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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


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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

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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

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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

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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 

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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

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   Oglesby, IL 61348
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