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Databases by Subject:

Academic - General Resources | Biography | Books & Literature | Business | Careers | Driver's Ed | Education & Teaching | en Español/en Portugués | Film, Media, Theatre & Dance | 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)
Find articles from more than 3,800 journals in the world's largest scholarly full-text database. Includes publications covering social sciences, humanities, education, computers, engineering, physics, chemistry, languages, arts & literature, medical sciences, and more. Log in with your library card number.


BartlebyBartleby.com
Thousands of free online classics of reference & literature, including Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, Strunk's Elements of Style, World Factbook, 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)
Thousands of ebooks you can read online, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Essay & General Literature IndexEssay & General Literature Index (through INSPIRE)
An index of essays and other works from over 9,000 printed anthologies and collections, covering literature, arts, social sciences, and the humanities. Log in with your library card number.


ExploraExplora (through INSPIRE)
Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool to help students complete school projects and research assignments. Find reliable information on thousands of topics, including art & music, literature, language arts, history, social studies, science, technology, mathematics, health, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Funk and WagnallsFunk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (through INSPIRE)
Online version of the well-known encyclopedia. Find brief overviews and articles for thousands of topics. Log in with your library card number.



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. Log in with your library card number.


Google ScholarGoogle Scholar
Search for scholarly literature, including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, universities and other web sites.


Humanities Full TextHumanities Full Text
Includes full-test articles from journals covering art, classical studies, literature, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion, and more. Log in with your library card number.


MAS Ultra School EditionMAS Ultra School Edition
Read popular magazines for high school students, including Discover, New Republic, Popular Science, Smithsonian, American History, CollegeXpress Magazine, and more. Log in with your library card..


master fileMasterFILE Premier (through INSPIRE)
Read full articles from more than 2,000 magazines and journals covering general interest, business, health, education, science, and more. Includes Consumer Reports and other popular magazines. Also contains reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps & flags. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


Readers' Guide Full TextReaders' Guide Full Text Select
Search and read hundreds of the most popular magazines, covering art, business, education, entertainment, fashion, politics, health, religion, sports, and more. Log in with your library card number.


TOPICsearchTOPICsearch
Explore social, political, and economic issues, current events, scientific discoveries, and more. Find information on popular topics. Log in with your library card number.


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 interlibrary loan at Michigan City Public Library.


Biography

Biography in contextBiography in Context (through INSPIRE)
Research notable people from the past and today using this multimedia site with articles, books, photos, and videos. Log in with your library card number.


Biography logoBiography Reference Bank (through INSPIRE)
Find in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, Junior Authors & Illustrators, and articles from today's leading magazines and journals. Log in with your library card number.


Biography iconBiography Reference Center (through INSPIRE)
Read full-text and narrative biographies, inlcuding those from Biography Today and Biography. This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. Log in with your library card number.


Books & Literature

Axis 360 ebooksAxis 360 eBooks
Find popular fiction, non-fiction, and picture books for children, teens, and adults! Download ebooks to your smartphone, tablet, or Windows PC. Log in with your Michigan City library card number and PIN.


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


Biography iconBiography Reference Bank (through INSPIRE)
Find in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, Junior Authors & Illustrators, and articles from today's leading magazines and journals. Log in with your library card number.


Book Index logoBook Index with Reviews (BIR) and BIR Entertainment
Contains information on over five million books, audio recordings, and videos, with reviews from Booklist, Book News, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal. Log in with your library card number.


Contemporary Authors Contemporary Authors Online (through INSPIRE)
Find information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Log in with your library card number.


ebookseBooks on EBSCOhost (through INSPIRE)
Thousands of ebooks you can read online, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Essay & General Literature IndexEssay & General Literature Index (through INSPIRE)
An index of essays and other works from over 9,000 printed anthologies and collections, covering literature, arts, social sciences, and the humanities. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


Humanities Full TextHumanities Full Text
Includes full-test articles from journals covering art, classical studies, literature, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion, and more. Log in with your library card number.


LISTALibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Index of articles, books, research reports, and proceedings related to librarianship and information management. Also includes profiles on 5,000 authors. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


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
Find book suggestions and more in this searchable database for readers. Covers fiction and non-fiction. Includes recommended reads by author, title, series, genre, or subject area; book reviews; feature articles; series order; award winners; book discussion guides; and more. Log in with your library card number.


NoveList K8NoveList K-8 Plus
Expert reading recommendations from NoveList help younger readers find just the right book. NoveList K-8 Plus includes fiction and nonfiction titles. 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! Log in with your library card number.


