In our busy lives we don't always have time to visit the library to find a good book or do research. Fortunately, Bettendorf Public Library offers many online resources you can use anywhere with your Bettendorf Public Library card.

For instance, if you are interested in help for schoolwork, you can use Explora, Tutor.com, Learning Express Library or EBSCOhost. Each excels in different areas to meet your needs.

Explora comes in two editions, an educator’s edition and a primary school edition. Both help you find facts from magazines and reference books. The educator's edition offers lesson plans and other useful items, while the primary school edition is tailored to younger students who need a safe environment to explore information.

EBSCOhost offers mostly full text articles from magazines and newspapers. So if you are considering a new appliance you could look up articles from Consumer Reports. If you need to find sources for a paper on Canadian cuisine you can find recent articles from the Westchester County Business Journal.

Tutor.com is another great resource that offers real time one-to-one help, or drop-off help where you can upload a resume, cover letter, or a tricky math question and come back later to see the suggestions the tutors recommend. Learning Express Library is a resource for elementary ages through adult, and offers help with school subjects, practice exams for the ACT, SAT, GRE or the LSAT (and others!) and career practice exams, such as Civil Service exams.

Once you’ve successfully used our educational and test-taking databases to get the education you were hoping for, it’s then time to nab the perfect job. AtoZ Databases brings you a jobs database (look for the “Find a Job” tab). You can search for full-time, part-time or internship positions in your desired field. Limiting your search to a city or zip code will let you focus on a defined area and weed out unwanted results. You can search for jobs in your immediate area or anywhere in the country. The jobs database is constantly updated to provide up-to-the-minute search results to let you snag the job you want.

Let AtoZ Databases help you discover your strengths and weaknesses, create a new resume, get tips to help ace an interview, and view examples of well-crafted thank you letters. Employing the knowledge you can attain in the jobs database can get you that much closer to the job in which you are interested.

AtoZ Databases offers information about a potential employer by viewing its business profile through the business database (look for the “Find a Business” tab). Information found on the business database is compiled from data sources including thousands of yellow and white page directories, national directory assistance data, annual reports, SEC filings, corporate registers, public records, new business phone numbers, online information, government registrations, legal filings, self-reported business information, and business directories. Use your Bettendorf Public Library card at bettendorflibrary.com/read-research/do-research-online to find the wealth of information waiting for you!

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