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Database Downtime

The following library databases will be inaccessible starting at 9:00 PM, Saturday July 24th until 7 AM, Sunday July 25th. These products will be under maintenance at this time. The following databases are effected:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Coronavirus Research Database
  • Criminal Justice Database
  • Literature Online
  • Los Angeles Times
  • New York Times
  • Nursing and Allied Health Database
  • Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune
  • Historical Newspapers: The New York Times
  • SIRS Issues Researcher
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • U.S. Major Dailies
  • History Study Center

If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

***NEW LIBRARY DATABASE** Reference Solutions Premium Plus

The library has another new database, Reference Solutions Premium Plus. Please find the access URL below:

Access URL:,shib&custid=s8876422&groupid=main&site=refusa

Formerly known as ReferenceUSA, Reference Solutions by Data Axle is the leading source for business and residential data in the United States. It helps users of all kinds search for jobs, research U.S. businesses, create marketing and small business plans, locate specific people and more.

If you have any questions on how to use this database, please ask a librarian.

***NEW LIBRARY DATABASE*** New York Times Site Pass

The library has a new resource, the New York Times Site Pass. To access this resource, please use the URL below:

Access URL:

1.After you authenticate (if off-campus), you will be prompted to create an individual user login.

2. When creating an individual user account, use your Moraine Valley email address.

3. After you create an individual account, you can now use that login to access the New York Times website and the New York Times App (Google Play, Apple Store) with the individual account you created.

4. Enjoy reading!!

Also note initial account creation requires the Access URL above and that this resource is limited to our students, staff, and faculty.

This resource can also be found on the database page and the news page.   If you have questions or need assistance, please ask a librarian.


The library now has access to EDZTER. EDZTER is a digital magazine database which holds over 5000+ digital magazines both foreign and domestic. Experience a digital reading library that offers students and faculty unlimited access to thousands of magazines, newspapers and journals across 40+ categories and 60+ languages. Patrons can enjoy access by desktop or through apps in the Google Play or Apple Store.

  1. Download the app on the Google Play or Apple Store.
  2. Once installed, click on “do you have an access code?”
  3. Provide your Moraine Valley email address and press submit
  4. You will be sent at 4-digit OTP code sent to your Moraine Valley email address. Enter that 4-digit code into the app and press submit
  5. You will then be presented a screen to “redeem your access code”. Enter the following access code:  MVCCLUSEDZTER and press submit
  6. Enjoy Reading!!!

EDZTER is accessible through this direct link and the database page.

Please contact the Library if you have questions or need support. 

ScienceDirect ***NEW LIBRARY DATABASE***

The library now has access to ScienceDirect, one of the largest, highly-regarded, full-text online and comprehensive science databases. ScienceDirect is split into three main sections: Health & Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Social & Behavioral Sciences. ScienceDirect hosts over 16 million articles and over 3500+ journals covering engineering, chemistry, earth & planetary, medicine, agriculture, and more!

ScienceDirect is accessible through this direct link, the library’s database page and the library catalog.

EBSCO Database Error *** RESOLVED**

The Ebsco database is”officially” resolved, as confirmation was received from vendor. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.


Patrons are currently experiencing off-campus access issues for our EBSCO Databases. The library is currently working with the vendor to solve this issue. This post will updated as new information comes available. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

EBSCO Databases Degraded Performance — RESOLVED

The issues have been resolved. All services are now working normally. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.


We have received reports of an issue with Latency and Service Unavailable Error with our EBSCOhost Research Databases, Full Text Finder and EBSCO eBooks collections.  Users noticed slow access or no access to these services whether you are on or off-campus. The Moraine Valley library is currently working with EBSCO to resolve these issues. This post will be updated with new information as we get it. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

Database Downtime

The following databases will be inaccessible on Saturday, January 30th from 9PM until Sunday January 31st at 6AM. This is because these databases will be undergoing maintenance. The following databases will be effected:

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Tribune Historical
  • New York Times
  • New York Times Historical
  • US Major Dailies
  • Nursing and Allied Health
  • Washington Post
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Criminal Justice Periodical Index
  • History Study Center

This is may also affect our Alexander Street Press databases but this is unclear at this time. If you have any questions please ask a librarian.

EBSCO Database Outage — RESOLVED

The issue has been resolved. EBSCO databases are now working normally again. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.


One of our vendors, EBSCO, provides the library with database subscriptions. Currently, our EBSCO databases are experiencing intermittent access issues. Users are experiencing slow response times or timeouts. In some instances, users are unable to access these databases at all. The following databases are effected:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Academic Search Ultimate
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information
  • American Antiquarian Archives
  • American Heritage Children’s Dictionary
  • APA PsycArticles
  • Associated Press Streaming Video
  • Audiobook Collection
  • Business and Economics Streaming Video Collection
  • Business Source Elite
  • Business Source Premier
  • Business Source Ultimate
  • CINAHL with Full Text
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Consumer Health Complete – EBSCOhost
  • Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection
  • eBook Academic Collection (EBSCOhost)
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
  • E-Journals
  • ERIC
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • GreenFILE
  • Health Source – Consumer Edition
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts
  • MAS Reference ebook Collection
  • MAS Ultra – School Edition
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • MasterFILE Reference ebook Collection
  • Military & Government Collection
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • Primary Search Reference ebook Collection
  • Profesional Development Collection
  • Regional Business News
  • SOCindex
  • SOCindex with Full Text
  • Topic Overviews K-5

This post will be updated as new information arrives or when this issue is resolved. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.

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