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Faculty Resources

Policies and procedures for faulty and adjuncts needing library resources or instruction.

When to Use Databases

Databases contain online versions of newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and book chapters. Since you access databases online, many people think they are websites. They are NOT websites.You must login to gain access to databases because they are proprietary resources leased for use by IRSC students and employees. 

When searching databases, you can be more specific with your keywords for a more precise list of results. You can search within the title, abstract, or full text of the item. The hardest part of searching databases is knowing which one to choose. The IRSC list of databases offers brief information about each resource. You can also search for databases by subject to help you more easily select appropriate databases. 

Database Login for Employees

Your Borrower ID is your employee ID (PID).

Your PIN is your 4-digit birthdate (MMDD).

Employee Database Login (Borrower ID is your PID, PIN is MMDD of birthday)

Find Specific Journals

Did you know? You can search all the databases to see if we carry a specific journal title. After logging in, click on A-Z Journals on the database list page to search for journals by title.

Find a journal

Type the Journal Name into the search box, then click GO. Find the correct journal title and click Find It. If the journal is available in one of the databases, the database will open in a new window set to search the contents of the journal you found. You can then browse the volumes or search for an author or article title to locate a reference.