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*Resident areas include Iowa City, Hills, University Heights, Lone Tree, and rural Johnson County.

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

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Search the US Federal Census from 1790 to 1940 as well as immigration, vital, military, court, church, and ethnic records. Explore city directories, the Social Security Death Index, and more. Remote access has ended, use is now in-Library only.

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Full-image access to historical Cedar Rapids newspapers and city directories spanning 140-plus years. A partnership between The Cedar Rapids Public Library, The Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation, The Gazette, and Advantage Archives.

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Full text results from Jan 1, 1999 - present from the largest circulation newspaper in the state of Iowa. A ProQuest resource.

Full-page images from Jan 1, 2009 - present provides cover-to-cover access to recent newspaper content from the largest circulation newspaper in the state of Iowa. Every page is full-text searchable.

Full-page images from Jan 1, 1871 - Dec 31, 2008 provides cover-to-cover access to historical newspaper content from the largest circulation newspaper in the state of Iowa. Every page is full-text searchable.

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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.

A source for U.S. census records, books, periodicals, Revolutionary War service records, and Freedman's Bank deposit or records.

This full-image archive covers historical newspapers in the Iowa City area from 1840 to 1924, previously only available within the library on microfilm. Examples of included titles: Iowa City Daily Press, Iowa City Republican, and Iowa City Press Citizen. Visit our resource for a full list of searchable titles.

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Full-page images from Jan 2, 1965 - Dec 31, 2008 provides cover-to-cover access to historical newspaper content from Iowa City's local newspaper. Every page is full-text searchable.

Comprehensive site of Iowa legislative and legal resources.

Full-text access to Irving Weber's 850 Iowa City Press Citizen articles on Iowa City and Johnson County history.

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

Historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present.

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Full-text recent regional news content, as well as archives back to the 1980s. Covers news sources from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Includes the Star Tribune, Dubuque's Telegraph Herald, Iowa City Press Citizen and Des Moines Register.