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This is a great place to start your search for information Search engines are a fine place to start a search of the Internet, but often the results are unsatisfactory. Besides, the Internet isn't the only place to find information. Our library has gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.
Databases
Transparent Language - https://library.transparent.com/bancroftia With 100+ Languages (and Growing!), a flexible learning path, extensive English collection for English learners, optimization for touchscreen, downloadable audio files, and typing and speaking practice, it's no wonder Transparent Language is the most complete language-learning system for libraries!


Chilton''s Vehicle Library - http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/iabancroft?&db=CHLL Chilton's Vehicle Library gives you complete repair and maintenance guides.

It also contains valuable purchasing, recall, and value information.


Iowa Gale Pages - http://galepages.com/iabancroft Click the link and you will see the many databases available to search.  Type in any search term of your choice on these topics and more:  Gardening, Business, Herbs, Health, Fitness, History, Culinary Arts, Recipes, etc.  You will get authoritative magazine,  journal articles, and book results.


Bridges - http://bridges.overdrive.com/ Access with your 14 digit library card number.

Browse and download any of the thousands of audio books and hundreds of e-books to your computer and then transfer to your portable audio player or e-book reader. Or download directly to your IPad. Perfect for the literary minded person on the go!

Get more information from our YouTube tutorial.


LearningExpress - http://www.learningexpresslibrary3.com/?AuthToken=04B8C120-46BB-4F96-AFB6-7F47F6AF89A0 LearningExpress is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, GED exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

The previous version of LearningExpress Library is available through July 2014.  To access it click on the logo below.


Credo Reference - https://search.credoreference.com/?institutionId=9673 Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.


HealthInfoIowa - http://www.healthinfoiowa.org/ HealthInfoIowa is a single, Iowa-focused Web site, with authoritative content that ranges from national health and medical databases to regional, state and local links. This Web site serves as a simple and trustworthy first stop for Iowans, to which both information consumers and providers can turn for dependable support. Frequent users of this site will notice a change in the format of this site because it has been transferred to Plone software, a free content management system.


Iowa AEA Online - http://www.iowaaeaonline.org Iowa Area Education Agencies provide Iowa AEA Online, consisting of eight dynamic online resources, to all Iowa accredited schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home (Internet access required), 24 hours a day, seven days a week! These online resources support the content standards for school curriculum and student learning by bringing a wealth of information to teachers and students wherever they may be, with just the click of a mouse. To learn more about these resources and how to access them, contact your teacher or teacher librarian.


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