Watch for our Fall 2015 workshops schedule....
Registration is required & opens approximately 2 weeks before each event.
Altmetrics - (Workshop & webinar took place Fall 2014)
Graduate 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.)
Scopus (Workshop & webinar took place Fall 2014)
New guides coming for Fall 2014!
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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Any difficulties finding or using Library resources? Contact us through Ask Us!