Cooperative Procurement

Technology and scholarly content are some of the most valuable and convenient library resources that faculty and students can use to enhance research and learning, and these resources can be accessed from anywhere at any time. LOUIS works on the behalf of its members to leverage state-wide purchases in order to minimize the cost of these resources and maximize access.

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Introduction to LOUIS Electronic Resources
Library Management
This technology enables LOUIS libraries to conduct vital library operations, such as book circulation, course reserves management, and reporting.
Discovery
This technology provides users at LOUIS libraries the means to discover relevant scholarly content, such as eBooks, databases, print materials, and multimedia.
Access Management
This technology ensures that valuable library resources and services are available to authorized users, anywhere, anytime.
Resource Sharing
This technology futher enhances a library's collection by enabling reciprocal borrowing and lending within the state, and globally.
Scholarly Content (Consortia)
The scholarly content provided by LOUIS supports the core curricula in all two and four-year colleges and universities. Content is selected based on recommendations from the Collection and e-Resources Interest Group.
Scholarly Content (Mini-consortia)
A ‘mini-consortium’ for electronic resources is created when two or more libraries come together to purchase a specific product based on similar needs.
New & Trial Resources

New / Trial Resources

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
  • These resources are purchased by LOUIS for member libraries.
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Art & Architecture Completeis a robust art research database providing full-text art journals, magazines and books, plus detailed indexing and abstracts. Useful for artists, art scholars and designers, it covers fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as architecture and architectural design.
  • These resources are purchased by LOUIS for member libraries.
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This leadingfull-textdatabase offers extensive coverage in the areas of agriculture, ecosystem ecology, energy, and affiliated areas of study. Offering full text and indexing for journals, books and monographs, it is an invaluable resource for students and scholars across all environmental disciplines.
  • These resources are purchased by LOUIS for member libraries.
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Providing indexing andfull-text coverage of the most respected scholarly law journals,Legal Sourceis the authoritative database for current issues, studies, thoughts and trends of the legal world. It is anexcellent resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegalsand others involved with the law.
  • These resources are purchased by LOUIS for member libraries.
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This robust full-text database provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meettheir research needs.
  • These resources are purchased by LOUIS for member libraries.
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Designed specifically for high school libraries,MAS Completeis a full-text database providing hundreds of popular high school magazines and reference books. Covering subjects such art, history, sports and music, it also includes thousands of biographies and primary source documents, plus over a million photos, maps and flags.
  • These resources are purchased by LOUIS for member libraries.
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Newspaper Source Plusprovides a full-text digital collection of the world's major news content. It includes millions of articles from newspapers, newswires and news magazines. In addition, itoffers television and radio transcripts and ongoing daily updates from popular news sources.
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