nursing Research. Full text articles are indexed in the Ovid database. Login and password are not required on campus. Call the Reference Desk at (815) 836-5306 with questions about access.
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary
Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millenium. Use OED for the meaning, history, usage, and pronunciation of over a half million words.
Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
has foreign language-to-English dictionaries in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
Proquest Digital Dissertations
Digital Dissertations
Proquest Digital Dissertations and Theses is the single, central, authoritative resource for full text information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses.

Choose Proquest Direct and select - ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text
ProQuest
Proquest DIrect
ProQuest provides access to more than 2200 periodicals, most of them full text or full image, including the full text of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal newspapers.
Proquest Congressional
ProQuest Congressional offers access to congressional publications dealing with the wide variety of topics addressed by Congress.
Proquest Statistical Datasets
ProQuest Statistical Datasets provides access to data from more than 5,500 licensed and public domain datasets.
Proquest Statistical Insight
ProQuest Statistical Insight provides abstracting, indexing, and full text for publications from hundreds of public domain and licensed sources.
Readers Guide Full Text Mega (H. W. Wilson)
This comprehensive tool for educators, students and researchers provides comprehensive current events coverage, curriculum support and access to quality periodicals.
Richmond Daily Dispatch 1860-1865
Richmond Daily Dispatch provides American Civil War coverage from 1,384 issues of the paper available online, ranging in date from November 1860 through December 1865.
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy(REP Online) includes the full content of the classic 10- volume set with revisions and updates of key entries. All new and revised entries are carefully integrated into the REP style and format and are connected to earlier material by the same kind and level of cross-referencing.
Short Story Index (H. W. Wilson)
This database is a resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, or for those researching a body of work of a literary figure. It provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories.
SMP
Faulkner
SMP Critical management issues for those charged with providing enterprise-wide security.
Social Sciences Full Text (H. W. Wilson)
Covering the latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences, including science journals in the following areas, addiction studies, ethics, public welfare, urban studies and much, much more.
UpToDate
This database includes text, graphics and abstracts covering all of general internal medicine and 17 medical subspecialties. It also includes a complete drug database and drug interactions program.
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal has all issues in HTTP format from 2010 to the present.
Women and Social Movements
Women and Social Movements in the United States is a resource on U.S. history and U.S. women's history. This database is organized around the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000.
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext)
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext)
Global Gateway World Culture & Resources
Global Gateway World Culture & Resources
IEEEXplore
IEEEXplore