Online Databases

Ancestry.com

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

Biography in Context houses online database of biographies of personalities famous in the fields of literature, science, business, entertainment, politics, sports, history, current events and the arts. Biographical information on over one million people throughout history & around the world, with video, audio clips and images of the world’s most studied figures. Articles added daily from current newspapers and magazines.

Career Transitions

The Jobs section of Career Transitions gives you ways to search for jobs and internships, wizards for creating professional-looking resumes and cover letters, job-hunting tips and advice, and ways to practice interviewing for jobs. The Careers section of the Career Transitions database provides ways to identify career interests, browse career paths, match experience to new careers, and search schools and programs for further education.

Chilton Library

Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics, step-by-step repair procedures, OEM maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for foreign and domestic automobiles and light trucks from 1940-present, all printable from home or at your library.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors can help you find biographical information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, authors’ comments, and informative essays about their lives and work.

Driving Tests

Driving-Tests.org is a great resource for studying and practicing your driver’s license test. There are BMV practice exams provided here along with additional resources on everything from what to wear on testing day, to common testing mistakes, and even answers to your insurance questions. With additional practice tests for motorcycle driving or commercial driving licenses, this is your one stop shop.

Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers interactive, online, instructor-led courses in a variety of topics. These courses are free with your library card, and can be accessed at home or in either library location. Courses are six weeks long and new sessions begin each month.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

The Gale Virtual Reference Library is a perfect source for school papers, general interest, and college research, a single source aimed at the needs of students, researchers, professionals and general readers, offering more than 7,000 authoritative, full-text subject encyclopedias and other reference sources within 18 subject areas that researchers study most.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

The Health and Wellness Resource Center offers 24/7 access to thousands of full-text medical journals, magazines, newspapers, reference works, multimedia and much more, contains both scholarly articles as well as general interest health articles, and includes information on alternative medicine as well as videos and links to other health websites.

Health Reference Center Academic

The Health Reference Center Academic includes over 2800 nursing & medical journals, newsletters and consumer health magazines. Use this database to find articles on Fitness, Pregnancy, Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Alcohol and Drug abuse, HMOs, Prescription Drugs, and thousands of other health topics.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest® 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.

Indiana History Online

Indiana History Online documents Indiana state history and provides access to a wide variety of original documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.

Indiana Legal Forms Library

Thousands of legal forms are available on Indiana Legal Forms Library, with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues, with most Indiana legal forms available to print. Customize the forms to your specific need, complete the form online then save and print.

Informe

Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, ¡Informe! provides full-text of popular Hispanic magazines – not just translations of English-language magazines.

Inspire Indiana

Indiana’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 www.inspire.IN.gov 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
  • TeachingBooks.net
  • TOPICsearch
  • What Tree Is That?

LitFinder

LitFinder is a great resource for finding full-text literary works, including poems, short stories, novels, essays, plays and speeches. LitFinder covers all time periods, with works from over 80,000 authors from 660 nationalities. It contains more than 140,000 poems, 840,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 short stories and novels, 3,800 essays published in the 16th-20th centuries, 2,400 speeches, and 1,250 plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

Military & Intelligence Collection

Periodicals in the Military and Intelligence Database have been hand-selected to meet the needs of military personnel, with more than 500 journal titles and more than 7 million articles.

Military & Intelligence Database

The Military and Intelligence Database contains over 400 journals covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: the socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

Novelist Plus

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?

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students, this database includes disease & drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams and core encyclopedia texts. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

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.