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Find the best library databases for your research.

Find articles in scholarly journals and magazines with these databases and indexes. Look for UILink button in search results to link to full text resources (when available). For assistance please visit E-Resources Help: problems, tips, etc.

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Database Trials (Resources Under Evaluation)

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Birds of the World is a powerful resource that brings deep, scholarly content from four celebrated works of ornithology into a single platform where biologists and birders can find comprehensive life history information on birds. Every bird has a story. Discover them all with Birds of the World.
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An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to the 21st century. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Issues have been scanned in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of articles, covers, ads and reviews.

Access to EIMA1: Music, Radio and The Stage, EIMA2: Cinema, Film and Television (Part 1) and EIMA3: Cinema, Film and Television (Part 2)
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In partnership with Global Eagle, this collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films focusing on both current and hard-to-find titles, including dramas, literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, science fiction, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award® winners, and more.
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Effective immediately and until normal access to physical collections resumes, students, faculty, and staff at the University of Iowa have online access to a large portion of the University Libraries’ print collection—volumes that would have been difficult to access from library facilities that are closed due to COVID-19. To access, visit HathiTrust and click the yellow “LOG IN” button. Select “University of Iowa” and log with your HawkID
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LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access.
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Please email Brett Cloyd @ brett-cloyd@uiowa.edu for the username and password to access this resource.
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The Internet Archive has made available until June 30, 2020 over a million books normally under copyright. To these books, go to NEL and search for the book title or subject.
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RedShelf has made many of their digital textbooks available at no cost for the rest of the semester, through May 25, for University of Iowa students. Users must create an account before searching for the book title.
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Teaching Channel provides access to over 1,400 videos that demonstrate effective K-12 teaching practices.
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Single search for indexes and records for nearly 250 years of U.S. Federal government information. Includes The Annals of Congress, Register of Debates and Congressional Globe. Includes links to the full text at the Library of Congress’ American Memory.
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