Most of our online indexes, ejournals, and full-text articles can be accessed both on and off-campus. Off-campus access requires an ISU Borrower ID and password. See Set your Library password for more information.
Distance Learning students: Can't find your ISUCard number? Login to AccessPlus. Choose ISU IDs in the left sidebar to find your ISUCard number. Your Borrower ID is the last 11 digits of your ISUCard number. (Problems? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org) See also our DL Guide.
Find Us in Blackboard!
Does your ISU Distance course use Blackboard? You can find us there too! Just look in the top left corner in Blackboard for the My Library link. You'll find useful library tools there, including Quick Search, Library Guides, Course Reserves, and Ask Us!
Information Literacy Guides
These links will help you to be more effective and ethical in your research and writing:
Welcome to ISU Library's Distance Learning Guide!
This guide will help you learn about the services and resources available to our distance learners.
5 Things you need to know....
Five things you need to know to successfully use the Library services and resources. Please note you need to use your ISU University ID number to access Library resources and services. (Can't find your University ID number? See our Off-Campus Access info on this page!)
1. ISU eLibrary has many online resources and services available for you to use, regardless of where you’re located. Books and other materials can be sent to you through Interlibrary Loan or Document Delivery services.
2. Library Guides – can help you get started with research. The Guides also identify the subject expert librarian for your subject area, along with her or his contact information.
3. Interlibrary Loan / Document Delivery – If you need library materials (books, articles, etc.), you can request these be sent to you via the online Request Form. You’ll need your ISU Net-ID to login. You may receive some materials (such as scanned articles) within 24 hours!
4. Course Reserves - materials reserved by your course instructor, and additional resources identified by a subject librarian to assist you in your course work.