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Use NewsPaperArchive to access digital copies of Iowa newspapers, including the Fort Madison Daily Democrat from 1994 and earlier.
NewspaperArchive.com is proveded by the State Historical Society of Iowa. Follow the link on the image above or click here and then scroll down that page to the "Manuscripts, Newspapers, Photographs & Documents" section and follow the link for " NewspaperArchives Iowa Database".
Use Newsbank to access articles in the Fort Madison Daily Democrat from 2000 through today.
HelpNow is a unique tutoring, homework help, and studying suite designed to assist patrons of all ages succeed. HelpNow features include:
- Live on-demand tutoring with multiple languages supported
- Online writing lab that can connect with live writing experts
- Foreign Language Center with a powerful vocabulary builder
- 24/7 Question Center providing explanations of concepts, not answers
- Adult Learning Center to meet the unique needs of adult learners
- SkillSurfer Learning Library with unlimited access to self-paced learning through lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests on a wide range of subject
- Summer Skills Camp, Flashbulb Flashcards, cloud storage options, and more!
College Application and Funding Guidance
The college application is a complex process that requires a lot of planning, time, and effort. This guide is all
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JobNow bridges the divide by connecting users with experienced career coaches and vast resources to assist them during all stages of their job search. JobNow features include:
- Live job coaching (available daily from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. CST)
- eParachute, a Brainfuse partnership offering an online resource created by What Color is Your Parachute? author Richard Bolles
- Curated resume resources including templates, samples, and more
- Interview preparation and practice
- Build skills in the Adult Learning Center, where patrons can access the High School Equivalency test prep, US Citizenship test prep, Microsoft Office support, and more.
VetNow offers tailored support to veterans and their families. VetNow features include:
- Live support with a veteran navigator (available Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. CST)
- Assistance navigating the VA and benefits veterans are eligible for from local, state, and federal programs
- Help with transitioning to civilian employment and translating military skills for civilian jobs
- College preparation and support through a full suite of academic tools
MedlinePlus is an online health information resource for patients and their families and friends. MedlinePlus is a service of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library, which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our mission is to present high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted, easy to understand, and free of advertising, in both English and Spanish. Anywhere, anytime, on any device—for free.
A legal resource website providing easy to understand information on topics related to Iowa’s laws.
The website includes information on legal topics such as consumer law, family law, and landlord/tenant law, as well as guidance on researching legal issues, a glossary of more than 100 legal terms, and more.
Funding for the People’s Law Library of Iowa came from a portion of the State Library’s allotment from the American Rescue Plan Act. The University of Iowa Law Library spearheaded the effort to develop content for the website, with the State Library providing administrative support and contracting for the website design services.