Online Resources - Full List


Antiques Reference, p4A [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Research prices for antiques in p4A
  • Contains over 1,000 classifications, updated daily
  • Includes pictures

Ancestry Library Edition (Accessible for free inside the library)
  • A comprehensive genealogy resource
  • Search the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1940, UK Census Collection, Social Security Death Index, City Directories, other databases, newspapers, military records, and much, much more
  • Available at Elkhart Public Library locations only, remote access is not allowed to public libraries

ArtistWorks [ Access Anywhere ]

  • Online music and art lessons taught by Grammy and award-winning professors
  • Art, Guitar, Bass, Bluegrass, Classical, Piano, Voice, Hip-Hop, Harmonica, Percussion, Jazz, and more!
  • Self-paced, step-by-step video lessons
  • Beginner to intermediate instruction for both youth and adults

AtoZ World Food [ Access Anywhere ]

  • Your Online Cookbook
  • Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world
  • 174 Cookbooks in one Online Resource
  • Topics include: Conversions, Dining Etiquette, Food Glossaries, Ingredient articles, Herbs & Spices, Tea & Coffee, Wine & Beer

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists [ Access Anywhere ]

Biography in Context [ Access Anywhere ]

Brainfuse [ Access Anywhere ]
Brainfuse HelpNow - Free Online Tutoring, Writing Assistance, Skills Building, and More
  • Interact with a live tutor 2 PM to 11 PM seven days a week for assistance with Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Computer Literacy, Test Preparation, and English As a Second Language
  • For patrons of all ages
  • Access the Brainfuse HelpNow User Guide Here
  • 24/7 Question Center - submit a question for a detailed, extended explanation of a difficult concept
  • Premium Writing Lab - writing assistance
  • Form online study groups
  • FLASHBULB - access a library of online flashcards or create your own flashcards
  • Brainfuse is a student-initiated service and should not be used as a school or class-wide assignment
  • Adult Learning Center
    • Practice tests and preparation for High School Equivalency (TASC), SAT, TOEFL, COMPASS/ACCUPLACER, ASVAB, GRE, U.S. Citizenship and more
    • Online quizzes and games
    • Access free lessons and resources
    • WRITING ASSISTANCE for better business letters, term papers, resumes, or any other piece of writing
  • Apple and Android apps available

Britannica Library [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Encyclopaedia for three age levels: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults
  • Thousands of entries with age appropriate results

Chilton Library Car Repair [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Domestic and import vehicle information 1940 through the current model year, updated continuously
  • Step-by-step instructions that provide a one-stop source
  • Individual tabs for repair, maintenance, labor estimating, and bulletin/recall information
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • Videos and animations that show how to complete repairs
  • Wiring and vacuum diagrams
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android

Congressional Digest Pro & Con [ Access Anywhere ]

  • An independent journal featuring controversies before the U.S. Congress
  • Each issue covers a current debate topic, including background information, legislative summaries, and key arguments

ConsumerReports.org with Cars Best Deals Plus  [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Find product reviews, ratings, recommendations, videos, and much more
  • Updated frequently
  • Our public library subscription does not allow access to some features such as Build and Buy Car Buying Service

CountryReports [ Access Anywhere ]

Driving-Tests.org
  • Free practice tests for the Indiana drivers permit (car, motorcycle, and CDL)
  • Immediate feedback on your test answers
  • Take the test as many times as you need until you are ready to take the real BMV test!
  • Questions are based on the Indiana BMV drivers license manual
  • Includes online access to the Indiana Driver's manual at BMV.IN.gov

Funk and Wagnalls [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android

Gale Courses [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Free online, six-week courses begin monthly and are led by expert instructors
  • Topics include test prep/college readiness, technology, health care, business, professional development, and personal enrichment
  • A Record of Completion is issued with a passing score
  • Some courses may meet continuing education requirements

