Educator and Student Databases

Getting Started

Scroll through our alphabetized list of databases below to get started. If you see a database that you’d like to explore, click on the button. Our databases are accessible only to customers. You’ll need to log in to access the databases in full. If you have any questions at all, one of our dedicated team members would love to help!

Academic Search™ Premier

Academic Search™ Premier: Access more than 8,500 journals for abstracts or full text articles in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

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Biography in Context

Find more than 600,000 biographies with content integrated with the most in-demand resources – video, audio, podcasts, interactives and more.

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Contemporary Authors

Find biographical information on more than 149,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters.

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Driver Tests

Free 2015 Indiana BMV practice tests for driver’s, CDL, or motorcycle licenses.

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Explora Educator's Edition

A tool designed to help teachers with lesson plans, student tools, curriculum standards and valuable sites for teachers.

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Explora For Elementary Schools

A student interface designed for use in Kindergarten through grade 5 with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

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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.

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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.

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ERIC

Access education literature and resources from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

A student encyclopedia that is updated annually.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

This eBook collection includes information on the Arts, Business, Education, Environment, History, Literature, Law, Medicine, Religions of the World, Countries of the World, Science, and the Social Sciences.

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INSPIRE

This resource is Indiana’s Virtual Library. It offers access to over 40 databases covering subjects like biographies, magazine and scholarly journal articles, newspapers articles (most recent 30 days), poetry, and short stories. The Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) has a career interest test, practice tests for SAT, GED, AP, LSAT, GRE, GMAT and other tests for high school, college, and graduate school. Biography Resource Center allows searching for many short biographies. Litfinder finds full text of many poems and stories. Other resources include Kids Search, What Tree Is That?, and Indiana Memory. Access this database 24/7 from wherever you have Internet access, at no cost, as long as you have your library card barcode number and PIN.

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Litfinder

International in scope, LitFinder covers all time periods and contains a wealth ofprimary literature content. This includes approximately 140,000 full-text poems, 800,000 poem citations and excerpts, 7,100 full-text short stories and novels, 3,800 full-text essays, 2,000 full-text speeches and 1,700 full-text plays. It also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs and a glossary.

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Mango Languages

Interested in learning a new language? Mango Languages walks you through conversations between two native speakers. After the conversation is over, choose to hear/read parts of it again. The Voice Comparison feature helps you with pronunciation. Access over 60 languages with this database or the app.

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MAS Ultra: School Edition

This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines includingAmerica’s Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II, etc.

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MasterFile Premier

Contains full text articles from current and back issues of nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general interest, business, health, and education. Includes Consumer Reports, Newsweek, and People Magazine.

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Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays. Titles covered in this database include Sports Illustrated Kids,Scholastic News,National Geographic and dozens more.

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Novelist Plus

Search for information on hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and nonfiction titles for all ages.  Get author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more.

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Primary Search

Primary Search® contains full text for more than 80 popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Additionally, Primary Search includes the Encyclopedia of Animals™, and features the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, which provides students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. This database also provides the American Heritage® Children’s Dictionary, 3rd Edition from Houghton Mifflin, and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

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Professional Development Collection

This is a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for professional educators, professional librarians and education researchers. Includes full text for Chronicle of Higher Education, Educational Leadership, Journal of Education, Journal of Higher Education.

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Teachingbooks.net

Developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

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Testing & Education Reference Center

Study for career certifications like Medical Assisting or Cosmetology, TASC or GED, SAT, MCAT and many more. Build a resume and develop computer skills. Search for undergraduate and graduate school programs, find scholarship opportunities, and explore careers.

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TOPICsearch

This current events database allows you to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics, including controversial opinions and viewpoints.

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