Using LIRN®

Andrew Anderson

Library and Information Resources Network, Inc.

Acessing LIRN®

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

—Laozi

Acessing LIRN®

Open your web browser, and type www.lirn.net into the address box.

Acessing LIRN®

Next, select Databases from the navigation bar at the top of the page.

Acessing LIRN®

In the highlighted box, enter the LIRN® access code as supplied by your librarian or faculty advisor, then click the Submit button.

Acessing LIRN®

The LIRN® gateway page will be displayed, with a list of available resources.

Using LIRNSearch®

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.

—Jimmy Buffet

Using LIRNSearch®

LIRNSearch® allows you to search for content from all databases to which your campus is subscribed.

For simple keyword searches, enter your search term in the highlighted box and click the the search icon.

For more search options, follow the Advanced Search link.

Using LIRNSearch®

Here is an example of an Advanced Search:

  • Type pixel in the search box.
  • Next, select Subject in the select box to the right.
  • Under Search Sources below, select Computers
  • Click Go

Using LIRNSearch®

As the queries complete, the results will begin populating the page. On the left of the page, you will be able to control how the results are displayed, as well as apply filters to the results.

When you find an article you wish to read, simply click on the title to view the complete full text or abstract.

Using LIRNSearch®

A new window will open, displaying the selected article.

Using LIRNSearch®

When you are finished viewing the article, simply close the new browser window to return to the LIRNSearch® window. Then use the Logoff link to return to the LIRN® gateway page.

Using Gale InfoTrac

On life's vast ocean diversly we sail. Reasons the card, but passion the gale.

—Alexander Pope

Using Gale InfoTrac

From the gateway screen, click the Connect to Gale InfoTrac button.

Using Gale InfoTrac

InfoTrac is a full-text digital archive containing hundreds of thousands of academic journals, magazines, and other media.

This is the main Gale common menu page, with a list of databases available.

Using Gale InfoTrac

From the Gale common menu screen, scroll down through the collection to Computer Database and select it.

Using Gale InfoTrac

This is the search page for Computer Database. Below the main search box are options that allow you to choose only documents available in full text, as well as document with images, and documents that have been peer-reviewed. To search:

  • Type pixel into the search box.
  • Click the Search Icon.

Using Gale InfoTrac

A list of articles will be returned. Options to limit your search can be found on the left column of the screen. Click on the title of the article to view its content.

Using Gale InfoTrac

Once you have found an article, you have several choices. You can:

  • Read the article online.
  • Print the article.
  • Email the article to yourself or a friend.

Using ProQuest

The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.

—Emile M. Cioran

Using ProQuest

From the gateway screen, click the Connect to ProQuest button.

Using ProQuest

ProQuest is a massive full-text digital archive of newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and other media. Which databases are available will depend on your institution's subscription. Check with your librarian or faculty advisor for details about your campus' collection.

You can use the checkboxes Below the main search box to limit your search to full text, peer reviewed or scholarly journals.

To limit by subject area, choose a subject from the list below the search box.

Using ProQuest

To Search:

  • Type new york times into the search box.
  • Check the Full text checkbox.
  • Click the Search Icon.

Using ProQuest

A list of articles will be displayed. At the bottom of each record, the available formats are listed. In this case, the article contains a citation/abstract, and both full text and PDF formats. In the right column, there are tools to limit your search results. Click on the title to view the article.

Using ProQuest

Once you find an article, you have several choices. You can:

  • Read the article online.
  • Print the article.
  • Email the article to yourself or to a friend.

Using eLibrary

A library is not a luxury, but one of the necessities of life.

—Henry Ward Beecher

Using eLibrary

From the gateway screen, click the Connect to eLibrary button.

Using eLibrary

eLibrary is a collection of periodicals, reference material, maps, pictures, newspapers, and other media.

Below the search box, you have the option to select the format of the media for which you are searching, or you can search through all formats. To search:

  • Type pixel into the search box.
  • Click Search.

Using eLibrary

The results page will be displayed, with options to organize the results on the left column. Click on the title of an article to read it.

Using eLibrary

Here is a view of an article. Above the aritcle are options for emailing, printing, citing, or sharing the article.

Using Books in Print

You cannot open a book without learning something.

—Confucius

Using Books in Print

From the gateway screen, click the Connect to Books in Print button.

Using Books in Print

Bowker's Books in Print Professional is a reference used in locaing books and publications by title, author, and publisher. It is not the full-text publication itself, but merely the information on where to locate the book or publication. To find a book:

  • Type pixel into the search box.
  • Click Search.

Using Books in Print

A list of books containing the keyword pixel in the title will be displayed, along with the author, publication date, number of editions in print, and available formats.

Click on the title of the book for more information.

Using Books in Print

More detailed information about the book is displayed including ISBN, format, publisher, availability, print status, LC number, and language.

Using RCL

I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.

—Groucho Marx

Using RCL

From the gateway screen, click the Connect to Resources for College Libraries (RCL) button.

Using RCL

Resources for College Libraries is a reference used in locating books and publications related to a specific classification by title, author and publisher. It is not the full-text publication itself, but merely the information on where to locate the book or publication. To find a book:

  • Type pixel into the search box.
  • Click Search.

Using RCL

A list of books containing the keyword pixel will be displayed. Below each entry is key information about the book, such as author, publisher, ISBN, and date of publication.

Click on the title of the book for more information.

Using RCL

More detailed information about the book is displayed, including a synopsis at the bottom of the record. Above the record are links to download, print, and email the record, as well as options to help you find where to obtain the book.

Thank you for using LIRN®

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