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Research Links

Sometimes it is difficult to locate the information you are looking for on the Internet. The links below provide a starting place to search for useful information.

Brainfuse: Brainfuse provides career services, test prep, and software tutorials.

Credo Reference: Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research, homework, and other reference needs. Click to follow the link, then use the password grangerlibrary to access this resource.

Gale: Gale offers many resources for a wide range of topics such as automotive repair, criminal justice, science, art, and history. Click the link to go to the Granger Public Library’s Gale resources page, then select a resource and enter the password grangerlibrary to access it.

Transparent Language Online: This resource offers over 100 languages to learn. Click to follow the link, then click the “sign up” tab. When prompted to enter a card number, enter the word “granger” followed by your four-digit library card number (no spaces). You may then create a personal account.

Iowa DOT practice tests: This resource is an all-purpose driver’s education platform that prepares you for success. Easily download the official Iowa DOT handbook, then use practice tests and other resources to familiarize yourself with everything you will be asked on permit or license tests for car, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle drivers.

SAT practice tests: Take SAT practice tests online through Khan Academy.

ACT Academy: ACT Academy is a free online learning tool and test practice program designed to help you get the best score possible on the ACT test.

PowerPrep Online:  PowerPrep offers two free online GRE tests.

Big Future: Find information on colleges, majors, careers, and financial aid.

LearningExpress Library:  Career preparation, college admissions test prep, and more. Build digital literacy skills by learning how to use a computer or mobile device, the internet, software, applications, and more. Find information on libraries, recommended books, starting book clubs, and more.

Dallas County News Archives

Iowa Center for the Book

Iowa Heritage Digital Collection

Iowa Publications Online

Iowa Locator

State Data Center



Need help accessing Credo, Gale, or Transparent Language? Try reading this step-by-step guide from your library.

Still need help?  Feel free to call the library at (515) 999-2088.