1 - The "Cited Reference" feature allows you to discover articles that cite other articles or authors.
2 - The "Visual Search" is a unique graphic interface for navigating within sets of citations.
3 - You can search LISTA simultaneously with any of 35 other databases by accessing LISTA through the UI's menu of Ebsco general journals and newspapers.
4 - LISTA (without any full text articles) is offered as a free resource for librarians by the EBSCO company. When you lose access to UI licensed databases after graduation, you'll still be able to use LISTA.
References: Thanks to the LIS Library @ UIUC LIS LibGuide