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Quick reference information on all of the United States
The African American Literature Book Club, with author information, book reviews, and more.
Find definitions for over 5 million abbreviations and acronyms
New, used, rare, and out of print books
Book search and price comparison
Official Alabama state tourism website
Official Alaska state tourism website
Another site for used, rare, out-of-print books. Great for checking pricing of collectible books.
All Music has it all. Search by song, album, artist, or try the classical works search.
Atlapedia contains full color maps and information on many countries of the world
Iowa’s leading visitor attraction and National Historic Landmark.
Amazon's kindle book site
AARP is an organization for people 50 and over dedicated to addressing their needs and interests.
Information on the ACS’ education programs, professional journals. Good lists of Web resources on cancer.
Includes the AHA’s Heart and Stroke guide, heart attack risk assessment, home health guide.
An annotated listing of scores of Internet resources for genealogical information.
Official Arizona state tourism website
Official Arkansas state tourism website
The Fine Art Search Engine. Find information on art and artists.
Art appraisal and pricing.
Find, View, Price Art
Audiobook reviews and recommendations
Information on getting the best deal on automobile leasing.
Interactive tools for new and used car research
Information on US relations from the US Dept. of State
B & N's Nook site
Barnes and Noble's online review site and source for book review podcasts.
Full text of some of literature’s most famous works. Arranged alphabetically by author. Also great source of Quotations, Proverbs and more.
Helps donors make giving decisions by promoting high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions.
Contact Better Business Bureaus nationwide
Searchable online Bible in over 50 versions and 35 languages.
Provides book club recommendations
Searching for an out of print book? Call us at the library first! If we can’t get it though, try Book Finder.
An open source eBook library manager
Official California state tourism website
Explore careers, do a job search, or brush up on resume and interview strategies.
Local and national job listings via Career Builder.
This site provides vehicle history reports.
Charity assessment organization that evaluates charitable organizations.
Information for 266 world entities
Clive (Iowa) Public Library
Annual reviews of the best eReaders
Business news from CNN.
Information on the SAT, PSAT, ACT, plus information on colleges and college planning.
Official Colorado state tourism website
Comic book news, previews, reviews, and message boards for the comic book community.
Full text of the Complete Works. Includes links to other Shakespeare resources on the Web.
Dictionary of computer related terms
Official Connecticut state tourism website
A public service, non-commercial guide cataloging over 2000 of the most useful consumer resources.
Cyndi's List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years.
Dallas County, Iowa, Elections Information. Voter registration, precinct and voting location information.
Official Delaware state tourism website
Information on Central Iowa commerce, lifestyles, news and entertainment, as well as the Chamber itself.
Regional help wanted postings.
Des Moines (Iowa) Public Library
Free online dictionary/thesaurus
DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Online auction site
Our very best articles/periodicals resources.
Links the staffs and resources of the Washington D.C.
Search the Ellis Island Foundation website for Ellis Island and Port of New York records.
Online encyclopedia for mythology, folklore, and religion
Get the latest news and reviews on books from Entertainment Weekly right here.
This index includes a variety of education-related articles. Some resources are available for free online while others must be obtained elsewhere.
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
Find the latest science news at this free site
Online homework help includes almanac, dictionary and encyclopedia
Provides links to a variety of primary Internet resources including FAQs for educators, listserv archives, lesson plans, and more.
Folk and fairy tales.
The Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) includes a home buyer section.
Fun website that has biographical information on authors as well as existing and forthcoming books.
Search for colleges, scholarships, loans and more.
This website is designed to track the federal dollars obligated to domestic assistance programs.
Apply for federal grants, work-study, and loans with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form
Information and links of value to tax administrators and the general public alike.
Discover the hottest new young adult books, access exclusive excerpts and giveaways, and connect with your favorite authors online (from Macmillian
The go-to guide for college financial aid
Find a lawyer or browse free legal information here.
Official Florida state tourism website
Website for Foundation Center
Books and author information for today’s readers of Mystery, Thrillers, Romance, Suspense, Fantasy, and Science Fiction.
An excellent site with an information directory organized by category, a garden business homepage center, and a calendar of events.
Library of Congress digitized rare maps and information about geography
Official Georgia state tourism website
Union List of Artist's Names Online
Free email service which links you to other Google services like Google Drive and Google Plus.
