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Books at Iowa (University Libraries)

ISSN: 0006-7474 (print)

ISSN: 2378-4830 (Online)


From 1964 to 1996, Books at Iowa, issued twice a year and sent to the Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries, described collections and acquisitions on a wide range of subjects.

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B Sides (School of Library and Information Science)

ISSN 2155-6687

Journal of the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science

B Sides is an open access peer reviewed journal that showcases student and alumni work from The University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science, including writing, images, posters, presentation slides, audio recordings, and videos. It provides a space for current students and alumni to converse about their work and contribute to the scholarly literature of Library and Information Science.

Regarding early vinyl records, B sides were a place where artists could push themselves intellectually and experiment without being constrained by the forms that their record labels believed would be commercially successful. For collectors, musicians' B sides have become rare treasures that allow fans and scholars to more fully appreciate the nuances and intricacies of talented recording artists. The B side metaphor carried over from vinyl records to cassette tapes in the 1980s, when certain groups of underrepresented musicians weren't being heard because record labels failed to recognize the value of their creative processes and would not produce their work. Refusing to accept silence, these innovative musicians took initiative and began producing and distributing their own "mix tapes." Today, these musicians are considered among the most influential and important artists of that era.

B Sides, the journal of the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science, proudly carries the B side metaphor forward by giving an underrepresented group of new scholars a voice to experiment, explore, and contribute to a growing field.

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ISSN 0084-9537 (Print)

ISSN 2372-6725 (Online)

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Dada, War and Peace. Details

Dada/Surrealism is an interdisciplinary journal publishing critical essays, bibliographies, book reviews, and primary documents on the Dada and Surrealist movements. Submissions are encouraged from scholars in Art History, Literature, Film Studies, Theater Arts, and a variety of other disciplines. We are especially receptive to contributions that use interdisciplinary techniques, reexamine basic concepts, or raise theoretical issues of contemporary interest.

Dada/Surrealism is a peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism and published by the International Dada Archive, University of Iowa Libraries.

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Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography

ISSN: 1092-9576

Electronic Journal of Africana Bibliography (EJAB) is a peer-reviewed, open access journal of annotated bibliographies published by the University of Iowa Libraries.

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Iowa Geological Survey Annual Report (Iowa Geological Survey)

ISSN 2160-5270 (Print)

ISSN 2160-5300 (Online)

Many of the photographs used in these articles are also in the Samuel Calvin Photographs collection.

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Iowa Historical Review (History)

ISSN: 2373-1842


The Iowa Historical Review is the premier online undergraduate history journal at the University of Iowa. Founded in 2006, it is dedicated to providing an intellectual forum for undergraduate historians in the Midwest.

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Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

ISSN: 2168-569X (Print)

ISSN: 2168-5738 (Online)


The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences.

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Iowa Journal of Literary Studies

ISSN: 0743-2747 (Print)

ISSN: 2325-8845 (Online)


The Iowa Journal of Literary Studies was managed and edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that published the work of people enrolled in graduate programs at the University. In 1993, the title changed to Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies.

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Iowa Literaria (World languages, Literatures & Cultures)

Iowa Literaria es la revista web del programa MFA en Escritura Creativa del Departamento de Español y Portugués de la Universidad de Iowa.

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Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education (Teaching and Learning)

ISSN: 2326-7070 (Print)

ISSN: 2326-7062 (Online)


The Marilyn Zurmuehlen Working Papers in Art Education publishes essays, scholarly articles, and images of art about the teaching, theory, and praxis of visual art annually. These works come from doctoral students in art education from top programs around the globe and are vetted through a presentation at the National Art Education Association’s annual conference.


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ISSN: 2168-538X

Mathal: Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Multidisciplinary Studies is a double blind peer-reviewed, open access journal dedicated to scholarly discussion of topics present in the Islamic, Jewish, Persian, and Turkish thought, cultures, literature, and practices.

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Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

ISSN 1536-8742 (Print)

ISSN 2151-6073 (Online)

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality is an online, peer-reviewed journal of interdisciplinary scholarship on women and gender in medieval studies.

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POG In Press (Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology)

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ISSN: 2151-2957

Poroi is an online peer-reviewed journal for scholarship attuned to rhetoric in inquiry and culture.

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Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology

ISSN: 2154-4751


Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology (POG) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Iowa.

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Synthesis: A Digital Journal of Student Science Communication

Synthesis is a yearly publication of multimodal student science communication.

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The Annals of Iowa (State Historical Society of Iowa)

ISSN: 0003-4827


A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa.

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The Iowa Review

ISSN: 0021-065X


Back content of The Iowa Review, edited by faculty, students, and staff from the renowned writing and literature programs at the University of Iowa. The site for current content is This site has the older, freely available content.

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The Transit (College of Engineering)

Edited by the Engineering Society of the University of Iowa

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Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

ISSN 0737-0679 (Print)

ISSN 2153-3695 (Online)

The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review is a literary quarterly sponsored by the Graduate College and the Department of English and published by The University of Iowa. WWQR is the official journal of the Walt Whitman Studies Association, affiliated with the American Literature Association. Beginning with volume 33, no. 1 (summer 2015) the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review has become an open-access, online-only publication.

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