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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


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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

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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

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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 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

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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

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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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