Link UP to a world of knowledge—use the Library’s numerous databases. All databases, except Ancestry Library Addition, may be accessed at anytime, from anywhere, on any device.

Ancestry Library Edition – explore census, military, immigration, vital, land, and probate records, court documents, photographs, passenger lists, and more.
Remote Access: In-library use only.
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Biography in Context – retrieve biographies of over 650,000 historical and contemporary notable figures. Video and audio clips, images, and articles offer a multi-media experience.
Remote Access:  A valid Urbandale Public Library card is required.

ChiltonLibrary – provides auto and repair information for a variety of vehicles.  See Gale Databases below.

Consumer Reports – access reviews, comparisons, ratings, and information on thousands of consumer products and services.
Remote Access:  Contact the Library to obtain the required user ID and password.
search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=uid. User generated ID and password are required.

Credo Reference – search hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and subject-specific titles, as well as thousands of images, audio files, and videos.

FirstSearchsearch a collection of databases for information on a variety of subjects.  
Remote Access:  Contact the Library to obtain the required user ID and password.

Gale Databases  utilize a wide assortment of databases to access information on a wide range of subjects.
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HeritageQuest – explore American genealogical and historical sources dating back to the 1700s including local and family histories, interactive census maps, and the Periodical Source Index of genealogy and local history magazines.
Remote Access: A valid Urbandale Public Library card is required. Remote Access Link

LearningExpress Library 3.0 – access hundreds of practice tests and tutorials for entrance exams and certification tests with immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and analysis of test results.
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Morningstar Investment Research Center – review investment information on more than 23,000 stocks and mutual funds plus expert advice on building and analyzing an investment portfolio.
Remote Access: A valid Urbandale Public Library card is required. Remote Access Link
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Novelist and Novelist K-8 – enjoy book reviews and read-alike recommendations for readers of all ages.
Remote Access: Remote Access Link
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Reference USA – analyze data on over 24 million U.S. companies, organizations and agencies searchable by company name, sales volume, SIC codes, number of employees, product lines, and more. White pages listings for over 89 million U.S. households are also available.
Remote Access:  A valid Urbandale Public Library card is required
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Standard and Poor’s Outlook – examine business and investment information and industry analysis containing stock reports, company profiles, corporation records, mutual fund reports, industry surveys, the S&P bond guide, and S&P Outlook. Also includes information on over 85,000 privately owned companies.
Remote Access: Contact the Library to obtain the required user ID and password.

Transparent Language – utilize extensive courses and supplemental resources to learn over 100 languages, including English.
Remote Access: User generated ID and password is required.
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Value Line – review stock analysis and investment research on companies, industries, markets, and economies.
Remote Access: Contact the Library to obtain the required user ID and password.
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