About Lisa Wallis

Web Services Librarian

Get the Real News

Don’t “shrug at truth” — stop reading fake news.

The Ronald Williams Library subscribes to a number of newspapers and magazines with writing by professional, qualified journalists. You can access these sources anytime online and can even set up daily email alerts. Most of the newspapers offer same-day coverage.

Get the facts now at:

New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post
Chicago Tribune

To set up an email alert:

  1. Choose a publication above and click the link.
  2. Click the ‘Set up alert’ link
  3. Choose “Only when Full text is available”
  4. Enter your preferred email address. You can use your NEIU or personal email.
  5. Click the ‘Create Alert’ button

For more online newspaper and magazine access, visit our Full Text Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers list.

Text A Librarian Now Available

A new, convenient way to ask us a question. Text (773) 442-2758!

Away from your computer and not able to IM the NEIU Library? Try sending us a text/SMS from your cell phone instead. During regular Library hours we will reply immediately, just as we do with instant messaging.

Naturally this service is best suited for short, quick answers to questions that we can respond to in 160-320 characters or less. Text/SMS your questions to (773) 442-2758, and don’t forget to add the NEIU Library SMS number to your address book!

* The service itself is free, but please remember that your cell phone provider may charge you for each text/SMS you send or receive.

RefWorks Workshops every Tuesday

RefWorks LogoStarting Tuesday, September 15, the Library will offer weekly workshops on RefWorks, the web-based citation management tool. The workshops will be held during activity hour, 1:30 to 2:30, in the 3rd floor classroom of the Ronald Williams Library and are open to the NEIU community.

Visit the Library Reference Desk on the 1st floor, call (773) 442-4410 or x. 4410, or email NEIU-Library@neiu.edu to sign up for an introduction to its features.

Learn RefWorks, Organize Your Citations

Starting Tuesday, June 9, the Library will offer weekly workshops on RefWorks, the web-based citation management tool.

The workshops will be held during activity hour, 1:30 to 2:30, in the 3rd floor classroom of the Ronald Williams Library and are open to NEIU students and faculty. Stop by any Tuesday this summer to set up a RefWorks account and get an introduction to its features.

Extended Hours for Exams

The semester is wrapping up, and the Library is busier than ever. We recognize that you need study space to finish up your projects and prepare for exams, so we are extending our hours April 20 – May 4.

Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, Noon – 8 p.m.

Don’t forget you can access many of our materials from home or other off-campus locations. Just start your research at the Library home page, and you will be asked to login with your NetID and password if you want to use one of our online databases or journal subscriptions.

Free Pizza Lunch for an Hour of Your Time

Students! Free pizza lunch and a $10 gift certificate to Beck’s Bookstore for 1 hour of your time!

On Tuesday, April 7th from 1:40pm to 2:50pm the NEIU Library is conducting a Web Design Workshop. The workshop is part of a study of student research habits to help us improve library services. In the workshop you can give us your opinions on the current website and help us envision an ideal library website.

To participate, reserve your place by contacting Susan Miller, Anthropologist: 773-442-4413 or s-miller2@neiu.edu.

Please leave your name and a number or email where we can reach you, along with the message that you are interested in the Web Design Workshop.