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Academic Search Complete – Ebsco
The world’s largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary database, with full text for over 9,000 titles, including the largest collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals. Updated on a daily basis, offering full-text back files to 1887 for selected journals.

full textAgricultural Research Service—Internet Resource
Agricultural Research Service is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination. This site contains full-text online access to Agricultural Research Magazine and ARS publications.

full textAgricultural Statistics Annual—Internet Resource
Agricultural Statistics is published each year to meet the diverse need for a reliable reference book on agricultural production, supplies, consumption, facilities, costs, and returns. National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and various USDA agencies collaborated in furnishing the information in these publications. Full-text online.

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AHFS Consumer Medication Information – Ebsco
Contains 1000+ patient drug information pamphlets, available in both English and Spanish, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Updated monthly.

full textAmerican History in Video – Alexander Street Press
Provides more than 7,500 titles of streaming video from commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries from producers such as The History Channel and PBS. Historical coverage ranges from early American history to contemporary events.

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ARTstor – ARTstor
ARTstor is a digital library that offers collections of art images and descriptive information as well as the software tools to enable active use of the collections. ARTstor includes over one million images covering art, architecture and archeology. ARTstor requires all users to log in before downloading images, whether on or off-campus.


full textBiological & Agricultural Index PLUS – Ebsco
Biological & Agricultural Index Plus covers many important subjects, including agricultural research, biology, environmental science, genetics, horticulture, physiology, veterinary medicine, wildlife management and much more. Nearly 100 full-text publications are included with coverage back to 1986.

full textBlack Thought and Culture – Alexander Street Press
Provides access to the non-fiction published works of leading African Americans from the earliest times to the present, including books, interviews, journal articles, speeches, essays, pamphlets, letters and other fugitive material.

full textBritannica Online Academic Edition – Encyclopaedia Britannica
Online version of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, featuring videos and sound files, dictionary and thesaurus, atlas and timelines, World Data Analyst, recommended web sites, and primary sources.

full textBusiness Source Elite – Ebsco
Provides full text for nearly 1,100 scholarly business journals, including nearly 450 peer-reviewed business publications. This database is updated on a daily basis and offers full text dating back to 1985.



full textCamio – OCLC
Camio – Catalog of Art Museum Images Online. Camio is an online collection of art images from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums, all rights-cleared for educational use. Includes photographs, costumes, paintings, posters, sculptures, jewelry, prints, utilitarian objects and decorative arts.

full textCareerOneStop – Internet Resource
CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored website that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses and workforce professionals, including information on career exploration, salary and benefits, education and training, job search, resumes and interviews.

full textCARLI Digital Collections – CARLI
Provides 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections. Descriptive data includes references to the occurrences of these images in 19 major art history texts.

full textCensus Bureau Economic Statistics–Internet Resource
A comprehensive collection of U. S. business and economic statistics compiled by the U. S. Census Bureau on a five year cycle.

full textCINAHL with Full Text
Provides full text for over 550 of the nursing and allied health journals indexed in the CINAHL database, many of which contain no embargo and include full-text coverage dating back to 1981.

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Comprehensive statistics on U. S. cities.

full textConsumer Health Complete – Ebsco
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

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Provides access to the online version of Consumer Reports magazine, including additional features such as videos, advice forums, consumer news and more. Includes ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

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Credo Reference – Credo Reference
Features full-text content from hundreds of reference books from many different publishers, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotation sources and a wide range of subject-specific titles covering everything from art to technology.

full textCulturegrams – Culturegrams
Concise, cultural reports for more than 175 countries of the world, including history, customs, lifestyle and government.


full textDigital Public Library of America – Internet Resource The DPLA offers a single point of access to millions of items, photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Browse and search by timeline, map, format, and topic.

full textDigital Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867 – 1970
Historical maps of Illinois towns and cities, including building outlines, street names, property boundaries and other information.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – Internet Resourcefull text
Categorized, searchable links to free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.


full textEBSCO eBooks
Contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter. There are more than 135,000 eBooks in this collection, including titles from leading university presses.

full textElectronic Documents of Illinois – Illinois State Library
Electronic Documents of Illinois provides permanent public access to official publications of the State of Illinois which have been deposited in electronic form.

full textEncyclopedia of World Biography – Gale
A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

full texteRead Illinois
An eBook and audiobook collection available to PrairieCat library cardholders. The collection contains both fiction and non-fiction. Download eRead Illinois electronic resources to your tablet, computer, or other device.

full textERIC – Ebsco
Journal articles and reports in education. Some full-text articles.


full textFDsys – Internet Resource
GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides digital access to government information from Congress and federal agencies.

