Learning Resources

Learn, research and build skills through online tutorials & more.


Niche Academy offers video tutorials on select library online services as well as Facebook, Twitter and Good Reads!

Learn how to:
Use Bridges by OverDrive to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks
Check out digital magazine on Zinio
Utilize OneClickdigital for even more eAudiobooks
Use Book Browse for reading  recommendations
Explore your family history with Ancestry.com: Library Edition
Sign up and use Twitter & Facebook


LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement. Skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science are available as well as career certification and licensure exam prep. There are college and grad school entrance test preps, GED test prep, and more.

This service is available to Fort Dodge Public Library cardholders.

To access:

First Time Users

  • Click the link above to get to the LearningExpress Library mainpage
  • Click the Register at the top right corner of the page
  • Follow the instructions to create an account.

Once signed in, you may choose one of the Learning Centers on the left to access the LearningExpress Library Resources.


EBSCOhost provides 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. Included in EBSCOhost:

Magazine, News & Entertainment Resources

Resources for College Students

Resources for High School Students

Resources for Middle School Students

Health Information & Resources

Business Information & Resources

Resources for Teachers

EBSCOhost Espanol

Other EBSCOhost databases available are:

Auto Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

NoveList Plus

Consumer Health Complete



Legal Information Reference Center