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ANCESTRY (In-Library use only via WIFI or a Library PC)
ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today with unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom. Its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest Online. Video introduction to Ancestry

CONSUMER REPORTS
Enjoy access to thousands of unbiased reviews of products and services. Log in with the 14 digit number on the back of your library card. 

DES MOINES REGISTER
Full-text Des Moines Register newspaper articles for you to read and print. 2002 - present. Log in with the 14 digit number on the back of your library card. 

EBSCO HOST
A group of databases covering periodicals (magazines, newspapers) on a variety of topics. Searchable and available mostly in full-text. Can be searched and saved or printed. You can also have articles emailed to your home or school email address. 

EXPLORA
Designed for students and educators, Explora provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up age-appropriate articles and facts from the world's leading magazines and reference books for research papers, class projects or homework. 

HERITAGE QUEST
Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past. Log in with the 14 digit number on the back of your library card. Video introduction to Heritage Quest 

JOHNSTON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
Johnston High School yearbook collection including handful of Beaconites.

JOHNSTON NEWSPAPER ARCHIVES

Every newspaper in the database is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy to quickly explore historical content. Use the archive to gain a local perspective on historical news, to research your family history, or to simply read about a person or event of interest. This archive contains the Johnston Advance, Johnston News, Johnston Northern Polk County News, Johnston Press Citizen, Northern Polk County News, West Des Moines Express, and Western Express

JOHNSTON LIVING MAGAZINE
Browse through the online version of this popular Johnston magazine. 

LEARNING EXPRESS
Learning Express Library allows you to create your own individualized Login (choose New User) and do practice tests on a wide variety of skills (SAT, ACT (college prep), civil service, postal, AP tests, general skills, elementary and middle school skills, real estate, and more). Your Login allows you to stop and start your tests at your convenience and keep a record of what you’ve done, and how you scored. 

MANGO
A premier resource for all your language-learning needs. Mango is an interactive tool that helps you learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, and 30 more languages. Also includes English instruction (ESL) tailored to speakers of 14 languages.

NOVELIST PLUS
NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

NOVELIST PLUS K-8
NoveList is a fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and much more for over 120,000 fiction titles. It also includes other content of interest to fiction readers, such as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.