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
Advantage Digital Archive: Hardin County Newspapers - http://hardincounty.advantage-preservation.com This project, established by the Hardin County Library Association, allows the library patrons of Hardin County to access searchable digital archives of Hardin County newspapers.  Use of this online database is limited to In-Library use only and requires a username and password, which may be obtained from library staff.


BRIDGES (Overdrive) - http://bridges.lib.overdrive.com Use the last 4 digits of your borrower ID to access e-books and e-audiobooks anywhere you have an internet connection.


Gale Pages - http://www.galepages.com/iasteamboat There are many great searches to be found here: Kids Bits (safe searches for elementary students), Research in Context (for middle school students), Newsstand, Culinary Arts (recipes), Agriculture, Gardening, Health & Wellness, Home Improvement...and that's just part of the list! Ask a librarian for the password.


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.


  This is another great resource available to us from the State Library of Iowa. Just create your own log-in and start learning a language.


Books & Authors - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/iasteamboat?&db=BNA Wondering what to read next? Do you want to choose a book for a book group? Then this resource is for you!


Auto Repair Information - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/iasteamboat?&db=CHLL Perfect for the hobby mechanic and professional alike, here is your go-to resource for auto repair information--straight from Chilton's.


Credo Reference - http://search.credoreference.com/?institutionId=9350 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.


HealthInfoIowa - http://www.healthinfoiowa.org/ HealthInfoIowa is a single, Iowa-focused Web site, with authoritative content that ranges from national health and medical databases to regional, state and local links. This Web site serves as a simple and trustworthy first stop for Iowans, to which both information consumers and providers can turn for dependable support. Frequent users of this site will notice a change in the format of this site because it has been transferred to Plone software, a free content management system.


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