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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)


Ebsco's Academic Search Complete searches thousands of publications in many disciplines. It includes over 9,000 full-text items, as well as abstracts for thousands more. It is appropriate for all academic disciplines.Search Ebsco's Academic Search Complete 


Access World News

Find current and archived articles on issues, events, people, government and more with the world's largest collection of full-text newspapers and other news sources. It includes local news, editorials, announcements, and other sections from over 2,000 sources, as well as the NewsTribune and the Bureau County Republican.  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

This collection captures American History from the 1890's to the 1980's.  It includes United Newsreel and Universal Newsreel.  Search American History in Video 

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

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Volume 1 is a diverse collection filmed from 1985 to 2010 and provides a firsthand look at the realities of working with clients and the challenges associated with putting theoretical concepts into practice. It features prominent therapists such as Jon Carlson, Sue Johnson, Allen Ivey, Insoo Kim Berg, Derald Wing Sue, and others as they demonstrate their methods.   Search Counseling and Therapy in Video 

Alexander Street Press Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video

Criminal Justice in Video

This database offers high quality video covering 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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Alexander Street Press Dental Education in Video This collection is a video encyclopedia of dentistry and dental technique, delivering instant online access to more than 300 high definition videos featuring world renowned clinicians and educators.  Search Dental Education in Video

Alexander Street Press Education in Video

Education in Video

Education in Video offers hundreds of special topics representing many different teaching and learning conditions from producers such as Learning Seek, Teacher's Network, Stenhouse, and Annenberg. Search Education in Video

Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online

Engineering Case Studies

Alexander Street Press Engineering Case Studies Online This collection includes video and text resources to provide a comprehensive and authoritative resource for in-depth, inpartial analysis of key engineering failures.  Search Engineering Case Studies Online

Alexander Street Press Nursing Education in Video

   Nursing in Video

This collection includes many of the Medcom videos that nursing students use for classes.  Topics include anatomy and physiology, basic clinical skills, cardiology, gerontology, infection control, long term care, obstetrical nursing, pediatrics, surgical nursing, and wound care.  Search Nursing Education in Video   


Alexander Street Press Theatre in Video

Theatre in Video

Theatre in Video provides online streaming videos of important productions of the works of Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Henrick Ibsen and more.  Search Theatre in Video

Alexander Street Press World History in Video

World History in Video

The world history collection offers video and documentaries to enhance learning.  Coverage spans the globe from early civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall.  Search World History in Video

Alt HealthWatch

Alt HealthWatch contains more than 180 full-text journals in all areas of alternative and complementary medicine. 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


Over 2.5 million images from more than 50 of the best collections in the world including the Getty Collection and National Geographic are available to IVCC users. 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

Business Source Elite contains full-text articles from more than 1,000 business publications and economics journals dating as far back as 1985. It also provides more than 10,000 company profiles from Marketline. Search EBSCO's Business Source Elite


Catalog of Art Museum Images Online contains over 100,000 works of fine and decorative art from leading museums around the world. The scope of the collection ranges from 3000 BC to the present, representing premiere examples of Asian, African, Latin American and Western art. Difficult-to-find contemporary art is one of its strengths. The content 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

Career and Technical Education

Career and Technical Education contains more than 500 full-text titles in technical fields such as Auto Mechanics, Photography, Graphic Design, and Healthcare, along with many others. From the advanced search screen, select Databases Selected, and choose Career and Technical Education. Search Career and Technical Education

Choice Reviews Online

Choice Reviews Online is a collection of reviews of scholarly works. The brief reviews include a general overview as well as a suggested audience for each work. Search Choice Reviews Online

Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education contains news about colleges and universities in the U.S. and around the world. Published every week it also includes a job search database for college and university positions. Search Chronicle of Higher Education

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a thorough resource for nursing students or anyone with a health question. The database includes a search feature as well as an A-Z listing of health problems and procedures. 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

ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.4 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials, with hundreds of new records added multiple times per week. If available, links to full text are included. 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

