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Anytime from anywhere access

You can access almost all of the library's databases from home or other location so long as you are an IUPUI student, staff, or faculty member. Library resources are "IP-filtered". Access typically requires using the campus computer network, such as the campus wireless system,  or one of the two strategies given below.   


1. Simply access a resource link provided on a University Library webpage, such as a subject guide page or by following links Resources --> Databases A-Z . Input your campus username and password only to an IU popup window. 

Using a library site link is required for Books24x7 ebooks, even when on the campus network.


2. An alternative to using a University Library website resource link that works for most resources, other than Books24x7, is to use a campus VPN link as described below. VPN can save time, allowing options such as bookmarking a resource site.  

Tutorials on research concepts

Kimball Library Instructional Videos*:
from Coastal Carolina University  (humorous & short: about 3 minutes or less).
Information Cycle
This video provides an overview of research materials. In order to select sources appropriate for your research, it is helpful to consider their original purpose, that is, why that newspaper article, journal article, or book was created in the first place.
Other suggested videos:
Why Citing is Important
What is a Scholarly Article?
Scholarly versus Popular
How to Locate Scholarly Articles

*Technical note: The Coastal Carolina tutorials generally download and run automatically. If not, try a different Internet browser.