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AtoZ Food America is a database unlike any other on the market today. From regional cookbooks to an exploration of immigrant culinary influences, from fun collections of historic cookbooks and television commercials to “how to” food preparation videos, AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone.
Kids, explore the world through your computer! Go to the zoo, learn new songs, play games, create art, and so much more! Parents, homeschoolers and teachers can download coloring sheets, math pages and activity sheets for young children.
ABDO Biographies has 160 compelling biographies to choose from. Young readers will learn about the lives of important people and their contributions.
ABDO STEAM allows young learners to explore a wide variety of STEAM topics.
ABDO Animals has 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content for young readers to explore.
ABDO Animales has 160 pages of fascinating and interactive animal content for young readers to explore in Spanish.
A to Z the USA
From Alabama to Wyoming, explore the great American experiment! The database contains more than 115 articles for each of the 50 U.S. states, five U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture and society.
African American Heritage
Search essential historical records for African Americans, including federal census, marriage and cohabitation records, military draft and service records, registers of slaves and free(d) persons of color, Freedman’s Bank, and more.
Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including the U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodical and books, photos and more. Ancestry can only be accessed through a computer in one of our libraries.
Ask Rose Homework Hotline
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Homework Hotline is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students in grades 6-12. Students can call 877-275-7673, email, or chat live with a friendly tutor to work through and better understand homework assignments.
Our mission is to collaborate with like-minded individuals, to provide effective solutions to real challenges impacting seniors everyday. Want to get involved? Send us a message to find out how you can help. Questions? Let us know below and we will do our best to answer them.
Biography in Context
Includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers.
BMV Driving Tests
Free Indiana BMV practice tests, updated for 2018. These practice tests are good for the Indiana learner’s permit test, Indiana driver’s license test and the Indiana senior citizens’ refresher test.
Brainfuse: Help Now
Brainfuse offers live, on-demand online tutoring for students in grades four through college. Members can get instant academic assistance from expert tutors throughout the week.
Brainfuse: Job Now
Get help from a real person for your resume, an upcoming interview, or with searching, applying, and preparing for jobs. Browse the free, user-friendly resume templates and search for jobs in your area.
Brainfuse: Vet Now
Veterans can connect with an expert to learn more about eligible benefits, or receive live job coaching to help transition from a military to a civilian career.
Create a free resume and cover letter, prepare for your job interview, and search for jobs in your area.
Get maintenance and specification tables for vehicles 1990 to the present day. Chilton includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting, and wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
Contemporary Authors Online
Find biographical information on more than 149,000 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.
Enjoy unlimited access to over 1000 online art and craft classes and watch them anytime, anywhere. Since our classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. We’re more than a crafting website, we’re volunteers, activists, and teachers who think the arts deserve to be shared with everyone. That’s why we give a percentage of your subscription dollars to nonprofits in art education.
An online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes, cover letters and reference sheets in three quick and simple steps.
Learn a new language like you would play a video game! Small daily lessons let you earn points and level up to the next challenge. Download the free Duolingo app to your phone or tablet to learn on the go!
EBSCOhost Research Databases
A collection of some of the best databases around! Search ebooks and online journals on every topic for the latest information in your field.
An easy-to-use digital magazine newsstand for libraries and corporations. We are starting our subscription off with the following titles: Allrecipes, Brides, Country Gardens, Crochet!, Diabetic Living, Eating Well, Ebony, Elle, Family Tree Magazine, Hot Rod, MacWorld, Marie Claire, Newsmax, Pioneer Woman Magazine, Rachel Ray Everyday, Red and Wired.
Fold3 by Ancestry
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.
Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can take entirely online. As a library card holder in good standing, you are entitled to these courses at no cost. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.
Gale Interactive: Science
Going beyond just simple, flat text on a page, Gale Interactive: Science is a highly visual online tool that empowers instructors to teach science topics in biology, chemistry, and earth and space science in a way that learners will not only enjoy but easily comprehend. Users can explore 3D models by zooming in, rotating, or pulling them apart.
Gale Legal Forms
Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, state specific, federal, business, personal, real estate and general forms cover hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
Gale Student Resources in Context
Learners can access news content including full-text newspapers and periodicals like The Economist, The New York Times, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Science, Smithsonian, and more. Empower learning with hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections that include archival film clips, broadcast video, BBC News, New York Times video, and NPR.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Browse full-text encyclopedias on a variety of topics. Print, email or share articles with friends, and GVRL’s Citation Tool helps you cite the article correctly for your research paper.
