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Library Tools for Students

 Course Reserves 

Citing Your Sources

Gale resources

Library Catalog

Miscellaneous Guides

SFX Find Full Text

How to check for a full text article using SFX

Subject Specific Resources and Bibliographies

 Jacobs Library research guides

Spanbauer articles:  

Article Finder

Do you have a citation for a magazine or journal article and would like to know if any of the databases IVCC subscribes to has it?  Click the link to Article Finder and fill in the form with as much of the information as you can provide.  The Article Finder will search all of our databases for you.  If the article is not available full text in any of our databases, an interlibrary loan form will be provided so you can request the article through our Interlibrary Loan Department.

Topic Ideas

 "Best Information on the Net" -St. Ambrose University

Access World News - from the left column under Current Events click on Hot Topics.  This is updated monthly and will provide a summary of each topic and the search term to use to find articles about it.

 Facts on File Click on either of the following databases:  Issues & Controversies or Today's Science.  Each database will have its own section "Need a Research Topic?".