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SCI/IDS 225: Women in Science

SCI/IDS 225: Women in Science, Olga Michels, S-Term 2020

Remote Access Tips

Accessing the library collection from afar will be slightly different than your previous experience. Read on for some tips...


The ebooks in our collection will be a convenient way to access materials remotely. On most of our platforms, the simplest method for reading ebooks is through your web browser. 

Accessing print books

For many topics, your scientist will have written a commonly-available book. Since this will be an essential source for your project, we encourage you to acquire your own copy from a local book shop or online retailer.

While we cannot deliver print materials off campus, you can request a chapter of a print book to be scanned and delivered electronically. Log in to the ILLiad interlibrary loan site, and fill out a request form.

If you are living on-campus or close to Decorah, you may request a print book held by Luther through the "Place Hold" button found in the book's catalog record, and it will be made available for pick-up at the library's Circulation Desk.

Interlibrary Loan

In WorldCat Discovery, you will also find books and articles held by other libraries. Articles may be requested to be delivered electronically to both on- and off-campus students; and books may be requested by on-campus students using the "Request Item through Interlibrary Loan" button in the catalog.

Books & eBooks

WorldCat Discovery, the library's catalog, is the place to continue your search for more in-depth resources on your topic.

A search of a subject's name will bring up a list of works held in print and electronic formats.


In additional to resources found in the library catalog, you may also find secondary sources covering your subject and the significance of their work in the article databases listed below:

For other secondary sources pertaining to a specific field, see one of our locally-produced subject guides:

Newspapers & Current News

Newspapers and magazines can provide contemporary reports of discoveries and findings, along with mainstream reflections on an individual's life and work.

Web Resources

In addition to our library catalog and databases, in-depth information on your subject may also be available in college and university websites, institutional repositories and archives, and the sites of professional organizations within the subject's field of study.

Often, searching a regular web search engine for your subject's name will find these sources. Below are a few additional sites targeted to scholarly and archival information.

Next Steps

Now that you have collected a number of sources related to your topic, you are ready to begin reading and evaluating your sources.

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