Online Resources

Drake Community Library offers a number of online subscription-based databases accessible to DCL cardholders.  The Barcode Number on your Drake Community Library Card is all you need to access these resources!

Our online resources can be grouped into three categories:

  • HELP WITH RESEARCH
  • HELP WITH TESTS / LEARN ONLINE
  • DOWNLOADABLE eBOOKS and AUDIOS

HELP WITH RESEARCH

EBSCO Host magazine Index
Multiple databases that cover a wide range of topics and which contain full-text articles, citations, and abstracts from sources such as newspapers, periodicals and newswires.

Also available in Spanish: Haga clic aqui EBSCOHost Espanol

Current Biography (now a part of EBSCO) Contains the full text of 23,000+ biographies and obituaries that have appeared in the Current Biography Yearbook since 1940.

Small Business Reference Center

This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

 

World Book Encyclopedia – Home Use
Log in with your library card barcode and you will have access to WORLD BOOK KIDS and WORLD BOOK REFERENCE CENTER plus more!

 

infofinder

 World Book Info Finder includes access to the DES MOINES REGISTER and hundreds of newspapers from around the country and the world.

HELP WITH TESTS / LEARN ONLINE

Learning Express Library – a test preparation resource
You will need to enter your  library card number as Username. Then choose and enter a password of your choice. The resource creates an account for you so that you may return to the site and complete tests you have started! Provides access to  ACT, ASVAB, Civil Service Careers, GED, SAT and many, many more!

 

Mango Languages

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

ADDED BONUS OPPORTUNITY FOR AREA RESIDENTS: Grinnell College is offering to link Mango Language learners with native speaking conversation partners for most languages. Fill out the form here to request a communication partner.

Grinnell College Students: You must be logged in to the student network on campus to use Mango. It will not work through the guest network.

DOWNLOADABLE eBOOKS and AUDIOS

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WILBOR –  eBook & Audiobook downloads from Overdrive
WILBOR is a library consortium where participating libraries finance the service for you–the customers! Download great audiobook titles day or night–your library never sleeps! Listen to them on your computer or transfer them to a compatible device. You will need your library card number and PIN to get started!

ONLINE HELP FOR ALL THINGS WILBOR

(WILBOR is a service of OverDrive)          

 

OneClick digital is the new downloadable audiobook service from Recorded Books.  It includes titles for adults, teens, and children.  These titles are always available and you’ll never have to place holds!

 

Please see our Genealogy Resources page

See our Genealogy page for information about Heritage Quest and Ancestry Library Edition.