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AUTO REPAIR

  • CHILTON ONLINE LIBRARY - Authoritative automotive repair covers the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.

BOOKS & READING

  • BEANSTACK - Beanstack helps you discover books based on your interests, allowing you to explore deeper into the Waukee Public Library's catalog of books. Track your reading progress with badges and Learning Tracks.                                                         
  • BOOKS & AUTHORSSearch for great literature and fiction by genre, character, subject, location, and time period.                                                  
  • GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY - Reference e-Books that you can download or read online.                                                                              
  • OVERDRIVE Browse thousands of e-Books and digital audiobooks and download to your smartphone or digital device. Read today's most popular titles without leaving the house!                                                                                                                                      
  • TUMBLEBOOKS: CHILREN'S eBOOKS A collection of animated, talking picture books. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which have been licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.          

BUSINESS

  • BUSINESS ECONOMICS & THEORY - Academic journals and magazines focusing on topics in economics. Includes exclusive video feeds from Forbes.com highlighting current business news interviews with CEO's and entrepreneurs.                                                                                           
  • BUSINESS INSIGHTS - Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.                                                                          
  • LEARNING EXPRESS: CAREER CENTER - Each of our Learning Centers offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want.                                                                        
  • SMALL BUSINESS REFERENCE CENTERSmall Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business.               

GENEALOGY & LOCAL HISTORY

  • ANCESTRY.COMAncestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history. Search 7 billion historical records, millions of family trees, and 65 million photos.  In Library Only                                                                           
  • HERITAGE QUEST A genealogy reference resource that contains census data, family records, local histories and documentary collections.                                                               
  • NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE - Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old – including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more – to fill in the life stories you are interested in.  In Library Only                                                                                                              

HEALTH & WELLNESS

  • CONSUMER HEALTH COMPLETE - Health information for patients covering mainstream medicine to holistic and integrated medicine.                                                                                                             
  • HEALTH REFERENCE CENTER ACADEMIC - Access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers.                                                                                                                      
  • HEALTH AND WELLNESS RESOURCE CENTER - Alternative medicine focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information.                                                                                                  
  • MEDLINE PLUS - MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.                                                                           
  • PHYSICAL THERAPY & SPORTS MEDICINE - Access to academic journals and magazines covering the fields of fitness and sports.                                                          
  • PSYCHOLOGY COLLECTION - Access to academic journals and magazines that cover the study of emotions, personality, and the human mind.

HOBBIES & DIY

  • CULINARY ARTS COLLECTION - Includes major cooking and nutrition magazines, culinary journals and several Delmar Reference titles. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information.                                                                                                                                     
  • FINE ARTS & MUSIC COLLECTION - Access to scholarly journals and magazines that support research in areas including drama, music, art history, and filmmaking.                                                    
  • GARDENING, LANDSCAPE, AND HORTICULTURE COLLECTION - Contains journals focused specifically on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.                                                                           
  • HOBBIES & CRAFTS REFERENCE CENTER - Full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities.                                                                
  • HOME IMPROVEMENT COLLECTION - A collection of home improvement focused titles for both hobbyists and professional carpenters. 

HOMEWORK & TEST HELP

  • EBSCOHOST - A group of databases covering periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on a variety of topics. Searchable and available mostly in full-text. Can be searched and saved or printed. You can also have articles emailed to your home or school email address.                                                                           
  • GALE - A group of databases covering periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on a variety of topics. Searchable and available mostly in full-text. Can be searched and saved or printed. You can also have articles emailed to your home or school email address.                                                                                                          
  • GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY - Reference e-Books that can download or read online. Areas of emphasis include business plans, travel books, biographies, current events, encyclopedias, and much more.                                                                                  
  • EXPLORA PRIMARY: FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS - Elementary kids can find articles on every subject for their school projects.                                            
  • EXPLORA PUBLIC LIBRARIES - Access high-quality articles and facts for research papers, class projects and homework.                                                    
  • KIDS INFO BITS - Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners.                                                                                     
  • LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY - LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, college and grad school entrance test prep, High school test prep, and more.                                                          
  • POINTS OF VIEW REFERENCE - designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills.                                                                                     
  • RESEARCH IN CONTEXTCreated specifically for middle-schoolers, Research In Context combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more.                                                                            
  • WORLD BOOK ONLINE - Authoritative content designed for diverse ages, reading levels, and learning styles. Great for homework help and general reference research.
                    

JOBS & CAREERS

  • LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY: CAREER CENTER - Are you preparing for a professional exam? Are you curious about a particular occupation or looking to improve your workplace skills? Choose the Career Center and begin your path to a bright future.
 

LANGUAGE LEARNING

  • PRONUNCIATOR - Tutorials for over 80 languages, including ESL. Courses are available for English speakers or for native speakers of 50 other languages. Learn on a desktop or access Pronunciator from your mobile device.
 

LEGAL & GOVERNMENT

  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE COLLECTION - Access to academic journals and magazines on topics in criminal justice and related fields.                                               
  • MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE DATABASE - Access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs.                                                            
  • WAR AND TERRORISM COLLECTION - Access to academic journals and magazines of interest to analysts, risk management professionals, and students of military science, history, and social science.
 

MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS

  • INFOTRAC NEWSSTAND - Access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.                                                                    
  • NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE - Featuring billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world. Discover fascinating news in archived newspapers hundreds of years old – including obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more – to fill in the life stories you are interested in.  In Library Only                                                                          
  • POPULAR MAGAZINES COLLECTION - Popular Magazines includes full text articles from more than 1,000 of the most searched magazines across Gale InfoTrac products.                                          
  • FLIPSTER Flipster is a digital magazine service. You can use your computer or mobile device to read magazines. You can also get the Flipster app and connect to the Waukee Public Library using your library card number. 
 

ONLINE LEARNING

IOWA DRIVING TESTS - Free Iowa DMV Practice Tests. These tests are good for the permit test, driver’s license test (car, motorcycle & CDL) and the senior citizens’ refresher test. 

LYNDA.COM - An extensive collection of training videos on practically any software program imaginable, including programs like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), professional design software such as Adobe's Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, etc.), audio and video production, mobile platforms (iOS, Andriod, etc.) and so much more.

 

RESEARCH

ACADEMIC ONEFILE - This database contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. It has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.

EBSCOHOST - A group of databases covering periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on a variety of topics. Searchable and available mostly in full-text. Can be searched and saved or printed. You can also have articles emailed to your home or school email address.

GALE - A group of databases covering periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on a variety of topics. Searchable and available mostly in full-text. Can be searched and saved or printed. You can also have articles emailed to your home or school email address.                                                                          

GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY - Reference e-Books that can download or read online. Areas of emphasis include business plans, travel books, biographies, current events, encyclopedias, and much more.

GENERAL ONEFILE - This general periodical database contains over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, healthcare, politics and more.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE - Authoritative content designed for diverse ages, reading levels, and learning styles. Great for general reference research.