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On Campus Student Resources

Getting Started

Welcome to William G. Squires Library!  When you are new to a library, it can be difficult to figure out where all the resources you need are located.  This brief guide will help you know where to look for particular types of resources.  Please feel free to contact the library with any research questions you may have; we are here to help!

1. The library homepage can be accessed at

2. Students can search through almost all of the library’s resources by searching through the EBSCO Discovery Service box.  This is a great place to start if you are new to the library and its resources.

3. If you know the Title of the work or the Author’s name, choose Title or Author from the drop down menu and enter in your info.

4. If you want to perform a search for a specific topic or subject, we suggest you perform an advanced search.  Click on the “Advanced Search” link.

5. Students will be prompted to login to access the library's databases.  As a Lee student, choose the first option: Lee University - Sign in with Portico/Moodle/Email.  Next, login using the same username and password you use to login to Portico, Moodle and your LeeU email.  Please contact the library should you have any problems logging in.

6. Enter in multiple search terms to narrow down your result list.  Remember, research is an investigation; it might take a few different searches and the use of different word combinations to finally find the resources you are looking for.  Don’t get discouraged!  And ask the library for help should you get stuck. 

7. Your results will tell you certain things about the resources:

  • Type of Resource 
  • Title of Resource - Click on the title to view move info about the resource.
  • Author and Publication Information
  • Subject of Resource (note this will help you determine if the resource actually deals with your topic.
  • If the resource is available through the library collection. Look for resources that have “PDF Full Text” access, “Linked Full Text” access, or a “Full Text Finder” option. Click on the full text link to access the resource directly.
  • Users can request access to items not available in the library collection by requesting an Interlibrary Loan.  Click here to learn more.