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 Genealogy Ancestry Library Edition  Ancestry Library covers the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas.  NOTE: Due to our license agreement, Ancestry Library is ONLY available inside the library building at our internet stations or on your laptop via our wi-fi.  In-library
Heritage Quest  Heritage Quest Online provides you access to census records,family and local histories, genealogy articles and more!  Unlike Ancestry, Heritage Quest can also be searched from home using your Fort Madison Public Library card.  In-library

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 Local History Resources
 Local History Resources Available at the Library (in person)
 Microfiolm Resources Available at the Library (in person)
 Find a Book to Read  Novelist A tool to help readers find great books!  Whether you're looking for the next book in a series, more books by an author you love or a new author to read, Novelist can help you.  You can search by title, author, genre (mystery, sci-fi, romance, etc.) or series.  Includes both Fiction and Non-Fiction (you can limit your search to either or both).  This feature is included in the library catalog search under the Series & Suggestions tab found with search results. From Anywhere
Gale Books and Authors
Access your next great read via author search, title and series search, "if you like..." search, author, title and genre browse, awards search, geographical search, advanced search and more.
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 Homework and College Help

**NEW** Brainfuse
 Brainfuse is the online resource provider for career services, test prep, and software tutorials for Iowa public and academic libraries and Iowa Work Centers. From academic tutoring to career coaching, Brainfuse offers innovative services designed to meet patron needs. Users decide how they want to acquire a skill or grasp a concept, and Brainfuse gives them the tools to master it.
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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.
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 Language Learning
Transparent Language
Combining extensive courses and supplemental resources for over 100 languages, including English, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system.
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Career Center

Vocations and Careers Collection
Nearly 400 titles include general career guides and industry journals.
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Business and Investing

Business Insights
News, stats and reports provide in-depth coverage of companies and industries. Includes Thomson Reuters company financial reports that provide interactive balance sheets and cash flow statements, as well as market conditions for publicly traded U.S. companies.
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Small Business Collection
Full-text insights, tips and strategies for students and entrepreneurs.

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Culinary Arts Collection
Find thousands of recipes, plus restaurant reviews and industry information.
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Home and Garden

Garden, Landscape and Horticulture Collection
Nearly 50 journals cover topics from scientific and practical standpoints.
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Home Improvement Collection
Nearly 100 titles suit hobbyists and professional carpenters alike.
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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Alternative-focused newspapers, directories, videos and references.
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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
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Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
Relevant, authoritative content covers treatment, research and more.
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Gale offers 24/7 answers to everyday research, car repair, health information, small business resources, K–12 homework help, readers’ advisory, gardening, history, home improvement, and more.  Connection to all Gale databases resources including some not listed on this page.
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