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Off campus access

Off-campus login instructions:

  • Click on the database of your choice.
  • When prompted, enter your NDSU username (Electronic ID) and the same password you use for BlackBoard/email.
  • If you need help, contact the library.

Searching tips

  • Database Search Bar Tips
    This guide lists the most common commands that are used in database search bars with examples of how they are used.
  • Databases A-Z
    Alphabetical listing of all NDSU databases.
  • PubMed Tutorial
    Video tutorials to help you use PubMed's resources to aid in your research.
  • Finding Data and Statistics
    Need hard numbers for research? Use this guide to learn how to find what you need.
  • Searching Gray Literature
    Not all high-quality information is peer-reviewed and published in commercial databases. This tutorial explains the what, why and how of gray literature searching.

Get your article

Have a citation? Use eJournals! Tutorial here.

Use interlibrary loan (ILL) to borrow from other libraries if NDSU doesn't have what you need. Tutorial here.


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