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Begin your research journey here with access to thousands of international full-text, peer-reviewed journals.

Contemporary news content from Iowa newspapers including The Gazette, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier and the Quad-City Times.

A FirstSearch Index to journals in science, technology, medicine, social science, business, the humanities, and popular culture.

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Reviews, ratings, recommendations, video clips and buying advice for thousands of products and services. Also includes health content from Consumer Reports Online Health.

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The largest circulation newspaper in the state of Iowa. Coverage from 1999 - present via ProQuest.

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Search or browse full image views of the Cedar Rapids Gazette from 1932 to 2021 via NewspaperArchive.

News coverage for Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and 24 counties in Eastern Iowa from 1992 to present via America's News.

U.S. government publications of all types (including monographs, journals, bulletins, annual reports, technical reports, congressional materials, etc.) and all formats (paper, microfiche, and electronic) with links to full-text when available.

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Formerly known as America’s Obituaries & Death Notices. Explore genealogical records from 1704 – today, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900’s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers.

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Index to information in local newspapers and magazines such as Press-Citizen and The Daily Iowan. Press-Citizen indexed from 1961 to current.

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Provides full text periodicals covering an extensive range of subject areas including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion.

Information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues from the National Institutes of Health.

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Get free and full access to The New York Times anytime, anywhere from the New York Times website.

Full-text articles from 1980 to the present from the country’s newspaper of record via ProQuest. For some coverage from 1857 to 1919 use NewspaperArchive.

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Indexing and full-text access to newspapers from across the nation including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times as well as Iowa newspapers the Iowa City Press Citizen and the Des Moines Register.

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Free 3-day access to The Wall Street Journal website. Simply click the link and create an account, come back to this link to renew your subscription.

Free 7-day digital access to The Washington Post website. Simply click the link and create an account, come back to this link to renew your subscription.