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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 Search Elite

Broad coverage of a range of academic subjects, including sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. Full text is available for more than 2000 periodicals, mostly scholarly journals but also including magazines, newspapers, and trade journals.

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 Source Elite

Over 1000 periodical titles covering subjects in business, management, and economics, including the Journal of Marketing, Economic Policy Review, and Management Review. Also includes detailed MarketLine profiles of over 10,000 companies.

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.

EBSCO Management Collection

Academic journals, trade publications, and magazines covering business management, including Harvard Business Review, Money, and Forbes.


An excellent resource for teachers and future teachers, with journals and reports covering all levels of education from early childhood education to higher education and lifelong learning. Includes titles such as English Language Teaching and the International Journal on Special Education.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Contains over 25,000 short articles covering a wide range of academic topics.

Great Events from History (Salem Press)

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

Health Source - Consumer Edition

Magazines and journals covering health and wellness topics for general audiences and everyone who wants to know more about their own health, including Psychology Today, Health, and Prevention.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This version of the Health Source database is aimed at students who are studying nursing and other health sciences. Includes Lancet and New England Journal of Medicine along with more specialized titles such as Perspectives in Psychiatric Care.

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.

Mango Languages

Learn over 70 languages with this highly-rated language-learning app.

MasterFILE Premier

Includes a wide range of general-interest and more specialized magazines, from National Review to Electronic Musician.

MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection

A collection of full-text e-books, focusing on academic titles. Titles include Shakespeare and Superheroes, Marketing Fashion, and The Science of Near-Death Experiences.

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.

Newspaper Source Plus

Includes articles from more than 1000 newspapers. Iowa newspapers include the Hawk Eye (Burlington), the Gazette (Cedar Rapids), the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, and the Newton Daily News.


News articles from Business Wire, the Associated Press, and other news wire services.

Primary Search

Provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.

Primary Search Reference eBook

A collection of e-books for elementary school research.


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.

Profile: Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section, and details on how to create business plans.

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.

Regional Business News

Business news from local and regional newspapers, as well as news wire services.

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.


This resource has 90,000 articles focused on current events and hot topics such as animal rights, bullying, and mental health.

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.

Vocational and Career Collection

Provides access to a variety of industry trade journals, from Advertising Age to Hotel & Hotel Management and Florist.

Web News

From the vendor: “EBSCO's Web News provides near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics.”