Online Resources

Adventure Pass
Adventure Pass is a season pass to the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines that will be available for check out to Ottumwa Public Library patrons. Patrons can go to the public library’s website and select a day that works for their family to reserve the pass, print their pass, and go to the zoo for free.
Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow
Brainfuse is a versatile online service designed to support every step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things, assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews.
NoveList Plus
Search for works by your favorite author. Lookup which book comes next in a series. Find readalikes. Discover new books in your favorite genre.
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines
RB Digital Magazines provides full, cover-to-cover, issues of digital magazines.
Freegal Music
A free music service from your library. All you need is your library card number and possibly a PIN if your library utilizes them. Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. Access to Freegal is limited to patrons of subscribing libraries.
 
Gale Databases
View over 40 different databases from Gale.
 
Gale General OneFile
General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text,General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.
 
Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text,age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
 
Research In Context
Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to completeassignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
 
Informe Académico
Informe Académico proporciona acceso a periódicos y revistas especializadas de lengua española y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre América Latina.

Informe Académico provides access to Spanish- and Portuguese-language scholarly journals and magazines. The database offers a wide range of content both from and about Latin America.
 
Health and Wellness Resource Center
Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, healthassessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library. Spanish-language videos are available. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.
 
Books & Authors
Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
 
ChiltonLibrary.com
ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.
 
Business Insights: Essentials
Business Insights: Essentials combines all of the content formerly found in Business & Company Resource Center with a new interface designed around the research goals and workflows of your diverse business research community.Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
 
Credo Reference
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
 
The Iowa Locator
Find items located in libraries throughout Iowa that you can borrow from your local library.
Transparent Language Online
An online language learning resource covering over 100 languages including English-as a second language.
Tumblebooks
The TBL is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books and Tumble Puzzles & Games. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children's book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.
Overdrive (BRIDGES)
Download Ebooks and audiobooks for use on your home computer and other personal electronic devices.
Worldcat
Locate materials located in 72,000 libraries throughout the world.