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Brainfuse
Brainfuse logo "ignite your mind"

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

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Creativebug
Creativebug

Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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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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Des Moines Register (historic)
The Des Moines Register-historic

Search our digital archive of Des Moines Register articles from 1871 - present.  Digitally travel back in history and become an eyewitnesses to local and regional history with the complete paper, cover-to-cover, with full-page images in easily downloadable PDF format for years 1871-2008. Full-page images from 2009 - present are available with a three month embargo.

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FirstSearch
OCLC First Search logo

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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New York Times
The New York Times logo

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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Reference Solutions
Reference Solutions

Reference USA is now Reference Solutions! They offer 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
Sanborn Maps

Library of Congress Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large-scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present and depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

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The Washington Post
The Washington Post

Expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigative coverage and editorial commentary. When the 7-day license expires, return to this page to checkout another one. You may renew your license as many times as you like. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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U.S. North Central Newstream
Proquest databases

U.S. North Central Newsstream enables users to search the most recent regional news content, as well as archives which stretch back to the 1980s featuring newspapers, newswires, and news sites in active full-text format. North Central Newsstream covers news sources from Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

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Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

Access The Wall Street Journal from anywhere! Simply click below to create your account, and you can start using wsj.com immediately. Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the below link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created. Available to all DMPL cardholders.

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