Online Learning Tools

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Research

We provide access to two powerful reference databases.

  • Credo provides access to over 100 full text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, 500,000+ images and audio files, and over 1000 videos.
  • Gale is one of the largest online reference sources with up-to-date, full-text magazines, newspapers, journals, periodicals, videos, and podcasts.
  • You can use Heritage Quest from home or Ancestry.com in the library

Learn

We offer great resources for lifelong learning. You can use the study and test prep site Learning Express to help prepare for almost any kind of standard or professional test.  Explore the world of books and reading to find your next favorite author. And there are two options to help you learn a language online. All free with your library card!

Find

Wish you had access to a phone book from back east or out west or even right here in Iowa? Check out ReferenceUSA to find contact information as well as market research tools if your exploring business information. There’s even more small business help from Gale, including insights, tips, strategies, and success stories.  And if you’re into working on cars, Chilton’s may give you what you need.

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