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This guide offers some specialized resources and databases meant to help you with your research.

Renew Your Items

Renew your items from the comfort of your own computer. 

Your username: your last name
Your password: "lr" plus your ID card number omitting any leading zeros
Example: if your ID number is 000654321, your password/barcode would be -- lr654321

Search the LR Catalog for Books, Ebooks, DVDs and More

Library Catalog

Search the online catalog for books, DVDs, e-books, audio books, etc.

 When searching the library catalog, use more general search terms than you would when searching a database of journal articles.  for example, do a SUBJECT search on English to see the many subjects and entries listed under each.

When you find an item that looks useful, check the subject headings - you can click on them to see similar items.  Also, it may be useful to click on the call number in the record. This allows you to virtually browse the titles as though you were standing in the stacks, except you'll also see any e-books in the collection. 

Reference Databases

Gale Virtual Reference Library -- Search the content of over 30 specialized online encyclopedias.

Literary Reference Center -- Search the literary glossary, browse authors, and find plot summaries, synopses, overviews, and criticisms.

Literature Resource Center -- Find articles on literary topics, authors, and their works. Coverage includes all genres, all time periods and all regions of the world.