Research Tools and Help

Online Learning Resources

DULA Library offers Students & Faculty the LIRN online databases allowing each library patron to have access to a variety of e-books, full-text articles, and periodical publications, journals, and newspapers. LIRN is available 24/7 though internet access, allowing students and faculty access according to their schedule. The library patrons are able to access the LIRN databases ( directly and they can have their LIRN access crenditials at the library reference desk. Through the LIRN online collections, students and faculty have access to database vendors such as ProQuest, GALE, and EBSCOhost. Each vendor has numerous databases that can be searched by subject or search individual databases like the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for reference information. DULA researchers can search for reference materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs as well as full-text articles from journals, e-books, newspapers and magazines across multidisciplinary subjects.



To access your LIRN databases, go to:

Please have your Username and Password at the library reference desk.

URL, Username, and Passwords are case sensitive.


This is an Institutional-level login. Note that on the LIRN Portal, there is a search box that allows you to directly query across vendors using federated search service, LIRN Search. The default view is the Subject view. You can change this view during your current session by clicking on one of the other tabs (alphabetical, simple, vendor).


ProQuest Core is composed of:

  • ProQuest Central - 57 multidisciplinary databses
  • Ebook Central: Academic Complete - 145,000+ ebooks
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - 2500+ ebooks
  • Statista - a source for infographics and statistics



Our Librarian has composed several YouTube Videos that you might find useful. 

Of particular interest:


If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]


Reference Manager Software: Mendeley

With the Mendeley Reference Manager, you can easily organize and search your personal library, annotate documents and cite as you write.


Open Access Resources

Search alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Anatomy & Physiology
Clinical Trials & Case Studies
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Evidence Informed Practice/Evidence-Based Medicine
Herbal Medicine& Pharmacology
Practice Management
Reference Sources


WorldCat is an online network of library holdings, providing access to the collections of libraries from all over the world. It enables the search and discovery of relevant records and locates resources, offering a comprehensive list of books, journals, recordings and other materials found in academic, public, specialized, corporate and school libraries around the globe.
Search WorldCat for items not available through DULA Library. Items found in WorldCat may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Certain fees may apply, please see library staff for more information and assistance searching WorldCat.

Instructional Resources for Faculty

Instructional Resources for Faculty