New! Basic ESL

unnamedBasic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary. Click on “Instant Access” to enter without registering.

New! Pronunciator


You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator. That’s 4,000 possible course combinations! Pronunciator also offers the largest ESL curriculum on the planet, with courses taught in 50 non-English languages, plus citizenship preparation.

New! Novelist


NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

ancestry-com operates a network of genealogical and historical record websites, giving users access to billions of genealogy records including Census, SSDI & Military records.

Biography in Context

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest1HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin?

  • U.S. Federal Censuses feature the original images of every extant federal census in the United States, from 1790 through 1930, with name indexes for many decades.
  • Genealogy and local history books deliver more than 7 million digitized page images from over 28,000 family histories, local histories, and other books.
  • Periodical Source Index (PERSI), published by Allen County Public Library, is recognized as the most comprehensive index of genealogy and local history periodicals. It contains more than 2 million records covering titles published around the world since 1800.
  • Revolutionary War records contains original images from pension and bounty land warrant application files that help to identify more than 80,000 American Army, Navy, and Marine officers and enlisted men from the Revolutionary War era.
  • Freedman’s Bank Records, with more than 480,000 names of bank applicants, their dependents, and heirs from 1865–1874, offers valuable data that can provide important clues to tracing African American ancestors prior to and immediately after the Civil War.
  • LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set records the memorials, petitions, and private relief actions made to the U.S. Congress back to 1789, with a total of more than 480,000 pages of information.


Inspire Indiana

inspirebannerIndiana’s Virtual Library, a freely-available, Internet-accessible array of information resources to help researchers, writers, and explorers of all ages find the answers they need to questions of all sorts. Students, professionals, and ordinary Indiana citizens alike can search to their hearts’ content – free of charge! The INSPIRE databases listed below are always ready when you are – just go to to get started.

(If your internet service provider serves multiple states, register for an INSPIRE username and password on your first visit.)

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Bartleby
  • Biomedical Reference Collection
  • Business Source Premier
  • Contemporary Authors Online
  • Corporate ResourceNet
  • Datamonitor Corporate Information
  • Directory of Open Access Journals
  • eBooks
  • EBSCO Animals
  • EBSCOHost
  • Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)
  • Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
  • Google Scholar
  • GreenFILE
  • Health Business FullTEXT
  • Health Reference Center Academic
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
  • Image Collection
  • KidsClick
  • Lexi-Pals Drug Database
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
  • MAS Ultra–School Edition
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • McClatchy-Tribune Collection
  • MEDLINE/MedlinePlus
  • Middle Search Plus
  • Military & Government Collection
  • Newspaper Source
  • Primary Search
  • Professional Development Collection
  • Regional Business News
  • TOPICsearch
  • What Tree Is That?

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles





The antiques and collectibles market is one of the fastest growing market segments in the U.S., with an estimated 30% of the population collecting something. Price It! Antiques & Collectibles helps identify, research and price art, antiques and collectibles, with over 23 million records and 10 million images; with 2 million records being added every month; includes sales information from stores, auction houses and online auctions dating back to 1998.

Salem Health Encyclopedias

Ebook versions of the acclaimed Salem Press Health Encyclopedias on the following subjects:

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine
  • Genetics
  • Cancer
  • Infectious Diseases & Conditions
  • Psychology & Mental Health
  • Magill’s Medical Guide

Salem History Encyclopedias

Ebook versions of the acclaimed Salem Press History Encyclopedias on the following subjects:

  • Religious documents
  • American immigration
  • Athletes
  • Inventors and inventions
  • American business

Salem Literature Encyclopedias

Ebook versions of the acclaimed Salem Press Literature Encyclopedias on the following subjects:

  • Heroes & superheroes of graphic novels
  • Independent & underground classic graphic novels
  • Critical surveys of poetry and long & short fiction

Salem Science Encyclopedias

Ebook versions of the acclaimed Salem Press Science Encyclopedias on the following subjects:

  • Applied science
  • Mathematics and society
  • The solar system

Science in Context





With Science in Context, thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures and illustrations are just a few clicks away and the latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over 200 magazines and academic journals and links to quality web sites, and offers a tool for teachers to link topics and content to current state and national educational standards.

Small Business Resource Center





This resource for small business owners & operators covers all areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes and more, including Community links, business plans and tax advising, and online access to books and journals on management.

Testing & Education Reference Center


With over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of eBooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search tools featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, a resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started, and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations, the Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. This resource contains study guides and practice tests for all standardized high school and college entrance exams such as SAT, ACT, and GRE, Advanced Placement and GED tests, as well as vocational exams for military, nursing, truckers, teachers, and much more.