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Do Research Online

The Bettendorf Public Library provides a wide range of online resources to help you with your research needs. Unless otherwise stated, online resources require a Bettendorf Public Library card to log in.

Address and Phone Directory
AtoZ databases
AtoZ databases 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.
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.
Auto Repair
Chilton's Auto Repair
ChiltonLibrary.com includes thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Biography
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Bank includes biographical full-text articles, page images, and abstracts that covers over 500,000 people and includes over 36,000 images.
Business and Finance
AtoZ databases
AtoZ databases 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.
Business Source Premier
Business Source Premier contains full text articles from more than 1,120 business publications.
JobNow
JobNow is a versatile online service with resources to support job searches and to improve job skills.
Value Line
Value Line has 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.
Morningstar
Morningstar has stock and mutual fund quotes, research reports and tools for making better investing and 401k decisions.
Regional Business News
Regional Business News includes comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.
Crafts and DIY
Chilton's Auto Repair
ChiltonLibrary.com includes thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.
Creativebug
Creativebug has thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
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
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.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.
Current Events
Bettendorf News Index
This index to the Bettendorf News offers full text articles from 2004 to the present.
Dispatch-Argus Index
Newsbank's Dispatch-Argus index offers full text articles from 1993 to the present.
EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost includes indexes of magazines and newspapers, largely full text, covering a broad range of topics.
Explora Primary Schools
Explora Primary Schools is 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.
Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints includes 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 Newsstream
Proquest Global Newsstream has the full text index of leading newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Des Moines Register.
Quad Cities Newspaper Index
Quad Cities Newspaper Index is 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
This index to the Quad City Times includes full text articles from 2002 to the present.
Downloadable Media
Digital Magazines from Flipster
Flipster magazines are available for all Bettendorf cardholders.
Digital Music from Freegal
Through Freegal, Bettendorf library cardholders can download up to 5 titles a week, from a selection of over 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries.
eAudiobooks from RiverShare
The Bettendorf Public Library's subscription to Overdrive through RiverShare includes thousands of titles for you to enjoy.
eAudiobooks from Bridges
The Bettendorf Public Library's subscription to Overdrive through Bridges gives you access to even more digital audiobooks. Use the Libby app to easily access all of the Bettendorf Public Library's digital titles.
eBooks from RiverShare
The Bettendorf Public Library' subscription to Overdrive through RiverShare offers thousands of eBook titles in the Kindle, ePub and PDF formats to Bettendorf cardholders.
eBooks from Bridges
More ebooks are available through the Bettendorf Public Library's Bridges subscription. Use the Libby app to easily access all of the Bettendorf Public Library's digital titles.
Digital Video from Kanopy
Kanopy is a video streaming service that provides instant access to
thousands of critically acclaimed movies, documentaries and Kids
favorites with your Bettendorf Library card.
Education
Explora Educator's Edition
Explora Educator's Edition includes 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
Explora Primary Schools is 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.
HelpNow
HelpNow connects students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard for homework help.
LOTE4Kids
LOTE4Kids is 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.
Encyclopedias
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia includes over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
World Book Encyclopedia
World Book Encyclopedia includes tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, and maps.
Genealogy
Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry Library Edition includes billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Available in-library only.
HeritageQuest Online
HeritageQuest Online includes 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.
Health
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.
Job Search Information
AtoZ databases
AtoZ databases 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.
JobNow
JobNow is a versatile online service with resources to support job searches and to improve job skills.
VetNow
VetNow includes support for veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.
Languages
LOTE4Kids
LOTE4Kids is 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.
Transparent Language
Transparent Language has online language instruction for over 90 languages.
Literature
Books and 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.
LOTE4Kids
LOTE4Kids is 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.
Novelist Plus
Novelist Plus includes book annotations, author suggestions, book reviews and more information designed to help you find books you want to read.
TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks is an online, searchable collection of animated and talking picture books for children.
Local History
Bettendorf News Index
This index to the Bettendorf News offers full text articles from 2004 to the present.
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, no library card needed.
Dispatch-Argus Index
Newsbank's Dispatch-Argus index offers full text articles from 1993 to the present.
Quad Cities Newspaper Index
Quad Cities Newspaper Index is 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
This index of the Quad City Times includes full text coverage from 2002 to the present.
Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive
Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive is an online, searchable collection of historical images showcasing the Mississippi River region along the Iowa/Illinois border. No library card is required.
Magazines and Newspaper
Access World News
Access World News offers access to more than 6,900 sources from over 200 countries and territories.
Bettendorf News Index
The Bettendorf News Newsbank index offers full text articles from 2004 to the present.
Dispatch-Argus Index
Newsbank's Dispatch-Argus index offers full text articles from 1993 to the present.
EBSCOhost
EBSCOhost includes indexes of magazines and newspapers, largely full text, covering a broad range of topics.
Explora Primary Schools
Explora Primary Schools is 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.
Proquest Global Newstream
Proquest Global Newsstream has the full text index of leading newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Des Moines Register.
Quad Cities Newspaper Index
Quad Cities Newspaper Index is 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.
Quad City Times Index
Newsbank's Quad City Times index includes full text articles from 2002 to the present.
School Help
Explora Educator's Edition
Explora Educator's Edition includes 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
Explora Primary Schools is 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.
HelpNow
HelpNow provides lets students communicate with live, online tutors using an interactive, virtual whiteboard to chat,write, draw, copy/paste text or images and graph homework problems.
LOTE4Kids
LOTE4Kids is 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.
Youth
Explora Primary Schools
Explora Primary Schools is 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.
LOTE4Kids
LOTE4Kids is 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.
TumbleBooks
TumbleBooks is an online, searchable collection of animated and talking picture books for children.
Veteran's Resources
VetNow
VetNow includes support for veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.

Resources for Makers

Resources for Entrepreneurs

Resources for Job Seekers

Resources about Personal Finance