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Alphabetical Listing of Online Resources

Access World News: access to more than 6,900 sources from over 200 countries and territories.

Ancestry Library Edition: billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.  Ancestry Library Edition is available in library only.

AtoZdatabases: includes 30 million business profiles and 220 million residents.  Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives and much more.

Bettendorf News Index: offers full text articles from 2004 to the present.

Biography Reference Bank: biographical full-text articles, page images, and abstracts  that covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images

Books & Authors: Books and Authors explores the latest genre fiction, essential non-fiction and the authors behind the titles. Browse these and other works, using tools that make finding them and remembering them easy.

Business Source Premier: full text for more than 1,120 business publications.

Car Journal Digital Archive: The Car Journal was published monthly by members of the Bettendorf Company's Loyalty Club.  St. Ambrose University faculty and students have digitized the Car Journal; it is online and searchable.

Chilton's Auto Repair: includes thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

Consumer Health Complete: Consumer Health Complete can help you better understand key topics across the health and wellness spectrum — from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Creativebug: Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Dispatch-Argus Index: offers full text articles from 1993 to the present.

EBSCOhost: largely full text indexes of magazines and newspapers covering a broad range of topics.

Explora Educator's Edition:  articles from magazines and reference books, searchable  by reading levels, educator support materials such as ready-to-use lesson plans, classroom activities and rubrics

Explora Primary Schools: a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up articles and facts for research papers, class projects or homework; easy-to-use features and age-appropriate content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Foundation Directory Online: Foundation Directory Online (FDO) provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. Grantmakers and their funding activities. Available in-library only.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.  

HelpNow: provides learning solutions for students of diverse needs and backgrounds. Students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat,write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems. 

HeritageQuest Online: a collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture with over 25,000 family and local histories, the entire U.S. Federal Census, and other expanding collections.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center: 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.

Home Improvement Reference Center: provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects, through a collection of comprehensive full-text content.

JobNow: features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews. JobNow coaches are available every day from 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

LOTE4Kids: a library eResource that allows kids to learn a language and connect with books through the magic of storytelling. You can choose from thousands of audio-picture books in 50+ languages, together with English translations.

Morningstar: stock and mutual fund quotes, research reports and tools for making better investing and 401k decisions.

Novelist Plus: book annotations, author suggestions, book reviews and more information designed to help you find books you want to read.

Opposing Viewpoints: viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites

Proquest Global Newstream: full text index of leading newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The DesMoines Register.

Quad Cities Newspaper Index: a cooperative index of local newspapers, compiled by several public libraries in and near the Quad Cities area of western Illinois and Eastern Iowa. The index does not include the full text of articles, but photocopies of individual articles may be requested from the libraries.  Available in library only.

Quad City Times Index: includes full text articles from 2002 to the present.

Regional Business News: comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center: provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines

Transparent Language: online language instruction for over 90 languages

TumbleBooks: online, searchable collection of animated and talking picture books for children. Tumblebooks is provided by the Bettendorf Public Library Foundation.

Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive: online, searchable collection of historical images showcasing the Mississippi River region along the Iowa/Illinois border.

Value Line: full-page, individual stock reports encapsulating the company's past performance, current status, and outlook and industry reviews, along with Value Line's views on the economy and the stock market and on stocks of special interest.

VetNow: includes support for veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.

World Book Encyclopedia: tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, and maps.