Libraries

Database Trials

The WIU Libraries are currently considering the purchase of new electronic databases. WIU users are encouraged to join librarians in evaluating these databases. Please send any comments or suggestions to Jeff Matlak.


Art Index Retrospective
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
This archival database features high-quality indexing of historical literature on a variety of art topics from the years 1929 to 1984. Chronicling over half a century of art literature, it covers fine, decorative, and commercial art. Art Index Retrospective contains hundreds of titles from feature articles, interviews, film reviews, book reviews, bibliographies, exhibition listings, conference reports, anthologies, and editorials.
Duration:
until March 17, 2017
HeinOnline Government Politics Law Collection
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
The Government, Politics & Law collection from HeinOnline contains more than 80 million pages of content across 80,000 titles and 195,000 volumes. HeinOnline bridges the gap in history by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,300 periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of journals, the database also contains the Congressional Record bound volumes in entirety, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, constitutions for every country in the world, classic books from the 18th & 19th centuries, all United States Treaties, the Federal Register and CFR from inception. The following databases compose this collection. Descriptions can be found at the search interface. Brennan Center for Justice Publications at NYU School of Law Code of Federal Regulations Federal Register Library Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) History of International Law Law Journal Library Legal Classics Religion and the Law U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection U.S. Code U.S. Congressional Documents U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals U.S. Federal Legislative History Library U.S. Presidential Library U.S. Statutes at Large U.S. Supreme Court Library U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library Women and the Law (Peggy) World Constitutions Illustrated
Duration:
through August 31, 2017
RILM Music Encyclopedias
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
RILM Music Encyclopedias has content spanning multiple countries and languages including English, German, French, Czech, Italian, Dutch, Greek and Slovak.This is an ever-expanding full-text compilation of reference works, most of which are not available anywhere else online. The collection currently includes more than 40 titles (published from 1775 to the present), and new content is added every year. This is an extensive global resource designed to meet the research needs of the international music community. RILM Music Encyclopedias is the first comprehensive collection of encyclopedic content spanning the most important disciplines including popular music, opera, instruments, blues, gospel, recorded sound and women composers
Duration:
until July 1, 2017
Wolters Kluwer Nursing and Medical Databases
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Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
This trial is composed of 12 nursing and medical databases from Wolters Kluwer. The following databases are included: Nursing Advisor for Higher Education, Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination, 5 Minute Clinical Consult, Visible Body Anatomy & Physiology , Visible Body Premium Package (includes Human Anatomy Atlas, Muscle Premium, Skeleton Premium, Heart & Circulatory Premium, Physiology Animations), LWW Health Library, Joanna Briggs Academic Package, Ovid Emcare, Ovid Nursing Community College Journal Collection, LWW Nursing & Health Professions Premier Journal Collection, LWW JBI (Joanna Briggs Institute) Book Collection.
Duration:
Through April 12, 2017
Women Writers Online
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
Women Writers Online is a full-text collection of early womens writing in English, published by the Women Writers Project at Northeastern University. It includes full transcriptions of texts published between 1526 and 1850, focusing on materials that are rare or inaccessible. The range of genres and topics covered makes it a truly remarkable resource for teaching and research, providing an unparalleled view of womens literate culture in the early modern period.
Duration:
Through March 31, 2017