Resources

Need help with that book report for school? Curious about your family history? Well you started in the right place! Plymouth Public Library subscribes to many databases and information hubs that can help you in your information search. If you cannot access it from your home, be sure to drop in and check things out from our computers.

Use the links below to navigate to the pages you wish. 

Available in the Library Only


Ancestry - Library EditionThe largest collection of family history records on the web, with access to more than two billion names. PPL has a subscription to this site. 

 

Available On Our Website:

hoopla Legal Forms
Consumer Reports NextReads (email Newsletters)
Ebscohost eBooks NoveList Complete
Flipster NoveList K-8 
Fold3 TumbleBooks
Gale Courses OverDrive eBooks
HeritageQuest Online Testing and Education Reference Center
   
     

 

  

Inspire LogoINSPIRE, The Indiana Virtual Library, is available for all Indiana residents and can be used at the library, at home, at school, at the office or at any computer with a connection to the Internet.  INSPIRE databases offer access to a collection of magazines, encyclopedias, newspapers and other resources to meet the information needs of Indiana residents.  The Testing and Education Reference center has over 100 practice tests and courses, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, High School Tools, College Prep Tools, Career Tools (Including tutorials for Microsoft software), Graduate School Tools, Online Books, and a Family College Planning Center.

 

Reader Resources

Talking Book and Braille Library
The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library, a division of the Indiana State Library, circulates via mail, audio books and magazines, Braille, large print, and descriptive videos to Indiana residents who cannot use regular print because of a visual or physical disability.  They also provide specialized playback equipment for recorded materials, including a digital talking book player.  To qualify for this free library service, the applicant fills out an application and has it signed by a healthcare professional or librarian.  Click here to go to the website.

Click here for our Reader Guides Page!

Government Resources

Usa Gov
USA.gov
 - Official information and services from the U.S. government

 

Stateseal

 

Indiana.gov - Official website of the State of Indiana

 

 

Educational Resources

 

  • American School Search - This website was built to be a source of information on all accredited colleges and universities throughout Indiana and the rest of the nation. All 139 Indiana colleges offering both 2 and 4 year degrees are listed. There is information on student-to-faculty ratios, enrollment figures, tuition and financial aid packages, on-campus housing costs, degree programs offered, scholarship availability, and information on obtaining loans and grants from these colleges

  • Educations.com - Educations.com helps students who are interested in studying abroad to find information about education alternatives all over the world. This is where you find information about what education options are available, what is required for you to get in, how much it costs etc. Educations.com has a wide variety of different education types including bachelor degrees, master degrees, Doctorates and PhD courses, Diploma educations and Language courses. Searching for education on Educations.com makes it easy for you to compare different study abroad options to see what best suits you. You can also request more information directly from the schools you are interested in. 

  • ElementarySchools.org- Thousands of public elementary schools and private elementary schools throughout America are listed for your review. The list is broken down by city, elementary school districts, zip codes, or counties. The list also contains all public elementary schools and private elementary schools within the country. Statistics such as enrollment, the ratio of students to teachers are included as well as elementary school addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information. 

  • FAFSA - Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the Web. 

  • Fastweb- The best way to get free money for school! The largest and most complete source of scholarships available. Personalized matching of scholarships to your unique profile.  

  • ICN - The Indiana College Network (ICN), a partnership of the state's colleges and universities, is Indiana's clearinghouse for information about college classes and degree programs available through the internet, videotape, CD-ROM, satellite/cable television and correspondence.  

  • Learn a Language - or Learn 8 of Them! - You can learn over 1,400 words for free on this website! You can also learn important phrases like greetings, survival expressions and slang words in the language of your choice. If you want verbs, there are over 350 verbs to help you with your language study.

  • Learn More Indiana - Learn More Indiana’s mission is to help Hoosier students of all ages PLAN, PREPARE and PAY for college completion and career success through effective communications and outreach efforts. Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Learn More Indiana is a partnership of state and local organizations working to help students of all ages succeed in school, complete college and connect to careers.

  • Medical Assistant Courses OnlineDo you want to become a medical assistant and don’t know where to start? Are you researching medical assistant courses and programs, but can’t find one that fits your needs? If so,  you’ve found the right place. We offer a free online guide and resource to help people just like you!

  • Online CollegesOverviews of schools that offer online programs, state by state.  Guides on what it’s like to be an online student, from researching schools, to the application process, to life after graduation. You’ll get information on applying to the best schools, registering for classes, completing assignments, working with students across the country, communicating with your professors, balancing school, professional, and personal life, and where you can go after graduation.

  • Social Work Guide - SWG seeks to answer your most important questions about the social work field as a whole, salary and job figures, possible educational paths, and the best schools in the field.
  • The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) - SSACI's mission is to make college affordable through need-based grants and to allow choice by granting awards to those attending public, independent & proprietary colleges. SSACI attempts to increase college preparation through its Twenty-first Century Scholar program and by giving increased grant amounts to those graduating from high school with Core 40 and Academic Honors Diplomas.

  • Student Loan Network - Student Loan Network educates students and parents on the best federal and alternative student loans and loan consolidation. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary knowledge and products to finance your education. 

  • Trade Schools - Tradeschools.net is an extensive resource of post-secondary educational institutions, including trade schools, colleges, and universities. You can find a program to advance your career, whether you are looking for an online degree or classroom training at a college or university. 

  • WorldWideLearn.com - WorldWideLearn is the world's largest web site offering links to universities, colleges, and training companies offering on campus and online degree programs, courses, training modules, professional continuing education credits, and other on campus and online education programs.