Funded Resources

CARLI pays the cost of selected electronic resources for the benefit of all members. These resources include databases licensed as annual subscriptions, and content to which CARLI has licensed perpetual rights. Resources may be fully- or partially-funded by CARLI, with the institution assuming the remaining the remaining costs. Fully-funded resources are available to Governing Members at no cost.​ For details visit the CARLI Membership Benefits page.

Fully-Funded Databases

Annual Subscriptions

EBSCO Academic Search Complete
Designed for academic institutions, Academic Search Complete provides complete coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. Content includes over 13,780 indexed and abstracted journals, 9,000 full-text journals, full  text for more than 7,850 peer-reviewed journals, PDF dating back to 1887, and searchable cited references for more than 1,400 journals. Academic Search Complete is a leading source of peer-reviewed, full-text for STM research, as well as for the Social Sciences and Humanities, providing coverage of information spanning a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more. 

EBSCO Business Source Elite
Business Source Elite provides full text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals, covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales, etc. Business Source Elite offers full text for nearly 1,000 business publications and contains expanded PDF backfiles for 150 titles (back to 1985 or the first issue published for that journal). 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.

The EBSCO Package also includes:

  • Consumer Health Complete
  • ERIC
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • MAS Ultra: School Edition
  • Military and Government Collection
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Regional Business News

Perpetual Rights Purchased by CARLI

Black Thought & Culture
Black Thought and Culture, from Alexander Street Press, is a landmark electronic collection of approximately 100,000 pages of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders—teachers, artists, politicians, religious leaders, athletes, war veterans, entertainers, and other figures—covering 250 years of history. In addition to the most familiar works, Black Thought and Culture presents a great deal of previously inaccessible material, including letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trail transcripts.  The ideas of nearly 100 people present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America. CARLI has paid for the annual access fee for this database for 10 years (to mid-2018).

HarpWeek, 1857-1912
HarpWeek provides electronic access to Harper’s Weekly, the illustrated 19th century "Journal of Civilization" for a 56-year period: 1857-1912.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Historical Statistics of the United States, from Cambridge University Press, is the online version of the 5-volume print edition. The millennial edition was released in 2006. It is considered the definitive source of statistics for U.S. history and it is divided into 5 subject areas: population; work & welfare; economic structure & performance; economic sectors; and governance & international relations. Coverage ranges from 1800 to 2000, however some areas go back to 1610 or forward to 2002. The online version allows for the creation of graphs and users can create customized tables. CARLI has paid the annual access fee in perpetuity for this product.

Illinois Digital Sanborn Maps
Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970 provides academic and public libraries digital access to large-scale maps of Illinois towns and cities.

SASKIA Archive
Saskia comprises one of the largest and most important image archives for teaching art history: encompassing Western—and now Eastern—civilization. Core art history images include works from over one hundred museums, including the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Uffizi, the Prado, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the National Museums in Athens, Rome and Stockholm, museums in Berlin, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Cleveland Museum and the San Francisco museum.

Sage E-journal 2007 Deep Backfile Collection 
SAGE Publications is offering the SAGE Deep Backfile Package of 303 SAGE Journals for purchase or lease. Deep backfile is defined as the content of a journal from issue 1, volume 1, through the last issue of 1998 (content from January 1999 to the present is included in a separate subscription, available on an opt-in basis.) CARLI has paid the annual access fee in perpetuity for this product.

Sage E-Reference Collection
This is a collection of 62 reference texts published between 2003 and 2007. The volume count for the collection is 140 e-books. Most are social science with a few STM titles. The Sage interface will permit linking to the Premier and the deep backfiles product previously purchased by CARLI. CARLI has paid the annual access fees for this product for 5 years (to mid-2013). At this time CARLI intends to continue to pay the annual access fees going forward. 

Springer Medicine E-Books (2005-2010)
The Medicine Collection includes all English/International titles published by Springer from 2005 through 2010. The collection currently includes more than 1,300 titles with an additional 325 titles anticipated for inclusion by the end of 2010. The full list of titles in the Medicine Collection, as well as other Springer eBook collections is available on the Springer web site.

Women and Social Movements, Scholar’s Edition
Women and Social Movements in the United States, from Alexander Street Press, brings together primary documents, books, images, scholarly essays, book reviews, Web site reviews, and teaching tools, all documenting the multiplicity of women’s activism in public life. It’s one of the most heavily visited resources for women’s studies on the Web, and it appeals to students and scholars at all levels. The database is edited by the project’s creators, Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin of the State University of New York at Binghamton, together with an editorial board of leading scholars from around the U.S.  CARLI has paid for the annual access fee for this database for 10 years (to mid-2018).

Partially-Funded Databases

Annual Subscriptions

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. CARLI subsidizes 50% of the cost of current subscriptions to The Chronicle of Higher Education for Governing members. (This subsidy will decrease to 25% on 7/1/2016, and will no longer be provided after 7/1/2017.)

Oxford English Dictionary Online
The Oxford English Dictionary is the accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning of over half a million words. CARLI subsidizes 50% of the cost of current subscriptions to the Oxford English Dictionary Online for Governing members. (This subsidy will decrease to 25% on 7/1/2016, and will no longer be provided after 7/1/2017.)