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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.
Byki Online Library Edition, a powerful new online language-learning system designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries.
Byki, short for "Before You Know It," is a rapid learning system employing spaced interval repetition. The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.
Available for learning over 80 languages, library patrons are able to access the Byki Online system from inside or outside the library, via the web browser on Windows and Mac computers. Users will have a variety of high quality learning options that build listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills. In addition, Byki includes Advanced Pronunciation Analysis to help users perfect their pronunciation skills. Individual progress tracking and assessment tests help identify areas for improvement and move users in the right direction.
In addition to Byki Online's advanced learning tools, users will have access to an array of online language and cultural resources including one click access to Facebook and Twitter language communities as well as Byki language and the culture that surrounds it. Byki Online is designed to be very low maintenance and easy to use.
Library patrons will need to come to into the library and sign up on a library computer the first time they access the program. Once they set up their user name and password, they can use the program from any computer anywhere, anytime.
Bridges is a cooperative project of East Central Library Serice Area, North Central Library Service Area and Northeast Iowa Library Service Area.
Library patrons now have anytime, anywhere access to a dynamic collection of digital audio books through the new library service Bridges.
With a valid library card, members of participating libraries can log onto the digital library website, install the free software, check out and download popular and classic audio books to their PC, and then transfer to a portable MP3, I Pod or even burn some titles to CD and listen in the car.
Among the growing collection are romance, mystrery, and classic literature audio books. Non-fiction titles include biography, humor, business and careers, and more! The 24/7, free access includes audio books from best selling authors like Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, and James Patterson, in addition to titles from the classic writers Leo Tolstoy and Edgar Allan Poe.
Patrons can check up to two titles at a time, and at the end of the 7 or 14 day lending period, the audio books will expire from their PC and be automatically returned into the NEIBORS digital collection. With the digital titles, there are no late fees or damage costs. The service is free, easy-to-use, and best of all, available anytime from anywhere in the world.
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.
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.
Online magazines, newspapers, and other reference tools.
The library subscribes to EBSCOhost, a web-based information resource which includes full text magazines, newspapers and reference tools. You can search it from any computer with Internet access - at home, work, school or at the library.Access to EBSCOhost is made possible through a partnership between the State Library of Iowa and Iowa's Area Education Agencies. Primary funding is provided by the State Library using federal Library Services and Technology Act dollars.Click the link below to login to EBSCOhost.
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.