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The WIU Libraries have more than 25,000 e-books and 295,000 government publications on a variety of topics, from Algebra to Zoology. To find E-Books or Government Publications, perform a Quick Search in WestCat and limit by type of resource or location:
From the Quick Search Page, enter a search term describing the topic of interest. Then use the Quick Limit pull-down to select e-Books or an appropriate location (e.g. Government Publications). A list of Library Resources on that topic will be displayed.
WestCat Quick Search
The Quick Search page for WestCat, the WIU Libraries Online Catalog.
WIU Libraries Liaisons by Department
Library Liaisons serve as information consultants for academic departments and establish and maintain an open channel of communication between the Libraries and academic departments. As liaisons, librarians help fulfill the Libraries Mission of identifying, collecting, and providing access to information in support of teaching and research at Western Illinois University.
WIU Libraries Department Research Guides
Library faculty have developed research guides for each department and subject area.
WIU Libraries Class Guides
Library Faculty will develop class guides for individual courses.
Directory of Open Access Books
The Directory of Open Access Books provides access to openly accessible books by collecting information on OA books from academic publishers.
Increase the Impact Resources
Resources to introduce authors of open educational resources and textbooks in the STEM fields to plan for sharing information about and evaluating their work.
News Feeds are a useful source of information about new discoveries in a subject, World and National events or academic trends. The following News Feeds might be useful sources of information.
The BBC provides news summaries and feeds for many World regions.
New York Times World News
The New York Times provides headlines as well as links to news for various World regions.
News from Reuters, an international multimedia news provider. It can be used to view news by subject or for various regions of the World.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education provides news about events in colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and elsewhere in the World.
A moderated science news feed that collects science news from a wide variety of sources, including scientific organizations and institutions.
A science news feed from Purch.