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What are you looking for?

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.  So, we've gathered together some great resources for you to use to find the information you need.


  • Use The New Book of Knowledge with Grolier Online for current events, news, and encyclopedia information.
  • Use EBSCOhost to find magazine, newspaper, and journal articles.
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is the place to go to try a new craft or to learn more about your current hobby.  There is a wealth of information about a variety of hobbies and crafts.
  • The Auto Repair Reference Center contains repair information on more than 34,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to the present.  A complete guide to vehicle ownership and maintenance is also included.
  • Use the Small Engine Repair Reference Center for routine maintenance and extensive repairs on more than 25 years of small engines, including: ATVs, commercial mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, outdoor power equipment, jet skis, snowblowers, snowmobiles, and tillers.
  • Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for health information.  Content includes full-text of more than 200 health reference books and encyclopedias, information on diseases and health conditions, and education sheets on generic and brand name drugs.
  • The Home Improvement Reference Center is a guide for home improvement, including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvement, and decorating your home and garden.  Full-text articles from reference works and magazines are included, as well as pictures and videos.
  • The Subject Guides give you a great place to find information on many topics, including sports, news and weather, genealogy, homework help, careers and job searches, travel, government, e-mail, education, home and garden, health and medicine, and much more.
  • Use Iowa Locator or WorldCat to find books, CDs, DVDs and other items in Iowa libraries and libraries throughout the country.
  • Use HealthInfoIowa for more health information.
  • Use Our Community to learn about our community and find the sites of local government, organizations, schools, and media.
  • Use Kids Links to find websites designed for children. 
  • Use Teen Links to find websites with information for teens.
  • Iowa Heritage Project and Iowa Publications Online can help you dig deep into all things Iowa.

Use the links at the left to find the information you need.


"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it." -Samuel Johnson