Online Resources

Being a Clear Lake Public Library card holder gives you access to millions of different sources of information. View the different sites below.

Ancestry Library

Clear Lake Public Library cardholders now have access to Ancestry.com/Library Edition.  It is available for use at the library only.  This database offers census records, public records, immigration information and other genealogical resources.  Ancestry.com/Library Edition for Clear Lake Public Library users is sponsored by the Clear Lake Public Library Foundation.

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HeritageQuestOnline.com

HeritageQuestOnline.com (HQO) is now available for Clear Lake Public Library cardholders and is available for use at the library at at home.  Census records, public records, immigration information and other genealogical resources are available through HQO.  HeritageQuestOnline.com for Clear Lake library users is sponsored by the Clear Lake Public Library Foundation. Click on logo to proceed to Heritage Quest Online’s website.

Transparent Language Online

A complete language-learning experience, Transparent Language Online, bridges the gap between learning a language and using that language in the real world by allowing users to do both – completely online and all in one program. Click on Logo to get started!

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Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks, 24/7 with your library card:

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Instantly borrow free digital movies, TV shows, music, ebooks and audiobooks, 24/7 with your library card:

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Instantly get access to downloadable eAudio classics. Check them out!

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LearningExpressLibrary.com

LearningExpressLibrary.com offers online practice tests and tutorials for students and adult learners to aid them in successfully passing academic and professional exams.  Online practice tests are available for GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, GMAT, advanced placement and college entrance exams.  Skill improvement tutorial tests are provided for elementary, middle and high school levels.  Professional exams cover a wide range of careers including armed services, corrections, cosmetology, medical fields, business and education.  Practice for the U.S. Citizenship exam is also available.  The site provides immediate scoring of practice exams, with complete answer explanations.  Information is also provided on resume preparation, job searching, and interviewing.

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DearReader.com

DearReader.com is an on-line book club sponsored by the Friends of the Clear Lake Public Library that delivers daily five minute excerpts from new book releases via email.  By the end of the week, you will have read the first two or three chapters, and if you wish to continue with the book, you can reserve a copy through the Clear Lake Library. DearReader.com is actually eleven different book clubs:  Fiction; Nonfiction; Mystery; Romance; Teen; Business; Horror; Good News; Audio Books; Pre-Publication; and Science Fiction.  You may sign up for as many clubs as are of interest to you.  This is a great way to discover new authors and expand your reading horizons. Click on logo to enter DearReader website

EBSCO Host

General information from newspapers, magazines, journals, encyclopedias, and reference books. Information is great for general use and for special school or work related projects. Many of the articles are full-text.

Iowa AEA Online

Iowa Area Education Agencies provide Iowa AEA Online, consisting of eight dynamic online resources, to all Iowa accredited schools. Students and staff have access at school and at home (Internet access required), 24 hours a day, seven days a week! These online resources support the content standards for school curriculum and student learning by bringing a wealth of information to teachers and students wherever they may be, with just the click of a mouse.