Research

Alt HealthWatch

This alternative health research database provides the latest information and materials for the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies, with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas.

Ancestry Library Edition

At the Library

Start searching billions of records and discover your family’s story. While searching at the library, simply click the Access button in this box. If you are searching outside of the library, use the Ancestry Library Edition Remote Access.

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®.

Black FreedomStruggle

The Black Freedom Struggle website is freely available to students, educators and patrons. This curated selection of primary sources is designed for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars, its easily discoverable materials are ideal for assignments and special projects.

BookFlix

Scholastic BookFlix is an online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

Business Source Complete

Aimed at the needs of business schools and libraries, this database includes premium full-text content and peer-reviewed business journals. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more. Indexing and abstracts and full text are available back as far as 1886.

 

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. See the World Languages subject page for a complete list.

Creativebug

They bring the latest in art and craft education to members by working with renowned artists. By signing up for Creativebug you’ll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. You can watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since the classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. 

All users are subject to the Creativebug Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Cypress Resume

1. Enter your name, contact information, work history, and education.
2. Choose the title of your desired job or simply the skill set you wish to highlight.
3. Finally, choose from a collection of concise and professional job statements to ensure your resume will stand out. And that’s it! In a few minutes, you will have a great-looking, well-written resume that will give you the edge in today’s ultra-competitive job market.

Digital Public Library of America

The Digital Public Library of America empowers people to learn, grow, and contribute to a diverse and better-functioning society. We do this by maximizing public access to our shared history, culture, and knowledge.

 

 

 

 

 

DigitalLearn.org

DigitalLearn.org is a collection of self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy. Modules are video-based with narration, 6 to 22 minutes long, written in plain language (communication learners can understand the first time they hear or read it). The modules help learners practice basic skills like using a mouse, creating an email address, and can move on to more specific topics to help apply for a job and using Microsoft W

Driving-Tests

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

 

80,000 Hours

Provides career advice for those that want to have a social impact and make a difference.

Election Candidate Information

Find all the candidate information for current elections here. You can also get information on polling places, registration, and discover upcoming debates at vote411.

ERIC

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

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 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.

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.

Family Search

Discover your family’s story through historical records.​

Find a Grave

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials or add photos, virtual flowers and a note to a loved one’s memorial. Search or browse cemeteries and grave records for every-day and famous people from around the world.

Flipster

Access your favorite magazines digitally at any time. Get the newest copy or browse back issues. Everything is available right when you want it.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A student encyclopedia that is updated annually.

Gale LegalForms

Gale LegalForms helps library customers understand common legal procedures and provides access to thousands of customizable legal documents covering such topics as bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, real estate, taxes, name change, power of attorney, last will and testament, and living wills.

GreenFILE

Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for over 600,000 records, and full text for nearly 10,000 records.

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.  

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.

History Reference Center

Designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges and undergraduate research, this database features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

Hoosier State Chronicles

Hoosier State Chronicles is operated by the Indiana State Library and funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act. We seek to provide free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana’s historic newspapers by digitizing our collection, and assisting other organizations in making their collections digitally available.

Indiana Memory

Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps and other media. As a portal to the collections, Indiana Memory assists individuals to locate materials relevant to their interests and to better appreciate the connections between those materials.

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. 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.

Kanopy

Stream movies and documentaries right to your own device, commercial free, at any time. You can enjoy ten plays every month. Each play is available to you for 4 days. 

Learn More Indiana

Resources for students and educators to explore career options in Indiana and beyond, learn about colleges and the admission process, and find financial aid to help pay for school.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress provides a number of online resources to support users in achieving personal and professional goals. Organized into targeted learning centers, it supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen, and much more.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an educational site with video courses to help you develop your business, creative, and technology skills. Each course is taught by an industry professional who is excited to share their knowledge with you.

LPCPL Digital Collection

La Porte County Public Library’s Digital Collection was launched for public access December 2016 and contains historical documents and images from La Porte County, Indiana. New items are added regularly. This resource is maintained by library staff and volunteers as part of our strategic plan to expand access to information, ideas, and stories.The electronic versions of these documents are provided by LPCPL and/or the transcribers for nonprofit or personal use. Commercial use requires express written consent.

MasterFile Complete

MasterFILE™ Complete contains full text for nearly 2,300 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for more than 350 reference books, over 55,000 primary source documents, an image collection of nearly 1.9 million photos, maps and flags and more than 75,000 videos from the Associated Press.

McClatchy-Tribune Collection

Newspaper Source™ provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text for more than 370 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Medline

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

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in language you can understand.

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.

Military and Government Collection

Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for more than 400 titles.

OverDrive

OverDrive offers a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks in all genres. OverDrive App is best for Kindles and Nooks. Libby is the App recommended for Android, Apple iOS, and Windows.

PebbleGo

Maximize Your Students’ Research with Resources for Educators and Parents with PebbleGo.

Play Index

This unique resource covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Play Index covers new editions and translations and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.

Primary Search®

Full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines with (Lexiles). Includes two encyclopedias, a dictionary, thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Professional Development Collection

Provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators. This collection offers information on everything from children’s health and development to cutting-edge pedagogical theory and practice. It includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals and nearly 230 educational reports.

Read It!

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.

Referencia Latina

This comprehensive database offers content from a variety of sources, including an inclusive collection of images, health report, and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Additionally, the resource covers a full spectrum of Spanish-language scholarships inside and outside academia.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News provides full text for nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

Rocket™ Languages

Rocket™ Languages is an award-winning interactive online language-learning system. The multi-faceted system allows you to learn new languages at your own pace through downloadable lessons, games and much more! 

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researchers needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images. 

Short Story Index

Provides detailed indexing for hundreds of thousands of short stories, this database is an essential resource for readers seeking short stories by author or genre, and for those researching the body of work of a particular literary figure.

TeachingBooks.net

Developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Today's Military

The Today’s Military is produced by the United States Department of Defense as a resource for young adults, parents and educators curious about military service. With cooperation from the Service branches, our goal is to paint an accurate picture of what it’s like to work, live and serve in today’s Military. 

TOPICsearch

TOPICsearch contains full text for over 150,961 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO’s unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

US Census Bureau

Find popular facts (population, income, etc.) and frequently requested data.

U.S. Major Dailies

U.S. Major Dailies provides access to The New York Times and Washington Post, co-exclusive access to The Wall Street Journal, and exclusive access to Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The content is available by 8am each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1985.

US Small Business Administration

SBA provides an array of financing, offers free counseling and low-cost training to new entrepreneurs, awards contract dollars, and reviews and testifies on behalf of small businesses.

Vocational and Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

Voter Info Guide & Polling Locations

Discover information on voting districts, polling locations, and  registration here. 

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.

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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