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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 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

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.


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.

Accessing Dunn Resources Off-Campus - Available to current Simpson students, faculty & staff. 

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