Library Resources

A system for endless possibilities.

Information Knows No Boundaries

In today’s digital age we are constantly amazed at our ability to access databases, eBooks, streaming video content and nearly limitless multi-media material at our fingertips. The Kishwaukee College Library is no exception.

  • Community Users: Article Databases are only available while on campus.
  • Registered Students: Find additional resources by visiting the myKC Library page: go to myKC > Student Resources > Library

Axis360 eBooks & Digital Audio


  • Great for both pleasure reading and for college course work

  • Check out and read eBooks on mobile devices

  • Checkout period is 21 days; then the eBook disappears from your device

  • Preview Axis360 eBooks on the Kish Library's "Magic Wall"

  1. Download the Axis360 app to check out eBooks

  2. Set up an Axis360 account

  3. Download the AxisReader and Blio apps to read eBooks

View detailed instructions for:

CARLI eBooks by Proquest

CARLI eBooks (by Proquest)

  • Ideal for research projects in college courses

  • Read CARLI eBooks on a computer or tablet using a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari)

  • Provided by the Proquest company

  • Currently not available for mobile/app use

  1. Search the Kish Library Online Catalog for CARLI eBooks

    1. Enter your keywords and click Find

    2. Choose "CARLI eBooks" under Location on the right side of the page

  2. Find an eBook in this list that you'd like to read, and click "Get it online" or "Connect to eBook"

  3. Choose Kishwaukee College from the "Institution Name" list

  4. Log in with your myKC Kish credentials


eBooks through a collaborative project with NILRC can be read on a mobile device with the Libby, Kindle, or epub apps.

CARLI eBooks by Oxford

Oxford Scholarship Online
Academic eBooks from Oxford University Press with publication dates 2018 - June 2021 provided to CARLI libraries.CARLI will make purchases in July 2021 based on 2020-2021 usage.

University Press Scholarship Online (Oxford)
Access to academic eBooks from 18 university partner presses through June 2021 for CARLI libraries.
CARLI will make purchases in July 2021 based on 2020-2021 usage. 

Search for topic.
On left side of results screen, check boxes for Unlocked, Free, and Open Access. That will eliminate any restricted items from other university presses not included in this package.

CARLI eBooks by Wiley

Wiley Online Library
Kish has access to about 3000 eBooks, not the entire collection. Look for the Full Access icon. 
No need to Login as long as you see "Access by Kishwaukee College" near the top of the screen.
PDFs available by chapter. 

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks

  • Ideal for research projects in college courses

  • Read EBSCO eBooks on a computer or tablet using a web browser (such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari)

  • Currently not available for mobile/app use

  1. Go to the EBSCO Host eBooks search page.

  • Current Students: Please go to the Library's site in myKC and click on "EBOOKS" to find a link to EBSCO eBooks.

  • Other Visitors: Please call the Library at (815) 825-9330 for a username and password to use EBSCO eBooks.

  1. Enter your keywords in the search box and click Search.
  2. Click on the eBook title of your choice. Click PDF Full Text or EPUB Full Text to read your eBook.

American History in VideoAmerican History in Video
Award-winning documentaries, featuring dramatic reenactments and engaging analysis from prominent scholars and experts.

Ethnographic Video Online: Volume 1Ethnographic Video Online: Volume 1
Brings together a wide range of streaming video, written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over.

Art and Architecture in VideoArt and Architecture in Video
Over 500 hours of documentaries and interviews illustrating the theory and practice of a variety of art forms and providing the context necessary for critical analysis.

Business Education in VideoBusiness Education in Video
Features executive interviews, corporate training video, case studies, how-to features and documentary films that focus on all aspects of the global business environment.

Criminal Justice and Public Safety in VideoCriminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
See key concepts in action in the areas of criminal justice and public safety: investigation techniques, parole monitoring, victim counseling, forensic analysis, and more.

Current Affairs in VideoCurrent Affairs in Video
Award-winning films and documentaries emphasizing detailed analysis and discussion of the critical issues of the day.

Filmakers Library Online: Volume IFilmmakers Library Online
More than 1,000 high-quality, issue-based documentaries and independent films from around the world.

World History in VideoWorld History in Video
A rich survey of human history from the earliest civilizations to the fall of the Berlin Wall, with over 1,750 important, critically acclaimed documentaries from filmmakers worldwide.

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966World Newsreels Online
Captures full runs of many of the key international newsreels produced during the early twentieth century.