WIU Libraries Research Panel

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WIU Libraries' Information Systems & Digitization Unit has developed a Research Panel to increase library research productivity. The new extension, with versions available for both Chrome & Firefox browsers, enables convenient access to library information resources and services including scholarly databases, library catalogs, Interlibrary Loan services and Internet resources such as Google Scholar. Please give it a whirl and let us hear your comments & suggestions!

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The Research Panel gives you quick access to library resources and services wherever you are on the web. Downloading the panel gives you one-click access to:

  • Full-text articles and e-journals
  • World-class library research databases
  • Research assistance from professional WIU librarians
  • WIU's WestCat & other library catalogs
  • ILLiad (Interlibrary Loan)
  • Google and Google Scholar
  • ...and more!

The panel is unobtrusive, easy to deactivate and remove, and does not collect nor transmit any personal information from your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I have to pay to use the panel?
A: No! The research panel is free -- download and use!
Q: Does the panel update automatically?
A: Yes. Future versions automatically update.