Jacobs Library


Notice as of Friday, July 7: off-campus access to library resources may be unavailable as we work to resolve a technology issue with the EZProxy server login process.  Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Jacobs Library will be open Monday, Aug.14th - 9:30am to 12pm. Tuesday, Aug.15th - 8am to 2pm. Wednesday, Aug.16th - 9am to 7pm. Thursday, Aug.17th - 7:30am - 4pm. We are closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


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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



New Fall Hours:  Monday and Thursday - 7:30am-4:00pm. Tuesday and Wednesday - 9:00am-7:00pm. Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

Our ebrary collection migrated to Ebook Central. Please contact the library with any questions.

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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

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A to Z list of magazines and journals

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

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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

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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

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Oxford Art Online

Oxford Art Online
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

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  Jacobs Library  A201
   Illinois Valley Community College
   815 N. Orlando Smith Road
   Oglesby, IL 61348
   Phone: 815-224-0306
   Fax: 815-224-9147
   Email: Jacobs_Library@ivcc.edu

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