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History Research Guide: Home

The items listed below represent some of the best current sources for history. They contain numerous links to other websites which feature various aspects of the past.

Off-Campus Access

Most of our online indexes, ejournals, and full-text articles can be accessed off-campus using your 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 ISU ID number. (Problems? Contact See also our DL Guide.

General Resource Links

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Information Literacy Guides

These links will help you to be more effective and ethical in your research and writing:


Library Workshops @ Parks Library

Fall 2015 Workshops Dates are being scheduled. Check this page for details and registration information as we move closer to Fall Semester.

Pre-registration required for all Hands-on Workshops!  Location given when you register.

Fall Workshops - Tentative Dates

Grad Students: Everything you need to know about the LIbrary ... but were afraid to ask!
     September 17

Altmetrics - New Metrics for Your Research Impact!
     October (dates under consideration? - 8 or 9)

Open Access
     October 23

Getting Started with EndNote Web!
     October (dates under consideration? - 29 or 30)

Finding Funding: Using Campus Resources!
     October (no dates suggested yet)

Getting Started with Mendeley!
     November 12


Pre-registration opens approximately 3 weeks before each event. Watch for mailings, flyers, and e-Library news! Contact Jody Kalvik with registration questions.



This extensive guide of history sources has been compiled for the Iowa State University Library by History Subject Specialist, Ed Goedeken.

Basic Resources

Subject Guide

Ed Goedeken
202 Parks Library