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Online & Distance Education Guide: Research Databases

Learn how to get the most out of your UIC Library as an online or distance education student.

Full Text Access

Find full text articles from all our UIC Library databases by clicking on

Find it @ UIC

Research & Subject Guides

Use our guides to explore resources handpicked by librarians for various fields of study.

Research Databases

Access library databases from the library website. This will prompt you to login when required to view the UIC library's resources. Most databases require authentication using your UIC netID.

When you need research articles from scholarly or peer-reviewed journals, we recommend visiting a research database. Popular Health Sciences databases can be found on the Health Sciences Gateway Guide:

Discipline-specific databases can be found on our Research & Subject Guides: Search guides by topic or browse through subject areas. Individual courses may also have guides to address specific assignments (find these under "Course Guides").

Our master list of over 600 databases is located here: This list is most helpful if you know the name of the specific database you are looking for.

Find it @ UIC

It's important to access ALL databases from the library website, including freely available ones like Google Scholar and PubMed. These screenshots of a PubMed record show the difference- when you don't go through the library, these databases do not offer the "Find it @ UIC" option and you potentially miss out on full text items UIC has access to.

Find it at UIC PubMed

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