Database Descriptions

* Requires Hawkeye username and password for off-campus use.

AP Images *

Library home page > Reference Resources tab > Click on the Image Databases link > Click on the AP Images* link.

Use this database to access photographs, charts and graphs, and audio files from the Associated Press. All files are licensed for academic use.

A to Z: The World *

A to Z: The World includes a wealth of information about countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Find demographics, maps, and important information for visitors such as passport and visa requirements, cell phone service, work conditions, business etiquette, and much more.

CAMIO - OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online

Library home page > Reference Resources tab > Click on the Image Databases link > Click on the CAMIO - OCLC's Catalog of Art Museum Images Online* link.

CAMIO documents a variety of works of art held in museums around the world. Images are licensed for educational use.

CQ Press: State Stats*

CQ Press: State Stats* features current and historical statistics for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on popular topics of research interest. Numerous topics are covered in categories including: agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, demographics, economics, education, employment and labor, geography, energy, and the environment, health and medicine, social welfare, taxes and government finance, teaching and education, and transportation. Data is compiled from more than 80 different government and non-government sources and compiled by CQ Press and presented in an intuitive interface that lets users share, save and export data tables.

CQ Researcher Online *

Library home page > Reference Resources tab > Click on the CQ Researcher* link.

Published in print and online 44 times a year, each single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Reports include: a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources. Database also includes monthly issues of CQ Global Researcher.

EBSCOhost e-Book Collection

Library home page > Books & More tab > Click on the EBSCOhost’s eBook Collection link.

EBSCOhost’s electronic book collection provides access to thousands of books that cover a wide range of academic topics.

EBSCOhost Online Databases *

Library home page > Articles tab

EBSCOhost provides access to online magazine/journal/newspaper databases with indexing for several thousand magazine/journal/newspaper titles. Many of these appear as full-text sources that you can print to your local printer. In addition, EBSCOhost databases index and abstract many of the print magazines and journals received by the Hawkeye Community College Library. View a list of EBSCOhost databases *.

Encyclopedias *

Library home page > Reference Resources tab > Click on the Encyclopedias link.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica: Encyclopedia Britannica Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the Year. You can also use Encyclopedia Britannica Online to search an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.

  • Subject specific encyclopedias.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library includes online academic encyclopedias and reference works on a wide variety of subjects and disciplines.

Hawkeye Community College Book and Video Catalog

Library home page > Books & More tab

Hawkeye Community College Library is a member of the Cedar Valley Library Consortium. Member libraries share a single catalog system for their collections. The catalog can be searched as a comprehensive listing of the libraries' joint collections, or it can be searched by individual library name. No user name or password is required.

Learning Express

LearningExpress is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement; career certification and licensing exam preparation for civil service, PRAXIS, NCLEX-RN, CDL, ASVAB, CFAT exams; U.S. citizenship testing; HiSET and GED exam preparation; and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math.

Create your own personal Learning Express account using your Hawkeye username and password to save your progress; you’ll receive immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

This resource is provided courtesy of the State Library of Iowa.

LexisNexis Academic *

Library home page > Articles tab > Click on the LexisNexis Academic* link.

Provides full-text documents from over 6,000 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications, including The New York Times (dating back to 1980) and The Washington Post (dating back to 1977). Business and financial news, and U.S. and international company financial information are available from private and government sources. Primary source material such as case law, statutes, and regulations or secondary source materials such as legal news or law reviews provide background or analysis of legal topics. Reference materials include Gallup polls and surveys.

Mango Languages *

Mango Languages* provides 24/7 online access to 60+ languages and 17 ESL courses. Learn at your own pace from any computer or mobile device with Internet. Languages include but are not limited to: Spanish, French, Swahili, Farsi, Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Tagalog, Croatian, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, German, etc.


Library home page > Reference Resources tab > Click on the Micromedex* link.

MICROMEDEX HealthCare Series features in-depth information on diseases, drugs, labs, and toxicology. Comparative drug summaries, drug interaction, and drug identification by physical characteristics are among the included databases.

A second MICROMEDEX database, The CareNotes System, provides over 5000 customizable and printable patient education documents on a wide range of topics and over a variety of care levels (pre-care, inpatient, discharge, after-care.) CareNotes are also available in both English and Spanish.

OCLC FirstSearch *

Library home page > Books & More tab > Click on the OCLC FirstSearch WorldCat* link.

  • World Almanac: Search four almanacs and the Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia.

  • WorldCat: WorldCat lists books and other materials found in thousands of libraries worldwide. It contains descriptions of materials dating from before 1000 B.C. to the present. It is often used to identify resources to request via interlibrary loan. WorldCat also provides access to over 105,000 high quality web sites on a variety of subjects.

Sharpe Online: U.S. & Global History & Culture *

The titles in the Sharpe Online: U.S. & Global History & Culture* collection offer a unique, interdisciplinary approach to U.S. History & Culture, focusing on the broad range of cultural, social, economic, and political issues; people; and events that have shaped American history. Also included is the The Native Peoples of the World reference serves as a primer about the world’s indigenous societies and as a ready-reference for historical and contemporary information on nearly 400 specific groups (organized by region), 80 nations, and 50 contemporary issues and institutions.



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