Research Services

Head of Research Services Department: Lorraine Pellack,, 515 294-5569

The ISU Library offers a wide variety of services for researchers from very basic search advice to indepth assistance including:

  • Literature reviews and search advice
  • Recommending databases for specific topics
  • Evaluating sources
  • Locating hard-to-find publications
  • Style manual help
  • Research metrics such as journal impact factor, h-index, citation counts, etc.
  • Copyright permissions and advice
  • Data management plan advice
  • Open access & open educational resources

We're happy to help anyone - undergrads, grads, faculty, staff, alumni or community researchers, external researchers.

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