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Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD) is the premier academic research and teaching tool for courses needing quality information for locating Children’s and Young Adult books and other media. The content includes over 2.6 million fiction/non-fiction records with 650,000+ national and international awards plus 540,000+ quality, professional reviews. It includes over 330,000 author/title links plus lesson plans and teaching guides. The search engine offers 45 search-limiters to easily find appropriate materials such as: determining interest & reading levels; select trade books based on standards; create thematic, annotated biographies; interpret reviews; develop STEM book collections and more. Students can set up their own My CLCD account to save their search assignments. Student access is FREE for one year after graduation.

CQ Researcher

Original, comprehensive analysis on political and social issues in the news. Note: When finished using CQ Researcher, please click on the "Log Out" option at the top right corner of the screen.


This database contains more than 850,000 annotated references to non-journal material issued in the monthly RIE and to journal articles issued in the monthly Current Index to Journals in Education.

Illinois School Reform Resource Locator

Provides access to and information about school reform initiatives in the state of Illinois, including local initiatives, as well as national school reform efforts at the kindergarten through grade 12 levels. Each site has been reviewed and annotated by a member of the Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

LISTA indexes more than 600 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra - School Edition contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. It also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

Professional Development Collection

The Professional Development Collection provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information for professional educators. It includes abstract and index coverage for over 595 professional development titles and searchable full text for 516 journals covering the most current topics in the field of education.

Web of Science

Web of Science connects publications and researchers through citations and controlled indexing in curated databases spanning every discipline, including the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. In addition to scholarly journals, Web of Science includes conference proceedings, symposia, workshops, and conventions. For most databases, coverage is from 1994 to current. A list of all databases included in Web of Science is available here. For instructions on how to access Web of Science from off campus, please click here.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle is published online every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's Web site features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.

Peterson's Graduate and Professional Programs

United Way's 211 Information & Referral Search

This database allows you to search by zip code or city for social service agencies and organizations serving adults and children.

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Career Exploration

Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance

This encyclopedia features articles with detailed career information.

What Can I Do With This Major?

This resource outlines 80 majors and includes typical employers that hire students in each field and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Note the links to four categories: Professional Associations, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Miscellaneous Career Sites and Job Postings.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The OOH includes detailed information on close to 600 occupations, including job description, work environment, training and education, and projected job growth.

O*NET OnLine Occupational Information Network

O*NET contains information on hundreds of occupations and is continually updated.

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