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To get started, scroll through our alphabetized list of databases. If you see a database you’d like to explore, click on the button. Our online databases are accessible to customers. You’ll need to log in to access the databases in full. Questions? One of our team members would love to help!

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Academic Search Premier

Academic Search™ Premier: Access more than 8,500 journals for abstracts or full text articles in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Find census records, vital records, public records, and other genealogical sources from around the world. Available for use at any of our library locations.

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Biography In Context

Find more than 600,000 biographies with content integrated with the most in-demand resources – video, audio, podcasts, interactives and more.

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Business News Wire

Business News Wire provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications.

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Biomedical Reference Collection

This database provides access to more than 100 full-text journals covering such disciplines as clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences and the health care system. Designed for doctors, research scientists, students and clinical specialists, this collection can be searched independently, but also allows users from subscribing institutions to conveniently link to full text from citations within MEDLINE®. When these citations are viewed via EBSCOhost®, there is the ability to link to full text for articles contained within the Biomedical Reference Collection™. Most of the journals covered are available in cover-to-cover PDF.

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Business Source Premier

This business research database features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.

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Contemporary Authors
Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.
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Corporate ResourceNet

Get full text sources ranging from general publications such as Fortune and Money to trade publications such as American Demographics, Chemical Week, Electronic Business, and Restaurant Hospitality.

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Driving Tests

Free 2017 Indiana BMV practice tests for driver’s, CDL, or motorcycle licenses.

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ERIC

Access education literature and resources from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

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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.

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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.

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Explora for Middle Schools

A student interface designed for use in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

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Explora for High Schools

An interface designed for students in grades 9 through 12 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

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Explora for Public Libraries

Focused on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A student encyclopedia that is updated annually.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

This eBook collection includes information on the Arts, Business, Education, Environment, History, Literature, Law, Medicine, Religions of the World, Countries of the World, Science, and the Social Sciences.

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Genealogy And Local History

The Library’s goal is to help you easily find the information you want. If you have additional questions not answered here, please call the Information Desk at 219-362-6156 or email us at help@laportelibrary.org.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition

Access full-text health magazines and a number of full-text health reference books. Covers topics like AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs, alcohol, and women’s health.

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Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, and many more.

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Heritage Quest

Enjoy home access to census records; family history and local history books and articles; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank serving African Americans; and individuals mentioned in Memorials, Petitions, and Relief Acts of the U.S. Congress; and more.

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Informe

Informe provides access to newspapers and magazines in Spanish and Portuguese. The database offers a wide range of content about Latin America.

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INSPIRE

This resource is Indiana’s Virtual Library. It offers access to over 40 databases covering subjects like biographies, magazine and scholarly journal articles, newspapers articles (most recent 30 days), poetry, and short stories. The Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) has a career interest test, practice tests for SAT, GED, AP, LSAT, GRE, GMAT and other tests for high school, college, and graduate school. Biography Resource Center allows searching for many short biographies. Litfinder finds full text of many poems and stories. Other resources include Kids Search, What Tree Is That?, and Indiana Memory. Access this database 24/7 from wherever you have Internet access, at no cost, as long as you have your library card barcode number and PIN.

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Mango Languages

Interested in learning a new language? Mango Languages walks you through conversations between two native speakers. After the conversation is over, choose to hear/read parts of it again. The Voice Comparison feature helps you with pronunciation. Access over 60 languages with this database or the app.

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MAS Ultra: School Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines including America’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

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MasterFile Premier

Contains full text articles from current and back issues of nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general interest, business, health, and education. Includes Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and People Magazine.

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McClatchy-Tribune Collection

The McClatchy-Tribune Collection includes a 90-day archive of nearly 300 newspapers including South Bend Tribune, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, and The Indianapolis Star.

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MEDLINE

Find authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

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Military & Government Collection

Find current news pertaining to all branches of the military. Some publications covered in this database include JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly, Military Technology, Combat Edge, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and many more.

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Military & Intelligence Collection

This collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

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Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays. Titles covered in this database include Sports Illustrated Kids,Scholastic News,National Geographic and dozens more.

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Newspaper Source

Provides full text for more than 40 national and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Times, Wall Street Journal, etc. In addition, full-text transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

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NoveList Plus

Search for information on hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages.  Get author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

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NoveList K Thru 8

NoveList K-8 has info about fiction books for all K-8 grade levels and includes picture books, children’s “chapter” books and young adult titles. It is updated weekly.

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Primary Search

Primary Search® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

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Professional Development Collection

This is a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers. Includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education.

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Small Business Resource Center

Learn how to start a business, write a business plan, finance, grow and market your business. Conduct research on topics from financial planning, to marketing a product and franchising a business.

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Testing & Education Reference Center

Study for career certifications like Medical Assisting or Cosmetology, TASC or GED, SAT, MCAT and many more. Build a resume and develop computer skills. Search for undergraduate and graduate school programs, find scholarship opportunities, and explore careers.

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TOPICsearch

This current events database allows you to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics, including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

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Tumblebooks Library

Find animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, nonfiction titles, playlists, books in languages such as French and Spanish, graphic novels, and math stories.

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What Tree Is That?: Tree Identification Field Guide

The National Arbor Day Foundation’s database for tree identification. A great resource for students working on school tree identification projects.

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Worldcat

Search the collections of libraries worldwide to find any book, CD, or movie. If it’s available locally, a link to the our catalog makes it easy to check availability. If it’s not available, a librarian can request your item through interlibrary loan.

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