Gale Directory Library [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Search directories with information on companies, publishers, associations, and more
    • Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies
    • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
    • Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.
    • Brands and Their Companies
    • Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android

Gale Virtual Reference Library [ Access Anywhere ]

Heritage Quest [ Access Anywhere ]

  • Complete 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census with images and every-name indexes for all years
  • Additional census records such as Mortality and Non-Population Schedules, Indian Census Rolls, and more
  • Expanded collection of genealogy and local history books and city directories with an all-new user interface, thumbnail images, and hit highlighting
  • Complete Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land record collection (NARA M804)
  • Freedman's Bank Records with full-page register view
  • Periodical Source Index Archive (PERSI), 1800-2009
  • U.S. Serial Set Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress
  • Interactive census maps, and more

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Full-text content from leading hobby and craft magazines and books
  • Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast
  • Access to more than 720 videos
  • Recipes from various health organizations
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android

Home Improvement Reference Center [ Access Anywhere ]
  • User-friendly "how-to" information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects
  • Full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and reference books
  • Images not found anywhere else online
  • Videos of popular home repair projects
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android

Hoopla [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, comics, videos and music
  • Use the filter option to limit your search by format
  • Apps are available for Android and iOS

Indiana History Online [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Primary source documents for the study of Indiana history
  • Document types include: personal narratives and memoirs, state and regional histories, travel guides, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises, and children's books
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android

Informe [ Access Anywhere ]

Inspire - Indiana's Virtual Library [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Academic databases and other information resources
  • Business Resources
  • Free resource available to all Indiana residents who have Internet access
  • Includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more

Legal Forms [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Types of forms available include: wills, power of attorney, LLC, landlord/tenant, real estate, contracts, bankruptcy, name change, bills of sale, and many more
  • Forms are downloadable, printable, and some may be filled out online, then printed or saved
  • Includes legal DEFINITIONS, LAW DIGEST, LEGAL Q & A, and an Attorney Directory
  • EPL subscribes to Indiana forms only
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android

LitFinder [ Access Anywhere ]
  • International in scope, covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content
  • Includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays
  • Biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary are also included
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android

Local History Index
  • Searchable index of articles from the Elkhart Truth (local newspaper)
  • Includes references to books and other materials in EPLs collection
  • Covers topics such as persons, businesses, and events that have current and historical significance to the Elkhart area

Mango Languages [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Sit back, relax, and learn a language using real conversation skills for practical communication
  • Access 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user's native language
  • Learn through fun and engaging interactive lessons and films
  • Offers semantic color mapping, phonetic pop-ups, quizzes, Grammar Notes, Culture Notes, and more
  • Apps available, but first use your library card or eCard to create a Mango account from the link above

Mergent First Research [ Access Anywhere ]
  • A comprehensive guide to hundreds of industry segments
  • Leverage global and national information about your target market's challenges and opportunities
  • State Profiles to monitor monthly employment, business and real estate trends in each of the 50 US states
  • Engage key prospects and deepen customer relationships
  • Daily news to keep you up-to-date with the latest events and trends

Miss Humblebees Academy [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Prepares children ages 3 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency
  • Includes hundreds of guided lessons with sound cues across many disciplines
  • Assesses skill levels and reports outcomes regularly
  • Emails parent a link to view weekly progress report
  • 20 percent of the curriculum available as printables and practice worksheets, giving children practice using writing tools
  • Offers a safe and secure learning environment with no pop-ups, ads, or links to other websites
  • Access My Library apps available from Apple and Google Play

Newspaper Source Plus [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Cover-to-cover full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers
  • Full text for more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers
  • Full-text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android

NewspaperArchive [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world
  • Find obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more
  • All newspapers are full-page and fully searchable

NoveList Plus [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Find your next book - Fiction, Nonfiction, & Audiobook
  • Recommendations for all ages
  • Discover new authors and read-alikes, or listen-alikes, based on your favorite authors
  • Lists of award-winning books, discussion guides, and recommended reads

