The Library and Information Resources Network, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation formed in 1996, is a consortium of educational institutions that have joined together to share access to information resources.

LIRN® members enjoy the benefits of group purchasing, a centrally managed authentication gateway, on and off campus access for their students, as well as hosted proxy services, a powerful federated search solution, and our new consortium librarian service.

The LIRN® collection provides students with millions of peer-reviewed and full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, e-books, podcasts, audio, and video resources to support their academic studies from ProQuest, Gale Cengage, EBSCO, eLibrary, Books24x7, and more, covering topics for General Education, Business, and Medical programs.

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News & Announcements

  • 20 Sep 2018
    Skillsoft Books Overview of online books and videos in business, IT and more. The next webinar is scheduled for September 20th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 21 Sep 2018
    ProQuest Platform Learn about searching the ProQuest platform. The next webinar is scheduled for September 21st at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Sep 2018
    ACM Association for Computing Machinery The ACM Digital Library comprehensive database of full-text articles and bibliographic literature covering computing and information technology. The next webinar is scheduled for September 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 01 Oct 2018
    Science Direct eBooks Science Direct offers collections from Elsevier eBooks to be used with postsecondary science programs. The next webinar is scheduled for October 1st at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 02 Oct 2018
    HeinOnline and Fastcase Overview of primary sources and legal documents for government, history and legal programs. The next webinar is scheduled for October 2nd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 04 Oct 2018
    LIRN Annual Members Meeting LIRN Annual Members Meeting webinar October 4th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up with this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/112966416936518157?source=news
  • 05 Oct 2018
    ProQuest Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for October 5th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 09 Oct 2018
    Ovid Emcare, Nursing Full-text Journals, and LWW Health and Nursing Journals Ovid presents its most popular journal databases with Emcare, Nursing Full-text Journals, and LWW Health and Nursing Journals. The next webinar is scheduled for October 9th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 12 Oct 2018
    ProQuest Health Resources Learn about ProQuest resources for research in health and medicine. The next webinar is scheduled for October 12th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 15 Oct 2018
    Gale Health Including Interactive Anatomy Gale health databases and introduction to Interactive Anatomy product. The next webinar is scheduled for October 15th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 16 Oct 2018
    BoardVitals BoardVitals question bank activities are loaded with detailed explanations, reference materials, and evidence-based rationales to make learning and preparation more effective. The next webinar is scheduled for October 16th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 19 Oct 2018
    Alexander Street Streaming Video This webinar will introduce streaming video collections from Alexander Street. The next webinar is scheduled for October 19th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 08 Oct 2018
    E-Resources and Films on Demand from InfoBase E-resources and streaming video to support subjects across the curriculum. The next webinar is scheduled for October 22nd at 11AM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 23 Oct 2018
    Skillsoft Books Overview of online books and videos in business, IT and more. The next webinar is scheduled for October 23rd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Oct 2018
    CABI Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International Environmental Impact, Forest Science, Leisure Tourism, Nutrition and Food Science, VetMed Resources. The next webinar is scheduled for October 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 26 Oct 2018
    ProQuest Business Sources Learn about how to locate business information in ProQuest databases. The next webinar is scheduled for October 26th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 30 Oct 2018
    Ovid Book Collections 5 Minute Consult, Made Incredibly Easy, and Doodys Ovid presents its most popular eBook collections with 5 Minute Consult, Made Incredibly Easy, and and Doodys. The next webinar is scheduled for October 30th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 09 Nov 2018
    ProQuest Higher Education & Scholarly Research ProQuest resources aimed at higher education and scholarly research. The next webinar is scheduled for November 9th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Nov 2018
    Gale Business and Trade Resources Learn about how to locate business and trades information in Gale databases. The next webinar is scheduled for November 14th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 04 Dec 2018
    Ovid LWW Health Libraries Ovid presents its most specialized medical collections from LWW. The next webinar is scheduled for December 4th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/

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