General/Multidisciplinary Databases

Academic Search Completedates vary8,500 full-text journals (7,300 peer reviewed/scholarly); 12,500 journals indexed/abstracted
Access World Newsdates varyselected full-text from over 6,000 newspapers (4,000 U.S.)
American FactFinder1790-demographic, economic and social data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and territories
ArchiveGridvariesworldwide archive collection descriptions (e.g., libraries, museums)
ArticleFirst1990-12,500 periodicals
Biography & Genealogy Master IndexAntiquity to presentbiography index covering individuals of all times and in all fields.
CAMIOvarieshigh-quality images (all rights cleared, per educational use)
Catalog of U.S. Gov. Publications1976-500,000+ government publications in all formats
Catalog of U.S. Gov. Publications1976-500,000+ government publications in all formats
Chicago Tribune (Recent)2008-Recent (3-mo. embargo)full page images
Congressional Research Service Reportsdates varya collection of select (released) CRS reports
CQ Electronic Libraryvariesfull text articles
CQ Researcher Online1923-single-themed, 12,000-word reports (background, stats, assessment, biblio.)
Dissertations & Theses Global1861- (indexes); 1980- (abstracts); 1988- (theses abstracts)indexes 2+ million dissertations & theses of accredited institutions; 600,000+ in full-text
eBook Collectiondates vary7,000+ eBook titles
ECO1995- (varies by journal)900+ periodicals
Essay & General Literature Index1985-indexes 300+ volumes, serials, and annuals
FDsysvaries, but primarily 1995-official federal government information from the legislative, executive and judicial branches
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopediaupdated annually25,000+ entries (full-text; images)
InfoTrac (Expanded Academic Index)1980-indexes over 2,000 periodicals
Ingenta1990-indexes and abstracts over 20,000 periodicals
MAS Ultra - School Edition1984- (index/abstracts); 1990- (full text)full text to 460+ periodicals; indexes/abstracts 520+ magazines; full text of 5,000 Magill Book Reviews and 140 Macmillan books; more
MasterFILE Premier1975-indexes 1,750+ general sources
Monthy Bulletin of Statistics Onlinecurrentmonthly tables; quarterly/annual tables illustrating trends
New York Times (Recent)2008-Recent (3-mo. embargo)full page images from The New York Times
Newspaper Sourcedates varyselected full text for 143 U.S. and international newspapers
Nexis Unidates varyfull-text access to major domestic and foreign newpapers, transcripts, legal periodicals, and other sources
OAIstervaries19+ million digital objects from 1,000+ organizations
Opposing Viewpointsdates vary6,600+ viewpoint articles; statistics; biographies; court cases; primary docs
Oxford English Dictionary1150-an historical dictionary of English, covering the language from the earliest times to the present day.
PapersFirst1993-1,900,000 papers
ProceedingsFirst1993-61,000 proceedings
ProQuest Digitized Newspapers2008-Recent (3-mo. embargo)full page images from Chicago Tribune and New York Times
Readers' Guide Abstracts1890- (includes R.G. Retrospective 1890-1982)300 periodicals
SAGE Reference Onlinedates varyfull-text encyclopedia articles
U.S. Congressional Serial Set Maps1817-1980city, county, state, national maps (U.S.)
Ulrich's International Periodicalscurrentdata on over 210,000 regularly published and irregularly issued serials; publisher contact info
WIU Authors Database2004-citations to books, chapters, articles, and more by WIU authors
WorldCatBefore 1000 BCE to presentmore than 1 billion items