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

  • 18 May 2018
    ProQuest Platform Learn about searching the ProQuest platform. The next webinar is scheduled for May 18th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 23 May 2018
    Alexander Street Streaming Video This webinar will introduce streaming video collections from Alexander Street. The next webinar is scheduled for May 23rd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 May 2018
    ProQuest Health Resources Learn about ProQuest resources for research in health and medicine. The next webinar is scheduled for May 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 29 May 2018
    Springshare Solutions Overview of LibGuides and other Springshare tools to help you engage with your school community. The next webinar is scheduled for May 29th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 04 Jun 2018
    Gale Overview & GVRL General overview of Gale databases including GVRL. The next webinar is scheduled for June 4th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 05 Jun 2018
    ACM Digital Library Learn more about resources available from the Association for Computing Machinery. The next webinar is scheduled for June 5th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Jun 2018
    Visible Body Anatomy Products from Ovid This webinar will feature Visible Body interactive anatomy resources from Ovid. The next webinar is scheduled for June 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 18 Jun 2018
    Gale Health Including Interactive Anatomy Gale health databases and introduction to Interactive Anatomy product. The next webinar is scheduled for June 18th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 22 Jun 2018
    ProQuest Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for June 22nd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 27 Jun 2018
    Aclands, Bates & Nursing Full-Text Journals from Ovid Anatomy tools and research databases from Ovid. The next webinar is scheduled for June 27th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 09 Jul 2018
    Gale Business and Trade Resources Learn about how to locate business and trades information in Gale databases. The next webinar is scheduled for April 9th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 10 Jul 2018
    Credo Reference Look at parts of the Credo Reference platform: ebooks, mind maps, and linking capabilities. The next webinar is scheduled for July 10th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training #page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 11 Jul 2018
    CABI Resources Learn about CABI resources for tourism, veterinary medicine, nutrition, forest science, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for July 11th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/

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