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These reliable, accurate information sources are free to use with your Sioux City Public Library card.

OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks OverDrive (via Bridges consortium)
Browse and download eBook and eAudiobook titles to your computer, eReader, smartphone, or other device.
Freegal music Freegal Music
Stream three hours of ad-free music everyday and download up to 5 songs (in MP3 format) per week. With Freegal, listen to songs and full albums from thousands of artists or create personalized playlists of your favorite music.
Search full-text magazine, newspaper, and journal articles covering current events, health, business, education, science, and more.
For the mobile site, click here.
Novelist Plus NoveList
Discover fiction and nonfiction books and audiobooks for all ages; find read-alikes by title, author, subject, and plot elements; find books in series order, read reviews, find discussion guides, and more.
Heritage Quest HeritageQuest
Find genealogical data from the U.S. Federal Census, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank Records, the U.S. Serial Set, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) Archive, and more.
AutoMate AutoMate
Repair and maintenance procedures on thousands of domestic and imported cars and trucks from 1974 to the present. Includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins, and recalls.
enginerepair Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Fix mowers, snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats, ATVs, chainsaws, and more. Procedures for routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) are available in full-text PDF documents.
homeimprovement Home Improvement Reference Center
Tackle all kinds of home improvement and repair projects with full-text articles from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online, and videos of popular home repair projects. Includes detailed how-to information on topics such as electrical, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, gardening, and home decorating.
hobbiescrafts Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Be creative with content from leading craft/hobby magazines and books. Including over 700 videos, this database gives detailed how-to information on topics such as knitting, quilting, beading, model building, scrapbooking, and kids’ crafts.
ReferenceUSA ReferenceUSA
Phone book and directory information for millions of North American residents and businesses.
Value Line Value Line
Investment data, tools, analysis, rankings, and ratings on companies, stocks, mutual funds and more.
Learning Express LearningExpress Library
Explore tutorials, practice tests, and career preparation materials for all ages.
Learning Express Adult Learning Center — LearningExpress Library
Improve your reading, writing, grammar, speaking, and math skills; study for the U.S. citizenship test.
Learning Express Career Center — LearningExpress Library
Practice for career-related tests, including the ASVAB, TOEIC, air traffic controller, civil service, commercial driver’s license, cosmetology, culinary arts, dental assistant, electrician, EMT, firefighting, Homeland Security, law enforcement, nursing, pharmacy technician, plumbing, postal worker, and teaching exams. Learn about career paths and improve your job search and interviewing skills.
Learning Express High School Equivalency Center — LearningExpress Library
Study and practice for the GED and HiSET tests.
Learning Express College Preparation Center — LearningExpress Library
Study and practice for the ACT, SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL iBT, and AP exams.
Learning Express Recursos Para Hispanohablantes (Resources for Spanish Speakers) — LearningExpress Library
Este centro ofrece práctica para mejorar las habilidades básicas, práctica para el examen de GED o ser ciudadano estadounidense.
Learning Express College Center — LearningExpress Library
Improve your math, reading, writing, and science skills. Study and practice for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, PCAT, CLEP, and college placement exams.
Learning Express School Center — LearningExpress Library
Improve your reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and logic/reasoning skills (for elementary, middle, and high school students).
Learning Express Computer Skills Center — LearningExpress Library
Improve your computer and Internet skills; learn to use Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; and better understand your Windows or Mac operating system.
transparent-language Transparent Language Online
Immersive and in-depth language learning for over 100 languages. Transparent offers a wide variety of formats and activities to help learners speak, read, and write new languages. It is also perfect for learning and mastering the English language with ESL materials in 25+ languages.
Newsbank Sioux City Journal Online Sioux City Journal Online (NewsBank)
Full-text access to the Sioux City Journal electronic edition.
Date range: February 1, 1996 – Current.
Sioux City Journal Index Sioux City Journal Index
Search for local obituaries and articles that appeared in the Sioux City Journal newspaper by subject, title, or keyword (Local News: Dec. 1, 1981 – Jan. 31, 2009; Obituaries: Dec. 1, 1981 – Jun. 30, 2011). Full-text available on microfilm at the Aalfs Downtown Library.
fdlpicon Catalog of U.S Government Publications
The finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on “Advanced Search” for more options.
Medline Plus MedlinePlus
Up-to-date health news and information on diseases, conditions, wellness issues, and prescription and nonprescription drugs provided by the National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other sources. Includes a medical dictionary and medical encyclopedia.
Collection Development Tools
Visit the Aalfs Downtown Library to access these additional databases:
Ancestry Library Edition Ancestry Library Edition
Genealogy database with access to U.S. Federal Census records, passenger lists, birth, death, marriage and military records and more.
Foundation Center Foundation Directory Online Professional
Fully-indexed database containing current and comprehensive information about U.S. grantmakers. Sioux City Public Library is a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center.
Foundation Center Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Over 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.
Foundation Center Foundation Maps Professional
Interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, advisors, policymakers, researchers, academics, or anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today.