Monthly Archives: February 2019

Database of the week!!!

Great for business, criminal justice, and political science majors:

Nexis Uni, the successor of LexisNexis Academic, provides full-text access to over 15,000 news, business, and legal sources. The news coverage includes deep archives and up-to-the-minute stories in national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language news services. Use the Company Dossier module to retrieve detailed company information and financial performance measures or identify and compare companies matching specific criteria. This product also provides access to the Shepard’s Citations service for all federal and state court cases 1789-present.

Research guide of the week!!

Need some help in College Writing? There’s a research guide for that! From narrowing down topic ideas to finding sources, this guide can get you started.

ALSO….Use the Summon search results to find additional or alternate KEY WORDS to use in your searches. For example, if you search “African-American” AND “Chicago” AND “Poverty” and you look at one of the articles that comes up, suggested subject terms are revealed when you click preview.

If you need additional research help, don’t hesitate to chat or make an appointment!


If you are searching for an article using Summon, and the full text isn’t available for you, you can request the article through interlibrary loan. Most articles that are from sources we have access to will say “Full Text Online” and send you to the journal where you can easily find a link to the pdf version. However, if under the article title and details it says “Citation Online”, you can click the TITLE of the article, click REQUEST, and on the right hand side click REQUEST VIA INTERLIBRARY LOAN. See the figure below for the visual. As always, don’t hesitate to contact the Library Research department if you need additional research help via chat or an appointment.

Database of the Week!!!

If you need a specific database catered towards the wonderful world of all things nursing, look no further than CINAHL Complete. Located under the C’s in the “Databases A-Z” link on the library homepage, this database offers a comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters. If you need additional research help, don’t hesitate to chat with us or make an appointment!

Journal Club

Are you a biology major currently taking Journal Club? Need help finding an article to present or topics to prepare for senior thesis? Take a peek at our research guides that offer constantly updated articles from the best biology journals. Along with article recommendations, there are resources on primary versus review articles and citations. While you’re there, check out the other research guides offered on various courses that the library has to offer! If you need additional research help, don’t hesitate to chat with us or make an appointment!


Biology Journal Club

Microbiology Journal Club

Genetics Journal Club

Ecology Journal Club

DVD Rentals!


If you are in need of a dvd to watch, either for fun or for class, besides our Fly-By Videos you can rent movies that aren’t at our library through I-Share. I-Share is a way to exchange materials with libraries throughout the state and all it takes is…


  1. Click Log In at the top right corner
  2. Choose Lewis University in the drop-down menu
  3. Enter 24311 and then your Lewis ID number where it says barcode
  4. Enter your last name
  5. Begin searching for books or movies!


When you request the book, you can choose your pickup location as Lewis library circulation desk and you will be emailed when it has arrived. It usually takes 3-4 days to get the items. For more information, look HERE!