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Alumni Research Resources

Library resources uniquely available to ISU alumni.

Alternatives to remotely accessing our databases:

  1. Try using Open-Access databases - these are FREE to use by anyone, anywhere in the world. The Using Journal Article Databases section on the Find Articles Tab has links to several popular, free databases you might want to use. See also our guide to Free Scientific Research Resources.
  2. Check into getting a State Library of Iowa card (this will provide remote access to a number of research databases offered by the State). Anyone living in Iowa is eligible to get this card and you can apply for it online. For more information on this see their website at: If you live outside Iowa, check with your state library to see if they have a similar program. Links for each state library are available from this website:
  3. Check with your nearest public library to see what databases you might be able to access remotely through their subscriptions.

Your Librarian

Lorrie Pellack's picture
Lorrie Pellack
Librarian for AgEdS & Extension;
Head, Research Services Dept.
150c Parks Library
Ames, IA 50011-2140
Phone: 515-294-5569