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For Students

Research Assistance

Research Assistance Center - The RAC is the best place to start researching a project. Librarians can guide you to relevant information and direct you to resources that are scholarly.

Research Guides - Wondering where to begin research for a project? Start here -- journal databases and scholarly websites are available in each area.

Research Videos and How-tos -  Top Research Tips & Research Log, including a variety of databasesjournals, and other materials.

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

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.


Google Scholar Want to search for materials in Dunn Library? Here is a guide to connect Google Scholar to Dunn Library..

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

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


Continuing & Graduate Students have full access to all library services and research databases. All students, faculty, and staff have access to Dunn Library resources off-campus.

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