Learning Resource Center

Help and FAQs

If you are having trouble finding something or need assistance using our services, ask a librarian. We're here to help! The LRC also provides in-depth instruction for individuals or groups (e.g., how to search the catalog, how to search a database). If you would like to schedule training, contact us today.



LRC Orientation Handbook
Download the student orientation handbook to learn about LRC rules and resources. 



Not sure where to start? Download a list of possible sources of information for your research topic. 



Citing References
Learn about bibliographic citations.



Copyright and Fair Use
Basics, educational aspects, and links regarding copyright and fair use.

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Guide to Internet Research
Find out where to search and how to evaluate sources.

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Overview of Using Media
Make your search more efficient by learning which type of resource is best to use for a particular query.

NUHS Staff Picks

Cover _beingmortalBeing Mortal by Atul Gawande is a must-read for anyone who expects to get old or who has aging parents (so, basically everyone). Dealing with the difficulties and decisions of aging and end-of-life issues is depicted in humane, thoughtful and heart-felt real-life vignettes. Being Mortal is a compassionate book to initiate the discussions that we need to have. This book also is available electronically through eReadIllinois on our eResources page.