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 CompleteBusiness Source Complete (through INSPIRE)
Includes 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. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


Enterpreneurial Studies SourceEntrepreneurial Studies Source (through INSPIRE)
Get access to information on the latest topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small business. This resource includes business journals, magazines and reference books, as well as case studies and company profiles. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


newspaper collectionMcClatchy-Tribune Collection (through INSPIRE)
Free access to the last three months of 100 newspapers. Titles include The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Sacramento Bee. Updated daily. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


small businessSmall Business Resource Center (through INSPIRE)
Offers a wide variety of information on starting, operating and maintaining a business, from financing, management, marketing, accounting, taxes, and more. Also includes hundreds of sample business plans. Log in with your library card number.


 



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. Log in with your library card number.


Driver's Ed

Driving-Tests.orgDriving-Tests.org
Free BMV driver's practice tests, including car tests, motorcycle tests, CDL tests, road signs and situations, and more. No log-in is needed.



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. Log in with your library card number.


LISTALibrary, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Index of articles, books, research reports, and proceedings related to librarianship and information management. Also includes profiles on 5,000 authors. Log in with your library card number.


NoveList PlusNoveList Plus
Find book suggestions and more in this searchable database for readers. Covers fiction and non-fiction. Includes recommended reads by author, title, series, genre, or subject area; book reviews; feature articles; series order; award winners; book discussion guides; and more. Log in with your library card number.


NoveList K8NoveList K-8 Plus
Expert reading recommendations from NoveList help younger readers find just the right book. NoveList K-8 Plus includes fiction and nonfiction titles. 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! Log in with your library card number.


professional developmentProfessional Development Collection (through INSPIRE)
Includes 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. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.



En Español / en Portugués

ExploraExplora (through INSPIRE)
Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool to help students complete school projects and research assignments. Click on the globe in the toolbar to change the language to Español. Find reliable information on thousands of topics, including art & music, literature, language arts, history, social studies, science, technology, mathematics, health, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Fonte AcademicaFonte Acadêmica (through INSPIRE)
A leading resource for Portuguese-language academic content. Includes journals from Brazil and Portugal. Log in with your library card number.



Fuente Academica PremierFuente Académica Premier (through INSPIRE)
Search for Spanish-language scholarly content. Includes academic research journals and books from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Includes Comunicación y Sociedad, Entrepreneur Mexico, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Ludus Vitalis, Nutricion Hospitalaria​, Revista de la CEPAL, Boletín del CEMLA, and Darwiniana. Log in with your library card number.


informeInforme Académico (through INSPIRE)
Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias. This Spanish language database includes full text articles from nearly 700 publications, most of which include full-text articles. Also includes Portuguese and English language materials. Log in with your library card number.


Referencia LatinaReferencia Latina (through INSPIRE)
Read articles from Spanish-language newspapers and magazines, including El Comercio (Perú), El Mercurio (Chile), El Tiempo (Colombia), El País (Uruguay), El Nacional (Venezuela), La Nación (Argentina), La Nación (Costa Rica), People en Español, Entrepreneur México, Contenido and Impacto Latin News. Log in with your library card number.



Film, Media, Theatre & Dance

Film & Television Index with Full TextFilm & Television Index with Full Text (through INSPIRE)
An online tool for film and television research, including books, journals, images, and Variety movie reviews dating back to 1914. Log in with your library card number.


Humanities Full TextHumanities Full Text
Includes full-test articles from journals covering art, classical studies, literature, dance, film, journalism, philosophy, religion, and more. Log in with your library card number.


International Bibliography of Theatre logoInternational Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
Contains the top performance arts journals. A research tool for theatre and dance studies. Log in with your library card number.


Play IndexPlay Index
This unique resource covers classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Includes plot summaries and annotations, a subject index, cast information, number of scenes and settings, and more. Log in with your library card number.



Genealogy

Michigan City Obituary IndexMichigan City Obituary Index
Index of obituaries that appeared in the Michigan City News Dispatch and earlier Michigan City newspapers. Covers 1887-present. Includes name, obituary date, newspaper name and page/column number.


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 (Ancestry is only available within 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. Log in with your library card number.


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.


Chronicling AmericaChronicling America
Historic American newspapers. Search newspaper pages from 1836-1922. From the National Endowment for the Humanities & the Library of Congress.


Hoosier State ChroniclesHoosier State Chronicles
Indiana's digital historic newspaper program. Free, online access to Indiana's historic newspapers. Operated by the Indiana State Library.


Indiana HistoryIndiana History Online
Digital archive of state history, including histories, personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children's books. Log in with your library card number.



Government

American Fact FinderAmerican FactFinder
Search for data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, including population, housing, economic, and geographic information.


BeaconBeacon - LaPorte County Property & Assessment Data
Find local 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. Log in with your library card number.


