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INSPIRE- INDIANA’S VIRTUAL LIBRARY

Includes full-text magazine and journal articles, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more.  It’s a service of the Indiana State Library, funded by the Indiana General Assembly through Build Indiana Funds and The Institute of Museum and Library Services. Access anywhere in Indiana.

Ancestry Library (Click Here to access from home – available for limited time)
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.

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. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Biography Reference Bank [Available through INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library]
Biographical database offers the in-depth, original profiles from the Current Biography and World Authors series, the thorough periodical coverage of Biography Index and the specialist biographical content of Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides biographical full-text articles, page images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Biography Reference Center [Available through INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library]
This database offers a collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. The database includes coverage of several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).

Brainfuse HelpNow
Provides on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels. Personalized homework help available in core subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) including SAT preparation. Adult Learning Center offers help with high school equivalency exams, citizenship tests, Microsoft Office help, and resume writing. Spanish-speaking tutors available. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

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

Chilton Library
Provides access to repair, maintenance, and service information for over 2,600 vehicles from 1940 to current year.  Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Court Forms
Divorce, child support, name change, and other forms available through the Coalition for Court Access.  Forms may be filled out online and then printed and filed with the appropriate office.  Access anywhere.

Creativebug 
Provides unlimited access to 1,000+ online art and craft classes taught by expert instructors.  Sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, baking and paper craft classes come with downloadable patterns and recipes.  Access anywhere with your GPL card number and PIN.

CultureGrams
Learn about the daily life, culture and traditions of people from around the world. Includes maps, photos, interviews, recipes, flags, graphs and tables. Great for school reports or understanding the culture before traveling to a given destination.  Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Cypress Resume
A resume builder that helps create professional quality resumes in several simple steps. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Driving-Tests.org
Provides practice tests for the Indiana learner’s permit, motorcycle license, and CDL license and 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL). Find answers to frequently asked questions about obtaining an Indiana driver’s license. Also includes an Indiana Road Sign test in Spanish.  Access anywhere.

eBook Public Library Collection
Currently with 48,137 titles, this collection gives your patrons access to high-quality e-books covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking. This general reference e-book collection features titles for both adults and juveniles, as well as best-selling and recommended titles from leading publishers.Offers 24/7 full-text searchable coverage of over 200 authoritative books on a wide range of subjects. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Gale eBooks
Offers 24/7 full-text searchable coverage of over 200 authoritative books on a wide range of subjects. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Goodreads: Goshen Public Library & Goshen PL Childrens
See what titles GPL staff are reading and recommending.

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. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

GreenFILE
Information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more. Provides indexing and abstracts for over 600,000 records, and full text for nearly 10,000 records. Access anywhere 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. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

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

Indiana Voter Portal
Indiana residents with a valid Indiana driver’s license or Indiana state-issued identification card will be able to use this site to submit a new voter registration application or to update an existing voter registration record.  They can also find their polling place location, look into their provisional ballot status information, find county contact information, and determine “Who’s on My Ballot?” for an upcoming election.

LearningExpress Library [Available through INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library]
Organized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Legal Forms
Offers legal forms that are Indiana specific. Includes wills, power of attorney, landlord/tenant, real estate, contracts, bankruptcy, and much more. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Legal Information Reference Center
Legal Information Reference Center offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Literary Reference Center Plus [Available through INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library]
A full-text database providing information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time-frames. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet any and all of their research or instructional needs Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

MagillOnLiterature Plus [Available through INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library]
Produced by Salem Press, MagillOnLiterature Plus combines all of the quality content of both MagillOnLiterature and MagillOnAuthors in a fully integrated and enhanced single database. It is a source for editorially reviewed critical analyses, character studies, author biographies and plot summaries of the most studied literary works. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Mango Languages
Online language learning system that includes courses in over 60 languages, including 16 ESL courses. Access with your GPL card number.

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions and wellness issues in language you can understand.  Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Morningstar Investment Research Center (CLICK HERE to access outside the library.)
Includes financial data on companies traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and the American Stock Exchange; in-depth research reports on companies; data on mutual, closed-end, and exchange-traded funds; analysts’ reports on funds; exclusive investment tools and engaging educational features, including interactive training on basic and advanced stock, fund, and portfolio techniques.  Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

NewsBank
Provides access to tens of millions of articles and video clips from local, state, regional, and national news sources. Use it to explore a specific event or to compare a wide variety of viewpoints on topics such as politics, business, health, sports, cultural activities and people. Includes an index to the electronic edition of the Goshen News 2007-present. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Newspaper Source Plus
Provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London) and the Toronto Star. Also contains selective full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

NewspaperARCHIVE – Indiana (CLICK HERE to access outside of the library.)
Features articles from Indiana’s historical newspapers. Allows you to search for your ancestors by name and to narrow your results by year and location. The archives cover a variety of Indiana newspapers from the early 1800’s – 2017 and specifically Goshen newspapers from 1839-1923. 

Salem Press Online Resources
Contains the health resources Magills Medical Guide and Addictions & Substance Abuse and the history resources Famous First Facts, The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era, and Working Americans: Social Movements. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.

Vocational and Career Collection
Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. Access anywhere with your GPL card number.