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Library-Exclusive Databases

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Below are information services subscribed to by the library — all membership benefits provided free to our patrons! Call or stop by with any questions about use.

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EBSCOhost

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Explore an online information resource with full text magazines, newspapers and reference tools.  You can search it from any computer with Internet access — from home, work, school, or the library.

Access to EBSCOhost is made possible through a partnership between the State Library of Iowa and Iowa's Area Education Agencies. Primary funding is provided by the State Library using federal Library Services and Technology Act dollars.

For first-time access, please call (659-5523) or stop by the library to request the login information.

 

LearningExpress Library 3.0

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Over 800 online courses, tests, and eBooks to help you excel in school, find a job, or enhance your career. Online 'Learning Centers' include the following:

  • Adult Learning Center (from basic math/writing skills to U.S. citizenship practice tests)
  • Career Center (includes preparation for common entrance and occupational exams)
  • Computer Skills Center (includes classes on Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • High School Equivalency Center (preparation for the GED, HiSET, or TASC)
  • and more!
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To use this service via our library's subscription, use the link below:
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For first-time users who would like to create a personal account with LearningExpress:

  • Click the Register Button under the New Users section at the bottom of the page. 
  • On the 'Create Account' screen, you may register with or without email: 
  • To register with email, provide an email address, password, and name on the screen where prompted. Click 'Create Account'. Make sure to remember what email and password you used, as they will be needed each time you log in to the site.
  • To register without an email, hit the 'Register without Email' link under the first box. You will be taken to a new screen. Enter your library card number as your username, create a password, and select a security question; click 'Create Account'. Save your username & password as they will be needed each time you log on to the site.
  • Choose one of the 'Learning Centers' from the menu to access resources. Each time you return to LearningExpress you may now use your username and password to sign in through the library's subscription.

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OCLC WorldCat and Iowa Locator

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Find books, CDs, DVDs and other items in libraries. Search Iowa libraries with Iowa Locator, or use WorldCat to search libraries worldwide.

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For genealogy research, the library also maintains a subscription membership to Ancestry.com: click HERE for information on using Ancestry at the library.

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