Off campus users: Unless otherwise noted in a database description, databases are accessible from off-campus using your Millikin network username and password.
Academic Search Premier Includes some full-text. Multidisciplinary topics, 1975-present .
Academic Video Online Searches streaming video content from all Alexander Street Press Video databases, including Dance in Video, Education in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, Nursing Education in Video, and Opera in Video.
Access World News Full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources.
ACS Web Editions Search 34 American Chemical Society journals online. Articles are available in PDF or enhanced HTML formats.
Agricola Catalog of books and articles at the National Agriculture Library.
Alexander Street Press Music Online over 500 hours of music recordings, documentaries, reference works and filmed dance and opera performances.
America's Newspapers Full-text of over 700 local, regional, and national newspapers. Includes Decatur's Herald and Review, Springfield's State Journal Register, plus many more. Years of coverage varies by title.
American Journal of Physics Full-text from 1933-Present. Published by the American Association of Physics Teachers.
Article First Includes some full-text. Multidisciplinary topics, 1990 -.
ArchiveGrid Free access to descriptions and finding aids for thousands of museums, historical societies and archives; includes historical documents, personal papers and family histories.
Asian American Drama 252 plays by 42 playwrights, with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
Biological Sciences Collection Indexes over 8,000 serials, plus conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs, and selected books and patents in areas including animal behavior, biomedicine, biotechnology, ecology, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, and zoology, with some agriculture, and veterinary science coverage. Includes access to the ProQuest Biology Journals database, MEDLINE and TOXLINE. Coverage is from 1982-present and includes some full text.
Birds of North America BNA Online provides comprehensive life histories for each of the 716+ species of birds breeding in the USA (including Hawaii) and Canada. Contains image and video galleries showing plumages, behaviors, habitat, nests and eggs, and recordings of the songs and calls of their species.
Black Drama 1462 plays by 233 playwrights, with detailed information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Includes selected playbills, production photos, and other ephemera.
Black Thought & Culture Over 1300 non-fiction works by leading African-Americans.
Blackwell Online Journals Some online access to journals published by Blackwell-Synergy. Look at the icons to determine the level of access for a title. Some access is on-campus only.
Britannica Online Short free articles that include pictures, maps, and extensive links to additional information. Excellent for background information on almost any subject. Note: library does not have an account for the paid version.
Business Source Elite Includes some full-text. Business and related topics, including detailed company profiles of the world's largest companies. Covers 1985- .
CAMIO- OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online Includes thousands of descriptions and links to art museum images including prints, painting, sculpture, drawings, textiles, jewelry, costumes, architecture and other media.
Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership A full-text electronic journal. "The theme of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership is to provide leadership, not only in nursing management, but also in practice, education and research. The Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership is designed to help enable leadership in nursing management, practice, education and research."
Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Consortium of more than 250 college, university, and independent research libraries with more than 4.5 million publications, archives, and collections and 1 million digital resources.
Chronicle of Higher Education Full-text from September 1989 - . News, information, advice, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
CINAHL with Full-Text Includes some full-text. Nursing and allied health topics from 1982 -
Cochrane Library "A collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making."
Communication & Mass Media Complete Includes some full-text. Some coverage as far back as the early 20th century.
Consumer Health Complete full text of medical books and journals aimed at general public or average patient. Includes over 200 health reference books and encyclopedias.
Dance in Video
over 500 hours of dance documentaries and filmed performances.
Digital Decaturian (1903-June 1951) A full-text searchable version of The Decaturian, Millikin University's student newspaper.
Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) (Click "Browse Maps" at bottom of page). Provides access to historical maps of Illinois. "Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods." On-Campus Only!
Dissertations, WorldCat Records for over 8 million theses and dissertations from OCLC member libraries. Many are available electronically, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution.
EBSCO Host Select from a variety of EBSCO Host databases in different subject areas.
EBSCO Host Mobile version Select from a variety of EBSCO Host databases in different subject areas. Cell phone and Mobile phone friendly version!
Education in Video Over 3000 streaming video titles aimed at training and developing teachers, including teaching demonstrations, lectures, documentaries and primary source footage of students and teachers in classrooms.
ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) Includes some full-text. Education resources literature and resources, 1965 - .
Ethnographic Video Online 1000 streaming ethnographic videos, including documentaries, interviews, field notes, study guides, etc.
Filmakers Library Online Over 900 international documentaries about every subject including history, race and gender studies, human rights, globalization, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more.
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia general encyclopedia with definitions and short explainations from A to Z.
