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Reference and Research: Online Resources
Resources marked with require an Iowa City Public Library card when accessed from outside the Library, and licensing restrictions limit access to residents of Iowa City and to areas covered by contracts for library service: rural Johnson County and the cities of Hills and University Heights.
The Historical Resource at ICPL database can be found here.
Books & Entertainment
- All Iowa Reads - Information and discussion questions for past and present All Iowa Reads selections.
- Allmusic - Biographies of musicians, discographies, reviews, similar artists, and best pics.
- Booklist - Over 120,000 book reviews, and audiobook, video, and database reviews.
- Contemporary Authors - Provides 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.
- ICPL Collection Blog - Iowa City Public Library staff provide reviews and recommendations of items in the collection.
- Internet Movie Database - Information about movies, actors, film crews, tv shows, and video games and trivia, user reviews and forums.
- New Materials at the Library - New materials recently added to the Library collections.
- New York Times Bestseller - New York Times expanded bestseller lists.
- 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.
- One Community One Book: Johnson County Reads - Annual community-wide reading project which invites community residents to discuss the same human rights-related text.
- Title Source 3 - Find information, books, audio cassettes, and videos. Note: You must select Anonymous Login to begin your search (look for the button at the bottom of the page).
- What's Next? Adult Fiction in Series - Help finding books in series, courtesy of Kent Public Library.