May 29, 2022

New Online From Drake University: IOWA BIB (Iowa History and Culture Bibliography)

The December 2014 issue of Footnotes from the Iowa Library Services/State Library of Iowa includes an article (p. 11) about the recently launched online version of IOWA BIB (Iowa History and Culture Bibliography).

This resource is being developed and maintained by the Cowles Library at Drake University in Des Moines.

From the IOWA BIB Web Site:

Iowa History and Culture: A Bibliography of Materials Published Between 1952 and 1986 was published in 1989.  This print resource has been used extensively by librarians, scholars, teachers, researchers, businesses and the general public.  Iowa History and Culture made Iowa historical, social, economic and cultural resources accessible.

Since it’s publication, a tremendous amount of new material has been created and new historical data has been discovered.  We can now make an update to the 1986 publication much more useful and accessible through online distribution.  This project undertakes that update, creating a comprehensive index and guide to Iowa subject material published since 1986.

As we post this item IOWA BIB includes 7,218 citations and includes books, articles, and specialized materials. The bibliography can be keyword searched or browsed.

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