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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.

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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, adult learning, including HiSET test prep

Britannica
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

INSPIRE
Start your search here for great answers

Read It, Stream It

Libby for Overdrive
books, audiobooks and magazines

Hoopla
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

TumbleBooks
For early readers up to Grade 6, animated books, read alongs, 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

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

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

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

LearningExpress
Improve core academic skills, HiSET test prep, pass the GED, prepare for college standardized tests, obtain occupational certification, find a job or change your career, and much more.

Travel Like a Pro

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

Pronunciator
(This service is set to expire Aug. 1, 2021 – tell us how it’s been useful)
Learn 80 languages with multimedia tools, live weekly conversation classes, and citizenship test prep (en español  también)

News and History

NEW – America’s News
More than 3,000 daily newspapers, featuring news on business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues, and more.

Explora
Magazines, articles and more for elementarymiddle 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

New York Times
(inside the library or anywhere)
Access the latest world news and award-winning journalism from one of the best-known newspapers in the country. Simply create a free account to access. If outside the library use the code that’s shown on the link.

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

Academic Search Complete
This scholarly collection provides full-text journal coverage for nearly all academic subjects. A great resource for high school- and college-level assignments and projects.

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

Points of View Reference Center
(INSPIRE)
Assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, and better understand controversial issues

Reference Shelf
Extensive, unbiased explorations on topics in modern society