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Discovery Search Guide

Learn how to search majority of Library resources at once - electronic articles, books, databases + physical items in Library.

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7:30 AM - 4:30 PM



Discovery: search almost all content in one search
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HSHS colleagues must login to MyAthens for access to most resources.
Click MyAthens tab above for details on creating a free account.

In order to access an electronic book in Discovery, click on blue underlined title of e-book, then scroll down to blue underlined Online Access link & click it.


News and Hints

On Monday, Dec. 12th, our Library website will be updated with a new look! Although it may look a little different, it will still navigate the same way and have the same great content. If you have any problems locating or accessing Library resources, please call us at 217-757-6700 or email us at

Read these new e-books in Full Text Finder - Core Curriculum for Infusion Nursing,  Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice, & Policies and Procedures for Infusion Therapy.

Activate direct access to Library-subscribed journals from your mobile device via OvidToday app.

Test drive DISCOVERY! A single search explores nearly all the Library's resources in one list. Try it!

HSHS Popular Resources

See Databases A-Z tab above for complete list.  From the complete list you will also locate information about connecting to various databases via mobile device.

SCROLL DOWN FOR LINKS to UpToDate & other popular resources.


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Phone 217-757-6700 (Sprgfield)

Phone 217-464-2182 (Decatur)



Copyright Compliance

By requesting a copy of an article or other copyrighted work, via email or our Request Form, you are acknowledging your acceptance of copyright responsibility. 

NOTICE WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTION The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


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