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Extension Staff: How-to Use the ISU Library Remotely!

This guide is intended for use by ISU Extension staff who may need to access library resources from outside the Ames area.

Finding Articles

The ISU Library subscribes to many different article databases. The complete list is available under Articles & Databases from the link below.

ISU Electronic Journals

A searchable list of ISUs electronic journals. If you cannot find a journal, check Quick Search by doing a "Journals" search.


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:

     Get it @ ISU

Any time you see EITHER of the above logos – click on it and it will help connect you to electronic full-text, or see if we have the paper version of the journal in the library. It will also supply you with a seamless link to requesting journal articles through Interlibrary Loan.

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