RESEARCH DATABASES

INSPIRE
The State of Indiana’s databases of magazine and newspaper article citations and full text articles. Includes student resources (Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, EBSCO Animals, What Tree Is It?, Academic Search Elite, Biography Resource Center, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Lit Finder, MAS Ultra–School Edition, TOPICsearch); business resources (Business Source Premier, Company Profiles, Corporate ResourceNet, Health Business FullTEXT, Regional Business News, Small Business Resource Center); medical resources (Clinical Pharmacology, MEDLINE, Health Source); education resources (ERIC, Professional Development Collection, Testing and Education Reference Center); Spanish-language resources (Informe!); and general-interest resources (Image Collection, MasterFILE Premier, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source). Available anywhere in Indiana.

Other Research Databases

Ancestry Library
Genealogical database with extensive coverage of the U.S. and the U.K., including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada and other areas. Available only on GPL computers.

AtoZdatabases
Search directories for businesses, people, and jobs in the United States. Includes 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

AtoZtheUSA
Resource for students or travelers giving information on every U. S. state including state flags, animals and plants, economy, crime, food, climate, points of interest, maps and photos. Available on home computers with your GPL card number (enter your barcode in the “Library Code” box, then click on the “GO” button).

Auto Repair Reference Center
Auto repair information for most domestic and imported vehicles. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Biography In Context
Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people. The new solution merges Gale’s authoritative reference content (including Lives & Perspectives) with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while also allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Careers Internet Database
Provides information on over 350 career fields and jobs. Available on home computers (click on the “MEMBERS CLICK HERE” button — User name: 414w ; Password: future).

Contemporary Authors
Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on all of the more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series. Updated monthly, Contemporary Authors allows users to search for an author by name, title of work, nationality, date and place of birth and death, subject/genre, personal and career information, awards and honors, and more. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Court Forms
Divorce, name change, small claims and other forms available through the Indiana Supreme Court Self-Service Legal Center. All forms must be filled out online and then printed and filed with the appropriate office.

Cypress Resume
A resume builder that helps create professional quality resumes in several simple steps. Also available from home computers with your GPL card number.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Offers 24/7 full-text searchable coverage of over 200 authoritative books on a wide range of subjects. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Goshen News Index [NewsBank]
Offers full-text, searchable coverage of the electronic edition of the Goshen News from November 2007 – present. Does not include paid advertisements. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

HeritageQuest Online
Genealogical database of over 25,000 family and local histories, the entire U.S. Federal Census, PERSI™, and more. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Indiana Code, Administrative Code, & Constitution
Includes Indiana state laws and rules.

Lawchek
Legal forms and legal help guides. Available only on GPL computers.

LitFinder
Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more. From Shakespeare’s sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Mango Languages
Online language learning system that includes 39 foreign language and 16 ESL courses. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Morningstar Mutual Funds Online
Gives updated full-page reports on over 1,500 mutual funds, an authoritative investment resource for evaluating, comparing and choosing mutual funds. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

NoveList K-8
Fiction database geared for grades K-8. Search by awards won, genre, grade level, as well as author, title, or series name. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection
All aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration — are covered in this collection. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

Salem Health
Medical database designed for general readers describes the major diseases and disorders of the human body, common surgical and nonsurgical procedures, and information on addictions and substance abuse. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.

The Statesman’s Yearbook
Includes facts and statistics on every country in the world, information on international organizations, and a week-by-week chronology of important world events back to 1999. Available only on GPL computers.

Testing & Education Reference Center
Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals. Available on home computers with your GPL card number.