Magazine Databases & Other Online Resources
Your library provides you with online access to complete articles from thousands of magazines and journals, and that's just the beginning. Also available are biographies, reports, pamphlets and additional reference materials. Your library barcode number is needed to access the majority of these databases remotely.
A to Z Maps Online: The world's largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. Remote access is available. You will just need to enter your 13-digit library barcode number.
America's News Magazine: Search for full-text articles from 27 popular magazines with this database from Newsbank. Remote access is available. You will just need to enter your 13-digit library barcode number.
Ancestry Library Edition: Ancestry Library Edition is a broad-based collection of approximately 4,000 databases. There are federal and local census records and images, immigration records and passenger lists, military records, cemetery records, birth, death, and marriage records, a United Kingdom and Ireland collection, and much more. There are also links for "how-to" information for genealogists. This database is only available in the library.
ArticleFirst: An OCLC index of articles, some full-text, from the contents pages of journals and magazines. For most journls, ArticleFirst provides a list of libraries that have the journal title.
Belleville News-Democrat Online: Access full-text newspaper articles from the Belleville News-Democrat from October, 2000 - present with this database from Newsbank. Remote access is available. You will just need to enter your 13-digit library barcode number.
Career Transitions: Allows you to search for jobs and internships by title or location. You can build a resume, see resume examples, learn more about cover letters and posting your resume online. There are related videos such as "Tips to Keep Your Resume out of the Trash" and "Resume Advice - Common Mistakes." There is even an Interview Simulation to help you practice your interviewing skills. If you aren't sure what job or career you might be interested in or suited for, click the Assess Your Career Interests link. This will take you to a short survey to help you identify your career interests. You can also browse career paths, match experience to careers and search schools and programs. This database has a wealth of information for the unemployed or those looking to change careers.
Chilton Library: Supplies a solution for the "do-it-yourselfer" that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.
ECO (Electronic Collections Online): An OCLC collection of scholarly journals, some full-text, which includes all of the original content and images of articles. Topics covered include: agriculture, library science, anthropology, literature, business, medicine, economics, philosophy, education, political science, fine arts, psychology, geography, religion, history, science, language, social science, law, and technology.
Expanded Academic ASAP: Offers balanced coverage of every academic concentration - from advertising and microbiology to history and women's studies. Expanded Academic ASAP includes 5,200 indexed and more than 3,000 full-text titles, more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals, and more than 25 years of backfile coverage.
Global Road Warrior: Global Road Warrior is a world-class e-content database offering country-by-country information on 175 nations and territories. It features more than 8 million words of editorial content, over 6,500 color photos and 1,575 maps, all presented in a consistent 92-category framework for each country. Categories include: Society and Culture, Business Culture, Travel, Maps, and Photos. Remote Access is available. You will just need to enter your 13-digit library barcode number.
HeritageQuest Online: Genealogists will find U.S. federal census images and indexes from 1790 to 1930, Revolutionary War era pension and bounty-land warrant records, 25,000 family and local histories, PERSI (Periodical Source Index), a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,300 genealogy and local history periodicals since 1800, and many other collections of records. Remote access is available to BPL cardholders. Click here to access HeritageQuest Online from outside the library.
Illinois Authors Wiki: A comprehensive resource for information on authors, photographers and illustrators who have published books, lived in Illinois or written about Illinois. Author searches can be done alphabetically by last name, by genre or intended audience or by keyword search. Illinois author profiles also can be viewed through a random search, and author photos may be added and viewed.
Illinois Catalog: An online catalog containing millions of bibliographic records cataloged by Illinois OCLC member libraries. Materials cataloged include: books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes held by Illinois libraries.
Mango Languages: Mango is an online language-learning system can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, and more. You can start by clicking on "Start Learning" on the login page or you may make a personal account to track your progress!
Newsbank: Complete full-text content of local and regional news in the Belleville News-Democrat from October, 2000 - present and the St. Louis Post Dispatch from January, 1988 - present. Also included is a database titled "America's News Magazines." Here you can search for full-text articles from 27 popular magazines. This database is also available remotely. You will just need to enter your library barcode number for access.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch Online: Acess full-text newspaper articles from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from January, 1988 - present with this database from Newsbank. Remote access is available. You will just need to enter your 13-digit library barcode number.
Testing and Education Reference Center: The online resource used by millions of people looking for help in making confident decisions that will shape their future. Provides access to career certifications focusing on rapidly expanding careers such as: medical assisting, cosmetology, auto repair, medium/heavy truck repair, and collision repair. Whether searching for undergraduate and graduate school programs, finding tuition assistance providers, or using the many career exploration tools, students and their parents, as well as adults exploring new career paths, will find TERC the most complete online resource for improving future success.
TumbleBook Cloud: This middle school AND high school collection contains over 600 titles! This collection contains a vast array of YA/Teen novels, classics, poetry, short stories, YA/Teen audiobooks, popular graphic novels, and world class educational videos from National Geographic.
TumbleBook Cloud Junior: a great option for adventurous young readers who wish to go beyond the picture book collection in TumbleBook Library! TumbleBook Cloud Junior contains early reader chapter books, children's classics, graphic novels, children's audio books and new National Geographic videos - many of which are paired with e-books - a perfect complement to support Common Core Curriculum.
TumbleBooks Library: Tumblebook Library is an online collectin of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. It features adjustable online text and complete audio narration. Sentences are highlighted as they are being read and the pages turn automatically. Great for new, struggling, and reluctant readers.
WorldAlmanac: Includes Funk & Wagnall's New Encylopedia, the World Almanac and Book of Facts, the World Almanac of the U.S.A., the World Almanac of U.S. Politics, and the World Almanac for Kids.
WorldCat: An OCLC catalog containing millions of bibliographic records about books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
WorldVitalRecords.com: A genealogy database that includes census records, family history, and other vital records. Your library card number is required for remote access.
MEDLINE: A database (with some full-text) covering all areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing. MEDLINE corresponds to the print indexes Index Medicus, Index to Dental Literature, and International Nursing Index. It includes thousands of records with substantial abstracts. Subjects include: clinical medicine, nutrition, dentistry, pathology, education, psychiatry, experimental medicine, toxicology, health services administration, veterinary medicine, and nursing.
Other Specialized Databases:
ClasePeriodica: CLASE indexes documents published in Latin American journals specializing in the social sciences and humanities, while PERIODICA covers journals specializing in science and technology. This database contains information from articles, essays, book reviews, monographs, conference proceedings, technical reports, interviews, and brief notes published in journals edited in 24 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from publications focusing on Pan-American issues.
ERIC: A collection of journal articles and reports in education, with some full-text. It contains annotated references to non-journal material issued in the monthly Resources in Education (RIE) and the journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE).
GPO: U.S. federal government publications, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.). Includes a bibliographic citation in each record.
PapersFirst: An OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by the British Library Document Supply Centre.
Proceedings: An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings. Covers every published congress, symposium, conference, exposition, workshop, and meeting received by the British Library Document Supply Centre.
WorldCatDissertations: A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat.