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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

  • 04 Dec 2018
    Ovid LWW Health Libraries Ovid presents its most specialized medical collections from LWW. The next webinar is scheduled for December 4th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 23 Jan 2019
    Ovid Visible Body, Aclands, and Bates products Ovid presents its most popular visual programs with Visible Body, Aclands, and Bates. The next webinar is scheduled for January 23rd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Jan 2019
    ProQuest Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for January 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 28 Jan 2019
    Gale Overview & GVRL General overview of Gale databases including GVRL. The next webinar is scheduled for January 28th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 29 Jan 2019
    Skillsoft Books Overview of online books and videos in business, IT and more. The next webinar is scheduled for January 29th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 07 Feb 2019
    Credo Reference Look at parts of the Credo Reference collection of eBooks and the InfoLit Modules. The next webinar is scheduled for February 7th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 08 Feb 2019
    ProQuest Ebook Central Learn about accessing digital books on the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform. The next webinar is scheduled for February 8th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 12 Feb 2019
    Infobase featuring Films on Demand Overview of Films on Demand, other specialized video collections and internet resources. The next webinar is scheduled for February 12th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Feb 2019
    Ovid Emcare, Nursing Full-text Journals Plus Ovid presents its most popular journal databases with Emcare, Nursing Full-text Journals Plus. The next webinar is scheduled for February 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 15 Feb 2019
    Emerald CASE Journals Emerald presents their CASE Journal product featuring case studies from across business programs. The next webinar is scheduled for February 15th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 19 Feb 2019
    3D4Medical Anatomy Products 3D4Medical presents their anatomy products. No advanced registration. The next webinar is scheduled for February 19th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the time of event at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 20 Feb 2019
    Alexander Street Streaming Video This webinar will introduce streaming video collections from Alexander Street. The next webinar is scheduled for February 20th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 21 Feb 2019
    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 February 21st at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 22 Feb 2019
    ProQuest Health Resources Learn about ProQuest resources for research in health and medicine. The next webinar is scheduled for February 22nd at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Feb 2019
    Gale Health Including Interactive Anatomy and Chemistry Gale health databases and introduction to Interactive Anatomy and Chemistry products. The next webinar is scheduled for February 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 26 Feb 2019
    HeinOnline and Fastcase Overview of primary sources and legal documents for government, history and legal programs. The next webinar is scheduled for February 26th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 28 Feb 2019
    CABI Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International Environmental Impact, Forest Science, Leisure Tourism, Nutrition and Food Science, VetMed Resources. The next webinar is scheduled for February 28th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 05 Mar 2019
    Skillsoft Books Overview of online books and videos in business, IT and more. The next webinar is scheduled for March 5th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 13 Mar 2019
    Ovid Joanna Briggs and LWW Health Libraries Ovid presents its most specialized medical collections from LWW. The next webinar is scheduled for March 13th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 25 Mar 2019
    Gale Business and Trade Resources Learn about how to locate business and trades information in Gale databases. The next webinar is scheduled for March 25th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 10 Apr 2019
    3D4Medical Anatomy Products 3D4Medical presents their anatomy products. No advanced registration. The next webinar is scheduled for April 10th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the time of event at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 17 Apr 2019
    Ovid Book Collections and LWW Health Libraries Ovid presents its most specialized medical collections from LWW. The next webinar is scheduled for April 17th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/
  • 26 Apr 2019
    ProQuest Higher Education & Scholarly Research ProQuest resources aimed at higher education and scholarly research. The next webinar is scheduled for April 26th at 2PM Eastern. Sign up at the LIRN Training page: https://www.lirn.net/training/

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