IST Resources

IST specific databases

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

LISTA provides abstracts and citations to the leading journals in library and information science with some links to full text articles. You can limit your search results to only full text items by checking the "Linked Full Text" box on the advanced search screen. All other articles can be requested through interlibrary loan. This database can be searched in conjunction with Academic Search Premier and other databases by clicking "Choose Databases."

General/related databases

Academic Search Complete

This multidisciplinary database is a good place to start your research. For extra search capabilities, click "Choose Databases" and select more subject specific databases to simultaneously search.


Statisa is a statistics portal that provides data on over 80,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources including agriculture, advertising, health, hospitality, and consumer goods. The content is geared towards business and marketing statistical needs, with a focus on current (not historical) statistics. Ready made tables are available for downloading.


Use WorldCat to find books about a research topic that are not available at Holy Spirit Library. Search by title or author if you are looking for something specific, or search by keyword or subject to find something new. Click "Borrow this item from another library" to request a book from another library.

IST websites

DLIST: Digital Library of Information Science and Technology

This open access archive of scholarly journals relating to the Information Sciences is browsable by author, subject, publication date and conference as well as searchable by keyword.

Mathematical Programming Glossary

This glossary defines words and terms specific to mathematical programming and its related disciplines, such as economics and computer science. Short biographies of famous mathematicians are also provided.

MERLOT: Multimedia Education Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

MERLOT offers free learning materials, modules, and assignments for evaluation. Free registration is required to participate in discussions or to add content.