E-resource access for graduates
Apr 6, 2011
Worried about losing access to the wealth of digital information sources that the LIS Virtual Library offers to registered students? Here are some ideas for mitigating the withdrawal symptoms:
- Alumni can access the UI Library's licensed full-text databases as long as their NetID remains active. This is controlled by CITES, not by GSLIS nor the Library. Per CITES, your account on the campus network will expire 3 months after graduation.
- An increasing number of journals in LIS and other subjects are published as open-access web journals, and the full text is universally available. Open access LIS journals are listed and linked in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
- For searching the published LIS literature (but not full text), use the free version of Library, Information, and Technology Abstracts (LISTA) from EBSCO.
- The search engines Google Scholar (interdisciplinary) and Scirus (focused on science and technology) identify articles, preprints, conference papers, and more, and frequently like to open access content.
- Produced by librarians, Current Cites annotates articles about information technologies. You can subscribe to monthly alerts, each covering up to a dozen selected articles.
- For more information, see the GSLIS help page on "Leaving GSLIS," under "Accounts and Passwords," and the Friends of Libraries page on access to electronic resources.
If you have questions, contact Sue Searing, LIS Librarian, 217-333-4456, email@example.com.