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Browse our Subject Guides for internet resources on Travel, Home & Garden, Sports, News & Weather, Career, Genealogy, Taxes, Elections, and a variety of other topics.


If you like to use Google and Wikipedia for research, combine your internet searching with information from some of the trusted electronic resources our library offers:


  • Use EBSCOhost to find magazine, journal, & newspaper articles.

  • Encyclopedia Britannica: Use your library card number to access Encyclopedia Britannica and research people, places, events, etc.
  • Chronicling America: Search America's historic newspapers pages or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
  • Use Iowa Locator or WorldCat to find books, CDs, DVDs and other items in libraries

  • Use HealthInfoIowa or Medline's Iowa Go Local to start your search for health information specialized for Iowans.

  • PeopleSmart Logo - Use People Smart to search a database of free public records for the county.
  • Online Searches - Free directory of public records sources


For local history and research, check out:


Iowa Heritage Project and Iowa Publications Online can help you dig deep into all things Iowa.


To access the Iowa Workforce Development site and their resources, use the following link:

  • Iowa Workforce Development-Visit Iowa Workforce Development to find a job, register for training, file an unemployment claim, and more. Receive help from an Iowa Workforce Development employee through live chat or their toll-free number.



Sign up for a my Social Security account, as paper notices are being phased out:

  • mysocialsecurity-Visit  my Social Security to create an account, access your online Social Security Statement, and view your estimates of your retirement, disability and survivors benefits. It's a great financial planning tool!


Explore the links in the menu on the left to find more great resources.