Research Databases

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

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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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.

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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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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. 


Access Newspaper Archive

Access Newspaper Archive

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

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

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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).


Reference Shelf

A database of carefully selected articles and documents provide balanced coverage, supported by comprehensive background information, on the topics of vital interest to students and researchers in our fast-changing world.

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