Do Research Online

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

Address and Phone Directories Auto Repair Biography Business and Finance
Crafts and DIY Current Events Education Encyclopedias
Genealogy Health Local History Job Search Information
Languages Literature Magazines and Newspapers School Help
Youth      

 


Address and Phone Directories 

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.

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 ofspecialty models.

Biography 

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

Business and Finance 

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.

Business Insights: Essentials:  detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports, thousands of company histories and industry essays from Gale's core business collectionc and deep research coverage with scholarly journals, business news, and more.

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

Learning Express Library:  online resume and interviewing classes, as well as practice employment exams, such as the ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, the CDL and more.  Also has online practice exams for elementary students and up, including 4th grade assessment, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, Citizenship, Civil Service and many more.

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

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

ValueLine:  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.

Crafts and DIY

Chilton Library: ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models.

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.

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

Current Events 

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

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.

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.

Education

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

Encyclopedias 

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

World Book Encyclopedia: tens of thousands of authoritative articles with photographs, illustrations, and maps.  World Book Online is funded by The Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.

Genealogy 

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

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.

Health 

Health and Wellness Resource Center: access to authoritative health information, including full-text medical encyclopedias, several hundred medical and general interest periodicals, and more than 800 pamphlets.

Job Search Information 

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.

Learning Express Library:  online resume and interviewing classes, as well as practice employment exams, such as the ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, the CDL and more.  Also has online practice exams for elementary students and up, including 4th grade assessment, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, Citizenship, Civil Service and many more.

Tutor.com:  online tutoring service with resume writing help, as well as numerous links to information on writing resumes, interviewing and finding a job.

Languages

Transparent Language: online language instruction for over 90 languages

Local History 

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.

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

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.

Literature 

Literary Reference Center:  contains biographical and critical information on literary figures from all time periods as well as plot summaries, full-text poems, book reviews, and author interviews.

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

TumbleBooks: online, searchable collection of animated and talking picture books for children.

Magazines and Newspapers 

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

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.

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.

School Help 

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.

Learning Express Library:  online resume and interviewing classes, as well as practice employment exams, such as the ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, the CDL and more.  Also has online practice exams for elementary students and up, including 4th grade assessment, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, Citizenship, Civil Service and many more.

Tutor.com:  online tutoring service with resume writing help, as well as numerous links to information on writing resumes, interviewing and finding a job.

Youth 

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.

Learning Express Library:  online resume and interviewing classes, as well as practice employment exams, such as the ASVAB, Civil Service Exams, the CDL and more.  Also has online practice exams for elementary students and up, including 4th grade assessment, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, Citizenship, Civil Service and many more.

TumbleBooks: online, searchable collection of animated and talking picture books for children.

Tutor.com:  online tutoring service with resume writing help, as well as numerous links to information on writing resumes, interviewing and finding a job.