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Library resources and information for faculty, staff, and students in the College of Business.


Coming soon:

Watch for our Fall 2015 workshops schedule....

Registration is required & opens approximately 2 weeks before each event.

See our Workshops guide for more info. Also watch for mailings, flyers, & Library news! Contact Jody Kalvik with registration questions.

Archived webinars:

green starAltmetrics - (Workshop & webinar took place Fall 2014)

green starGraduate Students: Everything you need to know about the Library - (Most recent workshop took place Jan. 29, 2015; this archived webinar is from Fall 2014 iteration of workshop.)

green starScopus (Workshop & webinar took place Fall 2014)

MBA Resource Guides

New guides coming for Fall 2014!

Quick Links

Featured Resources!

Welcome to the Iowa State University Library

Welcome to the Iowa State University Library!

Many people think that the only way to access library information is by coming to the library and rummaging through the stacks. Sometimes it's necessary to come to the Library to get a book, but many of the Library's materials (journal articles and databases) are available remotely.

This guide is designed to get you started using library resources. It includes information about searching the library catalog and databases for books and journal articles. There's also a section on finding company and industry information.

As you get started, there are two things that will immediately make your life easier:

  • Setting a Library Password, so you can connect to ISU Library databases from off-campus. The instructions are available below.
  • "Like" the Iowa State University Library Facebook page to get current news about the Library, its resources and services. There's a QR code and link at the top of the page.

Whether you are a new student, faculty or staff member, I encourage you to contact me with questions andout your teaching, research or class assignments. I'd be glad to meet with you during my office hours in Gerdin (see the 'Contact Me' link for day and time), via email, phone, or at my office in Parks Library.

Get Connected: Off-Campus Access

1. Ready? Get your ISUCard!

2. Set? Set your Library password!

3. Go! Use the ISU e-Library!

If you're prompted to login while connecting to any of the e-Library resources or services, simply use the last 11 digits of your ISUCard number (sometimes called Borrower ID on Library web pages), and use your Library password. Don't have or don't remember your Library password? Set a new one here.

ISU 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.


First, if you're using a Virtual Private Network (VPN), turn it off. A VPN client bypasses the steps listed above and delivers your request directly to the commercial database vendor, but without identifying you as an authorized user/subscriber.

Get help!

Any difficulties finding or using Library resources? Contact us through Ask Us!

Your Librarian

Jeff Kushkowski

Business and Economics Librarian

150 Parks Library

515 294-2408

Gerdin Office Hours (Spring 2015):
Tuesday 1:00-3:00pm
Gerdin 2113
Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00pm, Gerdin 2113