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The databases described below are all part of FirstSearch.  Access requires an authorization code and password.  Call the Reference Dept. at (217) 477-5228 to obtain these (must be Illinois resident).

A federated search engine, Webfeat, is also available.  Webfeat allows you to search multiple databases simultaneously (requires your library card number).

FIRSTSEARCH  DATABASES
Database Description Full Text?
ArticleFirst OCLC index of articles from the contents pages of journals Y
ClasePeriodica Index of Latin American journals in the sciences and humanities Y
Ebooks OCLC catalog of online electronic books available through libraries worldwide  
ECO An OCLC collection of scholarly journals Y
ERIC Journal articles and reports in education Y
GPO U.S. government publications  
IllinoisCatalog OCLC catalog of materials in Illinois libraries   
MEDLINE All areas of medicine, including dentistry and nursing  
OAIster Union catalog of digital resources  
PapersFirst OCLC index of papers presented at conferences worldwide  
Proceedings An OCLC index of worldwide conference proceedings  
WorldAlmanac Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia and four almanacs  
WorldCat The world's largest library catalog.  
WorldCat Dissertations A database of all dissertations and theses available in WorldCat  

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