Online Resources

Waverly Digitized Newspapers: Click here to access our online digitized newspaper collection. Click here to access the Waverly Phoenix (German-language newspaper) collection, from the University of Northern Iowa. Click here to visit the Bremer County Historical Society website.


Learning Express

NEW! Gale Resources Online

Access all of the library's Gale resources in one place. Collections include Law, History, Technology, Education, Arts, Health, and much more.

Perfect for research papers, student projects, homeschooling, etc.

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Learning Express

NEW! Transparent Languages 

Transparent Language is a personal language-learning system that uses a multi-format process for learning foreign languages.


 NEW! Gale Power Search 

Gale PowerSearch is a search platform unlike any other, providing users with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information. Discover a collection of authoritative periodicals, scholarly journals, newspapers, and reference content. Perfect for research papers, student projects, homeschooling, and more. 

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NEW! Credo

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.


 NEW! A to Z: World Food

Explore food culture and traditional recipes from 174 countries around the world. It’s a movable feast in a digital cookbook.

Learn to make classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Key topics include: • Conversions • Daily Meals • Dining Etiquette • Food Glossaries • Food Inventions • Food Quotes • Ingredient articles • Herbs & Spices • Historic Timelines • National Cuisine • Regional Cuisine • Recipes • Sauces • Tea & Coffee • Wine & Beer


Learning Express

A to Z: The USA

AtoZ the USA is a comprehensive database for U.S. information. With the option to explore the country as a whole, or research a specific state or one of five U.S. territories, AtoZ the USA gives in-depth access to a broad range of topics, including: Official State Animals & Plants, Historical Timelines, Modern & Antique Downloadable Maps, National Symbols, State Symbols, Food & Recipes, Demographics, Culture & Society, Geography Learning Resources, Government & Politics, and more. 

All images and maps in AtoZ the USA can be downloaded and used in school projects.

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Learning Express

Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive country cultural database featuring in-depth information on 175 countries. Categories include: Culture & Society, Food & Recipes, Language, Video, Dictionary,  Maps, Images, National Symbols, Business Culture, Music, Education, and more. 

Global Road Warrior is an excellent resource for student projects and a great companion for international travelers.

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Learning Express

Learning Express

Create an account to take practice tests such as the GED, SAT, ACT and more; view software tutorials including Microsoft Office programs and Photoshop; learn Internet basics, and how to use operating systems (including Windows 8); explore career options, and more!


Home Improvement Reference Center

Ancestry Library Edition

 Ancestry® Library Edition is one of the most important genealogical collections available today.  It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!  For in-library use only. 


Home Improvement Reference Center

OneClickDigital 

Download free digital audiobooks to your computer or device using OneClickDigital. Instructions for creating an account. Instructions for iOS devices. Instructions for using both digital magazines and downloadable audio books.


Home Improvement Reference Center

Free Permit Practice Tests 

This is a free program that will help a person prepare online for the theory part of their permit test at the DMV. 


Zinio

Zinio

Free full color, interactive digital magazines. Browse our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download! Instructions for Zinio.


Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus

A comprehensive source for Readers' Advisory information including expert recommendations, reviews, articles, read-alike lists and more.


Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

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NEIBORS

BRIDGES

Checkout free, downloadable eBook and audiobooks! Kindle (non-Fire) Instructions

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

A database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. When asked for a library or user ID, please type in your library card number (without spaces).


Chilton Library

Chilton Library

A collection of the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. When asked for a library or user ID, please type in your library card number (without spaces).


Access Newspaper Archive

Access Newspaper Archive

Check out Newspapers from around the world dating back to the 18th century! For inside-Library use only.


   

Digital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed. Courses include Intro to Email, Accounts & Passwords, Online Scams, Intro to Facebook, Creating a Budget with Excel, and more.  


Scholastic Bookflix

Scholastic Bookflix

Fun and educational books, videos and games for families!

Click here for at-Library use or click here for at-home use.


WorldCat

WorldCat

Connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.


State of Iowa Libraries On-line

SILO Locator - Iowa's Card Catalog - allows you to search holdings throughout the state. You then borrow through your local library. Just ask!


Health Info Iowa

A web site developed by the State Library of Iowa, which includes, among other things, health information resources located in Iowa, links to authoritative general health information websites, and assistance in finding and evaluating online health information.

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