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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.
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.
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.
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.
Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia: over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tutor.com: online tutoring service with resume writing help, as well as numerous links to information on writing resumes, interviewing and finding a job.
Upper Mississippi Valley Digital Image Archive: online, searchable collection of historical images showcasing the Mississippi River region along the Iowa/Illinois border.
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.
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.