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Library Research Databases Information

See a list of links to these databases at: www.lakeforest.edu/library/how/a-z.php

Abstracts in Anthropology
Online version of Abstracts in Anthropology from 1970present.

Academic Search Complete
from EBSCO
Citations to scholarly and general news articles in the sciences and humanities, most with abstracts, and more than half with full-text. More information.

Access World News
from NewsBank
Reliable news sources; full text; 1980spresent.

Alexander Street Press Video
Films, classic and contemporary documentaries, interviews, archival footage, demonstrations, lectures, primary-source footage, feature films from leading independent distributors. Subscribed access to these collections: American History, Art and Architecture, Education, Ethnographic (Volume I), LGBTQ Studies, New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, Theatre, and World Newsreels. 

All Academic
Research papers from conferences. 2001last year.

America: History and Life
from EBSCO
Abstracts from resources covering the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Some have links to full-text. 1910present. More information.

America’s News Magazines
from NewsBank
Full-text of 28 familiar magazines (excludes advertisements). Dates vary from the 1990spresent.

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5
A full-text primary source collection of (mostly) American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912 which are held by the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).  Subject coverage includes: advertising, health, women’s issues, science, the history of slavery, industry and professions, religious issues, culture and the arts, and more. Illustrations are included. See a list of periodical titles grouped by theme. More Information

American Chemical Society (ACS) Publications
from the American Chemical Society
Full-text of 33 ACS journals; backfile dates vary from 1996 to 1 year ago, all to the present.

Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition is a genealogy research tool created for the library market and provides access to a range of resources for genealogical and historical research. It includes information for more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases and records from the U.S. Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists, and more.

Annual Reviews
Search titles and abstracts for important findings in the areas of science for that year. Full-text 1996present only (coverage may vary within those dates) including: Anthropology; Astronomy and Astrophysics; Biochemistry; Biophysics and Biomolecular Structures; Cell and Developmental Biology; Clinical Psychology; Genetics; Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics; Immunology; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Physical Chemistry; Physiology; Plant Biology; Public Health; Political Science; Psychology; and Sociology.

Anthropological Index Online
AIO indexes journals at the Royal Anthropological Institute at the British Museum. Physical, Cultural, and Linguistic Anthropology, as well as Ethnobotany. 1950spresent. Free to the public.

Most recently published issues of 15 peer-reviewed, anthropological journals.

APA Style Guide to Electronic References
PDF; 41 pages; call 847-735-5074 for username and password.
Copyright © 2012 by the American Psychological Association.
Update to the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Nearly two million archival material descriptions of collections held by thousands of libraries, museums, historical societies, and archives primarily for institutions in the United States. The ArchiveGrid database is freely accessible; materials may not be.

from H.W. Wilson via EBSCO
Indexes English and foreign language journals in the arts from 1984 - present. Abstracts from 1994present. More information.

from OCLC FirstSearch
Index of scholarly and technical articles from over 16,000 journals, many with abstracts and full-text. 1990present.

ATLA Religion Database
from EBSCO
Index to journals and books selected by leading religion scholars in the United States; produced by the American Theological Library Association. More information.

In-depth analysis and commentary on the markets for America and Asia, updated every business day online.
Username and password required; contact the Library Reference Desk.

BiblioBoard Library
An e-book collection available to Illinois libraries and residents consisting mostly of public library-type books, including classic novels and Shakespeare. Anyone in Illinois can access the collection without a login (click “guest” if you don’t want to set up an account). 

Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) and the Répertoire de la Litterature de l’Art (RILA)
from the Getty Research Institute
Covers material published 19752007.
BHA has articles from over 1200 journals.

Full-text biological, ecological and environmental science articles, primarily from small societies and non-commercial publishers. 1998present.

Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL)
Open access digital library for biodiversity literature and archives. Provides free access to hundreds of thousands of volumes, comprising over 55 million pages, from the 15th21st centuries.

Preprint articles in the biological sciences with links to the articles after they go to print. About bioRxiv

Black Thought and Culture
Alexander Street Press
Monographs, essays, articles, speeches, and interviews written by leaders within the African American community from the earliest times to the present. Almost twenty percent of the collection has not been published previously, with plans to include the first-ever complete full run of the Black Panther newspaper.

