Electronic Resources by Subject

Alphabetically arranged list | Articles | Arts | Auto repair | Books & audio | Business & investing | Careers & college | Consumer | Genealogy | Geography & history | Health | Kids | Law & government | Health | Kids | Languages | Law & government | Literature criticism | Newspapers | People | Phonebooks | Science | Student research | Women's issues


All databases can be accessed on computers at Lincoln Library.  Many databases can also be accessed at home.  These databases have a home icon by them.  Unless otherwise specified, home use is limited to Lincoln Library customers only and log in usually requires a Lincoln Library card number which is indicated by a library card icon.  If different, the login method is explained by the individual database listing.

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Articles

Expanded Academic ASAP From arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Home use icon Library card icon

FirstSearch  Search online databases for books, articles and reference information. (Ask a reference librarian, or phone 217-753-4900 ext. 230, for the username & password). Home use icon

Gale PowerSearch Cross search across checkmarked Gale databases. Home use icon Library card icon

General OneFile A one‐stop source for general interest content coming from news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics. Home use icon Library card icon

Illinois Periodicals Online  Access full-text versions of several Illinois periodicals. (No log on required). Home use icon

Arts

Fine Arts and Music Collection Covers drama, music, art history, filmmaking, and more. Home use icon Library card icon

Auto repair

ALLDATA Auto repair and maintenance information. (For use in the library only).

Books & audio

BookFlix (Click this link for in-library use only). Read and listen to books on the Internet. For grades pre-kindergarten to 3rd.
    Home Access for Scholastic BookFlix  Home use icon Library card icon

BookNews from Dearreader.com  Newsletters on various types of books—read online or get by email. Home use icon

EBSCOhost eBooks Collection of books to read or browse online (Note that these titles cannot be transferred to portable devices, but they can be accessed by portable devices with Internet connections; also some people are getting an error 103 and can't type in a barcode. To fix this, try adjusting antivirus software privacy settings to allow access to ebscohost.com, and clean out temporary files and be sure cookies are allowed in your browser). Home use icon Library card icon

FirstSearch  Search online databases for books, articles and reference information. (Ask a reference librarian, or phone 217-753-4900 ext. 230, for the username & password).

Gale Virtual Reference Library  Encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7. Home use icon Library card icon

I-Share Check holdings at Illinois academic libraries, including the Illinois State Library, Lincoln Land Community College, the University of Illinois at Springfield, and the Southern Illinois University Medical School. (No log on required). Home use icon  

Library On The Go (OverDrive) eBook, eAudiobook, music, and video downloads. Home use icon Library card icon

NoveList Fiction reading recommendations for youngest readers to adults. (Some people are getting an error 103 and can't type in a barcode. To fix this, try adjusting antivirus software privacy settings to allow access to ebscohost.com, and clean out temporary files and be sure cookies are allowed in your browser) Home use icon Library card icon

Online Book Clubs from Dearreader.com Read emailed exerpts of books. Home use icon

Recorded Books eAudiobooks Download audiobooks and transfer to a media player. (Use your Lincoln Library card to sign up for an account). Home use icon Library card icon

TumbleBook Library A collection of animated talking picture books. Home use icon

Business & investing

Business Economics and Theory More than 150 full-text journals focusing on economics. Home use icon Library card icon

Business Plans Handbooks Search Gale Virtual Reference Library full-text sample business plans. Home use icon Library card icon

Crain's Chicago Business (Gale) Browse or search full-text articles going back to 1993. Home use icon Library card icon

Investor's Business Daily (Gale) Browse or search full-text articles going back to 2000. Home use icon Library card icon

Morningstar® Investment Research Center™ (Click this link for in-library use only). Mutual funds and more. (Note that Lincoln Library has purchased access for one user at a time--if you cannot get in, try again a bit later. Click the End Session button at the top right to exit Morningstar).
    Home Access for Morningstar  Home use icon Library card icon

Investing for the Long Run A free guide with strategies and solutions to help you shape up your personal finances, provided by Morningstar.

