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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Browse or search eBook titles listed by title, subject, author, and year of publication. Providing full-text electronic books, this collection is also searchable through Jacobs Library’s online catalog. Search ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)


Begin your research with this enormous collection of journals covering all academic subjects. Search Ebsco's Academic Search Complete 


Access World News

Find primary source content from national, international, and local news providers. Search Access World News

African American Experience

African American Experience includes primary sources, slave narratives, images, and more. Explore African American history, culture, and diaspora with this easy to search database. Suggested academic disciplines include Cultural Studies, History, and Social Sciences.  Search African American Experience

Alexander Street Press American History in Video

American History in Video

Experience notable historical moments as they were made and reported to viewers of the time.  Includes early newsreels and award-winning documentaries. Search American History in Video 

Alexander Street Press Counseling and Therapy in Video (Volume 1)

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Watch prominent therapists demonstrate their methods and get a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice.  Spans 1985 to 2010.    Search Counseling and Therapy in Video 

Alexander Street Press Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

Criminal Justice in Video

View documentaries and interviews that provide personal field experiences as well as insight into the function and controversies of the justice system. Watch training videos that demonstrate how to respond to potentially-dangerous situations.  Find topics such as criminology, violent crime, substance abuse, juvenile justice, forensics, first responders, and correction.  Search Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

Alexander Street Press Dental Education in Video

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Access 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.  Search Dental Education in Video

Alexander Street Press Education in Video

Education in Video

Find resources for teachers to increase knowledge and skills and for education faculty to link abstract theories of education to real-world students and classrooms.. Search Education in Video

Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online

Engineering Case Studies

Discover engineering failures and successes as recorded in documentaries, accident reports, experiments, visualizations, case studies, lectures and interviews from leading engineering institutions around the world.  Search Engineering Case Studies Online

Alexander Street Press Nursing Education in Video

   Nursing in Video

Find videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers, including many of the Medcom videos that IVCC nursing students use for classes.   Search Nursing Education in Video   


Alexander Street Press Theatre in Video

Theatre in Video

Explore a wide range of 20th century theatre history. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors along with excerpts of live performances deliver an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of productions.  Search Theatre in Video

Alexander Street Press World History in Video

World History in Video

Explore human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century.   Search World History in Video

Alt HealthWatch

Discover information about complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Search Alt HealthWatch

American Indian Experience


American Indian Experience is a database on the history and culture of American Indians. It includes primary sources, images, and scholarly works. Suggested academic disciplines include Cultural Studies, History, and Social Sciences.  Search American Indian Experience

Axis 360

Axis 360 eRead IllinoisThis collection of e-books and e-audiobooks through the Axis 360 platform is part of eRead Illinois and contains titles of recently published bestsellers and many titles in Spanish. eRead Illinois is a two year statewide program designed to increase access to e-books for Illinois residents and grow e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. Initial funding for eRead Illinois was provided by a grant through the Illinois State Library.  Patrons may access the cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more.  Search Axis 360

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 from the earliest times. Complete published non-fiction works are included, as well as interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material. The collection will include the complete full run of the Black Panther newspaper. Browse a list in the Historical Events section and find articles on the chosen topic. The subject of “American Revolution, 1775-1783” brings together the writings of Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, Frederick Douglass as well as other writers.  Explore what this database has to offer! Search Black Thought and Culture

Britannica Image Quest


Retrieve millions of images from the world's best image collections. All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use, come with complete metadata including the source, the copyright holder, caption, and keyword, and can be downloaded, printed, saved or emailed. Search Britannica Image Quest

Britannica Online

Britannica Online allows you to search the online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus. Results feature short and book-length articles from the Encyclopaedia, information from the media database, magazine articles, the Web’s best sites, and videos.  Search Britannica Online

Business Source Elite

Access coverage of top business, management and economics journals and periodicals. Search EBSCO's Business Source Elite


Explore digital versions of works of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world. Content ranges from 3000 BC to the present, represents premiere examples of Asian, African, Latin American and Western art, and includes high-resolution images of photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles, books, installations, and architecture, plus audio-video and mixed media.  All content is rights-cleared for educational use.  Search CAMIO

Choice Reviews Online

 Find reviews of recommended academic materials. Mainly useful for librarians, faculty, and staff. Search Choice Reviews Online

Chronicle of Higher Education

Explore news and job openings in higher education in the U.S. and around the world.  Search Chronicle of Higher Education

Consumer Health Complete

Browse an A-Z listing of health problems and procedures or use the search function to investigate your health question.  Search Consumer Health Complete