Online book discussion groups
Economic development information for the Des Moines metro area.
Online version of Guinness Book of World Records
Official Hawaii state tourism website
A large self-health resource on wellness, alternative health, and integrative medicine.
The committee that monitors legislation on education, child labor, school food programs, workers’ compensation, vocational rehabilitation, labor wa
Learn how to contact your federal, state, and local elected leaders.
Learn how everything works at encyclopedia-like website
Official Idaho state tourism website
Official Illinois state tourism website
A project from the University of Illinois, to preserve newspapers through microfilm. Browse the catalog or explore holdings by county.
Inaugural addresses of the presidents, in full text, from Washington thru Clinton
One simple job search shows many open positions within a particular area. You can also create a profile or track salaries of specific careers.
Official Indiana state tourism website
Uses the Consumer Price Index as a measure of the average change in prices over time.
Federal tax site – get forms, instructions, publications and more. Includes forms from previous years and filing information.
One of the oldest online antique websites
The official source for Broadway information.
441 works of classical literature by 59 different authors, including user-driven commentary and “reader’s choice” Web sites.
Peer reviewed online resource, hosted by the University of Tennessee
Searchable listing of movies and TV shows. Great source for finding everything ever done by an actor or director.
Index to Internet with sites recommended by librarians
Online bibliography of Iowa history and culture
Use this search engine to find or verify physicians and acupuncturists who are licensed to practice in Iowa.
Advocates for and supports Iowans as they explore, finance, and complete educational opportunities beyond high school.
Iowa state tax information for individuals, businesses, local government, and tax professionals, including: online services, tax forms, and publica
Online DOT services, travel conditions, licensing and registration
Links aimed at improving the economic well-being of the state of Iowa.
A directory of grant-making organizations for Iowans.
Searchable bibliography of Iowa history and culture: contains books, periodical articles and specialized materials.
Includes legislation, congressional calendars, Code of Iowa and more. Official site.
Iowa Secretary of State's site includes links to voter registration, precinct and voting location information.
Free customized business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to businesses with 500 employees or less.
ISU's gardening site. Includes number for the ISU Hortline which answers all your gardening questions.
ISU Cyclone sports
Includes a link to their online catalog (searchable). Also lists of reference resources and some full-text resources.
Information in support of local community education, planning and change.
Official Kansas state tourism website
An amazingly useful database of series books - find out the series order of books or all the series written by a particular author.
Find the current value (“blue book price”) of your used car or motorcycle or compare prices on new cars.
Official Kentucky state tourism website
Iowa chapter of national nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government.
Legal information organized by topic from Cornell Law School.
Search the LOC’s catalogs, as well as searching the site itself by subject.
Search job openings taken directly from company websites.
Complete listing of popes.
Official Louisiana state tourism website
Official Maine state tourism website
Download free (classic, new, small press) eBooks to your computer or eReader.
Online maps and directions
Official Maryland state tourism website
Official Massachusetts state tourism website
Includes information on many health topics (cancer, diet and nutrition, women’s health) as well as drug information.
Information for the lay person on diseases, treatments, drugs and more from the National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine
Find reviews for movies, tv, video games, music and more
Official Michigan state tourism website
Login to your Microsoft Account – Live.com, hotmail.com, MSN, Outlook.com.
Official Minnesota state tourism website
Official Mississippi state tourism website
Official Missouri state tourism website
Job search and salary tools.
Official Montana state tourism website
List of Art History departments, research resources, image collections, and more
Information on the costs of moving, including a Moving Calculator and a Salary Estimator.
Learn all about popular musical theater at this extensive website.
Free music theory lessons
Statistical information on all levels of education.
See maps, read about world cuture, science, and more
Health information, news (including health warnings), grant and contract information. Also lists of scientific resources on the Web.
Dedicated to championing women through the arts.
Job search and personal job scout emails.
Official Nebraska state tourism website
Official Nevada state tourism website
Official New Hampshire state tourism website
Official New Jersey state tourism website
Official New Mexico state tourism website
Official New York state tourism website
The NYPL is both a public library for the city of New York, as well as a group of research libraries.
Old and current NYT Bestseller lists. Handy PDF lists on an antiquated website.
Current and recent lists
Information about all past Nobel Laureates, organized by prize and year
Information about all of the past Nobel Laureates, organized by prize and year, or searchable.
