Research and Reference

Research and Reference

Visit the LRC when you’re starting a research paper or working on other assignments. Our staff members can help you decide which databases will be most useful and can show you how to retrieve, evaluate, print, and email articles.


Library Links

McKinstry Library

McKinstry Library on the Lincoln, Illinois campus, provides LCN students easy access to round the clock research through remote access to the College’s collection of online databases. (For students, the username consists of your first initial and last name, e.g., jdoe, and the password is your Lincoln College ID number. Faculty and staff can log in using their Lincoln College email information.) McKinstry provides LCN students and faculty checkout privileges and access to I-Share, which gives students access to materials from over 80 member libraries.

Bloomington Public Library

If you live in Bloomington, you can apply for a Bloomington Public Library card which allows you to use their online database collection, as well as to check out books, videos, CDs, and other materials.

Normal Public Library

You can apply for a Normal Public Library (NPL) card if you live in Normal. With the NPL card, you can do online research from anywhere as well as check out books, videos, CDs, and other materials.

Milner Library

Through I-Share, a consortium of academic and research libraries, Lincoln College students and faculty are able to check out books through Illinois State University’s Milner Library