Students: Off-campus access is available with your library card number found on the back of your student ID card. When prompted for this number be sure to use a capital D with the digits, no spaces in between, for example D8692xxxxx.

If you need a library card number please fill out the application on the Library Card Application page.

General Databases

Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) - Scholarly articles in many areas of academic study.

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost) - More that 135,000 eBooks in this database.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCOhost) - This database provides a series of controversial essays that present multiple sides of a current issue.


Business Source Elite (EBSCOhost) - Full text coverage for over 1,000 business publications.

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) - Covers 80 regional business publications of the U.S.


ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) (EBSCOhost) - Contains education literature and resources.

National Center for Education Statistics/Dept of ED - The primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCOhost) - Designed for the professional educator with a highly specialized collection.

Women and Social Movements (Alexander Press)


GreenFILE (EBSCOhost) - covers the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health, and technology. 


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCOhost) - Contains over 550 nursing and allied health full text journals.

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCOhost) - Content covers all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine, complementary, holistic, and integrated medicine.

eBook Nursing Collection (EBSCOhost) - 700 eBooks in this database with a focus on Medical, Nursing & Allied Health subject areas.

Health Source - Consumer Edition (EBSCOhost) - Contains articles and information from consumer health magazines.

MedlinePlus/NLM NIH - Produced by the National Library of Medicine, this database gives you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Historical Periodicals

American Antiquarian Society (AAS) (EBSCOhost) -Periodicals  documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. (To search - open the link, scroll to find the 50 thematic periodical subsets, click on the box to the left of your chosen set)

Interlibrary loan

OCLC FirstSearch AUTHO: 100-108-226 PASSWORD: spoonriver -- Searches for articles and books from all over the country, for use with the Interlibrary Loan service.


Military & Government Collection (EBSCOhost) - Offers full text articles for current news to all branches of the military.


NewsBank - Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers.

Newspaper Source (EBSCOhost) - Full text for 40 U.S. and international newspapers, along with 389 U.S. regional newspapers.

Regional Business News (EBSCOhost) - Covers 80 regional business publications of the U.S.


PsycARTICLES (EBSCOhost) - Contains journals and articles published by the American Psychological Association (APA).


CREDO Reference - Searches over 3 million full text entries in 751 reference books.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCOhost) - Full text for nearly 500 reference books and contains an image collection of over 500,000 photos, maps, and flags.


Visible Body: Anatomy & Physiology - An interactive app for A & P with 3D images that you can manipulate to get inside and better understand the human body.
(Click on the Anatomy & Physiology logo to launch the app)


Statista - Contains over 1,000,000 statistics for researching quantitative data.

Video Databases

American History in Video (Alexander Street Video) - Documentaries about historical events.

Art and Architecture in Video (Alexander Street Video) - Documentaries about many varieties of art forms.

Black Studies in Video (Alexander Street Video)

Filmmakers Library Online (Alexander Street Video)

Need some help? This library guide or video will help you learn the basics of searching an EBSCO database.

To contact a reference librarian for help with research, call (309) 649-6603 or email,