Library Resources

1. Catalog

    • See what books and eBooks (WILBOR) the Sioux Center Public Library has on your topic!
    •  Check out our collection of educational DVDs on the decades, wars, and more!


2. Encyclopedia Britannicaencyclopediabritannica


3. EBSCOebsco

      • User ID=siouxcenter
      • Password= (call us for the password!)
    • *Click on Student Resource Center
    • *There is a tab for History
    • You can limit your search to specific topics (African History, Explorers, World War II, etc.)

4. Newspaper archives (left side of homepage or click on resources tab at the top)

5. Genealogy website/resources (or click on resources tab at the top of SCPL’s homepage)

    • Census records, Family histories, veterans information and obituaries
  • *More resources and family histories available on at the library


Go to and click on “digital collections”

Or directly

1. American History and Culture—American Memory

2. Historic Newspapers—Chronicling America

3. US Newspaper Directory (click on historic newspapers first)

4. Prints and photographs



Other valuable web resources

1. New York Times Archives

 2. Teaching American History

3. American Heritage

4. History Net

    • First person accounts from the Vietnam war, Civil War photos and artifacts, aviation history, the wild west and more.

5. Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

    • Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions. MANY primary sources including diaries! Browse by war/conflict, people, places, organizations, music, maps, events, etc. or do a search.


Visit the Sioux Center Public Library for books, newspapers, microfilm, and librarian assistance. Your SCPL library card also gives you access to Dordt College’s library if you need more books on specific topics.