Lion Lookup lets you search multiple databases at the same time. Make sure to check the "full-text" option. Use the Passwords tab on this page to find the password information to use from home. NOTE: some search results may take you out to a different library database, which may require a different password (see passwords tab above).
Saves time by "casting a wide net" instead of searching individual databases one at a time.
Searches for a lot of different material types at once (e.g. books and ebooks, scholarly articles, newspapers, streaming video, etc.)
Can be overwhelming--searches that are not specific enough may bring back too many results.
Doesn't search ALL library databases and electronic resources--you may miss some good sources.