Databases

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Our library patrons now have anytime, anywhere access to a dynamic collection of digital audio and ebooks through the library service BRIDGES. BRIDGES is a collaboration of member Iowa libraries. With a valid Garner Public Library card, you can log onto the digital library website, install free software, check out and download popular and classic audio and ebooks to your PC or mobile device. New titles are added to the collection each month. You can check out up to three titles at a time, and at the end of the 7 or 14 day lending period, the books will expire and be automatically returned to the BRIDGES digital collection.  The title will still appear on your device but will be inaccessible and can be deleted. With digital titles, there are no late fees or damage costs. The service is free, easy-to-use, and best of all, available anytime from anywhere in the world. Stop in the library for more information.

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Freegal is a downloadable music service that offers hundreds of thousands of songs in a wide variety of genres. Library users may preview a song before downloading it to any MP3 compatible device. Card holders may download up to five songs per week at no charge and with no due dates. Click on the Freegal Music icon and enter your library card number and pin number to set up your Freegal account. Please contact the library for your pin number.

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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. [Please contact the library for the log-in and password.]

 

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Gale Pages (common menu)
Gale has always been at the forefront of innovation in online references. Our line of periodical resources provides the largest and most comprehensive aggregations of digital periodical content available with nearly 20,000 titles, 57 collections and the fewest embargoes on average. Only Gale dedicates a team of expert indexers who manually read articles and apply specific subject terms, saving time – and frustration - for the researcher. Gale periodical solutions operate on the PowerSearch platform, which enables users to cross-search content found in a single collection, with other collections and with Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) works.

 

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Gale Books & Authors
Gale has always been at the forefront of innovation in online references. Our line of periodical resources provides the largest and most comprehensive aggregations of digital periodical content available with nearly 20,000 titles, 57 collections and the fewest embargoes on average. Only Gale dedicates a team of expert indexers who manually read articles and apply specific subject terms, saving time – and frustration - for the researcher. Gale periodical solutions operate on the PowerSearch platform, which enables users to cross-search content found in a single collection, with other collections and with Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) works.

 

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Auto Repair (Chilton Auto Repair)
Gale has always been at the forefront of innovation in online references. Our line of periodical resources provides the largest and most comprehensive aggregations of digital periodical content available with nearly 20,000 titles, 57 collections and the fewest embargoes on average. Only Gale dedicates a team of expert indexers who manually read articles and apply specific subject terms, saving time – and frustration - for the researcher. Gale periodical solutions operate on the PowerSearch platform, which enables users to cross-search content found in a single collection, with other collections and with Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) works.

 

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salem press

All four online databases are now available together on one platform.
Salem Health - An extended series of healthcare information for patients, families, caregivers, biology and medical students.  Salem History - Salem's diverse library of biography, history and primary source document reference.
Salem Literature - An extensive collection of author and title-specific reference along with surveys and, of course, Masterplots.
Salem Science - Salem's newest online database provides complete coverage of a variety of scientific topics.

 

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Iowa Area Education Agencies provide Iowa AEA Online, consisting of eight dynamic online resources, to all Iowa accredited schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home (Internet access required), 24 hours a day, seven days a week! These online resources support the content standards for school curriculum and student learning by bringing a wealth of information to teachers and students wherever they may be, with just the click of a mouse. To learn more about these resources and how to access them, contact your teacher or teacher librarian.

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Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.

With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go

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LearningExpress Library is an interactive online learning platform featuring over 770 practice tests, tutorials, and eBooks related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, and basic skills improvement in reading, writing, and math, for all ages. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

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The TumbleBookLibrary Premium Collection has 1000 titles, including 300 TumbleBooks, 250 Chapter Books, 100 non-fiction books, 16 Graphic Novels, and much more! Plus, there are hundreds of TumbleQuizzes and other Teacher Resources.

The TumbleBookLibrary Deluxe Collection has over 500 titles, including 300 TumbleBooks, 25 Chapter Books, 50 non-fiction books, and much more! Plus, there are hundreds of TumbleQuizzes and other Teacher Resources.

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RBdigital for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits.

  • Online reading: Instantly read all current and backlist magazines on desktop and mobile browsers.
  • Mobile apps: Download and read magazines on 95% of today's mobile devices, including iOS (Apple®), Android™, and Kindle Fire™/HD/HDX.
  • Backlist: Grow your collection and build a digital backlist for anytime checkout and reading.
  • Easy browsing and checkout: Browse your library's collection by newest issue, keyword search, genre and language to find your favorites and to discover new reading interests.
  • Two ways to read: Check out magazines and read them instantly on your desktop or mobile browser — or check out and download magazines through mobile apps.
  • Helpful notifications: Sign up for weekly email reminders about your favorite magazines.
  • No limit and permanent checkout: Check out as many issues as you want and keep them in your account as long as you wish.
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