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Journalism & Communication Research Guide

This is a general Libguide for students, faculty and staff at The Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

Distance Learning Access

To login from off-campus:
Off-campus login to My Libary Card (My Account) and licensed materials can be two ways. For both instances turn off your VPN connection if you are using one.

Net-ID Login

All users with an Iowa State University (ISU) Net-ID will use the Net-ID choice to sign into the library system. In all cases, users with a valid Net-ID will use it to log into library systems.

Net-ID login notes:

  • Your Net-ID is the portion of your ISU email address that appears before the @ symbol, as in: yourNet-ID@iastate.edu
  • If the user has already signed into OKTA, they may be automatically be routed to the library system or resource they are attempting to access without being asked to log in again.

OpenAthens Login

Users that do not have a Net-ID but who have an ISU OpenAthens account will use the OpenAthens choice to sign into the library system. The OpenAthens userid will be the email address on file for the user at the library.

After clicking on the OpenAthens choice shown in Figure 1 the user will see the screen shown in Figure 2. They will again select the OpenAthens choice. They will then see the screen shown in Figure 3. They will enter their OpenAthens userid (email address) and password in the area highlighted by the red box.

NOTE: Your Net-ID is the portion of your ISU email address that appears before the @ symbol, as in: yournetid@iastate.edu

Get Connected: Off-Campus Access

Off-campus access to ISU Library resources requires logging in with your Net-ID and ISU email password. To make the research process easier, we recommend you start by logging into Okta or My Library Card and it will remember you as a valid ISU user until you close your Internet browser.

NOTE: Your Net-ID is the portion of your ISU email address that appears before the @ symbol, as in: yournetid@iastate.edu

ISU Distance Education students & instructors, please see our Distance Learning guide for more specifics about off-campus access and troubleshooting tips for access problems.