Elkhart Public Library

Complete library

The A-to-Z list of every resource we offer online

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.

Digital Library

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

Ebook Collection (INSPIRE) – Tens of thousands of titles for public library users of all ages, but also specific sites for K-8 and high school

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