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ABC-CLIO eBook Collection


Fuel your research or satisfy personal inquiry with the high-quality, authoritative, and scholarly information found in these ebooks.  Topics include careers, contemporary world issues, Latino studies, literature & folklore, medicine, mental health & wellness, the military, society & culture, technology, U.S. and international politics, women's issues, and world religions. This collection is also searchable through the Jacobs Library online catalog. Search ABC-CLIO eBook Collection

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)

  Academic Search Complete

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
Explore the ongoing evolution of the African American story via the most current literature in the field.  Includes journal articles, primary sources, biographies, images, and more.  Search African American Experience 

Alexander Street Press American History in Video

ASP American History

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)

Counseling & Therapy

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

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

Dental Education in Video

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 (2)

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 Online

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 Education 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

Theater in Video Vol. 1

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 (2)

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

Examine primary and secondary source coverage of indigenous peoples in the United States spanning precontact America to modern native nations.  Content is discoverable by region, state or tribe..  Search American Indian Experience 

Axis 360
Axis 360 eRead Illinois

Enjoy recently published bestsellers including both fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens, as well as many titles in Spanish in this collection of ebooks and eAudiobooks provided by eRead Illinois.Search Axis 360

Black Thought and Culture

Black Thought & Culture

Explore the evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America through non-fiction writings by major American black leaders, including a great deal of previously inaccessible material, such as letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts. Search Black Thought and Culture

Britannica Image Quest

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

Get fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information by searching a combination of the Encyclopedia Brittanica and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and the web's best sites. Search Britannica Online

Business Source Elite

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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

Choice Reviews

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

Chronicle of Higher Education

Chronicle of Higher Education (2)

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

Access authoritative teaching, learning, and research content on a variety of subjects in our largest ebook collection.  Key and emerging topics include accounting, computers, career development, crime & criminology, emergency medicine, human resources, industrial management, nursing & allied health, project management, U.S. history, and vocational education & guidance.  Titles can also be accessed through the Jacobs Library online catalog..  Search the Ebook Central collection

EBSCO eBook Collection

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Locate a large selection of ebook titles within a wide variety of topics both academic and recreational, from business & economics, computer science, engineering & technology, health & medicine, history, law, literature & criticism, philosophy, and political science to children's & young adult fiction, cooking, home & garden, humor, sports & games, and travel. These ebooks are also available through the Jacobs Library online 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


Investigate hundreds of today's hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources..  Search Facts on File: Issues and Controversies

Facts On File: Today's Science


See how science learned in the classroom is being used in real-world discoveries pushing the boundaries of science today.  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

Gale Literature Criticism Online

Gale Literature Criticism

Discover centuries of literary analysis—spanning all time periods, genres, and regions of the world. Search Gale Literature Criticism Online

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Search this popular resource for literary analysis. Discover additional eBooks on health, medicine, business, travel, social sciences, literature, and more. Search Gale Virtual Reference Library 

Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks


Search this popular resource for literary analysis. Discover additional ebooks on health, medicine, business, travel, social sciences, literature, and more.Search Gale Virtual Reference Library

Global Road Warrior
global road warrior

  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 


hein online

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


Find scholarly ebooks on topics including literature, philosophy, psychological disorders, Native American history, health, medical, energy, and forensic science. Includes titles from two popular literary criticism collections: 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 90+ 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

Latino American Experience

Discover the heritage and culture of Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Guatemalans, Cubans, Dominicans, Colombians, Ecuadorians, and other Latino peoples in the United States.  Features primary and secondary sources, including articles and essays from Latino authors and contributors. Search Latino American Experience

Liebert eJournals

Liebert eJournals (2)

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


Read new releases by popular authors in this special collection of print books located inside Jacobs Library. Stop in and check out a leisure read or a current title for a class project. View a listing of the McNaughton Collection


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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

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Investigate current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government. Includes periodicals, academic journals, 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

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

Opposing Viewpoints

Seek to understand both sides of an issue with pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. Search Opposing Viewpoints in Context


Nursing Ovid

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

Oxford Art Online

Oxford Grove Art

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

Pop Culture Universe

Pop Culture Universe

Explore the names, moments, works, and trends that have defined American pop culture from the 1900 to the present. Includes primary sources and peer-reviewed essays. Search Pop Culture Universe

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Search for books in public and school libraries in our area. Jacobs Library staff will request any books you need through PrairieCat. Search PrairieCat

Primary Search

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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


Access 62 titles from high quality reference resources published by SAGE and available in e-book format focusing on the social sciences.  Search SAGE eReference 

Salem Online


Find facts quickly with this digital reference book collection. Categories include Careers, Countries, Peoples & Cultures, Health, History, Literature, and Science.  Print versions of these titles are also available at Jacobs Library.  Search Salem Online

Sanborn Maps


View large-scale, digitized maps of Illinois cities and towns from 1867-1970. 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


Retrieve academic medical ebooks for research. 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.   Search the Springer Medicine eBook Collection

Women and Social Movements in the United States

Women & Social Movements

Dig into the history of women in social movements in the U.S. between 1600 and 2000. Includes primary sources, book, film, and website reviews, notes from the archives, and teaching tools.  Search Women and Social Movements in the United States 1600-2000 


Search for books in libraries around the world.  Jacobs Library staff can request the items you seek from other WorldCat libraries through the interlibrary loan service.   Search WorldCat