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Links to databases of interest to our users
A to Z Maps Online is the worlds largest subscription-based database of proprietary, royalty-free world, continent, country, and state maps. Included in the 4,000+ maps are: political maps, physical maps, outline maps, population maps, precipitation maps, climate maps, and other thematic maps. New maps are added to the collection every month. You must have a Perry Public Library card number to access this service.
A to Z the USA is a database of information for the U.S. states and territories. It includes state, city, and county information as well as maps, flags, photos, and facts. You must have a Perry Public Library card number to access this service.
EBSCOhost Databases
EBSCOhost has over 1,000 business publications, 5,000 company profiles, 1,100 health pamphlets, 225 full-text newspapers, 91,000 images and maps, 88,000 biographies, and 160 reference and travel books. Content includes information on business, health, multi-cultural issues, music, politics, history, geography and science, as well as key children's magazines. You must have a Perry Public Library card number to access this service.
Global Road Warrior
Global Road Warrior is a comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference. The Global Road Warrior covers 175 countries for business travelers, travel planners, international communicators and businesspeople. You must have a Perry Public Library card number to access this service.
Learning Express
LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of career and academic resources to help you with job preparation, career advancement, college readiness, academic success, and skills mastery in math, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is our national library. You can search the Library of Congress' catalog and explore its digital collections.
Places for Free eBooks
A listing of sites that legally offer free books (eBooks) for download or for online viewing.
SILO FirstSearch
FirstSearch is a web-based information system for searching online databases. This service is only available from the Library's computers.
SILO Locator -- Iowa's Card Catalog
SILO Locator is Iowa's card catalog. You may borrow books, music, and videos from other libraries with your Perry Public Library card or you may ask the PPL staff to have the material delivered to the Perry Public Library for you to pick up.
Transparent Language
Transparent Language: Offers the most comprehensive language-learning solution. With this flexible program, library patrons can quickly and easily learn new languages with our variety of courses and activities. • Over 95 different languages, with 1,500 to 2,000 words and phrases for every language • English learning for speakers of 25+ languages, including intermediate-level immersion courses • A flexible learning structure, including supplemental learning material and dozens of learning activities designed to engage your brain for rapid learning and maximum retention • Access to the full site on any PC, Mac, or tablet • Learning on the go via the Transparent Language app for iPhone® and AndroidTM devices • Culture and social connections for a full learning experience
KidSpeak: Combining animations with over 40 engaging, interactive activities, puzzles, and songs, KidSpeak makes learning a second language easy for kids of all ages. • Using the successful immersion approach, children learn a solid foreign language foundation • KidSpeak contains more than 700 words and expressions per language • Learn alphabet and word recognition, understanding simple sentences, telling time, correct pronunciation, and more...