Databases A to Z

Getting Started

If you access our online databases while at the library, just click on the database you are interested in and begin exploring. If you are using a computer outside the library, you will need to enter your library card number (or student ID) and PIN (the default PIN is the last four digits of your library card number) into the login screen. Due to contractual agreements, not all borrower accounts may be able to access these resources from outside the library, in which case we encourage you to visit the library to use our computers.

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A to Z: Maps Online

Maps_Databases_0006_AtoZMapsOnlineA to Z Maps Online is a valuable teaching tool with 2,700 full-color flag images and icons, 300 geography crossword puzzles, 267 geography lesson plans, 30 interactive geography games, and quizzes.

A to Z: the USA

Maps_Databases_0000_AtoZusa_reA to Z The USA contains factual information about the 50 states and territories of the United States of America.

A to Z: World Travel


A to Z World Travel is a comprehensive, informative, and fun e-content travel database offering free and exclusive tourist and culture information on more than 160 of the top travel destinations in North America and around the globe.

APS Journals

APS Journal

IN-LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY – The American Physical Society (APS) provides free online access to all APS journals in US public libraries and high schools. This initiative is offered by APS as a contribution to public engagement with the ongoing development of scientific understanding.



American Ancestors

GenHist_Databases_0002_AA_Seal IN-LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY – American Ancestors includes the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994, church and cemetery records, land and military records, various newspapers and periodicals, immigration and vital records, local histories, town and probate records, and other miscellaneous records.


GenHist_Databases_0001_ancestryIN-LIBRARY ACCESS ONLY – Ancestry provides instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.

Archives Unbound


Archives Unbound includes 262 titles covering thirteen Indiana cities and regions. These titles comprise tables and lists of vital statistics, military service records, municipal and county officers, chronologies, portraits of individuals and views of urban and rural life not found anywhere else. The atlases provide additional information on land use and settlement patterns and scarce early town and city plans.

Artemis Literary Sources

Print_Databases_0002_artemis-literaryArtemis Literary Sources contains full-text literary content on authors and their works, literary movements and genres.


Biography In Context

General Databases_0023_Layer 1Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world’s most influential people, allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.


Print_Databases_0009_1bookflixBookFlix pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration. To access, enter library card number.


Consumer Reports provides access to buying advice, product ratings, product reviews, recommendations, videos, and money-saving advice and tips to enable consumers to make better purchasing decisions.

Contemporary Authors


Contemporary Authors provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on all of the more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.


General Databases_0021_Layer 3FactCite is a comprehensive online database with thousands of searchable full-text articles and printable illustrations. FactCite incorporates powerful Thunderstone search technology.


Fold3 is a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past.


Gale Directory Library

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Gale Directory Library offers you an online collection of premier directories, expanding your power to search for directory entries in a variety of ways, as well as giving you quick and easy digital ways to view, store and export the data you find.

Gale Global Issues in Context

Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference materials, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics, and more in a single search—Global Issues In Context is updated daily and offers 250 different country topic pages and more than 400 Issue pages.

Gale Interactive: Science

A highly visual, online tool that helps instructors teach complex topics in biology, chemistry, and earth/space science. Students will engage with science beyond static text through the use of 3D models to build future ready skills.

Gale Virtual Reference Library

General Databases_0020_Layer 4Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Google Books

Movies_0004_googlebooksGoogle Books allows you to search and preview millions of books from libraries and publishers worldwide. Discover a new favorite or unearth an old classic.

Global Road Warrior

Maps_Databases_0004_GRWThe Global Road Warrior Library Edition is the most comprehensive business travel, telecommunications and business culture reference available in the world and covers 175 countries.

Hamilton County

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Digitized collection of historical pictures from around Hamilton County.

Health & Wellness Resource Center

General Databases_0019_Layer 5Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

Health Reference Center – Academic

General Databases_0018_Layer 6Health Reference Center Academic provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources in InfoTrac’s award-winning Health Reference Center. All in a single, easy-to-use database, the material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

Heritage Quest

GenHist_Databases_0003_HeritageQuest_reHeritage Quest is genealogy database with primary source materials, local and family histories. When viewing from home, images may not display correctly in Chrome and Firefox.