FedstatsFedStats
Official statistical information produced by federal government agencies. 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
Search nationwide 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

Alt Health WatchAlt Health Watch (through INSPIRE)
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. Log in with your library card number.


Biomedical logoBiomedical Reference Collection Basic (through INSPIRE)
Find biomedical journal articles 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. Log in with your library card number.


Consumer Health CompleteConsumer Health Complete (through INSPIRE)
A comprehensive resource of health content for patients and consumers. This collection covers 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. Log in with your library card number.


Health and Wellness Resource CenterHealth & Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health (through INSPIRE)
Online resource center for all levels of health research. Get instant access to carefully compiled medical reference and periodical materials that you can trust. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


Health Reference Center AcademicHealth Reference Center Academic (through INSPIRE)
Includes 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. Log in with your library card number.


Health sourceHealth Source: Consumer Edition (through INSPIRE)
This collection provides access to hundreds of 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. Log in with your library card number.


Health Source Nursing and AcademicHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (through INSPIRE)
Find scholarly medical/nursing journals, 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 information from the National Institute of Health and other government agencies/health related organizations to answer health questions. A trustworthy source to help you answer all your medical questions.


Merck Manuals Merck Manual
Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written in everyday language. Content written by hundreds of independent medical experts worldwide.


Nursing and Allied HealthNursing and Allied Health Collection (through INSPIRE)
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 information and answers related to the specialized care, treatment and management of all sorts of patients. Log in with your library card number.


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, anatomy animations, and more. Log in with your library card number.



History

Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier (through INSPIRE)
Find articles from more than 3,800 journals in the world's largest scholarly full-text database. Includes publications covering social sciences, humanities, education, computers, engineering, physics, chemistry, languages, arts & literature, medical sciences, and more. Log in with your library card number.


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)
Research notable people from the past and today using this multimedia site with articles, books, photos, and videos. Log in with your library card number.


Chronicling AmericaChronicling America (through INSPIRE)
Historic American newspapers. Search newspaper pages from 1836-1922. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities & the Library of Congress.


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)
Thousands of ebooks you can read online, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more. Log in with your library card number.


ExploraExplora (through INSPIRE)
Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool to help students complete school projects and research assignments. Find reliable information on thousands of topics, including art & music, literature, language arts, history, social studies, science, technology, mathematics, health, and more. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


Google ScholarGoogle Scholar
Search for scholarly literature, including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, universities and other web sites.


Indiana HistoryHistory Reference Center (through INSPIRE)
The world's most comprehensive history database, including full text for thousands of primary source documents, peer-reviewed journals, history magazines, videos, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Hoosier State ChroniclesHoosier State Chronicles
Indiana's digital historic newspaper program. Free, online access to Indiana's historic newspapers. Operated by the Indiana State Library.


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.


MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE Premier (through INSPIRE)
Read full articles from more than 2,000 magazines and journals covering general interest, business, health, education, science, and more. Includes Consumer Reports and other popular magazines. Also contains reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps & flags. Log in with your library card number.



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. Includes thousands of magazines and more than 700 videos on arts & crafts, collecting, electronics & games, home & leisure, model building, needlecrafts & textiles, outdoors activities, scrapbooking, and much more. Also includes recipe collection. Log in with your library card number.


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. Includes hundreds of home repair books and magazines and more than 100 videos covering popular repair projects. Log in with your library card number.



Languages

PronunciatorPronunciator
Take free self-guided lessons to learn any of 80 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.


Rosetta StoneRosetta Stone Level One for Personal Use
Learn a new language using this technology-based language learning software. Level one only; not for use in K-12 schools.



Legal

Legal formsGale Legal Forms Library
Get 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. Log in with your library card number.


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 & Government CollectionMilitary & 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. Log in with your library card number.


Military & Intelligence CollectionMilitary and Intelligence Collection (through INSPIRE)
Includes more than 500 journals and magazines 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. Log in with your library card number.



Newspapers

newspaper collectionChronicling America
Historic American newspapers. Search newspaper pages from 1836-1922. A project of the National Endowment for the Humanities & the Library of Congress.


newspaper collectionHoosier State Chronicles
Indiana's digital historic newspaper program. Free, online access to Indiana's historic newspapers. Operated by the Indiana State Library.


newspaper collectionMcClatchy-Tribune Collection (through INSPIRE)
Free access to the last three months of 100 newspapers. Titles include The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, The Orlando Sentinel, and The Sacramento Bee. Updated daily. Log in with your library card number.


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. Log in with your library card number.


NewswiresNewswires (through INSPIRE)
Get almost real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire. Log in with your library card number.

 


Science

Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premier (through INSPIRE)
Find articles from more than 3,800 journals in the world's largest scholarly full-text database. Includes publications covering social sciences, humanities, education, computers, engineering, physics, chemistry, languages, arts & literature, medical sciences, and more. Log in with your library card number.


