Online Resources

Resource Databases

Ancestry.com – Genealogy database with access to U.S. Federal Census records, passenger list, birth, death, marriage and military records and more. (In Library Only)

Brainfuse – JobNow and VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs.

City of Dubuque Digital Archives – This project is supported in part by the State Historical Society of Iowa, Historical Resource Development Program and a grant from the Dubuque Old House Enthusiasts.

Consumer Reports – A trusted source for information and advice on consumer products and services.

Des Moines Register Historical Archive – Digital archive of the Des Moines Register from 1871 to 2008.

Des Moines Register Current Archive – Digital archive of the Des Moines Register from 2009 to current.

Home Improvement Reference Center – Step-by-step instructions, articles, how-to videos and more!

EBSCO host Search Guide – Index, abstracts, and full-text version of journal articles in English and Spanish.

EBSCO Small Business Reference Center – Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business needs.

EBSCO host Espanol – Indice, resumenes y versiones de texto completo de articulos de revistas en ingles y espanol.

Enhance Iowa – Free web tools for individuals who are lookin for employment and training opportunities throughout the state of Iowa.

Flipster – Free digital access to dozens of the most popular magazines. Read in your browser or download the app to your device.

Foundation Directory Online – Tools to help nonprofits find grants. (In Library Only)

Freegal Music – Download 5 free songs every week from a catalog of millions of songs.

Goodreads – Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.

Heritage Quest – A resource for census data, family records, and local histories.

Kanopy – Stream free independent films, documentaries, award winning movies, and great courses. Kanopy is a catalog of over 30,000 videos.

LawCheck – Legal reference database.

Libby by OverDrive – eBooks and eAudiobooks collection through Overdrive.

NewsBank – Electronic editions of records for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers – all in one easy-to-search database.

NoveList Plus – Find fiction and nonfiction books by describing plots or characters, find series order, themed book lists and author read-alike for all reading levels.

OCLC First Search – Search books, videos, and other materials in libraries worldwide.

ProQuest – ProQuest Historical Newspapers offers full-text and full-image articles from the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

ReferenceUSA – Business and residential directory of addresses and phone numbers.

OverDrive Streaming Movies – Stream Movies available from OverDrive.

Telegraph Herald Digital Archive – Access over sixty thousand issues of the Telegraph Herald from an searchable and easy to navigate database.

Telegraph Herald Online – Free 7-day online access, courtesy of the Telegraph Herald. (In Library Only)

Transparent Language – For anyone intent on becoming more proficient in another language.

TumbleBook Library – A collection of animated eBooks just for kids. Open to all, no library card required!

Tutor.com – This free services lets you chat one-on-one with live tutors for homework help and test prep. Available daily from 12 p.m. through 12 a.m.