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Welcome to the Styberg Library: Resources

This guide provides a brief introduction and overview of the Styberg Library, including our resources and services. Feel free to use the links for more information, or email us with any questions. We are here to help you succeed!

About This Page

On this page, you can find information about some of the library's key resources, with links to additional information about them.

Library Website

Initiate your research journey on our website, the hub for comprehensive information about the library, its services, and resources. Delve into the video tutorial below to discover how to navigate and make the most of the library's website.


USearch: Online Catalog

Explore the majority of the library's resources effortlessly through our online catalog, known as USearch. Watch the video tutorial below to discover more about using this incredible research tool!


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Electronic Resources

Explore a vast collection of eBooks, including reference titles, sourced from various providers. Enjoy convenient online access to support your academic and research requirements, accessible both on and off campus.

We offer access to over 1,000 databases through our partnership with Northwestern. While most are integrated into USearch, our online catalog, you also have the option to directly search these databases. Explore more by checking out the links below.

In addition to the online resources provided by the library, there are numerous freely available resources online. Explore the links below to discover even more. Additionally, we have crafted some research guides that may aid you in your search for online resources. Find them below.

Online Videos

The Styberg Library offers access to online videos primarily through two databases: Kanopy and Swank. Our partnership with Northwestern also provides access to thousands more online videos across various databases. Discover all of these resources through USearch, our online library catalog.

Library Guides & Tutorials

Are you interested in exploring particular research topics or subject areas? Are you also interested in learning how to search or utilize specific resources? Check out the Library Guides and Video Tutorials below.

Digital Collections

The Styberg Library's digital collections have been created from materials in the Library's Archives and Special Collections. We presently host eight digital collections and two digital exhibits. Each collection provides a detailed history, content overview, and scope description under 'About this collection.'

Archives & Special Collections

The Archives at the Styberg Library encompass the Garrett Institutional Archives, which includes the archives of its predecessor institutions, and the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) Archives. Additionally, the Special Collections feature a collection of rare Bibles and the Methodist Collection. Within these collections, you will discover rare Bibles, including first editions, books printed before 1800, historically significant works, materials related to John and Charles Wesley and the early history of Methodism, as well as various archaeological items.

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