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 Aug 2018
    HeinOnline and Fastcase Overview of primary sources and legal documents for government, history and legal programs. The next webinar is scheduled for August 8th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 09 Aug 2018
    Films on Demand from Infobase Overview of Films on Demand, other specialized video collections and internet resources. The next webinar is scheduled for August 9th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 10 Aug 2018
    ProQuest Central Core and standalone databases from ProQuest This webinar will feature new features, tools, and resources from ProQuest. The next webinar is scheduled for August 10th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Aug 2018
    Gale tiered Core options, plus bundles and standalone databases from Gale. This webinar will feature new features, tools, and resources from ProQuest. The next webinar is scheduled for August 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Aug 2018
    Credo Reference Look at parts of the Credo Reference platform: ebooks, mind maps, and linking capabilities and InfoLit Modules. The next webinar is scheduled for August 14th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 22 Aug 2018
    IEEE Xplore IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than four million full-text documents from some of the most highly-cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. The next webinar is scheduled for August 22nd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 12 Sep 2018
    NBC Learn NBC Learn is a resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media. The next webinar #is scheduled for September 12th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/

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