Indiana Gateway

Gateway Indiana

Gateway collects and provides access to information about how taxes and other public dollars are budgeted and spent by Indiana’s local units of government.

Indiana History Online

General Databases_0017_Layer 7Indiana History Online provides a core of primary source documents for the study of Indiana history, packaged with an engaging user interface that provides students and researchers multiple ways of accessing the content. With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents.

The Indianapolis Star


Search the full text of The Indianapolis Star from May 21, 1991 to the present.

¡Informe! Académico

General Databases_0016_Layer 8Esta colección multidisciplinaria provee material iberoamericano confiable de carácter académico, científico y de interés general. Abarca temas tan variados como política, historia, economía, humanidades, ciencias de la salud, filosofía, literatura, ciencia, tecnología y más. INFORME incluye publicaciones de 14 países así como los periódicos más importantes de la región.

This collection provides multidisciplinary Latin American scientific, academic, and general interest materials. It covers topics as varied as politics, history, economics, humanities, health sciences, philosophy, literature, science, technology and more. INFORME includes publications from 14 countries as well as their most important regional newspapers.

Inspire Indiana Virtual Library

inspireINSPIRE can be used to research current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more from your library, school, home or office. INSPIRE is supported by the Institute of Museums and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Indiana State Library.

Kids InfoBits

General Databases_0014_Layer 10Kids InfoBits engages students with interesting facts about a subject, along with connections to current events, and includes books, magazines, news, and more than 13,000 images.

Legal Forms For Indiana

General Databases_0013_Layer 11Legal Forms for Indiana include the following legal subject areas: bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporate, LLC, landlord/tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, and last will.


Movies_0001_LibriVoxLibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. There are several options for listening.

Literature Resource Center

Print_Databases_0012_litrc_lgLiterature Resource Center offers up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.



LitFinder covers world literature and authors throughout history, containing a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays.


Mango is a free library resource for library patrons and offers access to 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught in the user’s native language. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.

Military & Intelligence Database

General Databases_0012_Layer 12Military and Intelligence Database contains content from over 400 journals, which covers all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. Key subjects covered include: socioeconomic effects of war, governmental policies, the structure of armed forces, and many more.


Bus_Databases_0002_morningstar-reMorningstar provides investment research, including stock and fund analysis, reports, and tools, as well as company, investing, and financial news.

National Geographic Kids

Maps_Databases_0001_NatGeo_Kids_lgFun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take kids on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes National Geographic Kids magazine 2009-present (3 month embargo), 200 National Geographic Kids books, and 500 kid-friendly, downloadable images. makes it easy to search for birth announcements, marriage announcements, obituaries, advertisements, local sports articles, social pages, and much more. Now includes the Hamilton County Collection! 1837-1922 available at home or in-library. 1923-2008 can be accessed in Fishers or Noblesville libraries or at home through a personal subscription. Hamilton County Collection

A collection of 14 Hamilton County newspapers representing coverage from 1837-2008. This collection makes titles including The Newspaper and The Noblesville Ledgeravailable for the first time ever in a searchable format. 1837-1922 available at home or in-library. 1923-2008 can be accessed in Fishers or Noblesville libraries or at home through a personal subscription.

NoveList K-8 Plus

Print_Databases_0003_1logo_novelistplusk8NoveList K-8 Plus is a comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction. With its fun and intuitive interface, and extensive feature content, NoveList K-8 Plus will help you integrate reading across the curriculum and support your young readers.

NoveList Plus®

Print_Databases_0006_novelist_plusNoveList Plus® is a powerful online tool to ensure that library patrons find books that will keep them reading and coming back to the library for more. A unique, easy-to-use, searchable online database with over 251,000 fiction and nonfiction titles, NoveList Plus includes specialized content such as Read-alikes for popular authors, book discussion guides, award lists and much more.

