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Reference Collection – The collection contains on-line and print materials on all subjects, but focuses on those subjects that support the research needs of our students and faculty. Some of these sources are encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, glossaries, directories, and atlases. Public computer terminals are located on both the first and second floors. Reference Desk personnel will provide instruction on accessing these materials. Contact the 1st floor Reference Service Desk at Ext. 4410 or (773) 442-4410 for further information.

Periodicals – The periodicals collection includes academic journals, magazines, indexes and newspapers across all subject areas and in multiple formats. Materials in paper or microfilm are located on the second floor of the Library. Full text electronic journals may be accessed from any computer on or off-campus (off-campus access is limited to NEIU students, faculty and staff). Contact the 2nd floor Reference Service Desk at Ext. 4572 or (773) 442-4572 for further information.

Government Information – The Library is a depository for both Federal and State government publications. The print collection dates from 1963 (federal) and 1968 (state) with some retrospective holdings. In addition, computers are available for accessing information on CD-ROMs or the Internet. This includes Census data, current economic statistics, and a variety of other electronic resources. The Government Information Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Ronald Williams Library. For information call 773-442-4572 (Government Information Reference) or 773-442-4474 (Government Information Librarian).

MLRC – Multimedia Learning Resource Center – The MLRC provides access to a variety of media formats to support all subject areas in the NEIU curricula. It brings together materials from the Librarys audiovisual materials collection, the Curriculum Materials collection, the University Media Services collection, the Music Listening Room collection, and the Librarys special collections in music. For further information or assistance call Ext. 4560 or (773) 442-4560.

Curriculum Materials Collection (CMC) – The CMC includes ERIC documents on microfiche, elementary and secondary level textbooks, teacher resource materials, childrens books and magazines, and AV materials. The CMC is located on the 3rd floor of the Library.

University Archives – The University Archives collection includes minutes of University meetings, policies and reports, the Internal Budget, Northeasterns student newspaper and yearbooks from 1964 to 1982. University Archives are located in the Lower Level of the Library. For further information call Ext. 4402 or (773) 442-4402.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) – A repository of primary source documents on Chicago municipal government as well as genealogical information for Cook County. IRAD is located on the Lower Level of the Library. For information call Ext. 4506 or (773)442-4506.

Electronic Books Collection – The Librarys collection of electronic books is available from netLibraryTM for viewing from any computer on or off-campus (off-campus access is limited to NEIU students, faculty and staff). The collection includes approximately 2000 titles across all subject areas. eBooks may be read online or “checked out” by downloading them to your desktop for offline viewing. Click on the link above for

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