Obituary Index
  • Index of obituaries that have appeared in local Elkhart newspapers from 1921 to the present
  • Includes: name, obituary date, newspaper section, date of death, and date of birth (if available)

OverDrive [ Access Anywhere ]

Points of View Reference Center [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Contains resources that present diverse perspectives on important issues and events
  • Search for articles by keyword or browse topics by category
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android



PressReader [ Access Anywhere ]

Pronunciator [ Access Anywhere ]
  • 80 languages to learn
  • English taught in 52 home languages
  • Live weekly online conversation classes
  • Citizenship preparation course (ProCitizen in Spanish and in English)
  • Feature films (ProFlix) and Music with lyrics (ProRadio) for language learners
  • Apps available, but first use your library card or eCard to create a Pronunciator account from the link above

ProQuest Newsstand [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Find the news information you need!
  • Current news service with global coverage
  • Each issue of each newspaper is thoroughly indexed
  • Includes newspapers, wire feeds, blogs, podcasts, and websites

RBdigital eBooks and Audiobooks [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Download eBooks and Audiobooks for PC, Mac, and mobile devices.
  • There is no limit on the number of items that can be checked out.
  • Items are checked out for 21 days, and renewals are allowed.
  • For more detailed information check out the RBdigital help page.
  • Apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire HD/HDX.

RBdigital Magazines [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Full-color, interactive digital magazines for reading on your computer or mobile device
  • Popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download
  • Search by genre or keyword
  • Apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire HD/HDX

Read It! [ Access Anywhere ]
  • English language learner reading material
    • History, Civics and Culture
    • Life Skills
    • Literature
    • Science
  • Available through INSPIRE, Indiana's Virtual Online Library

Rosetta Stone Level One for Personal Use  [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Rosetta Stone and EBSCO Information Services have combined to offer INSPIRE (Indiana's Virtual Library) the Rosetta Stone Library Solution with 30 different languages available
  • Notice: Access is for Level 1 only of each language
  • Switching from one language to another language must be performed only on the sign in page

Salem Press Health [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Health ebooks
    • Genetics & Inherited Conditions
    • Magill's Medical Guide, Seventh Edition

Salem Press History & Current Topics Essays [ Access Anywhere ]
  • History Resources
    • The Reference Shelf Social Issues Series
    • Milestone Documents in American History
    • Weapons and Warfare

Testing and Education Reference Center [ Access Anywhere ]

The Reference Shelf - Social Issues Series [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society
  • Includes a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources

Value Line Library Elite  [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Includes Value Line Investment Survey (VLIS Standard), and Small & Mid-Cap (SMC)
  • Link to PDFs of the Current Issue, Summary & Index, and Selection & Opinion sections via the DASHBOARD tab
  • Find individual Ratings & Reports using the QUOTE search box
  • Use the BROWSE RESEARCH, MARKETS, FIND IDEAS, and INVESTMENT EDUCATION tabs for more information
  • Our public library subscription does not allow access to some features

Weiss Financial Ratings [ Access Anywhere ]
  • Independent, Unbiased Financial Strength Ratings of Banks, Credit Unions & Insurance Companies
  • Conservative Buy-Hold-Sell Ratings of Thousands of Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds
  • Create your own Personal Account to create a Watchlist, get Upgrade/Downgrade Notifications and Log In from Anywhere

Westlaw (Accessible for free inside the library)
  • Search Indiana and Federal legal resources: Indiana Code Annotated, Indiana Practice, Indiana Law Encyclopedia, Indiana Cases with Related Federal, United States Code Annotated, Federal Rules, and more
  • Includes Indiana Practice downloadable/printable legal forms
  • Patron Help Guide
  • Available at Elkhart Public Library locations only, remote access is not allowed to public libraries
  • Our public library subscription does not allow access to some features
  • Access is limited to 2 users at a time, please "Sign Off" when you're finished
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