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 through staff and student MyHills accounts, on college computers at both campuses, as well as at any Indian Hills Center that is connected to the college network. All databases may also be accessed online from off-campus locations, some directly through the library link in MyHills, and some from the library's home page on the college web site with the requirement of Inputting an username and password. 

Passwords Required:
To access the Library Database Passwords, log in to MyHills, click “Assist", found on the left hand side of 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: [email protected] | phone: (641) 683-5199.


A to Z Food America

A to Z Food America contains recipes in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages) for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines. A to Z Food America also covers food culture for the above regions, states, and ethnic cuisines with articles such as Classic Dishes, State Foods, Top Agricultural Products, Special Occasion Foods, Ethnic and Geographic Influences, Special Ingredients, and Food Trivia.


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.







From academic tutoring to career coaching, Brainfuse offers innovative services designed to meet patron needs. Users decide how they want to acquire a skill or grasp a concept, and Brainfuse gives them the tools to master it. 

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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
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.
Facts on File
Find articles on current and historical events, issues and controversies, science, statistics, geography, maps, people, 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. 

An Android version of the Films On Demand mobile app is now available, joining the Apple iOS version released last week. Users can download it from the Google Play store and stream the high-interest educational films from your subscription anytime, anywhere. The Films On Demand app delivers the best academic films to your smartphone or tablet, wherever you are, with an intuitive, ad-free interface—perfect for distance learning. 

Users must sign in with the username and password for their subscribing library or user account in order to access the videos on the Films On Demand app; a Films On Demand subscription is necessary to use the app.  

Android App for Films on Demand from Google Play 


Films on Demand App for Apple Devices 


Gale: All Database Subject Areas

This link provides access to all of the current Gale subject database subscriptions in addition to the ones listed invidivdually, below.  These include Biography and Geneology Master Index, Gale in Context; Biography, Business Insights: Global, Gale in Context: Global Issues, Gale in Context: Environmental Studies, Literature Resource Center, LitFinder, Gale OneFile: Contemporary Women's Issues, Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints, Gale in Context: Science, Gale in Context: U.S. History, and Gale in Context: World History.


Gale Academic OneFile

Gale Academic OneFile Select covers everything from art and literature to economics and the sciences. This resource for academic research integrates the full text of publications from across the disciplines and now includes vocational/technical titles used by community college students, filling a specific need for curriculum-oriented collections. Gale Academic OneFile Select provides indexing for more than 5,000 periodicals, more than 2,800 in full text without any embargo.


Gale Books and Authors

Gale Books and Authors   is a reader’s advisory database that makes finding a great read much less challenging. With fun ways to browse, an intuitive design, read-alikes, reviews, award winners and themed book lists, and more this resource answers the age-old question, “What do I read next?”


Gale Business Insights: Essentials

Today's business researchers demand instant access to reliable, comprehensive data and the tools to analyze and interpret the information. Gale Business Insights: Essentials delivers authoritative company and industry information, articles, and statistical data.


Gale General OneFile

Gale's largest general-interest periodical resource, General OneFile allows researchers to find the information they want quickly. With intuitive searching that mirrors Internet searches, users can easily tap into sources that are guaranteed for quality. Most content is full-text with no embargo and recommended by Bowker's Magazines for Libraries. The database includes  reference, newspaper, and audio content that complements the resource's robust collection of magazines and journals.


Gale Health and Wellness

Gale Health and Wellness offers 24/7 access to full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices.


Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular resource supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.


Gale OneFile: News

This innovative full-text newspaper resource allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section, or other fields. Gale OneFile: News provides access to more than 2,300 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers, as well as leading titles from around the world. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts. Exclusive features, including Topic Finder, InterLink, and a mobile-optimized interface, support and enhance the search experience.


Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete

This collection of more than 1,100 periodicals and 200 reports is a great resource for any educator—from the school teacher and administrator to those studying in the field at the collegiate and graduate level. Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete seeks to provide full text for titles in the ERIC database and covers multiple levels of education from preschool to college, and every educational specialty—such as technology, bilingual education, health education, and testing. It also provides insight on issues in administration, funding, and policy.


Gale OneFile: Informe Academico

Gale OneFile: Informe Académico meets the research needs of Spanish-speaking users with a wide range of full-text Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines both from and about Latin America. Informe Académico provides quality reference material—not simply translations of English-language materials—on a powerful, easy-to-use interface configured for Spanish-speaking users, allowing researchers to analyze topics and conduct research in Spanish


Hein Online Academic

An entire digital library of authoritative sources that both illuminate the past and inform the present.  This database provides the most comprehensive collection of constitutional, historical and current materials available, providing a wealth of primary sources with more than 3,000 multidisciplinary journals covering more than 1,500 research topics. As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fascast makes law more accessible to more people. It helps busy users sift through clutter, ranking the best cases first. Fastcase provides federal and state case law in an HTML format that can be downloaded to a PDF for printing. 


Hein Online LGBTQ+Rights

LGBTQ+ Rights charts the gay rights movement in America, showing the civil rights codified into law in the 20th and 21st centuries, as well as the inequalities that still exist today.


Project Gutenberg

Choose among more than 60,000 free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy.


International Clinical Educators Video Library

Innovative streaming video collection of 185+ videos of real patients and therapists, created to inspire clinical excellence for faculty, students and clinicians in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs.



Full-text access to Arts & Sciences Collections of journals covering diverse subject areas including: Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology, Literature, Art & Art History, Philosophy, and Classical Studies. 

Material on disease, drug, toxicology information, and more.
Contact Library for Help
[email protected]
phone: (641) 683-5199

Newsbank: America's 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.

Iowa's News 1992-Present 

Find articles from one of 52 different Iowa newspapers or news sources. Full-text articles available. 

America's News Basic Search Tutorial 

America's News Suggested Topics Tutorial


With more than 15,000 news, legal and business sources it will help you find credible sources including:

  • Print and online journals, television and radio broadcasts, newswires and blogs
  • Local, regional, and national and international newspapers
  • Extensive legal sources for federal and state cases and statutes, including U.S. Supreme Court decisions since 1790
  • Business information on more than 80 million U.S. and international companies and more than 75 million executives


PrepSTEP for Colleges 

PrepSTEP is a dynamic online learning platform that is packed with self-guided resources for academic skill building, success skills development, supplemental developmental materials, and vital tools for career preparation and workforce readiness.  High school equivalency materials, core Math, Science and English skills, basic computer skills, placement test preparation, and practice exams including ACCUPLACER, SAT, ACT, COMPASS, CLEP, TOEFL and career/occupational exams including military, health sciences, teaching, culinary arts, law, civil service,  the trades and many more are available through this database.


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.

SIRS Basic Search Guide