Ebook Central

A source for authoritative eBooks on a variety of topics from trusted publishers which can be viewed online or downloaded.  Search the Ebook Central collection

EBSCO eBook Collection

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This collection of over 9,000 books covers a variety of subjects and can be read online or downloaded. Titles can also be accessed through the IVCC library catalog. Search EBSCO eBook Collection

ERIC Educational Resources

Delve into journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, policy papers and more aimed at education researchers of all kinds. Search ERIC Educational Resources

Facts On File: Issues and Controversies

Facts on File contains more than 800 hot topics in business, politics, government, education, and popular culture. It covers issues of debate with extensive search results and full-text in-depth articles.  Search Facts on File: Issues and Controversies

Facts On File: Today's Science

Facts on File provides students with a way to see how the science they learn in the classroom is being used in real-world discoveries. A glossary, biographies of scientists, and a science fair guide make Today’s Science accessible to a range of student abilities. Search Facts On File: Today's Science

Films On Demand


Locate videos with an emphasis on health, including anatomy and physiology, health and medicine, and guidance and counseling.  There are also health-related videos for education, criminal justice, history, earth science, business, psychology, philosophy, and more. Search Films On Demand

Foundation Directory Online Professional


Foundation Directory Online Professional is a comprehensive, searchable database with information on over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making charities. Learn about grantmakers by viewing funder profiles and IRS 990 and 990-PF forms.This database is only available on-campus. Search Foundation Directory Online Professional

Foundation Grants to Individuals


Foundation Grants to Individuals provides direct access to nearly 10,000 foundation profiles, as well as resources to guide your search and grant submission process. This database is only available on-campus. Search Foundation Grants to Individuals

Gale Literature Criticism Online

Gale Literature Criticism Online has access to Poetry Criticism, Short Story Criticism and Drama Criticism as well as a listing of the other Gale resources that include articles on the search topic. Search Gale Literature Criticism Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library

This collection includes journal articles and eBook versions of Drama for Students, Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, The American Dream, War and Peace, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Novels for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Short Stories for Students, as well as titles in medicine and social sciences. Search Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks


This collection includes journal articles and eBooks on a wide array of subject areas, including history, the environment, multicultural studies, science, religion, as well as titles in medicine and social sciences.Search Gale Virtual Reference Library

Global Road Warrior
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  Learn about culture, customs, history, and languages of 175 countries. Research issues in international and cross cultural studies, international business, social sciences, women's studies, language studies, and study abroad programs.  Search Global Road Warrior

Harper's Weekly


Browse electronic versions of America’s leading 19th century newspaper. It includes issues from 1857-1912.  Search Harper’s Weekly

Health Source - Consumer Edition

Examine consumer health magazines, reference books, and current health pamphlets to find information on fitness, nutrition, diabetes, aging, women's health, children's health, and more.  Search Health Source Consumer Edition

Health Source - Nursing Academic Edition


Investigate nursing and allied health topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and more. The Lexi-PAL Drug Guide is also included. Search Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition


Delve into legal history and government documents including law journals, Congressional records, world constitutions, historical treaties, case law, world trials, classic treatises, and U.S. Presidents. Contains topics such as animal rights, human rights, political science, history, gender studies, election law, civil rights, and foreign relations. Special collections cover religion, slavery, women, and gun regulations.  Search HeinOnline

Infobase eBooks

This is a collection of over 100 ebooks on topics including literature, philosophy, psychological disorders, Native American history, health, medical, energy, and forensic science. It includes Bloom's Modern Critical Views and Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretation. Search Infobase Publishing eBooks

Jacobs Library Catalog


Search for books and other materials in the IVCC library and 75+ other academic libraries, including ISU, Northern, and the University of Illinois.  Search the Library Catalog -- VuFind

Journal List of magazines and journals

Locate a specific magazine, journal or newspaper by title or browse all titles by subject.  Locate individual articles as well. Browse the Journal List of online magazines, scholarly journals, & newspapers


Search scholarly journals, literary journals, research reports, eBooks, and primary sources. Search JSTOR

Latino American Experience

Complete with searchable timeline, this database includes primary sources, images, scholarly texts, and maps. Learn about the history and culture of Latino Americans. Search Latino American Experience

Liebert eJournals

Investigate groundbreaking topics at the forefront of medicine, science, technology and engineering. Full text available through 2009. Search Liebert eJournal

MAS Ultra

View high school magazines, biographies, reference books, and primary sources.  Ideal for high school students and education majors. Search MAS Ultra--School Edition

