VIU Online students will have access to research resources through several online libraries: LIRN, e.brary, JSTOR, ERIC, and many more. LIRN provides students with access to databases in many fields of study. These databases offer the full-text of articles from thousands of journals. Many of these journals are peer reviewed. Students and faculty can access LIRN from any computer with an internet connection.
The e.brary database is set up to meet the reference and research needs of students. It provides students with e-books, maps, journals, and reports. The database includes the full-texts of academic books. Students and faculty can also access e.brary from any computer with an internet connection. JSTOR Arts & Science Collections I, II, and VI provide access to the full-text of approximately 400 peer-reviewed journals in the areas of business and economics, political science, language and literature, finance, political science and international affairs, education, language and literature, sociology, and history. ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) is an online digital library of education literature and research sponsored by the US Department of Education. Full-texts are available for a quarter of the over 1.5 million bibliographic records in ERIC.