Find Resources

The library catalog can help you locate physical materials available from the Estherville and Emmetsburg Libraries.

eBooks are available from most any device 24/7. These are online and searchable, and available immediately. You can also download to a device to read offline.

Databases are available free from almost 100 Databases. You can print, email or save articles.

Streaming Videos provide you access to thousands of popular and academic films that you can stream anytime.

Tools provides access to resources specific to writing research papers, citing sources, career and veterans resources and well as locate materials from libraries across Iowa and around the world.

Access to Databases and Tools are automatic from any Iowa Lakes Community College computer. To access these resources off campus, you will need your Iowa Lakes username and password.

Please contact the library at libstaff@iowalakes.educreate new email or call us at 712-362-7985 if you need assistance.

eBooks

Bridges eBooks and Audiobooks

Downloadable audio and ebooks
Library Barcode (14 digits)
Use barcode from your personal library card

What if I don’t have a card?
Come to the library to have an ID made! Your library card number is your campus library number plus your student ID # (sometimes called Datatel)

Campus Library Numbers:

  • 5010100 – Spencer, Emmetsburg, Algona Students
  • 5010200 – Estherville Students
  • 5010300 – Faculty/Staff

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eBook Collection - EBSCO
Tumbleweed digital eBooks, Audiobooks, and Videos

TumbleBook Library Premium (juvenile literature, math, read-alongs, videos, puzzles, games and educator resources)

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Audiobook Cloud (audiobooks)

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Tumble Math (books, quizzes, and lesson plans)

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Teen Book Cloud (Audio and eBook that are Fiction and non-fiction chapter books on a range of topics such as poetry, Shakespeare, science, history, geography, graphic novels, videos, read-alongs, and literature, as well as lesson plans, quizzes, and Common Core)

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Romance Book Cloud (unlimited usage of 1800 eBooks)

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Databases

America's News / NEWSBANK

Find information on issues related to economics, education, English, nursing, political science and more from a variety of news media including newspapers, videos and web-only content featuring The Gazette, Sioux City Journal and USA Today.

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Bloom's Literary Reference Center

Literary database on literature and authors

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Bridges Magazines

Hundreds of popular titles now available with unlimited usage. Click “Sign In” and then you must select Iowa Lakes Community College from the dropdown list. Enter your library card number in the box. This link also opens free eBooks and Audiobooks.

Your library card number is located on the back of your ID (at the edge of the barcode). Leave off the letters and only include the 14 numbers.

What if I don’t have a card?
Come to the library to have an ID made! Your library card number is your campus library number plus your student ID # (sometimes called Datatel)

Campus Library Numbers:

  • 5010100 – Spencer, Emmetsburg, Algona Students
  • 5010200 – Estherville Students
  • 5010300 – Faculty/Staff

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Chronicle of Higher Education

Access the Chronicle of Higher Education for free from any computer on campus. Do not login. You can also use your Iowa Lakes Community College username and password to access them at home. Go to Create Account and select Iowa Lakes Community College from dropdown.

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CINAHL with Full-text - EBSCO

Index and journals for nursing and allied health

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CQ Researcher

In-depth reports on political and social issues

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CREDO

Full-text reference ebooks

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EBSCO

Journals, magazines and newspapers

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Facts On File

World news, science and social issues

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Gale Databases

Journals, magazines and newspapers

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HeinOnline Gun Regulation and Legislation

HeinOnline’s Gun Regulation and Legislation in America brings together essential periodicals, compiled legislative histories, CRS reports, Congressional hearings, United States Supreme Court briefs, monographs, and other related materials on the difficult and controversial topic of regulating firearms in the United States.
No password required.

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HeinOnline Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
Issues & Controversies
Magill On Literature Plus - EBSCO

Literary database on literature and authors

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Salem Press – Literature

Critical Insights on authors and works

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Salem Press – Science

Encyclopedia of Environmental Issues

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Repair manuals for all types of small engines 

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World News Digest

U.S. and World news: 1940-Present

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Writer's Reference Center

Writing resource tools and reference dictionaries.

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Streaming Videos

Films On Demand
SWANK

Tools

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow

Brainfuse JobNow & VetNow is an all-in-one suite of services designed for a wide range of career or veteran needs: whether it’s tackling a resume, writing a cover letter, navigating the VA system, or adjusting to a civilian career. Services include expert coaching and self-study tools to empower users. Users may access live, on-demand assistance from expert Job Coaches or Veteran Navigators. With JobNow & VetNow, users communicate in real time in our online whiteboard by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, users can use our secure file sharing feature in the writing lab to submit career documents to our Job Coaches any time of the day. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests - including the SAT. 
Create a free account.

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Noodle Tools

Create APA or MLA work-cited page. Students need to create a free account to access. Please complete the “Register” section of this page.
Create a free account.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Repair manuals for all types of small engines 

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Writer's Reference Center

Writing resource tools and reference dictionaries.

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