General Databases

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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APS Journals

APS JournalIN-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.

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.

Learn how to use this database here.


Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print, and more.

Learn how to use this database here.


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.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale in Context: Elementary

Gale in Context: Elementary 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.

Gale in Context: Global Issues

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

Gale in Context: High School

Gale in Context: High School  is a database of full-text newspapers and magazines, ebooks, interactive maps, and thousands of images, videos, and audio selections.

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

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

Gale in Context: Science

Gale In Context: Science is an engaging resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today’s most significant science topics.

Gale in Context: U.S. History

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

Gale in Context: World History

Gale in Context: World History reaches back to the ancient world—and forward to today’s headlines—to deliver a chronicle of the people, cultures, events, and societies that have formed the history of the human race. Rare primary sources, reliable reference, and multimedia content are aligned to curriculum and put this vast subject into context for students.

Gale LegalForms – No Longer Available

No longer available. Scroll down to access legal forms on the Indiana State self-service page.

Gale 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 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.

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.

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.

Legal Forms – Self Service

Maintained by the State of Indiana, the Self Service Legal Center aims to provide information and resources for people seeking to represent themselves in court. It provides access to court forms, guidelines on child support, recommendations on where to submit legal questions, and more.


PebbleGo_FullColorPebbleGo, 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

Pebble Go next smallerPebbleGo 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.


PKSS_web_button_150x75PowerKnowledge 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.

Salem History

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

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.


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.