Joliet Junior College Library
Campus Center: Second Floor
Circulation Desk: (815) 280-BOOK (2665)
Reference Desk: (815) 280-2344

Fall and Spring Hours:
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm

Summer Hours:
(May 23  thru August 8th)
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-9pm

Entry into the library :15 minutes before the Library Closes is prohibited.

Magazine and Journal Search 

 

What Database Should I use?

Use the descriptions below to learn more about a specific database and to see suggested academic disiplines.

How to Access the Databases:

On campus users: click on the name of each database to start a search.
Off campus users: will be prompted to use their JJC username and password - the same ones used for your JJC email account or iCampus online learning course. See the Password Help page for help with username and password.


Alexander Street Press

Alexander Street Press Music Resources

Suggested academic disciplines:
Music, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, History


ArtStor

ArtStor

Nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for academic purposes.


CARLI's Saskia Digital Image Archive

CARLI's Saskia Digital Image Archive

30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture, including images from many important collections: the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Uffizi, and the Louvre as well as archaeological sites in Greece, Italy, Turkey and Egypt.

Please note: Student ID # required for authentication when downloading images.

Suggested academic disciplines:
Fine Arts, Social Sciences, English and Foreign Language


CREDO Reference

CREDO Reference

Credo Reference is a digital reference library that places a world of factual information at your fingertips. Containing a choice of over 240 high-quality reference books from the world's leading publishers, an ideal place to start any research.


CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher

Find reports on politics and social issues published by Congressional Quarterly.

Suggested academic disciplines:
Speech and Social Science


EBSCO Host Research Databases

Ebsco Host Research Databases

Databases to choose from: Academic Search Premier, Business Source Elite, Health Source Nursing, Professional Development Collection (education), and others

Suggested academic disciplines:
English, Business, Education, Social Science, Nursing, Natural Science and Vocational, Computer Information and Office Systems


eHRAF

eHRAF

Human Relations Area File

Suggested academic disciplines:
Social Sciences (Anthropology, Multi-Cultural Diversity)


Facts On File World News Digest

A news and general reference database, Facts On File World News Digest at www.facts.com presents the full text of Facts On File World News Digest since 1940, plus a live newsfeed from Reuters® and thousands of in-depth features, images, charts, and primary documents.

Thousands of additional hyperlinks connect researchers to relevant information from the three other databases at www.facts.com: Issues & Controversies; Today's Science, and the World Almanac Reference Database, including the World Almanac Encyclopedia.

Suggested academic disciplines:
English, Business, Education, Social Science, Speech, Nursing, Natural Science, Technical and Agriculture


Faulkner Information Services

Faulkner Information Services

Faulkner Advisory on Info Tech Studies

Suggested academic disciplines:
Computer Information and Office Systems


Grove Music Online

Comprises the full-text of "The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians", Classical, Opera, and Jazz

Suggested academic disciplines:
Music and Social Sciences


HarpWeek

HarpWeek

HarpWeek: Online issues of Harper's Weekly 1857-1877

Suggested academic disciplines:
Social Sciences (History)


History Study Center

History Study Center

Covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Contents include reference books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, transcripts of historical speeches, images and video clips.

Suggested academic disciplines:
Social Sciences, History, English and Foreign Languages, Speech


INFOTRAC

INFOTRAC over 7000 full-text journals and magazines, 19th and 20th Century Literary Criticism, and over 375 reference digital reference books.

Databases to choose from: Literature Criticism Online, Academic OneFile , Gale Virtual Reference Library Business and Company ASAP and Business Index ASAP

Suggested academic disciplines:
English, Business, Education, Social Science, Nursing, Natural Science, Technical and Agriculture

Get free app » For AccessMyhome Library, from the Gale group. Works on: iPhone® iPod Touch® iPad® Beta (works for @jjc.edu users only. Use password wolves after supplying your jjc.edu username--does not currently work for stu.jjc.edu accounts.)


JSTOR logo

JSTOR

Databases to choose from: Arts & Sciences, Life Sciences, and Language & Literature Collections

Suggested academic disciplines:
Fine Arts, Social Sciences, English and Foreign Language, and Humanities


LexisNexis

LexisNexis

"Search Forms" on News (New York Times and more, television show transcripts) Business, Legal Research Medical, Reference, and opinion polls

Suggested academic disciplines:
Business, Criminal Justice, Nursing, and Social Science


Literature Online

Literature Online

Provides journal items and book sources on literary criticism

Suggested academic disciplines:
English and Literature

Mango



Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

Suggested academic disciplines:
English and Foreign Languages, Social Science, Business


Oxford English Dictionary   

Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford English Dictionary: World's largest English Language dictionary, with word histories.  


Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online

The Premium PLUS Literature Collection combines quick reference coverage of the full subject spectrum with the rich resources of the Oxford Companions. From ready-reference to comprehensive scholarly articles, The Premium Collection provides students with reliable and authoritative answers to their research questions

Suggested academic disciplines:
English and Foreign Language, Social Sciences, Business, and Fine Arts


ProQuest

ProQuest

The Chicago Tribune, The Historical Chicago Tribune, The Historical New York Times and Criminal Justice Periodicals

Suggested academic disciplines:
English , Criminal Justice Business, Fine Arts, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences


Sanborn Maps

Sanborn Maps

Digital Sanborn Insurance Maps: Illinois 1897 - 1970

Decade by decade city town and village property maps for all of Illinois

Use Citrix Metaframe for off campus sessions

Suggested academic disciplines:
Social Science (History)

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