Library Databases

The databases can be accessed by using the appropriate password. If you have a problem with your password, contact the C Lab. If you have any questions in regard to passwords or searching the databases, contact Paul Burden, Library Director.

In order to log into FirstSearch contact the Library for the user name and password. In order to log into all other databases students should use your DSI number (capital D) and the YYYYMM of birth as the password. Faculty and staff should use your DSI number (with a capital D) and YYYYMM of birth as the password. 

Here is a page of tutorials to assist you when using our databases.

Journals and Periodicals

LexisNexis provides access to over 10,000 full-text news, business, and legal publications. Includes company dossiers for detailed company information and financial performance.  Also compares companies matching specific criteria. Provides access to Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. Learn how to use LexisNexis.

EBSCOhost Offers full-text access to articles in all subject areas. EBSCOhost is the primary tool we use to support student learning. Watch a training video to learn more.  

Now includes EBSCO eBook Collection  (formerly NetLibrary). Check out the new EBSCOhost mobile app for iPhone and iPad.

Alumni* now have remote access to two EBSCO databases: Academic Search Complete Alumni Edition and Business Source Complete Alumni Edition. To login, click here.

First Search provides access to WorldCat, the OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide. First Search is provided by the Illinois State Library.  Please contact the Library for the User Name and Password. 

Business and Career Information

Gale/Cengage Business Plans Handbook is a collection of business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America. Includes a business plan template, two fictional business plans, a listing of organizations, agencies, and consultants. Learn how to use Gale/Cengage Business Plans Handbook.

IBISWorld is the country's most comprehensive collection of industry market research reports, including company reports. The Global Industry reports present opportunities and threats for business in a broad range of industry sectors. Learn how to use IBIS World. A podcast is also available here.

ProQuest/ABIInform covers business conditions, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competitive business landscape worldwide.  In-depth coverage to over 3,040 publications, including the Wall Street Journal 1984 to the present. Also includes profiles for 60,000+ companies and their executives. Learn how to use ProQuest.

Faulkner FACCTS is a complete computer and communications information source. Faulkner FACCTs delivers comprehensive company, industry, and market intelligence. Learn how to use Faulkner FACCTs. Click here to use Faulkner FACCTS as a computing career search tool.

Plunkett Research Online is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics. Note: Plunkett updates their information every Friday at 5pm CST. During that hour, the database is unavailable. Learn how to use Plunkett Research. Videos are available here

Alumni* now have remote access to Plunkett Research. To login, click here.

SkillPort provides access to hundreds of self-paced courses in business, desktop, and IT skills, as well as health, safety, and legal compliance. Please note: This redirects you to the portal. After clicking the link, students should select Skill Port/ Complimentary Courses from the Resources & Help tab. The link is listed under Interactive Student Resources. In addition, it can still be found under the Merchandise tab. Staff should select Skill Port/Complimentary Courses from the Staff Tools tab. A video demonstration is located here.

Alumni* now have remote access to SkillPort. To login, click here.

Technology Database

IEEE Xplore provides access to some of the world's most important publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics published by IEEE  (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)  and its partners.  n. b. Until further notice, access is limited to onsite only (we are working on providing remote access).
Once you have results from your search, click on "My Subscribed Content" in the column to the left of the page then click "Refresh Results" just below. This will limit your search to content included in DeVry University's subscription.

Books and eBooks

Books 24x7 provides access to over 25,000 eBooks in the areas of engineering, business, finance, IT, government, and wellness.  Learn how to use Books 24x7.  A video is available here.

Credo Reference is a collection of 250+ high quality, constantly updated reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and atlases.  Learn how to use Credo.  Other videos show how to Use the Concept Map, Find a Book, Use Advanced Search and Use Keyword Search

Alumni* now have remote access to Credo Reference.  To login, click here.

ebrary contains more than 47,000 multi-disciplinary titles from 2004 to the present.  Subject areas include the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, health sciences and engineering and technology.

Alumni* now have remote access to ebrary.  To login, click here.

EBSCO eBook Collection is a collection of more than 22,000 titles in business, engineering and information science, liberal arts, media arts and health sciences.

Library Catalog lists books, videos and other materials in the DeVry Library System.  You can limit your search to a specific campus or access all of the DeVry campuses.  Search by subject, title, author or keyword. Learn how to use the Library Catalog.  Here are the directions for requesting a book from another DeVry campus Library.

netLibrary has a new name!  Please see EBSCO eBook Collection for access.

Safari Books Online is an eBook library for programmers and IT professionals with a broad range of technical books on such topics as programming, certification, networking, e-commerce, graphics, hardware, and more.  Learn how to use Safari.

Other Research Sources

Britannica Online has even more articles than the 32-volume print encyclopedia set, Britannica Online includes over 200,000 links from Britannica articles.  Learn how to use Britannica Online.

Alumni* now have remote access to Britannica Online.  To login, click here.

Britannica's Image Quest is an online image database containing two million rights-cleared images from over 50 collections, including Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, etc.  Fully searchable.  Each photo or illustration includes the source, copyright holder, caption, and keywords, and may be downloaded, printed, saved in a "Lightbox," virtual folder, or e-mailed as a jpeg.  Learn how to use Image Quest.

Noodle Tools is the Web's most comprehensive and accurate MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian bibliography composer with fully-integrated note-taking.  Learn how to use Noodle Tools. 

Oxford Art Online comprises the full text of The Dictionary of Art.  Learn how to use Oxford Art Online.

* Access is on behalf of alumni who graduated in 2003 and later.

Last updated:  August 20, 2013


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