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Looking for your dream job? Start here with free expert online resources for job seekers, veterans, and their families.

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Credo Reference
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Helps library users of all backgrounds and skill levels locate the information they need. High school students gathering sources for an assignment, lifelong learners investigating their passions, and individuals looking for context around the events shaping the headlines will all find answers with this easy-to-use database.

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FirstSearch is the biggest library catalog in the world. If it exists in the world, it's in FirstSearch, and it will tell you who owns the item.

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Gale Health and Wellness
Gale Health and Wellness

Perfect for researchers at all levels, this comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices, and more.

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Informe Académico
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Satisface las necesidades de investigación de los usuarios hispanohablantes con una amplia extención de publicaciones académicas y revistas de texto completo en español y portugués, tanto de América Latina y acerca de América Latina.

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Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits

Meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface with age-appropriate and curriculum-related materials.

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Print or download your customized legal document in 5-10 minutes or less with LawDepot. Create forms for Real Estate, Business, Estate, and more. This resource is restricted to Des Moines and rural Polk County residents.

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New York Times
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Enjoy unlimited Access to NYTimes.com and the New York Times mobile app. All Des Moines Public Library card holders may use The New York Times online. When the 72 hour license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like.

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Offers access to more than 14 Million Businesses, 89 Million Residents, 855,000 Physicians & Dentists, 203 Million Consumers, and 2.5 million job postings.

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Sanborn Maps
Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Digital Sanborn Maps of Iowa offer digital access to large-scale maps of many Iowa communities and are valuable historical tools for anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.

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