A comprehensive, multidisciplinary reference resource, ABC-CLIO contains over 140,000 primary and secondary source materials covering a variety of subject areas, including ancient to modern world history and geography, current events, pop culture and much more. Users can easily search across any one or all of these areas, uncovering a variety of sources as they do so, from brief “overview articles,” to in-depth essays, multimedia materials, and timelines.
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A powerful, all-in-one reference resource (atlas, news, biographies, statistics, homework help, etc.), Britannica Library offers all of its traditional coverage and a great deal more, including videos and multimedia collections and links to recommended websites, and even audience-specific portals that help connect users with articles and tools appropriate for their reading or general grade level.
General Databases WorldCat – Books and other materials in libraries worldwide. Article1st – Index of articles from nearly 12,500 journals.
Specialized Databases Clase Periodica – Index of Latin American journals in science and humanities. Ebooks – Catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide. ECO – A collection of scholarly journals. ERIC – Journal articles and reports in education. GPO – U.S. Government publications. MEDLINE – Abstracted articles from medical journals. OAIster – A union catalog of more than 19 million digital resources. PapersFirst – An index of papers presented at conferences. Proceedings – An index of conference publications. World Almanac – The World Almanacs.
A comprehensive, multidisciplinary article database, General OneFile contains citations and/or full-text articles from magazines, reference books, and newspapers covering diverse subject areas, including current events, popular culture, business, history, arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more.
The Peoria Journal Star is the major daily newspaper for Peoria and the surrounding area. You can search current and archived issues (back to 1991) remotely. Older Journal Star articles can be accessed in person in our Local History Department at Main Library. Call 497-2000 for assistance.
Peterson’s Test Prep is a multi-purpose educational resource, helping students and professionals with:
Test Preparation Peterson’s Test Prep offers study guides and practice tests covering a wide variety of standardized student and professional certification tests, like: AP tests, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, ASVAB, NCLEX-RN, Clerical, Postal worker, and TOEFL, U.S. Citizenship, and many others.
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From finding old friends and planning vacations to conducting market research and choosing a health care provider, this extensive database offers the information you need – in a fast, convenient format. Search for U.S. and Canadian businesses and residents, U.S. healthcare providers, and more. Take advantage of the unique result display options, such as the mapping function. NEW search over 2.5 million U.S. jobs and internships!
A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring the different sides of controversial social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. This resource also includes unique tools designed for students and teachers, like the MyAnalysis and iThink interactive research guide or Common Core Writing Guide. See the Teacher Page for more information.
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