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Welcome to the Research page for the library!

Below you will find a list of links to websites for databases, newspapers, magazine articles, health information, and resources for homework for all ages (just to name a few). Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need!



 Chilton database logo

 Chilton: Help for all of your auto repair and maintenance needs.



 Books and Authors database logo

Books & Authors: Know what you're going to read next?  Let this database help you! Find a good book to read or keep track of what you are reading, have read, and want to read. 



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Kids InfoBits: Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.



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Gale Databases: Link out to 42 databases on a variety of subjects including history, military, business and economics, culinary arts, diversity studies, fine arts and music, health and wellness, and home improvement - just to name a few!



CredoCredo database: Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.




 Nations of the World:  find in-depth information about other countries.  




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




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From Suffrage to the Senate Learn about women and their changing roles in the United States Government.  This is an encyclopedia of leaders, causes, and issues.  You will need your library card number to log in.



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Encyclopedia of the Continental Congress.  This new volume examines an in-depth history of the congresses and their impact and role in the shaping and foundation of early American Society and government. Comprehensive coverage covers both the first Continental Congress in 1774 and the first Federal Congress in 1789.




this is who we were

This is Who We Were.  This is Who We Were databases explore American life in each decade from the 1910s through the 1960s.  Click on the decade you want to view.  1880s, 1910s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s.  

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Working AmericansThese databases focus on the lifestyle and economic life of working class families and looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012.  Working Class, Middle Class, Upper Class, Their Children, At War, Women, Social Movements, Immigrants, Civil to Revolutionary War, Sports, Inventors, Music, Educators.

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it." -Samuel Johnson

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.