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What are you looking for?

This is a great place to start your search for information

Search engines are a fine place to start a search of the Internet, but often the results are unsatisfactory. Besides, the Internet isn't the only place to find information. Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.

Do you have a reference question? Need to do some research and not sure where to begin? and we'll be happy to help!


  • UseEbscoHostto find magazine or newspaper articles. (Grimes Library cardholders should call the library for the password to access this site.)
  • Search Iowa libraries or WorldCat to find books, CDs, DVDs and other items in libraries
  • Need help writing a paper or citing a source, visit Purdue Owl
  • Use HealthInfoIowa to start your search for health information.


Iowa Heritage Project and Iowa Publications Online can help you dig deep into all things Iowa.

Use the links at the left to find the information you need.

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it." -Samuel Johnson