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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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GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY

Reference e-Books that you can download or read online.

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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(To use the app you will first need to make an account at www.waukeelibrary.beanstack.org)

BOOKS & AUTHORS 

Search for great literature and fiction by genre, character, subject, location, and time period.

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 CENTER 

Small Business Reference Center provides up-to-date information on topics related to starting a company, operations management, sales, and growing or rescuing a business.

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.

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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.

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.

CHILTON ONLINE LIBRARY 

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

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. 

HOME IMPROVEMENT COLLECTION 

A collection of home improvement focused titles for both hobbyists and professional carpenters. 

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 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. 

RESEARCH IN CONTEXT 

Created 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.

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.

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.

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PHONES: Apple iOS  |  Android

TABLETS: Apple iOS  |  Android | Kindle Fire

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.

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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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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INFOTRAC NEWSSTAND

 Access to full-text newspapers and allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section, or other fields.

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.

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

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 

Easy-to-use video tutorials to help you learn business, technical and creative skills -- anytime, anywhere. Tutorials feature experts on Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, digital video and audio, and much more!

Using the link above, log into lynda.com with your library card barcode and your 8-digit PIN.

(Please note that you can only access course content through the WPL's special lynda.com login page, and not by directly visiting the lynda.com homepage.)

Once you have logged into lynda.com with your library barcode you must create a personalized lynda.com account by entering your name and e-mail address.

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How to log in with the app-

1. Open the Lynda app after it has finished downloading and installing.

2. Tap the Already a member? button on the first screen.

3. Tap the Organization tab on the next screen, and scroll down to the Web Portal section.

4. Type "waukeepubliclibrary.org" for the organization URL and tap the Login button.

5. Enter your Library Card and PIN number on the screen that pops up, and tap the Login button.

6. Tap the Accept button on the next screen.

7. You are now logged in to the Lynda mobile app!

8. You can browse the available courses by category by tapping the    button in the top left corner, and select Library.

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.

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.