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Project Muse Open Access

open access ejournals and ebooks from university presses and scholarly societies.

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database

ProQuest built this database in response to the rapidly growing need for authoritative content related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The company is working together with institutions all over the world to offer support as they navigate through the coronavirus pandemic. This launch of the Coronavirus Research Database is the latest in a series of programs to help librarians, faculty and students.

ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global Full Text

Provides a very large collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. It contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.

ProQuest Ebook Central

Provides the full-text of selected books in many disciplines.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Defender

Full-text of the historically Black newspaper, which was distributed nationwide, from 1909-1975. Articles can be displayed individually or in a page map, which displays the article in its original context as printed on the page. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune

Full-text of the newspaper from 1894-1994. Articles can be displayed individually or in a page map, which displays the article in its original context as printed on the page. This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily-searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times

Provides full page and article images with searchable full-text of the New York Times from its inception in 1851 to 2012. Current online full-text (with images) is available in New York Times. We also have online full-text access (no images) 1980-present available in Nexis Uni . The print issue is retained for three weeks only.

ProQuest Statistical Abstracts of the U.S.

The authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. The online version includes monthly updates to tables, deep searching at the line-item level, powerful facets for narrowing search results, image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables, along with links to provider sites.


PsycCritiques is a book reviewing tool published by the American Psychological Association (APA). PsycCRITIQUES contains full-text reviews of books in psychology and the social sciences, as well as professional videos and popular films from a psychological perspective. Reviews occasionally include comparative or retrospective book reviews. The database also includes all reviews published in the print journal Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books between 1956 (Volume 1, Issue 1) and 2004. PsycCritiques ended publication in Fall 2017, and its contents is now available in open access from the University of Akron.

Psychological Experiments Online

A multimedia collection that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries.

PubMed Central

Provides the full text of journal articles from a selected set of journals in the discipline of medicine and health.

Regional Business News

Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of regional business publications from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Research in Ministry (RIM)

Provides citations of project reports and theses written for D.Min. degrees at selected institutions in the U.S. and Canada.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature

Provides citations and abstracts of journal articles, discographies, recordings, and other resources in music.

Rosetta Stone Plus

Provides language learning using Rosetta Stone's immersion method. Includes lessons for 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests; core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more; and mobile apps that enable learners to reinforce language on the go.

SAGE Journals

Provides journal articles in multiple disciplines.

SAGE Knowledge

A database of ebooks and reference books published by SAGE covering the social sciences and education, including such areas as African American Studies, Aged & Gerontology, Anthropology, Communication and Media Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Gender & Sexuality Studies, History, Politics, Psychology, Social Issues, Social Work & Social Policy, and Sociology.

Sage Open Access Journals

Contains pure gold open access journals published by SAGE. All articles published in the journals provide worldwide, barrier-free access to the full-text of articles online, immediately on publication under a creative commons license. All articles are rigorously peer-reviewed retaining the quality hallmarks of the academic publishing process that authors would experience in publishing in any traditional SAGE journal.

Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867-1970

Provides digital facsimiles of historical maps of many cities and towns in Illinois.

Saskia Art Images (CARLI)

Provides digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture.


Provides journal articles in many scientific disciplines. Also includes many ebooks and reference works published by Elsevier. Sometimes referred to as Science Direct.


The most comprehensive database, produced by the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), for chemical literature. Allows users to explore the CAS database which contains literature for many scientific disciplines. First time Wheaton users will need to register for an account. Please click here to learn how to create your account. Please email the Chemistry Librarian with any questions.


Offers tools to help you learn the meaning and pronunciation of texts found in oratorios, secular and sacred choral music, cantatas, art songs, and song cycles.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Provides rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. SSRN consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 654,000 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 547,600 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.

SocINDEX with Full Text

Provides comprehensive coverage of sociology, encompassing all sub-disciplines and closely related areas of study. These include abortion, criminology & criminal justice, demography, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, religion, rural & urban sociology, social development, social psychology, social structure, social work, socio-cultural anthropology, sociological history, sociological research, sociological theory, substance abuse & other addictions, violence and many others.

SPIE Digital Library

Contains the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research. Includes full-text of several key journals in the field including the Journal of Medical Imaging as well as conference proceedings and ebooks published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.