Library Databases

The databases can be accessed by using the appropriate password.  If you have a problem with your password, contact the Help Desk.  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

ABIInform Global  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.

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.  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.

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.

Business and Career Information:

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.

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.

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.

Plunkett Research Online  is the leading provider of industry sector analysis and research, industry trends and industry statistics.  n. b.:  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.  n. b.:  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 Information:

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.

eBooks by EBSCOhost  is a collection of more than 22,000 titles in business, engineering and information science, liberal arts, media arts and health sciences.

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.

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. 

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.

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'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.

Open Access Dissertations and Theses  provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.  It is offered as PQDT Open by Proquest.

SciTech Connect  contains over 65 years of energy-related full-text and citations. It includes technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers and more.

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

Data and Demographic Information:

Standard Rate & Data Service  is a collection of data media buyers need to connect with media sellers.  It began with covering newspapers, magazines and billboards, and as new media channels spring up we bring them into our database.  Now includes radio, TV, direct marketing, the internet, online video, even tablets in the last two years.

Statistical Abstract of the US  is 1400+ individually indexed tables  (with attached spreadsheets),  both searchable and browse-able.  Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference.

Statistical Abstract of the World  is a growing collection of the statistical abstracts from many countries.  These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contain country-level data not easily found elsewhere.  Global and regional statistical compendia issued by international organizations are included.

Last updated:  August 31, 2015


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