The LINGUIST List is dedicated to providing information on language and language analysis, and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world. LINGUIST is a free resource, run by linguistics professors and graduate students, and supported primarily by your donations.
Library Easy Search is a good place to search for known items but not for beginning a research project as it does not search ALL Library databases. A better option is to search in subject-specific databases lists on Library guides.
To access Library electronic resources from off-campus, connect through the campus VPN. Follow the instructions on this page: http://techservices.illinois.edu/services/virtual-private-networking-vpn. Make sure to select TUNNEL ALL and not Split Tunnel.
Please note that when searching Google for scholarly materials from you personal computer, you will need to go through the VPN in order to access article and books.