Digitized Collections

Digital Public Library of America 
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is an all-digital library that aggregates metadata — or information describing an item — and thumbnails for millions of photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. It's like a library of libraries. Check out the Primary Source Sets!

Hathi Trust Digital Library
A collection of millions of book titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Internet Archive
The Internet Archive started in 1996 with the goal of archiving the entire Web, then in its infancy. Today the archive contains:

Project Gutenberg  Offers over 57,000 free eBooks. You will find classic literature here, especially older works for which copyright has expired.

Research Tools

Citation Machine
No citation generator is fool-proof, but this tool will help you start crafting APA citations if the library databases do not provide your "raw" citation information, or if you find information on the web. If you get stuck or have questions, get in touch with the libraians. 

A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Free Health Information Sources

Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Treatment
Highly credible and trusted source of basic information on medical conditions, diagnoses, and treatments for the "layperson."

Medline Plus
You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. From the National Library of Medicine.

Mayo Clinic
Authoritative information on diseases, drugs and wellness.

Online Medical Terminology Course
A free online terminology course offered by Des Moines University. 

Science Daily: Health & Medicine News
Written in short, readable style, latest news on health and medicine including research information

News and articles crowdsourced from scientists, on a variety of topics, including medicine and health research

Local and National News

Des Moines Register

New York Times

Google News