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Databases: General

Click on the red tabs to choose databases that work best for your class. Controversial Issues databases are located in the Humanities and Communications tab.
All databases should be working on- and off-campus. If not, please call 217-234-5440 or email  Thanks! 

Trial Databases


eBooks for Research

Gale Ebooks Database

Looking for Ebook Central? It and thousands more ebooks are now included in ProQuest One Academic! 

Fun Reading Apps (ebooks, eaudio, emagazines)

Libby by Overdrive, My Media Mall     Cloud library

RB Digital - eMagazines, eAudio, eBooks

General Databases

ProQuest One Academic Database

Gale Databases

EBSCO Databases 

ABC-CLIO Databases

Library Catalogs

SHARE - Sharing Heartland's Available Resources Equally


Search libraries worldwide

Accessing Databases from Home?

Use your Laker Hub ID and password to access library databases off-campus.  If you need help locating either, try the What's My User ID or What's My Password? links on the Laker Hub login page or call Information Systems and Services (ISS) at 217-234-5261.


Gale Ebooks Database

Films on Demand

Academic Video Online by Alexander Street

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford Reference

Salem Press