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Biol 2220 Ecology Resources: Key Resources


Accessing Library Resources and Materials

Use the links in this guide or in Canvas, or links on the library home page to use library databases and find books and articles and other library resources.  These links are formatted to ask you for your A# and password if they are needed for access. 

As an alternative, you can use the USU VPN.  Instructions for installing the VPN are found here.

Find Articles


Article Linker button

Need the PDF/full-text?

Use Article Linker to search for full-text across all databases. If the article isn't available, choose Request via ILLiad or use interlibrary loan to request a copy from another library.


Lean Library

The Merrill-Cazier Library at USU subscribes to Lean Library, a browser plug-in that alerts you when online content is available through the library while you are doing your research both on and off-campus. Lean Library works no matter how you do your research (from databases, using Google Scholar, or from links provided by your professor).  More on Lean Library.

Find Books & Background Info


Need a book we don't own?

Use interlibrary loan to request books, articles, and more from other libraries.


Need strategies for reading academic journal articles?

Use this reading guide from the library to help you understand the major sections of academic articles and develop strategies for quickly understanding them. Or check out the handout linked below for more details.