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Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center – Facts on File
A comprehensive career research database, providing detailed and up-to-date profiles of more than 2,900 of today’s most popular jobs in 93 industries.

full textFilmmakers Library Online – Alexander Street Press
Includes over 1,000 award-winning documentaries and independent films from around the world with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.

full textFilms on Demand:  Health & Medicine -Films Media Group
Films on Demand: Health & Medicine collection is a web-based streaming video database of about  1,000 educational videos.  Subject areas include:  Diseases; Disorders & Disabilities; Health Care & Treatment; Health Careers; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Nutrition; Personal Health & Wellness; Public Health.

full textFunk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia – Ebsco
This database provides more than 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


full textGale Virtual Reference Library – Gale
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

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U.S. government publications. Most have links to full text of document.


full textHarpWeek
HarpWeek provides electronic access to Harper’s Weekly, the illustrated 19th century “Journal of Civilization” for a 56-year period (1857-1912).

full textHealth and Society in Video – Alexander Street Press
Online collection of nearly 300 streaming videos focusing on health issues and their impact on society, including hundreds of premium documentaries, profiles, reports, and interviews.

full textHealth Source – Consumer Edition – Ebsco
Features searchable full text for more than 190 journals including Consumer Reports on Health and Men’s Health, as well as abstracts and indexing for more than 205 general health, nutrition and professional health care publications.

full textHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition – Ebsco
All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. Some links to full-text articles.

full textHistorical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition Online – Cambridge University Press
The definitive source of statistics and data on all aspects of American history from Colonial times to the present available in a downloadable and customizable form. Expands and revises previous print edition produced by the U.S. Bureau of the Census, including thirty years of new data and scholarship.


Illinois Newspaper Project – University of Illinois and Chicago History Museum
Part of the U. S. Newspaper Program designed to identify, catalog and preserve historic newspapers. Useful in locating newspaper title and holdings information.

Illinois State Library – Internet Resource
Illinois governmental and library information on the web.

Iowa 2-1-1 – Internet Resource
2-1-1 is the national abbreviated dialing code for free confidential access to health and human services. Iowa 2-1-1 is a searchable website you can us as an alternative to calling and speaking with a trained specialist in your area.

International Data Base – Internet Resource
Population information on many countries compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

full textIssues & Controversies – Facts on File
Explores more than 800 hot topics in politics, business, education, science and popular culture, including pro and con statements, primary source documents and statistics.


full textJSTOR – JSTOR
JSTOR is a full-text electronic archive of the complete back issues of core scholarly journals covering a wide variety of disciplines, including economics, history, political science and sociology, as well as in other key fields in the humanities and social sciences.


full textKewanee Star Courier – Internet Resource
Newspaper for the Kewanee, Ill., area.


full textLegal Research – LexisNexis
U. S. federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews and international legal information. Shephard’s Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789.

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Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts – Ebsco
Indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.

Literary Index – Gale
Starting point for literary research. Index to biographical and critical information on authors and their works.


full textMasterFILE Premier – Ebsco
Contains full text for nearly 1,700 popular magazines covering reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also includes full text for reference books and primary source documents, as well as an image collection of photos, maps and flags.

full textMAS Ultra–School Edition – Ebsco
Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 500 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating to 1975 for key magazines. Also provides nearly 550 full-text pamphlets, 150 full-text reference books, nearly 100,000 biographies, 76,000 primary source documents, and an image collection of 116,000 photos, maps and flags. Updated daily.

full textMedlineplus – Internet Resource
Consumer-friendly, up-to-date, quality health care information from the National Institutes of Health and other reliable, non-commercial sites.

full textMerck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy – Internet Resource
Standard medical reference source containing essential information on diagnosing and treating medical disorders. Written by medical experts in all fields of medicine and continuously updated.

full textMerck Manual of Medical Information Home Edition – Merck
Explains disorders, who is likely to get them, their symptoms, how they’re diagnosed, how they might be prevented, and how they can be treated; also provides information about prognosis.

full textMilitary & Government Collection – Ebsco
Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, with an emphasis on engineering. Provides full text for nearly 300 periodicals, 245 pamphlets, plus full-text country reports.

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Moline Dispatch / Rock Island Argus – Internet Resource
Regional newspapers online: Dispatch from Moline, Rock Island Argus, and the Leader from Davenport


full textNaxos Music Library – A comprehensive collection of music available online, with over 1,636,700 tracks of Classical music, Jazz, World, Folk and Chinese music. Includes collections of several leading independent labels, composer biographies, a glossary of musical terms, work analyses, CD liner notes, and other resources. Playlists can be created by students and professors, and multiple users can listen to the same tracks simultaneously.

full textNew York Times, 1851-2010 (updated annually) – Proquest
Proquest Historical Newspapers – The New York Times (1851-2010) offers full-page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Updated annually.

