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Grand View Library

Many of the Library’s resources are available 24/7 through the library Web pages. Students, faculty, and staff can gain access to them by using their GV username and password.  Click here for hours of operation.


Help Tools

Using Library Resources - Helpful Videos

          Articles and Databases
Accessing Online Library Materials from Off Campus
                  Finding Scholarly Articles
                  Finding Fulltext Articles
                  Finding Nursing Research in CINAHL
                  Finding an Article from a Citation
                  Organizing Research Using a MyEBSCOhost Account
                  Finding Education Articles in ERIC
                  Finding Information in Business Source Premier
                  Finding Information in Lexis Nexis
                  Finding Newspaper Articles
                  Requesting Articles Through Interlibrary Loan

          Books, Encyclopedias, and Educational Films
Finding Books Using the Library Catalog
                   Finding a Book in Worldcat
                   Finding Background Information in Encyclopedia Britannica
                   Using Films on Demand

Printing from Your PC or Laptop
                   Printing in Color


Citation Help

Purdue Owl APA Style Manual
                    University of North Carolina APA Style Manual
                    American Psychological Association APA Style Manual
                    Helpful Videos
APA Citation Basics
                    Citing Articles Using APA
                    Citing Books Using APA
                    Citing Websites Using APA

                    Purdue Owl MLA Style Manual
                    University of North Carolina MLA Style Manual
                    Helpful Videos
MLA Citation Basics
                    Citing Articles Using MLA
                    Citing Books Using MLA
                    Citing Websites Using MLA

Purdue Owl Chicago/Turabian Style Manual
                   University of North Carolina Chicago/Turabian Style Manual
                   University of Wisconsin Chicago/Turabian Style Manual
                   Helpful Videos
Chicago/Turabian Citation Basics
                   Citing Articles Using Chicago/Turabian
                   Citing Books Using Chicago/Turabian
                   Citing Websites Using Chicago/Turabian

University of North Carolina CBE/CSE Style Manual

How to Recognize Plagiarism

About Us – Library hours, services and special collections.

Ask a Librarian – If you need assistance finding information, click on the link to send an email question.  Questions will be answered Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Monday – Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Computer Labs and Laptops – Several computer access areas are available in the Library, including labs, laptops and wireless access.



Click to locate books held in the school library, state, and world libraries, and find books currently in print.


Academic Search Premier – A general purpose/multi-subject index used to search for articles in periodicals Approximately one half of the periodicals indexed are full text

CINAHL with full text, MEDLINE, Health and Wellness – Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, 190 full text and 205 indexed journals on general health, nutrition, and sports medicine, and medicine from 1975 to the present.

Education Journals – Indexes to journals in the area of Education

Business Journals – Indexes to journals in the area of Business, finance and accounting.

PsycARTICLES – Index including full text for PsycInfo.

PsycInfo – Index covering all areas of Psychology from 1886.

LearningExpress - Index to career and academic resources for job preparation, college readiness, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

GreenFILE – Indexes all aspects of human impact to the environment. It contains scholarly, government and general-interest titles, including topics on global warming, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Technical Career Collection – This collection provides full text coverage for 400 trade and industry related periodicals including, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Video Business, Advertising Age, and many more. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for 650 journals.

Directory of Open Access Journals - Index to free open access scholarly journals

Electronic Journals List – Listing of all the journals provided by the Grand View Library

Library/Information Sciences and Technology Abstracts – This database indexes more than 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings. Subjects covered include librarianship, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and the information industry.

Topics and Information

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Directories
Encyclopedia Britannica
           Oxford English Dictionary
           Oxford Language Dictionaries (Spanish, French, German, and more...)

      Subject Specific Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Black Women in America
            Biographical Encyclopaedia of the Islamic Philosophy 
            Continuum Companion to 20th Century Theatre
            Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment
            Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls 
            Encyclopedia of African American History 1619-1895
            Grove Encyclopedia of American Art
            Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
            International Encyclopedia of Linquistics, Second Ed.
            Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
            Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion 
            Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature
            Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature
            Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature
            Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History             
            Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Lantinas in the United States
            Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
            Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation            
            Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Grand View Library Recommended Websites
Business and Marketing 
  Law, Government, Census and Statistics
Math and Engineering
Nursing, Health and Medicine
      Latex Alergies
      Standard Precautions
Psychology and Sociology
Religion and Philosophy


Newspapers, Videos and TV

Full-text newspaper databases as well as the current daily edition of major national news media publishers.

Times,Washington Post, L.A. Times, Christian Science Monitor – Full text articles and Book Reviews.

Video Help Finding Newspaper Articles

Newspaper Source – Full text for 245 regional, two national, and 18 international newspapers.

Des Moines Register ProQuest – Full text 2001-

Des Moines Register Website – Current issue

Wall Street Journal -  January 2, 1984-present

Wall Street Journal – January 8, 2010-present

Educational Films

Films on Demand

Kansas vs. Darwin

Local Television

KCCI Channel 8

WHO Channel 13

WOI Channel 5

KDSM Channel 17

Iowa Public Television Channel 11

Grand View Danish Immigrant Archives

Click to find resource materials related to the history of Grand View, the Danish immigrant experience, N.F.S. Grundtvig, and the DELCA.

Interlibrary Loan

Learn more about Grand View's Interlibrary Loan, including online links to request Interlibrary Loans and help video.

Book or Media Request form
Article Request Form