Academic Search Elite offers full text for nearly 2,500 scholarly journals, including nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed titles. This multi-disciplinary database covers virtually every area of academic study.
Access NewspaperARCHIVE contains tens of millions of searchable newspaper pages, dating as far back as the 1700s. Your gateway to search, view, save, and print full-page historical newspapers online.
AcclaimIP provides a user-friendly interface to search United States patent records. As Iowa's Patent And Trademark Resource Center, the Davenport Public Library can provide all Iowa users access to this resource. To use, please contact our Reference Department.
Easily search and browse millions of genealogies, obituaries, marriage and birth announcements and more from 1652 to the present. Includes historical newspapers and documents, along with modern obituaries and the Social Security Death Index.
Local, regional and national U.S. newspapers, providing unique coverage of local and regional news, companies, industries, politics, cultural activities, and people in the community.
Ancestry Library (Please visit the Library to use this resource)
With over 1.2 billion records in over 3,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition is the most comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research available.
A full-text database of information car repair, covering all automobiles from Acura to Volvo, 1954-present.
Over 600,000 biographies on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
This business resource provides full text for more than 1,125 scholarly business journals, including full text for nearly 500 peer-reviewed business publications.
Every day, Monday through Friday, you'll receive via email a 5-minute selection from a chapter of a book. By the end of the week, you’ll have read 2-3 chapters. Every Monday we start a new book. Sign up and start reading!
Britannica Online contains comprehensive content for everyone - from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Whether it's frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online covers it all.
ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center contains more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 980 educational and education-related journals.
Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives combines original historical documents and personal histories to create a unique historical and genealogical resource. These digital images of records, preserved in the National Archives and other regional archives, represent a growing collection of historic documents.
Freegal Music gives you access to millions of songs from over 10,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog of your country.
These books help determine connections to the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations.
This resource allows you to search across dozens of essential reference resources available in e-book format. The topics covered include: Arts, History, Law, Literature, Multicultural Studies, Nation & World, Religion, Science, and Social Studies.
Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full-text consumer health magazines. This database also includes searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets.
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
HeritageQuest Online combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI Genealogy & Local History collection and other valuable content.
Sign up for your own personal IndieFlix account to stream independent films, shorts, and documentaries. Over 4,000 films are available for viewing, ranging from few-minute-long animation clips to full-length feature films. Categories include: Action & Adventure, Animation, Classics, Family, Horror, Science Fiction, Sports, and more.
Learning Express Library contains skills development assistance and practice tests, such as GED, ACT, SAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL. There are also practice tests for civil service jobs, EMS, firefighter, law enforcement, and the military (ASVAB).
Lynda.com (Please visit the Library to use this resource)
Expand your skills with video lessons covering a wide range of courses including computer applications, website design, business, CAD, and photography. Some courses provide Exercise Files that allow you to practice what you just learned. These quality controlled tutorials will help you enhance your existing skills and develop new ones.
This literary resource provides the content of both MagillOnLiterature Plus and MagillOnAuthors. This database provides reviewed critical analyses, brief plot summaries, biographies, and author essays.
Mango Languages teaches conversational skills for a wide variety of languages including Spanish, French, Italian, Vietnamese, Arabic (Levantine), Chinese (Mandarin). Thirteen ESL courses include from Spanish, from Vietnamese, and more.
Marcive Webdocs (Please visit the Library to use this resource)
This Government Printing Office database is the most comprehensive catalog of U.S. federal government publications available. Allows you to link to documents available on the Internet by clicking on the highlighted Internet address.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,100 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1975.
Provides research reports, quotes and analysis for mutual funds, stocks, exchange-traded funds and closed-end funds. Morningstar information and tools can help guide your investment decisions.
Newspaper Source Plus provides cover-to-cover full text for 35 national & international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for 375 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full text television & radio news transcripts are also provided.
NoveList is the premier readers’ advisory resource. Whether you need to find the next book in a series or find an author who is just like your favorite, find your next book at NoveList.
Primary Search® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.
The Quad-City Times Newspaper index from 2003-present.
Use your Davenport Public Library card to access Recorded Books One Click Digital eAudiobooks. Recorded Books eAudiobooks are compatible with many listening devices, including iPods.
Find answers to a wide variety of questions. Common uses are finding businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location as well as locating information about consumers.
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
All you need to access eAudiobooks and eBooks is your Davenport Library card. Content can be downloaded to your computer and/or transferred to a portable device. You may need to download the OverDrive media software - available within the site.
Information on hundreds of today’s most significant scientific topics. Easily find full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to authoritative websites.
Resources include the Soundex for the Federal Census of 1920 for the State of Iowa, Scott County Courthouse records, cemetery and church records, Vital Records for neighboring Iowa counties and states, immigration records, and newspaper abstracts,
Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies. Students will be riveted by the colorful, animated interface, as they gather information on a wide range of topics.
This resource offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.
EBSCO has created a search interface designed specifically for secondary education students, according to their needs and search abilities. The Student Research Center provides students in secondary education with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek.
View the microfilm editions of The New York Times and The Des Moines Register newspapers.
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
Kids will enjoy this online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joys of reading in a format they'll love.
Interact with qualified online tutors to who can assist students K-12 with Math, Science, Social Studies, and English questions. The live tutor service is available from 2:00-11:00 p.m. seven days a week. The Skills Center is available 24/7. ¿Se habla Español? You may switch from English to Spanish upon arriving at the welcome screen.
The Davenport Public Library is designated as a depository under the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Click on the link to access the USPTO website to start your search.
This online educational service provides access to over 500 continuing education courses that can help support your personal interests and professional needs.
An extensive collection of digitized photos from the local Quad-Cities area, ca. 1880s - 1970s.
Value Line is the most trusted and prestigious name in the investment field. For more than seventy-five years Value Line has been synonymous with trust, reliability, objectivity, independence, accurate information and proven performance for investors.
This collection provides full-text coverage for 400 trade and industry-related periodicals.
Family history and genealogy records including millions of family trees. U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790-1940, military records, Social Security Death Index records, and newspaper articles.
Sign up for your own personal Zinio account to read current full-text magazine issues that are page-by-page replicas of the paper version. The Library has subscribed to approximately 60 titles that can be freely read. Explore what is available. After you find titles you like, keep coming back to check out the next issue.