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Online Research and Databases

The INspire database is accessible by all residents of Indiana and at any public library. If you would like some help navigating the database or finding information please call your library, a professional librarian can help!

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NoveList Databases
NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

NoveList K-8 Plus
 is a database about books specifically for younger readers. It helps kids find books that are just right for their reading level and interests. Parents, teachers, and librarians can also find tools to teach with books and engage young readers.
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Languages and Science

In this set: Basic ESL improves an individual's listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum.Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. 
No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering. 


What Tree Is That? - Tree Identification Field Guide The Arbor Day Foundation’s illustrated, step-by-step process makes it easy to identify a tree simply by the kinds of leaves it produces.  The Audubon’s The Online Guide to North American Birds – identify birds of North America by family or common name.

Learn a new language with Pronunciator. Pronunciator is a fun and free way to learn any of 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music and more. Learn online or download the app for your mobile device. Pronunciator also offers ProCitizen, which helps a new American prepare for their U.S. Citizenship.

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Genealogy and History
In this set: The Indiana State Library’s genealogy collection is available.  It includes some online resources.  Locate your ancestors online using the Ancestry.com Library Edition. Only accessible in the library.  Indiana Memory, the Indiana digital library, is a collaboration of Indiana libraries, museums, archives, and related cultural organizations to enable access to Indiana's unique cultural and historical heritage through a variety of digital formats and free distribution over the Internet. Indiana Memory seeks to support and enhance education and scholarship for all Hoosiers for increased understanding of Indiana's past and its role in preparing for Indiana's future. Nations of the World provides a wealth of comprehensive, up-to-date country data in one easy-to-use source.
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Government Forms, Education and Careers

Locate forms and court rules through the Indiana Self-Service Legal Center and obtain state and federal tax forms. Free practice driving tests online at Driving-Tests.orgGlassdoor is one of the 4th largest job-sites in the US where job seekers can look through 8 million company reviews, salaries, and interview information on over400,000 companies – all submitted by actual employees– and search through over 22 million open job postings.
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