Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Chronicling America – Search America’s historic newspapers pages or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Iowa Locator – to find items in other Iowa libraries
State Data Center – source for population, housing, business, and government statistics about Iowa
Iowa Publications Online – online archive of public documents produced by Iowa agencies
Iowa Heritage Digital Collection – free access to online historical collections forma variety of Iowa cultural institutions
Data USA – a comprehensive visualization of U.S. public data
World Cat – OCLC’s World Catalog Search
Digital Public Library of America – Discover over 33,634,327 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States for education, family research, lifelong leaning, or scholarly research
Job & Employment Resources:
Iowa Workforce Development – to find a job, register for training, file an unemployment claim, and more. Receive help from an Iowa Workforce Development employee through live chat or their toll-free number.
Enhance Iowa – a free tool created by Iowa Community Colleges provides an in-demand job search, local training opportunities, financial resources, career coach, local job data/wage/growth, resume builder, and veteran career assistance.
Glassdoor – a free career resource website consisting of company reviews, salary data, and interview insights.
My Social Security Account – to create an account, access your online Social Security Statement, and view your estimates of your retirement, disability and survivors benefits. It’s a great financial planning tool!
LinkedIn Jobs – Leverage the world’s largest professional network to connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network and get hired. LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.
LinkedIn Salary – Discover your earning potential with LinkedIn Salary. Explore salaries by job title and location. See how years of experience, industry, location and more can impact your salary.
LinkedIn ProFinder – LinkedIn’s new professional services marketplace that helps to connect entrepreneurs and freelancers with real business projects.
FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid – submit an application to see if you qualify for federal aid to help you pay for college.
Brainfuse– Prepare for ACT, SAT, AP, PSAT/NMSQT tests and college admissions essay writing.
LinkedIn Learning – SAT test preparation.
Postma Scholarship – high school seniors who are residents of the Sioux Center Community School District and are enrolling as full-time college students are eligible to apply.
Digital Learning Resources:
Digital Learn – Digitallearn.org is an online hub for digital literacy support and training. It contains self-directed tutorials on a variety of computer related subjects including accounts & passwords, email, using a mac, cloud storage, intro to Facebook, intro to Skype, and many more.
GCFLearnFree-take free online trainings and tutorials on a variety of subjects including computers & technology, reading, work & career, math, and more
TechBoomers-Techboomers aims to improve the quality of life for older adults and other inexperienced technology users by empowering them to learn how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications including Amazon, Facebook, Skype, & Netflix through articles and video tutorials.
Health Care Resources:
Sioux County Community Resource Guide – services and resources available in the community as well as Community Care Coordinators who can connect you to medical, mental, dental, or vision care; resources to help manage finances; resources for food, transportation, or housing needs
Affordable Care Act – Health Insurance Marketplace
MedlinePlus – information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
Lifelong Links – Serves Iowa residents age 60+, caregivers, and Veterans by connecting them with community resources related to food, housing, finances, in home services, caregiver, long term care, health, transportation, elder rights, and support groups. Call toll free at 866-468-7887, visit the website, chat, or set up an appointment.
Iowa Compass – Iowa Compass connects people with disabilities and complex health-related needs to services and supports in their communities throughout Iowa. Call or text 800-779-200 or visit IowaCompass.org
Driver’s License Resources:
Iowa Driver Test-take the practice test on your computer in English or Spanish or download the app
Driving-Tests.org – It includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.
211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs. 211 is a one-stop source of information for people looking for services. Assistance is available in multiple languages, and services are accessible to people with disabilities. Languages can be assisted with the use of our Language Line translation service that can translate 150 languages. Visit the 211 website, call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or download the 211 Iowa app.
For example, 211 can offer referrals to these types of services:
- Basic Human Needs Resources: food pantries, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance
- Physical and Mental Health Resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health care, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, substance abuse and intervention rehabilitation
- Employment Supports: financial assistance, job training, educational programs
- Support For Older Americans And Persons With Disabilities: adult day care, aging and disability resource centers, congregate meals, respite care, home health care, transportation, homemaker services
- Support for Children, Youth and Families: child care, Head Start, family resource centers, holiday assistance, parenting, summer camps and recreation programs, summer meal programs, mentoring, protective services
- Volunteer Opportunities and Donation Services
ESL and GED classes in the community
IdentityTheft.gov-report identity theft to the Federal Trade Commission, build a step-by-step personalized recovery plan, and put that plan into action.
The Iowa Legislature-access PDFs of the Iowa Code, Iowa Acts, Iowa Official Register Redbook, as well as Senate & House videos, audio, bills, archives, & debate calendars.
State of Iowa – access to information and services provided by the State of Iowa government
Iowa Center for the Book – Find Iowa authors, literacy events and resources for book discussion groups
Fuel Economy – research the annual fuel cost, emissions, and fuel economy o f different models of cars, sport utility vehicles, and light trucks for vehicles form 1984 to the present.
AR Bookfinder – find the AR level of a book
Lexile – find the Lexile level of a book
Our Catalog Search for Kids
National History Day – resources to help you with your history day project
ABC Mouse for Kids -free access within the library building
DKfindout! – easy access to DK content, a secure/safe site for kids to search/explore, ideas for projects and homework