Business Source Elite
from EBSCO
Citations and abstracts with many full-text scholarly articles covering business, management, and economics. 1985present. More information.

Conduct and organize job searches.
Click “Sign Up” to begin.
For more information, see Lake Forest College News article.

Chicago Area News
from NewsBank
Access dates vary from the mid-1990spresent.

Chicago Defender
Full text: 19091975
The library also has 19091956 on microfilm (JulyDecember 1919 missing).
Recent issues are available in print on the newspaper kiosk in the library; ask at the main desk to see older print issues from the current year.

Chicago Manual of Style Online
Searchable. Complete contents of the 16th and 17th editions of The Chicago Manual of Style.
Examples of footnotes, title pages, and more.

Chicago Sun Times
from NewsBank

Chicago Tribune (Historical)
from ProQuest
Searchable full text (includes advertising) back to the first issue.

Chicago Tribune
from ProQuest
Full-text. 1985present. Text only; no graphics. 

Choice Reviews Online
published by the American Libraries Association
Full text reviews of academic and scholarly books and media. September 1988present.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Full-text, 1995present. To set up access in order to set up alerts to go to your email:

  1. On campus: go to www.chronicle.com. Off campus: go to cacheproxy.lakeforest.edu:2969.
  2. Click on the “Log In” link at the top of the right-hand side of the page.
  3. Choose “Create an account now” option.
  4. Enter your name, College email address, and position. A confirmation email will be sent to your College email account.
  5. In the confirmation email, click the link and then follow the steps to set up your account.

ClasePeriodica (Clase and Periodica)
Index of over 2,600 scholarly science and humanities journals published in Latin American countries or publications that focus on Pan-American issues. 1975present.

Individuals may download 30 images per month for educational use, such as in academic papers, projects and presentations. Additionally, the institution can use 50 downloads a month for marketing and promotional purposes. Any unused downloads in a month will roll over to subsequent months.
To get started:

  1. Get an activation key by contacting David Levinson at levinson@lakeforest.edu.
  2. Go to colourbox.com/education.
  3. Click on Have a Key?
  4. Enter your Key and click on Send.
  5. Fill in the form.
  6. Log in using the login details you receive by email.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
from EBSCO
Full-text articles from CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index. 1900present. More information.

is the official website for U.S. federal legislative information, usually updated the morning after a session of Congress adjourns. See more about Congress.gov.

Consumer Health Complete
from EBSCO
Full text covering health and wellness from mainstream to holistic medicine. Topics include aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health. Includes physician-generated videos with full-text transcripts, animations, the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide. Updated weekly. More information.

CQ Researcher
from Sage
Articles on current/recent political and policy issues include an overview, historical background, chronology, and resources for additional research. Pro/Con articles on many topics are also available.

Dictionary (Merriam-Webster)
A dictionary with pronunciation guide. Free to public.

Digital Sanborn Maps
City maps, 18671970, 50 ft. per inch.
Access to Illinois maps only.

DOAJ — Directory of Open Access Journals
Open source (free), full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages.

Free permit practice tests for car, motorcycles, and Commercial Driver’s Licences, along with online copies of official Illinois state study guides.

from ProQuest
Thousands of academic books with research tools.

from EBSCO
An index of economic literature. 1886present. More information.

The Economist
Highly-regarded newsweekly from the United Kingdom. 1997present.

Education Full Text
from H.W. Wilson via EBSCO
Full text articles covering literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods, and more. More information.

Electronic Collections Online
(ECO) from OCLC FirstSearch
Collection of over 5,000 scholarly journals, including some with full-text. 1995present.

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture.
E-book from Gale
Covers prehistoric times to the present.

Encyclopedia of Race and Racism
E-book from Gale
Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era.

Encyclopedia of Religion
from Gale
A cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion’s role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. Second edition: The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World’s Cultures.
E-book from Gale
Covers gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender.

