Gale– find magazine and journal articles
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Chronicling America – Search America’s historic newspapers pages or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Iowa Locator – to find items in other Iowa libraries
State Data Center – source for population, housing, business, and government statistics about Iowa
Iowa Publications Online – online archive of public documents produced by Iowa agencies
Iowa Heritage Digital Collection – free access to online historical collections forma variety of Iowa cultural institutions
Data USA – a comprehensive visualization of U.S. public data
World Cat – OCLC’s World Catalog Search
Digital Public Library of America – Discover over 33,634,327 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States for education, family research, lifelong leaning, or scholarly research
Job & Employment Resources:
Iowa Workforce Development – to find a job, register for training, file an unemployment claim, and more. Receive help from an Iowa Workforce Development employee through live chat or their toll-free number.
Enhance Iowa – a free tool created by Iowa Community Colleges provides an in-demand job search, local training opportunities, financial resources, career coach, local job data/wage/growth, resume builder, and veteran career assistance.
Glassdoor – a free career resource website consisting of company reviews, salary data, and interview insights.
My Social Security Account – to create an account, access your online Social Security Statement, and view your estimates of your retirement, disability and survivors benefits. It’s a great financial planning tool!
LinkedIn Jobs – Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
LinkedIn Salary – Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.
LinkedIn ProFinder – LinkedIn’s new professional services marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.
FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – submit an application to see if you qualify for federal aid to help you pay for college.
Learning Express – Prepare for ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT tests and college admissions essay writing.
Lynda – SAT test preparation.
Postma Scholarship – high school seniors who are residents of the Sioux Center Community School District and are enrolling as full-time college students are eligible to apply.
Digital Learning Resources:
Digital Learn – Digitallearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. It contains self-directed tutorials on a variety of computer related subjects including accounts & passwords, email, using a mac, cloud storage, intro to Facebook, intro to Skype, and many more.
GCFLearnFree-take free online trainings and tutorials on a variety of subjects including computers & technology, reading, work & career, math, and more
TechBoomers-Techboomers aims to improve the quality of life for older adults and other inexperienced technology users by empowering them to learn how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications including Amazon, Facebook, Skype, & Netflix through articles and video tutorials.
Health Care Resources:
Affordable Care Act – Health Insurance Marketplace
MedlinePlus – information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Driver’s License Resources:
Iowa Driver Test-take the practice test on your computer in English or Spanish or download the app
Driving-Tests.org – It includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.
ESL and GED classes in the community
IdentityTheft.gov-report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission, build a step-by-step personalized recovery plan, and put that plan into action.
The Iowa Legislature-access PDFs of the Iowa Code, Iowa Acts, Iowa Official Register Redbook, as well as Senate & House videos, audio, bills, archives, & debate calendars.
State of Iowa – access to information and services provided by the State of Iowa government
Iowa Center for the Book – Find Iowa authors, literacy events and resources for book discussion groups
Fuel Economy – research the annual fuel cost, emissions, and fuel economy o f different models of cars, sport utility vehicles, and light trucks for vehicles form 1984 to the present.
AR Bookfinder – find the AR level of a book
Lexile – find the Lexile level of a book
Our Catalog Search for Kids
National History Day – resources to help you with your history day project
ABC Mouse for Kids -free access within the library building
DKfindout! – easy access to DK content, a secure/safe site for kids to search/explore, ideas for projects and homework