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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.
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.
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 Insights: Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials includes 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 collection and deep research coverage with scholarly journals, business news, and 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Downloadable Media
Digital Magazines
RBDigital magazines are available for all Bettendorf cardholders.
Digital Music
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 OverDrive
The Bettendorf Public Library' subscription to Overdrive through RiverShare includes thousands of titles for you to enjoy.
eAudiobooks from RBDigital
RBDigital offers downloadable audiobooks, including bestsellers, Recorded Books exclusives, classics, and selections for children and young adults.
eBooks from OverDrive
Through Overdrive, the Bettendorf Public Library offers thousands of eBook titles in the Kindle, ePub and PDF formats to Bettendorf cardholders.
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.
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.
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.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Health and Wellness Resource Center gives you 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
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
Transparent Language
Transparent Language has 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, no library card needed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Magazines and Newspaper
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.
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.
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.
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