Research Databases

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Professional Development Collection

Provides citations and abstracts of journal articles of interest to professional educators.

Project Muse

Provides the full text from a selected set of journals and ebooks in many disciplines.

ProQuest Dissertations & 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 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. Online full text (no images) 1980-present is available in LexisNexis Academic. 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.

PsycArticles

Provides the full text of journal articles published by the American Psychological Association and other psychological associations.

PsycBOOKS

Provides the full text of all books published by the American Psychological Association (APA) which includes, among other titles, the APA Handbooks in Psychology and the APA/Oxford University Press Encyclopedia of Psychology.

PsycCRITIQUES

PsycCRITIQUES contains 43,056 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 in Fall 2017.

Psychological Experiments Online

A multimedia collection that synthesizes the most important psychological experiments of the 20th and 21st centuries. Contains approximately 50 videos, over 500 books, and other documents.

PsycINFO

Provides citations of journal articles and other resources in psychology, and the psychological aspects of other disciplines.

PsycTESTS

An authoritative source of structured information about tests of interest to a variety of fields. Produced by the American Psychological Association, it provides access to thousands of actual test instruments, most of which are available for immediate download and use in teaching and research.

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 more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Religious and Theological Abstracts

Provides citations and abstracts of journal articles in the disciplines of religion and theology.

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.

Sanborn Maps of Illinois, 1867-1970

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

Saskia Art Images (CARLI)

Provides over 30,000 digital images of paintings, sculpture and architecture.

ScienceDirect

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

SciFinder

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.

SingersBabel

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.

SportDiscus

Provides citations of journal articles in sports, physical fitness, physical education, and related disciplines.