Web Resources – Full List

Only accessible from public computers within Elkhart Public Library locations.
Accessible from all resident EPL locations and from home using your EPL library card.

Online Resources, except OverDrive, are available to all EPL card holders in good standing. By contract, we cannot allow Non-Resident card holders to access OverDrive.

Antiques Reference, p4A [Access from Home
  • Research prices for antiques in p4A
  • Contains over 1,000 classifications, updated daily
  • Includes pictures
Ancestry Library Edition 
  • A comprehensive genealogy resource
  • Search the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1940, UK Census Collection, Social Security Death Index, City Directories, other databases, newspapers, military records, and much, much more
  • Available at Elkhart Public Library locations only, remote access is not allowed to public libraries
AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists [Access from Home
Biography in Context [Access from Home
Brainfuse [Access from Home] Brainfuse HelpNow – Free Online Tutoring, Writing Assistance, Skills Building, and More
  • Interact with a live tutor 2 PM to 11 PM seven days a week for assistance with Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, Computer Literacy, Test Preparation, and English As a Second Language
  • For patrons of all ages
  • Access the Brainfuse HelpNow User Guide Here
  • 24/7 Question Center – submit a question for a detailed, extended explanation of a difficult concept
  • Premium Writing Lab – writing assistance
  • Form online study groups
  • FLASHBULB – access a library of online flashcards or create your own flashcards
  • Brainfuse is a student-initiated service and should not be used as a school or class-wide assignment
  • Adult Learning Center
    • Practice tests and preparation for High School Equivalency (TASC), SAT, TOEFL, COMPASS/ACCUPLACER, ASVAB, GRE, U.S. Citizenship and more
    • Online quizzes and games
    • Access free lessons and resources
    • WRITING ASSISTANCE for better business letters, term papers, resumes, or any other piece of writing
    • Apple and Android apps available
Britannica Library [Access from Home
  • Encyclopaedia for three age levels: Children, Young Adults, and the Reference Center for older students and adults
  • Thousands of entries with age appropriate results
Business Source Complete [Access from Home
  • Find full-text articles from the world’s top business journals
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Chilton Library Car Repair [Access from Home
  • Domestic and import vehicle information 1940 through the current model year, updated continuously
  • Step-by-step instructions that provide a one-stop source
  • Individual tabs for repair, maintenance, labor estimating, and bulletin/recall information
  • ASE test prep quizzes for the most popular certification exams
  • Videos and animations that show how to complete repairs
  • Wiring and vacuum diagrams
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Clubs and Organizations 
  • Searchable database of local agencies and clubs, as well as local chapters of national organizations
  • Information is obtained primarily from the pages of the Elkhart Truth, with additional information coming directly from the organizations themselves
Congressional Digest Debates Pro & Con [Access from Home
  • An independent journal featuring controversies before the U.S. Congress
  • Each issue covers a current debate topic, including background information, legislative summaries, and key arguments
ConsumerReports.org with Cars Best Deals Plus  [Access from Home
  • Find product reviews, ratings, recommendations, videos, and much more
  • Updated frequently
  • Our public library subscription does not allow access to some features such as Build and Buy Car Buying Service
Contemporary Authors Online [Access from Home
Corporate ResourceNet  [Access from Home
  • Full-text articles from general business publications and trade journals
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
CountryReports [Access from Home
Driving-Tests.org 
  • Free practice tests for the Indiana drivers permit (car, motorcycle, and CDL)
  • Immediate feedback on your test answers
  • Take the test as many times as you need until you are ready to take the real BMV test!
  • Questions are based on the Indiana BMV drivers license manual
  • Includes online access to the Indiana Driver’s manual at BMV.IN.gov
ERIC (Education Resource Information Center) [Access from Home
  • Provides access to educational literature and resources
  • Contains more than 1,300,000 records
  • Links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Family Search 
  • Find and share family history information
  • Search for ancestors in any of the available resources: Ancestral File, Pedigree Resource File, International Genealogical Index, Census Records, U.S. Social Security Death Index, Vital Records Index, and websites
  • Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Funk and Wagnalls [Access from Home
  • Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Gale Courses [Access from Home
  • Free online, six-week courses begin monthly and are led by expert instructors
  • Topics include test prep/college readiness, technology, health care, business, professional development, and personal enrichment
  • A Record of Completion is issued with a passing score
  • Some courses may meet continuing education requirements
Gale Directory Library [Access from Home
  • Search directories with information on companies, publishers, associations, and more
    • Ward’s Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies
    • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
    • Encyclopedia of Associations: National Organizations of the U.S.
