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.

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.

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.


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


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 Virtual Reference Library

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

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.

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.

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.

¡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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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