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Lynda.com (soon to be LinkedIn Learning) »

Online learning platform with video tutorials to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.


MasterFILE Premier »

Full-text magazines, journals, and other highly-regarded sources from the world’s leading publishers, covering general interest subject areas.


Medline »

Abstracts of articles in medicine, dentistry, and nursing (not full text).


Newspaper Source Plus »

Full-text collection of major news content, including newspapers, magazines, newswires, and news transcripts of television and radio.


NewspaperARCHIVE »

Access to historical issues of hundreds of Illinois newspapers, including Oak Leaves (1902-1977), with searchable articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.


Points of View Reference Center »

Essays on hundreds of topics, presenting multiples sides of an issue, each with an overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide, plus guides to debate, develop arguments, and write position papers.


ReferenceUSA »

Search millions of businesses by name, location, industry, and size, and search consumers by location, estimated income, interests, and shopping habits.


Regional Business News »

Incorporates 50 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Science Reference Center »

Full-text science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books, images, videos, and animations.


Small Business Reference Center »

Small business reference books and tools to address small business topics, including business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.


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