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FREE for you: New York Times Digital Edition!

Good news! The library has a brand new subscription to the New York Times digital edition This is the web version of the New York Times, rather than a database version. It includes full access to all articles dating back to 1851 right from a mobile device or a computer. You can register to have free, personal access through this new subscription.  Here are the steps:

  • Using a student.elgin.edu or elgin.edu email account, create a personal account for full access to NYT from 1851-present.
  • Account registration works best in a Chrome browser.
  • You only need to register at this link once. After that, you can go directly to nytimes.com and login with your personal account.

Access to the New York Times in text form for student research is still available through the library’s newspaper databases.

–Written by Marge Schildknecht, Public Services Librarian

Resource Spotlight: New databases!

new-32199_1280The library has three new databases to add to its digital collections, just in time for Fall semester.

19thNineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
This newspaper collection includes digital images of articles and full pages, including illustrations and advertising.

slaverySlavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive
This collection is devoted to understanding slavery from a scholarly, multinational perspective.

timesThe Times Digital Archive
First published in 1785, this London newspaper is considered to be the world’s “newspaper of record” and covers more than 200 years of history.

For other primary resources available to students and faculty, see our Primary Sources Research Guide.

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.