Gale Virtual Reference Library contains the St.James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, and the Encyclopedia of American Religions. (After clicking the link, click "proceed", then select the database.)
GPO Federal Digital System- Full-text. Official information from all three branches of the Federal Government, as well as departments and agencies such as the Department of Justice, FBI, and Department of Homeland Security.
Grove/Oxford Music Online Access to the full text of the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music, as well as New Grove titles including: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies.
HarpWeek (Harper's Weekly) Searchable full-text (including image captions), and full-page image displays for Harper's Weekly, America's leading 19th century illustrated newspaper, 1857-1889.
Health Source Includes some full-text. Health related articles and reference sources available in two editions: Nursing/Academic Edition or Consumer Edition. Years of coverage varies by title.
Herald and Review (Decatur Herald & Review) Full-text of Decatur's only daily newspaper, 1992 -present.
Historical Statistics of the United States Population, economic, social and government statistics from colonial times to 2000. Most tables can be downloaded as PDF or Excel.
Hoovers Company & Industry database comprehensive collection of corporate, industry, news and financial information.
Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) index to documents, historical papers, maps, etc. about Illinois history including Chicago and downstate collections.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Full-text access to publications, reports, data, and studies covering the criminal justice system in Illinois.
Issues & Controversies - quick introductions to hot topics in politics, business, society, education, popular culture and news. Presents facts, opinions, history and context of timely issues with 100's of full text articles updated weekly.
Journal of Organic Chemistry Online Online access to the print journal, published by the American Chemical Society.
JSTOR Full-text. Digitized back-runs of core scholarly journals. Coverage of recent volumes will vary by title, but usually does not include the most recent 4 years. Note: This is not a current issues database.
Latino Literature over 450 plays in Spanish & English, with 100,000 pages of poetry, folk tales, fiction, & non-fiction by Latino authors working in the U.S.
Learning Express Library- practice tests, test preparation, math/English skills building, and popular software tutorials.
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts 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.
LIFE Photo Archive "Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the 1750s to today. Most were never published and are now available for the first time through the joint work of LIFE and Google."
Masterfile Premier -Index and some full text for over 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. This database also contains full text for more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection.
Medline Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 - .
Micromedex Access to clinical databases with information about drugs, labs, toxicology, diseases, acute care, alternative medicine, IV compatibility etc. Also includes access to the CareNotes System. (Note: This database is only available to current Nursing faculty and students. Please see a librarian for database login and password.)
Middle English Compendium Includes full-text. Three major Middle English resources: Middle English Dictionary, HyperBibliography of Middle English, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse.
MLA Bibliography Detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore, from 1926 - .
Music Index Comprehensive subject-author guide to music periodical literature on every aspect of the classical and popular world of music, from 1976 -. Some backfile data from the period 1962-1975 is also included.
Music Online (Alexander Street Press) over 500 hours of music recordings, documentaries, reference works and filmed dance and opera performances.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service Includes some full-text. Indexes over 185,000 articles, research reports, and books published by federal, state, and local governments.
Nature Weekly, international, interdisciplinary journal of science publishes both peer reviewed articles and news reports for all fields of science and technology.
Naxos Music Library Online music audio resource. Mainly classical music, but includes some contemproary jazz, world/folk, new age, and Chinese music.
NetLibrary Full text books online.Covers all subjects and includes 1000's of titles.
New York Times (Historical) Full-text and images for leading U.S. national newspaper 1851-2008.
Newspapers, America's Full-text of over 700 local, regional, and national newspapers. Includes Decatur's Herald and Review, Springfield's State Journal Register, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, plus many more. Years of coverage varies by title.
Newspaper Source Includes some full-text. Provides selected full-text articles from 143 U.S. and international newspapers.
North American Indian Drama 256 plays by 49 Native American playwrights.
North American Theatre Online Full text of over 30,000 plays, plus images, biographies, production and theatre records for U.S. and Canadian theatres.
North American Women's Drama 1517 plays by 330 female playwrights,
Nursing & Allied Health Source (ProQuest) Nursing and allied health topics from 1986- present. Includes 860 full text journals, 12,300 full text dissertations, chapters from e-reference books, evidence-based nursing content from the Joanna Briggs Institute, downloadable training videos from Medcom, and multicultural reports from CultureVision.
Nursing Education in Video Streaming videos created by Medcom-Trainex for the training of nurses, nursing assistants, and other healthcare workers.
OAIster Catalog of over 19 million digital resources from Open Archives Initiative most with links to full content.
