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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. 
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Library Staff Directory

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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

Uploading Assignments to Blackboard
                 Creating and responding to Discussion Posts on Blackboard
                 Taking an Exam on Blackboard


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

Simon Fraser University Chicago/Turabian Style Manual
                    University of North Carolina Chicago/Turabian Style Manual
                    University of Wisconsin Chicago/Turabian Style Manual
                    Fairfield University Chiacago/Turabian Style Manual: Author-Date 
                     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.

Faculty and Staff Individual Appointment Sign-up



Click to locate materials in the Grand View University Library.

Worldcat : Database of library catalogs worldwide


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

Nursing, Medicine, Health, and Wellness
CINAHL with full-text – Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature.

Health Source/NursingNearly 590 scholarly full text and 627 indexed journals focusing on nursing

Health Source/ Consumer Information190 full text and 205 indexed journals on general health, nutrition, and sports medicine.

MEDLINEIndex covering all areas of medicine from 1975 to the present

Business Source Premier – 1,090 full text journals covering management, economics, finance, banking and accounting.

Lexis-Nexis – A full text index of magazines, newspapers, and government information, covering business and legal information.

Regional Business News – Provides comprehensive full-text for regional business publications

ERIC – Education Resources Information Center contains more than a million records and links to hundreds of thousands of full-text documents from ERIC back to 1966.

Primary Search – This index is designed specifically for elementary schools, and contains full text for more than 60 popular, elementary school magazines and indexing for nearly 100 magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator. It offers Full text for over 100 student pamphlets. This database also provides access to the American Heritage Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags.

Teacher's Reference Center–provides indexing and abstracts for 280 peer-reviewed journals, covering a variety of topics of interest to teachers.

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.

Social Sciences
PsychARTICLES – Database of full-text articles from journals published by the American Psychological Association and other publishers

PsychInfo –Provides comprehensive indexing and abstracts of the international psychological literature from the 1800s to the present. 3,000+ titles indexed.

Social Work Abstracts – Index to more than 450 social work and human services journals dating back to 1965. On topics within the social work field, including theory and practice, areas of service and social issues and problems.

SocIndex with Full-text – Index to the full text for more than 860 journals dating back to 1908. It includes full text for more than 830 books and over 16,800 conference papers.

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.

Vocational and Career Collection – Index to full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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 Linguistics
            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.

US Dailies – Full text articles and Book Reviews in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and L.A. Times.

Video Help Finding Newspaper Articles

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

Newswires – Provides near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, CNN Wire, and Business Wire, AP Financial News, AP U.S. Politics & Government, UPI Security Industry, UPI Business, UPI Entertainment, UPI Sports and more. The full text content is held for a rolling 30-days.

Des Moines Register ProQuest – Full text 2001-

Des Moines Register Website – Current issue

Wall Street Journal Eastern Edition  –  January 2, 1984-present

Wall Street Journal – January 8, 2010-present

Educational Films

Films on Demand


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