Friday, December 13, 2013

Guide for Proprietary Database Users of the University of the Immaculate Conception

Note: You can only access this databases inside the UIC Campus

                       Ebrary Academic Complete
This database is a comprehensive subscription of e-books and other authoritative materials that any number of students can use at the same time. 

Academic complete is an instant digital library with more than 54,000 titles to 65,000 of multidisciplinary titles.

The titles cover many different subject areas

n      Medicine

n      Science

n      Computing

n      Education

n      History

n      Language and Literature

n      Philosophy

n      Psychology and

n      Religion

Some journals, reports and sheet music are also included in the collection.
Content is derived from a wide variety of top scholarly and professional publishers recognized as leaders in specific fields of study.

Why should I use this service?

n      ebrary provides access to the full text of publications online and at any time.

n       ebrary allows you to browse and view documents, conduct full-text          searches and copy and print material.

Other features include:

n      Access to the collection from any computer with an internet connection.
n       Ability to search full text of thousands of e-books quickly and efficiently.
n       Favorite titles can be stored on your virtual bookshelf.
n      Any number of users (patrons) can  simultaneously browse and view documents or  search  a particular             document at the same time.
n       Text can be highlighted and notes added.

The Ebrary User Interface

1.You need to sign up to make your account.

2.You can search an ebook in the search box. 

ProQuest provides thesis, dissertations, governmental and cultural archives and news, in all its forms.

One of the most comprehensive online serials database available today.

It provides access to nearly 8,000 journals with over 5,000 available in full text.

Record dating back as far as 1980 and full text coverage beginning as early as 1990.

Include current journals In more than 100 subject areas.

The UIC Library has several database under PROQUEST, these are:

n      ABI/INFORM Global

n      Academic Research Library

n      Nursing and Allied Health Source

n      Proquest Agriculture Journals

n      Proquest Computing

n      Proquest Educational Journals

n      Proquest Medical Library

n      Proquest Science Journals
n      Proquest Social Science Journals
n      U.S. National Newspaper Abstract

The ProQuest User Interface

iG Library is a new generation eBook platform developed by iG Publishing.
Its simple and user friendly interface helps you to retrieve information from huge eBook collections using a single click. It employs a powerful clustering engine to help you quicklyanalyze search results as well as to discover related topics.

The iG Library User Interface

  1. Interface language setting, by default, is based on your browser’s configuration..
  2. Back to Main Page.
  3. Add  Open Search Module to the Browser.
  4. Log – out.
  5. Quick Search Bar to Search the Collections.
  6. Link the Advance Search page.
  7. Collection List
  8. Featured Title List
  9. Move Cursor over the covers to display book information.


SAGE Reference Online is an authoritative and award-winning interdisciplinary content for every library.  Features include the following: unlimited users, perpetual access to purchased content; readers guide, advanced, table of contents, and index searching available.

Features include the following:

·        Service to unlimited users

·        Perpetual access to purchased content

·        Hosting fees included within the purchase price for the first five years

·        User-friendly navigation and dedicated SAGE book sites

·        MARC Records available through OCLC

·        COUNTER–compliant usage statistics

·        Zotero: a new citation download/document management option

·        Other NEW features, including

 - optional text-size adjustment

 - the option to email or print search/browse results

- new styling for primary feature controls

- and a new location for primary readings 


The SAGE Online Encyclopedia User Interface 


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ProQuest. (2013). Retrieved on December 05, 2013, from 

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