MasterFILE Premier


Retrieve general reference content from magazines, reference books, and primary source documents. Topics include business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues. Search MasterFile Premier

McNaughton Collection


This collection of the hottest releases by popular authors updates frequently. Stop in and check out a leisure read or a current title for a class project. View a listing of the McNaughton Collection


Access citations, abstracts, and library holding information for articles published in biomedical journals across the world. Covers all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Search Medline

Military & Government Collection

Military & Government Collection is a database available through EBSCO.  It is designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government through a collection of over 300 full text journals and periodicals.  It also includes primary source documents such as the text of the Supreme Court case “Brown v. Board of Education”, speeches, and Background Notes on Countries of the World. Search Military & Government Collection

Newspaper Source

Access national, international, and regional newspapers. Retrieve television and radio transcripts from major networks. Search Newspaper Source  

Nexis Uni

Investigate news, business, and legal sources, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790. Search Nexis Uni

Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints In Context offers a variety of resources from full-text articles and primary source documents to images and podcasts.  Search Opposing Viewpoints in Context


OVID Nursing

Examine professional nursing journals including the American Journal of Nursing.  Search Ovid.

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online
Find images of works of art, structures, plans, and artist signatures as well as articles that span ancient to contemporary art and architecture, all within Oxford’s art reference works including the peer-reviewed, regularly updated Grove® Dictionary of Art and the Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Search Oxford Art Online

Philanthropy In-Sight


Philanthropy In/Sight is the Foundation Center's interactive mapping tool.  This tool offers a graphic view of philanthropy for a given geographic area. Modify map parameters to include demographic indicators, grantmaker filters, and/or keyword filters. This database is only available on-campusSearch Philanthropy In/Sight

Pop Culture Universe

Pop Culture Universe is a tool to find articles on pop culture from the 1920s to the present.  Do a quick search or browse with a variety of options. Search Pop Culture Universe


PrairieCat allows you to search for books in public and school libraries in our area. IVCC library staff will request any books you need through PrairieCat. Search PrairieCat

Primary Search

Browse popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.  Designed for elementary school libraries.  Search Primary Search

Professional Development Collection

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Delve into educator resources.  Especially useful for educators, professional librarians and education researchers. Search Professional Development Collection


Search a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and other timely sources across the top 150 subject areas.  A popular database to begin your research.  Search ProQuest Research Library


Dig into all your psychology-related needs in journals published from 1894 to the present.  Search PsycARTICLES

Regional Business News

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Access trusted business news sources from the United States and Canadian provinces. Search Regional Business News

Sage Deep Backfile

Search subject areas including Health Sciences, Social Sciences & Humanities, Materials Sciences & Engineering, and Life & Biomedical Sciences in the archives of SAGE journals from 1998 back to volume one.   Search Sage Deep Backfile

Sage eReference

Sage Reference contains 62 titles from high quality reference resources published by SAGE and available in e-book format focusing on the social sciences. These e-books can also be accessed through the library's online catalog. Search SAGE eReference

Salem Online

The Salem Online collection contains resources in categories including Careers, Health, History, Literature, and Science.  Print versions of these titles are also available at Jacobs Library. Search Salem Online

Sanborn Maps

This collection contains over 660,000 digital maps of cities and towns in the United States from 1867-1970. Jacobs Library subscribes to maps of Illinois. Maps provide street names and building numbers and often include construction details and building uses.  Search Digital Sanborn Maps

Saskia Digital Art Images

View 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.
Search Saskia Digital Art Images

Science Online

Stay up to date with current science news by reading this peer-reviewed science journal or search archives going back to 1880.   Search Science Online

Springer Medicine eBooks


Over 1,500 ebook titles are available from the Springer Collection.  The link takes you to the Springer site for all of their products.  To narrow your search for titles available to IVCC patrons select Medicine --> Books --> English.  We have access to titles published between 2005 and 2010. This collection can also be accessed through the library's online catalog.  Search the Springer Medicine eBook Collection

Women and Social Movements in the United States

Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600 – 2000 is an online journal that contains 108 document projects, almost 2,700 publications with full-text primary sources, a dictionary of social movements and organizations, and a chronology of U.S. Women's History.  You can search the database or take advantage of one of the browse options.  For example the Browse People section listed 21 documents by Jane Addams and 38 documents about her.  The best way to appreciate the content of this database is to spend time searching or drilling down the browse lists to uncover what it has to offer!  Search Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000


Search for books in libraries around the world.  Books from other WorldCat libraries can be ordered by staff through the interlibrary loan service if the resources are unavailable through IVCC or the academic libraries in I-Share. Search WorldCat