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Online Databases Alphabetized

 Can Only be accessed from within Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library


 Ancestry Library Edition

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.

AtoZ The USA

This database contains state, county and city information for all U.S. states and territories.
It lists facts and statistics about arts and culture, climate and weather, demographics, flags and seals, government and politics, history, maps, photos, and more.

AtoZ World Food

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

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.

AtoZ World Travel

AtoZ World Travel consists of 202 city travel guides, featuring in-depth information on attractions, neighborhoods, excursions, dining, language, insider tips, transportation, and much more!



Chilton Library

Supplies a car repair solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the
skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

Consumer Reports

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.



Explora Educator’s Edition

Explora Educator’s Edition highlights content relevant to teachers, including lessons plans, curriculum standards, and other professional development resources.

Explora for Public Libraries

Explora for Public Libraries provides access to high-quality articles and facts for research papers, class projects and homework.


Family Search

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.

 Find My Past (Accessible Only From Inside the Library)

Great collection of genealogical records with a focus on British and Irish records.


​Features premier collections of original military records. These records include the stories, photos,
and personal documents of the men and women who served in the military. Many of the records come
from the U.S. National archives, The National Archives of the U.K. and others.

 Foundation Directory

Access an exhaustive database of grantmakers and grants with powerful searching tools. The Foundation Directory Online has information about funders and fundraising opportunities with a comprehensive guide to navigating search results and building prospect lists, discovering and understanding opportunities, and connecting to prospects.



Hendricks County Cemeteries

A searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana cemeteries. Data is gathered from cemetery lists and readings, obituaries, and other records.

Hendricks County Obituaries

A searchable database of Hendricks County, Indiana obituaries gleaned from county newspapers from 1847 to the present.

Hendricks County Photographs

A searchable database of Plainfield, Indiana and Hendricks County, Indiana photographs. Digitized images are added weekly!


Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Indiana. Search jobs, create résumés, find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, search labor market information.

Indiana Memory

A wealth of digitized resources from Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions. It is a gateway to Indiana’s history and culture found in digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps, and other media.

Indianapolis Star (Historic 1903-2004)

Providing digital images of historical issues of the Indianapolis Star newspaper.  This database can be accessed remotely with valid PGTPL library card.


​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.





Organized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the TASC, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.

Legal Forms

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.


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Mango Languages

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.


 Newspaper Archive

An online database that provides searchable access to 400 hundred years of Indiana historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century. Every part of every page is searchable, including valuable local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries.

Provides access to historical newspapers from across Indiana. Explore newspaper articles and clippings for help with genealogy, history and other research–from Anderson to Ft. Wayne to Indianapolis and more!





Reference Solutions

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.

Rosetta Stone

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.


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Scholastic GO!

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.

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Scholastic Teachables

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:
Google Play



Value Line

Includes on-line access to Value Line’s leading research publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as our proprietary special situation stocks.





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