Offers a broad collection of news articles, magazines, books, academic journals, images and video that support general interest research and exploration. Browse by subject, current events or get the latest tips on topics such as self-help or personal finance.
Health and Reference Center Academic
For college students and researchers looking for the most up-to-date information on health topics. Search by keyword, subject, publication, or use the topic finder to uncover hidden connections.
Health and Wellness Resource Center
What dietary habits are associated with developing adult-onset diabetes? Are antioxidants really effective? What new advances have been made in the treatment of HIV/ AIDS? Health & Wellness Resource Center is your first-stop resource for answers to these and other health-related questions.
Search U.S. Census records back to 1790, and email those records at the touch of a button. Heritage Quest also lets you search city directories, selected records from the Revolutionary War, and the Freedman’s Bank, which was founded to serve African Americans.
Instantly download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, comics and movies to your tablet or phone. Library card holders can check out up to six titles per month.
Indiana History Online
This digital archive documents Hoosier history. Drawn from the Sabin collection and other Gale sources, the archive provides access to a wide variety of documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books.
Descubra una colección completa de publicaciones asociadas con las disciplinas más estudiadas en américa latina. (Discover periodicals and reference book content supporting research on Latin America.)
Inspire is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents for free. Learn a foreign language with Rosetta Stone, access Consumer Reports for unbiased product ratings and reviews, take ACT, SAT, TASC and ASVAB practice tests, read the latest articles from the most reputable newspaper sources around, and much more!
Great for homeschoolers! Khan Academy is a free, online learning site for learners looking to study at their own pace. Take classes in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics and more. Additionally, Khan Academy partners with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
Indexed, searchable content along with more than 16,600 images, over 1,700 kid-friendly charts and graphs, and more than 600 high-quality educational videos are provided from resources including books, magazines, and news periodicals. Kids InfoBits contains content in popular subject categories including Animals, Arts, Geography, Health, Literature, People, Social Studies, Technology, and more.
Learning Express Library
LearningExpress Library helps students and adult learners improve the skills required for academic and career success. There are practice sets and tutorials to develop skills in math, reading, writing, and basic sciences.
Learn 4 Life
Learn 4 Life is a constantly growing network of public charter schools offering a free high school diploma program.
Access literary works and authors throughout history, including more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. The database also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.
Choose between 71 foreign languages to learn online! Specialty courses include French Wine and Cheese and Spanish for Legal Professionals.
Did you doctor recently diagnose you with a disease and you want to learn more about it? With MedlinePlus you can learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. www.medlineplus.gov
Military and Intelligence Database Collection
Read online magazines devoted to state and military affairs.
All National Geographic magazines (including the ads), collected onto one site, for free.
Did you miss an issue of the Chicago Sun-Times or Post-Tribune? No problem! Go to Newsbank to read articles from those and many other newspapers for free.
Are you looking for your next favorite author? No matter what you like to read, NoveList Plus has reader recommendations for every type of book. Audiobooks and non-fiction recommendations are also included.
NoveList K-8 Plus
Everything the regular NoveList database has, but for a younger audience.
Nursing and Allied Health Collection
Search by keyword, subject, or publication for the latest in the nursing and allied health professions.
Nursing Resource Center
Search for common drugs and their interactions, common diseases and conditions.
NuWav Legal Documents
An online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps.
Online searchable database of services in Northwest Indiana.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
Books on the Go! Instantly download the latest ebooks and audiobooks to your tablet or phone. Titles are automatically returned to the system after the loaning period is over, so there are never any late fees.
Point of View Reference Center
Are you researching a controversial topic and need reputable information? Points of View Reference Center lets you print, email, and cite the latest hot button topics, a great resource for students having to write a position paper.
Reference Solutions (Formerly Reference USA)
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (64 million) and U.S. residents (299 million). Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.
Science in Context
Search science, technology, engineering and math articles by topic or keyword, and look up biographies of notable scientists to download or share with friends.
Testing and Education Reference Center
The place to go for practice tests. Brush up on basic math and reading skills, or study for entry into college, graduate school or a professional career. International students can take the TOEFL, TOEIC, or study for the U.S. citizenship test.
World Book Web
Read the entire World Book Encyclopedia online, for free.
Instantly search every Indiana public catalog in the state, all at once. WorldCat helps you find who owns the book, CD, DVD, or magazine article you are looking for.