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Information services changes at Loyola

Over the summer, our membership in the statewide LOUIS library group brought us six upgraded and one new addition.  You’ll find them all in the Research Guide A-Z list and all appropriate subject guides.  If you have any questions about access to this or any other library materials, contact your liaison.
As part of our annual review of usage and cost, we have discontinued the following services:
  • America’s News
  • Arts Premium Collection (consists of AFI (American Film Institute) Catalog, ARTbibliographies Modern, Arts & Humanities Database‎, Design & Applied Arts Index, FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Database, Film Index International (FII), International Bibliography of Art (IBA)‎, and the Screen Studies Collection)
  • BioOne.1
  • Music Collection
  • Performing Arts Database
  • Readers Guide Retrospective
  • U.S. Major Dailies (newspapers)
Also the Catholic Periodical and Literature Index is merging with ATLAS and will no longer be a separate database.

Fifty new collections of full-text nineteenth-century magazines and journals

Thanks to LOUIS, the Louisiana state organization of trade school, college and university libraries, Loyola now has access to several thousand mostly nineteenth-century digitized, full-text popular magazines and scholarly journals.  They can be searched as a whole or in one of 50 subject collections.  They come from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society.

There are a few titles that go back to the late 1600s and some that come up to the very early 1900s.  This time period includes colonial history, the federalist era, the American Civil War, reconstruction, and the Gilded Age, up almost to World War I.  Publications cover topics like advertising, business, history, literature, science, medicine, women’s studies, food studies, Catholic, cultural and American studies, politics, Canadiana, music, religion, and education.  There are even non-English titles inside and beyond the U.S.  Dates of coverage differ for each magazine and for each of the 50 subject collections.  Try them now!

How do I log in?

* please note: changing your password in one place does not automatically change it everywhere *

Loyola Gmail

email: first initial, middle initial, first six letters of last name followed by “”. You can also look it up in the “Find People” directory.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number, plus the letters “lu.” You can change it through Gmail or by calling

Loyola Gmail help:
Information Technology Help Desk 504-864-2255


Username: Campus-wide ID (CWID). It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

Password: Your initial password will be the first 2 characters of your first name, plus the last four digits of your Social Security number

Blackboard help:
Online Learning Team 504-864-7168


Student Id (CWID): It is your 8-digit student id number. If you don’t know your CWID you can find it printed on the front of your Loyola ID card.

PIN: The default PIN is the first 2 letters of your first name and the last 4 digits of your social security number. You will be required to change the PIN when you login for the first time.

* Changing your PIN in LORA will also change your password for campus wifi, library computers, library printing, and off-campus access to online resources. This takes twenty-four hours to take effect.

LORA help:


Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Online Resources (off-campus access)

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Resources off-campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator

Library Computers

Username: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library Computer help: Visit Learning Commons desk

Printing in the Library

Authentication: Wolfpack ID. It is the portion of your email address before the “”.

Password: first six characters of LORA pin; any letters must be upper case.

Library printing help: Visit Learning Commons desk


Username: Choose anything you like, such as your name, abbreviations, or an alphanumeric code.

Password: Choose anything you like. Only you will know your password, and we cannot look it up. If you forget your password, you can use the Forgot Password page with your ILLiad user name.

* We recommend setting your username and password to be the same as your Wolfpack ID and password.

Library Resources Off Campus help:
Jim Hobbs, Librarian/Online Services Coordinator

Library login issues

The student login for library resources has changed. Beginning Monday, August 21, 2017, use only the first six characters of your LORA PIN (personal identification number) as a password. All letters in the LORA PIN are to be uppercase. This holds true also for wifi, the computers in the labs and the library, and printing.  Updated LORA PINs now go into effect at 9:00 am every day for the previous 24 hours.

The username remains unchanged, as the first part of your Loyola email before the “at” sign. For example, the email will have a username “fjones.”

Faculty, administrators and staff have a different password. For newer faculty, administrators and staff, use the first two letters of your first name and the last four digits of your Social Security number plus “lu.” For others, your Loyola email password will work.

The login for library resources is used whenever you are away from campus. It is also used for some resources while on campus, such as ebooks and etextbooks. Blackboard and email logins are not affected. If you have any questions, contact Information Technology at 504-865-2525 Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Other issues


Browsers sometimes issue a security warning that is based on incomplete security information on our end.  With Google Chrome, click “Advanced” and then “Proceed to [URL].”  We are working to fix the problem.  Internet Explorer does not allow such connections, so please use another browser, like Chrome, Opera or Firefox.

