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All Databases

Here is a list of every database to which the library subscribes. Use the A-Z and Category tabs to flip between an alphabetical list and a list sorted by topic.

This resource may only be used within the libraryThis image indicates a resource that may only be used while connected to Lake County Public Library's internet (including wireless). You may use our public computers for access, or connect to our wireless using your own device (laptop, phone, tablet, etc) while in the building.

  • ABCmouse.com

    Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the libraryWith 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

  • Academic Search Premier

    Full text for more than 4,600 journals, many with searchable cited references. Journals include American Historical Review, Political Science Quarterly, Library Journal, Journal of General Psychology, and many more.

  • Ancestry Library Edition

    Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the libraryAn easy-to-use genealogy tool that will help you trace your ancestors. Also includes downloadable charts to help you track your family! View Tutorial

  • Animal Reference eBooks

    Digital versions of Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, offering encyclopedic coverage of the animal kingdom.

  • AtoZ The USA

    Information about the United States, including capitals, cities, rivers, lakes, and the states.

  • AtoZ The World

    Information about 176 countries for both students and travelers. Tips for Using AtoZ the World

  • AtoZ World Food

    Traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories, plus cultural information regarding dining etiquette, daily meals, and more.

  • Biography inContext

    Comprehensive information on just about any famous person, including inventors, politicians, celebrities, and many others.

  • Business and Finance Reference eBooks

    Contains encyclopedias of business, history, law, social science, and “nation and world” topics.

  • Business Source Premier

    Detailed company profiles, full-text articles from top marketing and management journals, as well as articles covering MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

  • Career Cruising

    Contains resources both for a career search and for a college search. Tips for using Career Cruising

  • Chilton Library

    Find information on vehicle repair, including recalls and maintenance for specific models and types. View Tutorial

  • Consumer Reports

    Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

  • Contemporary Authors

    Search for authors by first name, last name, or both. Results include information about the author, bibliography, resources for further reading, and more!

  • Creativebug

    Over a thousand classes for makers, crafters, learners, and hobbysits! Learn to knit a new stitch, make a holiday wreath, sew a pie carrier, paint with acrylics, and much, much more. You will need a Full Access LCPL card to log in.

  • Culture in the U.S. and World (Culture Reference eBooks)

    Encyclopedias of world issues, multicultural studies, history, and social science.

  • Driving-Tests.org

    Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

  • EBSCO eBooks

    Find several databases dedicated to literature and reading, including some with recommended reading by grade level and reading lists for all ages.

  • EBSCO Research Databases

    Choose multiple databases to search at once. Offers a variety of topics, including literature and newspapers.

  • Encyclopaedia Britannica

    An excellent place for beginning research. General information on a variety of topics.

  • ERIC

    Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

  • Explora Educator's Edition

    Curriculum standards, lesson plans, student tools, and helpful articles on topics like differentiated instruction and adaptive learning.

  • Explora for Middle/Secondary Schools

    Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

  • Explora for Primary Schools

    Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

  • Explora for Public Libraries

    Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

  • FamilySearch.org

    FamilySearch.org is a standard, free genealogy website that anyone may use from any location. Create a free account to view records. More records may be available when connecting from LCPL locations. Tips for Using FamilySearch.org

  • Flipster

    Sign in with your Full Access card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines to read in your browser, or download the app to read on your device! View Tutorial

  • Fold3

    Convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

  • Freegal

    Love music? Download free music, from old favorites to current hits, with your library card and PIN. Once you download a song, it's yours to keep! View Tutorial

  • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

    Over 25,000 records covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. Contains various images, brief biographies and information in a variety of subject areas. (via INSPIRE)

  • Gale Business Entrepreneurship

    Learn about starting and running a small business. Contains sample business plans, how-to guides, forms and more.

  • Gale Literary Sources

    Search for academic articles, essays, and topics about literature. Includes items from Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and more.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

  • General OneFile

    Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

  • GreenFILE

    Content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, sustainable agriculture, recycling, and more. (via INSPIRE)

  • Health and Wellness Resource Center

    Search for remedies for specific symptoms, keep up with health topics in the news, and read up on various diseases and conditions.

  • Health Reference eBooks

    eBooks and encyclopedias of various diseases and health concerns

  • Health Source - Consumer Edition

    Nearly 300 full-text consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. (Via INSPIRE)

  • Heritage Quest Online

    Provides several searchable sources, including the U.S. Census, Freedman's Bank, and land grants from the Revolutionary War.

  • High School Yearbooks (Lake County)

    LCPL is in the process of digitizing our local high school yearbook collection. The collection includes yearbooks from all high schools in our library district.

  • History Reference eBooks

    Encyclopedias pertaining to historical topics

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    See hundreds of full-text resources on a number of crafts and activities, such as knitting, scultping, beading, and more!

  • Home Improvement Reference Center

    Thousands of articles and guides to home improvement, from plumbing and electric, to decorating, and much more!

  • Hoopla

    Check out ebooks, digital comics, audiobooks, and more! View Tutorial

  • Hoosier State Chronicles

    Digitized versions of Indiana's historic newspapers, operated by the Indiana State Library.