EOLSS (Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems)
a compendium of sixteen encyclopedias including: Earth, Atmospheric, Biological, Physiological, Mathematical, Physical, Chemical, Water, Engineering, Energy, Environmental, Ecological, Social, and Agricultural Sciences, as well as Human Resources Policy and Management, Natural Resources Policy, Development and Economic Sciences, Regional Sustainable Development, and Institutional and Infrastructural Resources.

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
Scholarly citations and abstracts covering all aspects of education, 20th century to present. Some full-text.
Search using any of these interfaces (results may vary slightly, but content is the same):
   EBSCO More information.
   The Department of Education

Film Literature Index
from Indiana University
The Film Literature Index (FLI) annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular.

Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO. A free app is available for phones.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
from EBSCO
Short, full-text articles. More information.

Google Scholar

Does not index all articles indexed in the College’s subscribed databases.
May have links to articles not available via the College’s link resolver.

  • To access the complete article that you find in Google Scholar:

    1. Either:
      Use our Google Scholar institution link:
      or any link to Google Scholar on the library website.

      If you are off campus and not using our Google Scholar institutional link:
      1. At scholar.google.com, in the top left corner, click the menu icon.
      2. Click the gear wheel icon to go to Settings.
      3. Click Library links.
      4. Search for Lake Forest College and check the boxes.
      5. Click the blue Save button.
    2. On the search results page:
      • Click any link on the right, including “Check Lake Forest College.”
      • If there are no links to the right of an article,
        below the article title, click  Google Scholar More icon,
        then click “Check Lake Forest College” to get to a populated interlibrary loan request form.

    To export Google Scholar references to EndNote Web:
    In the Google Scholar search results, below the article:

    1. Click Google Scholar cite icon
    2. Choose RefMan.


Govinfo is a service of the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO), which is a Federal agency in the legislative branch. Govinfo provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

from OCLC FirstSearch
Index of US government publications, many with web addresses to full-text. 1976present.

from EBSCO
Abstracts of scholarly and general interest articles (both governmental and non-governmental) about causes of and solutions to environmental degradation. Late 19th centurypresent. More information.

HarpWeek (Electronic version of Harper’s Weekly)
Full-text and images of Harper’s Weekly, a primary resource for examining nineteenth century America. 1857912.

Harvard Educational Review Online
Scholarly journal of opinion and research in education including articles, essays, and book reviews. Full-text 1993present.

Health Source: Consumer Edition
from EBSCO
Includes full-text of nearly 80 health-related magazines. 1984present. More information.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
from EBSCO
Full-text of over 550 scholarly journals and abstracts, as well as drug patent sheets. 1950spresent. More information.

Hein Online
A government document and legal research database. It contains U.S. statutory materials and congressional documents as well as full-text scholarly and law review journals, the world’s constitutions, all U.S. treaties, collections of classic treatises and presidential documents, and access to U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

Highwire Press
Open source (no subscription necessary) index to, scholarly science articles, some full-text. 1948present. Availability varies.

Historical Abstracts
from EBSCO
Abstracts from resources covering the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada—use America: History and Life for topics focused on North America). Some have links to full-text. 1954present. More information.

Historical Statistics of the United States
from Cambridge University Press
Search, download, graph, or create tables on various topics covering U.S. history, including health, crime, migration, poverty, slavery, and the Confederate States of America. Has complete citation information. Includes essays by topic experts. 1600s2006.

Homeland Security Digital Library
Documents produced by federal, state, tribal, and local government agencies; professional organizations; think tanks; academic institutions; and international governing bodies.

Search over 85 mostly-academic library catalogs in Illinois. Requests are generally received in 3 business days.

ICPSR — Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
ICPSR is part of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.
“The world’s largest archive of digital social science data.”
Datasets require specialized software to display and manipulate the data. Registration required.
Datasets may be 200MB or more in size.

Illinois Newspaper Project
from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Indexes newspapers by state and city, showing publication dates available at libraries in Illinois.
Suggestion: After identifying newspapers of a particular city, use WorldCat to see if any are available via interlibrary loan.

Illinois Newspapers
from NewsBank
Full-text of 103 newspapers in Illinois.
Access dates vary from the mid-1990spresent.

