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Research, Education and Database Subscriptions

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  • ABC Mouse With 3,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-6+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.

  • Ancestry, 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.

  • Artists Works LogoArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professionals. ArtistWorks for Libraries offers users everything they need for musical and artistic instruction, from introduction to advanced performance. Students now have access to this kind of instruction, regardless of reductions/eliminations of school music programs and without the high cost of private instruction.

  • A to Z USA logoAtoZ the USA brings one of the most geographically, culturally, and ethnically diverse countries in the world to life in a beautifully-illustrated resource designed especially for libraries and schools. It contains more than 115 country-based articles and 115 state articles for each of the 50 US states, five US territories, and the District of Columbia. Library patrons and students will find unmatched coverage of the country’s people, history, economy, geography, symbols, culture, and society.

  • A to Z databases logoAtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists. The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

  • Best Schools logoBest Schools: Indiana is home to twenty colleges and universities that offer at least one fully-online bachelor’s degree. Most of these schools also offer fully-online master’s and doctoral programs. These schools train and incentivize full-time professors to teach online courses and to be accessible to all of their students regardless of age, disability, or life circumstance. This site provides a complete view of the online program landscape in Indiana, by reviewing data, interviewing school staff, and asking professors for their perspectives, so you can understand what each institution is really about and what makes each different.

  • BookFlix logoScholastic BookFlix is an interactive literacy resource that builds a love of reading and learning online. Pairing fictional storybooks with nonfiction eBooks, it reinforces reading skills while developing essential real-world knowledge. Use this link to access BookFlix from home (a valid borrowers card is required).

  • Chilton logoChiltonLibrary 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. Some of Chilton Library's more popular features include:
    • Maintenance and specification tables that provide the unique data you need for each specific vehicle.
    • Step-by-step service and repair procedures, and labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.
    • Vacuum diagrams to simplify troubleshooting.
    • Wiring diagrams to help explain system operation.
    • Close-up photographs and illustrations for visual support.
    • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
    • A print button which allows you to easily print out what is needed.

  • Comics Plus logoComics Plus: Library Edition brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device.
    • View titles through your Web browser on any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection.
    • Read comics on your tablet or smartphone with Boopsie for Libraries (US and Canadian libraries only).
    • Browse by genre, publisher, and comic — then instantly check out your favorites.
    • Access comics whenever you want them — no holds or waiting.

  • Driving Test logoDriving-Test is a free Driver's Ed program with the following state-specific information:
    • 11 car practice tests
    • 9 motorcycle practice tests
    • 12 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
    • 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
    • An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions.

  • OnlineU logoGuide to Online Schools is here to help you choose a school based on what really matters: affordability, accessibility, and quality. Browse our database of over 600 accredited online colleges and 22,000 degree programs, as well as student reviews and rankings.

  • Heritage Quest logoHeritageQuest 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.)

  • Hoopla logoHoopla provides free streaming movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks with an account created using your green Peabody Public Library card and PIN. For more information on how to use this service, visit our Downloadable Materials page.

  • Indiana Legal Forms logoIndiana 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.

  • Indiana Memory logoIndiana 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 logoINSPIRE 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.

  • Newsbank logoNewsBank 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.

  • O*net logoO*net system serves as a source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations.

  • Our online Obituary Database contains obituary records from local newspapers, 1856 - 1910 and 1983 - present. For more information, see our Genealogy and Indiana Room pages.

  • OnlineU logoOnlineU strives to make a difference in online education by focusing on what really matters: affordability, accessibility, and quality. To make it easy to find a degree that will help you get ahead without the burden of massive debt, it provides important, unbiased rankings based on what you care about most, whether it be affordability, value or prestige.

  • Overdrive logoOverDrive offers downloadable eBooks, Audiobooks, eVideos and eMusic. For more information on how to access and use this service, please visit our Downloadable Materials page.

  • Overdrive logoProCitizen is a comprehensive citizenship prep course that contains 100 videos, plus interactive drills and quizzes. Brought to you by Pronunciator.

  • Pronunciator logoPronunciator is our new program for learning languages for free. You can learn 80 languages in English or learn English 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.)

  • Zinio LogoZinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand, offers full-color, digital magazines for immediate checkout and reading online on desktop and mobile devices — or download through apps. Browse from your library's collection of popular new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits. Over 2,600 magazines from 38 countries in 15 languages.

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.