The theme for National Library Week 2020, "Find your place at the library," was chosen prior to the global pandemic that forced most libraries to temporarily close their physical spaces. However, you can still find your place at the library thanks to the efforts of libraries providing virtual services and digital content that is needed now more than ever.
We are going to share with you some of NDSU Libraries' resources that are available to access from the comfort of your home. As we continue to serve our campus and community during this time of crisis, let us help you find the library at your place.
Academic Search Premier includes interdisciplinary journals which cover a wide range of disciplines. If you're not sure where to begin your research or what might be available on your topic, Academic Search Premier will cast a wide net and provide you with a great foundation. It is your go-to place to start!
Academic Video Online (AVON) is a video streaming service now available at NDSU! If you’re looking for a documentary, tutorials, or even feature films, this service offers academic and leisure options for everyone.
The Cal Olson Photograph Collection is a diverse collection of images taken by photojournalist Cal Olson spanning from the 1950s to the 1970s. Olson took most of these images while working at the Fargo Forum, and they cover topics such as the Fargo tornado of 1957, Native Americans, and the Vietnam War. Olson was a member of the 1958 Pulitzer Prize winning Fargo Forum staff.
The Father William C. Sherman Collection consists of photographs taken by Father William C. Sherman, Leo Kim, and DJ Guerrero, primarily in North Dakota in the 1970s. The collection includes slides and photographs of structures that highlight the architecture and building techniques of homesteaders on the Northern Plains.
HeinOnline: Need information regarding legal issues? HeinOnline is a collection of historical and government documents and law-related journals. This resource contains entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.
Govinfo.gov: Don’t know where to start when looking for information from the federal government? Govinfo.gov is a free site that will connect you with congressional publications, laws, regulations, and high-interest content such as COVID-19.
HathiTrust.org: Having trouble finding that Department of Agriculture report you need? Want more information on the great pandemic of 1918? HathiTrust has a large collection of historic government content as well as full books and journal issues. You can’t download, but you can read!
The NDSU Repository provides online access to a wealth of materials that combine to tell the academic and institutional story of NDSU. Use the Repository to find past doctoral and masters work, faculty research, Extension publications, campus publications, and much more. You can ensure your part in the story of NDSU by submitting applicable work to the Repository. Original work by NDSU faculty, staff, and students, including published journal articles, conference presentations, posters, and datasets can be submitted to the Repository by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for additional resources for your classes or research while attending NDSU remotely? Try these open education resources for freely available textbooks, journal articles, and other scholarly information. View the section "Open Textbooks" for links to freely available textbooks that cover primary courses in many subjects.
Overdrive provides our NDSU community with popular e-books and e-audiobooks. Whether you want to read a comic, see how The Witcher compares to its source material, or listen to Harry Potter for the first (or thousandth) time, find what you want from the comfort and safety of home.
Many scholarly publishers are making their journals and ebooks freely available during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find journal articles, ebooks, reference works, and other resources that are continually being added as they become available.