  • Indiana Genealogy Online

    Internet project for researching and documenting genealogical data throughout the state. Includes requirements for participation, areas in need of work, archives and related links.

  • Indiana Historical Society

    Learn about the society's collections, exhibits and publications. Check out the site's Today in Indiana History feature, read online copies of Hoosier Genealogist or surf the Hoosier Heritage links.

  • Indiana State Digital Archives

    Browse through the indexes to many of the most popular State Archives collections.

  • Indiana State Library Genealogy Division

    Contains searchable databases indexing Indiana cemeteries and Indiana marriages through 1850.

  • INSPIRE

    Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

  • Law Reference eBooks

    Repository of eBooks and textbooks relating to law (Full text, read in your browser)

  • LCPL Catalog

    Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

  • Legal Forms Library (Gale)

    Find sample forms and actual forms available for use – examples include adoption forms, parental consent forms, and general applications. View Tutorial

  • LexisNexis Library Express

    Search for news, legal cases, and company information.

  • Library PressDisplay

    Over 2200 newspapers from 97 countries, available in many languages.

  • Literature Criticism Online

    Browse articles about authors and their works, or browse by topic. Also includes a search engine that allows you to search for articles by year (helpful if you're required to have more recent sources!) Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

  • Literature Reference eBooks

    Encyclopedias of the arts and literature (includes a reference book for graphic novels).

  • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

    Contains full-text articles from journals and lit magazines, as well as critical essays, full-text works, and biographies. Designed to give the researcher contextual understanding of their topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

  • LitFinder

    Full-text poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays. Also includes biographies, summaries, photographs, and a glossary. (Via INSPIRE)

  • Lynda.com

    A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

  • Mango Languages

    Learn a new language! Mango uses interactive lessons to teach practical conversation. Quick Tips - Full Tutorial

  • MAS Ultra - High School Edition

    Full text for 500 popular magazines, over 85,000 biographies, and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books; an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and more. (via INSPIRE)

  • MasterFILE Premier

    Full text general reference articles, including articles on business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • McClatchy-Tribune Collection

    Includes a 90-day archive of nearly 500 U.S. regional and international newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune wire service. Updated daily. (via INSPIRE)

  • MEDLINE

    Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). (via INSPIRE)

  • Morningstar Investment Research Center

    Research stocks and funds, build a portfolio, and find information on publicly traded companies. View Tutorial

  • National Genealogical Society

    Outlines services and publications of the NGS, offers tips for beginners, soundex history and methods, and links to other genealogy sites.

  • National Geographic Virtual Library

    A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

  • Newspaper Source

    Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers and selective full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Full-text television & radio news transcripts also provided from CBS News, CNN etc. (via INSPIRE)

  • NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition

    Browse through global and local newspaper articles dating back to 1607. Search by first and last name, dates, or regions.

  • Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society

    Genealogical information on Lake and Porter counties.

  • NoveList

    This database contains recommended reading lists that you can sort based on interest or age group. It'll help you find books, stories, and activities your kids will love!

  • NWI 211

    Support for residents of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke, and Pulaski Counties. Find info on emergency food, health care, shelter, foreclosure assistance, and more. Or, dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist.

  • Online Book Club

    Get the first few chapters of a new book delivered to your inbox every week! Pick your genre and enter your email address to subscribe. Like what you read? Check out the full book from the library!

  • Online Post Tribune or Gary Post Tribune Obituary Index (1921-current)

    Now you can quickly and easily search local obituaries when tracing your family history! Our brand new obituary search engine lets you search by name, partial name, maiden name, date, city, and age. Once you've found the obituary, we'll be happy to pull a copy for your records. (Please note: Indexing for 1987 - 1989 is incomplete. If you need an obituary from those years, please use our Ask a Librarian form).

  • Opposing Viewpoints inContext

    Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.

  • Overdrive

    Use your library card and PIN to check out ebooks and audiobooks and read on your tablet, computer, phone, or ereader! View Tutorial

  • Plunkett Research Online

    Research industry statistics and trends. This database contains very in-depth industry reports.

  • Post Tribune (1986-current)

    Search all Post Tribune articles from November of 1986 onward by keyword or by date. Also contains current, daily issues!

  • Primary Search

    Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles). Includes thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. (via INSPIRE)

  • ProDemand

    Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the library Find repair and maintenance information for a specific year, make, and model of vehicle. Also contains technical bulletins and a price estimator for parts. (Click LOGIN from the Mitchell OnDemand home page to get started - you will not have to enter a username or password.)

  • ProQuest African American Heritage

    Searchable records include the U.S. Census, Freedman's Bank, military service records, and more.

  • ProQuest Historical Chicago Tribune

    Every article of the Chicago Tribune's archive is available in this database.

  • Psychology Reference Books

    Encyclopedias of social science and culture

  • RBdigital

    Sign in with your LCPL card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines - both current issues and back issues - to read on your tablet, phone, or computer. View Tutorial

  • ReferenceUSA

    Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. View Tutorial

  • Religion Reference eBooks

    Encyclopedias of various religions across different cultures.

  • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

    Learn a new language! Rosetta Stone's highly regarded language-learning courses are now available to Indiana residents for free. Sign in with your LCPL library card and PIN, then create a Rosetta Stone account using your email address. View Tutorial

  • Science In Context

    In-depth articles, experiments, broad overviews, and biographies in every area of science from life sciences to space to technology. Get tips

  • Science Reference eBooks

    Encyclopedias of science-related topics

  • ScienceFlix

    iPad/tablet ready science! Explore units on Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, Space, Biology, and Physics, each complete with articles, videos, quizzes, and experiments.

  • Something About the Author

    Thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface. Handy features include the ability to print, e-mail, download and access content by "Inside this Entry" and "Inside this Volume."

  • Standard and Poor's Net Advantage

    Search for stock information by company name or by industry.

  • Talking TumbleBooks

    A database of audiobooks for school-age kids separated into fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry, Spanish books, and children's books. No need to download - listen online!

  • TeachingBooks

    Search for an author or book and get thousands of multimedia resources and lesson plans to enhance students' reading experiences. (via INSPIRE)

  • Teen Book Cloud

    eBooks for middle school and high school students. Selection covers the classics, plays, poetry, graphic novels, and much more! Read straight from your browser.

  • Testing & Education Reference Center

    Practice tests (such as entrance exams, GMAT, LSAT, etc), scholarship search, and information on accredited schools. Has information for high school, college, and grad school levels. View Tutorial.

  • TOPICsearch

    Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Full text articles from diverse sources. (via INSPIRE)

  • TumbleBook Cloud Junior

    Read-along eBooks with professional narration and eBooks kids can read themselves. Designed for kids in early elementary school.

  • TumbleBook Library

    Animated, talking picture books for kids in elementary school! View Tutorial

  • U.S. History inContext

    Presents different perspectives on historical issues side-by-side

  • Value Line

    Information on stock and investments. Includes an Investment Education section, free reports, and featured relevant news items. View Tutorial

  • WilsonWeb Play Index

    A catalog for plays and textbooks/articles about plays. This database does not contain full text, but will direct you to the appropriate book.

  • World History inContext

    Presents different perspectives on world issues side-by-side. Includes biographies of important world players and overviews of major historical eras.

  • WorldCat

    A combined catalog for libraries across the United States

    • Biography inContext

      Comprehensive information on just about any famous person, including inventors, politicians, celebrities, and many others.

    • Contemporary Authors

      Search for authors by first name, last name, or both. Results include information about the author, bibliography, resources for further reading, and more!

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Something About the Author

      Thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface. Handy features include the ability to print, e-mail, download and access content by "Inside this Entry" and "Inside this Volume."

    • Business and Finance Reference eBooks

      Contains encyclopedias of business, history, law, social science, and “nation and world” topics.

    • Business Source Premier

      Detailed company profiles, full-text articles from top marketing and management journals, as well as articles covering MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics.

    • Consumer Reports

      Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

    • Driving-Tests.org

      Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

    • Gale Business Entrepreneurship

      Learn about starting and running a small business. Contains sample business plans, how-to guides, forms and more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • Law Reference eBooks

      Repository of eBooks and textbooks relating to law (Full text, read in your browser)

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Legal Forms Library (Gale)

      Find sample forms and actual forms available for use – examples include adoption forms, parental consent forms, and general applications. View Tutorial

    • LexisNexis Library Express

      Search for news, legal cases, and company information.

    • Lynda.com

      A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

    • Morningstar Investment Research Center

      Research stocks and funds, build a portfolio, and find information on publicly traded companies. View Tutorial

    • Plunkett Research Online

      Research industry statistics and trends. This database contains very in-depth industry reports.

    • ReferenceUSA

      Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. View Tutorial

    • Standard and Poor's Net Advantage

      Search for stock information by company name or by industry.

    • Value Line

      Information on stock and investments. Includes an Investment Education section, free reports, and featured relevant news items. View Tutorial

    • Chilton Library

      Find information on vehicle repair, including recalls and maintenance for specific models and types. View Tutorial

    • Consumer Reports

      Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

    • Creativebug

      Over a thousand classes for makers, crafters, learners, and hobbysits! Learn to knit a new stitch, make a holiday wreath, sew a pie carrier, paint with acrylics, and much, much more. You will need a Full Access LCPL card to log in.

    • Driving-Tests.org

      Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

    • Freegal

      Love music? Download free music, from old favorites to current hits, with your library card and PIN. Once you download a song, it's yours to keep! View Tutorial

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

      See hundreds of full-text resources on a number of crafts and activities, such as knitting, scultping, beading, and more!

    • Home Improvement Reference Center

      Thousands of articles and guides to home improvement, from plumbing and electric, to decorating, and much more!