Index theologicus (IxTheo)
Document descriptions from more than 600 periodicals, Festschriften, and congress publications. Updated nightly. Locate articles by citation

Internet Archive
Create an account.
Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music [and other audio] & Wayback Machine [archived web pages]  — also software — over 3 million items, including the 19th and early 20th century volumes of the College’s student newspaper, The Stentor (see links in catalog record) and most volumes of the College’s yearbook (see links in catalog record).

Full-text of important scholarly journals from the first date of publication of the journals mostly to within 25 years of the present, with links to others.

Kanopy Streaming Video
This is a “purchase on demand” model: if you wish to view a Kanopy video, click on the video link and complete the brief request form.  A librarian will respond within 24 hours. In some cases, the librarian may suggest alternatives (such as when the library owns a DVD of the film). If no form appears when you click on the video, then you are free to view the film. Please note that it can take up to an additional 24 hours for Kanopy to provide access to a video. More Information.

Lake Forester (1995present)
from Newsbank
Full-text of the Lake Forester newspaper. See also current, public version: chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-forest

Lake Forester (18991940)
Digitized copies of the early issues of the Lake Forester

Latin American News Digest
Follows more than one hundred newspapers and magazines, and brings the best, and most important, material to you from Latin America.

Libert Online, formerly Ingenta
New journals in the areas of biomedical research, clinical medicine and surgery, law, and science published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Select PDF for printing or HTML with links to access full text and/or abstracts of cited references.
Full-text is available to these 62 journals

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
from EBSCO
Indexes and abstracts journals, books, reports, and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid1960s. More information.

Literary Index
from Gale
Determine which Gale series and volume has articles on a particular author or title. Includes contemporary, historical, international, classic, children’s authors, science fiction, etc.

Literature Resource Center / Artemis Literary Sources
from Gale
Biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines.

Making of America
Full-text journals from 19th-century America. Free to public.

Manufacturing & Distribution USA industry analyses, statistics, and leading companies
E-book from Gale
Statistics on more than 500 SIC and NIACS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Information is compiled from the most recent government publications and includes projections, maps and graphics.

MasterFILE Premier
from EBSCO
Mostly full text and images from multidisciplinary reference books and primary source documents, including photos, maps, and flags. Updated daily. 1975 - present. More information.

MAS Ultra - School Edition
from EBSCO
High school-level articles from popular and current events publications. 1984present. More information.

Reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for mathematical sciences literature. Search by subject or author.

MDID image database of Lake Forest College
Digital image collections (Lake Forest College course slide shows).
Login with your Lake Forest College username and password.

from OCLC FirstSearch; produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Abstracts from medical journals. Updated daily. 1950present. Also searchable via Web of Science database.

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary
A dictionary with pronunciation guide.
Scroll down to the Collegiate Dictionary search box. Free to the public.

Military & Government Collection
from EBSCO
Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, most with full-text. 20th century to present. More information.

MLA International Bibliography
from EBSCO
Citations to literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore publications worldwide, 1920spresent. More information.
No abstracts.

Moving Image Resource
Online resources related to film, television, and digital media, covering criticism, theory, history, styles, industry, people, technology and craft. Browse by type of resource.

MUSE (Project MUSE)
Full-text to about 250 scholarly journals, in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Biological Sciences. 1993present.
MUSE is an acronym for Many Users in Scholarly Exchange.

NOAA National Climatic Data Center
Formerly available only with a login.
See other links here: ols.nndc.noaa.gov/sub-login.html

Weekly international journal publishing peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology. 1997present.

Naxos Music Library
Over 750,000 tracks of music, predominantly classical, but also contemporary music from around the world. Requires Adobe Flash Player for streaming, available at:

NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
“NBER is the nation’s leading nonprofit economic research organization.”
Access free content or locate citations to other content which you can then request via I-Share or Tipasa interlibrary loan.
See a reference librarian for help.
Lake Forest College is not a NBER subsciber.

The New Oxford Shakespeare
“… presents an entirely new consideration of all of Shakespeare’s works, edited from first principles from the base-texts themselves, and drawing on the latest textual and theatrical scholarship.” Provides the full, annotated text of all his plays and poems.

