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Core Databases and Indexes

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Info Title   # Users Access Restrictions
Community of Science (Grant Research) Description Community of Science (Grant Research) Funded by ISU Office of Sponsored Programs   On & Off Campus
grants.gov Description Grants.gov Available free   Unrestricted

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Related Databases and Indexes

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Info Title   # Users Access Restrictions
Academic Search Complete Description Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
Business Source Complete Description Business Source Complete (EBSCOhost) Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   On & Off Campus
PRIMO Description PRIMO Funded by Eli M. Oboler Library   Special

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Reference Books

The following are selected resources for research in grants. For more books on this topic, please use the Library Catalog.

To find books in other libraries, try using WorldCat, a collective catalog for thousands of libraries in the United States, Canada, and around the world. This catalog should not be used as a substitute for this library's catalog, but as another avenue of searching for books.

For books about financial aid and scholarships, please visit our page on Colleges and Universities.


Directory of Computer and High Technology Grants (Reference Collection: HG 177.5 U 6 D 57): This directory lists foundations and federal programs that have grant opportunities for computer science and technology. Includes multiple indexes.

Directory of Grants in the Humanities 1999/2000 (Reference Collection: AZ 188. U 5 D 56 1999/2000): Listed in this directory are grant and fellowship opportunities for the visual and performing arts, literature, history, libraries, education, foreign languages, anthropology, and more. Includes multiple indexes.

Directory of Grants in the Physical Sciences 1987 (Reference Collection: Q 180. U 5 D 57 1987): This directory lists grant programs for the physical science, including biology, engineering, chemistry, genetics, medicine, geology and geosciences, forestry and agriculture, and more. Includes multiple indexes.

Grants and Awards Available to American Writers (Reference Collection: PN 171. P 75 G 73 1994/95): Designed to be used by fiction writers, dramatists, poets, journalists, and non-fiction writers, this grants directory lists grants, fellowships, and awards. Includes multiple indexes.

The National Directory of Grants and Aid to Individuals in the Arts (Reference Collection: NX 398. G 7): This directory lists grant opportunities for people in the visual and performing arts.

Grantwriting Help

Grants: How to Find Out About Them and What to Do Next (Reference Collection: Q 180.U 5 W 47): This how-to guide shows potential grant applicants the entire grant application process, from where to find grant information, to the pre-application process, to sitting down and writing the grant. Indexed.

"How to" Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants (Reference Collection: HG 177. B 38 2003): This how-to guide to grantseeking and -writing includes chapters on creating proposals, refining grant ideas, understanding different grant-giving organizations and how to apply for grants from them. Indexed.

Web Sites

CFDA: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: This online portal is designed to help you find federal funding and assistance. This Web site can also help you determine your eligibility for these programs.

Foundation Center: This Web site can help potential grantseekers search for foundations and grantmaking organizations, get help finding funders and applying for funding, and more.

Proposal Writing Basics

Marshall Public Library has the Foundation Center's Core Collection.
113 S. Garfield
Pocatello, ID 83204
(208) 232-1263
The collection includes


  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
  • The Foundation Directory Online Professional OR FC Search: The Foundation Center's Database on CD-ROM


  • Board Member's Book (2003)
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing (2007)
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Winning Proposals (2003)
  • The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)
  • The Foundation Directory (2008)
  • The Foundation Directory, Part 2 (2008)
  • The Foundation Directory, Part 3 (2008)
  • The Foundation Directory Supplement (2008)
  • Foundation Fundamentals (2008)
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals (2008)
  • Foundations Today Series
  • Foundation Giving Trends (2008)
  • Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates (2008)
  • Foundation Yearbook (2008)
  • Guia para Escribir Propuestas (2008)
  • Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2008)
  • International Grantmaking IV (2008)
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving (2008)
  • Philanthropy Annual (2008)
  • Securing Your Organization's Future (2001)
  • Social Justice Grantmaking II (2008)

Foundations and Grantmakers: This online directory lists the home pages of dozens of foundations and grant-giving organizations. Community foundations can be found on a separate page.

GrantsNet: Maintained by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, this Web page is designed to inform grantseekers about HHS and federal grant and assistance programs and how to apply for these grants and programs.

ipl2: Collected and annotated by librarians, this site contains a searchable database of high quality Web sites. To find a Web site, browse the available topics or use the search box.


Bibliographer & Reference Librarian for Grants Reference Librarians for Grants
Jenny Lynne Semenza
Associate University Librarian for Public Services/Building Manager
(208) 282-2581
Anyone who works at the reference desk should be able to get you started. Check here for the hours the desk is staffed. You can also call us at (208) 282-3152 or email us via Ask a Librarian. For more information about the reference staff see the directory.


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