Database Searches

The databases below are available on campus. If you have any questions about what is available or how research is done, please contact the library at (208) 535-5312, (208) 535-5349 or by email at We'll be glad to help!

Digital Library of Idaho (DLoI)

The Digital Library of Idaho is a collection of digital libraries from across the state of Idaho, providing access points to the varied historical images, documents, and other media available to the public.

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Directory of Open Access Journals (DOOAJ)

DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.

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Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

DPLA offers access to millions of images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.

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The database includes the following: MasterFile Premiere, Vocational and Career Collection, CINAHL,  Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Computer Source, ERIC, Health Source, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Newspaper Source, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, TOPICsearch, and others.

Note: to access EBSCO off-campus, please use your CEI username and password (, followed by password).

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A digital library for scholars, researchers, and students.

Note: to access JSTOR off-campus, please use your CEI username and password (, followed by password).

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The tools available at are brought to you by the Idaho Commission for Libraries and made possible with funding from the State of Idaho. Additional support comes from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Mountain West Digital Library

A central search portal for digital collections about the Mountain West region.

The Mountain West Digital Library provides free access to over 1,000,000 resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, historical societies, and government agencies, counties, and municipalities in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Hawaii, Wyoming, and other parts of the U.S. West.

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ProQuest contains some open-access materials, including all their theses and dissertations. Other materials may also be freely available, but not all. Please note that CEI does not pay for ProQuest and therefore much of what is contained in ProQuest will not be available to CEI patrons. 

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National Library of Medicine's search service provides access to more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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