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African American Heritage African American Heritage (Service available at the library only.)

Americas News
America’s News: Find information on topics of interest including community issues and events, business, education, government, sports and more. Search the Southern Illinoisan (2/1/2002-Current). Also includes Special Reports featuring People in the News, World Environment, Science and Health.

Ancestry Library Ancestry Library (Service available at the library only.)

Biography Resource Center
Biography Resource Center: biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Books and Authors
Books and Authors: explore combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian's favorites lists. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Gale Virtual Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library: database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Heritage Quest HeritageQuest (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

Morningstar Mutual Funds: One-page summaries, as well as detailed mutual fund, stock, and exchange-traded fund analysed reports, real-time data, and investment tools. (Access this from the library or anywhere using your Carbondale library card.) 

Powerspeak Languages Logo Powerspeak: entertaining and effective way to learn a new language. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

OCLC First Search Service: scholarly and general research

This database can be accessed at the library only due to licensing restrictions. Authorization code and password are located on the library computer.
  • ABI Inform:  Includes articles (some full-text) on business and management
  • ArticleFirst:  An index of articles, some full-text, from magazines as well as scholarly journals.
  • ClasePeriodica:  CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities, while PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology.
  • Ebooks: A catalog of over 295,000 electronic books available through libraries worldwide.
  • ECO (Electronic Collections Online):  A collection of scholarly journals on a wide variety of subject areas.

  • ERIC:  A collection of journal articles and reports in education.
  • GPO:  U.S. federal government publications.
  • Illinois Catalog:  A catalog of  books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes held by Illinois libraries.
  • MEDLINE:  A database (with some full-text) covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry, nursing and veterinary medicine.
  • PapersFirst:  An index of papers presented at conferences worldwide.
  • PerAbs:  A database of periodical abstracts from general and academic journals, including many full-text articles.  Also contains records for transcripts of significant segments of more than 80 news and lifestyle TV and radio programs.
  • Proceedings:  An index of worldwide conference proceedings.
  • WilsonSelectPlus:  Contains full-text articles in the sciences, humanities, education, business.  Includes U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.

  • WorldAlmanac:  Includes Funk & Wagnall's New Encylopedia, the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids.

  • WorldCat:  A catalog containing millions of bibliographic records about books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

  • WorldCatDissertations: A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.

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