News Archive

August 29, 2014

Effective Tuesday 2 September 2014, we're changing the off-campus username that you use to access the digital resources to which JKM provides access. Your username will become your, or email address; your password remains your i.d. number. If you experience problems accessing the databases after Tuesday, write us at, using your McCormick or LSTC email address.

July 8, 2014

Beginning this month, JKM users now enjoy access to EBSCO's Academic Search Complete, compliments of our membership in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI) (the same folks who bring us I-Share). ASC is considered the largest academic database available with the most full-text journals and depth of coverage, with over 13,780 indexed and abstracted journals, 9,000 full-text journals (7,850 of them peer-reviewed).

May 29, 2014

WorldCat is now WorldCat Discovery, with a much more intuitive, user-friendly ( think interface, through which you can search the holdings of thousands of libraries around the world and place interlibrary loans. Before placing an interlibrary loan request, however, please check the holdings of the I-Share libraries first through the catalog. If a requested item is held by an I-Share library, we'll notify you that you can place the request yourself through the catalog.

May 12, 2014

CARLI, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois, has entered a pilot project to provide over 29,000 ebook titles in the humanities and social sciences to JKM and the other 85 I-Share libraries. Here’s how it works:

May 6, 2014

Because of maintenance on McCormick's network and servers this coming weekend, both on- and off-campus access to digital resources will be unavailable. McCormick IT hopes to restore access by Monday 12 May 2014.