Algona IA
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Gale: Chilton Auto Repair

Authoritative automotive repair covers the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.

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BRIDGES - Powered by OverDrive

Browse and download audio books and eBooks for enjoyment on your computer and eReader devices!
Check out the OverDrive Help Page for more information on downloads, returns, and more.
For help using your device, please use the following guides:      Kindle Guide                          Nook Guide                           Tablet Guide    
Access with your library card number

Gale: Infotrac Newstand

Read full-text articles from more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world including the Christian Science Monitor and USA Today.

Margaret Nelson Patton Newspaper Archive

Access full-text images of every page of the newspapers covering the Algona area--some go back as far as the 1860's!

NoveList Plus

Discover new books, favorite authors, and exciting series.  Search by title, plot, or writing style to find read-alikes.
Contact APL for a User Name and Password

Gale: Popular Magazines

 

Full-text access to the most searched magazines on Gale's InfoTrac platform.

Gale: Small Business Collection

Full-text insights, tips and strategies for students and entrepreneurs.

RBdigital Classics (formerly OneClick Digital)

Select from 200 titles in this collection of eAudio classics for enjoyment on your computer and eReader devices!
Check out the  RBdigital Classics Help Page for more information on downloads, returns and more.
Use your library card to set up an account

RBdigital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

Download and read over 200 different magazines on your computer, eReader, tablet, iPad or smart phone with no check out limits or due dates!
Read the RBdigital Magazines for Libraries FAQ for help setting up your account and downloads.
Use your library card number to set up an account

TumbleBook Library

A collection of electronic picture and chapter books from around the world, accompanied by educational games and activities.
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Iowa GenWeb Project

Search or post Iowan gravestone photos, family group sheets, state census transcriptions (1836-1925) and more.
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Iowa Gravestone Photo Project

Browse over 1 million digital photo records of Iowan gravestones or submit your own photos.
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Kossuth County GenWeb Project

Specific records for Kossuth County, Iowa.
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Kossuth County Newspapers

The digital archives of Kossuth County Newspapers. Sponsored by Kossuth County Genealogical Society.
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Margaret Nelson Patton Newspaper Archive

Access full-text images of every page of the newspapers covering the Algona area--some go back as far as the 1860's!

National Archives

Explore our nation's history through documents and photos or request military records.
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U.S. GenWeb

The central hub for all state GenWeb projects with useful suggestions and resources for researchers.
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U.S. Social Security Death Index

Contains information on millions of deceased individuals with U.S. social security numbers.
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Health Info Iowa

 

This Iowa-focused website contains valuable information ranging from national health and medical databases to regional, state, and local links.

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Gale: Health Reference Center Academic

 

Find reliable information on fitness, pregnancy, nutrition and much more.

 

Gale: Health and Wellness Resource Center

 

Alternative-focused newspapers, directories, videos and references.

Medline Plus

One of the best places to start your search for medical or health related information!  This resource is available in multiple languages and easy-to-read versions.
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ERIC

Use this resource to find "best practices," K-12 curriculum guides, and more on all aspects of education.
Contact APL for a User Name and Password

Gale: Academic OneFile

The premier source for peer-reviewed articles covering all academic disciplines.

Gale: General OneFile

Millions of articles cover a full range of academic and general-interest topics.

Gale: General Science Collection

Updated daily, this collection includes 1.6 million articles and 200 journals.

Gale: PowerSearch

This is the main gateway to all of the Gale resources we subscribe to, over 40 separate databases altogether.

Iowa Reading Research Center

A collection of web-based literacy resources to help families and teachers support literacy development with children at home. Includes search filters for skill level, age or grade, and resource types.

LearningExpress

The LearningExpress Library has more than 1,000 practice tests and skills tutorials for elementary school through adult learners, as well as the Job & Career Accelerator for job seekers.
Access with your email address

Transparent Language Online

A great place to learn over 70 languages!
Come in to the library to set up an account

U.S. Census Bureau: State and County Quick Facts

Fast, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
No User Name or Password needed

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 Kids  Just for Kids









Gale: Kids InfoBits

Appropriate K-5 content is presented in a pleasing visual interface.

Gale: InfoTrac Student Edition

Supports high school research in core subjects, pop culture, sports and more.

Gale: Research in Context

An engaging cross-curricular resource created for middle school assignment needs.

Iowa AEA Online

Providing research, clip art, and even royalty free music for students and teachers with just a click of a mouse!
Contact your teacher or teacher librarian for a User Name and Password


TumbleBook Library

A collection of electronic picture and chapter books from around the world, accompanied by educational games and activities.
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