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Database Trials

The library currently has access to the following databases on a free trial basis. If you have feedback about any of these resources, please contact a librarian at the Research Help desk by visiting the desk, calling (309) 794-7206, or e-mailing

Loeb Classical Library

Loeb brings users a virtual library of Greek and Latin literature, encompassing epic and lyric poetry, tragedy and comedy, history, travel, philosophy, oratory, and much more.

Gale Business Insights: Global

This database offers a comprehensive and convenient way to find full case studies, analytic tools, and in-depth statistical data that allows users easily compare global economies, companies and industries.

Gale Virtual Reference

Demographics Now

Demographics Now offers a variety of simple, ready-to-use demographic data reports. Users may customize them by geography, choosing the area that best suits their needs. In addition, users may also run an unlimited number of reports in summary, comparison or ranking formats. From population and Census data to housing expenditures, users of Demographics Now will have access to demographic information.

London Review of Books

Each issue of the London Review of Books contains up to 15 long reviews and essays by academics, writers and journalists. There are also shorter art and film reviews, as well as poems and a lively letters page. A typical issue moves through political commentary to science or ancient history by way of literary criticism and social anthropology.

Met Opera on Demand

Access to more than 500 performances by the Metropolitan Opera.


Statista is an online database that focuses on statistics, studies, company and industry information, dossiers, info-graphics and more.