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When off-campus, Lyon College faculty, staff, and students please use your user ID of: and your password to login.

Community members can use and please call the front desk at 870-307-7205 or contact the library at: for the password. Only members in good standing, who are current in their membership can use our webpages from off-campus.

All campus members and guests can use the library’s services within the building. Our contracts with vendors prohibit anyone but members of the Lyon College community or Friends of the Lyon College Library from searching our databases from off-campus.

If you have problems accessing the databases please call Lyon support at:  870-307-7555 or contact


    Apps For Journals

    For those of you searching databases on your phone use these links to apps that make searching easier.

    • ACS Mobile
      Available in Android or Apple.
    • ArtStor Mobile
      ARTstor is now accessible to registered users and users who are on-site at their licensed institution on compatible mobile operating systems.
    • JSTOR
      JSTOR doesn't have an APP, but has optimized the website for mobile use.
    • Nature
      Register first with
    • PubMed
      View the gallery of free APPs.
    • Science
      To read the full text of these articles you must e-mail yourself a link to the full text. Please note that in order to access the full text articles, you either must be at an institution with a site license that includes permissions to the content you are trying to read, or you must have an individual subscription to Science Journal.
    • ScienceDirect
      Register and create an account in ScienceDirect before downloading this APP.

    Multi-Subject Article Databases

    • Topic Search
      This database allows researchers to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
    • Academic Search Elite
      Academic Search Elite provides multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed and full-text academic journals supporting scholarly research.
    • Proquest Central
      Features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
    • Project Muse
      Provides humanities and social science content from over 120 university presses and scholarly societies.
    • Science Direct
      Comprises peer-reviewed journals and archived abstracts from V. 1, 1823 to the present for the College Collection Physical Sciences, College Collection Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the journal titles: Cell, Developmental Cell, and Molecular Cell.
    • JSTOR
      Archives over 1,400 scholarly journals, as well as conference proceedings and primary source materials. Material covered is from the beginning of the magazine until 5 years ago.


    • LexisNexis
      Access primary source material such as case law, statutes and regulations or dive into secondary source materials such as legal news or law reviews for background or analysis of a legal topic is also included. Validation for case law research supported with Shepard’s Citations for the Supreme Court.
    • New York Times
      From June 01, 1980 through current; the Final New York City Edition (full text); From January 1, 1969 - May 31, 1980(abstracts); Also includes The New York Times on the Web online articles; TOPNWS: most recent two weeks
    • The New York Times Historical
      Provides researchers with first-hand accounts and coverage of politics, society and events from 1851 to 2009.
    • Newspaper Source
      Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text for more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers.
    • The Wall Street Journal
      Provides researchers with first-hand accounts and coverage of politics, society, and events from 1984 to the present.
    • The Wall Street Journal Historical
      Provides researchers with first-hand accounts and coverage of politics, society, and events from 1889 to 1995.

    Reference (non-bibliographic)

    • Credo Reference
      Contains encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographies, quotations, bilingual dictionaries, crossword solvers, and measurement conversions.
    • Oxford English Dictionary
      Contains 600,000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1,000 years of English.
    • Oxford Reference
      Provides quality, up-to-date reference material from over 6 million entries.

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