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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.

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Brainfuse
Live tutors, skills builders, writing lab, and answers in the chat

Britannica
The oldest English-language encyclopedia, available with appropriate age levels

INSPIRE
Start your search here for great answers

Read It, Stream It


Libby for Overdrive
books and audiobooks


rbDigital
books, magazines and audiobooks


Hoopla
books, audiobooks, comics/graphic novels, videos, and music

Contemporary Authors (INSPIRE)
Current biographical and bibliographical data on more than 120,000 modern writers


LitFinder (INSPIRE)
Thousands of poems, short stories, essays, plays and biographies from around the world

NoveList Plus
Find titles and get suggestions on your next great read

Fix It, Do It


ArtistWorks 
Music and art self-paced lessons, taught by award-winning performers and professors




AtoZ World Food
Food culture, etiquette and recipes from around the world




Creativebug
Crafting lessons ranging from food to quilting and more, including hundreds of downloadable patterns, templates and recipes


Chilton Library
Parts lists, repair diagrams, and videos for all domestic and import vehicles since 1940




Driving Tests
Work toward your license or CDL, and find other Bureau of Motor Vehicles tests and handbooks



Testing and Education Resource Center (INSPIRE)
Practice tests for hundreds of exams, including SAT, ACT, ASVAB, HSE/TASC, as well as scholarship information and resume builder

Explore Careers and Build Skills


AtoZ databases 
Comprehensive tools for business analysis, marketing, and employment … whether you’re looking to hire or get hired


GCF Learn Free
Tutorials to build 21st Century job skills, such as operating systems, basic office programs and social media


Lynda Library
Self-paced, online learning for professional and creative skill development. Affiliated with LinkedIn and available to individual, resident account holders with EPL

Travel Like a Pro


Country Reports
Travel information for countries around the world and individual U.S. states



Pronunciator
Learn 80 languages with multimedia tools, participate in live weekly conversation classes, and prep for citizenship tests (en español  también)

Read It (INSPIRE)
History, culture, literature and science reading for English-language learners


News and History


Biography in Context
Profiles and biographical information on famous authors, scientists, business people, entertainers, and politicians


Explora
Magazines, articles and more for elementary, middle and high school students


Newspaper Source (INSPIRE)
Cover-to-cover full text of 360 regional, national and international papers, along with transcripts of TV and radio news


PressReader
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 (inside the library or anywhere)
History resources, particularly on weapons, warfare and milestone documents of U.S. history



TOPICsearch (INSPIRE)
Text on current political, economic and scientific events, as well as current poll information


Reference It


Gale Virtual Reference Library
Reference and research books on a variety of topics, with the ability to download, email and print excerpts


INSPIRE
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

Experiment in Science


Science in Context
Hundreds of textbooks and articles make this a great spot to start a science fair project