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Lynda.com

      A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

    • Mango Languages

      Learn a new language! Mango uses interactive lessons to teach practical conversation. Quick Tips - Full Tutorial

    • ProDemand

      Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the library Find repair and maintenance information for a specific year, make, and model of vehicle. Also contains technical bulletins and a price estimator for parts. (Click LOGIN from the Mitchell OnDemand home page to get started - you will not have to enter a username or password.)

    • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

      Learn a new language! Rosetta Stone's highly regarded language-learning courses are now available to Indiana residents for free. Sign in with your LCPL library card and PIN, then create a Rosetta Stone account using your email address. View Tutorial

    • Contemporary Authors

      Search for authors by first name, last name, or both. Results include information about the author, bibliography, resources for further reading, and more!

    • EBSCO Research Databases

      Choose multiple databases to search at once. Offers a variety of topics, including literature and newspapers.

    • Flipster

      Sign in with your Full Access card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines to read in your browser, or download the app to read on your device! View Tutorial

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Search for academic articles, essays, and topics about literature. Includes items from Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • Hoopla

      Check out ebooks, digital comics, audiobooks, and more! View Tutorial

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Literature Criticism Online

      Browse articles about authors and their works, or browse by topic. Also includes a search engine that allows you to search for articles by year (helpful if you're required to have more recent sources!) Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

    • Literature Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of the arts and literature (includes a reference book for graphic novels).

    • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

      Contains full-text articles from journals and lit magazines, as well as critical essays, full-text works, and biographies. Designed to give the researcher contextual understanding of their topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

    • LitFinder

      Full-text poems, short stories, novels, essays, speeches, and plays. Also includes biographies, summaries, photographs, and a glossary. (Via INSPIRE)

    • NoveList

      This database contains recommended reading lists that you can sort based on interest or age group. It'll help you find books, stories, and activities your kids will love!

    • Online Book Club

      Get the first few chapters of a new book delivered to your inbox every week! Pick your genre and enter your email address to subscribe. Like what you read? Check out the full book from the library!

    • Overdrive

      Use your library card and PIN to check out ebooks and audiobooks and read on your tablet, computer, phone, or ereader! View Tutorial

    • RBdigital

      Sign in with your LCPL card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines - both current issues and back issues - to read on your tablet, phone, or computer. View Tutorial

    • Something About the Author

      Thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface. Handy features include the ability to print, e-mail, download and access content by "Inside this Entry" and "Inside this Volume."

    • Talking TumbleBooks

      A database of audiobooks for school-age kids separated into fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry, Spanish books, and children's books. No need to download - listen online!

    • Teen Book Cloud

      eBooks for middle school and high school students. Selection covers the classics, plays, poetry, graphic novels, and much more! Read straight from your browser.

    • TumbleBook Cloud Junior

      Read-along eBooks with professional narration and eBooks kids can read themselves. Designed for kids in early elementary school.

    • TumbleBook Library

      Animated, talking picture books for kids in elementary school! View Tutorial

    • WilsonWeb Play Index

      A catalog for plays and textbooks/articles about plays. This database does not contain full text, but will direct you to the appropriate book.

    • Ancestry Library Edition

      Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the libraryAn easy-to-use genealogy tool that will help you trace your ancestors. Also includes downloadable charts to help you track your family! View Tutorial

    • FamilySearch.org

      FamilySearch.org is a standard, free genealogy website that anyone may use from any location. Create a free account to view records. More records may be available when connecting from LCPL locations. Tips for Using FamilySearch.org

    • Fold3

      Convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • Heritage Quest Online

      Provides several searchable sources, including the U.S. Census, Freedman's Bank, and land grants from the Revolutionary War.

    • High School Yearbooks (Lake County)

      LCPL is in the process of digitizing our local high school yearbook collection. The collection includes yearbooks from all high schools in our library district.

    • Hoosier State Chronicles

      Digitized versions of Indiana's historic newspapers, operated by the Indiana State Library.

    • Indiana Genealogy Online

      Internet project for researching and documenting genealogical data throughout the state. Includes requirements for participation, areas in need of work, archives and related links.

    • Indiana Historical Society

      Learn about the society's collections, exhibits and publications. Check out the site's Today in Indiana History feature, read online copies of Hoosier Genealogist or surf the Hoosier Heritage links.

    • Indiana State Digital Archives

      Browse through the indexes to many of the most popular State Archives collections.

    • Indiana State Library Genealogy Division

      Contains searchable databases indexing Indiana cemeteries and Indiana marriages through 1850.

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • National Genealogical Society

      Outlines services and publications of the NGS, offers tips for beginners, soundex history and methods, and links to other genealogy sites.

    • NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition

      Browse through global and local newspaper articles dating back to 1607. Search by first and last name, dates, or regions.

    • Northwest Indiana Genealogy Society

      Genealogical information on Lake and Porter counties.

    • Online Post Tribune or Gary Post Tribune Obituary Index (1921-current)

      Now you can quickly and easily search local obituaries when tracing your family history! Our brand new obituary search engine lets you search by name, partial name, maiden name, date, city, and age. Once you've found the obituary, we'll be happy to pull a copy for your records. (Please note: Indexing for 1987 - 1989 is incomplete. If you need an obituary from those years, please use our Ask a Librarian form).