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)
Thousands of ebooks you can read online, including essential reference materials, art, business, education, computers, health and medicine, religion, science, self-help, and more. Log in with your library card number.


ExploraExplora (through INSPIRE)
Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool to help students complete school projects and research assignments. Find reliable information on thousands of topics, including art & music, literature, language arts, history, social studies, science, technology, mathematics, health, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Funk and WagnallsFunk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (through INSPIRE)
Online version of the well-known encyclopedia. Find brief overviews and articles for thousands of topics. Log in with your library card number.



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. Log in with your library card number.


Google ScholarGoogle Scholar
Search for scholarly literature, including articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, 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. Log in with your library card number.


MasterFILE PremierMasterFILE Premier (through INSPIRE)
Read full articles from more than 2,000 magazines and journals covering general interest, business, health, education, science, and more. Includes Consumer Reports and other popular magazines. Also contains reference books, primary source documents, and an image collection of photos, maps & flags. Log in with your library card number.

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. Log in with your library card number.


MedlineMEDLINE
Find trustworthy information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences & more. Log in with your library card number.


Science in ContextScience in Context (through INSPIRE)
An in-depth science database aimed at high school and college students. Find articles covering earth science, life science, space, technology, mathematics and science history. This multimedia database also includes images, detailed experiments, biographies, dictionaries, and more. Log in with your library card number.


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

Axis 360 ebooksAxis 360 eBooks
Find popular fiction, non-fiction, and picture books for children, teens, and adults! Download ebooks to your smartphone, tablet, Windows PC, or other device (please see list of support devices). Log in with your Michigan City library card number and PIN.


Biography iconBiography in Context (through INSPIRE)
Research notable people from the past and today using this multimedia site with articles, books, photos, and videos. Log in with your library card number.


ExploraExplora (through INSPIRE)
Explora is a fun, easy-to-use tool to help students complete school projects and research assignments. Find reliable information on thousands of topics, including art & music, literature, language arts, history, social studies, science, technology, mathematics, health, and more. Log in with your library card number.


Funk and WagnallsFunk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia (through INSPIRE)
Online version of the well-known encyclopedia. Find brief overviews and articles for thousands of topics. Log in with your library card number.



Gale Virtual Reference LibraryDK eBooks in Gale Virtual Reference Library
Choose from hundreds of age-appropriate non-fiction eBooks covering the arts, science, nature, technology, history, literature, religion, and more. Geared toward K-8 students. Whether you're researching a topic or reading for fun, there's something here for everyone. Log in with your library card number.


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


Middle Search PlusMiddle Search Plus
Read popular middle school magazines, primary source documents, and more. Magazines include Sports Illustrated Kids, Scholastic News, and National Geographic. Log in with your library card number.


NoveList K8NoveList K-8 Plus
Expert reading recommendations from NoveList help younger readers find just the right book. NoveList K-8 Plus includes fiction and nonfiction titles. 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! Log in with your library card number.


Primary SearchPrimary Search Plus
Read popular magazines for elementary school students, including Ladybug, Highlights, Junior Scholastic, Spider, and more. Also includes a children's encyclopedia and images. Log in with your library card number.


TOPICsearchTOPICsearch
Explore social, political, and economic issues, current events, scientific discoveries, and more. Find information on popular topics. Log in with your library card number.



Databases by Title

Academic Search Premier (through INSPIRE)
Alt Health Watch
American FactFinder
American Memory
Ancestry Library Edition (In-Library Use Only)
Axis 360 eBooks
Bartleby.com
Beacon - LaPorte County Property & Assessment Data
Biography in Context
Biography Reference Bank
Biography Reference Center
Biomedical Reference Collection Basic
Business Source Complete
Census Bureau
Consumer Health Complete
Contemporary Authors Online
Corporate ResourceNet
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC)
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
Essay & General Literature Index
European Views of the Americas
Explora
FedStats
Film & Television Index with Full Text
Fonte Acadêmica
Fuente Académica Premier
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
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
Heritage Quest
History Reference Center
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Home Improvement Reference Center
Hoosier State Chronicles
Humanities Full Text
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 Académico
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text
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
Newswires
NextReads
NoveList Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus
Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Nursing Resource Center
Play Index
Primary Search Plus
Professional Development Collection
Project Gutenberg
Readers' Guide Full Text Select
Referencia Latina
Regional Business News
Rosetta Stone Level One for Personal Use
Science in Context
Small Business Resource Center
Stats Indiana
TeachingBooks.net
Testing & Education Reference Center
TOPICsearch
What Tree is That?
WorldCat