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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.

Reading or AV assignments that can be accessed in the library catalog under instructor name or class title.

Help Tools

Helpful Videos – Videos to assist in research, arranged by academic discipline.

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.

Library Computer Lab Calendar – Review the computer lab calendar to search for open times.

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

Information Exchange – The library blog provides links to helpful tools and web pages, how-to guides, research tips, and more. Some of the features include a forum for discussing the books you are reading and a place to post questions to the director.

GV Library Toolbar – Install this toolbar on your home or office browser for quick and easy access to library resources.


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


Click for videos to assist in researching Journals.

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.

OAIster – Index to academically based research, originated in major academic institutions

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

Click to locate the following:

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and Directories – Links to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, Internet directories. Included are the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Oxford English Dictionary, and Best Information on the Net.

Writing Aids – Useful information for writing papers. Links to the APA and MLA Style Manuals; sites on plagiarism; criteria for evaluating websites.

Law, Government, Census and Statistics – Links to government websites at local and national levels. Tax information, local and national legal codes, local ordinances, etc. Also included are links to the United States Census Bureau, Statistical Abstracts, almanacs, and the Iowa Census.

History, Psychology and Sociology – Links to information sources in the areas of history, psychology, and sociology, include Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, Encyclopedia of African American History, and Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States.

Nursing, Health and Medicine – Supplemental information for health-based research. Included are links to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, Clinical Pharmacology, Iowa health information, and a Directory of Internet Health links.

Education – Links to the Lesson Plan Library, Internet Tool for Teachers, Educational Materials, and more.

Business and Marketing – Supplementary Business resources. Included are links to the International Monetary Fund, Business website indexes, Economic Statistics, and Business ethics.

Religion and Philosophy – Links to the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation and the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Art, Music and Literature – Links to Grove's Music and Art Online, Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture,World Art Resources and the Timeline of Art History among others.

Math, Science and Engineering – Links to Math Calculation Tools, Science and Engineering Online, an online Periodic Table, and Biology Browser.



Newspapers, Videos and TV

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

How to find newspaper articles

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

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

Chicago Tribune

USA Today


Films on Demand

Kansas vs. Darwin


KCCI Channel 8

WHO Channel 13

WOI Channel 5

KDSM Channel 17

Iowa Public Television Channel 11

CNN Interactive

BBC Online

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.