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Karl, Retired Pastor

The West Des Moines Library has empowered retirement days for me in two ways. One, I am able to read extensively in the newspaper and magazine sections. Two, I am able to borrow books to read rather than to purchase and keep in my now limited home library. An added feature is borrowing audiobooks to savor while I drive to visit family in other states. 

 

Databases – Homework Help

 

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Brainfuse HelpNow

Tutoring and Homework Help

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Brainfuse HelpNow is a separate service from Brainfuse with LIVE tutoring help, skill building, and more for students in K-12 and college, including tutoring done in Spanish.

Check out the SkillsSurfer, where you can do test prep, skill-building and more!  Study for your ACT, SAT or other skills test.

Taking a foreign language?  Check out the Language Lab to build your vocabulary or connect with a language tutor!

Submit your work to the Writing Lab for professional feedback (free registration required).

Here’s a Video Overview of the HelpNow service.

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Learning Express

 

Do practice tests on a wide variety of skills:  SAT, ACT, AP tests, high school equivalency, general skills, elementary and middle school skills and more.

Download FREE eBooks for offline study for skills exams.

Create a free login, which allows you to stop and start your tests at your convenience and keep a record of what you’ve done, and how you scored.

For high school and college students:  Job prep, career prep, resume writing assistance, improve your writing, grammar, speaking and more!

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Primary Search

Highly-visual, simple search interface for younger users. In-library
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Middle Search Plus

Graphical, topic-focused search on all curriculum areas, with faceted searching and results. In-library
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Literary Reference Center PLUS

Literary Reference Center (LRC) is a massive, easily searchable and browseable database of literary criticism, reviews, author biographies and more.  Learn more about your favorite authors and find authoritative literature reviews. In-libraryFrom Home

EBSCOHost

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Perhaps our most powerful searching tool for articles of all kinds.

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.

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Points of View Reference Center

Current Events, Hot Topics, Research Starters for topical papers. In-library
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