A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.


New / Trial Databases

The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
AM Explorer This link opens in a new window
New Trial
Access millions of pages of primary source collections across the entire portfolio of AM, spanning content from the 15th-21st centuries.
Environment Complete This link opens in a new window
This full-text database offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Offering full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs, it is an invaluable resource for students and scholars across all environmental disciplines.
Funding Institutional This link opens in a new window
Funding Institutional sources data on active funding opportunities, awarded grants and funder profiles and combines it in such a way that, whatever role you play as an institutional stakeholder, you can apply it directly to your work, responsibilities and workflows. Registration is mandatory for all users. How to register:

  • Click on the above link "Funding Institutional"

  • In the new browser tab, click on SIGN IN in the top tight corner

  • Click on "Sign In via your institution"

  • Enter “Northern”, click on “Northern Illinois University”

  • Enter your NIU email alias (alias@niu.edu), Continue

  • Note: Email addresses ending in @mail.niu.edu, @students.niu.edu and non-NIU email addresses will not work.

  • After a confirmation email from "Elsevier Identity" has been received (check "Junk" folder if you didn’t get anything), click on “Get Access”

Mometrix eLibrary This link opens in a new window
Mometrix eLibrary provides test prep resources for over 1500 different standardized exams including: ILTS, CPA, DAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, NCE, TOEFL, and VTNE, and a wide range of career exams for the teaching, medical, construction, fitness, public service, and finance fields. Test prep resources include: practice tests, flashcards, videos, and study guides aimed to match the official tests.