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Writing a paper? Working on a science project? Check out the links below. Need help? We love to dig into a good research question! Contact us at 515-278-5233 or via email.

Brainfuse: Help Now

HelpNow offers live tutor access for homework help, skills building and test preparation where after taking a quiz, the user can connect directly to a live tutor.

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Iowa Heritage Digital Collections

Iowa Heritage Digital Collections is a resource for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else interested in the people, places and institutions of Iowa. The site provides free access to digital collections from a variety of Iowa cultural institutions.

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Johnston Historical Society

The Society collects information, documents, and memorabilia establishing and illustrating the history of Johnston. They maintain a beautiful museum in a century old house just west of the Johnston Library.

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Johnston Newspaper Archives

Every newspaper in the database is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Use the archive to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history, or to simply read about a person or event of interest. This archive contains the Johnston Advance, Johnston News, Johnston Northern Polk County News, Johnston Press Citizen, Northern Polk County News, West Des Moines Express, and Western Express.

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Mango Languages

Learn a new language on the go with hands-free features and offline accessibility. Prepare for business trips, family vacations, or study abroad with practical, conversation-based language lessons.

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Masterfile Premier

Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch : Iowa History for Young People was published quarterly by the State Historical Society of Iowa from 1975-2000. It is an Iowa history magazine for children, ages 8 to 13. Each issue focuses on a theme (ranging from Immigrants to Diaries, from Home and Family to Iowa's Kid Heroes) and includes articles, games, photos, and fiction.

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Back of Library Card with Card Number HighlightedLogging In

To access most of the research sites listed here, you'll need your library card number. Check the back of your card for the string of letters and numbers beginning with "BJOH".

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