Alumni - Free E-Resources

The WIU Libraries subscribes to many electronic resources which are available to alumni and friends when the visit the Macomb or Quad Cities campuses. Due to licensing agreements only remote users with current WIU ID's can access these for-fee databases.

WIU University Libraries Web Resources
Diverse Internet resources selected by WIU Libraries Reference faculty
American Memory: Historical Collections for the National Digital Library
Created by the Library of Congress, American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States. The site offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections
Digital Library for Earth System Education
Funded by the National Science Foundation
Early Illinois Women and Other Unsung Heroes: The First One Hundred Years, 1818-1918
This web site attempts to capture the experiences of Illinois women during the first century of Statehood. It includes a digital archive of original material from participating libraries and links to existing Internet materials.
ERIC (Education Resources Information Center)
The world's premiere database of journal and non-journal education literature. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences and the U.S. Department of Education.
Fetch E-Journal Database
A list of over 11,000 periodicals which have some or all of their full-text available free through the Internet. Compiled at Manhattan College Libraries.
I Hear America Singing
Digital music collections (both sound and print) from the Library of Congress, including collections of Civil War sheet music; patriotic sheet music; the Gerry Mulligan collection; Dolly Parton and County Music; and the Transit of Venus March (Sousa Band).
Illinois Alive! The Heritage and Texture of a Pivotal State During the First Century of Statehood (1818-1918)
A regional digital library of archival resources covering agriculture and business, early Illinois authors, the Civil War, early Illinois women, and more.
Illinois Digital Archives
Offers a search engine for images, sound files, and other multi-media events that exist on Internet sites throughout Illinois.
Librarians' Index to the Internet
A well-organized point of access for reliable, trustworthy, librarian-selected Internet resources.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Abstracts Database
Contains summaries of more than 180,000 criminal justice publications.
National Science Digital Library
Funded by the National Science Foundation this online library offers electronic resources for science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
A service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 15 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950's. These citations are from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. PubMed also includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources.
Song Lyrics Sites
Need to know the words to your favorite song? Check out some of these sites: Music Lyrics Resources.