ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online. Video introduction to Ancestry
A group of databases covering periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on a variety of topics. Searchable and available mostly in full-text. Can be searched and saved or printed. You can also have articles emailed to your home or school email address.
Designed for students and educators, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up age-appropriate articles and facts from the world’s leading magazines and reference books for research papers, class projects or homework.
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—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Log in with the 14 digit number on the back of your library card.
Every newspaper in the database is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Use the archive to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history, or to simply read about a person or event of interest. This archive contains the Johnston Advance, Johnston News, Johnston Northern Polk County News, Johnston Press Citizen, Northern Polk County News, West Des Moines Express, and Western Express.
Learning Express Library has practice tests on a wide variety of skills (SAT, ACT, civil service, postal, AP tests, general skills, elementary and middle school skills, real estate, and more). Create a login to stop and start your tests at your convenience and keep a record of what you’ve done, and how you scored.
A premier resource for all your language-learning needs. Mango is an interactive tool that helps you learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, and 30 more languages. Also includes English instruction (ESL) tailored to speakers of 14 languages.
NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.
NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as author read-alikes, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles.
Digital magazines from your library. Read directly from your device or computer. Available 24/7 on computers, tablets, and mobile devices. No checkout limits. No expirations!
To access most of the research sites listed here, you'll need your library card number. Check the back of your card for the string of letters and numbers beginning with "BJOH".
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