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HD FS 501: Graduate Studies, Research and Ethics

Creating Your Library Account

The library log-in process is changing. You can now log in to your Library Account (My Library Card) with your Iowa State University Net-ID and email password. If you don’t have a Net-ID the Circulation Desk can help you.

If you are off-campus and are trying to access an article or other online resource, you will need to use the last 11-digits of your  University ID for now. This requires a separate Library password - Set your own password here.

We are implementing a system where you can choose to log in with either your University Net-ID or your 11-digit University ID for both the My Library Card account and for off-campus access to online login requirements may change soon.

Setting Up a Google Profile

Because of the breadth of resources in Google Scholar, setting up your own profile in Google Scholar is an excellent way to keep up with new scholarship and the impact a specific article is having "out there."  So here is how you can set up your profile:  

  • You need to have a Google account to set up a research profile. 
  • Once you have a Google account, go to and log in.
  • Click on My Citations at the top of the page.
  • Enter your personal information.
  • Click on +Add
  • Google Scholar will search for all the entries that look like they may be your articles.
  • You have three choices of methods for adding to your citations.  On the left side of the page you'll see: 
    • Add article groups
    • Add articles:  you can click on the boxes next to citations to your work.  Then click on add articles.
    • Add article manually:  if Google Scholar doesn't find all your articles, you can add them manually.

Anytime you want to add a new article, book, or other publication to your profile, click on the +ADD button.  Sometimes there will be suggestions for articles you might have written that can be added automatically.  

Your Librarian

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Jasmine Kirby
150 Parks Library

Schedule a research consultation at:

Also available 9-5 by phone at: