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The guide provides information on accessing assistance and/or remote resources for Indiana State University faculty, staff, and students.

Library Guides

Library Guides or LibGuides can provide an overview or a place to start your research on a topic.  The guides provide information on a variety of resources on a topic.


Library Catalogs

Library catalogs provide access to the resources a library holds in print or electronically.  Anyone can use the library catalog, however access to some print or electronic resources available via the catalog may be restricted to ISU faculty, staff, or students.

Searching the Library Catalog

Key Word Search:

Type one or more words of the title, author, subject, or series or song titles. Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. For example:
    twain huckleberry 
    harry potter goblet 
    dylan tangled blue

If you aren't sure of how to spell something, use '*' for 1-5 characters, '**' for open-ended truncation, or '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word. For example: polic*, comput**, wom?n

Author Search:

Type all or part of the author's name (last name, first) or the name of an illustrator, actor, director, composer, performer or organization. For example: 
     Steel, Danielle 
     Carle, Eric 
     Depp, Johnny 
     Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Title Search:

Type as much or as little of the title as you know, beginning with the first words of the title. If you don't know the exact title, do a keyword search. For example: 
     sound of music 
     to kill a mockingbird 
     harry potter and the

We are here to help

As a student, staff, or faculty member of the ISU family, you have access to library resources remotely.  This library guide provides information on the resources available.  If you have any questions or need research assistance, please contact your subject librarian or the Chat with a Librarian service.  Links are available for both resources on this page.


EZ Proxy for ISU Faculty, Staff, and Students

EZ proxy allows access library materials restricted to ISU faculty, staff, and students.  EZ proxy uses your ISU ID and password.


Use this link to access the ISU library databases.  You can search the databases by database name or discipline.  Off-campus, you need to log-in with your ISU ID and password using the EZ proxy.  The proxy log-in will appear when you access database resources.

Technology Assistance

Contact the OIT Technology Support Center by calling 812-237-2910 or visiting Stalker Hall 009 (check first for open hours). Current open hours are posted on our website: The OIT website also offers access to the online service portal and knowledgebase.



Accessing Your ISU Library Account

If you want to renew items or check on items you have checked out of the library, click on the link above for access to your account.

Librarian for Communication; Multidisciplinary Studies; Political Science; Psychology; School of Criminology and Security Studies; and Social Work

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Karen Evans
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Subject Librarians

Need to contact your subject librarian?  Use the link to e-mail above your discipline librarian for assistance.  Not sure which librarian to contact?  Use the link  below to schedule a consult with a librarian.

Chat with a Librarian

Have a question or need research assistance.  Chat with a librarian.