Nursing & Allied Health Collection

General Databases_0011_Layer 13Nursing and Allied Health Collection covers all aspects of the Nursing profession — from direct patient care to health care administration. Including nearly 400 titles, this collection’s current and authoritative content will be of use to both professionals already working in the field as well as students pursuing a nursing-focused curriculum.

Nursing Resource Center

General Databases_0010_Layer 14Nursing Resource Center is designed for nursing students, bringing together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

Opposing Viewpoints

General Databases_0009_Layer 15Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, a virtual library of resources from Gale designed to aid students in the study of today’s hottest social issues.



General Databases_0008_Layer 16PebbleGo, the award winning PreK-3 database for reading and research, introduces Earth and Space concepts to your early readers! Now your students can choose PebbleGo Animals or PebbleGo Earth and Space.

PebbleGo Next

PebbleGo NextPebbleGo Next contains content for students in grades 3-6, including articles and fast facts on all 50 states and articles on American Indian tribes and culture.


General Databases_0007_Layer 17PowerKnowledge is a content-driven, visually-stimulating, and media-rich online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. Now researchers have access to modules on Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth and Space Science.

Project Gutenberg

Movies_0007_Project GutenbergProject Gutenberg offers over 40,000 free e-books: choose among free epub books, free Kindle books – download them or read them online.



Reference USA


Reference USA contains residential and business addresses and phone numbers.

Salem History

Salem HistorySalem History is a robust online database that includes the complete content of printed reference sets.

Science In Context

General Databases_0006_Layer 19Science in Context is an engaging online experience merging Gale’s authoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

Small Business Resource Center

Bus_Databases_0003_sbrcSmall Business Resource Center contains information on how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how-to guides, articles and websites.

Smithsonian Primary Sources in US History

Gale and Smithsonian have partnered to deliver an online resource designed to provide teachers and librarians with primary source content to support U.S. History and AP U.S. History classes. Choose from 15 eras and over 1,800 seminal primary sources including documents, maps, historical objects, and other materials from the museums, archives, and collections of the Smithsonian and Gale’s leading digital collections.

Student Resources in Context

gale_student_resources_in_contextGale Student Resources in Context is a database of full-text newspapers and magazines, ebooks, interactive maps, and thousands of images, videos, and audio selections.

Testing & Education Reference Center

General Databases_0005_Layer 20Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this database to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals. To access, enter library card number.


Print_Databases_0008_trueflixTrueFlix is an online resource that combines award-winning True Books content with reading supports and a deep and diverse collection of related videos, images, Web links, and text. To access, enter library card number.

The TumbleBook Library

Print_Databases_0004_tumblebooks_image(1)The TumbleBook Library is a collection of animated, talking picture books. TumbleBooks are created from existing picture books which we have licensed from children’s book publishers and converted to the TumbleBook format.

U.S. History In Context

General Databases_0004_Layer 21U.S. History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in U.S. History.

Value Line

Bus_Databases_0005_ValueLineValue Line contains accurate, in-depth financial information on 1,700 actively traded, U.S. exchange-listed equities, in over 90 industry sectors. Renowned full-page stock reports are densely packed with current and historical data, income statements, balance sheets, and 3-5 year price and earnings projections. Also included are objective commentaries from expert analysts; aggregate data and ratings on industries and markets; customizable screens, graphs, technical charts and other stock evaluation tools, and pre-set and custom model portfolios.

World Book Reference Center

General Databases_0002_Layer 22Includes World Book Reference Center for advanced researchers, Info Finder for school-aged information seekers, World Book for Kids for younger children, and World Book Discover for ESL and Adult Literacy students.

World History In Context

General Databases_0001_Layer 23World History in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in World History.


General Databases_0000_Layer 24WorldCat is a database that allows researchers to search the combined catalogs of hundreds of libraries around the world. It contains more than 52 million records for books, journals, audiovisual materials and more. This source can help researchers find items, verify citations, and see at which libraries any given item is available.