Jacobs Library


As of December 10 the library catalog has a new and improved interface. If you need to access the previous interface for your old account before January 31, 2019 please use this link. http://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-ivc/

On December 12 library links will be undergoing maintenance. Thank you for your patience. Please contact the library at 815-224-0306 with any questions or to report continued problems accessing library resources. 


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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


Library Hours:

Dec. 12-14 - 9:00am-2:00pm
Dec. 17 - 9:00am-12:00pm
Dec. 18 - 9:00am-11:30am
Dec. 19-Jan. 1 - Closed
Jan. 2-4 & 7 - 9:00am-2:00pm
Jan. 8 - 9:30-2:00pm

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Prairie Cat 12.6.18

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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medline 12.6.18
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

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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

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Alexander Street Press Dental Education in Video

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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

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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

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