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Online Resources

Research and Education

  • NewsBank provides news and informational resources to our patrons with coverage of local and national topics from America's newspapers, along with specific articles, obituaries, statistics, video clips, quotations, facts, analysis and much more. With unlimited access from all library workstations and remote access 24/7, patrons can freely search, browse, print, save and email full-text articles without a fee. If you are accessing this database from a remote location, you will be prompted to enter your library card number before proceeding.
  • Pronunciator is our new program for learning languages for free. You can learn 80 languages in any of 50 languages with Pronunciator, but you will need a green Peabody Public Library card to access full lessons and premium features. Test your pronunciation in real time with speech recognition. Track your progress and measure your results with scored quizzes. Get real-time, life-like instruction with a virtual coach. Extend your learning offline with downloadable audio lessons. Hop into interactive stories with native speakers through virtual conversations. Check out free apps for your iPad, iPhone/iPod touch, and Android tablet or phone to learn wherever you go. (Please bring headphones if you plan to use this resource in the library.)
  • HeritageQuest online is a collection of material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s. HeritageQuest online is accessible both inside the library and outside the library. (To access HeritageQuest from a remote location, you will need a valid library card number to enter when prompted for a barcode.)
  •, the nation's most popular genealogical resource with hints from all over the country to aid in your research, is now available inside the library.
  • Indiana Memory is made possible through the collaborative efforts of academic libraries, public libraries, historical societies, museums, and archives to create and share their digital collections reflecting Indiana's cultural heritage--an Indiana “Virtual Museum”. Peabody Public Library and the Whitley County Historical Museum have teamed up to create a site on Indiana Memory. Our collection is named Historical Whitley County and holds pictures of the county, the library, Mr. Peabody and some of the artwork in the library. The collection will continue to grow, so please check back often.
  • INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents. It includes magazine, journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, library catalogs, and more.
  • ChiltonLibrary provides quick online access to repair, maintenance and service information on seven decades of the broadest range of vehicles available, including cars, trucks, vans and SUVs.
  • Indiana Legal Forms Library includes state-specific forms for business, civil and criminal litigation and more. Over 1500 fill-in forms are available in both Microsoft Word and PDF formats.
  • O*net system serves as a source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.
  • Cypress Resume is a resume building and cover letter writing program.
  • Our online Obituary Database contains local obituary records.
  • TumbleBook is a collection of talking picture books, which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love, as well as puzzles, games and more. Books can even be read in Spanish, French, or Chinese.

Extended Catalogs

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  • The Evergreen Indiana catalog gives access to books from 99 other libraries in the state of Indiana. Patrons with a valid Evergreen card can place holds on materials from another library (unfortunately, music CDs and movies from other Evergreen libraries are only available by traveling to those libraries).
  • Whitley County Consolidated Schools Online Library Catalogs: Featuring online catalog for Coesse, Little Turtle, Mary Raber, and Northern Heights elementary schools, Indian Springs Middle School, and Columbia City High School.
  • WorldCat lets you search the collection of several libraries in the community all at once. This allows you to locate materials at a nearby library.


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Pathfinders are intended to help you through the basic library research process for locating various resources. References to book titles are specific to items owned by the Peabody Public Library.