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Online Databases

Do you have a research project?  

Then use one of the Online Databases listed below to find the most relevant, accurate, and scholarly information for your project or paper.  If you off campus, you must login in with the library's username and password.   

General Databases (Try Here 1st):  

  • Student Resources in Context (Gale):  This database is a one-stop source for current news and topics.  Can be used in ALL classes.  Includes:  full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites.   

  • Encyclopedia Britannica Online:  Explore the fact-checked online encyclopedia with hundreds of thousands of objective articles, biographies, videos, and images.   

  • GVRL: Gale Virtual Reference Library offers an online collection of reference eBooks including encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

  • JSTOR: Provides access to more than 10 million academic journal articlesbooks, and primary sources in 75 disciplines.

  • Flipster Digital Magazines:  A digital magazine service provided courtesy of your RHS library.  You can download the Flipster App to read these digital magazines on any device.  Click for a description of each magazine.  

Content Specific Databases: 

  • Literature Resource Center:  Find up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. 

  • Biography in Context (Gale):  This database is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.

  • Opposing Viewpoint (Gale):  This database is for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. 

  • Science in Context (Gale):  This database is for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.  

  • U.S. History (Gale):  This database is for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.
     
  • World History (Gale):  This database has information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.

  • Consumer Reports:  A nonprofit organization providing unbiased product ratings and reviews since 1936. We put over 4000 products through rigorous testing each year. 

  • Driver's ED Practice Tests:  This resource provides practice tests for cars, motorcycles, CDL, and includes handbooks and FAQ on how to get your driver's license in IL.  

  • FirstSearch
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