New York Times online access (for current students, faculty, and staff):

  1. Go to http://nytimesineducation.com/access-nyt/
  2. Type in “Lake Forest College.” You will be redirected to a registration page.
  3. Select “Create Account” and register using your Lake Forest College email address.
  4. Login to your College email and verify your account. Check your “junk” or “clutter” folders if you do not see an email from the New York Times.
  5. Once you establish your login credentials, you will be able to access NYTimes.com on or off campus by going directly to NYTimes.com and logging in. Your access will remain in place for another 364 days before you are asked to re-register.
  6. If you are a current paid subscriber and use your Lake Forest College email address for your subscription, log in to your paid subscription and then select “settings” to change the email address to a different .edu email address. For example, you might change it to @mx.lakeforest.edu, and reserve @lakeforest.edu for the College subscription. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
  7. If you previously set up an account for “academic pass” access to the New York times, go to http://nytimesineducation.com/access-nyt/, select “Lake Forest College,” and then select “Already have an Account? Log in here.” You will receive a verification email. After that, you will be able to access NYTimes.com on or off campus by going directly to NYTimes.com and logging in.

Searching the New York Times:

  • Use the New York Times search box to find your article by keywords.
    Once you have initiated a search, you can refine your search by date range or author.

For additional help, ask a librarian.


New York Times TimesMachine
Primarily for patrons who have registered for access (see above)
Full text from Nexis Uni 1980present, or on microfilm 1851–2019.

News on the Internet
A collection of links to local, national, and international news sources—both alternative and mainstream.

Newspaper Source
from EBSCO
Selected full-text from nearly 400 U.S. and international newspapers, as well as television and radio transcripts. 1984present. More information.

Nexis Uni
The new version of “Lexis Nexis Academic” includes a wealth of international news sources, law journal articles, legal cases, company and business information, and more. Click Action to get a permalink to your search or article.

OED Online
Oxford English Dictionary Online allows full-text searching of all OED’s definitions, etymologies and quotations.

from OCLC FirstSearch
Indexes over 6.5 million papers published at conferences. Updated twice each month. 1993present.

Philosopher’s Index
from ProQuest
Citations and abstracts for journal articles and chapters about philosophy and related fields.

PLoS Biology
Open source (free without subscription), peer-reviewed, full-text articles in all fields of biology and related sciences. From the Public Library of Sciences.

PNAS Online
Full-text articles on the biological, physical, and social sciences from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). 1990present.

Political Science Complete
from EBSCO
Indexing and abstracts with some full text for journals, reference books, monographs, and conference papers, including those of the International Political Science Association. More information.

Primary Search
from EBSCO
Especially useful for education majors creating lesson plans. Abstracts elementary school materials, many with full-text and illustrations; reading level indicators (Lexiles) are indicated. 1984present. More information.

ProceedingsFirst (Proceedings)
from OCLC FirstSearch
Indexes conferences, listing the papers published at the conference. Updated twice each week. 1993present.

Professional Development Collection
from EBSCO
Abstracts for professional educators, most with full-text articles. From 1965present. More information.

Project MUSE
Full-text of over 250 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences. 1993present.
MUSE is an acronym for Many Users in Scholarly Exchange.

PROLA (Physical Review Online Archives)
from the American Physical Society
Full-text of Physical Review journals.

ProQuest Digital Film
Digitized,web-formatted microfilm of the New York Times—Late Edition (East Coast), Chicago Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal—Eastern Edition. Includes four years up to but not including the current year.

ProQuest Ebook Central
Includes thousands of ebooks from scholarly sources, including University Presses, reproduced by ebrary and EBL.

from EBSCO
Abstracts to academic literature in psychology and related disciplines, some with links to full-text. 1872present. More information.

from EBSCO
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Structured information and most full text of psychological tests and measures. 1910present. More information.

A free service of the National Library of Medicine.
Citations, abstracts, and some full-text articles on subjects of health, medicine, and molecular biology, as well as some physical science. 1950spresent.

PubMed Central
The US National Library of Medicine’s digital archive of life sciences journal literature, mostly primary research articles. Access to the full text of articles in PMC is free, except where a journal requires a subscription for access to recent articles.

Regional Business News
from EBSCO
Full-text from business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. 1988present. More information.