    • Post Tribune (1986-current)

      Search all Post Tribune articles from November of 1986 onward by keyword or by date. Also contains current, daily issues!

    • ProQuest African American Heritage

      Searchable records include the U.S. Census, Freedman's Bank, military service records, and more.

    • ProQuest Historical Chicago Tribune

      Every article of the Chicago Tribune's archive is available in this database.

    • Consumer Reports

      Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

    • Driving-Tests.org

      Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • General OneFile

      Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • MasterFILE Premier

      Full text general reference articles, including articles on business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

    • WorldCat

      A combined catalog for libraries across the United States

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • Health and Wellness Resource Center

      Search for remedies for specific symptoms, keep up with health topics in the news, and read up on various diseases and conditions.

    • Health Reference eBooks

      eBooks and encyclopedias of various diseases and health concerns

    • Health Source - Consumer Edition

      Nearly 300 full-text consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. (Via INSPIRE)

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • MEDLINE

      Authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

    • NWI 211

      Support for residents of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke, and Pulaski Counties. Find info on emergency food, health care, shelter, foreclosure assistance, and more. Or, dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist.

    • AtoZ World Food

      Traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories, plus cultural information regarding dining etiquette, daily meals, and more.

    • Biography inContext

      Comprehensive information on just about any famous person, including inventors, politicians, celebrities, and many others.

    • Chilton Library

      Find information on vehicle repair, including recalls and maintenance for specific models and types. View Tutorial

    • Consumer Reports

      Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

    • Creativebug

      Over a thousand classes for makers, crafters, learners, and hobbysits! Learn to knit a new stitch, make a holiday wreath, sew a pie carrier, paint with acrylics, and much, much more. You will need a Full Access LCPL card to log in.

    • Culture in the U.S. and World (Culture Reference eBooks)

      Encyclopedias of world issues, multicultural studies, history, and social science.

    • Freegal

      Love music? Download free music, from old favorites to current hits, with your library card and PIN. Once you download a song, it's yours to keep! View Tutorial

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • Health and Wellness Resource Center

      Search for remedies for specific symptoms, keep up with health topics in the news, and read up on various diseases and conditions.

    • Health Reference eBooks

      eBooks and encyclopedias of various diseases and health concerns

    • History Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias pertaining to historical topics

    • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

      See hundreds of full-text resources on a number of crafts and activities, such as knitting, scultping, beading, and more!

    • Home Improvement Reference Center

      Thousands of articles and guides to home improvement, from plumbing and electric, to decorating, and much more!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Lynda.com

      A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

    • Mango Languages

      Learn a new language! Mango uses interactive lessons to teach practical conversation. Quick Tips - Full Tutorial

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

    • Overdrive

      Use your library card and PIN to check out ebooks and audiobooks and read on your tablet, computer, phone, or ereader! View Tutorial

    • ProDemand

      Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the library Find repair and maintenance information for a specific year, make, and model of vehicle. Also contains technical bulletins and a price estimator for parts. (Click LOGIN from the Mitchell OnDemand home page to get started - you will not have to enter a username or password.)

    • RBdigital

      Sign in with your LCPL card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines - both current issues and back issues - to read on your tablet, phone, or computer. View Tutorial

    • Religion Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of various religions across different cultures.

    • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

      Learn a new language! Rosetta Stone's highly regarded language-learning courses are now available to Indiana residents for free. Sign in with your LCPL library card and PIN, then create a Rosetta Stone account using your email address. View Tutorial

    • WorldCat

      A combined catalog for libraries across the United States

    • Academic Search Premier

      Full text for more than 4,600 journals, many with searchable cited references. Journals include American Historical Review, Political Science Quarterly, Library Journal, Journal of General Psychology, and many more.

    • AtoZ The USA

      Information about the United States, including capitals, cities, rivers, lakes, and the states.

    • AtoZ The World

      Information about 176 countries for both students and travelers. Tips for Using AtoZ the World

    • AtoZ World Food

      Traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories, plus cultural information regarding dining etiquette, daily meals, and more.

    • Consumer Reports

      Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

    • Encyclopaedia Britannica

      An excellent place for beginning research. General information on a variety of topics.

    • Flipster

      Sign in with your Full Access card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines to read in your browser, or download the app to read on your device! View Tutorial

    • Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

      Over 25,000 records covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. Contains various images, brief biographies and information in a variety of subject areas. (via INSPIRE)

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • General OneFile

      Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

    • History Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias pertaining to historical topics

    • Hoosier State Chronicles

      Digitized versions of Indiana's historic newspapers, operated by the Indiana State Library.

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • Law Reference eBooks

      Repository of eBooks and textbooks relating to law (Full text, read in your browser)

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • LexisNexis Library Express

      Search for news, legal cases, and company information.

    • Library PressDisplay

      Over 2200 newspapers from 97 countries, available in many languages.

