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The largest collection of family history records on the web, with access to more than two billion names. PPL has a subscription to this site.  Access in the library only.

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Consumer Reports Newsbank
Ebscohost eBooks NextReads (email Newsletters)
Gale Courses (Previously Learn4LIfe) NoveList Complete
Fold3 NoveList K-8
Genealogy Bank Opposing Viewpoints
Global Road Warrior  Axis 360 & OverDrive e-books
HeritageQuest Online Testing and Education Reference Center
Legal Forms TumbleBooks


WorldCat is the world's largest online catalog of the holdings of books, journals, and other materials held by thousands of libraries. This database is the merged catalogs of over 50,000 member libraries in over 90 countries. Built and maintained collectively by librarians the database was created in 1971; as of 2005, it contains some 58 million records, referencing books in more than 360 languages.  Web users can now search the entire WorldCat database with the method most familiar to them: simple keywords. Each linked result leads to a "Find in a Library" information page. From there, users can enter geographic information such as a zip or postal code, receive a list of nearby libraries that own the item, and link right to a library's online catalog record. Users can also create their own WorldCat account and add book reviews, table-of-contents information and notes to many WorldCat items, helping to personalize their library search experience.

INSPIRE, 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 Teaching and 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, Family College Planning Center.

Information available on INSPIRE includes:

More than 5,000 business, health, science and general interest magazines in full-text 200,000 biographies
25,000 encyclopedia records 250 U.S. and international newspapers in full-text
60 children's magazines in full-text Thousands of pamphlets
60 Spanish-language magazines in full-text Prescription and OTC drug information
Thousands of portraits and images Historical documents and almanacs
Links to other Indiana Websites Teaching & Education Reference Center

Free Fax allows users to send free fax online to the US and Canada. Users can either upload a PDF/Word document or simply enter text to fax. It does NOT insert Ads into users' fax and is suitable for faxing formal documents and resumes.


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 Readers Guide Page!

Government Resources - Official information and services from the U.S. government - Official website of the State of Indiana



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