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

  • 08 Jan 2018
    Gale Virtual Reference Library Use GVRL as a research starting point. The next webinar is scheduled for January 8th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 12 Jan 2018
    ProQuest Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for January 12th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 16 Jan 2018
    AtoZ Databases Learn about using AtoZ Databases for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for January 16th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Jan 2018
    Springshare Solutions Overview of LibGuides and other Springshare tools to help you engage with your school community. The next webinar is scheduled for January 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 24 Jan 2017
    Visible Body Anatomy Products from Ovid This webinar will feature Visible Body interactive anatomy resources from Ovid. The next webinar is scheduled for January 24th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 29 Jan 2018
    Alexander Street Streaming Video This webinar will introduce streaming video collections from Alexander Street. The next webinar is scheduled for January 29th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 02 Feb 2018
    ProQuest Platform Learn about searching the ProQuest platform. The next webinar is scheduled for February 2nd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 07 Feb 2018
    Films on Demand from Infobase Streaming video to support nursing and allied health students. The next webinar is scheduled for February 7th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Feb 2018
    Aclands, Bates & Nursing Full-Text Journals from Ovid Anatomy tools and research databases from Ovid. The next webinar is scheduled for February 14th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 15 Feb 2018
    Credo Reference Look at parts of the Credo Reference platform: ebooks, mind maps, and linking capabilities. The next webinar is scheduled for February 15th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 20 Feb 2018
    AtoZ Databases Learn about using AtoZ Databases for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for February 20th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 23 Feb 2018
    ProQuest Health Resources Learn about ProQuest resources for research in health and medicine. The next webinar is scheduled for February 23rd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 27 Feb 2018
    Springshare Solutions Overview of LibGuides and other Springshare tools to help you engage with your school community. The next webinar is scheduled for February 27th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 05 Mar 2018
    Gale Health Resources Content and tools to support nursing and allied health students. The next webinar is scheduled for March 5th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 09 Mar 2018
    ProQuest Business Sources Learn about how to locate business information in ProQuest databases. The next webinar is scheduled for March 9th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 12 Mar 2018
    Alexander Street Medical Video Collections Streaming video to support nursing and allied health students. The next webinar is scheduled for March 12th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Mar 2018
    Ovid Lippincott Advisor, Joanna Briggs, and Embase Index health resources from LIRN for 2017-2018 This webinar will feature Ovid nursing and allied health resources available from LIRN. The next webinar is scheduled for March 14th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 19 Mar 2018
    Gale Researcher Help students discover authoritative content with Gale Researcher. The next webinar is scheduled for March 19th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 02 Apr 2018
    Gale Business Resources Learn about how to locate business information in Gale databases. The next webinar is scheduled for April 2nd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Apr 2018
    ProQuest Higher Education & Scholarly Research ProQuest resources aimed at higher education and scholarly research. The next webinar is scheduled for April 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Apr 2018
    Springshare Solutions Overview of LibGuides and other Springshare tools to help you engage with your school community. The next webinar is scheduled for April 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 20 Apr 2018
    ProQuest Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for April 20th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 23 Apr 2018
    Gale Resources for Trades Resources to support students in trade programs. The next webinar is scheduled for April 23rd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 07 May 2018
    Gale Usage Portal Learn how to access usage statistics for your Gale subscriptions. The next webinar is scheduled for May 7th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/

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