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Ivy College of Business: Library Resources

Resources and information about using the University Library

Journal/ article access

Where oh where can that article be, Oh where oh where has it gone?

I saw the citation three weeks ago, Oh where oh where can it be?

Journal/ Article Access

The ISU Library subscribes to thousands of journals. Many of them are available online, where you are, when you need them. There are a variety of ways to find articles, you should use the method that works best for you!

Methods for finding an article:

Ivy College Journal Resources

  • Get quick access to frequently used journals by department
  • Links to table of contents for journals
  • Immediate access for subscribed articles
  • Direct link to Interlibrary Loan for unavailable articles

Google Scholar

Looking for a specific article? Google Scholar is a good place to start

  • Connect the ISU Library to Google Scholar
  • Gives you access to articles available through ISU
  • Find out how here: Using Google Scholar

Article Databases

  • Finding individual articles
    • Search the database for article title, or
    • Search by publication for table of contents
  • Finding articles by topic
    • Best option if you are looking for articles by subject
    • Search results come from across many journals, not a single title
    • Full-text access is often available
  • Search or browse Business Database

  • Search or browse all the ISU Library's Article Databases

List of Iowa State journals

  • Search the A-Z List of e-Journals
  • Lets you know if the library holds a journals
  • Access may be electronic and/ or print
  • There may be multiple e-journal platforms for a journal

Interlibrary Loan

  • The Library has access to thousands of journals, but not everything
  • Solution for articles not owned by ISU is Interlibrary Loan
  • Articles are delivered as a pdf from another library
  • Delivery times as fast as an hour; usually 24-36 hour turnaround

Libkey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is an extension for browsers the provides:

  • PDF of the article, if available
  • Manuscript version (via Unpaywall), if available
  • Pre-filled Interlibrary Loan form, if full text is not available

Installing LibKey Nomad is simple:

  • After installation set your institution to Iowa State University
  • For additional help, see the Libkey Nomad guide