    • MAS Ultra - High School Edition

      Full text for 500 popular magazines, over 85,000 biographies, and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books; an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and more. (via INSPIRE)

    • McClatchy-Tribune Collection

      Includes a 90-day archive of nearly 500 U.S. regional and international newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune wire service. Updated daily. (via INSPIRE)

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

    • Newspaper Source

      Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers and selective full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers. Full-text television & radio news transcripts also provided from CBS News, CNN etc. (via INSPIRE)

    • NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition

      Browse through global and local newspaper articles dating back to 1607. Search by first and last name, dates, or regions.

    • Opposing Viewpoints inContext

      Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.

    • Post Tribune (1986-current)

      Search all Post Tribune articles from November of 1986 onward by keyword or by date. Also contains current, daily issues!

    • Primary Search

      Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles). Includes thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. (via INSPIRE)

    • ProQuest Historical Chicago Tribune

      Every article of the Chicago Tribune's archive is available in this database.

    • RBdigital

      Sign in with your LCPL card and PIN and choose from over a hundred magazines - both current issues and back issues - to read on your tablet, phone, or computer. View Tutorial

    • Religion Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of various religions across different cultures.

    • Science Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of science-related topics

    • TOPICsearch

      Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Full text articles from diverse sources. (via INSPIRE)

    • U.S. History inContext

      Presents different perspectives on historical issues side-by-side

    • World History inContext

      Presents different perspectives on world issues side-by-side. Includes biographies of important world players and overviews of major historical eras.

    • ABCmouse.com

      Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the libraryWith 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

    • Consumer Reports

      Formed in 1936, ConsumerReports is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering you to make informed choices about the products you buy. Read articles on product safety, unbiased reviews of popular products from kitchen appliances to baby clothes, get shopping tips, and more. View Tutorial

    • Creativebug

      Over a thousand classes for makers, crafters, learners, and hobbysits! Learn to knit a new stitch, make a holiday wreath, sew a pie carrier, paint with acrylics, and much, much more. You will need a Full Access LCPL card to log in.

    • EBSCO eBooks

      Find several databases dedicated to literature and reading, including some with recommended reading by grade level and reading lists for all ages.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • General OneFile

      Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

    • Health and Wellness Resource Center

      Search for remedies for specific symptoms, keep up with health topics in the news, and read up on various diseases and conditions.

    • Health Reference eBooks

      eBooks and encyclopedias of various diseases and health concerns

    • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

      See hundreds of full-text resources on a number of crafts and activities, such as knitting, scultping, beading, and more!

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Legal Forms Library (Gale)

      Find sample forms and actual forms available for use – examples include adoption forms, parental consent forms, and general applications. View Tutorial

    • Lynda.com

      A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

    • NoveList

      This database contains recommended reading lists that you can sort based on interest or age group. It'll help you find books, stories, and activities your kids will love!

    • NWI 211

      Support for residents of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke, and Pulaski Counties. Find info on emergency food, health care, shelter, foreclosure assistance, and more. Or, dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist.

    • Opposing Viewpoints inContext

      Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.

    • Talking TumbleBooks

      A database of audiobooks for school-age kids separated into fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry, Spanish books, and children's books. No need to download - listen online!

    • Teen Book Cloud

      eBooks for middle school and high school students. Selection covers the classics, plays, poetry, graphic novels, and much more! Read straight from your browser.

    • TumbleBook Cloud Junior

      Read-along eBooks with professional narration and eBooks kids can read themselves. Designed for kids in early elementary school.

    • TumbleBook Library

      Animated, talking picture books for kids in elementary school! View Tutorial

    • WorldCat

      A combined catalog for libraries across the United States

    • Academic Search Premier

      Full text for more than 4,600 journals, many with searchable cited references. Journals include American Historical Review, Political Science Quarterly, Library Journal, Journal of General Psychology, and many more.

    • Animal Reference eBooks

      Digital versions of Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, offering encyclopedic coverage of the animal kingdom.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • GreenFILE

      Content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments, and what can be done to minimize these effects. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, sustainable agriculture, recycling, and more. (via INSPIRE)

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

    • Science In Context

      In-depth articles, experiments, broad overviews, and biographies in every area of science from life sciences to space to technology. Get tips

    • Science Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of science-related topics

    • ScienceFlix

      iPad/tablet ready science! Explore units on Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, Space, Biology, and Physics, each complete with articles, videos, quizzes, and experiments.

    • Career Cruising

      Contains resources both for a career search and for a college search. Tips for using Career Cruising

    • Driving-Tests.org

      Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

    • Gale Business Entrepreneurship

      Learn about starting and running a small business. Contains sample business plans, how-to guides, forms and more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • Legal Forms Library (Gale)

      Find sample forms and actual forms available for use – examples include adoption forms, parental consent forms, and general applications. View Tutorial

    • Lynda.com

      A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

    • Mango Languages

      Learn a new language! Mango uses interactive lessons to teach practical conversation. Quick Tips - Full Tutorial

    • NWI 211

      Support for residents of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke, and Pulaski Counties. Find info on emergency food, health care, shelter, foreclosure assistance, and more. Or, dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist.

