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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 1970 to present.

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.

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), LGBT Studies, New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, Theatre, and World Newsreels. 

All Academic
Research papers from conferences. 2001 - last 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. 1910 - present. More information.

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

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 one year ago, all to the present.

Annual Reviews
Search titles and abstracts for important findings in the areas of science for that year. Full-text 1996 - present 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. 1950s to present. Free to 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 1994 - present. More information.

Artemis Literary Sources
from Gale
Includes primary sources, critical articles, literary and cultural analysis, and biographies. Searches both Literature Resource Center and Gale Virtual Reference Library. 

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

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
from EBSCO
Index to journals and books selected by leading religion scholars in the United States; some full text; 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
Cover material published between 1975 and 2007.
BHA has articles from over 1200 journals.

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

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. 1985 - present. 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-1990’s to the present.

Chicago Defender
Full text: 1909-1975
The library also has 1909 to 1956 on microfilm (July-December 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
1986 - Current

Chicago Tribune (Historical)
from ProQuest
Searchable full text (includes advertising) back to the first issue.
1849 - 1991.

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

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

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Full-text. 1995 - present.

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. 1975 - present.

Download 30 images per month for educational use, such as in academic papers, projects and presentations. Any unused downloads in a month will roll over to subsequent months.
To get started:

  1. Get an activation key by contacting the library reference desk at 847-735-5074.
  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. 1900 - present. 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.

DataCenter (from AdAge/Advertising Age) 
from Advertising Age and Crain Communications Inc.
News and information service News, blogs, analysis, and data about marketing and marketing and media trends. Full text of Advertising Age journals from September 2004 to the present.

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

Digital Sanborn Maps
City maps, 1867-1970, 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. 1886 - present. More information.

Economist’s Voice
A non-partisan forum for economists to present innovative policy ideas or engaging commentary on the issues of the day, such as budget balancing, global development, intellectual property, outsourcing, health care reform, or providing old age security

Education Research Complete
from EBSCO
Full text scholarly research articles and other publications, covering all levels of education, including testing, curriculum, administration, and funding. More information.

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

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 Educatio

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.

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

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)
Online versions of print encyclopedias including: Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture, Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World’s Cultures, and Manufacturing and Distribution USA.

Google News Archive
Includes digitized articles not indexed in library catalogs or the library’s link resolver and not found in Google’s search engine.
Nineteenth century through the present.
Use the search box next to “Google News.”
You then have the option to click “Tools” —> “Any time” and select “Custom range…”

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. 1976 - present.

from EBSCO
Abstracts of scholarly and general interest articles (both governmental and non-governmental) about causes of and solutions to environmental degradation. Late 19th century to present. 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. 1857-1912.

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

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

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

Highwire Press
Open source (no subscription necessary) index to, scholarly science articles, some full-text. 1948 - present. 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. 1954 - present. More information.

Historical Statistics of the United States
from Cambridge University Press
Search, download, graph, or create tables on various topics covering US history, including health, crime, migration, poverty, slavery, and the Confederate States of America. Has complete citation information. Includes essays by topic experts. 1600s - 2006.

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-1990’s to the present.

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

Internet Archive
Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music [and other audio] & Wayback Machine [archived web pagesalso 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 2-5 years of the present, with links to others.

Kanopy Streaming Video
This is a “purchase on demand” model: the first three views of a video are free.  The fourth view triggers a purchase and Lake Forest has purchased the video for one year.

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

Lake Forester (1899-1940)
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 mid-1960s. 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. 1984- present. 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. 1950-present. 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 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, 1920s to present. 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 resourse.

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

Music Online: Classical Music in Video
from Alexander Street Press
Over 600 works, over 300 hours.
Available to Lake Forest College until December 2013.

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. 1997-present.

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 ILLiad 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:
To access an unlimited number of New York Times articles in any 24 hour period:

  1. Go to http://nytimes.com/passes
  2. Register using the @lakeforest.edu format of your College email (NOT @mx.lakeforest.edu)
  3. Login to your College email
    (when you login, you will have to use @mx.lakeforest.edu)
  4. Look for the email from the New York Times, which may be in the “JUNK” folder. 
    If it is in the Junk folder, move it to your Inbox.
  5. Click the link in that email to verify your email address as your user name.
  6. For the next 24 hours you will be able to see any NY Times article after logging in with your @lakeforest.edu email (not @mx) and the password you have just created.
  7. In the future, just go to http://nytimes.com/passes and login with your @lakeforest.edu email and the password you created. 

Searching the NY Times:

  • Use the NY 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.
  • To see older articles, click: View original in TimesMachine

For additional help, ask a librarian.


New York Times Article Archive
Free to public from The New York Times Company,
1851 - present, citations and first paragraphs.
Full text from Nexis Uni 1980 - present, or on microfilm 1851 - 3 months ago, or in PDF at Lake Forest public library, or see New York Times online access directly above.

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 US and international newspapers, as well as television and radio transcripts. 1984 - present. 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.

Oxford Music Online
Thousands of articles on composers, performers, conductors, instruments and notation, forms and genres, and individual works, as well as timelines and topical guides. Includes: Grove Music Online, The Oxford Companion to Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and the Encyclopedia of Popular Music.

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

Philosopher’s Index
from ProQuest
Citations and abstracts for journal articles and chapters about philosophy and related fields.
1940 - present.

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). 1990 to present.

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. 1984 - present. More information.

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

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

Project MUSE
Full-text of over 250 scholarly journals in the humanities and the social sciences. 1993 - present.
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. 1872 - present. More information.

from EBSCO
Produced by the American Psychological Association (APA).
Structured information and most full text of psychological tests and measures. 1910-present. 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. 1950’s - present.

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. 1988 - present. 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.

Scientific American Archive Online
from Nature Publishing
PDFs of Scientific American and Scientific American Mind from 1993 to the present. Includes special issues.

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. As of February 2012, focus is on genetics and cell biology

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.

SocINDEX with Full Text
from EBSCO
Abstracts and some full text to sociology articles, books, and conference papers. Late 19th century to present. More information.

Scholarly, mostly science articles from 1997 - present.

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.

The US 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.

Web of Science* —searches Current Contents, Medline (PubMed), Science Citation Index, SciELO Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index
from Thomson Reuters. Approximate dates of coverage:
  Science Citation Index & Social Sciences Citation Index:
                 2000 to present.
  Medline: 1950 to present.
  Current Contents: 1998 to present.
  SciELO Citation Index (research in Latin America, Spain,
  Portugal, the Caribbean and South Africa):
                 2000 to present.
*Prior to 2014, known as Web of Knowledge.

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

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. 1998 - present.

from OCLC FirstSearch
Catalog of millions of books and other materials in libraries across the US and abroad. Before 1000 BC - present.

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.