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Resource Spotlight: NEW! HeinOnline

HeinOnlineHeinOnline is a new database that includes 2,300 full text journals, comprehensive coverage of government documents, all United States treaties, constitutions from every country in the world, and several specialized collections.

In addition to the vast law collection, there is a specialized database called Slavery In America and the World: History, Culture, and Law.  This collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, including statutes, court cases, and other primary and secondary documents.

This new database collection covers many subject areas, including law, government, history, and sociology.  To access HeinOnline, go to the Article Databases list and choose H, or find it on the Subject listing Government & Law.

Resource Spotlight: Human Anatomy from Gale (new resource)

Human anatomy

This new resource allows you to use interactive models and activities to learn about human anatomy. Tour through systems, search by region of the body, or study the 3D printable models. You can also do a search or browse through the activities available to help with your learning needs.

This resources is also linked through both the Anatomical Model Research Guide and through the Nursing Resources Research Guide.

Remember that you can check out physical Anatomical Models for study to use in the library. Contact the Circulation Desk with questions, or see this FAQ.

New Research Guide: Anatomical Models (Bone Boxes)

The library has created a new Research Guide dedicated to our Anatomical Models collection (affectionately known as “bone boxes.”) The guide makes it easy to browse what models we have in the collection by type of system and provides images to help you browse the collection before you come in to use the models. We have also linked this guide to the medical and health research guides in our Research Guide collection.

To use this collection, contact the Circulation Desk. See the library’s FAQ for more details.

New Database: Science in Context

Title science

We are pleased to announce that the library has a one-year subscription to Science In Context through our Gale database subscription.

Science In Context features authoritative information covering all major science topics and provides topic overviews, biographies, periodical articles from noted publications, images and videos, detailed experiments from Experiment Central, biographies, and dictionaries. The interface is similar to our Opposing Viewpoints database.

To access this database, go to Article Databases–> General–> Gale and then find Science In Context on the list.

This database access expires March 2016.  If you have any questions, please contact libref@elgin.edu or call 847-214-7354.

Chromebooks are here!

Check one out!


Want to get to know the new Chromebook in the comfort of your own home?

The ECC Library has a limited number of Chromebooks available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.

Chromebooks can be borrowed for a three day check out period. They are checked out with your student ID.

You MUST BE a student to checkout the Chromebooks.

Chromebooks technology is accessed with your student login profile, so you can use Google Drive, Google Docs, etc. and save them to your profile for use on other devices.

New titles in our magazine browsing collection!

newmagsAlthough we have full text, online access to thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers (see our library’s webpage to search EBSCO, Gale, ProQuest, and more), the library likes to provide items that can be browsed when you want to relax, read about local issues, learn something new, or just keep up with the world.

The browsing collection is located on the first floor near the computer lab.  Magazines cannot be checked out of the library.

For 2015, we have purchased subscriptions to the following new titles:

Entertainment Weekly
Modern Farmer
Runner’s World
Pacific Standard
Food Network Magazine
Yoga Journal
India Currents
Kane County Chronicle
Scientific American Mind

These join our usual great options such as Art News, Bon Appetit, Chef, Martha Stewart Living, Ebony, Men’s Journal, Women’s Health and many more!


Films on Demand: Educational video streaming service now available through ECC Library

FilmsondemandFilms on Demand provides educational videos on a variety of subject areas.  It is billed as a “Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos from Films Media Group anytime, anywhere, 24/7! Choose from thousands of high-quality educational titles in dozens of subject areas.”

You can find the link two ways:

You will need your usual library card number login to access the service from off-campus.

Click on the link for a downloadable list of available videos in these subjects: Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Science,  Health, Technical Education, Family & Consumer Sciences,
Careers & Job Search,  and Guidance & Counseling.

Watch this video for a general overview of this new and exciting service!