The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
How to successfully revise your prose from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Learn how to cite resources of all kinds in MLA, APA, or Chicago Style.
Finding Newspaper Articles through Kirkwood Libraries
This resource will help you find newspaper articles using the tools available to Kirkwood students through the library.
What are Scholarly Journal Articles?
Learn about the various kinds of research available and when to use what kind of resource.
Evaluating Web Resources
Learn how to evaluate web-based resources for use in scholarly research.
A step-by-step guide on requesting books and articles from other libraries
Did you know that there is one-on-one, personalized help available to you from a librarian? You'll not only walk away with a LOT of information for your research paper, but you'll learn something about the research process. All of Kirkwood's reference librarians have Master's degrees in Library and Information Science and are here to help you!
The libraries can offer you:
We offer other services such as computers, laptop check-out, meeting rooms, and more. See our Library Services page for more!
Below are links to relevant research databases from Kirkwood. For a full list of the Kirkwood databases, please see http://guides.kirkwood.edu/az.php.
If you are accessing these off-campus, you may be required to log in with your k number and EagleNet password.
The database “Academic Search Elite” is the best place to start searching for magazine and journal ("scholarly") articles on almost any topic.
Instead of articles like you'd find in EBSCOhost, the information found here is in the form of reports, all from the same publication. Think of them as a combination of encyclopedia article, debate arguments and guide to researching the topic, all in one place.
Access newspapers from all over the country and the world. Includes the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and local papers The Iowa City Press Citizen and the Des Moines Register. (The Cedar Rapids Gazette can be searched in EbscoHost’s Newspaper Source database.)
This database features a collection of essays, each presenting an argument with supporting information. It’s a great place to see: current hot topics to generate ideas for your own research topic, a range of different opinions about a specific issue, and examples of opinion/argument essays. You will also find great supplemental materials such as magazine, journal and newspaper articles, videos, statistics, primary sources and encyclopedia articles.
This searches for books, DVDs and other materials held by the libraries at both the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids campuses, as well as our e-book (online books) collection.
In addition to the following links, see links above for Opposing Viewpoints and EBSCOhost