The Library Information and Resources Network (LIRN), contains a collection of library and information resource databases, which provide access to scholarly resources including magazine and journal articles, newspapers, reference works, and eBooks.
WHY USE LIRN?
As opposed to other internet sources such as Wikipedia, you are assured that articles on LIRN have been 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 Web site?Is is subjective? (biased or opinionated), objective (factual), or mixed.
Currency: When was the website created? When was it last updated?
Design, organization and ease of use: Is it difficult to us or navigate? How useful will it be?
If you use LIRN you are guaranteed to find accurate academic resources!
LIRN Can be accessed from home or from school. Visit LIRN’s homepage at . Click the link at the top called: Login.
Enter your LIRN patron identification number.
WHAT IS MY PATRON IDENTIFICATION NUMBER?
Only current Coyne students and Coyne graduates can access LIRN's databases for research. Please contact the Resource Center to learn the ID number needed to login.
From there you can access the available databases per your school's subscription. Print out articles or save pdf files to a flash drive. You can even email articles to yourself.
HELP WITH LIRN
Do you need additional help navigating LIRN? Then click the LIRN Tutorial, an interactive presentation that you click through to learn how to navigate the LIRN database.
You may also contact the Resource Center librarian for a LIRN Workshop. Visit the Workshop page for more information.