Still can’t find what you need? Our reference librarians will help you find the right info source. Just email, call 574-522-5669, or stop by the desk on the second floor downtown.
Special note: As of Sept. 14, rbDigital has merged its audio and ebook content with Overdrive/Libby. Magazines will continue to be offered on rbDigital until early 2021, when the final transfer to Overdrive will be completed. Need help making the move? Contact our reference librarians.
ABC Mouse * – Early learning for ages 3-8 with a focus on phonics, math, music and more (available only inside the library)
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. Also included are archives of The Elkhart Truth from the early 2000s to today.
Ancestry.com Library Edition – U.S. Census data from 1790-1940, Social Security death index, United Kingdom census collection, city directories, military records and more (available only inside the library)
AtoZ databases – Comprehensive tools for business analysis, marketing, and employment … whether you’re looking to hire or get hired
AtoZ World Food – Food culture, etiquette and recipes from around the world
Biography Reference Center (INSPIRE) – A collection of full-text and unique narrative biographies
Book Connections – Finish off a tough reading assignment or learn more about a favorite book. This site provides author interviews, lesson plans and more for books commonly read in K-12 classes
Brainfuse – Live tutors, skills builders, writing lab, and answers in the chat
BrainHQ – Get your brain in shape with clinically proven exercises to help you think faster, focus better, remember more, and enjoy life.
Britannica – The oldest English-language encyclopedia, available with appropriate age levels
Business Source Complete (INSPIRE) – News articles from business journals
Chilton Library – Parts, repair diagrams, and videos for all vehicles, domestic and import, since 1940
Consumer Health Complete (INSPIRE) – Comprehensive resources for consumer-oriented health content, support patients needs
Consumer Reports – Product reviews, ratings, recommendations and videos, including Cars Best Deals Plus
Corporate ResourceNet (INSPIRE) – Full text from general business publications and trade journals
Country Reports – Travel information for countries around the world and individual U.S. states
Creativebug – Crafting lessons ranging from food to quilting and much more, including hundreds of downloadable patterns, recipes and templates.
Driving Tests – Work toward your CDL and find other Bureau of Motor Vehicles tests and handbooks
Educational Resource Information Center (INSPIRE) – Access to more than 1.3 million records on educational literature and resources
Elkhart History – Archived news from The Elkhart Truth, with references to books and other materials in the library collection
NEW: Elkhart Historic Photos – View our collection, maintained in cooperation with the Indiana State Library
NEW: Elkhart Truth archives – Dating back to the early 2000s, this is a searchable inventory of local articles provided by NewsBank.
Family Search – A product of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, searchable database of Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource, International Genealogical Index, and government and vital records
First Research – Comprehensive guide to hundreds of industry segments, allowing national and global information to be used in addressing target market opportunities and challenges. Includes daily reports and engagement possibilities
Fold 3 – The premier collection of military records, from the Revolutionary War to WWII.
Fuenta Academica Premier (INSPIRE) – Spanish-language scholarly journal for academic research
Funk and Wagnalls (INSPIRE) – More than 25,000 entries
Gale Directory Library – Directories for public and private companies, publishers and media, associations and brands
Gale Legal Forms – Wills, power of attorney, corporation filings, landlord-tenant and real estate forms, contract, bankruptcy, bills of sale and more, with definitions and downloads of Indiana forms
Gale Virtual Reference Library – Reference and research materials in print and audio
GCF Learn Free – Tutorials to build 21st Century job skills, such as operating systems, basic office programs and social media
Geni Family Tree * – Powerful tool to grow a family tree (available only inside the library)
GreenFILE (INSPIRE) – Scholarly research and government information on all aspects of human impact on the environment, including pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and recycling
Health Source: Consumer (INSPIRE) – Consumer information on medical and food science, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health
Health Source: Nursing Academic (INSPIRE) – Scholarly journals on medical disciplines
Heritage Quest – U.S. Census data from 1790-1940, including images and every-name indexes, Native American information, local history and city directories from across the United States, Revolutionary War and Bounty Land records, Freedman’s Bank records, Periodical Source Index Archive, and congressional records
Hobbies and Crafts References (INSPIRE) – Articles, how-to instructions and ideas from national publications
Home Improvement Reference Center (INSPIRE) – User-friendly videos and articles from DIY publications
Hoopla – Books, audiobooks, movies, graphic novels, videos and music
Hoosier State Chronicles (INSPIRE) – Free access to high-quality images of Indiana’s historic newspapers
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.
Library Information Science and Technology Abstracts – Indexes roughly 575 core journals, 50 priority journals, and 115 selective journals, covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, and information management
Local Obituaries – Death notices and obituaries from local newspapers dating from 1921-present
Lynda Library – Individual, resident account holders with Elkhart Public Library can access self-paced, online learning courses to build business, computer and creative skills
MAS Ultra School Edition (INSPIRE) – Nearly 500 high-school level magazines covering sciences, history, careers and more, with source documents, images and reading-level indicators
MasterFile (INSPIRE) -Magazines, reference books, and primary source documents for virtually every subject area
Medline (INSPIRE) – Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, and pre-clinical sciences
Miss Humblebee’s Academy – Prepares kids ages 3 to 6 for kindergarten, with guided lessons, sound cues and assessments
NewspaperArchive – News, sports, birth announcements and obituaries from newspapers around the world
Newspaper Source (INSPIRE) – Cover-to-cover full text of 360 regional, national and international papers, along with transcripts of television and radio news providers
NoveList Plus – Find titles and get suggestions on your next great read
Overdrive – Books and audiobooks
Points of View Reference Center (INSPIRE) – Assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, and better understand controversial issues
PressReader – Same-day issues of publications from around the world, just as they appear in print
Professional Development Collection (INSPIRE) – Specialized collection for educators, librarians, and educational researchers, including titles like Booklist, Education Digest, Reading Teacher and High School Journal
Pronunciator – Learn 80 languages with multimedia tools, participate in live weekly conversation classes, and prep for citizenship tests
rbDigital – Magazines
Read It (INSPIRE) – History, culture, literature and science reading for English-language learners
Reference Shelf – Extensive, unbiased explorations on topics in modern society
Regional Business News (INSPIRE) – Articles from regional publications and detailed profiles of the world’s 5,000 largest companies
Rosetta Stone – Beginner courses in more than 30 languages
Salem Press – History resources, particularly on weapons and warfare and milestone documents in U.S. history.
TOPICsearch (INSPIRE) – Text on current political, economic and scientific events, as well as current poll information
TumbleBooks – Geared for early readers to Grade 6, this collection contains animated books, read alongs, National Geographic videos, and titles in Spanish and French
Value Line – Value Line Investment Survey and small and mid-cap reports, as well as PDF of current issue and individual ratings
Weiss Financial Ratings – Unbiased ratings of banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and stocks and mutual funds, as well a MediGap Insurance tool to find the best Medicare gap insurance
Westlaw * – Indiana and federal sources, with annotated code, administrative rules, and law encyclopedia (available only inside the library)
WorldCat – Search library collections from around the world