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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

  • 17 Feb 2017
    Gale Resources for Business This Gale webinar will focus on resources and tools for business research. The next webinar is scheduled for February 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 24 Feb 2017
    Skillsoft Books 24x7 Business Solutions Demo This webinar with feature business resources available to you through LIRN and Skillsoft. The next webinar is scheduled for February 24th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 07 Mar 2017
    ProQuest Central as a General Reference Tool This ProQuest webinar will show how to start your research with ProQuest Central. The next webinar is scheduled for March 7th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 09 Mar 2017
    Ebrary: Downloading Chapters and Entire Books This ProQuest webinar will show how to download digital books in Ebrary. The next webinar is scheduled for March 9th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Mar 2017
    Visible Body Overview This webinar will demonstrate Visible Body anatomy resources from Ovid.. The next webinar is scheduled for March 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 14 Mar 2017
    Films on Demand from Infobase This webinar will introduce the resources available from Films on Demand. The next webinar is scheduled for March 14th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Mar 2017
    Gale Resources for Trades This Gale webinar will focus on resources and tools to support students in specific trade programs. The next webinar is scheduled for March 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 20 Mar 2017
    NBC Learn Streaming Video This webinar will introduce original and archival video content available from NBC Learn. The next webinar is scheduled for March 20th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 24 Mar 2017
    Gale Usage Statistics This Gale webinar will help you access reports on database usage for your school. The next webinar is scheduled for March 24th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 29 Mar 2017
    Skillsoft Books 24x7 IT Solutions Demo This webinar with feature information technology resources available to you through LIRN and Skillsoft. The next webinar is scheduled for March 29th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 31 Mar 2017
    Alexander Street Streaming Video This webinar will demonstrate streaming video resources available from Alexander Street with a focus on health and medicine. The next webinar is scheduled for March 31st at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 03 Apr 2017
    Aclands Anatomy, Bates, & Nursing Journals from Ovid This Ovid Wolters Kluwer webinar will introduce Aclands Video Atlas of Human Anatomy, Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination, and Ovid Nursing Journals Full Text Plus. The next webinar is scheduled for April 3rd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 06 Apr 2017
    ProQuest Business Resources and Search Tips This ProQuest webinar will feature business databases and search strategies. The next webinar is scheduled for April 6th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 24 Apr 2017
    NBC Learn Streaming Video This webinar will introduce original and archival video content available from NBC Learn. The next webinar is scheduled for April 24th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Apr 2017
    ProQuest for Higher Education and Scholarly Research This ProQuest webinar will feature resources aimed at higher education and scholarly research. The next webinar is scheduled for April 25th at 3PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 11 May 2017
    Go Global with ProQuest Resources This ProQuest webinar will explore resources for global research. The next webinar is scheduled for May 11th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: http://www.lirn.net/training/

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