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Academic Search Complete

A multi-disciplinary, full-text database designed specifically for academic institutions. This scholarly collection provides full-text journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, etc. and nearly 4,000 full-text scholarly publications. Provided by INSPIRE


Britannica Library Young Adults

Provides encyclopedia articles, images, videos, biographies, an annotated world and U.S. atlas and country comparison tool in a format designed for middle- and high-school students.

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eBook High School Collection

Currently with 12,237 titles, this collection gives students, educators and administrators on-the-go access to popular e-books. This robust collection is an easy way for libraries to provide full-text e-books that align with their school’s curricula. It includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials. Provided by INSPIRE


ERIC® is the Educational Resource Information Center, providing access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. Provided by INSPIRE

Explora for High Schools

An interface designed for students in grades 9 through 12 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, business and careers, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, science and more. Provided by INSPIRE

Explora for Middle Schools

A student interface designed for use in grades 6 through 8 with a focus on the arts, literature, biography, current events, geography and culture, health, history, math, science and more. Provided by INSPIRE

Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

Indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double-clicking on the topic from the display. The database contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. Updated annually. Provided by INSPIRE

HelpNow (Brainfuse)

Online homework help, with tutors available 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. Get help in English, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Language Studies and Adult Education topics. Services include a writing lab, skill building lessons, language lab, virtual study rooms, and flashcards.

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JobNow (Brainfuse)

Online job search help, with live help available between 2 p.m. and 11 p.m. Get help with job search resources and career assessment tools. Services include job interview coaching, resume reviews, and award-winning resume creation software from Optimal Resume.

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LearningExpress Library

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

Databases marked as INSPIRE databases are a service of the Indiana State Library to all residents of Indiana. If you are having difficulty accessing one of these INSPIRE databases please view this FAQ page provided by INSPIRE. For issues with all other databases please contact us

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