    • Plunkett Research Online

      Research industry statistics and trends. This database contains very in-depth industry reports.

    • ReferenceUSA

      Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds, and locate people. View Tutorial

    • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

      Learn a new language! Rosetta Stone's highly regarded language-learning courses are now available to Indiana residents for free. Sign in with your LCPL library card and PIN, then create a Rosetta Stone account using your email address. View Tutorial

    • Testing & Education Reference Center

      Practice tests (such as entrance exams, GMAT, LSAT, etc), scholarship search, and information on accredited schools. Has information for high school, college, and grad school levels. View Tutorial.

    • ABCmouse.com

      Small LCPL logo indicating resource use only within the libraryWith 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc.

    • Academic Search Premier

      Full text for more than 4,600 journals, many with searchable cited references. Journals include American Historical Review, Political Science Quarterly, Library Journal, Journal of General Psychology, and many more.

    • Animal Reference eBooks

      Digital versions of Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, offering encyclopedic coverage of the animal kingdom.

    • AtoZ The USA

      Information about the United States, including capitals, cities, rivers, lakes, and the states.

    • AtoZ The World

      Information about 176 countries for both students and travelers. Tips for Using AtoZ the World

    • AtoZ World Food

      Traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories, plus cultural information regarding dining etiquette, daily meals, and more.

    • Biography inContext

      Comprehensive information on just about any famous person, including inventors, politicians, celebrities, and many others.

    • Career Cruising

      Contains resources both for a career search and for a college search. Tips for using Career Cruising

    • Contemporary Authors

      Search for authors by first name, last name, or both. Results include information about the author, bibliography, resources for further reading, and more!

    • Culture in the U.S. and World (Culture Reference eBooks)

      Encyclopedias of world issues, multicultural studies, history, and social science.

    • Driving-Tests.org

      Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!

    • EBSCO Research Databases

      Choose multiple databases to search at once. Offers a variety of topics, including literature and newspapers.

    • Encyclopaedia Britannica

      An excellent place for beginning research. General information on a variety of topics.

    • Explora for Middle/Secondary Schools

      Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

    • Explora for Primary Schools

      Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

    • Explora for Public Libraries

      Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Search for academic articles, essays, and topics about literature. Includes items from Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • General OneFile

      Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

    • History Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias pertaining to historical topics

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Literature Criticism Online

      Browse articles about authors and their works, or browse by topic. Also includes a search engine that allows you to search for articles by year (helpful if you're required to have more recent sources!) Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

    • Literature Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of the arts and literature (includes a reference book for graphic novels).

    • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

      Contains full-text articles from journals and lit magazines, as well as critical essays, full-text works, and biographies. Designed to give the researcher contextual understanding of their topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

    • Lynda.com

      A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

    • Mango Languages

      Learn a new language! Mango uses interactive lessons to teach practical conversation. Quick Tips - Full Tutorial

    • MAS Ultra - High School Edition

      Full text for 500 popular magazines, over 85,000 biographies, and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books; an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and more. (via INSPIRE)

    • MasterFILE Premier

      Full text general reference articles, including articles on business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

    • Middle Search Plus

      Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). (via INSPIRE)

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

    • NewspaperARCHIVE Library Edition

      Browse through global and local newspaper articles dating back to 1607. Search by first and last name, dates, or regions.

    • Opposing Viewpoints inContext

      Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.

    • Primary Search

      Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles). Includes thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. (via INSPIRE)

    • Psychology Reference Books

      Encyclopedias of social science and culture

    • Rosetta Stone Library Solution

      Learn a new language! Rosetta Stone's highly regarded language-learning courses are now available to Indiana residents for free. Sign in with your LCPL library card and PIN, then create a Rosetta Stone account using your email address. View Tutorial

    • Science In Context

      In-depth articles, experiments, broad overviews, and biographies in every area of science from life sciences to space to technology. Get tips

    • Science Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of science-related topics

    • ScienceFlix

      iPad/tablet ready science! Explore units on Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, Space, Biology, and Physics, each complete with articles, videos, quizzes, and experiments.

    • Talking TumbleBooks

      A database of audiobooks for school-age kids separated into fiction, nonfiction, plays, poetry, Spanish books, and children's books. No need to download - listen online!

    • Teen Book Cloud

      eBooks for middle school and high school students. Selection covers the classics, plays, poetry, graphic novels, and much more! Read straight from your browser.

    • Testing & Education Reference Center

      Practice tests (such as entrance exams, GMAT, LSAT, etc), scholarship search, and information on accredited schools. Has information for high school, college, and grad school levels. View Tutorial.

    • TOPICsearch

      Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Full text articles from diverse sources. (via INSPIRE)

    • TumbleBook Cloud Junior

      Read-along eBooks with professional narration and eBooks kids can read themselves. Designed for kids in early elementary school.

    • TumbleBook Library

      Animated, talking picture books for kids in elementary school! View Tutorial

    • U.S. History inContext

      Presents different perspectives on historical issues side-by-side

    • World History inContext

      Presents different perspectives on world issues side-by-side. Includes biographies of important world players and overviews of major historical eras.

