New Resources to Explore!

We’re happy to announce new resources for reading and research at The Ames Library! 
Comics Plus

Comics Plus is an online collection of over 25,000 digital comics, manga, and graphic novels, including new and popular titles. First-time users must create an account using your email address. After registering, users can access Comics Plus via web browser or by downloading the LibraryPass Android or iOS app. The LibraryPass app will provide access to Comics Plus.


Docuseek - streaming filmsDocuseek provides access to streaming films from renowned documentary film distributors, including Icarus Films, Bullfrog Films, and First Run Features. To request a film, contact with the title of the film and the relevant course number. We will follow up with you via email.

Drama Online logo

Two new resources Bloomsbury’s Drama Online:
Asian Theatre Video Collection, featuring interviews with leading performers and practitioners and as well as filmed performances, documentaries, rehearsal footage, and training videos from Butoh to Bollywood, Bunraku to Topeng.

Theatre Communications Group Collection, which provides online access to 200 plays from TCG Books, showcasing diverse voices in contemporary American theatre, including 18 winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, works in translation, adaptations and new versions of classic plays.

Exploring Race in Society, provided free to IWU by EBSCO, provides online access to essays, photographs, graphs and charts, government agency reports, and articles on topics associated with race, ethnicity, diversity, and inclusiveness. Topics include Black Lives Matter, environmental racism and environmental justice, food insecurity, school-to-prison pipeline, voting rights and voter suppression, and more.

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