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Academic Search Elite - Multi-disciplinary database containing full-text articles from over 2,000 journals.

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices - America’s Obituaries & Death Notices is NewsBank’s large and comprehensive collection of newspaper obituaries and death notices from around the United States.

Ancestry - AVAILABLE ONLY WITHIN THE LIBRARY. Library Edition includes records from the U.S. census; military,court, land, and probate records; vital records; directories; passenger lists, and more. Like information available for the U.K., Canada and some European countries.

ArticleFirst - Offers searching and browsing of articles and journal table of contents in one database.

Biography in Context - Biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Search based birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender.

Chilton Library - Automobile and light truck repair and maintenance.

Consumer Reports - Consumer Reports provides reliable data, unbiased information and more than 1,000 ratings, reviews, product comparisons and video clips. includes Cars Best Deals Plus for consumers looking for reliable information on new and used cars. Additionally, features extensive health content from Consumer Reports Online Health, which is designed to inform consumers as they navigate the health care labyrinth and seek a trusted unbiased source of information.

Contemporary Authors - Complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

Contemporary Literary Criticism - Extensive collection of critical essays on contemporary authors.

CQ Weekly - Coverage of the U.S. Congress including the status of bills, votes and amendments, floor and committee activity.

Des Moines Register - the largest circulation newspaper in the state of Iowa. Coverage from 11/27/2002 - present.

EbscoHost Magazine Index - Multiple databases that cover a wide range of topics and which contain full-text articles, citations, and abstracts from sources such as newspapers, periodicals and newswires.

EbscoHost Mobile - Multiple databases that cover a wide range of topics and which contain full-text articles, citations, and abstracts from sources such as newspapers, periodicals and newswires.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Search Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopaedia, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and a World Atlas. Provides for searching by keyword, subject, and alphabetical listing.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online for Kids - Search Compton's Encyclopedia, E.B. Elementary Encyclopedia or a dictionary.

Encyclopedia of Associations - Detailed information on over 135,000 nonprofit membership organizations worldwide.

ERIC - Published and unpublished sources on thousands of educational topics.

Explora Public Library Edition - Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books. Explora provides high-quality articles from licensed from reputable publishers, simple searches that quickly deliver relevant results, including primary source documents, news articles, and Associated Press videos, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic and topic overviews.

GPO Monthly Catalog - Covers all types of U.S. government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.).

Health Source: Consumer Edition - Consumer information from up to 80 health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition - Scholarly medical information from over 550 journals.

HeritageQuest - Census data, family records and local histories and much much more.

Historical New York Times - The Historical New York Times with Index (1851-1993) provides search capability using subject terms and topics for focused and targeted results in combination with searchable full text, full page, and article-level images from the Historical New York Times. Coverage: 1851 - 2012

Historical Statistical Abstracts of the United States - Historical Statistical Abstracts of the United States is the enhanced digitization of the entire 1878 to 2012. Historical Statistical Abstract editions include both GIF images and Excel files for every single table

Iowa City Press Citizen - Iowa City's local newspaper. Coverage from 11/13/2002 - present.

Learning Express 3.0 - The LearningExpress Library 3.0 is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, high school equivilency exam preparation (HiSET in Iowa), and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages.. The LearningExpress Library also includes Popular Software Tutorials and Basic Computer Instruction.

LexisNexis Library Express - Access to over 9,500 news, business, and legal sources. News and business resources can be accessed remotely from LexisNexis. Legal resources are only available in the library.

Mango Languages - A premier resource for all your language-learning needs. Mango is an interactive tool that helps you learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, and 30 more languages. Also includes English instruction (ESL) tailored to speakers of 14 languages.

MasterFILE Premier - MasterFILE Premier - MasterFILE Premier is a multidisciplinary database providing full text for nearly 1,700 general reference publications with information dating as far back as 1975.

Medline - Covers all areas of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services, administration, nutrition, and much more.

Morningstar Investment Research Center - includes mutual funds, stocks, and electronically traded funds. Please note that electronic use is limited to one user at a time. You will receive a message if the site is being utilized. Please try accessing again later.

New York Times - America's newspaper of record.

NewsBank - The Gazette 1/1/1992 - present and a collection of 1729 U.S. newspapers and news magazines, divided by state and region.

NewspaperArchive - Full text of local newspapers from across the country, the largest historic newspaper source online.

Novelist Plus - Electronic readers advisory service for fiction and nonfiction. Find by author, genre, or enter a novel you liked and get recommendations for similar books.

ProceedingsFirst - Provides tables of contents of papers presented at conferences worldwide.

Pronunciator - Need to learn a new language? Want to refresh the language skills you already have? The library has just what you're looking for! With 4000 courses available, Pronunciator provides access to 80 languages. The languages range from Afrikaans to Mongolian to Xhosa (and more in between). The language courses are available in English as well as many other languages. In addition, Pronunciator also provides ESL courses in 50 different languages to help learn and improve English language skills.

Proquest Newspapers - The Iowa City Press Citizen 11/27/2002 - present, The Des Moines Register 11/13/2002 - present , The New York Times 6/1/1980 - present, New York Times Magazine 1/5/1986 - present, The Wall Street Journal 1/2/1984 - present and a collection of national newspapers.

Reference USA - ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents. ReferenceUSA makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Sanborn Fire Maps - Iowa - Digital Sanborn Maps provide digital access to 1450 large - scale maps of 329 Iowa towns and cities. Sanborn Fire Maps were initially created to estimate maps were initially created to estimate fire insurance risks. The company's maps are frequently used for historical research, and for preservation and restoration efforts. Iowa City fire maps in this collection are for the following dates: September 1883, July 1888, April 1892, June 1899, April 1906, January 1912, July 1920, February 1926, and February 1933 through April 1946.

Social Security Death Index - AVAILABLE ONLY WITHIN THE LIBRARY. Genealogical tool lists birth and death dates, and place of death.

TopicSearch - Information on a wide variety of topics, from sources such as magazines, newspapers, biographies and book reviews.

Value Line Investment Survey Online - The service includes full-page reports and analyst commentaries as well as Timeliness™ and Safety™ ranks on the approximately 1,700 stocks covered by The Value Line Investment Survey Standard Edition. Also includes the Small and Mid Cap Edition.

Wall Street Journal - Daily newspaper published by the Dow Jones & Company that focuses on business and financial news.

Ward's Business Directory of U.S. and Private Companies - Information on small to mid-sized private companies.

World Almanac - Includes World Almanac and Book of Facts,World Almanac of the USA, the World Almanac of US Politics, World Almanac for Kids, and Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia.

WorldCat - The world's most comprehensive bibliography.