To access databases from off-campus, we recommend navigating through the Databases A-Z tab, located on the library homepage. You will be prompted to login with your username and ISO password. For more information, please refer to our Remote Access to Electronic Resources page.
Instructors frequently need images for use in teaching and research but permissions can be a problem. ARTstor is a collection of over 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities and sciences that are available for use in your educational and research-related materials. Permission, when needed, is clearly outlined.
Browzine is a mobile app for tablets and smart phones that enables you to access and browse many e-journals from different publishers through one simple interface. BrowZine is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and Android phones and tablets (such as Google Nexus or Amazon Kindle Fire). To get started, simply download the app from your tablet’s app store, select Michigan Technological University as your library on the “Settings” page, and enter your username and ISO password.
Chronicle of Higher Education
There is a new recommended method for accessing the library’s campus-wide subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education. For easier access from anywhere, create a free account at Chronicle.com using your mtu.edu email address. With this method, you will no longer need to go through the library’s website or otherwise authenticate to the network. A Chronicle app is also available for IOS devices, just log in using your free account credentials.
Looking for videos or clips to use in class, assignments or entertainment? Docuseek2 is a collection of documentaries covering topics from science and technology to sustainability, health, business and social issues. Documentaries or clips can be embedded into course pages or presentations; videos can be watched on- or off-campus through most devices or computers as well.
For those conducting historical or genealogical research, HeritageQuest is a rich source of primary documents. Federal Census data from 1790-1940, military records, books, bank records, and the PERSI collection are included.
IBISWorld offers more than 700 comprehensive industry reports. Each 30 to 40 page report contains key statistics and market analysis, current and future forecasts, and other data provided by a team of expert researchers and analysts.
Michigan Tech is now a member institution of ICPSR, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, an highly regarded archive for storing, preserving and making data accessible. Despite its name, this data archive also contains a wealth of datasets on topics such as transportation, health, medicine and education. Create a MyData account for access to data sets and other content exclusively for institutional subscribers including excellent guidance on the creation of data management plans.
Are you or your students looking for background information or statistical data on a specific market or company? The library now subscribes to Statista, an intuitive, multifaceted statistics portal with direct access to quantitative data on over 80,000 topics from more than 18,000 sources. Statistics, industry reports, company dossiers, and infographics are just some of the content available for download in multiple formats.