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What are you looking for?

Searching the internet (Google, Yahoo, etc.) does not always give you the most reliable information.
Our library subscribes to some great resources to help you find the information you need. 

You will need your library card number (14 digits - no spaces - from the back of your card)
to access some of these resources.

If you have any questions, stop by or call the library at (515) 832-9100 to speak to a Reference Librarian.
















TumbleBooks -
The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consist of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students.
Kendall Young Library provides free access to over 50,000 eBooks and eAudiobooks through the Bridges consortium.  With a Kendall Young Library card, you can have up to 3 items checked out at a time.  Bridges eBooks and eAudiobooks have a 2-week checkout period and can be viewed on a computer, tablet, smartphone or other mobile device.


RBdigital eMagazines - Kendall Young Library cardholders can access 200 eMagazine titles via computer or on compatible mobile devices.

LearningExpress Library -
LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.
Thanks to the funding from Iowa Workforce Development, LearningExpress Library will be available at no charge to all Iowa public and academic libraries for all of 2013.
Transparent Language - Language is a powerful language-learning system that uses flashcards to teach a set of words or phrases.  Click on the link to create an account (You will need the barcode number from the back of your library card the first time).

The following languages are included:
Afrikaans, Albanian, Altai, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belorussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buriat, Castilian Spanish, Chechen, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mirandese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tajiki, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Zulu and many more!

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources-rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.  Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources with coverage dating back to the 1700s. The collection consists of six core data sets: U.S. Federal Censuses, Genealogy and local history books Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.

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Looking for a great read? NoveList is your personal guide to deciding what to read next. Try it out - search by author, title, series or plot. In addition to the reviews of over 200,000+ fiction titles, you’ll also find lists of award-winning books, discussion guides, and recommended reads. Have you read everything by your favorite author and want to read something similar? Need to know what is the next book in the series? Looking for a guide to lead a book group discussion? Looking for good non-fiction to read? Novelist helps answer all these questions and many more.

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Chilton Library contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1901. Includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables and troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes.

A collection of magazine, newspaper and journal databases, which cover a wide variety of subjects such as business, education, health and popular interest.

InfoTrac Student Edition

Auto Repair Reference Center
InfoTrac Student Edition is designed for secondary school students and provides access to age-appropriate content from magazines, journals, newspapers, and reference books.
Kids InfoBits

   Kids InfoBits is designed specifically for elementary school students.

Small Business Reference Center -
Los recuroses de Gale en Español.
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The Home Improvement Collection puts the research of hobbyists and professionals alike on a solid foundation with more than 4.5 million articles from more than 200 home improvement-focused titles, covering topics including architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and others.
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The Culinary Arts Collection offers more than five million articles from more than 250 major cooking and nutrition magazines, as well as book reference content from Delmar such as About Wine, Introduction to Catering, Advanced Bread and Pastry, and Eat Fit Be Fit.

EBSCOHost Espanol -
Ideal for business schools and entrepreneurs, Small Business Collection contains more than 500 subject-appropriate, active, full-text periodicals, including: Beverage Industry, Black Enterprise, Economist, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, HR Magazine, Real Estate Weekly, Restaurant Business, Tea & Coffee Trade Journal, And more.