Online Databases

The following are links to databases that are either available through your home computer or at the Pella Public Library. Contact the library at 641.628.4268 for more information.

Geolocation notice: Certain databases may require that you allow geolocation services on your computer or mobile device. This information allows the database provider to ensure that you are an authorized user.

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Chilton Library New!! The world-famous auto repair guides are now available online!
Credo ReferenceNew! Gather information from over one thousand full-text encyclopedias and subject handbooks, as well as over 500,000 images and audio files and over 1,000 videos.
Gale DatabasesNew!! A collection of 41 subject-specific databases. Everything from Art to Health and Wellness, to Small Business. Click the link to see a complete list!
Transparent Languages New! Learn over 100 languages at home, in the library, or on the go.
EBSCOhostSearch content of newspapers and magazine articles online. Contact the library for information about access from your home computer.
HeritageQuestDo family history and genealogy research online through HeritageQuest's library version. You will need your library card to access the HeritageQuest database.
BrainfuseA digital resource for career services and test preparations, including live job coaching and live veteran support.
Pella ChronicleSearch back issues of the Pella Chronicle and other local newspapers. Searchable by keyword, name, phrase or date.
SILO (State of Iowa Locator)Locate books, videos, audios, etc. that the Pella Public Library doesn't own in other Iowa Public Libraries. Then make an Interlibrary Loan request.
OCLC's WorldCatLocate books, videos, audios, etc. that the Pella Public Library doesn't own, in libraries throughout the US and other countries. Then make an Interlibrary Loan request.