Online Resources / Ebooks
Online Ebooks and Audiobooks
The library has access to Ebooks and online audiobooks through the Bridges consortium. In addition to the materials provided through BRIDGES, more access has been purchased just for the Pleasant Hill library. Access is limited to Pleasant Hill residents and residents of rural Polk County. Contact your local library if you live in another community.
The library is part of consortium of Central Iowa libraries, Central Iowa MagNet, which has access to online magazines through Zinio. You will need an access code to complete the simple login process. Once you have your account, you can browse from seventy magazines to check out.
Contact the library to get the access code or other questions. Do not use your library card number to set up the account. Please use the access code provided by the library.
Gale DatabasesIncluded in the Gale collection of databases is a wide variety of journal and magazine articles. You will need to contact the library to get the password for use:
All Gale Databases Use this link to see what databases are available.
Below are links to groups of popular databases. The first link, Power Search, allows you to search them all at the same time.
Power Search Search all databases at the same time
General One File A wide collection of databases selected for use in public libraries
Academic One File Intended for research at the college level
Kids Infobits Intended for use by students in elementary school
Research in Context Intended for use by students in middle school or high school
Informe Academico A collection of Spanish language research databases
Chilton's Auto Repair Auto repair information for many, many makes and models
Transparent LanguagesMango Languages is no longer available. Try the Transparent Language resource the library just added.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Gather background information on your topic from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as 500,000+ images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
Please contact the library for the user name and password to use Credo
Click on the link to access Credo Reference Works
This great resource has many genealogy sources including census data, immigration and military and much more. This resource is available only on the library computers. Stop in and use this outstanding resource soon.
Ancestry Library Edition
The Ebsco database is no longer available. Try using the following databases in the Gale Databases section above:
Academic One File
General One File
Research in Context
Need to improve your math or reading skills? Are you needing help on preparing for the ACT or SAT tests? Learning Express has the resources you need. This site also has study aids for a variety of professional examinations.
Visit Learning Express for more information!
You will need to create a user name and password of your own choice. Please contact the Library to obtain login info.