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Facts & Encyclopedias Online Reference

To access Oakton Library databases click on a subject area to the left or below, then click on the database name.  Note:  To access Oakton Library databases from an off-campus computer, click on a subject area, then click on the database name. You will need to use your Oakton username and password to login.  Questions? Call 847.635.1644.

Any Subject

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and general databases about any subject.

Arts & Humanities

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Art, Humanities, Music, Religion, and Philosophy.

Business & Computers

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Accounting, Business, Computer Applications for Business, Financial Services, Global Business Studies, Management, and Marketing.

Careers

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Careers, Occupations, Job Descriptions, Interviewing Skills, Resume Writing, and Professional and Civil Services Test Preparation.

Communications & Popular Culture

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about African-American Studies, Communication, Mass Media, and Popular Culture.

Fast Facts

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases that provide short synopsis, quick answers, and concise data on a topic.

Health Sciences

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Allied Health, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmaceutical Drugs, and Physical Therapy.

History, Economics, & Political Science

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Economics, History, and Politics.

Languages

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about English, English as a Second Language, and Modern Languages.

Law & Paralegal

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Laws, Legal Terms, Legislation, and Legal Statistics.

Literature

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Literary Biography, Literary Criticism, and Great Books.

Maps

Find current and historical maps, atlases, land-use records, and gazateer information for Ilinois, the United States, and the World.

Psychology & Education

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Early Childhood Education, Education, Human Services, Information Studies, Psychology, and Substance Abuse Counseling.

Science, Engineering, & Technology

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Applied Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Engineering, and Physics.

Social Sciences

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about Anthropology, Sociology, Global Studies, Peace Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.

Test Preparation & Tutorials

Find online practice tests, videos, and tutorials on computer skills, college skills, college placement tests, adult learning, high school equivalency tests, and career exams.

Tools for Students

Find online guides, tutorials, and practice tests on citations, research skills, college skills, computer software, and test preparation.

World Cultures, Religions, & Geography

Find online ebooks, dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, and databases about World History and Religions including the Middle East.

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