By Richard Brhel
Associate Director of Student Knowledge Resources
Time is a premium for all students and finding up-to-date, valid and relevant information to enhance learning beyond standard course materials (like textbooks and lectures) can be challenging and time consuming. Fortunately, Chancellor University and its Library and Students Services staff are here to help.
Beginning in fall 2012, Chancellor University joined the Library and Information Resources Network (LIRN), a virtual consortium of educational institutions that share access to information resources. Through LIRN students, faculty and staff have access to millions of peer-reviewed and full-text journal, magazine and newspaper articles as well as e-books, podcasts and audio and video resources from publishers and database suppliers such as Gale Cengage, ProQuest, CREDO Reference and eLibrary. In addition to our LIRN databases, the CU Library subscribes directly to specialized databases such as Hoover’s and LexisNexis Academic which contain business and legal information.
So, how do students access these amazing resources?
Luckily, logging in to all CU Library databases is a breeze once you know your student ID number, which is a 10-digit number that all students receive at the beginning of each term. To log in, visit the CU Library Articles / Databases page
, select any database and enter your last name as the username and your ID number as the password.
In addition to helping you access information, we are here assist you in developing the skills you need to understand where to find the best information sources, evaluate information critically and use it effectively. Developing these skills will not only save you time as a student but will benefit you in your career as well.
For assistance with the LIRN, please visit our Ask the Librarian
page to contact CU Library staff, or log in to KnowItNow
for library reference assistance 24/7 through live chat.