A to Z Databases
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Ancestry Library Edition
(In-library use only)
Allowing access to hundreds of databases including indexes and images to US Federal Census records.
Bartleby.com is an electronic text archive, headquartered in New York and named after Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener. It was founded under the name “Project Bartleby” in January 1993 by Steven H. van Leeuwen as a personal, non-profit collection of classic literature on the website of Columbia University. In 1997 it moved to its own domain, bartleby.com, and was called “The New Bartleby Library”. In September 1999 Bartleby.com was incorporated and started to focus on reference works, including the contemporary 6th edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia. Access to the collection is free to all Internet users.
Biography for Beginners (FactCite)
(Access outside the library)
Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.
Biography Reference Center
This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Including coverage for several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).
Chilton Auto Repair Database
Contains a comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information.
Consumer Health Complete
A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. The multilingual health databases provide this information in 16 additional languages.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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Driving Practice Test for Indiana BMV Drivers License
This Drivers education program contains the following state-specific information:
- 11 car practice tests
- 9 motorcycle practice tests
- 12 CDL (commercial driver’s license) practice tests
- 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
- A FAQ section with detailed answers to over 100 DMV-related questions
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Explora Educator’s Edition
A tool designed to help teachers with lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and valuable sites for teachers.
Explora for Elementary Schools
A student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more
Explora for Middle and High Schools
An interface designed for students in grades 6 through 12 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.
Explora for Public Libraries
An interface designed for public and school libraries with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.
Gale eBooks and Virtual Reference Library
An electronic database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for research.
eBooks of Interest:
Gale in Context: High School
Offers cross-curricular content aligned to national and state curriculum standards and reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints
Immigration. Climate change. Oil drilling. Jobs. Headline-grabbing issues and enduring controversies attract learners from high school and college to the business world and beyond.
Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence Collection
A custom collection of over 400 journals, covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects include socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.
Indiana Authors and Their Books
An Indiana University Libraries project now enables everyone to research Hoosier authors and their bibliographies online, as well as access hundreds of digitized books.
Indiana’s Virtual Online Library where you can access a large collection of online academic databases and other information resources.
INSPIRE includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historical newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more. Browse a specific database by name or subject. Or search all of them together with one keyword search, just like Google (but with reliable information).
This is a free resource provided to all Indiana residents that can be accessed with any computer equipped with an Internet Protocol (IP) located in Indiana.
Legal Information Reference Center
Offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
MyHeritage Library Edition
A cutting edge search engine to help you discover more about who you ancestors were and the lives they led. With access to over 7 billion historical records from around the world.
OverDrive (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and Digital Magazines)
With OverDrive, you can borrow and enjoy free eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and more from your library’s digital collection. All you need to get started is an internet connection and a library card. On a mobile device, download Libby App. For help with your device, visit OverDriveHelp
From subject reference, quotation, and language dictionaries in the Oxford Quick Reference collection, to award-winning Oxford Companions and Encyclopedias, in the Oxford Reference Library you can cross-search Oxford’s trusted reference content at the click of a button.
Points of View Reference Center
Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.
Read It!™ is designed for middle and high school students and anyone who has a basic foundation in English grammar and reading but needs adapted reading material for a variety of subjects. The customized articles and practice quizzes support ELL success and promote reading comprehension across a variety of school subjects and life skill areas. Read It! also offers resources to help build background knowledge, conduct research and improve study skills.
Simple, easy-to-use resume generator, Please note if you want to save a copy of your generated resume, select print, and choose “save as PDF.”
Rosetta Stone (Level One for Personal Use)
Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their patrons their proven immersion method.
Online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works, historical information, science articles, careers info, and more.
eBooks of Interest:
If you read fiction and nonfiction books in any discipline or setting, TeachingBooks.net’s database of instructional materials will enliven your K–12 reading and library activities. * This is an INSPIRE Database.
Tumble Book Library
Animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love. Also available as an app.
What’s Next Books in Series
Database from the Kent District Library helps you search series fiction.
World Book Online
A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, and more.
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