Library Databases

(Available only for current students, faculty, and staff of Indian Hills Community College) The library has a number of online research databases that may be accessed on college computers at both the Ottumwa and Centerville campuses, as well as at any of the eight County Service Centers. All databases, with the exception of LexisNexis, may also be accessed online from off-campus.

Passwords Required:
To access the Library Database Passwords, log in to MyHills, click “Library” in the “Campus Links” box, found on your MyHills home page. Then select “Passwords for Online Databases” (Note: This area is available only to current students, faculty, and staff.)

Otherwise, please contact the Library for password information:
email: | phone: (641) 683-5199.

Note: If available, be sure to work through the print or demonstration tutorial for the database in which you are interested, before attempting to use it.

Database Print Demonstration

 A to Z World Food  

A to Z World Food is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages. AtoZ World Food is also the only database that covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

CQ Researcher
Weekly publication covering most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies, and more.
CQ Researcher Help
Credo Reference
Credo is an information skills solutions provider that serves educational institutions worldwide. We build platforms that enable the flexible configuration of content, technology and services for the purpose of connecting learners, faculty and teachers, librarians and publishers. Credo promotes knowledge building, problem solving and critical thinking to give people the information skills necessary for success throughout their academic, professional and personal lives.
Credo Reference Help
A research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of more than 600 scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.
EBSCO Periodical Index
An online reference offering easy access to a wide variety of popular full text and bibliographic databases, including: business, education, literature, nursing & health, auto repair reference center, and more.
EBSCO Teacher Reference Center
This index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books is now also offered via the EBSCOhost platform. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science and Mathematics, and more for K–12 Teachers and Librarians.
Facts on File
Find articles on current and historical events, issues and controversies, science, statistics, geography, maps, people, and more.
Facts on File: The Human Body: How It Works (Online eLearning Module)
Through engaging text and original videos and images, The Human Body: How It Works investigates the systems and processes that have a role in keeping the human body working, from organ systems to cells. Perfect for students studying human anatomy and the body's processes, this eLearning module gives readers the information they need to understand how their bodies work. Content covers everything from the circulatory and respiratory systems to human development.
Help Included in Resource
Feature Films For Education
The Feature Films for Education Collection offers hundreds of full-length feature films for educational instructional purposes. Brought to you in partnership with Global Eagle, this high-interest collection focuses on both current and hard-to-find titles including literary adaptations, blockbusters, classics, environmental titles, foreign films, social issues, animation studies, Academy Award winners and more.
Films on Demand
Access numerous streaming videos on a wide variety of academic topics. Videos may be assigned by faculty for on-campus and online courses or accessed by students as part of their own research

Gale Resources

Our line of periodical resources provides the largest and most comprehensive aggregations of digital periodical content available with nearly 20,000 titles, 57 collections and the fewest embargoes on average. Only Gale dedicates a team of expert indexers who manually read articles and apply specific subject terms, saving time – and frustration - for the researcher. Gale periodical solutions operate on the PowerSearch platform, which enables users to cross-search content found in a single collection, with other collections and with Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) works.

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 Learning Express 

Learning Express is an interactive online platform, providing career and academic resources; can help with job preparation, career advancement and college readiness; and helps build skills in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.

Material on disease, drug, toxicology information, and more.
Contact Library for Help
phone: (641) 683-5199
NewsBank: Access World News
Research unique current and archived news content for information on topics, events, issues, people, businesses, and more through this in-depth resource. Easy online access to local, in-state, national, and international news sources, including newspapers, news blogs, magazines, and video. Alerts and “my personal” functionality helps students and faculty track and manage their research projects.
No Tutorial Necessary
Opposing Viewpoints
A dynamic online library of current event topics — the facts, as well as the arguments, from each topic's proponents and detractors.

SIRS (Social Issues Resource Series)
SIRS Researcher has thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, economic, business, political, and global issues. SIRS Government Reporter has current and historic government documents, landmark and recent Supreme Court decisions, information about federal departments, agencies, and elected leaders.


Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.

Database Print Demonstration