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Access, use, and reproduction of the electronic resources made available through the Grinnell College Libraries are governed by license agreements with publishers which may impose greater restrictions on use than does copyright law. The user is responsible for observing these agreements as well as the copyright laws of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), including the fair use guidelines that protect scholarship and research.

When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Sheryl Bissen.


Databases

INASP Institutional Repositories Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
The International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications provides resources which allow for cross-searching of collections of institutional repositories. If you know you require information from a specific institution, please consult them directly.
List of Data Repositories Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio

A list of digital libraries, data archives, and data repositories that are inviting Digging into Data researchers to use their collections.  For each repository, you'll find a description of their contents, contact information, and other details.

This list is being frequently updated, so check back often!  If you are a digital repository and would like to be included on this list, please get in touch with us.


OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Searchable directory of academic open-access repositories. Each repository listed has been visited by project staff to check the information that is recorded in the database. Repositories can be searched by name or content or listed alphabetically by region.
Registry of Open Access Repositories (ROAR) Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Tracks the growth and status of repositories throughout the world in order to promote the development of open access. Provides extensive search capabilities and graphical analysis.
Repository 66, repository maps Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
Maps repositories worldwide indicating the platform used

Library Catalogs

HathiTrust Digital Library
HathiTrust is a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide. Not all material is available to view as full text due to copyright restrictions.
Open Library
Open Library is a project of the non-profit Internet Archive, and has been funded in part by a grant from the California State Library and the Kahle/Austin Foundation. It is a communal attempt to collect and digitize millions of books and make them accessible.

Find Primary Resources

Europeana Resource contains images Resource contains audio
Europeana.eu links you to 4.6 million digital items including: images, texts, sounds, and video. Some of these are world famous, others are hidden treasures from Europe's museums and galleries, archives, libraries, and audio-visual collections.
David Rumsey Map Collection
Database of high-resolution historical maps, some of which are georeferenced.
Iowa Digital Library - The University of Iowa Libraries Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
The Iowa Digital Library features more than 450,000 digital objects created from the holdings of The University of Iowa Libraries and its campus partners. Included are illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, fine art, political cartoons, scholarly works, and more. Digital collections are coordinated by Digital Library Services.
Iowa Heritage Digital Collections Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
The Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is an online repository of Iowa history and culture, maintained by the State Library of Iowa,  which brings together digital resources of Iowa libraries, museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions to enhance access to and preserve long–term accessibility of these valuable materials.
Iowa Maps Digital Collection
High-resolution historical maps of Iowa. Maps can be downloaded.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
large collection of national and international maps. One strength of this collection is its inclusion of maps of Current Interest topics.
USC Digital Collections Resource contains images Resource contains video Resource contains audio
University of Southern California's digital repository contains a wealth of collections for USC, the history of  California, WPA maps; Auto Club; and many others. The repository has tools that make the materials usable.

U.S. Newspapers and Magazines (Current)

Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: For current issues only.
Scarlet & Black (Grinnell College) Resource contains newspapers
1894-present. Newspaper published by the students of Grinnell College. The Scarlet & Black website features articles from 2007 to the present. The fully-searchable online archive covers from the first edition in September 1894 through May 2010.

Policy Statement:
This online file of the S&B represents the archive of the paper as originally published and maintained by the Grinnell College Libraries. We seek to balance open access to the historical record with students’ reasonable expectations of privacy. The online file is open to all users of the Internet for searching. However, it will not be crawled or indexed by Internet search tools like Google. The content of the online file will not be altered and will not be removed, except as might be required by law. Questions or concerns should be addressed to the Librarian of the College.
Note: 1894-2010.

Cartography, Design, Visualization

USGS Historical Topographic Maps: TopoView
The maps shown through TopoView are from the USGS Historical Topographic Map Collection. The goal of the project is to provide a digital repository of USGS 1:250,000 scale and larger (more detailed) maps dating from the start of the program in 1884 up to 2006.

Web sites

DPLA Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA will incorporate all media types and formats including the written record—books, pamphlets, periodicals, manuscripts, and digital texts—and expanding into visual and audiovisual materials in concert with existing repositories. In order to lay a solid foundation for its collections, the DPLA will begin with works in the public domain that have already been digitized and are accessible through other initiatives. Further material will be added incrementally to this basic foundation, starting with orphan works and materials that are in copyright but out-of-print. The DPLA will also explore models for digital lending of in-copyright materials. The content that is contributed to or funded by the DPLA will be made available, including through bulk download, with no new restrictions, via a service available to libraries, museums, and archives in the United States, with use and reuse governed only by public law.
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