Public Online Resources

Databases
The Newspaper Archives of Emmetsburg Public Library - http://emmetsburg.newspaperarchive.com/ 

This online database contains more than 113,000 historical newspaper pages from the Emmetsburg Public Library. The full-page newspapers, dating back to 1874, are searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.

Use the archive to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history or to simply read about a person or event that interests you. We invite you to visit the archive often, as additional pages will be added as they become available.


Global Road Worrior - http://www.globalroadwarrior.com/home.asp?logout=http://www.emmetsburg.lib.ia.us/do-research/global-database&reports=n Our mission is to promote understanding for the earth and her people by providing educational products that lower informational barriers. We seek to foster international trade as a tool for enhancing the quality of life for the global community by becoming a premier worldwide provider of practical trade, communication, logistics and country data to individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments.


WILBOR - http://wilbor.lib.overdrive.com WILBOR is managed by Central Iowa Library Service Area, Southwest Library Service Area, Southeast Library Service Area, and Northwest Iowa Library Services. Participating libraries finance the service for you--the customers!


TumbleBookLibrary - http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/asp/customer_login.asp?accessdenied=%2Flibrary%2Fasp%2Fhome_tumblebooks.asp TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated,
talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.


Health Info Iowa - http://www.healthinfoiowa.org 

Do you need help finding a nursing home in Iowa for a loved one?  https://dia-hfd.iowa.gov/DIA_HFD/Home.do

Are you new in town and need to find a physician? http://www.docboard.org/ia/df/iasearch.htm

Have you or a family member been recently diagnosed with a disease and you need to know more about it? http://www.medlineplus.gov

These and other medically related questions can be answered through HealthInfoIowa.

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.


WorldCat - http://www.worldcat.org WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.


EBSCOHost - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid EBSCOhost databases and discovery technologies are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands of institutions worldwide, representing millions of end-users.


ARRC Auto Repair Reference Center - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid 

Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC) 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.

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


Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid 

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder's World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World, and many more.


Kids Search - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid Kids Search makes it easier for students to look for their subjects of interest by automatically searching across all applicable databases simultaneously. Important features and functionality of Kids Search include a completely new, visually appealing look and feel; the ability to search by topic, subtopic, or keywords; simultaneous searching across all subscribed databases; the ability to sort results by relevance, as well as by date; the option of filtering search results by source type; and the ability to add search results, images, or persistent links to searches to the Folder.


Searchasaurus - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid Three popular primary education databases (Primary Search®, Middle Search® Plus and Book Collection: Nonfiction™) can be accessed via Searchasaurus®, EBSCO Publishing's user search experience for users in primary education. Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, complete with erupting volcanoes and a dinosaur guide, as they gather information on a wide range of topics. Searchasaurus offers Lexile limiters (reading level), making it easy for students to read and research only appropriately challenging materials.


Student Research Center - http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid Through the Student Research Center, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels


Iowa Publications Online - http://publications.iowa.gov/ Welcome to Iowa Publications Online, a service of the State Library of Iowa. This website is an electronic depository for documents intended for the general public produced by Iowa state agencies. This service allows Iowans and others to have electronic state documents at their fingertips.