Gale Information Resources

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The library is offering many Gale reference sources with discounts available through the State Library. The resources offered are for general reference, arts, business, cars, education, health, history, literature, science, technology and more. 

Click on the appropriate graphic below and get the answers to your questions or help with your project! 

A password is needed.  Ask the library for the password by calling 319-334-2470, emailing, or stopping in to see us at 805 1st St East.

Click here for a video tutorial for Gale, including an inside look at some of the many features available to you in your research! (Skip to 25:42 in the video)

All Resources

Click on the Gale Pages icon to see all that's available and to choose from various resources.  Remember to get the password from the library.
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Go to the main resource page to see options for your information questions!  You can choose from resources for different ages and topics.  Following is a small sample of what's available:

Specific Resources

Interested in books, auto repair, or a database of news and magazine articles?

Books & Authors makes exploration of genre fiction and essential non-fiction fun! By leveraging our entire award-winning What Do I Read Next? collection, patrons and students alike can be sure that their next big read comes with a BIG recommendation.
ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations).
General OneFile is a one-stop source for news, magazine, and periodical articles across a wide range of general interest topics and academic disciplines. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text,General OneFile serves a wide audience of readers.

Student-Friendly Resources
Information sources especially for those who are in elementary, middle school, and high school!
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface.  There are full-text,age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazines, newspapers and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
Created specifically for middle schoolers, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.
InfoTrac Student Edition provides high school students with access to magazines, newspapers, books, and other reference content. The database offers audience-appropriate information on current events, the arts, science,popular culture, health, people, government, history, sports, and more.