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Research Resources for Library Visitors

Overview of Library Resources

The IU Kokomo Library offers full access to our resources (both print and electronic/online) to the visiting public through Computer Guest Accounts. For more details on these accounts, see Library Resources for Visitors.

Library visitors may access print and online books, journals, magazines, videos, and more. See our Get Started with Research page for an overview of the resources visitors may access on campus. Some resources, such as IUCAT (the IU online library catalog), are also accessible from off campus.

EBSCO Discovery Service

EBSCO Discovery Service, or EDS, is a resource discovery tool. Rather than searching databases or catalogs one by one, EDS allows you to conduct one search and retrieve results from IUCAT, article databases like MasterFILE Premier, and much more. Note that, in order to view some full text articles from off campus, an IU Kokomo login may be required. Visitors may still access these articles, though, by coming to our library and obtaining a Computer Guest Account. Learn more about EDS at What is EBSCO Discovery Service?

  • IU Kokomo Library visitors: Click the following link to access EDS from off campus: EBSCO Discovery Service (Guest access only)
  • IU Kokomo students, faculty, and staff: Use your University credentials to log in to the full-feature EDS at this second URL: EBSCO Discovery Service (IUK login required)

Please Ask a Librarian any additional questions about EDS.

Government Documents

The IU Kokomo Library is a selective depository for federal and state government documents. We currently select about 31% of the items available from the Government Printing Office (GPO). Learn more about our Government Documents Collection. By law, all print and online government material is made available for use by the general public at no cost.

Also see our Government Documents Research Guide to locate documents of special interest to you.

Other Research Resources

The State of Indiana offers a virtual library called INSPIRE to Indiana residents. INSPIRE is freely accessible from the website This library offers access to notable research databases such as Biography in Context, Business Source Complete, Nursing Resource Center, and the Testing and Education Reference Center.

For assistance with INSPIRE resources, please contact the State Library through their Ask-a-Librarian service.

Last Updated: 6 October 2017

Last updated: 11/29/2017