eResources & Education

Databases:

Brainfuse: Brainfuse is an online resource provider for homework help and tutoring, career services, veteran’s support, and more. Brainfuse offers innovative services designed to meet patron needs. Users decide how they want to acquire a skill or grasp a concept, and Brainfuse gives them the tools to master it.

Brainfuse provides access to the following online resources:

  • HelpNowhomework assistance and live tutoring service for patrons of all ages (note: HelpNow is only availabe to Iowa public libraries at this time).
  • JobNow: one-of-a-kind career assistance that covers all major aspects of job hunting.
  • VetNowhelps veterans and their families understand and apply for eligible benefits.

One feature that sets Brainfuse apart is the live tutoring, job coaching and veteran support available during most afternoons and evenings. Patrons can access these services after clicking the library’s Brainfuse link and creating an account. Once a patron selects a live service, an online whiteboard automatically launches and patrons are able to communicate in live, online sessions with expert tutors, job coaches or veteran navigators.

Birds of the World: Birds of the World provides comprehensive life histories of the bird species that inhabit the globe.  In addition to written information about each species, there are also images and audio clips of songs.

Naxos Music Library: Provides access to a large library of music.

Naxos Jazz Music Library: Provides access to a large library of Jazz music.

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