Welcome! We are providing this site to assist you in exploring library resources on your topic. Our library is one of the largest in the United States and it can be very intimidating. We will try to make things a little easier for you, but you have to ask questions. It takes patience, curiosity, and a sense of adventure to use our resources and facilities so think of this page as a road map for your travels with us.
Library Gateway - One stop shopping for everything "Library" including the Easy Search engine, hours, locations, people, and more. The Easy Search engine is the place you might want to start your exploration. In addition to the Multi-Subject search, you may want to try the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and International and Area Studies searches since they generally search different databases.
Online catalog - The Library has over 14 million items in its collection. Use the catalog to discover what is available and where to find it. In addition to the library collection on campus, you can search for books throughout the State of Illinois. Be sure you have set up your account.
Online Journals and Databases - The entire list of electronic resources purchased by the University Library for you to use.
Article and Journal Locator - Have a specific resource you are trying to find electronically? Enter your information here to discover whether the Library has it available.