This is a good starting place for term papers - to get a basic overview of almost any topic. The collection includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. It also includes 1,000 short reference videos, 300,000 high-resolution art images, and thousands of additional images across all subject areas. Results link out to content in other databases provided by the ISU Library.
This is a subset of the full JSTOR collection. It limits searches to just content found in the JSTOR Open Collection. It is primarily a collection of book chapters, but it also contains several thousand freely-accessible journal articles.
Mergent Intellect provides access to a comprehensive suite of business information that includes US and global business directories, D&B First Research Industry Reports, Nielsen PRIZM demographics, a job search database, and executive contact information. Contact Jeff Kushkowski, firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Campus-wide access to the New York Times requires a NYT account. Users need to re-validate their account every 12 months:
1. Visit http://accessnyt.com using the above link.
2. Search for Iowa State University in the search box
3. Login to your existing NYT account or create a new account with your iastate.edu email
4. Select your affiliation to the university (defaults to student)
5. An email will be sent to your ISU email with a link to validate access for one year
6. Then go to http://www.NYTimes.com to access the newspaper site and login.
NOTE: If you registered for a NYTimes account during 2017, wait until that account lapses before re-validating using the ISU Library account registration link.
A very large full-text database containing thousands of sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports and SEC filings, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.
The Small Business Reference Center is a comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs.
A resource to aid in language learning that works on four levels: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Users will need to sign up for a Transparent Language Online account even if they are affiliated with ISU.