The Scott County Library provides cardholders access to a variety of databases and online resources for research and general interest.
An alphabetical listing is below or click on a category to find a more focused list.
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Please call 563-285-4794 and ask for the Information desk if you have questions.
If you are asked for a password, it is usually the number on the back of your library card.
Academic One File (Gale): Peer-reviewed articles covering many academic disciplines.
Academic Search Premier (EBSCO): Full-text academic journals covering the major areas of academic research.
Accelerated Reader Bookfinder: Search for books by AR level, Lexile level and more.
Agriculture Collection (Gale): Titles covering agriculture and related fields.
Ancestry Library (in library only): Records from the United States census, U.S. Military, court, land and probate records, vital and church records, passenger lists and more.
Biblioboard: Find primary sources, check out self-published ebooks and find comics from Valiant and Dark Horse.
Biography Reference Center (EBSCO): Includes biographies from American National Biography, Biographies Today, Encyclopedia Britannica and more.
Books & Authors (Gale): Find your next book using this database of recommendations and reviews.
Brainfuse: A comprehensive resource for job seekers including resume builder and live resume/interview help via chat. Also includes practice tests for college students and adult learners.
Business Economics and Theory Collection (Gale): Academic journals and magazines supporting economics studies.
Business Insights Essentials (Gale): News, stats and reports provide in-depth coverage of companies and industries.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO): Top journals and industry reports covering a variety of businesses.
Chilton Library (Gale): Automotive repair covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years.
CMS.gov : Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is a government run agency providing health information to the public.
Communication & Mass Media Collection: Current, accurate information covers advertising, literature, linguistics and more.
Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO): Information on health issues for the public and professionals.
Consumer Reports (EBSCO): Search within the archives of Consumer Reports from 1985 to the present.
Credo Reference Center: Includes full-text reference books on a variety of topics plus the ability to “mind map” topics for researchers.
Criminal Justice Collection: Search criminal justice topics.
Culinary Arts Collection: Find thousands of recipes, plus restaurant reviews and industry information.
Directory of Open Access Journals : DOAJ is an online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.
Diversity Studies Collection: Explorations of cultural differences, contributions and influences.
Driver’s Education: Free DMV practice tests tailored to the state of Iowa.
EBSCOhost Research Databases (EBSCO): Search across all EBSCO databases provided by the Scott County Library System. You will need to select your databases after clicking the link.
Educator’s Reference (Gale): Titles covering child development, best practices and more.
Environmental Studies and Policy Collection (Gale): Coverage of environmental policies and perspectives.
Fine Arts & Music Collection (Gale): Wilson Art Index and RILM are among the resources in this collection.
Freegal: Download or stream music.
Garden, Landscape & Horticulture collection (Gale): Nearly 50 journals cover topics from scientific and practical standpoints.
Gender Studies Collection (Gale): Coverage of gender studies, family/martital issues, health and more.
General One File (Gale): Millions of articles cover a full range of academic and general-interest topics
General Science Collection (Gale): Updated daily, this collection includes 1.6 million articles and 200 journals.
Health Reference Academic (Gale): Find reliable information on fitness, pregnancy, nutrition and much more.
Health Reference General (Gale): Alternative-focused newspapers, directories, videos and references.
Heritage Quest Online: Collection of research materials for tracing family history.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO): Help for arts & crafts, collection, gardening and more.
Home Improvement Collection (Gale): Titles for hobbyists and professional carpenters.
Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Collection (Gale): Focused study of the leisure industry.
Information Science and Library Issues (Gale): Content for information professionals and students.
Informe Academico (Gale): Una coleccion de revistas hispanicas con textos completos.
InfoTrac Student Edition (Gale): Supports high school research in core subjects, pop culture, sports and more.
Insurance & Liability Collection (Gale): Information on labor relations, mortgages, legal issues and more.
Iowa History Resources: A collection of websites and online collections for those interested in local history.
Kids Info Bits (Gale): Appropriate K-5 content is presented in a visual interface.
Lexile: This website explains the Lexile measurement used by some public schools and allows you to search for titles within a specific Lexile range.
MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO): Full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. Includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.
Medline Plus: Free health information from the National Library of Medicine.
Middle Search Plus (EBSCO):Full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays.
Military & Intelligence Database (Gale): Past and current state of military affairs.
Newsstand (Gale): Search full-text articles by headline, date, newspaper section and more.
North Scott Shield Yearbooks: The Shield began publication in 1959 with the founding of the North Scott School District and has been published annually since.
North Scott Press: Search the archives of the North Scott Press online.
Nursing & Allied Health Collection (Gale): Helps nursing professionals and students.
Olive Tree Genealogy: A great place for beginners to learn how to research and also includes links to various sites with free information.
Optimal Resume: A suite of online career tools helps job seekers build a better resume and cover letter, manage an online portfolio, hone interviewing skills, and develop a personal brand online.
Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine (Gale): Content covers treatment and research.
Pop Culture Collection (Gale): Supports coursework and general interests in pop culture.
Popular Magazines (Gale): Full-text access to the most searched magazines on the InfoTrac platform.
Primary Search (EBSCO): Designed specifically for elementary school libraries, this database contains full text for popular children’s magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.
Professional Collection (Gale): A custom selection of full-text journals for educators is updated daily.
Psychology Collection (Gale): Access to full-text periodicals in the field.
Purdue OWL: Find APA and MLA style guides along with writing guides and more from Purdue University.
Quad Cities Area History Network: A guide to several local libraries, museums and archives and what types of collections and / or materials each organization has. Includes contact information for each organization as well.
Quad City Times archives: Newspaper archives from the Quad City Times and previous QCA publications.
RB Digital Magazines: Access digital magazines.
RB Digital Ebooks & Eaudio: Access digital ebooks and eaudio.
Religion & Philosophy Collection (Gale): Covers categories in religion and philosophy from around the world.
Research in Context (Gale): A cross-curricular resource created for middle school assignment needs.
RiverShare Catalog: Find books, movies, music and more from area libraries part of the RiverShare system.
RiverShare Overdrive: Check out ebooks and eaudiobooks.
RiverShare Overdrive (Academic): Check out ebooks on academic topics including nursing and vet tech.
Rock Island County records: Vital records from Rock Island County Illinois including birth, marriage, and death records.
Roots Web: Search Family trees or build your own and get links to free information.
Rural Assistance Center: Designed to provide health information to rural America. Call 1-800-270-1898 for assistance.
Scott County Cemetery Search: A growing index of names in rural Scott County cemeteries. Search by name, date, cemetery and/or military service.
Scott County Gen Web: The Scott County segment of the U.S. Gen Web project. Includes information on local cemeteries, obituaries, newspapers, marriage records, biographies and more.
Small Business Collection (Gale): Tips and strategies for students and entrepreneurs.
Transparent Language: Dozens of languages in a mobile friendly platform. You will need to sign up for an account and choose a username and password before getting started.
Tumblebook Library: TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors. This resource also includes a collection of Large Print chapter books and classic children’s books, audio books, puzzles and games. No device is needed – you only need to be online.
Universal Class: Universal Class offers free online classes for a variety of subjects and interests. Classes include everything from Accounting to Photography to Yoga. Work at your own pace while being taught by a real instructor.
University of Iowa Consumer Health Guide: A comprehensive free listing of health and wellness resources.
University of Iowa Patient Wellness: Free, quality health information compiled by health sciences librarians at the University of Iowa.
U.S. Gen Web Project: A volunteer run site that provides websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States.
U.S. History Collection (Gale): Coverage for novice historians and advanced researchers.
Vocations & Careers Collections (Gale): Includes general career guides and industry journals.
War & Terrorism Collection (Gale): Periodicals for analysts, risk management professionals and students.
World Book Online: An online encyclopedia that includes videos, images, maps and articles.
World Food: Recipes and food culture from around the world.
World History Collection (Gale): Coverage of current thinking and scholarly work.
World Travel: a comprehensive travel resource with information about points of interest, security, transportation, food and recipes, culture, language, and more