- Academic Search Elite
This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies and more.
ArchiveGrid provides access to detailed descriptions of historical documents, personal papers and family histories held in archives throughout the world. Users can learn about the contents of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials or order copies.
The ArticleFirst database describes items listed on the table of contents pages of individual issues of nearly 13,000 journals in the areas of business, the humanities, medicine, popular culture, science, social sciences and technology.
- Britannica Online
Online version of the world renowned academic edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.
- Business Source Elite
This database offers information on business, economics, management, and marketing. More than 10,100 substantial company profiles from Datamonitor are also included.
CAMIO contains fine art and decorative art from pre-history through contemporary works. All content is rights-cleared for educational use in the classroom or to illustrate papers, Web projects and other assignments.
- Center for Disease Control National Vital Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention annual national vital statistics website includes birth data, mortality data, fetal death data, marriages and divorces and more.
- CINAHL with Full Text
Comprehensive nursing and allied health database containing full-text coverage of many of the more than 610 journals within the CINAHL database. Our License agreement allows 8 users at a time to access the database. If you cannot access the database, try searching again later. If the problem persists, please contact a reference librarian at 319-398-5697.
- Community College Journal (Online)
Log into the Community College Journal Online by using your Kirkwood email address. For first time access, click the Login button pictured here
. Next, you will have to register as a new user from the screen pictured here
. After this, select your location and fill out the registration form pictured here
. After completing this step you will have access to all CCJ content, and next time you can just sign in using the credentials you created.
- CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher examines current events and issues. It offers overviews, future outlooks, opposing viewpoints and bibliographies on many topics, such as global warming, teenage suicide, etc.
- Current Biography Illustrated
This database reflects the entire contents of the printed monthly Current Biography. It provides profiles and images of the people making tomorrow’s headlines plus historical figures back to World War II.
- DSM Library
The DSM Library contains access to the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, DSM-5. Note, this online edition does not contain page numbers.
Use this link to access all EBSCOhost databases the library has subscriptions to.
- EBSCOhost eBooks
EBSCOhost's extensive collection of books available electronically from any electronic device with an internet connection.
- EBSCOhost Mobile
Use this link to access EBSCOhost databases with your mobile device.
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and resources.
- European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750
This is not a full-text database. It indexes European works that relate to the Americas. It covers the history of European exploration, portrayals of Native American peoples, natural disaster, disease outbreaks and slavery.
- Farm, Field and Fireside Collection
The Farm, Field and Fireside Collection is a project of the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This collection is a repository of digital facsimiles of historic agricultural newspapers published in the United States. Users can print, download, or e-mail individual articles free of charge.
- FirstSearch Home
Use this link to access the following FirstSearch databases: ArticleFirst, ClasePeriodica, Ebooks, ECO, GPO, OAIster, PapersFirst, Proceedings, WorldAlmanac, and WorldCatDissertations.
- Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
This database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.
- Google Books
The "advanced book search" option lets you search only those books whose full contents can be viewed online. *Note: There is not a print option for Google Books.*
- Google News Archive
Google news archive search provides an easy way to search and explore historical archives. In addition to helping you search, News archive search can automatically create timelines which show selected results from relevant time periods.
- Google Scholar
Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly materials such as journal articles, research reports, dissertations, and theses. You'll be linked to the full text if the library subscribes to the journal or if it's from an open access journal.
This database offers information on all aspects of human impact to the environment. It includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.
- Health Source: Consumer Edition
This database provides consumer health information, i.e. information written for the patient and consumer.
- Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides scholarly information on many medical disciplines with a strong emphasis on nursing and allied health.
- JSTOR Language & Literature
This collection includes journals with focuses in the following subject matters: Language & Literature, African Studies, American Studies, Feminist & Women’s Studies.
- Kanopy Streaming Videos
This video database contains a wide range of educational videos produced by PBS, BBC, Documentary Educational Resources and more. Our collection also includes Media Education Foundation's Media Studies & Communication Collection
- Learning Express Library
The Learning Express Library is a resource offering several practice tests, exercises, skill building courses, eBooks and other info for helping you succeed in school and your career.
- Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
This database provides access to information on library and information science with indexing coverage beginning in 1984, abstracting in 1984, and “select” full in 1994.
- Literary Index by Gale
This Literary Index is a master index to the major literature products published by Gale. It allows you to search Gale literature database by author or by title. You can also Look for authors by name, birth date, death date, or nationality. Full text is not online, but the Cedar Rapids Campus Library owns many of the titles in print.
- Literature Resource Center
This database provides information on literary topics, authors, and their works. Its covers all genres and disciplines, all time periods, and all regions of the world. Full text.
- MasterFILE Premier
This database is designed specifically for public libraries, covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Many articles are full text.
Consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.
- New York Times (1851-2011)
ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851-2011) offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
- New York Times (June 1, 1980-present)
Use this link to browse and search current issues of New York Times.
- Newspaper Archives of Cedar Rapids Public Library
This online database contains more than 665,000 historical newspaper pages from Cedar Rapids. The full-page newspapers, dating back to 1857, are searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.
- Newspaper Source Plus
Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, this database also features many television and radio news transcripts.
This is your one-stop database for full-text news articles from national, regional and local newspapers. Includes: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Iowa City Press-Citizen
, Des Moines Register
and hundreds of other titles.
- Opposing Viewpoints in Context
This resource from Gale covers today’s hottest social issues. It helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.
- Ovid Nursing Journal Collection
This small database contains the following nursing journals: Home Healthcare Nurse: The Journal of the Home Care and Hospice Professional, Nursing Critical Care, Nursing, Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, and AJN: American Journal of Nursing.
- PQDT Open
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.
You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.
- Primary Search
This database provides information for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles).
- Project Gutenberg
Database containing nearly 40,000 electronic books that can be downloaded to an e-reader or mobile device or read online.
This database contains scholarly articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). All articles are full text.
PubMed comprises more than 20 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central.You'll also be linked to the full text if the library subscribes to the journal or if it's from an open access journal.
- Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
- Salem History (Milestone documents in American History)
This database includes the complete content of printed reference sets from Salem Press: Milestone Documents in American History, Fifties in America, and Sixties in America.
- Science Full Text Select
This database provides journal articles on a variety of science subjects such as Automotive Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Biology, Soil Science, etc. The coverage begins in 1994.
- ScienceDirect Health & Life Sciences College Edition
This database contains over 1,000 well-respected journals in the fields of Health and Life Sciences.
- Teacher Reference Center
This database provides professional educators with indexing and abstracts for teacher and administrator journals and magazines.
This is a current events database allowing students to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms.
- Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources.
- Vocational and Career Collection
The database provides full text coverage for a number of trade and industry related periodicals.
- World Book Encyclopedia Online
Online edition of the World Book encyclopedia set. This edition includes links to videos and additional information not directly available in the print edition.