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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information Sciences 505: Information Organization and Access: Get Started

Introduces basic resources and concepts for assignments in IS 505.

Librarian's Office Hours


Fall 2021 Office Hours 

Online, by appointment only.


You can reach us any time via email at to schedule an appointment.

Getting Started: IS Specific

The IS Virtual Library Website is your portal to information in the discipline Information Sciences. The virtual library emphasizes both web-based and printed resources in the UI library. Includes Information Sciences Easy Search, for simultaneous searching of the three major IS article databases, along with other online resources.

IS Easy Search is a one-stop search tool for the University's print collections, major online resources in IS, and selected open access web content. It's good for searching by topic.

For more detailed information on different IS databases, as well as best searching practices, check out the Basic Search Tools for Information Sciences Research LibGuide:

Getting Started: UIUC Library Gateway

IS research doesn't have to be limited to the resources in the IS Virtual Library! The Library Gateway brings together many tools for information seekers that can be useful in your IS research, including:

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