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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.


BRIDGES (Overdrive)

Our library patrons have anytime, anywhere access to a dynamic collection of digital eBooks and eAudiobooks through BRIDGES, Iowa's eLibrary powered by OverDrive. Using your Dayton Public Library card, you can log onto the digital library web site, install free software, check out and download popular and classic written books and audio books on a variety of devices. New book titles are added to the collection each month. You can check out up to two titles at a time, and at the end of the 7- or 14-day lending period, the audio books will expire and automatically return to the 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.  Stop by the library for more information.


Brainfuse is based in NYC and for over a decade, has developed and provided virtual learning solutions for schools, libraries, colleges, and universities. Our philosophy is anchored in adherence to high standards and user-centered technology to build a better educational experience for learners of diverse backgrounds. Brainfuse helps veterans, students, and job seekers reach their goals by connecting them with qualified Veteran Navigators, eTutors, and Job Coaches anytime, anywhere. Users can also initiate and organize online meetings for peer-to-peer learning. The Brainfuse learning platform gives users the power to manage outcomes better by seamlessly integrating the latest online technology.

Iowa AEA Online

  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.

Transparent Languages

On behalf of the teams at Transparent Language, Recorded Books, and the State Library of Iowa, we want to welcome you to your new Transparent Language Online account! Through a recent contract, Transparent Language Online was selected as the new language-learning platform for Iowa public libraries.

Featuring a scientifically-proven methodology, the widest variety of high-quality learning material, and seamless integration of real-life language use by native speakers - all packaged together in an easy-to-use interface - Transparent Language Online is simply the most complete language-learning solution available anywhere. And with 100+ languages to choose from, there is something for every language learner.

Gale Pages

For more than 60 years, Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights by all people, for all purposes. Knowledge is power, and the act of learning is empowering. Access to knowledge offers learners an opportunity to discover the motivation and inspiration vital to making a positive contribution in not only their own lives, but the rest of the world. That's why Gale provides libraries with original and curated content, as well as the modern research tools that are crucial in connecting libraries to learning, and learners to libraries.

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