    • Animal Reference eBooks

      Digital versions of Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource, offering encyclopedic coverage of the animal kingdom.

    • Biography inContext

      Comprehensive information on just about any famous person, including inventors, politicians, celebrities, and many others.

    • Contemporary Authors

      Search for authors by first name, last name, or both. Results include information about the author, bibliography, resources for further reading, and more!

    • Creativebug

      Over a thousand classes for makers, crafters, learners, and hobbysits! Learn to knit a new stitch, make a holiday wreath, sew a pie carrier, paint with acrylics, and much, much more. You will need a Full Access LCPL card to log in.

    • EBSCO eBooks

      Find several databases dedicated to literature and reading, including some with recommended reading by grade level and reading lists for all ages.

    • Encyclopaedia Britannica

      An excellent place for beginning research. General information on a variety of topics.

    • ERIC

      Education Resource Information Center. Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

    • Explora Educator's Edition

      Curriculum standards, lesson plans, student tools, and helpful articles on topics like differentiated instruction and adaptive learning.

    • Explora for Middle/Secondary Schools

      Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

    • Explora for Primary Schools

      Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

    • Explora for Public Libraries

      Mobile-friendly topic search - an excellent starting point for research. Read reputable articles on any subject, or just browse for ideas. (via INSPIRE)

    • Gale Literary Sources

      Search for academic articles, essays, and topics about literature. Includes items from Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and more.

    • Gale Virtual Reference Library

      Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. Use the search function to narrow your results to your research topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources. View Tutorial

    • General OneFile

      Contains articles from newspapers and magazines from around the world. Searchable by audience, keyword, or publication title.

    • History Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias pertaining to historical topics

    • INSPIRE

      Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources for your research!

    • LCPL Catalog

      Our very own catalog contains several encyclopedias, newspapers, journals, and magazines!

    • Library PressDisplay

      Over 2200 newspapers from 97 countries, available in many languages.

    • Literature Criticism Online

      Browse articles about authors and their works, or browse by topic. Also includes a search engine that allows you to search for articles by year (helpful if you're required to have more recent sources!) Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

    • Literature Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of the arts and literature (includes a reference book for graphic novels).

    • Literature Resource Center (Gale)

      Contains full-text articles from journals and lit magazines, as well as critical essays, full-text works, and biographies. Designed to give the researcher contextual understanding of their topic. Results from this resource are also included in Gale Literary Sources.

    • Lynda.com

      A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.

    • MAS Ultra - High School Edition

      Full text for 500 popular magazines, over 85,000 biographies, and over 80,000 primary source documents. Also contains nearly 400 reference books; an Image Collection of nearly 600,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and more. (via INSPIRE)

    • MasterFILE Premier

      Full text general reference articles, including articles on business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags.

    • Middle Search Plus

      Full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). (via INSPIRE)

    • National Geographic Virtual Library

      A complete archive of National Geographic magazine - every page of every issue - along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

    • NoveList

      This database contains recommended reading lists that you can sort based on interest or age group. It'll help you find books, stories, and activities your kids will love!

    • Opposing Viewpoints inContext

      Presents the different sides of current events from several magazines and newspapers.

    • Primary Search

      Contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned reading level indicators (Lexiles). Includes thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags. (via INSPIRE)

    • Religion Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of various religions across different cultures.

    • Science In Context

      In-depth articles, experiments, broad overviews, and biographies in every area of science from life sciences to space to technology. Get tips

    • Science Reference eBooks

      Encyclopedias of science-related topics

    • ScienceFlix

      iPad/tablet ready science! Explore units on Earth Science, Technology and Engineering, Space, Biology, and Physics, each complete with articles, videos, quizzes, and experiments.

    • Something About the Author

      Thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children's authors and illustrators, all in an easy-to-use interface. Handy features include the ability to print, e-mail, download and access content by "Inside this Entry" and "Inside this Volume."

    • TeachingBooks

      Search for an author or book and get thousands of multimedia resources and lesson plans to enhance students' reading experiences. (via INSPIRE)

    • Testing & Education Reference Center

      Practice tests (such as entrance exams, GMAT, LSAT, etc), scholarship search, and information on accredited schools. Has information for high school, college, and grad school levels. View Tutorial.

    • TOPICsearch

      Explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Full text articles from diverse sources. (via INSPIRE)

    • U.S. History inContext

      Presents different perspectives on historical issues side-by-side

    • WilsonWeb Play Index

      A catalog for plays and textbooks/articles about plays. This database does not contain full text, but will direct you to the appropriate book.

    • World History inContext

      Presents different perspectives on world issues side-by-side. Includes biographies of important world players and overviews of major historical eras.

    • WorldCat

      A combined catalog for libraries across the United States

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

If you'd like to ask a librarian, but it's after library hours, just head over to our Ask a Librarian page! This form lets you contact us at any time of day or night. We'll get you an answer within 24 business hours. Happy researching!