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 (last 11 digits of your ISUCard) and password. See Set your Library password for more information.
ISU Distance Education students & instructors, please see our Distance Learning page, our fuller DL Guide, and the ISU DE website's New Student Information (pdf) for more specifics about off-campus access and getting your ISUCard number.
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 Card number and your Library Password to access Library resources and services. (Can't find your Card number? Look here!)
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.