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Research Commons

A space and place for those seeking help with research-related needs.

ISU: A Long Tradition of Scholarly Research

Milner Library ca. 1959. Milner was previously located in what is now Williams Hall

Quote visible on the back wall, from: Thomas Carlyle (1840) The Hero as Man of Letters

"All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of book"

3MT at the Normal Theatre (3 Minute Thesis Competition)

Looking over the Graduate Catalog of 1953-4

Dual Overlay Visualization

This is an overlaid image of a 10 µm diameter Pt electrode recorded with a dual probe. One probe records pH and the other measures the rate of reaction at the Pt electrode. The images are offset in the xy plane because the two imaging probes are offset; the image effectively is a “picture” of the dual probe that is doing the imaging.

Agriculture Research at ISU Farm

Warhol Fizz.Visualization

This is one of a series of colorized images of a beaker of Diet Sierra Mist in an ultrasonic cleaner (J Chem Educ 83 (4) 577).

Chemistry Lab

Some tasks aren't as fun but contaminated glassware = contaminated results, right?

Warhol Fizz2 Visualization

This is one of a series of colorized images of a beaker of Diet Sierra Mist in an ultrasonic cleaner

(J Chem Educ 83 (4) 577).

Microscopy

Physics Lab

Starch Coals 2 Visualization

This image is a scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of starch microparticles embedded on some kind of substrate. The colors are false, as SEM only produces black and white images.

Original Milner Library Reading Room, circa 1971

Milner Library was previously located in what is now known as Williams Hall.  Ccourtesy of the Dr. Jo Ann Rayfield University Archives

2022 Research Symposium: Provost Tarhule discussing a research project

What's in this guide

This guide is intended for those seeking help with research-related needs: author profiles, data management plans (DMP), data visualizations, text and data mining, and more!

This guide is very large and may seem intimidating at first.  Please note the order of content. 

All content prior to the DMP tab (on the left-hand side) is content you may need for either your research OR to craft a successful DMP (Data Management Plan). 

All successive tabs below DMP, follow the same order of content as in a DMP plan; the headings are essentially the same.  

Sarah Dick; Graduate School Librarian

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Sarah Dick, MLIS, RN
Contact:
Hovey Hall, 208 D
Graduate School
(309) 438-2860

Chad Kahl: Data Librarian

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Chad Kahl
he / him / his
Contact:
Office: Milner 419
(309) 438-3454
Website
Subjects: Law, Legal Studies