The Angeles College Library and Learning Resource Center strives to provide a place for the college community to learn and share knowledge together. The library strives to provide information literacy skills which are essential to healthcare professionals in their development of lifelong learning. An information-literate person has the ability to be a knowledgeable, active participant in the workforce and the community.

For more information on how to use the LIRN Library for Research and Writing click here

The Los Angeles and City of Industry campuses have their own on-site library holdings for local patrons to access books and periodicals related to the programs offered at each campus location. The library is a centrally located resource for all students and faculty and is accessible during classroom hours. Located adjacent to the classrooms and inside the computer lab, the Los Angeles campus library features a collection of books and periodicals to conduct research and classroom reading assignments.

Each Computer Lab serves as a student group-study area as well as a workspace for library research instruction conducted by the Angeles College Librarian. The Computer Lab currently features Dell Desktop stations installed with Windows OS and MS Office and current browsers for online access. All stations feature Comprehensive Review software for Medical Assistants, Nurse Assistants, Vocational Nursing students, RN-to-BSN, and Prelicensure Nursing students.

*Library hours for both Los Angeles and the City of Industry are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and as needed based on the program schedule. Contact (213) 487-2211 (LA Campus) or (626) 965-5566 (CI Campus) or email a librarian at with your questions and comments.

AC offers Students & Faculty the LIRN library for both LA and CI campuses (Residential and Online eLearning), allowing each student to have access to thousands of online books, articles, and periodical publications, journals, and newspapers. The online library is available 24/7 though internet access, allowing students and faculty access according to their schedule.

You will need your LIRN ACCESS CODE (New Students, please retrieve your online access code from the front desk).

Current faculty and students with credentials may log into the online library directly:

“Angeles College LIRN LIBRARY (Database)”

In the LIRN Library environment, students and faculty have access to database vendors such as ProQuest, GALE, and PubMed. The ERIC database is accessible directly from the link or browses to the bottom of the page.

Each vendor has numerous databases that can be searched by Subject, like Health & Medicine, or search individual databases like the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for reference information.

Angeles College researchers can search for Reference materials such as Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Almanacs as well as for Articles from Journals, Newspapers and Magazines across multidisciplinary subjects.


Browse the Database training videos below to briefly introduce yourself to some of LIRN’s popular databases: They include video introductions to the databases available to Angeles College (Be sure to check out the ProQuest’s You Tube Channel for how to use the ProQuest Platform/Interface.

The Angeles College Library STRONGLY RECOMMENDS Students and Faculty Print out the suggested Database Handouts/User Guides and compile a LIBRARY REFERENCE Manual/Folder for Quick Reference and Review of Database Search Techniques and Strategies.

ProQuest “User Guide (Pdf-Handout)” for Database navigation interface.

Basic Search in ProQuest (Link to ProQuest LibGuide Basic Search Page – ABI/INFORM Example):

Advanced Search in ProQuest (ABI/INFORM Example): (Link to ProQuest LibGuide Advanced Search Page)


ABI/INFORM FAQs: Find Business Journal Content

ABI/INFORM FAQs: Find a SWOT Analysis

ABI/INFORM FAQs: Data & Reports Search

ABI/INFORM FAQs: Annual Reports Search

ProQuest Health & Medical Complete

ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source

Biomedical literature from MEDLINE

Search PubMed with Keywords: “PUBMED Basics (Pdf-Handout)”

Search PubMed by Medical Subject Heading – MeSH: “PubMed MeSH (Pdf-Handout)”

Gale Virtual Reference Library: Encyclopedias, Almanacs, reference sources on multidisciplinary research. “GVRL – Search Tips (Pdf-Handout)”



Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context features continuously updated viewpoint articles covering hundreds of today’s hottest social issues. “Opposing Viewpoints – Search Tips (Pdf-Handout)”

Academic OneFile is the premier source of peer-reviewed full-text scholarly content across the academic disciplines. With millions of articles available, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. “AcademicOneFile Tip-Sheet (Pdf-Handout)”

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Angeles College Library physical collection is unique per campus location. Each location has library holdings catered to the programs available at each respective location.

Borrowing Policy: All books are for Angeles College patrons use (students & faculty). The library maintains an honor system for the collection (Checkout & Return) due to the size of the library community, and students are expected to utilize the library with proper behavior and common courtesy to other students. Each campus library policies are distributed during workshop orientations for students to recognize and follow. Library materials are to be shared and respected as learning material. Abuse of library resources by students or faculty may require administrative remedies.

Apart form the Angeles College library, students within Los Angeles county can access the LA County Library system for material outside Angeles College library.

Angeles College has access to the online book collection. Books24x7

Skillsoft’s Books24x7® provides leading on demand business, technical and engineering content containing thousands of digitized “best in class” books, book summaries, research reports and best practices. The Books24x7 On Demand Platform enables users to search, browse, read and collaborate with other users of these vast professional libraries.

Follow the link to watch a quick tour of Books24x7. You will need your library credentials to access the tour and retrieve ebooks from Books24x7.

BOOKS 24×7

LIBRARY Catalog (TEST via Library Thing) – AC Physical Holdings Directory

AC Library Catalog @