Using the Grinnell College Libraries While You Are Off Campus
Using Databases to Find Articles
Go to the Libraries Subject Guides and choose the subject (or department) of your choice:
Or choose the A to Z Database list
Find the database you would like to search and click on “off-campus access.” You will then be prompted to add your username and network password.
Connecting to the Articles
By making use of the “search for full text” links in the databases, you can find the full text of articles available through library databases and electronic journal subscriptions.
Full text available through database:
Using the "search for full text link":
Linking directly to the full text:
No Electronic Access?
IN PRINT ONLY: If the article is only available in our print holdings. Contact a librarian (see below) and we will arrange to have it scanned and sent to you.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN: If an article isn’t available electronically or in print—make an interlibrary loan request.
Click on the Interlibrary Loan Link
Planning ahead is the key to a successful foreign experience. The sites listed below will help get you started and provide vital information for traveling abroad.
CIA World Fact Book is produced annually for the use of US Government officials, and the style, format, coverage, and content are designed to meet their specific requirements.
U.S. State Department "Background Notes" provide detailed information to supplement the Consular Information Sheets available on the State Department Travel Advisories page.
The BBC World Service is an excellent source on current events.
Tunein.com provides an extensive set of streaming radio stations, a valuable resource for language practice and exploring different cultures.
The Center for Global Education Study Abroad Student Handbook - How to Get There and Back provides resources and preparation tips for students considering study abroad.
Transitions Abroad is an online guide to practical information on affordable alternatives to mass tourism: living, working, studying, or vacationing alongside the people of the host country.
The U.S. State Department provides vital information about everything from applying for a passport to tips on personal safety:
Emergency Services - for American citizens in cases of emergency such as arrest or death, as well as non-emergency matters of passports. There is a 24-hour Duty Officer Program as well as a Crisis Response Team which work on natural or man-made disasters.
The CDC Traveler's Health site provides vaccination suggestions, health advisories, and much more. This is a must visit for all students going abroad.
STA Travel provides information on International Student ID Cards, Eurail passes, discount airfares, etc.
The International Booking Network offers a simple, advanced and secure booking service for Youth Hostels worldwide.
Interactive Currency Table provides a list of currency values relative to the base currency that you specify.