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.

Read more about LIRN® and our products and services and how we can help you meet your institution's accreditation requirements in our downloadable information files.

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News & Announcements

  • 20 Jul 2017
    What do you value about LIRN today? What would you like to see from us in the future? Please take a moment and tell us in this short survey: http://survey.newkind.com/r/9nqLbQfI.
  • 17 Aug 2017
    Credo Reference Look at parts of the Credo Reference platform: ebooks, mind maps, and linking capabilities. The next webinar is scheduled for August 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 21 Aug 2017
    ProQuest Platform Learn about searching for articles and more in ProQuest databases. The next webinar is scheduled for August 21st at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 06 Sep 2017
    LIRN Office Hours Database Q&A, LIRN Librarian Service, First Year Experience Best Practices. This webinar is scheduled for September 6th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 08 Sep 2017
    Introduction to AtoZ Databases Learn about using AtoZ Databases for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for September 8th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 12 Sep 2017
    CABI Resources Learn about CABI resources for tourism, veterinary medicine, nutrition, forest science, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for September 12th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Sep 2017
    Credo Reference Look at parts of the Credo Reference platform: ebooks, mind maps, and linking capabilities. The next webinar is scheduled for September 14th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Sep 2017
    ProQuest Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for September 14th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 15 Sep 2017
    Gale Virtual Reference Library This Gale webinar will focus on research with digital reference books in GVRL. The next webinar is scheduled for September 15th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 19 Sep 2017
    Visible Body Anatomy Products from Ovid This webinar will feature Visible Body interactive anatomy resources from Ovid. The next webinar is scheduled for September 19th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 20 Sep 2017
    Alexander Street Streaming Video This webinar will introduce streaming video collections from Alexander Street. 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 2017
    Skillsoft Books Overview of online books and videos in business, IT and more. The next webinar is scheduled for September 21st at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 22 Sep 2017
    IEEE/IET Electronic Library Learn about IEEE resources for communications, computing, electrical engineering, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for September 22nd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 29 Sep 2017
    LIRN Office Hours Database Q&A, Database Usage Statistics, Faculty Collaboration Best Practices. This webinar is scheduled for September 29th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 02 Oct 2017
    ProQuest Health Resources Learn about ProQuest resources for research in health and medicine. 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 2017
    Streaming Video from NBC Learn Learn about streaming video from NBC Learn. The next webinar is scheduled for October 4th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Oct 2017
    LIRN Special Event Using Research: Medical Advances During Wartime. This webinar is scheduled for October 13th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 16 Oct 2017
    Gale Health Resources Content and tools to support nursing and allied health students. The next webinar is scheduled for October 16th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Oct 2017
    Films on Demand from Infobase Streaming video to support nursing and allied health students. The next webinar is scheduled for October 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 18 Oct 2017
    Alexander Street Medical Video Collections Streaming video to support nursing and allied health students. The next webinar is scheduled for October 18th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 19 Oct 2017
    Aclands, Bates & Nursing Full-Text Journals from Ovid Anatomy tools and research databases from Ovid. The next webinar is scheduled for October 19th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Oct 2017
    ProQuest Business Sources Learn about how to locate business information in ProQuest databases. The next webinar is scheduled for October 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 27 Oct 2017
    Gale Business Resources Learn about how to locate business information in Gale databases. The next webinar is scheduled for October 27th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 30 Oct 2017
    AtoZ Databases Learn about using AtoZ Databases for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more. The next webinar is scheduled for October 30th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 07 Nov 2017
    ProQuest Higher Education & Scholarly Research ProQuest resources aimed at higher education and scholarly research. The next webinar is scheduled for November 7th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 08 Nov 2017
    Credo Reference Look at parts of the Credo Reference platform: ebooks, mind maps, and linking capabilities. The next webinar is scheduled for November 8th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 09 Nov 2017
    LIRN Special Event A Deep Dive into Your Career: Research It! This webinar is scheduled for November 9th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Nov 2017
    Gale Resources for Trades Resources to support students in trade programs. The next webinar is scheduled for November 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 16 Nov 2017
    Skillsoft Books Overview of online books and videos in business, IT and more. The next webinar is scheduled for November 16th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 28 Nov 2017
    LIRN Office Hours Database Q&A, Talk about IPEDS, Surveying Your Stakeholders. This webinar is scheduled for November 28th at 1PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/

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