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Articles are available online using library databases or in print on the 3rd floor of the library.  Current UIS students, faculty, and staff can access databases on-campus or off-campus by logging in with their active NetID and password.  Alumni, Friends of the Library, or guests are able to access library databases on-campus only.  

Search for Articles by Citation 

Search for articles by topic with Databases by Subject

Need help finding articles? Our Research Guides are a great place to start.

Click here to learn how to search for articles by citation or title

Current UIS students, faculty can also request articles from other libraries using the My ILL service.  For help with My ILL, contact the library at 217-206-6605. 


Current UIS students, faculty, and staff have access to nearly 400,000 books from Brookens Library. Additionally, they can request books from over 80 Illinois college and university libraries via the I-Share system or libraries worldwide via the My ILL service. Learn more about how to check-out, request, or renew books.

Search for books at Brookens Library

Search for books via I-Share

Search for books using our Everything search

Click here to learn how to search for books by title


Brookens Library does not offer textbooks, please visit the Bookstore to find textbooks for your courses.


Brookens Library offers over 210,000 eBooks. The collection includes academic eBooks as well as popular fiction and non-fiction titles.

Academic eBooks

These eBooks are primarily available through databases and are viewable within a browser or in pdf form.

Search for Academic Ebooks

Popular fiction and non-fiction from Cloud Library

Current UIS students, faculty, and staff can read popular fiction and non-fiction on their mobile devices using the Cloud Library app or in a browser on their computers.

Find popular fiction or non-fiction eBooks with Cloud Library.

Visit the Cloud Library guide for additional information on downloading the app and logging in.


Documentaries and Educational Films

The video collection has over 3,000 films to support teaching and learning at UIS. Learn more about checking out videos.

Streaming Video

Brookens Library offers more than 8,100 videos through streaming collections online.  

Find streaming media at Brookens Library

Feature Film Collection

The Feature Film collection offers DVDs of popular films and is updated frequently. UIs students, staff, faculty, alumni card holders and Friends of the Library are eligible to check-out films from this collection. Learn more about how to check-out, request, or renew feature films.

Browse the Feature Film collection

Make a suggestion with the Feature Film Request form


Brookens Library subscribes to more than 60,000 journals in both electronic and print form.  The majority of the library’s journals are accessible through databases online, while select titles are available in print on the library’s 3rd floor.  

Search for Journals by Title