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AAS Historical Periodicals Collection (EBSCO)

Rich collections of periodicals detail American history and culture from the late 17th Century to the late 19th Century to meet the research needs of scholars and faculty in specific academic departments.

Academic OneFile (Gale)

Covers the physical and social sciences, technology, medicine, engineering, the arts, technology, literature, and many other subjects.

Access Science (McGraw Hill)

Reference material covering all major scientific disciplines. Links to primary research material, videos and exclusive animations, and curriculum maps for teachers.

Books & Authors (Gale)

Helps you answer the question, “What should I read next?”

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow

The ultimate test-prep database. Practice exams to get you prepared for ACT, AP exams, CLEP, PSAT, SAT, TEAS, TOEFL, US Citizenship, and many others. Also available via Iowa public libraries.

Business Insights (Gale)

Essentials delivers comprehensive international business intelligence.

Chilton Library (Gale)

The most authoritative automotive repair information source.

Chronicle of Higher Education

News, information and jobs intended for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online edition is published every weekday.

CINAHL- Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (EBSCO)

More than 610 journal titles, back to 1981. Includes Journal of Nursing, Public Health Nursing, and Nursing Administration Quarterly (peer reviewed/academic). Some titles, such as Dental Assistant, have full text .pdfs for each article. Others, such as CMA Today, Journal of Professional Nursing, and Nursing Outlook, are indexed in CINAHL but we have the full text in print in the library. Please contact library staff with any questions.

CQ Researcher (Congressional Quarterly)

Excellent source on current events. Articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research.

Credo Reference (Credo)

An online reference collection containing more than 900 online encyclopedias, subject dictionaries, biographical sources and reference tools.

Educator’s Reference Complete (Gale)

Comprehensive collection of periodicals and reference content supporting the education field.

General OneFile (Gale)

General interest titles with millions of articles available in full text.

Great Events from History (Salem Press)

The 20th Century, broken down into three volumes. Hundreds of nonfiction essays.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale)

More than 2,500 full-text periodicals, reference books, pamphlets, and hundreds of videos demonstrating medical procedures and live surgeries.

Health & Wellness Resource Center (Gale)

Comprehensive consumer health resource providing current disease and disorder information as well as in-depth coverage of alternative and complementary medical practices.

InfoTrack Newsstand (Gale)

Provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world.

Informe Academico (Gale)

Comprehensive collection of publications supporting the most-studied disciplines in Latin America.

Issues and Controversies (Facts on File/Infobase)

From the vendor: “Provides exclusive, extensive coverage of hundreds of today’s hot topics, with unbiased analysis and rich related resources… politics, business, government, crime, law, energy, education, health, family, science, foreign policy, race, rights, society, and culture. Updated weekly, with a wire-service newsfeed providing the latest headline stories… designed to inspire thought-provoking debates and research papers.

Masterplots (Salem Press)

A classic reference work for more than sixty years. Analyzes, via hundreds of essays, the “most important” works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction.


Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences. Sample full text titles: American Journal of Public Health, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), and Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology.


Provides professionally researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy.

ProQuest Research Library

Perhaps our largest article database at 6500 periodical titles. A mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 subjects and topics. Primary categories: Business, Health & Medicine, History, Literature & Language, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and the Arts. Sample titles include Corrections Today, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Paralegal Today, and US News & World Report. Includes many publications in Spanish and other languages.

Today’s Science (Facts on File/Infobase)

From the vendor: “Bridges the gap between the science that students learn in the classroom and the discoveries pushing the boundaries of science… in biology, chemistry, the environment, space, physics, and technology. ” Includes editorial cartoons on scientific topics. Updated weekly.

Transparent Language Online

Learn 100+ languages online. Here are directions to set up an account.

World News Digest (Facts on File/Infobase)

From the vendor: “Brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts on File World News Digest in print. This archival record of domestic and international news is updated weekly and contains more than 1 million internal hyperlinks.” Search news by topic, by decade or by country. Updated weekly.