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Brookens Library offers library resources to both on campus and off campus students who are pursuing academic research and personal leisure activities. The library offers more than 500,000 volumes, and 2000 DVDs/CDs as well as more than 150 electronic research databases, and Research Guides for academic research. Also, the library offers more than 100 computers for on campus students who are conducting academic research and other personal and scholarly projects.

Books, Journals, and More

Books & Media -- Listing over 500,000 items, this is your first place to search for books owned by Brookens Library.

I-Share catalog -- The consortial catalog of over 70 academic Illinois libraries, this is your second place to search for books.

Quick Search for UIS Patrons -- Through the FirstSearch platform, you may fill out an Interlibrary Loan form for the book you want by clicking the ILL icon.

Statewide Illinois Library Catalog -- Targeted toward Illinois residents, SILC uses the FirstSearch platform to integrate WorldCat and Illinois Library Systems' catalogs.

Electronic Books

Ebsco Ebooks -- Access to thousands of e-books on myriad topics.

Current Protocols -- 15 full text laboratory manuals for chemistry, life sciences, medicine, and more.

ACLS Humanities EBooks -- Over 1,000 e-books covering all fields of history.

UIS Dissertations and Theses

Dissertations from the UIS Doctorate in Public Administration program

SSU/UIS Master's Theses and Projects

Dissertations/Theses from other institutions -- From the Database drop-down menu, select "Interdisciplinary - Dissertations & Theses."

Other Area Libraries

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library

Illinois State Library

Illinois State Supreme Court Library

Lincoln Land Community College Library

Lincoln Library -- The public library of Springfield.

Illinois Heartland Library System -- Search 594 central Illinois public, school, and special member libraries.

SIU School of Medicine Medical Library