ANCESTRY.COM 

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NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE 

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WASHINGTON POST

Expert reporting and analysis, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. When the 7-day license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all Waukee Library cardholders.

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!

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TUMBLEBOOKS: CHILDREN'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. 

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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.

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BOOKFLIX 

BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning. BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE

Business Source Complete is a research database of open access journals.

SMALL BUSINESS REFERENCE CENTER 

Access exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics.

FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE  

FDO is a research tool to help nonprofits find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. This tool includes grantmaker profiles that provide a powerful summary overview of the funder's work along with all the pertinent details fundraisers need to find and approach great prospects.

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ANCESTRY.COM 

Ancestry.com is the world's largest online resource for family history. Search 7 billion historical records, millions of family trees, and 65 million photos. 

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HERITAGE QUEST 

A genealogy reference resource that contains census data, family records, local histories and documentary collections.

NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE 

Explore Iowa history and genealogy through this historical newspaper archive from 1800-2018. Includes obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, and more.

In Library Only 

AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY HISTORICAL PERIODICALS COLLECTION 

The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Thousands of periodicals document the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

PERRY, IOWA HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS 

Explore Dallas County & Perry history through this historical newspaper archive beginning in 1874. Includes obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, and more.

DALLAS COUNTY NEWSPAPERS 

Explore Dallas County history and genealogy through this historical newspaper archive beginning in 1866. Includes obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, and more.

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. 

VETERAN RESOURCES  

Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources.

CONSUMER HEALTH

Consumer Health provides content covering key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

CREATIVEBUG 

Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Learn sewing, quilting,paper crafting, knitting, crochet, art & design, and jewelry making. Find new ideas and instructions on food & home, holidays & party, and activities to do with your kids.

HOBBIES & CRAFTS REFERENCE CENTER 

A database with detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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.  

EXPLORA PUBLIC LIBRARIES 

Access high-quality articles and facts for research papers, class projects and homework.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE 

Authoritative content designed for diverse ages, reading levels, and learning styles. Great for homework help and general reference research.

BRAINFUSE HELPNOW: TUTORING, HOMEWORK HELP, & TEST-PREP 

Tutoring, collaboration, and study tools on your computer or mobile device.  Live homework help for grades K-12 is available from 2pm-11pm daily with professional tutors. 

 GET THE APP | Apple iOS | Android 

(Note: You must create an account on the Brainfuse website before you can log into the mobile app.)

LEARNING EXPRESS - HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY CENTER 

Earning a high school equivalency credential can open the door to better income, a more fulfilling job, and a college education. If you are preparing for the GED® test, HiSET® or TASC™ exams, our practice tests, interactive tutorials, and eBooks will help you reach your goal.

LEARNING EXPRESS - SCHOOL CENTER 

The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.

LEARNING EXPRESS - COLLEGE PREP CENTER 

College Prep Center Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals

LEARNING EXPRESS - COLLEGE CENTER  

This center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

BRAINFUSE 

Brainfuse provides free tools and online resources to help job seekers. This includes up-to-date nationwide and local job search engines, a resume builder, and live, online job coaches that can help with job searching, job applications, resumes and cover letters, job interviews, and more.

VETERAN RESOURCES  

Connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources.

LEARNING EXPRESS - 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.

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.

 GET THE APP 

PHONES: Apple iOS  |  Android

TABLETS: Apple iOS  |  Android | Kindle Fire

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.

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OVERDRIVE 

Try borrowing a magazine from Overdrive! They're always available and don't count against your checkout limit.

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NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE 

Explore Iowa history and genealogy through this historical newspaper archive from 1800-2018. Includes obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, and more.

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MASTERFILE COMPLETE - EBSCO

Read and download full-text articles from more than 2,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. Complete list 

THE ATLANTIC
BILLBOARD
CONSUMER REPORTS
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
MOTOR TREND
SATURDAY EVENING POST
TIME

DALLAS COUNTY NEWSPAPERS 

Explore Dallas County history and genealogy through this historical newspaper archive beginning in 1866. Includes obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, and more.

PERRY, IOWA HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS 

Explore Dallas County & Perry history through this historical newspaper archive beginning in 1874. Includes obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, and more.

AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY HISTORICAL PERIDOCIALS COLLECTION 

The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Thousands of periodicals document the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

THE WASHINGTON POST  

Expert reporting and analysis, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. When the 7-day license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all Waukee Library cardholders. 

  • Unlimited digital access to washingtonpost.com
  • Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary.
  • Real-time Q&A Discussions providing a behind the scenes look at key stories.
  • Live-streaming of Washington Post Live events, where top-level government and business leaders, emerging voices and newsmakers discuss the most pressing national and global issues of the day.

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. 

BRAINFUSE: ADULT LEARNING CENTER 

The Adult Learning Center includes GED and US citizenship test-prep resources as well as tips and live help for resume writing and job searching.

LEARNING EXPRESS - COMPUTER SKILLS 

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

LEARNING EXPRESS - ADULT LEARNING CENTER 

This center offers busy adults the resources to improve their basic skills in reading, writing, and math, prepare for the GED® test, or become a U.S. citizen.

LinkedIn Learning  

LinkedIn Learning is an educational site with video courses to help you develop your business, creative, and technology skills. Each course is taught by an industry professional who is excited to share their knowledge with you. Use your library card to gain access to hundreds of courses to help you take your skills to the next level.

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.

WORLD BOOK ONLINE 

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

AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY HISTORICAL PERIDOCIALS COLLECTION 

The American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912. Thousands of periodicals document the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

INFOBASE

Infobase offers a collection of hundreds of high-quality videos including documentaries, how-to programs, top-quality performances spanning the arts, biographies of history-makers past and present, a variety of TV shows and movies, and more. The Infobase Just for Kids Collection gives children—and their parents—a thoroughly kid-safe, advertisement-free media platform they can freely explore and enjoy. Just for Kids has educational videos children want to watch like Sesame Street, The Berenstain Bears, Franklin, and more.