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Lyon College Mabee-Simpson library
Contains a listing of all the library's e-resources.
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Phone: 870-307-7205

Semester Hours

Sun 2 PM to Midnight

Mon -Thu  8 AM to Midnight

Fri 8 AM to 7 PM

Sat 2 PM to 7 PM

Holiday Closings


October 9 closing at 5 PM

October 10-13 closed for Fall Break


November 24 closing at 5 PM

November 25-28 closed for Thanksgiving

Reopening November 29 @ 6 PM


December 11 closing at 5 PM

December 12-13, 19-20 closed

December 23 closing at noon

December 24-31 closed

January 1-3 closed


The Mabee-Simpson Library
Lyon College
2300 Highland Road
Batesville, AR  72501




User ID and Password?

If you see that, do this.  Log into RDS (Remote Desktop Services)  and open a browser.  Now try searching the databases.  Lyonnet contains the RDS link under Web Tools.  Read the tutorial about RDS connections for computers for more information.  Confused?  Call support at 870-307-7555 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday or Email support.  You will see the request for user id and password if you are off campus.


    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 and Book Databases

    • SIRS Issues Researcher
      This contains background and analysis on 350+ leading issues, providing pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global issues.
    • 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.
    • Proquest
      Features a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.
    • Academic Search Elite
      Academic Search Elite is a rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals.
    • Project Muse
      Provides humanities and social science content from over 120 university presses and scholarly societies.
    • Science Direct
      Comprises over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and archives abstracts from 1823 to 1995 for certain titles.
    • 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.
    • Discovery
      Search for books and articles at the same time.


    • LexisNexis
      Includes full text articles from over 2,500 contemporary newspapers from local, national, and international sources.
    • 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.
    • 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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