For Students

---Research Assistance---

Research Assistance @ The Center - Research Assistance @ the Center is the best place to start researching a project. Librarians can guide you to relevant information and direct you to resources that are scholarly. Librarians are available Monday through Friday 8am – 4:30 pm for drop-ins. If you would like to have more specialized time with a librarian, consider scheduling a research appointment. A librarian will help you with finding and using the resources of Dunn Library and Simpson College to create your projects, traditional or technology based. Here are some questions to prepare you for your appointment.

Ask a Librarian - Have questions? Need to see us after hours? Email Ask a Librarian.

Research Videos and How-tos - Research Tips, product help, and other library resources.

Research Guides - Wondering where to start researching a project? These are a great place to begin; journal databases and scholarly websites are available in each area.

Fake News Research Guide

Top Research Tips/Logging Your Research Activity - Not sure where to start at Dunn Library? This handout features highlights of Dunn Library and gives background into resources and services of Dunn Library.  You can also use it to log research activity.

RefWorks - Innovative web-based research management, writing and collaboration tool.  Create bibliographies from electronic databases such as EBSCOhost.  Check out the RefWorks Research Guide for help and information.


Checking out materials - Present your Simpson ID each time you check out materials.

Equipment Checkout - Students can check out a variety of equipment for educational purposes in the library.

Interlibrary Loan - Provides Simpson College students, faculty, and staff research materials not available at Dunn Library.

My Library Account - Check to see what you have out and renew your materials.

Searching Discovery - Instructions on searching Dunn Library's Discovery search, including a variety of databases, journals, and other materials.


Off-campus Access - Available to current Simpson students, faculty & staff. Check instructions on how to use Discovery off-campus. Directly access databases off-campus.

Resources @Dunn - Continuing & Graduate Students have full access to all library services and research databases.

Dunn Library Abroad - Library resources and information for Simpson's Study Abroad programs.