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The library subscribes to EBSCOhost, a web-based information resource which includes full text magazines, newspapers and reference tools. You can search it from any computer with Internet access -- at home, work, school, or at the library. Each of the 9 services below includes a different combination of databases and/or a different approach to searching.


2014: NoveList Plus added to our EBSCO service:

NoveList Plus NoveList Plus: Looking for your next great  book? Novelist is an online readers' resource that helps you uncover your next great read. Find author or title read-alikes for both fiction and nonfiction books!



2012: Two new databases added to our EBSCO service:

Auto Repair Reference Center

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information and contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are added to the product on a regular basis. Includes coverage of more than 37,000 vehicles from 1945 to present.

All of the content in ARRC has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center™ provides up to date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business. The database contains nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books.



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EbscoHost Web: Over 15 different databases (MasterFILE Premier, Academic Search Elite, HealthSource (Consumer & Academic Editions), Newspaper Source, Business Source Elite, Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, ERIC, Professional Development Collection, MAS Ultra School Edition, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, EBSCO Animals, Vocational & Career Collection, Regional Business News, TOPICsearch....)


Searchasaurus: Guided, visual searching for young information seekers.

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EbscoHost Kids

Kids Search: Offers a colorful, guided search of resources from Middle Search Plus, Primary Search, Newspaper Source, TOPICsearch, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and EBSCO Animals.

EbscoHost Students

Student Research Center for Grades 6-12: Students can search for information from Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, MAS Ultra School Edition, Vocational and Career Collection, TOPICsearch, and Health Source (Consumer Edition).


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.

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