Online Resources Collection
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ArticleFirst contains citations for items listed on the table of contents pages of journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture. Each record describes one article, news story, letter, or other item. You can search for and view both journals' tables of contents and individual article citations. This is part of the Firstsearch database collection.
Nonprofit Consumers' CHECKBOOK can help you find the best-rated doctors, auto repair shops, plumbers, veterinarians, banks, dentists, carpet cleaners ... and much more. CHECKBOOK will tell you which Chicago Area service providers and retailers rated best and worst for quality and price. CHECKBOOK is an independent, nonprofit, no-advertising consumer authority.
CHECKBOOK's special health guides provide you with critical ratings and reports on doctors and hospitals.
Full-text ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services with a 4-year searchable archive, plus safety alerts, recalls, and access to blogs and forums.
- You can see all of the expert reviews on any type of purchase and find the best product for you.
The Culinary Arts collection includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.
Databases Available: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, ECO, ECO_FT, ERIC, Ebooks, GPO, IllinoisCatalog, MEDLINE, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldAlmanac, WorldCat and WorldCatDissertations.
A one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.
A collection of over 1,000 peer-reviewed journals, providing researchers with the information needed to stay current on the latest scientific developments
Information about medicine, medications, wellness, and alternative therapies from full-text journals and reference sources.
- Find peer-reviewed journal articles on the latest developments in diabetes care.
Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.
The National Geographic Magazine Archive from 1888, provides full-text searching of every article of the world’s most recognized magazine from its first publication in 1888. This comprehensive archive is an essential tool for researchers of all ages for the study of science, nature, geography and much more.
- You can find any photograph, map, and article published by NG; a perfect complement to a school project or just to explore a new interest.
Viewpoint essays, articles, statistics, primary documents, and other reference sources on social issues.
- You can read opinion essays about the big political and social issues of the day.
Full-text articles from Scientific American magazine online from January 1993 to present. Articles from 1948 to 1992 are indexed but not available in full-text.
- You can read all about global climate change in articles from Scientific American.