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Communication & Popular Culture Databases with Journal, Magazine & Newspaper Articles

To access Oakton Library databases, click on the database name.  From an off-campus computer, use your Oakton username and password to login. Questions? Please call 847.635.1644.

Academic Search Complete EBSCO

Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 7,000 full-text periodicals - of which 6,000 are peer-reviewed journals - in all disciplines.
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Chicago Tribune via ProQuest

Provides searchable full-text  daily Chicago Tribune articles from 1985 to the present.

Chicago Tribune Historical via ProQuest

Provides searchable archive of the full-text of Chicago Tribune articles from April 23, 1849 through Dec. 31, 1987.  Select ProQuest Historical Newspapers Chicago Tribune (1849 - 1987).

LexisNexis Academic - News

LexisNexis Academic News supplies a wide variety of authoritative sources, including: full text of more than 2,500 newspapers from the U.S. and around the world; more than 1,000 magazines and journals and over 1,000 newsletters; broadcast transcripts from the major television and radio networks; wire services; non-English language news sources; premium blogs and video blogs; and Congressional committee hearings, press briefings from the State, Justice and Defense departments, and presidential news conferences.
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NewsBank Illinois

Provides full text of Illinois newspapers covering companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in their communities.


Provides more than 777 full-text titles including "core" sociology peer-reviewed journals.
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