Off-campus faculty and staff have access to many of the same services and resouces as those on-campus. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Help navigating library resources (e.g. basic-advanced searching of databases, finding and accessing articles, etc.)
- Borrowing library materials
- Requesting materials not owned by NDSU Libraries
- Full-Text access to articles, e-books, and more
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We can help you navigate the library resources and provide tips for getting the information you need. Help can be provided via email, phone, Skype, webinars, or other methods. In-person training or workshops may also be possible. Examples of topics or skills covered include, but are not limited to:
- Keeping current with relevant research
- Finding specific types of resources (e.g. articles, reports, data, statistics, government documents, etc.)
- Tips and tricks for using library research databases (e.g. Web of Science, Scopus, PubMed, etc.)
- Citation management tools
- Suggested resources (journals, databases, books, etc.)
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Our physical materials (books, DVDs, theses, maps, etc.) are also available to our off-campus faculty and staff! Request free delivery of physical materials owned by NDSU Libraries through the Interlibrary Loan service (ILL). When completing the request form, make sure to note that you are a distance employee and provide your mailing address in the notes section. Interlibrary Loan will mail the item to you with return postage included! This is a free service to NDSU faculty, staff, and students.
Here’s an example of a request for a book:
For more information: How to Use Interlibrary Loan
You can also use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request materials (articles, books, theses, etc.) NOT owned or subscribed to by NDSU Libraries. Most articles will be provided in PDF format and will be downloadable from your Interlibrary Loan account. For physical items, make sure to note that you are a distance employee and provide your mailing address in the notes section. Interlibrary Loan will mail the item to you with return postage included!
For more information: How to Use Interlibrary Loan.
Did you find an article abstract or reference to an article using Google Scholar or another search engine, but want to get the full-text? There are a few ways to find the full-text available through the library.
You can change the settings in Google Scholar so that links to materials that NDSU has access to will be available. Here are directions for changing your settings: https://library.ndsu.edu/tutorials/setting-your-preferences-google-scholar
NOTE: Sometimes the NDSU links will take you to a citation and abstract with no full text available. When that happens, please use interlibrary loan to request the article.
Find an Article Using the Citation Information
If you find a citation in a bibliography or online and want to track down whether the Libraries have access to it, or if you want to see if the Libraries has a subscription to a particular journal, follow the directions here: https://library.ndsu.edu/tutorials/how-use-ejournals.
Finally, if you still have questions, please contact your subject librarian for assistance.
The login for databases/articles and other electronic library resources is your NDSU login. When accessing articles and other resources through the library website, you should see the following CENTRAL AUTHENTICATION SERVICE (CAS) login screen: