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Databases by Subject:

Academic - General Resources | Books & Literature | Business | Careers | Education & Teaching | en Español | Genealogy | Government | Health & Medical | History | Hobbies/Home/DIY | Languages |Legal | Military | Newspapers | Science | Students K-8

Databases by Title


Academic - General Resources

Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier (through INSPIRE)
The world's largest scholarly full-text database. Articles from more than 3,800 journals, including publications covering social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and more.


BartlebyBartleby.com
Thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Strunk's Elements of Style, World Factbook, and more.


Biography iconBiography in Context (through INSPIRE)
In-depth coverage of notable people from the past and today. Nearly a million biographical entries, reference books, magazine articles, and topic pages. Multimedia content, including photos and videos.


DOAJDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are over 2,300 journals in the directory.


ebookseBooks on EBSCOhost (through INSPIRE)
A growing collection of more than 15,000 ebooks, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more.


Funk and WagnallsFunk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (through INSPIRE)
Includes over 25,000 entries covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.


Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Hundreds of non-fiction and reference books that you can read online, covering the arts, science, nature, technology, history, literature, religion, and more. Whether you're researching a topic or reading for fun, there's something here for everyone.


Google ScholarGoogle Scholar
Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


MASMAS Ultra: School Edition (through INSPIRE)
Contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines including American Heritage, American History, Careers & Colleges, National Review, New Republic, Popular Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, and more. Also contains reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); an image collection, maps & flags.


master fileMasterFILE Premier (through INSPIRE)
Contains full text for more than 1,900 magazines and journals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. Also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.


newspaper collectionMcClatchy-Tribune Collection (through INSPIRE)
90-day archive of approximately 100 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Titles include The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Sacramento Bee. Updated daily.


Newspaper SourceNewspaper Source (through INSPIRE)
Provides selected full text from 200 U.S. and 20 international newspapers, 21 newswires and newspaper columns, and 26 TV and radio news transcripts. Cover-to-cover text from The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, and more. Updated daily.


Student research Student Research Center (through INSPIRE)
A search engine specifically designed for high school students. Designed to easily find the most appropriate magazines, newspapers, biographies, country reports, film & video for your research needs.


topicsearchTOPICsearch (through INSPIRE)
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Full text for over 140,000 articles, including international newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.


worldcatWorldCat
A global catalog of library collections, including books, music, video, articles, electronic resources, and more. Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. When you find items of interest, you can locate a library near you that owns it or request items by inter-library loan at Michigan City Public Library.


Books & Literature

BartlebyBartleby.com
Thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Strunk's Elements of Style, World Factbook, and more.


Contemporary Authors Contemporary Authors Online (through INSPIRE)
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.


ebookseBooks on EBSCOhost (through INSPIRE)
A growing collection of more than 15,000 ebooks, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more.


Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Hundreds of non-fiction and reference books that you can read online, covering the arts, science, nature, technology, history, literature, religion, and more. Whether you're researching a topic or reading for fun, there's something here for everyone.


LISTALibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Index of articles, books, research reports, and proceedings related to librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management. Also includes profiles on 5,000 authors.


Lit FinderLitFinder (through INSPIRE)
Includes the full text of almost one million poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays. International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content. It also includes biographies, work summaries, and photographs.


NextReadsNextReads
Are you looking for a few good books to read? Sign up for our e-newsletters and get great book suggestions by email. We'll deliver reading lists right to your inbox along with new gems, bestsellers, and related titles. You'll also be able to check immediately whether the items are available or whether they've been checked out. Sign up now.


NoveList Plus NoveList Plus
A searchable database for readers to learn more about fiction and nonfiction titles and authors. It includes: recommended reads by author, title, series, genre, or subject area; book reviews; feature articles; series order; award winners; book discussion guides; and more.


NoveList K8NoveList K-8 Plus
A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for young readers and listeners. Find book recommendations based on authors, titles, series, genre, or subject areas. Also includes book reviews, picture book extenders, book discussion guides, book talks, award winners, Lexile reading levels, & more!


Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg
The first and largest single collection of free electronic books to read on your PC, iPad, Kindle, Sony Reader, iPhone, Android or other portable device. Over 40,000 ebooks available.



Business

Business Source PremierBusiness Source Premier (through INSPIRE)
Includes full text for more than 2,100 journals covering business, marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, finance, and more. Also includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.


corporate logoCorporate ResourceNet (through INSPIRE)
Full-text articles from nearly 1,200 general and trade magazines and journals, such as Fortune, Money, American Demographics, Chemical Week, Electronic Business, Restaurant Hospitality, Academy of Management Executive, and Harvard Business Review. Also includes 10,000 extensive company profiles.


Health BusinessHealth Business FullTEXT (through INSPIRE)
Publications covering the business of health care administration, including topics such as staffing, health care regulation, health care facilities management, marketing, and finance. Full text coverage for nearly 130 well-known administrative journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Management Technology, Modern Healthcare, and many others.


newspaper collectionMcClatchy-Tribune Collection (through INSPIRE)
90-day archive of approximately 100 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Titles include The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Sacramento Bee. Updated daily.


Newspaper SourceNewspaper Source (through INSPIRE)
Provides selected full text from 200 U.S. and 20 international newspapers, 21 newswires and newspaper columns, and 26 TV and radio news transcripts. Cover-to-cover text from The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, and more. Updated daily.


Regional Business NewsRegional Business News (through INSPIRE)
Full-text regional U.S. and Canadian business publications covering business, politics, and economics. Includes nearly 100 publications, including Indiana Business, Crain's Chicago Business, and more.


small businessSmall Business Resource Center (through INSPIRE)
Full-text magazine and book coverage of all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a business, from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes, and more. Also includes hundreds of sample business plans.


SRDSSRDS (in-library use only)
Find advertising and marketing opportunities across markets, media types, and geographical areas using this online multimedia planning platform that connects media buyers to media sellers.



Careers

Testing and Education Reference CenterTesting and Education Reference Center (TERC) (through INSPIRE)
Includes a virtual career library, tutorials on job-related skills, online resume builder, information on accredited schools, and over 100 practice tests and courses for the PRAXIS, ASVAB, ASE Automotive tests, medical and nursing exams, firefighter and law enforcement exams, GED, SAT, ACT, and more.


Education & Teaching

ERICEducational Resource Information Center (ERIC) (through INSPIRE)
Online digital library of education research and information. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.


LISTALibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Index of articles, books, research reports, and proceedings related to librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management. Also includes profiles on 5,000 authors.


NoveList PlusNoveList Plus
A searchable database for readers to learn more about fiction and nonfiction titles and authors. It includes: recommended reads by author, title, series, genre, or subject area; book reviews; feature articles; series order; award winners; book discussion guides; and more.


NoveList K8NoveList K-8 Plus
A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for young readers and listeners. Find book recommendations based on authors, titles, series, genre, or subject areas. Also includes book reviews, picture book extenders, book discussion guides, book talks, award winners, Lexile reading levels, & more!


professional developmentProfessional Development Collection (through INSPIRE)
Includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals, including Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and more. Also contains nearly 230 educational reports.


Teaching BooksTeachingBooks.net
Database of instructional materials to enliven K–12 reading and library activities.Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.


Testing and Education Reference CenterTesting and Education Reference Center (TERC) (through INSPIRE)
Over 100 practice tests and courses for the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and more. Also includes information on over 4,000 accredited schools, a virtual career library, and online resume builder.



En Español

informeInforme Revistas en Espanol (through INSPIRE)
Full-text articles from more than 400 of the most popular Spanish-language and bilingual magazines and pamphlets. Designed to meet the research needs of Spanish-speaking users.



Genealogy

AncestryAncestry Library (available only within Michigan City Public Library)
Contains billions of records for genealogical research, including U.S. census images and indexes, military records, immigration records, directories, vital records, and international collections.



Census logoCensus.gov
On-line access to Census Bureau data, publications, and products, including data about the nation's people and economy. Historical Census data may be found through the National Archives web site, Heritage Quest, or Ancestry Library Edition (only available in the library).


HeritageQuestHeritage Quest
A comprehensive treasury of U.S. genealogical resources, including U.S. federal census images, periodical resources, genealogy and local history books, Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records, and the LexisNexis U.S. Serial Set.


Indiana MemoryIndiana Memory
A free digital library of Indiana's unique cultural and historical heritage, including digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.Created through a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, and cultural organizations.


Indiana State Digital ArchivesIndiana State Digital Archives
Access nearly three million records, including death, institutional, military, naturalization, and other historical records. Fully indexed and searchable. Named a "Best State Website" by Family Tree Magazine.



Indiana State Library Indiana State Library Databases
Indiana Biography Index, Indiana Cemetery Locator Index, Indiana Marriages, Indiana World War II Servicemen, newspaper indexes, and more.



