Find E-Books, Articles, Databases by Subject, E-Journals and other online reference material through LIRN – Library Information and Resources Network
For use by all SIU Students, the Library Information and Resources Network (LIRN), contains a collection of library and information resource databases, providing access to scholarly resources including magazine and journal articles, newspapers, reference works, and eBooks.
LIRN can be accessed on and off any SIU University Campus. Enter your LIRN credentials assigned to you by your campus librarian. If you don’t have log-in information, contact your campus librarian.
Micheal McGuire, Tampa Campus/Online Learning firstname.lastname@example.org
John Sturm – Heidelberg Campus email@example.com
Beatriz Ovejero – Madrid Campus BOvejero@schiller.edu
Fabrizio Veneziano – Paris Campus firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY USE LIRN?
As opposed to other internet sources such as Wikipedia, you are assured that articles on LIRN have been peer reviewed for accurate content by people in the field of knowledge you are researching.
Tips for Evaluating Websites other than LIRN
Authority and accuracy: Who wrote the content? Are they an expert in their field? Is the information correct?
Purpose and content: What is the purpose of the Website? Is it subjective? (biased or opinionated), objective (factual), or mixed.
Currency: When was the website created? When was the website last updated?
Design, organization and ease of use: Is it difficult to us or navigate? How useful will it
Using LIRN will guarantee that you find accurate, academic resources! For more information, see Webliteracy for Student Fact Checkers…and other people who care about facts.
Do you need additional help navigating LIRN? Subscribe to the LIRN YouTube Channel for instructional videos. Below are links to specific videos that will help you in your coursework at SIU.
- Business Resources from LIRN
- Find online Books and Videos in Skillsoft Books
- Find Journal Articles in ProQuest Databases
- Database Language Settings and Translation Options
- LIRN’s Gale Silver Core: Starting Your Research
- ProQuest Databases from LIRN
- LIRN’s ProQuest Core: Starting Your Research
- Education Resources from LIRN
- Find Career Information in Ebook Central: Academic Complete
- Find In-Depth Research in ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global