Facts On File: World News Digest

Facts on File covers all major political, social, and economic events since November 1940. The digital edition is updated weekly from the print version of Facts on File World News Digest. It includes top news stories and research suggestions. Search Facts On File: World News Digest

Films On Demand


The Films On Demand collection contains over 1200 videos.  The major emphasis is 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

Health Source Consumer Edition covers a variety of consumer health magazines such as AARP, Runner’s World, and Handbook of Child Nutrition with full-text for nearly 80 publications. Search Health Source Consumer Edition

Health Source - Nursing Academic Edition


Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition includes full-text articles in nearly 550 scholarly medical journals with abstracts for nearly 850. The Lexi-PAL Drug Guide is also included, offering generic drug patient education sheets for more than 4,700 brand names. Search Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

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

If you know the title of a particular periodical, this is a quick place to look.  The Journal List will tell you in which databases you will find the periodical, and the years of coverage in each database. The Journal List will also allow you to browse through issues by title. Browse the Journal List of online magazines, scholarly journals, & newspapers


Find a topic in over one thousand journals from twenty-nine disciplines. It includes tutorials that can answer every question. 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

LexisNexis Academic Universe

Academic Universe is an excellent choice for legal research and business information. Search major world publications in English and other languages. Full-text television and radio transcripts, blogs, web publications, SEC filings, and legal documents are also available. Search LexisNexis Academic Universe

Liebert eJournals

Liebert eJournals offer full-text journals searchable by subject, journal title, or discipline. This tool is suitable for engineering, law, life sciences, nursing, and social sciences. Search Liebert eJournal

MagillOnLiterature Plus

Includes MagillOnAuthors. Search author biographies, works of literature, author essays, and critical analyses in full-text. Search MagillOnLiterature Plus  

MAS Ultra

This is ideal for high school students and education majors. This database includes full-text for more than 500 high school magazines. Reference books, primary sources, images, and biographies are also available. Search MAS Ultra--School Edition

MasterFILE Premier


This EBSCO resource includes full-text reference materials from 1975 to the present, updated daily by EBSCOhost. It provides nearly 500 reference books, 502,000 images, and 164,000 primary source documents. It also searches 1700 full-text periodicals back to 1975. 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


Medline includes citations, abstracts, and library holding information from more than 3,500 international medical journals. 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

Newspaper Source, through EBSCO, includes 45 full-text national and international newspapers as well as limited full-text articles for 389 regional newspapers and television and radio transcripts. Search Newspaper Source  

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

Ovid provides access to professional nursing journals that include peer reviewed and evidence-based research.  Included in this collection is American Journal of Nursing, the profession’s premier journal.  Search Ovid.

Oxford Art Online

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Search or browse 23,000 subject entries, 21,000 biographies, 500,000 bibliographic citations, 40,000 image links and 5,000 images in this extensive art reference database. 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


Delivered through EBSCO, Primary Search includes more than 70 magazines. It is useful for elementary school research and includes a reading level indicator for all full-text articles. Search Primary Search

Professional Development Collection

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The Professional Development Collection contains more than 500 full-text education journals and 200 educational reports, providing the most comprehensive collection of education journals in the world. Search Professional Development Collection


ProQuest is a collection of searchable general reference information in journals, magazines, and newspapers, with many in full-text. It includes modules for 15 subject areas from the arts to women’s interests. Search ProQuest Research Library


PsycArticles contains articles in psychology from 1894 to the present. Browse by journal title or subject. Search PsycARTICLES

Regional Business News

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Regional Business News contains more than 80 full-text business publications for all United States regions from Alaska Business Monthly to Wisconsin Law Journal. Search Regional Business News

Sage Deep Backfile

Sage Deep Backfile is an archival database of full-text journal articles beginning with the first issue through 1998. 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

This collection includes over 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture. Search Saskia Digital Art Images 

Science Online

Science, a publication by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is available online for IVCC users.  A peer-review general science journal, it is considered a core tool for current awareness and science literacy.  Full-text content is included for Science, ScienceNOW, and SAGE KE and is available for issues from 1997 to date.  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