Online Resources



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Students, Job Seekers, Veterans, and Life-long Learners--find useful (and Free) help with Brainfuse.  

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Tutoring for students, adult learners, FAFSA application and writing center

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palo_alto.jpgLooking for articles from the West Bend Journal? Obituaries? Digital archives as well as other Palo Alto County newspapers available here!

kossuth_county_newspaper.pngA digital archive of Kossuth County community papers, excluding the Upper Des Moines of Algona.  Visit the Algona Public Library website for access to that newspaper 

newspaper archives.jpgThis link will direct you to the State Historical Society of Iowa website.  Scroll down to NewspaperArchives Iowa Database for publications from all over the state of Iowa.  Fun to browse or for genealogy research

annalsofiowa.pngA quarterly, peer-reviewed journal of history published by the State Historical Society of Iowa

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Links to great resources 

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Your source for Iowa's Legal Answers Empowering Iowans as they navigate the legal system

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We’re the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a U.S. government agency dedicated to making sure you are treated fairly by banks, lenders and other financial institutions.  Visit our website for more resources.


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Visit the Federal Trade Commissions website for resources on identity theft, scams, and more.  

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Visit the Chicago Public Library course site for quick videos to get you started on your digital learning.  

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So many great resources for mental health issues.  Check one of these links:


National Alliance on Mental Health


Click on the logo for links to resources specific to the state of IOWA, ranging from food pantries to financial assistance for all ages.  

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Click on the logo for a direct link senior resources ranging from from food assistance to elder rights. 

Disability services also included.

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MedlinePlus is a free online health information resource for patients and their families. Information about diseases, conditions and wellness topics.

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Visit the National Library of Medicine.  This is a great resouce for physical and mental health topics.

CDC reports US Teen Girls experiencing depression and violence

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