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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 – Travel and the World

 

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AtoZ The USA

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AtoZ the USA offers in-depth e-content in 156 data categories with 50+ maps for each state. It has thousands of U.S. state reports and articles ready to download, royalty-free image collections of flags (antique and modern), vintage postcards, panoramic photos, license plates, and much more. In-library

From Home

AtoZ The World

Travel resources including culture, language, foodways and more, around the world.  Great for school reports, travel planning and more. In-library

From Home

AtoZ Maps Online

 

AtoZ Maps Online database of 1000’s of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use. Royalty-free maps you can view, download and print. Also includes specialty resources like Flags of the World and Teaching Tools for educational use. In-library

From Home

AtoZ World Travel

 

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An easy to use e-travel guide. City Facts, Attractions and Excursions, Hospitality and Entertainment, Shopping, Travel Resources and more In-library

From Home

AtoZ World Food

 

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AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes AND covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.

Learn about a culture AND get great new recipes!

• 174 Countries • 9,000+ Food Photos • 1,700+ Food Quotes
• 6,000+ Recipes • 540+ Ingredient Articles • 750+ World Beer Reviews
• 850+ Food Culture Articles • 800+ Food Glossary Terms • Personal Recipe Book

In-library

From Home

Traveling Abroad?  Check out our Language Resources

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