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.


HeinOnline Government Politics Law Collection
Access Note:
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 December 31, 2017
Hit Songs Deconstructed
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
Utilized by songwriters, producers, publishers, labels, and other music industry professionals, Hit Songs Deconstructed's data and analysis help users hone their craft, make strategic songwriting and production decisions, spot trends, benchmark songs, and stay ahead of the curve in a fast-changing musical landscape.
Duration:
Through October 31, 2017
IBISWorld
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
IBISWorld publishes industry analysis, providing comprehensive business intelligence on over 1,300 U.S. industries. Each report consists of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more. In addition to U.S. industry reports, the database includes Chinese, Australian, U.K., Canadian, and global reports. Recently added are state industry reports,including Illinois!
Duration:
UNTIL November 8, 2017
Try-It Illinois
Access Note:
Contact the Reference Desk for Password
Description:
Welcome to Try-It! Illinois 2017, the seventeenth annual statewide database trial, sponsored by Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White and the Illinois State Library. Try-It! Illinois offers the staffs and library users of the more than 5,000 ILLINET member libraries the opportunity to survey and evaluate a wide variety of electronic resources. Thanks to the partnerships between the Illinois State Library and the participating electronic resource vendors, there is no charge for accessing these databases during Try-It! Illinois. For login information, please contact the WIU Libraries Reference Desk at 309-298-2700 or use the reference chat service found at http://wiu.edu/libraries/help/.
Duration:
Through November 30
University Press Scholarship Online
Access Note:
Accessible to WIU affiliated users
Description:
University Press Scholarship Online is a vast and rapidly expanding cross-searchable library which offers quick and easy access to the full text of over 20,000+ academic monographs in 31 subject areas covering the humanities, social sciences, medicine, and law from 25 leading university presses including Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, Cornell University Press, the University of California Press and The University of Illinois Press. UPSO offers an unparalleled research tool, making disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Research that previously would have required a user to jump between a variety of books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through the UPSO search engine.
Duration:
Through November 10, 2017