Newspaper Source – Ebsco
Provides selected full text for more than 200 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. Updated daily.

full textNursing Education in Video – Alexander Street Press
Online collection of over 300 videos created specifically for the education and training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers. All videos have been created with the guidance of the Medcom-Trainex advisory board, and are regularly reviewed for accuracy, currency, and compliance with US Federal regulations from agencies such as OSHA and CMS.

full textNursing Reference Center – Ebsco
Comprehensive reference tool for nurses, nursing faculty and students, and other health care professionals. Provides clinical evidence and knowledge on conditions and diseases from thousands of full text documents, including drug information, patient education, practice resources and continuing education.


full textOAIster – OCLC
A catalog of more than 19 million digital resources from more than 1,000 organizations developed by the University of Michigan. Digital resources include: digitized books and articles, born-digital texts, audio files, images, movies and datasets. Collections include: theses, technical reports, research papers and image collections.

full textOccupational Outlook Handbook – U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Statistics
For hundreds of different types of jobs includes the training and education needed, earnings, expected job prospects, what workers do on the job, and working conditions.

full textOECD Factbook – (Internet Resource)
OECD Factbook (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) includes comprehensive statistical indicators for OECD countries and some non-OECD countries. Covers the economy, agriculture, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health and quality of life, industry, information and communications, population/labor force, trade and investment, taxation, public expenditure and R&D.

full textOFFSTATS: Official Statistics on the Web – Internet Resource
Free directory of links to official international statistics on the web.

full textOpposing Viewpoints in Context – Gale
A one-stop source for information on today’s hottest social issues from Greenhaven Press and other Thomson Gale imprints. Features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to websites.

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Oxford Art Online – Oxford University Press
Includes the 34 volume print edition of The Dictionary of Art, plus The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms. Covers all aspects of art from pre-history to the present day, including the fine arts – painting, sculpture, and architecture, and the decorative arts – ceramics, textiles, jewelry, interior design, furniture, glass, and metalwork.

full textOxford English Dictionary – Oxford University Press
The OED online, the world’s leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150.


PrairieCat Library Catalog – Innovative Interfaces
Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus Library Catalog and the resources of 130 libraries across northern Illinois and eastern Iowa.

full textPrimary Search – Ebsco
Primary Search provides full text for more than 50 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full-text articles included are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full-text information dates back to 1990. Updated daily.

full textProfessional Development Collection – Ebsco
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of more than 515 full-text journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles.

full textPsycArticles – Ebsco
PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles from more than 70 psychology-specific journals from 1894 to present.


full textQuad-City Times – Internet Resource
Newspaper covering the Quad Cities. Based in Davenport, Iowa. Click on “Advanced Search” at the top of the page to access archives.


full textRegional Business News – Ebsco
This database provides comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

full textRehabilitation Therapy in Video – Alexander Street Press
Online collection of more than 750 hours of streaming video focused on the study of occupational therapy, physical/physiotherapy, and speech-language pathology, including explanations of the underlying anatomical and neurological issues in specific patient populations and demonstrations of effective techniques and methods for their treatment.

Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) Library Catalog – RSAcat
Black Hawk College East Campus Library Catalog. Search for materials in the East Campus Library or more than 150 libraries in RSA.


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Scitable – Internet Resource
A free science resource from Nature Publishing Group. Scitable currently concentrates on genetics and cell biology, including the topics of evolution, ecology, and gene expression. Contains overviews of topics with links to academic journals and ebooks.

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Statista – Statista, Inc.
A statistics portal integrating facts and statistics from thousands of sources, providing direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and many other areas of interest. Data sources include market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.


full textTeacher Reference Center – Ebsco
Provides indexing and abstracts, including some full text, for more than 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.


full textUndata – Internet Resource
Provides statistics on a wide range of social and economic data series from 30 specialized international intergovernmental agencies including POPIN, World Bank, IMF, UNESCO, UNICEF, and WHO. – Internet Resource
The official U.S. Government portal providing one-stop access to all online federal government resources.


full textWomen and Social Movements in the United States – Alexander Street Press
A resource of primary source documents covering women’s social movements from 1600 to 2000. Includes thousands of pages of books, images, and documents as well as introductory material, scholarly essays, a chronology, a bibliography, lesson plans, and other teaching tools.


WorldCat – OCLC
OCLC catalog of books, web resources and other material worldwide

full textWorld Data Analyst – Encyclopedia Britannica
Provides quick and easy country snapshots and comparisons/rankings of key statistics of the countries of the world, including the economy, military, transportation, communication and more.

full textWorld History in Video – Alexander Street Press
Online collection of more than 1,750 critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide on human history from the earliest civilizations to the late twentieth century, covering Africa and the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.

full textWorldmark Encyclopedia of Cultures and Daily Life
Covers cultural groups in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Africa. Volumes are organized by continent, covering history, politics, customs, religion, education, human rights issues, teen life and more.