What are you looking for ?
This is a great place to start your search for information Search engines are a fine place to start a search of the Internet, but often the results are unsatisfactory. Besides, the Internet isn't the only place to find information. Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.
Databases
Iowa AEA Online - http://www.iowaaeaonline.org Iowa Area Education Agencies provide Iowa AEA Online, consisting of eight dynamic online resources, to all Iowa accredited schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home (Internet access required), 24 hours a day, seven days a week! These online resources support the content standards for school curriculum and student learning by bringing a wealth of information to teachers and students wherever they may be, with just the click of a mouse. To learn more about these resources and how to access them, contact your teacher or teacher librarian.


EBSCOHost - http://search.ebscohost.com/ Online magazines, newspapers, and other reference tools.
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.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.


Bridges (Overdrive) - http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com/ Our library patrons now have anytime, anywhere access to a dynamic collection of digital audio books through the new library service Bridges. With a valid Belmond Public Library card, you can log onto the digital library website, install free software, check out and download popular and classic audio books to your PC and then transfer to a portalbe MP3 player or even burn some titles to CD.  New book titles are added to the collection each month. You can check out up to two titles at a time, and at the end of the 7 or 14 day lending period, the audio books will expire from your PC and be automatically returned to the Bridges digital collection.  The title will still appear on your PC but will be inaccessible and can be deleted. With the digital titles, there are no late fees or damage costs.  The service is free, easy-to-use, and best of all, available anytime from anywhere in the world.  Stop in the library for more information.


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