Official North Carolina state tourism website
Official North Dakota state tourism website
Official North Dakota state tourism website
Official Oklahoma state tourism website
Browse the Old Farmer's Almanac online
A great site for Opera.
Official Oregon state tourism website
Recommendations for book clubs
Official Pennsylvania state tourism website
Online, searchable versions of the popular Peterson’s college search guides.
Well known used book store, good for looking up values on older titles.
Background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents.
The Producer Price Index (PPI) program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.
Download eBooks to your computer or eReader from this extensive free catalog of titles.
Find local book clubs, author chats, and book recommendations
Another great site for book clubs
Reading guides, complete with discussion questions
Out of the ordinary teen booklists!
Find a local recycling center for electronics, cars and other items
Economic, demographic, and social data for Iowa’s communities and businesses.
Use this site to build a resume that works for you.
Official Rhode Island state tourism website
Online rhyming dictionary
Searchable list of prescription drugs. Includes extensive content and interaction information about each drug.
Wikipedia type site that has grown into a large and useful biography database.
Protecting investors and maintaining fair markets is the goal of this government organization.
Online discussion community started by YA authors Tamora Pierce and Meg Cabot
Online source of study guides for literature, poetry, essays and more.
Job search engine.
The nation’s first collection of American art
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. Take a walk thru the Smithsonian.
All about Jazz from the Smithsonian Institution. Learn with online Jazz classes!
Official South Carolina state tourism website
Official South Dakota state tourism website
From the popular NPR food/cooking show
Encyclopedia for philosophy-related topics from Stanford
The State Library of Iowa’s site. Includes the “Ask a Librarian” service for legal, medical, public policy, patent and trademark questions.
The State of Iowa’s main home page. Includes links to Tourism, Education and other Iowa Internet Links.
Online resources for mystery lovers.
Helps students find scholarships relevant to their background, field of study, sport, skill, interest, achievement, or other attribute.
Search for recipes containing ingredients that you already have at home!
Links to forms, instructions, local resources and more.
Official Tennessee state tourism website
Official Texas state tourism website
Visit the White House online. Includes biographies on U.S. Presidents, plus information on Federal services and the White House itself.
Search by product or manufacturing area for businesses, suppliers, etc.
Information on holidays, daylight savings time changes and all time zones across the world.
Official Iowa state tourism site includes a calendar of events, fun facts, and travel information.
Statistical data on the conditions of the United States. (Includes the Consumer Price Index.)
Information relating to government initiatives and educational programs, education-related grants (under OERI) and statistics (NCES), and publicati
Information on loans, federal aid, and grants.
Information from the FDA on foods, drugs for humans and animals, etc.
Consumer information about cars, health, and more.
Government site is an extensive pathfinder to science websites, organized by topic
Aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small businesses.
Information on US demographics, industries, and more.
U of I Hawkeye sports
Includes links to their Dental Clinics, Children’s Hospital and more.
Links to their online catalog (OASIS), as well as Internet resources and a Virtual Exhibit.
UNI Panther sports
Urbandale (Iowa) Public Library
Filings and forms for companies
US Government jobs.
Directions on contacting government departments and officials.
Keeping Free Genealogy on the Internet
Science organization that focuses on biology, geography and geology
United States Postal Service zip code look up site
Official Utah state tourism website
Official Vermont state tourism website
Official Virginia state tourism website
Search this site for information on the world's religions
Extraordinary source for humanities research online.
Tracks the performance of over 13,000 political leaders. Includes biographies.
This helpful site from the League of Women Voters assists with finding your polling place, registration information, and learning what’s on your ba
Designed to increase voter awareness, improve voter turnout, get new voters registered and keep current voters up to date.
Official Washington state tourism website
Official Washington DC tourism website
Waukee (Iowa) Public Library
WDM Library's eBook and Audiobook options
The tutor directory is provided as a resource for the WDMCS students and parents.
Official West Virginia state tourism website
Official Wisconsin state tourism website
Search with the first knowledge engine
Helpful language translator
Offering visual artists effective art marketing opportunities
Searchable scientific and technical research and data from around the globe
Official Wyoming state tourism website
Free email services from Yahoo. Searchable, free email storage.
Free online people search
Job search engine.