Elkhart Public Library

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Access a world of information for your homework and research needs



Answers, opinions and everything else you need

Whether you need biographical information on famous people, science fair project ideas, sample practice tests or even help from live online tutors, we have you covered. The resources listed below are just a sampling of all the library offers. Visit our Digital Library page for a full list of available databases.

Don’t forget to change your PIN. And finally, if you have any questions or need help along the way, give the librarians at the Reference Desk a call, 574-522-5669, or email us.

Get Answers

Live tutors, skills builders, writing lab, and live chat Q&A
The oldest English-language encyclopedia, available with appropriate age levels
NEW – Book Connections
Finish off a tough reading assignment or learn more about a favorite book
Start your search here for great answers

Read It, Stream It

Libby for Overdrive
books and audiobooks
books, audiobooks, comics/graphic novels, videos, and music
NoveList Plus
Find titles and get suggestions on your next great read
Ebook Collection (INSPIRE)
Tens of thousands of titles for K-8 and high school readers
NEW- TumbleBooks
For up to Grade 6 – animation, graphic novels, NatGeo videos, and Spanish-language titles

Fix It, Do It

AtoZ World Food
Food culture, etiquette and recipes from around the world
Chilton Library
Parts lists, repair diagrams, and videos for all domestic and import vehicles since 1940
Craft lessons, including hundreds of downloadable patterns, templates and recipes
Driving Tests
Work toward your license or CDL, and find other BMV info

Explore Careers and Build Skills

AtoZ databases 
Comprehensive tools for business analysis, marketing, and employment
GCF Learn Free
Tutorials to build 21st Century job skills, such as operating systems, basic office programs and social media
NEW – LearningExpress
Improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college standardized tests, obtain occupational certification, find a job or change your career, and much more. 
Lynda Library
Self-paced, online learning for professional and creative skill development

Travel Like a Pro

Country Reports
Travel information for countries around the world and individual U.S. states
Learn 80 languages with multimedia tools and citizenship prep (en español  también)
History, culture, literature and science reading for English-language learners

News and History

America’s News
More than 3,000 daily papers, including a searchable Elkhart Truth archive dating back to the early 2000s
Magazines, articles and more for elementary, middle and high school students
Newspaper Source (INSPIRE)
Full text of 360 U.S. and international papers, along with transcripts of TV and radio news
Same-day issues of publications from around the world, just as they appear in print
Primary Search
Children’s magazines on favorite topics, with photos and more
Salem Press (in the library or anywhere)
History resources, particularly on weapons, warfare and U.S. history
Current political, economic and scientific news, with current poll info

Reference It

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Research a variety of topics, with the ability to download, email and print excerpts
Start your search here for great answers
MasterFile Premier
Reference materials, source documents, and magazine articles
Points of View Reference Center 
Diverse perspectives on current events and issues
Reference Shelf
Extensive, unbiased explorations on topics in modern society