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Reference Website Basics

The Reference Department has a website that provides a wealth of information to researchers, students and net surfers. In addition to the Department Hours, check out the many links to other valuable information:


Choose a Database!
This part of the website provides access to the many search services available for students and faculty. The Alphabetical Database List gives you an A-Z listing of databases, while the Subject Database List categorizes them. Both lists indicate which databases include the full text of the articles. Trial Databases links you to those databases the Library is previewing for possible future purchase. The Vendor List provides a quick way of accessing a database if you already know which company supplies it.

  • Infotrac is available through the University network and includes: General Business File, Business and Company Resource Center, Expanded Academic Index, National Newspaper Index, and more.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe is useful for legal, medical and general information, as well as Federal and State case law and statutes.
  • ProQuest is for national newspapers and business databases such as ABI/Inform Global, Accounting & Tax Periodicals, PA Research (magazines and newspapers), LLBA, Ethnic NewsWatch, and GenderWatch.
  • Ebsco includes: Art Abstracts, CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health), ERIC, Criminal Justice Abstracts, International Political Science Abstracts, Information Science Abstracts, Medline, MLA, PsycINFO, SocINDEX, and more.
Ask in Reference for the Campus-Wide Databases guide with additional details.


Internet Links

  • Virtual Reference Collection (VRC) classifies Internet sites from Art to Subject Directories, and also links you to a variety of Internet search engines. Our VRC is worth checking out for full-text reference books and journals, career and employment sources, government, legal, and local interest sites, news sources, psychology, social sciences and science information.
  • Library Catalog gives you web access to our online catalog with search tips. (See Using LIUCat for details).
  • Online & Hardcopy Holdings is a listing of journals we own or have access to online.


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You may email us from the contact page. For help in navigating the Reference Homepage, please call us at (516) 299-2305, or come into Reference.

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