Government

American Fact FinderAmerican FactFinder
Data-searching portal for the U.S. Census Bureau, including population, housing, economic, and geographic information.


BeaconBeacon - LaPorte County Property & Assessment Data
Interactive public access tool that allows users to find property assessment and tax information, public records on properties, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) via an online portal.


Census logoCensus.gov
On-line access to Census Bureau data, publications, and products, including data about the nation's people and economy. Historical Census data may be found through the National Archives web site, Heritage Quest, or Ancestry Library Edition (only available in the library).


ERIC Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) (through INSPIRE)
Online digital library of education research and information. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.


FedstatsFedStats
Official statistical information produced by more than 100 agencies of the federal government. Convenient searching on such topics as economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more.


i n dot govIN.gov
The official Internet resource for all of Indiana’s government business. Includes Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Department of Workforce Development, Department of Revenue, social services, Healthy Indiana, legislative information, state forms, and more.


Indiana MemoryIndiana Memory
A free digital library of Indiana's unique cultural and historical heritage, including digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.Created through a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, and cultural organizations.


Indiana Sex RegistryIndiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry
Search for registered sex and violent offenders by city, county, name, address, and more.


Indiana State Digital ArchivesIndiana State Digital Archives
Access nearly three million records, including death, institutional, military, naturalization, and other historical records. Fully indexed and searchable. Named a "Best State Website" by Family Tree Magazine.



Indiana State Library Indiana State Library Databases
Indiana Biography Index, Indiana Cemetery Locator Index, Indiana Marriages, Indiana World War II Servicemen, newspaper indexes, and more.



Indiana UnclaimedIndiana Unclaimed Property Search
Search to see if you have assets waiting to be claimed. Unclaimed property comes in many forms, including unclaimed wages, bank accounts, stock dividends, insurance proceeds, and safe deposit box contents.


National Sex Offender RegistryNational Sex Offender Registry
An advanced search tool that allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about sex offenders; a listing of public registry Web sites by state, territory, and tribe; and information on sexual abuse prevention.


Stats IndianaStats Indiana
The official digital data center for the State of Indiana. Provides easy access to critical statistics on a variety of topics for states, counties, cities and towns, townships, regions, census tracts, and more.



Health & Medical

Biomedical logoBiomedical Reference Collection Basic (through INSPIRE)
Full text for over 100 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.


Health and Wellness Resource CenterHealth & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health (through INSPIRE)
This revolutionary resource answers the need for a fully integrated, ever-growing electronic resource center for all levels of health research. Rely on the Health & Wellness Resource Center for instant access to carefully compiled medical reference and periodical materials that your users can trust.


Health BusinessHealth Business FullTEXT (through INSPIRE)
Publications covering the business of health care administration, including topics such as staffing, health care regulation, health care facilities management, marketing, and finance. Full text coverage for nearly 130 well-known administrative journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Management Technology, Modern Healthcare, and many others.


Healthb Reference Center AcademicHealth Reference Center Academic (through INSPIRE)
Full text and images of respected nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews; and reference books. Get articles on fitness, pregnancy, medicine, nutrition, diseases, public health, occupational health, alcohol and drug abuse, HMOs, prescription drugs, etc.


Health sourceHealth Source: Consumer Edition (through INSPIRE)
This collection provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. Also includes current health-related pamphlets, nearly 130 health reference books, more than 9,900 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.


Health Source Nursing and AcademicHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (through INSPIRE)
Nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines, including Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and more. 


MedlineMEDLINE
Provides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences & more.


Medline Plus MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the National Institute of Health and other government agencies/health related organizations to answer health questions.


Nursing and Allied HealthNursing and Allied Health Collection (through INSPIRE)
With nearly 9 million articles, Nursing & Allied Health Collection comes to the rescue of nursing students, physician’s assistant students, and researchers in allied health fields who are looking for answers related to the specialized care, treatment and management of all sorts of patients.


Nursing Resource CenterNursing Resource Center (through INSPIRE)
Comprehensive content for students in nursing and allied health programs. Includes disease and condition overviews, in-depth coverage of the nursing assessments for every anatomical system, corresponding interventions, explanations of diagnostic tests, drug guides, animations that bring anatomy to life and more!



History

Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier (through INSPIRE)
The world's largest scholarly full-text database. Articles from more than 3,800 journals, including publications covering history, social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and more.


American MemoryAmerican Memory
Digital record of American history and creativity, chronicling historical events, people, places, and ideas that continue to shape America. Includes written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music.


