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BrainFuse provides access to the following resources:

  • Live job, resume, and interview coaching
  • Resume lab and access to eParachute
  • Live assistance to veterans and their families in locating benefits, employment transition assistance, and community resources.
  • Tutoring for college students and other adults.
  • Lessons, test prep, and live tutor assistance for college entrance, nursing, HiSet, ASVAB, Advanced Placement, CLEP, computer programming, citizenship, TOEFL, and numerous other exams and certificates.
  • Video Tutorial


Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs.
Free access to this trusted, unbiased website! Get reviews on appliances, cars, home products, and more.


Use this database to search for interments within the City of Des Moines' cemeteries. The search can use the cemetery, partial first and last names, and interment (burial) date range. The lookup includes interments from the following cemeteries: Glendale, Woodland and St. Ambrose, Laurel Hill, Oak Grove, Sims, and Elm Grove.

Created and maintained by the City of Des Moines Park and Recreation Department.

Index of Des Moines, Polk County and Iowa news, editorials and opinion articles, movie, theater, music, and restaurant reviews, company news, about Iowa, people, Des Moines and Polk County ordinances, and obituaries.


Des Moines Register 1986 - date (obituaries 1960 - date)
Des Moines Tribune 1907 - 1944 (obituaries 1960-1982)
Des Moines Business Record 1982 - date
Cityview 1992 - date
Des Moines Skywalker 1986 -1992
Iowa Bystander 1894 - 1921, 1927 - 1935, 1949 - 1951
The Iowan (magazine) 2007 - date

September 1965 - June 1976
Index of the Des Moines Register created by the University of Northern Iowa.


There are many databases inside EBSCO Host. The MasterFile Premiere is great for general research since it covers nearly 1,700 periodicals along with reference full-text books. There are also databases covering the environment, teaching, and readers' advisory. 

Looking for Consumer Reports? Try Consumer Reports Online. Free with your DMPL card & PIN.


FirstSearch is many things. First, it is like the biggest library catalog in the world. There are over 90 million books, movies, music and more in this catalog. If it exists in the world, it's in FirstSearch, and it will tell you who owns the item. FirstSearch also grants access to scholarly databases, business databases, government databases, medical databases, an encyclopedia and almanacs. Get a librarian's help if you need it, because 90 million of anything is a lot to look through!


A broad range of perspectives on timely topics can be explored with full-text newspapers, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Popular magazines for business, fashion, home, travel, sports, and more provide users with relevant information for their specific interests and projects. Gale OneFile enriches the research experience with video and audio from BBC, National Public Radio, and other reliable sources.

Grant resources available at the Des Moines Public Library.


Print or download your customized legal document in 5-10 minutes or less with LawDepot. Create forms for Real Estate, Business, Estate, and more. This resource is restricted to Des Moines and rural Polk County residents.

LearningExpress Library features online tutorials, practice tests, and e-books to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, HiSET® test prep, and more.

Recursos en Español
Herramientas de aprendizaje, carrera y ciudadanía en español. Este centro ofrece a los adultos que están muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades básicas, ganar sus credenciales de HiSET® o ser ciudadano estadounidense.

Resources in Spanish (English Translation)
This center provides learning tools as well as career and citizenship resources to help busy adults improve their basic skills, earn a HiSET® credential, or become a U.S. citizen.


More than 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers from Mayo Clinic share their expertise.
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, 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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Looking for your next great read? Novelist offers reading advice for all ages. Click here.

Find your next great read using your smartphone!


ProCitizen is a comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes.

Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages. Register for free and start learning — at your own pace! All you need is a web browser with JavaScript enabled, and Flash version 10.0 or higher. Or an iPad or iPhone/iPod with iOS 5.0 or higher.

¿Quieres aprender inglés desde casa? Este centro gratis tiene práctica, lecciónes y exámenes para ayudarte a aprender otro idioma rápidamente. Puedes aprender inglés o uno de 80 otros idiomas a través de instrucciones en Español!


ReferenceUSA offers access to more than 14 Million Businesses, 89 Million Residents, 855,000 Physicians & Dentists, 203 Million Consumers, and 2.5 million job postings. ReferenceUSA's quality information helps researchers, students, and job-seekers answer a wide variety of questions, and saves valuable time and money.


Digital Sanborn Maps of Iowa offer digital access to large-scale maps of many Iowa communities. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.


TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

Click here to access Tumblebooks. Have your library card ready!


World Book Online hosts thousands of articles, as well as hundreds of maps, videos, and other media for an immersive learning experience. Teacher resources, curriculum correlations, learning standards, and other useful tools for educators are included across all databases. Includes resources for the very young to adult.

Worldcat Discovery is the biggest library catalog in the world. There are over 90 million books, movies, music and more in this catalog. If it exists in the world, it's in Worldcat Discovery, and it will tell you who owns the item. Worldcat Discovery also grants access to scholarly databases, business databases, government databases, medical databases, an encyclopedia and almanacs. Get a librarian's help if you need it, because 90 million of anything is a lot to look through!