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26 Jun 2019 8:15 AM | Anonymous

Allen College Offering Free Journal Articles Statewide

By: Dr. Jeremy Whitaker, IPHA President-Elect

It is not every day that you need a peer-reviewed journal article. However, when writing a grant proposal, preparing for a conference presentation, or justifying your activities to a funder, they can be invaluable. But getting what you need off of the internet can be hard and sometimes, quite expensive.

That is why Allen College now offers free help for public health agencies (government and nonprofit) with research assistance through the Iowa Public Health Research Center website. Funded by the National Library of Medicine, we offer many of the services you have not been able to get since you were probably a student. Here are a few:

        Journal Articles: Send us the name and author of the article or articles you want, and we will email a pdf file back to you.

        Literature searches: Not sure what you want? Send us a topic and we will email you 5-10 articles.

        Books: We are a library after all. If you want a book from our library, we will send it to you (but you do have to pay return postage). A good way to try-before-you buy on reference and text books.

        Training on National Library of Medicine resources: There is a lot of great – and free! – information available online. We can provide a brief training to help you maximize your search efforts.

Visit our website to get started! Do you have questions? Want us to stop by your next staff meeting for a 30 minute training? Drop me an email at

(This program is funded through National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number 1UG4LM012346. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.)

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