All Research Databases

Southern Illinoisan The Southern Illinoisan Archives:  Click here to search the Southern Illinoisan archives from 1993 – today. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues of the SI. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Available from inside the library or from home.
African American Heritage African American Heritage (Service available at the library only.)
Ancestry Library Ancestry Library (Service available at the library only.)
Biography Resource Center Biography In Context: biographical information on people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)
Books and Authors Books and Authors: explore combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. Combining over 140,000 titles, 50,000 authors, and thousands of read-alike, award winner and librarian’s favorites lists. (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)
General OneFile: (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)
Heritage Quest HeritageQuest (Access this from anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)
Morningstar Morningstar Mutual Funds: One-page summaries, as well as detailed mutual fund, stock, and exchange-traded fund analysed reports, real-time data, and investment tools.(Access this from the library or anywhere using your Carbondale library card.)

something about the author Something About the Author Online: access to all volumes ever printed in Gale’s™ Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. (Service available at the library only.)
OCLC First Search Service: scholarly and general research. This database can be accessed at the library only due to licensing restrictions. Authorization code and password are located on the library computer.

  • ABI Inform:  Includes articles (some full-text) on business and management
  • ArticleFirst:  An index of articles, some full-text, from magazines as well as scholarly journals.
  • ERIC:  A collection of journal articles and reports in education.
  • Illinois Catalog:  A catalog of  books, manuscripts, websites and internet resources, maps, computer programs, musical scores, films and slides, newspapers, journals and magazines, sound recordings, articles, chapters, papers, and videotapes held by Illinois libraries.
  • PerAbs:  A database of periodical abstracts from general and academic journals, including many full-text articles.  Also contains records for transcripts of significant segments of more than 80 news and lifestyle TV and radio programs.
  • WilsonSelectPlus:  Contains full-text articles in the sciences, humanities, education, business.  Includes U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.