OCLC WorldCat More than 44 million bibliographic records for books owned by libraries world-wide. You can initiate interlibrary loan requests directly from WorldCat for titles not owned by Staley Library. Includes self-initiated interlibrary loans. (A FirstSearch database)
OED Online "The Oxford English Dictionary, the world's leading authority on the history and development of the English language since 1150."
Opera in Video over 300 hours of opera documentaries and filmed performances.
Oxford/Grove Music Online Access to the full text of the Oxford Dictionary of Music and the Oxford Companion to Music, as well as New Grove titles including: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2nd ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, and the New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 50,000 signed articles and 28,000 biographies.
PapersFirst Index of papers presented at conferences worldwide, 1993 - .
Political Science Complete Covers journals and conference papers in politics, public affairs, political theory, legal and international studies.
Proceedings First Index of worldwide conference proceedings, 1993 -present .
Project Gutenberg Digitized electronic copies of over 20,000 books in the public domain (primarily pre-1900).
Project Muse Full text of over 140 scholarly journals in art, English, history, philosophy and other humanities subjects.
ProQuest Biology Journals Full text of scholarly and popular journals related to biology, botany and zoology. Now combined with the Biological Sciences Collection database.
ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source Nursing and allied health topics from 1986- present. Includes 860 full text journals, 12,300 full text dissertations, chapters from e-reference books, evidence-based nursing content from the Joanna Briggs Institute, downloadable training videos from Medcom, and multicultural reports from CultureVision.
PsycARTICLES All full-text. General psychology and specialized, basic, applied, clinical and theoretical research in 56 peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific journals from 1985 -.
PsycINFO 2.3 million citations and summaries of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, in psychology and related disciplines, 1887 - present.
PubMed Includes some full-text. Medicine, nursing, and dentistry topics, 1965 -present .
Resources for Grades K-12 Includes some full text. Four databases that include magazines, pamphlets and other resources used by Elementary through High School students. Years of coverage varies by source.
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature Citations and abstracts to periodicals in music history & literature, ethnomusicology and education, 1967 - .
Sage E-Reference Collection 60 encyclopedias and reference e-books on every subject.
Sanborn Maps (Illinois) insurance maps of Illinois from mid-1880s to around 1950. Searchable by city and date.
Saskia Digital Images 32,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture from Western and Eastern civilization, including works from over one hundred museums, as well as archaeological sites.
SBRnet Reports on sports marketing information including: Industry-developed Market Research, Government Statistics, Facility Reports and News, International Market Publications, Customized Research, Directories.
SciFinder Scholar Search patent & journal references from all scientific disciplines, substance information, chemical reactions, regulated chemicals information, and commercially available substances. Available on campus computers. Go to Moodle and search for the SciFinder Scholar 'course' for registration and login information.
Small Business Resource Center -includes sample business plans.
Social Explorer Access to population, economic and social information about the United States, from 1790 to present. To get started, select "Maps & Tables".
SocINDEX with selected full text Comprehensive sociology, anthropology, social work and political research database indexing over 800 core and secondary journals, books, conference papers and other sources from 1895-present. Citations and abstracts with some full text journal articles.
Springer E-book Collection Over 10,000 electronic books in all subjects especially science and medicine.
SPORTDiscus Full-Text Includes some full-text. Covers many aspects of sports, physical fitness and exercise in journals, books, dissertations, and conference proceedings, some back to 1800.
Teacher Reference Center Indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators, 1990's - .
Twentieth Century North American Drama 2059 plays by 434 playwrights,
Value Line Investment Survey An investment information service that covers some 1,700 equity issues.
Video Databases Streaming video databases include: Dance in Video, Education in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, Nursing Education in Video, and Opera in Video. Academic Video Online searches all six of the streaming video databases at once. Music Online includes the dance and opera videos, as well as audio and music scores. Popular software tutorial videos are also available through Learning Express Library.
Wilson OmniFile Full Text Select Includes some full-text. Science, humanites, education and business topics from US and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines, 1994 - present.
Women & Social Movements in the U.S Over 4,000 full-text books, reports and other documents on women in U.S. history.
World News (Access World News) Full-text information and perspectives from over 600 U.S. and over 700 international news sources.
WorldCat (OCLC) More than 44 million bibliographic records for books owned by libraries world-wide. You can initiate interlibrary loan requests directly from WorldCat for titles not owned by Staley Library. Includes self-initiated interlibrary loans. (A FirstSearch database)
WorldCat Dissertations Records for over 8 million theses and dissertations from OCLC member libraries. Many are available electronically, at no charge, directly from the publishing institution.