4.7 Finding Indexes

The library website has a list of Article Indexes & Databases that you have access to as an ISU student. To find an article index that covers your subject area, you can browse the indexes by subject or research area using the All Subjects drop-down menu. Once you choose your subject you’ll get a list of indexes and databases that cover that area, with Best Bets at the top.


If you know the name of the article index you want, you can find it by using the A-Z list or by using the search box. Then click on the name of the index you want to use. If you’re not sure which index to use, you can also use a general article database like Academic Search Ultimate.

The search box on the Article Indexes and Databases page can help you find indexes with a specific word in their name or description. However, this search box does not search for articles within the index. When using the search box, it is best to use very general terms, such as “chemistry” or “design.”

Logging in 

You will need to log in with your ISU NetID and password to use these indexes and databases. Logging in verifies that you are affiliated with ISU and that you’re entitled to use these subscription resources.


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