ReferenceUSA A searchable database of over 24 million business records and 145 million households. Home use icon Library card icon

Value Line Investment Survey (Click this link for in-library use only). Investment reports and tools.
    Home Access for ValueLine  Home use icon Library card icon

Careers & college

Brainfuse Besides homework help, provides help writing resumes, using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and taking SAT tests, and more. Home use icon Library card icon

Careers Internet Database  Career planning information. (Log on using: Username=385w & Password=future). Home use icon

LearningExpress Library Practice tests for many academic and civil service tests such as ACT, GED and Postal Worker. Also includes job hunting courses such as Creating a Great Resume. (Home use requires Lincoln Library card number & registration; in-house use with registration). Home use icon Library card icon

Vocations and Careers Collection Offering content from nearly 400 journals, this collection provides content from general career guides to highly specialized industry journals. Home use icon Library card icon

Consumer

Consumer Reports Access all the articles in the Consumer Reports magazine, plus more in-depth advice, tips, and trends. (Some people are getting an error 103 and can't type in a barcode. To fix this, try adjusting antivirus software privacy settings to allow access to ebscohost.com, and clean out temporary files and be sure cookies are allowed in your browser).Home use icon Library card icon  

Home Improvement Reference Center Do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. (Some people are getting an error 103 and can't type in a barcode. To fix this, try adjusting antivirus software privacy settings to allow access to ebscohost.com, and clean out temporary files and be sure cookies are allowed in your browser). Home use icon Library card icon

Genealogy

America's Obituaries & Death Notices Comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices. Home use icon Library card icon

Ancestry Library Edition One of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. This collection has more than 4,000 databases and two billion names. (For use in the library only).

HeritageQuest Census data, family records & local histories. Home use icon Library card icon

Geography & history

History Reference eBooks Search Gale Virtual Reference Library full-text reference books on history. Home use icon Library card icon

States and Nations Search Gale Virtual Reference Library full-text reference books on states and countries. Home use icon Library card icon

Health

Health Reference Center Academic Access to full-text nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources. Home use icon Library card icon

Nursing and Allied Health Collection All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered. Home use icon Library card icon

Kids

Kids InfoBits Includes more than 80 full-text, age-appropriate magazines, full-text reference content from Blackbirch Press®, and Merriam-Webster®’s Elementary Dictionary. Home use icon Library card icon

Languages

Transparent Language Over 80 languages available to study online. Use your Lincoln Library card to sign up for an account. Home use icon Library card icon

Law & government

LegalForms A wide selection of Illinois and U.S. legal forms, including real estate contracts, wills, bankruptcy, and divorce. Also included is an attorney directory and a dictionary of legal definitions in laymen's language. Home use icon Library card icon

Literature criticism

Literature Criticism Search Gale Virtual Reference Library full-text reference books for author information and criticism. Home use icon Library card icon

Literature Criticism eBooks Search EBSCOhost eBooks for literature and criticism. Home use icon Library card icon

Newspapers

America's Newspapers (Newsbank) Search full-text local, regional, and national news in The State Journal-Register, Chicago Sun-Times, Peoria Journal Star, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and more. Home use icon Library card icon

Illinois Times Full-text local news in the Illinois Times back to 2003. Home use icon Library card icon

The State Journal-Register Full-text local news in The State Journal-Register back to 1985. Home use icon Library card icon

People

Biography in Context Award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources combined with full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Home use icon Library card icon

Phonebooks

ReferenceUSA  A searchable database of over 24 million business records and 145 million households. Home use icon Library card icon

Science

AccessScience (Click this link for in-library use only). Science articles, videos, images, definitions, and more from McGraw Hill.
   Home access for AccessScience  Home use icon Library card icon

Science eBooks Search Gale Virtual Reference Library full-text reference books on science topics. Home use icon Library card icon

Student research

(See also: Articles; Books & audio; People)

Brainfuse Get online homework help daily from 2-11 p.m. Also, submissions to the Writing Lab and 24/7 Help may be made any time of the day. Home use icon Library card icon

CQ Researcher Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues. (Note that Lincoln Library has only purchased access for 1 person at once--if you get a message that "Your maximum concurrency has been reached", try again a bit later). Home use icon Library card icon

Opposing Viewpoints in Context Draws on the acclaimed social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as other Gale imprints, to provide a one-stop source for information on social issues. (Note that Lincoln Library has only purchased access for 3 people at once--if you get a "Concurrent Usage Limit Reached", try again a bit later). Home use icon Library card icon

Women's issues

Women's Issues Search Gale Virtual Reference Library full-text reference books on women and women's issues. Home use icon Library card icon