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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 from on- and off-campus.  If you have trouble, please send an email to with a description of the problem.  Thank you! 

Scheduled Downtime: Ebook Central on July 20 from 11 am to 2 pm


GVRL, Gale Virtual Reference Library

ProQuest Ebook Central

Libby by Overdrive, My Media Mall     Cloud library


RB Digital - Use the app to read magazines and listen to audiobooks

General Databases


Library Catalogs

Search Lake Land and surrounding libraries for books, DVDs, etc.


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 help page located here or call Information Systems and Services (ISS at (217) 234-5261.


GVRL, Gale Virtual Reference Library

Films on Demand

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford Reference

Oxford Quotations

Salem Press

Citations, Note Taking, Outlining