Searching for Articles and Books


Starting Point: Ames Library -> Articles & Journals -> Educational Studies

Find Full Text of Articles withsfx.gif

• Tells you if the library has a subscription to the journal or magazine
• Tells you if article is available online, print, or both
• If we don’t have a subscription, you can order through ILLiad, our free interlibrary loan service (sign up at

Ames Library Catalog

Find books, videos/DVDs or CDs the library owns
Search by…Any word anywhere:
  • Searches all the words in each record
  • Most relevant results shown first
Search by…Title:
  • When you know the title you’re looking for, or,
  • When you want a specific word or phrase in the title
Search by…Author:
  • When you know the author (last name, first name)

Call number guides are next to the elevators in Ames and online.

Find what boo
I-Share Catalog
ks, videos/DVDs, or CDs are available in 76 Illinois libraries
• Use the same search strategies as with The Ames Library Catalog
• Request materials from other libraries – you’ll receive an email when the item is ready to be picked up at the Circulation Desk.

Have Questions?

Contact Stephanie!