Adult Learners

Biography in Context includes entries on more than 500,000 individuals spanning history and geography.  The database is updated daily and includes multimedia content and information culled from various resources such as reference books, magazines, and websites.

Contemporary Authors Online provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references for over 130,000 U.S. and international authors. Users can search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, and more.

eSequels is a collection of information about book series.  It lists all the books in a particular series in the correct reading order, ensuring that you begin at the beginning instead of blundering into the middle of “Act III.”  It also indexes character, location, and subject as well as author and title so you can identify a series that you may recall only vaguely.

Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with simple search, easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic, and a Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate content quickly and easily to Common Core and other standards.

Provides integrated access to medical, statistical, health, and related information. Contains up-to-date reference material as well as full-text magazines, journals, and pamphlets from a wide variety of authoritative medical sources, all of which is reviewed by medical experts.

Provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s Health Reference Center, all in a single, easy-to-use database. Contains over 12 million articles published since 1980.

Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World, and many more.

A resource providing home improvement assistance. Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects.

INSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more.

Whether you are interested in protecting your estate, managing a rental property, setting up a business, or any other situation requiring legal forms, LawDepot’s extensive library of documents and legal resources are able to assist you with your legal needs.

First published in 1899 as a small reference book for physicians and pharmacists, The Manual grew in size and scope to become one of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers.

From developing new therapies that treat and prevent disease to helping people in need, we are committed to improving health and well-being around the world.  The Merck Veterinary Manual was first published in 1955 as a service to the community.

Composed of content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.

With our comprehensive multi-media packages you will be speaking and improving your language skills with every lesson by taking part in the modern, everyday conversations that make up our Interactive Audio Course.

Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone.  Rosetta Stone uses images, text, and sound to teach words and grammar.  The first levels of Rosetta Stone courses are available for 30 different languages.

Whether you’re looking for how-to information on small business planning, bookkeeping, financing, human resource management, marketing, regional tax laws, or starting a home-based business, you’ll find it all in Small Business Resource Center.

Resources include 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 featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, and much more.

Digital Media

Comics Plus contains thousands of digital comic books and graphic novels that are available with a click of your mouse or a tap of your finger.

Freegal offers music in both downloadable and streaming formats.  Freegal’s catalog of over 10 million songs includes both the latest hit albums and old classics.

Hoopla is an on-demand streaming media service that allows you to borrow audiobooks, comics, ebooks, movies, music, and television shows online with automatic return after the loan period.

OverDrive provides downloadable e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video through the Indiana Digital Download Center.  The e-books can be read on most tablets, smartphones, e-readers, and computers.

Tumblebooks is your answer to building a child’s reading, math and literacy skills.  You can download animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English, graphic novels and math stories.

Zinio is the library’s digital magazine provider.  Browse over 60 titles with no holds, no due dates, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.


An invaluable resource for genealogical research, Ancestry provides a comprehensive guide to U.S. sources, including the U.S. census, military records, and immigration records. The database also features extensive Canadian and international collections.

FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to connecting families across generations. Family Search has the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world.

Find the graves of ancestors, create virtual memorials, add ‘virtual flowers’ and a note to a loved one’s grave, etc. Also search through the graves of thousands of famous people from around the world.

A database of genealogical information includes tens of thousands of family and local history books, as well as federal census data. Features unique Revolutionary War information and vital African-American records.

Hoosier State Chronicles provides free, online access to high quality digital images of Indiana’s historic newspapers.

A collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, Indiana history, and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.

Student Learners

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.

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.

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.

A collection of multi-disciplinary reference eBooks offered by Gale.

Resources include 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 featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, and much more.

Little Pim is an online language learning system for ages 0-6.  It’s the fun, easy, and effective way for kids to learn a foreign language!

From earth science and life science, to space, technology, mathematics, science history and biographies. This revolutionary, curriculum-oriented online experience is designed to boost achievement for students and researchers.

World Book Advanced is a powerful multimedia reference tool, perfect for high school students, that integrates reference articles and primary source database in a single search. It also includes access to up-to-the-minute news publications from all over the world.

World Book’s Dramatic Learning expands proven approaches to building reading fluency and content comprehension. By turning texts into plays, skits, and monologues, providing adaptations of classic works and showing how to apply these materials in the classroom, Dramatic Learning can help students become more fluent readers, understand core concepts, and retain topical information.

The eBook collection includes beautifully illustrated, engaging titles that contain such multimedia features as videos, audio, and games.  The unique, interactive platform enables users to add such personalized features as bookmarks, highlights, and notes; search the text for a word or phrase; and look up words in The World Book Dictionary.

Explore the history of such ancient cultures as the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Australian Aborigines, Maori, and Chinese, among others, in this expansive online reference collection. World Book Digital Libraries offer an online, interactive complement to World Book’s most popular print reference sets.

The Early World of Learning is a leading online resource for preschoolers and children in the early primary. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos es un sitio web de referencia general en español desarrollado especialmente para los más jóvenes usuarios de la biblioteca. Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a Spanish-language general reference website developed especially for younger library patrons.

Comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia written from a Latin American perspective. Content is updated monthly. Includes maps, timelines, videos, images, and interactive activities.

Inventions and Discoveries is an exploration of the transformative impact of the inventions and discoveries that continue to shape our world today, including an examination of advances in agriculture, engineering, communications, economics, manufacturing, the arts, astronomy, transportation, warfare, medicine, mathematics, and everyday items.

In this comprehensive site, students explore environmental issues and current efforts to reduce human impact on the environment. World Book Digital Libraries offer an online, interactive complement to World Book’s most popular print reference sets.

World Book Kids is a general reference website developed especially for our youngest learners. The site offers easy-to-read articles, multimedia, and a wealth of engaging games, interactive tools, and activities.

World Book Student includes engaging content, built-in features, and fun tools specifically designed to make knowledge accessible and easy-to-find for all kids in elementary through middle school.

World Book’s new interactive way to view history, Timelines gives students the opportunity to visualize and explore important events from the past.