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.

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AtoZ Databases

Reference and marketing database that provides a simple, user-friendly, web-based solution, including details on every business and every household within the U.S. Helpful for: job seekers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, students, marketing researchers, career counselors, and more. This will help entrepreneurs conduct prospecting, help students complete market studies, and help community members get more use out of the database.

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AtoZ Maps Online

The world’s largest database of royalty-free, downloadable maps for academic and business (non-commercial) use. No other online resource offers so many maps in so many categories. Find hurricane maps, geology, environmental and climate change maps, bathymetric and fishing maps, USGS maps, Holy Land maps, and volcano and earthquake maps!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Website which includes a regularly updated collection of collected rankings and information about what schools across the country have to offer in terms of top-rated academics and student lifestyle. Includes information ranging from degree programs to campus amenities.

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Biography for Beginners

Illustrated biographies written especially for beginning and striving readers.

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Brain HQ

BrainHQ is an online brain-training system that represents the culmination of 30 years of research in neurological science and related medicine. There are more than 25 online exercises that work out attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, navigation, and intelligence.

The personalized trainer feature, designed by scientists, continually measures your performance and serves up the exercises that will benefit you the most. Or if you prefer, you can design your own program, choosing exercises and workouts that meet your personal interests, mood, and schedule. Start exercising your brain today!

You will need your library card number and password to create an account. If you do not know your PIN/password, please come into the library to have it reset.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cypress Resume

Resumes and Cover letters made easy! Cypress Resume lets you complete your resume in minutes and create an excellent impression. Quickly create cover letters and reference sheets too. You can download, edit, publish to the web and save your work.

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FREE current Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles driver’s​ permit practice tests​! Make sure you are ready for your driver’s test​. (Includes CDL & motorcycle tests​).

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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.

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 Find My Past (Accessible Only From Inside the Library)

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

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​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.

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Global Road Warrior

Information on over 200 countries, including: etiquette (greetings & courtesies, ethics, meetings, attire,) society and culture (gift giving, food, media, time & punctuality,) travel tips (money & banking, transportation,) and more.

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Hendricks County Cemeteries

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

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Hendricks County Obituaries

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

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Hendricks County Photographs

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

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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.

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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.

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​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.

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Jobs for Teens HQ

This website provides teens with jobs listed by city/state, resume writing tips, job fair information, interviewing best practices, work permit info, volunteering opportunities, labor laws, and other information to help them succeed.

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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.

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Miss Humblebee’s Academy

​Helps children develop skills required by the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework and the Common Core State Standards. Preschool through kindergarten-aged children learn basic concepts and build a strong foundation in letter knowledge and sound. The curriculum gradually becomes more challenging as the child advances. In addition, your child and you will enjoy hours of educational and entertaining reading that spans many literature styles. You’ll find traditional stories such as The Crow and the Pitcher and The Lion and the Mouse, as well as new stories and poems written exclusively for Miss Humblebee’s Academy, all richly illustrated.

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New York Times

New York Times Digital offers unlimited access to the 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.

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From outside of the library, follow the link below, then click on REDEEM and create an account:
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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.

Apps available:


Google Play


 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.

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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!

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NuWav Legal Documents

Legal forms made easy! Handle most common legal issues by using this online tool, which lets you create and compose professional-quality documents in three simple steps: search for the document specific to your situation, answer the questions in the web input form, review and print your document. Includes categories such as Business, Contracts, Landlord/Tenant disputes, and Divorce.

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PriceIt! Antiques & Collectibles

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.

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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.

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Science In Context

An engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics. By integrating authoritative, curriculum-aligned reference content with headlines and videos, Science In Context draws students into the subject matter, showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity. Provided for FREE to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. Provided for FREE to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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Testing and Education Reference Center

Build a solid foundation for your future by achieving success in high school. Prepare for high school
entrance and exit exams, search for private schools, prepare for AP tests or practice for the GED®.
Provided for FREE to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

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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

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TumbleMath is a curated collection of the best known and most highly regarded math picture books. And they’re all in our famous TumbleBook format with full animation and narration! Plus there are thousands of resources like lesson plans and quizzes, created by teachers and specifically written to address math standards. TumbleMath also includes the Math Tracker program, which helps you track student progress!

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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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