    • Brands and Their Companies
    • Gale Directory of Early Stage Investment
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Gale Virtual Reference Library [Access from Home
GCFLearnFree.org Computer Tutorials (Goodwill Community Foundation) 
  • Free Computer Tutorials for 21st century skills
  • Courses range from computer Basics to Word to Excel to LibreOffice
  • Includes tutorials on Internet searching, email, social media, mobile devices, and a variety of operating systems
Geni – Family Trees and Family History 
  • Free public library version of Geni accessible from EPL locations only
  • Set up a free account to access powerful tools to help grow your family tree
GreenFILE [Access from Home
  • Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment
  • Scholarly, government and general-interest titles include content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Health & Wellness Resource Center [Access from Home
  • Access to thousands of full-text medical journals, periodicals, reference works, multimedia, and much more
  • Consumer health information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Health Source: Consumer Edition [Access from Home
  • Consumer information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health
  • Nearly 80 full-text, consumer health magazines are available
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Health Source: Nursing Academic Edition [Access from Home
  • Scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines
  • Includes a consumer medication Information database & a medical dictionary
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Heritage Quest [Access from Home

  • Complete 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census with images and every-name indexes for all years
  • Additional census records such as Mortality and Non-Population Schedules, Indian Census Rolls, and more
  • Expanded collection of genealogy and local history books and city directories with an all-new user interface, thumbnail images, and hit highlighting
  • Complete Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land record collection (NARA M804)
  • Freedman’s Bank Records with full-page register view
  • Periodical Source Index Archive (PERSI), 1800-2009
  • U.S. Serial Set Memorials, Petitions, and Private Relief Actions of the U.S. Congress
  • Interactive census maps, and more
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center [Access from Home
  • Full-text content from leading hobby and craft magazines and books
  • Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast
  • Access to more than 720 videos
  • Recipes from various health organizations
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Home Improvement Reference Center [Access from Home
  • User-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects
  • Full-text content from leading home improvement magazines and reference books
  • Images not found anywhere else online
  • Videos of popular home repair projects
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Hoopla [Access from Home
  • Download and stream ebooks, audiobooks, comics, videos and music
  • Use the filter option to limit your search by format
  • Apps are available for Android and iOS
Indiana History Online [Access from Home
  • Primary source documents for the study of Indiana history
  • Document types include: personal narratives and memoirs, state and regional histories, travel guides, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises, and children’s books
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Informe [Access from Home
Inspire – Indiana’s Virtual Library [Access from Home
  • Online academic databases and other information resources
  • Free resource available to all Indiana residents who have Internet access
  • Includes full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs, and much more
Legal Forms [Access from Home
  • Types of forms available include: wills, power of attorney, LLC, landlord/tenant, real estate, contracts, bankruptcy, name change, bills of sale, and many more
  • Forms are downloadable, printable, and some may be filled out online, then printed or saved
  • Includes legal DEFINITIONS, LAW DIGEST, LEGAL Q & A, and an Attorney Directory
  • EPL subscribes to Indiana forms only
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts Abstracts (LISTA) [Access from Home
  • Indexes more than 580 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 120 selective journals
  • Includes books, research reports and proceedings covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management, and more
  • Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
LitFinder [Access from Home
  • International in scope, covers all time periods and contains a wealth of primary literature content
  • Includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and plays
  • Biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary are also included
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Local History Index 
  • Searchable index of articles from the Elkhart Truth (local newspaper)
  • Includes references to books and other materials in EPLs collection
  • Covers topics such as persons, businesses, and events that have current and historical significance to the Elkhart area
Maloney’s Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory [Access from Home
  • Clearinghouse of unique hard-to-find information about antiques and collectibles, art, gems and jewelry, dinnerware/flatware/crystal matching services, and contemporary collectibles
  • Includes resources for any type of personal property including antique cars, machinery and equipment, and even vintage airplanes
Mango Languages [Access from Home
  • Sit back, relax, and learn a language using real conversation skills for practical communication
  • Access 60 foreign language courses and 17 English courses taught completely in the user’s native language
  • Learn through fun and engaging interactive lessons and films
  • Offers semantic color mapping, phonetic pop-ups, quizzes, Grammar Notes, Culture Notes, and more
  • Apps available, but first use your library card or eCard to create a Mango account from the link above
MAS Ultra – Electronic Periodicals for High School Libraries [Access from Home
  • Full text for nearly 500 popular high school level magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more
  • Full text for more than 158,000 biographies and primary source documents, hundreds of reference books, an Image Collection containing photos, maps, flags, and color PDFs
  • Full-text backfiles (back to 1975) available for key magazines
  • All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
MasterFile Premier – Digital Collection of Full-Text Magazines for Public Libraries [Access from Home
  • Full text for magazines, reference books, and primary source documents covering virtually every subject area of general interest
  • Also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps, and flags
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Medline [Access from Home
  • Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Middle Search Plus – Middle School Magazines and Primary Source Documents [Access from Home
  • Full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays
  • Primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, the Encyclopedia of Animals, and relevant photos, maps, and flags
  • All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Military and Intelligence Collection [Access from Home
  • Access scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs
  • Covers governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Miss Humblebees Academy [Access from Home
  • Prepares children ages 3 to 6 for kindergarten proficiency
  • Includes hundreds of guided lessons with sound cues across many disciplines
  • Assesses skill levels and reports outcomes regularly
  • Emails parent a link to view weekly progress report
  • 20 percent of the curriculum available as printables and practice worksheets, giving children practice using writing tools
  • Offers a safe and secure learning environment with no pop-ups, ads, or links to other websites
  • Access My Library apps available from Apple and Google Play
Newspaper Source [Access from Home
  • Cover-to-cover full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers
  • Full text for more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers
  • Full-text television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
NewspaperArchive [Access from Home
  • Billions of articles from historical newspapers around the U.S. and the world
  • Find obituaries, birth announcements, sports articles, comics, and more
  • All newspapers are full-page and fully searchable
Novelist [Access from Home
  • Find your next fiction read
  • Discover new authors and read-alikes based on your favorite authors
  • Lists of award-winning books, discussion guides, and recommended reads
Nursing Resource Center [Access from Home
  • Information to help students in nursing and some allied health programs
  • Included are: disease and condition overviews, in-depth coverage of the nursing assessments for every anatomical system, corresponding interventions, explanations of diagnostic tests, drug monographs tailored to nurses’ information needs, animations that bring anatomy to life, and much more
  • Access My Library apps available for Apple and Android
Obituary Index 
  • Index of obituaries that have appeared in local Elkhart newspapers from 1921 to the present
  • Includes: name, obituary date, newspaper section, date of death, and date of birth (if available)
OverDrive [Access from Home
Primary Search – Elementary School Research Database [Access from Home
  • Full text for nearly 100 popular children’s magazines
  • Covers a variety of topics, such as endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration, and more
  • Includes a collection of more than 1.2 million images of relevant photos, maps, and flags
  • All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
Professional Development Collection (Education Journals) [Access from Home
  • Highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians, and education researchers
  • Includes full text for Booklist, Education, Education Digest, Education Week, Educational Leadership, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, Phi Delta Kappan, Reading Teacher, School Library Journal, and more
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
ProQuest Newsstand [Access from Home
  • Find the news information you need!
  • Current news service with global coverage
  • Each issue of each newspaper is thoroughly indexed
  • Includes newspapers, wire feeds, blogs, podcasts, and websites
Regional Business News [Access from Home
  • Full-text coverage from regional business publications in the United States
  • Detailed company profiles for the world’s 5,000 largest companies
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
RootsWeb.com 
  • Find and connect with others doing genealogical research
  • Includes various searchable indexes, records from federal and state resources, user-contributed records, the RootsWeb Surname List, WorldConnect (family trees submitted by users), and the Social Security Death Index
Rosetta Stone Level One for Personal Use  [Access from Home
  • Rosetta Stone and EBSCO Information Services have combined to offer INSPIRE (Indiana’s Virtual Library) the Rosetta Stone Library Solution with 30 different languages available
  • Notice: Access is for Level 1 only of each language
  • Switching from one language to another language must be performed only on the sign in page
Salem Press Health [Access from Home
  • Health ebooks
    • Genetics & Inherited Conditions
    • Magill’s Medical Guide, Seventh Edition
Salem Press History [Access from Home
  • History Resources
    • Milestone Documents in American History
    • Weapons and Warfare
Science in Context [Access from Home
Small Business Resource Center [Access from Home
Testing and Education Reference Center [Access from Home
The Reference Shelf – Social Issues Series [Access from Home
  • Extensive, unbiased exploration of a topic of importance in modern society
  • Includes a compilation of notable articles from respected publications, abstracts of 20 to 30 additional articles, and a bibliography of other sources
TOPICsearch [Access from Home
  • Full-text articles from international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information
  • Explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries, and other popular topics
  • EBSCOHost apps available for Apple and Android
USGenWeb Project 
  • Free genealogy websites for genealogical research
  • Covers every county and every state of the United States
  • Maintained by a group of volunteers committed to free genealogy access for everyone
Value Line Library Elite  [Access from Home
  • Includes Value Line Investment Survey (VLIS Standard), and Small & Mid-Cap (SMC)
  • Link to PDFs of the Current Issue, Summary & Index, and Selection & Opinion sections via the DASHBOARD tab
  • Find individual Ratings & Reports using the QUOTE search box
  • Use the BROWSE RESEARCH, MARKETS, FIND IDEAS, and INVESTMENT EDUCATION tabs for more information
  • Our public library subscription does not allow access to some features
Westlaw 
  • Search Indiana and Federal legal resources: Indiana Code Annotated, Indiana Practice, Indiana Law Encyclopedia, Indiana Cases with Related Federal, United States Code Annotated, Federal Rules, and more
  • Includes Indiana Practice downloadable/printable legal forms
  • Patron Help Guide
  • Available at Elkhart Public Library locations only, remote access is not allowed to public libraries
  • Our public library subscription does not allow access to some features
Worldcat 
  • Search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world
  • Locate a book, video, or other item of interest and discover which libraries near you own the item
  • Includes records for everything from stone tablets to electronic books, wax recordings to MP3s, DVDs, and websites
  • Many records are enriched with cover art, tables of contents, reviews, excerpts, and other descriptive information
Zinio [Access from Home
  • Full-color, interactive digital magazines for reading on your computer or mobile device
  • Popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download
  • Search by genre or keyword
  • Apps available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire HD/HDX