Biography iconBiography in Context (through INSPIRE)
In-depth coverage of notable people from the past and today. Nearly a million biographical entries, reference books, magazine articles, and topic pages. Multimedia content, including photos and videos.


DOAJDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are over 2,300 journals in the directory.


ebookseBooks on EBSCOhost (through INSPIRE)
A growing collection of more than 15,000 ebooks, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more.


European ViewsEuropean Views of the Americas
A comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. It covers the history of European exploration as well as portrayals of Native American peoples. A wide range of subject areas are covered, from natural disasters to disease outbreaks and slavery.


Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Hundreds of non-fiction and reference books that you can read online, covering the arts, science, nature, technology, history, literature, religion, and more. Whether you're researching a topic or reading for fun, there's something here for everyone.


Google ScholarGoogle Scholar
Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.


Indiana HistoryIndiana History Online (through INSPIRE)
Digital archive of state history, including histories, personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books. Browse the entire collection by subject, author, or title, or search by keyword, subject, author, title or full-text.


Indiana MemoryIndiana Memory
A free digital library of Indiana's unique cultural and historical heritage, including digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.Created through a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, and cultural organizations.


MASMAS Ultra: School Edition (through INSPIRE)
Contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines including American Heritage, American History, Careers & Colleges, National Review, New Republic, Popular Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, and more. Also contains reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); an image collection, maps & flags.


master fileMasterFILE Premier (through INSPIRE)
Contains full text for more than 1,900 magazines and journals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. Also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.



Hobbies/Home/DIY

Hobbies and CraftsHobbies & Crafts Reference Center (through INSPIRE)
Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas for many popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Full-text for more than 1,200 magazines, more than 700 videos, and over 3,000 recipes. Includes information on arts & crafts, collecting, electronics & games, home & leisure, model building, needlecrafts & textiles, outdoors activities, scrapbooking, and much more.


Home Improvement Reference CenterHome Improvement Reference Center (through INSPIRE)
Illustrated, user-friendly "how-to" information covering home improvement/repair projects, including electrical, plumbing, woodworking, maintenance, outdoor projects, remodeling, decorating, and more. Full-text for hundreds of home repair books and magazines, more than 100 videos covering popular repair projects, and over 35,000 exclusive illustrations.



Languages

PronunciatorPronunciator
Take free self-guided lessons to learn 60 languages. Each lesson is accompanied by a native speaker, a pictogram, and a translation in your language. Score your pronunciation, have virtual conversations with native speakers, play back recordings, and take quizzes that test pronunciation, vocabulary, comprehension, and spelling.



Legal

Legal formsGale Legal Forms Library
Officially-approved, professionally-written legal forms, available to download in Microsoft Word and PDF formats. Find forms for bankruptcy, power of attorney, wills & estates, landlord/tenant, incorporation, real estate, and more. Also includes a legal terms dictionary, law digest and legal questions & answers.


Self-Service Legal CenterIndiana Judicial Branch Self-Service Legal Center
Provides court forms and information for people who represent themselves in court. Includes forms for divorce, child support, small claims court, name changes, protection and no-contact orders, appeals, and more.



Military

Military logoMilitary & Government Collection (through INSPIRE)
Offers current news pertaining to all military branches. Full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals, including Air Force Comptroller, Defence Studies, JFQ, Military Technology, Combat Edge, Foreign Affairs, Naval Forces, and more.


Military & Intelligence CollectionMilitary and Intelligence Collection (through INSPIRE)
Includes more than 500 journals and magazines with more than 7 million articles (80% full-text) to serve the needs of military personnel. Also includes basic reference materials such as The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts.



Newspapers

newspaper collectionMcClatchy-Tribune Collection through INSPIRE)
90-day archive of approximately 100 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. Titles include The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Sacramento Bee. Updated daily.


Newspaper SourceNewspaper Source (through INSPIRE)
Provides selected full text from 200 U.S. and 20 international newspapers, 21 newswires and newspaper columns, and 26 TV and radio news transcripts. Cover-to-cover text from The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, and more. Updated daily.



Science

Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier (through INSPIRE)
The world's largest scholarly full-text database. Articles from more than 3,800 journals, including publications covering social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and more.


DOAJDirectory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals covering all subjects and languages. There are over 2,300 journals in the directory.


ebookseBooks on EBSCOhost (through INSPIRE)
A growing collection of more than 15,000 ebooks, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more.


Funk and WagnallsFunk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (through INSPIRE)
Includes over 25,000 entries covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.


Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Hundreds of non-fiction and reference books that you can read online, covering the arts, science, nature, technology, history, literature, religion, and more. Whether you're researching a topic or reading for fun, there's something here for everyone.


Google ScholarGoogle Scholar
Provides a search of scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources, including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

GreenFile GreenFile
Research database that documents the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. Includes indexing and abstracts for more than 612,000 records, as well as full-text for more than 9,100 records.


MASMAS Ultra: School Edition (through INSPIRE)
Contains full text for nearly 500 popular magazines including American Heritage, American History, Careers & Colleges, National Review, New Republic, Popular Science, Scientific American, Smithsonian, and more. Also contains reference books (including the Columbia Encyclopedia and the CIA World Fact Book); an image collection, maps & flags.


master fileMasterFILE Premier (through INSPIRE)
Contains full text for more than 1,900 magazines and journals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more. Also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

Testing and Education Reference CenterTesting and Education Reference Center (TERC) (through INSPIRE)
Over 100 practice tests and courses for the GED, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, and more. Also includes information on over 4,000 accredited schools, a virtual career library, and online resume builder.


MedlineMEDLINE
Provides authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences & more.


Science in ContextScience in Context (through INSPIRE)
An in-depth science database aimed at high school and college students. More than 1.5 million articles covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics and science history. Also includes 16,000 images, more than 170 detailed experiments, biographies, dictionaries, and more.


topicsearchTOPICsearch (through INSPIRE)
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Full text for over 140,000 articles, including international newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.


leafWhat Tree Is That?
Full-color photographs identify trees by leaves, fruit or bark. Includes information on over 170 different trees of the Midwest by both common and Latin names.



Students K-8

Funk and WagnallsFunk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (through INSPIRE)
Includes over 25,000 entries covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas.


Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
Hundreds of non-fiction and reference books that you can read online, covering the arts, science, nature, technology, history, literature, religion, and more. Whether you're researching a topic or reading for fun, there's something here for everyone.


kids searchKids Search (through INSPIRE)
A child-friendly, graphically-rich search engine that is both powerful and fun to use. Students can easily search for their subject of interest and access accurate and authoritative information.


Kids ClickKidsClick!
Created by librarians at the Ramapo Catskill Library system to guide young library users to valuable and age appropriate web sites.


Middle SearchMiddle Search Plus (through INSPIRE)
Contains full text for more than 150 popular middle school magazines, including American Girl, Baseball Digest, Current Biography, Discover, National Geographic, Science News, Teen, XBox Live and more. Also includes biographies & historical essays, Essential Documents in American History, reference books, photos, maps and flags.


NoveList K8NoveList K-8 Plus
A comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction for young readers and listeners. Find book recommendations based on authors, titles, series, genre, or subject areas. Also includes book reviews, picture book extenders, book discussion guides, book talks, award winners, Lexile reading levels, & more!


primary search Primary Search (through INSPIRE)
Full-text from children’s magazines appropriate for elementary schools and children’s reading rooms, including 321 Contact, Cricket, Highlights, Ranger Rick, Sesame Street, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and more. Other sources include almanacs, encyclopedias, historical documents, and pamphlets.


topicsearchTOPICsearch (through INSPIRE)
This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. Full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 260 diverse sources including international newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.



Databases by Title

Academic Search Premier (through INSPIRE)
American FactFinder
American Memory
Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)
Bartleby.com
Beacon - LaPorte County Property & Assessment Data
Biography in Context
Biomedical Reference Collection Basic
Business Source Premier
Census Bureau
Contemporary Authors Online
Corporate ResourceNet
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)
European Views of the Americas
FedStats
Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia
Gale Legal Forms Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Google Scholar
GreenFile
Health & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health
Health Business FullTEXT
Health Reference Center Academic
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Heritage Quest
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center
IN.gov
Indiana History Online
Indiana Judicial Branch Self-Service Legal Center
Indiana Memory
Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry
Indiana State Digital Archives
Indiana State Library Databases
Indiana Unclaimed Property Search
Informe Revistas en Espanol
Kids Search
KidsClick!
Library, Information Science, & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
LitFinder
MAS Ultra: School Edition
MasterFILE Premier
McClatchy-Tribune Collection
Medline
MedlinePlus
Middle Search Plus
Military & Government Collection
Military and Intelligence Collection
National Sex Offender Registry
Newspaper Source
NextReads
NoveList Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus
Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Nursing Resource Center
Primary Search
Professional Development Collection
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