Algona IA
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Auto Repair Reference Center

This resource contains repair and maintenance information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles and is updated regularly.
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BRIDGES - Powered by OverDrive

Browse and download audio books and eBooks for enjoyment on your computer and eReader devices!
Check out the OverDrive Help Page for more information on downloads, returns, and more.
For help using your device, please use the following guides:      Kindle Guide                          Nook Guide                           Tablet Guide    
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Margaret Nelson Patton Newspaper Archive

Access full-text images of every page of the newspapers covering the Algona area--some go back as far as the 1860's!
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MasterFILE Premier

 

Use MasterFile Premier to find articles from popular magazines including general reference, business, consumer health, popular culture, and general science magazines.

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Newspaper Source Plus

Read full-text articles from 177 regional U.S. newspapers, 18 international newspapers, and 15 newswires including the Christian Science Monitor and USA Today.
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NoveList Plus

Discover new books, favorite authors, and exciting series.  Search by title, plot, or writing style to find read-alikes.
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OneClickdigital

Select from 200 titles in this collection of eAudio classics for enjoyment on your computer and eReader devices!
Check out the OneClickdigital Support Page for more information on downloads, returns and more.
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Regional Business News

This resource provides coverage of business topics from local newswires, magazines, and regional business publications.
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TumbleBook Library

A collection of electronic picture and chapter books from around the world, accompanied by educational games and activities.
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Zinio

Download and read over 200 different magazines on your computer, eReader, tablet, iPad or smart phone with no check out limits or due dates!
Read the Zinio for Libraries FAQ for help setting up your account and downloads.
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Iowa GenWeb Project

Search or post Iowan gravestone photos, family group sheets, state census transcriptions (1836-1925) and more.
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Iowa Gravestone Photo Project

Browse over 1 million digital photo records of Iowan gravestones or submit your own photos.
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Kossuth County GenWeb Project

Specific records for Kossuth County, Iowa.
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Kossuth County Newspapers

The digital archives of Kossuth County Newspapers. Sponsored by Kossuth County Genealogical Society.
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Margaret Nelson Patton Newspaper Archive

Access full-text images of every page of the newspapers covering the Algona area--some go back as far as the 1860's!

National Archives

Explore our nation's history through documents and photos or request military records.
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U.S. Census Bureau: State and County Quick Facts

Fast, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
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U.S. GenWeb

The central hub for all state GenWeb projects with useful suggestions and resources for researchers.
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U.S. Social Security Death Index

Contains information on millions of deceased individuals with U.S. social security numbers.
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Health Info Iowa

 

This Iowa-focused website contains valuable information ranging from national health and medical databases to regional, state, and local links.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

 

This resource contains articles on a wide variety of health-related subjects including sports medicine, nursing, genetics, oncology, pediatrics, and emergency medicine.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

 

This resource contains articles from the important journals in the nursing field

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Medline Plus

One of the best places to start your search for medical or health related information!  This resource is available in multiple languages and easy-to-read versions.
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Academic Search Elite

A wealth of scholarly information, use this database to take any research to the next level.
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Enhance Iowa

Tools include veterans resources, resume builder, career assessment, financial aid resources, and career comparisons based on wage, growth, and stability. This site was created by the 15 community colleges throughout the state of Iowa.
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EBSCO Host

This is the main gateway to all of the EBSCO resources we subscribe to as well as some additional databases including the McClatchy-Tribune Newspaper Collection.
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ERIC

Use this resource to find "best practices," K-12 curriculum guides, and more on all aspects of education.
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Explora - Educator's Edition

Provides educators with professional tools such as lesson plans, curriculum standards, and student guides.
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Explora - Primary Schools

An easy way for young researchers to experience online searching using Lexile levels.
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Explora - Public Libraries

Fun to use, Explora - Primary Schools makes it easier for students to look up their subjects by topic, subtopic, or keyword.
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Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

An easy-to-use online encyclopedia, providing images, biographies, and other information in a variety of subject areas.
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Iowa Reading Research Center

A collection of web-based literacy resources to help families and teachers support literacy development with children at home. Includes search filters for skill level, age or grade, and resource types.

LearningExpress

The LearningExpress Library has more than 1,000 practice tests and skills tutorials for elementary school through adult learners, as well as the Job & Career Accelerator for job seekers.
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MasterFILE Premier

With thousands of primary source materials, MasterFile is the best place to start the research process.

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TOPICsearch

A useful resource for persuasive and opinion papers with information from public opinion polls, statistics, and current events
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Transparent Language Online

A great place to learn over 70 languages!
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U.S. Census Bureau: State and County Quick Facts

Fast, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography.
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Explora - Educator's Edition

Provides educators with professional tools such as lesson plans, curriculum standards, and student guides.
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Explora - Primary Schools

An easy way for young researchers to experience online searching using Lexile levels.
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Explora - Public Libraries

Fun to look at and fun to use, Explora - Primary Schools makes it easier for students to look up their subjects by topic, subtopic, or keyword.
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Iowa AEA Online

Providing research, clip art, and even royalty free music for students and teachers with just a click of a mouse!
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TumbleBook Library

A collection of electronic picture and chapter books from around the world, accompanied by educational games and activities.
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