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Electronic Books, Audiobooks, Magazines & Newspapers

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Bridges Downloadable E-books & Audiobooks

Download E-books and Audiobooks to your devices FOR FREE
from the library's Bridges collection (through Overdrive)
Paid for by Washington County Public Library Association

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NoveList Plus
NoveList Plus is a database of reading recommendations.
It is a comprehensive source of 
information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.
Paid for by Washington County Public Library Association

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CREDO reference
Provides full-text online access to hundreds of multidisciplinary reference book collections, including art, history, law, medicine, psychology, technology, bilingual dictionaries and encyclopedias

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Full list of available Gale databases

For Health & Wellness information

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Colección de estudio en español

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A database for kids in K-5th grade
doing research

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A database for middle schoolers
doing research

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A database for high schoolers
doing research

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Southeast Iowa Union Online

Access the digital version of the The Southeast Iowa Union 
[Available only at the Library]

Local Authors

Washington Authors Collection
Free e-books and digital content written by area authors.

Please submit works to the Library Director for inclusion.

Genealogy & Local History

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Southeast Iowa Digital Archive
An open digital newspaper archive for all of Washington County and surrounding areas.
[Open to all - no login necessary]
Paid for by the Washington County Riverboat Foundation, Brinton Educational Trust and all 13 communities whose newspapers were digitized.

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Information about each property in the Downtown Historic District and 
West Side Residential Historic District, organized by address.
[No login necessary]
Paid for by a Historic Resources Development Grant and funding from the City of Washington

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Perhaps the premier online resource for genealogical research. Access to million of records from US and other country's censuses, birth, death and marriage records, immigration and military records as well as historic newspaper collections.
[Available only at the Library]

Paid for by Enrich Iowa Direct State Aid

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Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest Online is another great genealogical resource providing access to US Census records from 1790-1930, selected Revolutionary War records, records of the Freedman's Bank, and over 28,000 family and local histories.
Paid for by Enrich Iowa Direct State Aid

Learning & Skill Building


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Transparent Language Online

With 100+ Languages (and Growing!), a flexible learning path, extensive English collection for English learners, optimization for touchscreen, downloadable audio files, and typing and speaking practice, it's no wonder Transparent Language is the most complete language-learning system for libraries!
[Follow the image link and then create your own personalized account]



Brainfuse is an interactive online resource that includes job and resume coaching, practice tests related to job search and workplace skills improvement, career certification and licensing exam preparation, college entrance and graduate school admissions exam preparation, and GED exam preparation.  You can also connect with an expert to learn more about eligible VA benefits and community resources
[Follow the image link and create your own personalized account]

Paid for by Iowa Library Services