If your browser displays a warning suggesting that a link on a library page may be leading to a page that will try to steal your personal information, this is a known problem.  We’re working to fix it, but in the meantime, you can safely use our resources.  Please be sure you got the link from a page with the domain “”  Google Chrome will still take you to your new page, but first click “Advanced,” then “proceed to [URL].”  Firefox and Opera also have similar options.  Internet Explorer will not permit you to proceed and should be avoided.

“Red Hat Enterprise Linux Test Page”

If this page appears instead of the normal library home page at, you will need to clear your browser’s cache, or memory.  The browser is loading the page from its own memory instead of the website.  How to clear your browser’s cache.

Ben Jonson Online new resource

The Monroe Library is pleased to announce a new electronic resource: the Cambridge Univeristy Press Edition of the Works of Ben Jonson Online contains all works, major and minor, of the English renaissance writer Ben Jonson (1572-1637) in full text, with both contemporary and modern spelling. There are many additional essays and reference material, including a play performance archive and music based on Jonson. Added to the collection using funds from the Alyssa Taylor Endowment.

Primary sources on slavery and nineteenth-century US

The Monroe Library is pleased to announce the addition of the Gale Primary Sources Starter Bundle. The bundle consists of three collections of historical, archival material. These collections can be used individually or as a group. There are:

19th Century US Newspapers: A collection of newspapers from the United States and its territories published between 1800 and 1899. Not every issue of every newspaper is available. Users can search the entire collection at once; advanced search focuses by individual paper, type of article, and publication dates. There are five New Orleans papers.

Slavery And Anti-Slavery: Consists of four parts: Debates, Slave Trade, Institution, and Emancipation. An international archive of over 5 million pages from books, magazines, manuscripts, court records, and reference materials on slavery, the anti-slavery movement, and emancipation. Each of the four parts can be searches separately. Covers the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.

Times (of London) Digital Archive 1785-2011 Archive: The Times (of London), the newspaper of record for the United Kingdom, covering England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The newspaper is in full page image from 1785 through 2011. Advanced search limits by type of article.

In all, they are a treasure trove of nineteenth-century history for North America and Western Europe. Off-campus access is not yet available as of May 9, 2017, but should be set up within two to four weeks. The addition of these collections was made possible through endowment funds. Please contact your liaison librarian for more information or Online Services Coordinator Jim Hobbs, with questions, concerns, and compliments.

Loeb Classical Library online has arrived!

Hundreds of our little red and green books are now available online.

They’re the Loeb Classical Library, with Greek and Latin texts from the Classical era face-to-face with English translations.  Published since 1911, these pocket sized books are the go-to source for original texts and English versions.  Perpetual access to these books has been purchased using the Bienvenue Classics endowment fund, honoring beloved Classics teacher Father Bienvenue, and established to add materials on Classical studies to our collection.  Features include single- and dual-language reading modes, annotation and bookmarking, a Greek keyboard for word entry, searching and browsing of all text, and every volume currently in print and all future additions.  All your favorites, like Sophocles, Euripides, Aristotle, both Plinys, St. Augustine, Euclid, Ovid, Strabo, Suetonius, Catullus, and many more are here!

You’ll find drama, mathematics, religion, natural history, ethics, philosophy: the whole array of thought on which Western Civilization was built. Having them online brings a whole new meaning to the medium of the “tablet!”

Who is LOUIS?

The billboards used to say “LOUIS, wasn’t he a fancy French king?”  The library’s LOUIS is the network of Louisiana college and university libraries.  The Monroe Library is a member along with LSU, Tulane, and every other Louisiana academic library.  Our membership lets us provide you with a huge discount on about a third of all the electronic databases we provide.  If we paid full price for all of these, our budget wouldn’t cover them all!  (We are always looking for a way to save money and extend our budgets!)  LOUIS just posted a brochure about its services and a short video.

Now more local newspaper articles online!

We have recently added the New Orleans Advocate newspaper and Times-Picayune web-only content to our America’s News subscription. The New Orleans Advocate articles are often unique and don’t always appear in the Baton Rouge Advocate, which was always included in our America’s News subscription.  Give it a try to locate more local information!

Open Access Week 2014

Oct. 20 through 26 is Open Access Week.  Open Access is the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research.  It has positive implications for publishing scholars and for students looking for free, high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship. Visit the Monroe Library’s Open Access guide and the Open Textbook guide for more information.