Access billions of names in thousands of genealogical databases including
Census and Vital Records, birth, marriage and death notices, the Social Security Death Index, Passenger lists and naturalizations, Military and Holocaust Records, City Directories, New York Emigrant Savings Bank records, and African American and Native American Records.
Explore food culture and traditional recipes from around the world with this database! It’s a moveable feast in a digital cookbook! Over 6,500 recipes from 174 countries are included. Also features historic timelines, dining etiquette, food glossaries, ingredient articles, food quotes, photos, and more!
AtoZ Food America is a database unlike any other on the market today. From regional cookbooks to an exploration of immigrant culinary influences, from fun collections of historic cookbooks and television commercials to “how to” food preparation videos, AtoZ Food America has something sure to educate and entertain everyone.
Provides access to the online version of Consumer reports magazine, as well as additional features. Includes ratings and recommendations on thousands of products and services in categories including appliances, cars, electronics and computers, home and garden, health and fitness, babies and kids, food, personal finance, and travel. Includes product test videos, interactive guides, advice forums, consumer news, and more.
Creativebug offers over 1000 video classes in drawing, painting, sketchbooking, sewing, quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and much more. Taught by the world’s top artists, designers and crafters, Creativebug instructors not only teach, they inspire. With hundreds of delectable quick classes and in-depth workshops, Creativebug is the perfect creative companion for those who like to mix imagination and straightforward DIY instruction.
Operated by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), this free website
offers a variety of genealogical databases, access to unindexed images of genealogical records, the
Social Security Death Index, wiki entries describing various types of genealogical research, and access to the Family History Library’s catalog. Free access to the 1940 United States Federal Census.
Includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more. In most cases, INSPIRE provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of all articles that appear in every periodical with the exception of some newspapers. Only letters to the editor, advertisements, and some images are excluded for copyright reasons. Provided for FREE to Indiana residents through the Indiana General Assembly.
Provides a wide selection of Indiana legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in easy to understand language.
Language-learning software that teaches practical conversation in over 70 languages, from Spanish and French to Azerbaijani, English, and even Pirate, all while keeping the vibe fun and encouraging. With free mobile apps, hands-free learning features, and progress tracking, if you’re looking to learn new languages and meet new cultures from near and far, you’ve come to the right place.
New York Times Digital offers unlimited access to the NYTimes.com website, as well as access through apps for various devices. Enjoy exclusive interactive videos and photos, as well as New York Times articles published between 1851 through 1922, and between 1981 through current day.
From within the library go to nytimes.com/register to create an account and enjoy unlimited access: Note: you will need to click the link from our site for the redemption code each 24 hours.
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From outside of the library, follow the link below, then click on REDEEM and create an account: Note: you will need to click the link from our site for the redemption code each 24 hours.
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Use your account to log in to the NY Times Website or App from any computer, tablet, or smartphone. To download the NYT app for your phone, tablet or Kindle Fire, go to the appropriate app store.
This simple-to-use online resource delivers 23 million realized prices on treasures nearly 30% of Americans collect, buy and trade everyday. With a constantly updated and growing database, more than 10 million images to make identification easier, 125 searchable categories and intuitive search functionality, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.
Reference Solutions (previously Reference USA) is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers. Reference USA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
Use this award winning language immersion program to learn the foundations for 30 languages. Core lessons and focused activities for 50+ hours of Level 1 instruction will help you refine your grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Provided for FREE to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.
Scholastic GO!® is designed for children, providing credible, accurate, reliable content on almost every core-curricula subject, Scholastic GO!® offers endless resources for research in a multitude of media. Explore nonfiction texts, world newspapers, videos and more with this easy-to-navigate digital resource designed to strengthen content knowledge, vocabulary, and core proficiency skills.
You will need your library card number to access Scholastic Go! from home.
Scholastic Teachables is designed for parents, caregivers, and educators. Save hours of prep time with our online treasure trove of ready-to-go lessons and activities for every grade, subject, and skill level.
You will need your library card number to access Scholastic Teachables from home.
A collection of animated, talking picture books, suited for elementary school children. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books, adding sound, animation, music, and narration to create stories that come to life for children through engaging animation. The web site is easy for children to navigate and allows children to hear stories that are read out loud fluently. There are even options to hear the stories in French or Spanish. Each story comes with puzzles and games geared to ensure reading comprehension. Apps available:
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