START with these databases:
• Access Science
Full access McGraw Hill's Encyclopedia of Science, plus research updates in all areas of science and technology.
• CQ Researcher
Offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, including overviews, statistics and pro/con reporting.
• Elibrary Plus
Find complete text of newspaper and newswire stories, magazine articles, reference books, pictures, maps and radio/TV transcripts on current topics. Use the natural language or advanced search feature.
• General Reference Center Gold
Provides one-stop access to general interest magazines, business periodicals, reference books, and newspaper articles. (Search Tips)
• Points of View Reference Center
Two hundred topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument).
• Today’s Science
Updated weekly and containing thousands of links to a 15-year back-file, Today's Science explains important developments in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology.
Additional databases to search:
Articles from scholarly journals covering a wide variety of topics including business, humanities, science, and technology.
• Chicago Tribune
Coverage of the full-text paper from 1985 to Current.
• CQ Almanac
Congressional reporting in one, easy-to-use resource with original analysis and data on major legislation for each Congressional session back to 1945.
• CQ Weekly
Up to the minute coverage of the U.S. Congress: status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity, and backroom maneuvering produced by the largest news team on Capitol Hill.
• Credo Literati
An online platform that combines reliable, citable reference content with your library's resources and helps you to do faster, more effective research.
Home repair, earth-friendly living and utility saving information from the nationally syndicated columnist and do-it-yourself author, James Dulley.
• Electronic Collections Online
Abstracts and selected full text of scholarly journals from 1995 to present, covering subjects such as business, education, geography and law.
• Gale Virtual Reference Library
Contains the full text of hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects, including history, business, medicine, science and humanities. Includes tables of content, indexes and illustrations. (Guided Tour) Environmental Encyclopedia
• GPO - Government Printing Office
Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, judiciary materials and documents issued by executive departments.
• Health and Wellness Resource Center
Collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, reference books and pamphlets. (Guided Tour)
• LexisNexis® Library Express
(Access to the legal module is available in-Library only.)
News, consumer, business and legal information.
• Local Newspaper Index
The Newspaper Index is a selective index of articles published in the Kane County Chronicle and the St. Charles Republican newspapers from 1986 to the present. The full text of these articles is available at the Library in print, online or microfilm.
• National Geographic Kids
Contains National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month embargo), 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 kid-friendly and downloadable images.
• National Geographic Virtual Library
Contains National Geographic magazine 1888-Current, National Geographic Traveler magazine 2010-Current, as well as hundreds of videos, maps, atlases, and other downloadable images.
Covers many published congresses, symposiums, conferences, expositions, workshops and meetings around the world.
• WorldCat Dissertations & Thesis
Scholarly dissertations, theses and published material based on theses, including all subjects, and updated daily. After you locate the material you would like, request it via Interlibrary Loan.
• World Data Analyst Online
Detailed statistical comparisons of countries across the world, using both the most recent and historical figures.