Calvin T. Ryan Library LOPERSearch is Coming!

Not sure which database to use for research or even where to start? The Calvin T. Ryan Library is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of LOPERSearch in mid-February, which will make research easier.

LOPERSearch will be accessible from a single search box on the library’s home page, and covers a large number of data sources to return articles, books, and other resources related to your keyword search.  Results will be fast and ranked according to relevancy.  Users can access full-text content when available, locate items in the library’s collections, or request items through Interlibrary Loan if necessary.

The LOPERSearch name stands for Locating Online, Print, {and} Electronic Resources, and through this, UNK joins the University of Georgia, Indiana University, and Chadron State College as adopters of EBSCO’s Discovery Service. LOPERSearch will deliver more search results and include many of the same useful features as other commonly-used EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Premier.

LOPERSearch will not cover all library databases, nor will it completely replace the need to search individual databases for advanced searching needs.  However, LOPERSearch will provide an excellent overview of the content available through many scholarly journal publishers, as well as books, e-books, and videos available through the Calvin T. Ryan Library.

Once launched, we hope LOPERSearch will assist you in your research needs, but please do not hesitate to contact a librarian for research assistance by visiting the Reference Desk or online at Please stay tuned for additional announcements about LOPERSearch!

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