Sage Reference Online
from Sage
Search or browse full-text of 47 reference books covering all aspects of social science.

Saskia Digital Art Images
from Scholar’s Resource
Art history images, including works from over one hundred museums, such as the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Uffizi, the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the National Museums in Athens, Rome and Stockholm, museums in Berlin, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Cleveland Museum and the San Francisco museum.

from American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
General science, aimed at an educated, but not necessarily scientific professional, audience.

from Chemical Abstracts Service
References to journals and patents from 1900 to 2 days ago. World’s largest collection of organic and inorganic substance information.

from Nature Publishing Group
Free digital library of science information with a focus on genetics and cell biology.

SIPRI Yearbook Online
in conjunction with Oxford University Press
Includes content from SIPRI Yearbooks 2010–present. Compendium of global data and analysis in the areas of security and conflicts; military spending and armaments; and non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament.
“Sign In” is optional and not necessary in order to use SIPRI Yearbook Online.

Social Explorer
from Oxford University Press
Generate maps and reports using historical census data and demographic information from 1790 to the present. Datasets include the U.S. Census, American Community Survey, United Kingdom Census, Canadian Census, Eurostat, FBI Uniformed Crime Report, American election results, Religious Congregation Membership Study, World Development Indicators, and more.
Access is limited to three simultaneous users.
“Log In” is optional and not necessary in order to use Social Explorer.

from EBSCO
Abstracts to sociology articles, books, and conference papers. Late 19th century to present. More information.

Scholarly, mostly science articles from 1997present.

Statistics Sources
Guide to current sources of factual quantitative information on more than 29,000 specific subjects, incorporating 110,000 citations and more than 1,500 sources. Provides wide range of print and nonprint, published and unpublished, and electronic and other forms of U.S. and international statistical data on industrial, business, social, educational, financial and other topics.

Teacher Reference Center
from EBSCO
Provides indexing and abstracts for popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators. More information.

Trial Databases
Temporary access to additional databases to which the Library does not subscribe at the present time. Content varies.

US Major Dailies
Full-text access to The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, 1980–present.

The U.S. government’s official web portal.

USA Trade Online
Provides free access to US merchandise trade data. Current and cumulative US export and import data on more than 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities worldwide.

Vault Campus
Students can access industry guides, internship information, resume resources, and more.

Wall Street Journal
Free access to the Wall Street Journal online for students, faculty and staff.  Must register with a lakeforest.edu or mx.lakeforest.edu email address. First-time users click here to register.

Washington Post (via Nexis Uni)
—available via the College’s Nexis Uni database subscription; search for articles via this link.
Full text of articles may not be available until the day after publication.
Text only; for illustrations use the Washington Post website, which offers the public a limited number of free articles per IP address.

Wiley InterScience (formerly Blackwell-Synergy)
Abstracts and some full-text from over 1400 journals published on behalf of international scholarly and professional societies. 1997present.

WolframAlpha Computational Knowledge Engine
Enter equations to get graphs or natural language questions to get statistics

Women and Social Movements, Scholars Edition
from Alexander Street Press
Published histories and records of women’s reform organizations in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries, including: The History of Woman Suffrage, the proceedings of the national conventions of women’s anti-slavery societies in the 1830s, annual reports of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, and Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary
Keyword or controlled vocabulary searching by political movement, race, geographic location, and more

from OCLC FirstSearch
The World Almanac and Book of Facts and Funk & Wagnalls.
Full-text. 1998present.

from OCLC FirstSearch
Catalog of millions of books and other materials in libraries across the U.S. and abroad. Before 1000 BCEpresent.

from OCLC FirstSearch
Look up dissertations and theses cataloged in OCLC.
If “Libraries Worldwide” shows more than one library in the United States owns the dissertation, you may try requesting it by clicking “Check Lake Forest College.”
Otherwise, the printed text of dissertations costs between $38 (for PDF) and $108 via UMI’s Dissertation Express online. This takes at least 2 weeks.
PDFs are $38 (if available) and may be available immediately.
The College is not affiliated with UMI.

A new way to search for related terms; generates a knowledge map that links to documents and books.