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  • Writer's pictureMonique Gaddy

Introducing: LiLI! Your Most Informed Friend!

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

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What is LiLI? is one of the most beneficial and yet one of the most underutilized databases that everyone has access to. I am quoting straight from the flyer that we hand out to our patrons, “ provides all Idaho residents the opportunity to enrich their knowledge with free, easy to access and trusted information and resources.”

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What Does This Mean for me?

What does this mean for the everyday lifelong learner? This means - instead of spending time researching online on confusing web browsers, paying for access to databases that require subscriptions, or trying to hunt down (or pay for!) expensive books that you need for higher education, vocational testing, or college prep - provides everyone in Idaho free access to a number of online databases. All you need to know is what we offer and where to find it. This is where your local librarians can help!

Introducing: LiLI

Since there are so many options available on LiLI, this will be a blog series specific to just what is available on LiLI. I will start with this introduction blog - explaining where you can find the database through our website, how to log in, and finish up with how to navigate through the carousel. I hope that it helps you find what you are looking for!

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Where to Find the Database

The easiest way to access the LiLI database is to type into the URL bar in your web browser. Once you are in LiLI, you have a few options: you can scroll down the page and look at the most popular databases, or you can type what you're looking for into the "Find a Database" box near the top of the screen.

Logging in

LiLI is not just one database; it is a collection of databases, and there are many ways to organize the information. Once you have decided which area you want to explore, you will enter your zip code and city. This is all you need to access the information; you do not need to have a library card for LiLI!

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Don’t be Scared!

Going into the vast world of databases will seem scary at first but remember, this is a collection of information that is trusted by librarians to help you find the most accurate and informative resources possible. If you get too lost or overwhelmed, visit or call your local library or schedule a tutoring appointment and get some extra help. Good luck information hunting, and look out for our next blog exploring one of the databases available in LiLI!

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