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ProQuest African American Heritage

African American Heritage

This database is an invaluable resource for not only scholars but also researchers in black studies, linguistics, the black literary heritage, and comparative studies.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition is a research tool offering the most comprehensive genealogical information available online, with more than 4 billion names in over 4,200 collections.

At this time, you cannot use Ancestry Library Edition from your home computer; our license agreement with the providers of Ancestry Library Edition only permits use within the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library. Note: Ancestry World Tree GEDCOM files are voluntarily submitted by Ancestry users. All files are “as is” and the completeness, accuracy, or timeliness of the information contained in this database cannot be guaranteed.

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AtoZdatabases

AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

Automate

AutoMate

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate provides the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

Biography In Context

Biography In Context

Combines more than 600,000 biographies on people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. Includes full-text articles from nearly 300 periodicals.

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic

Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic

Provides access to more than 100 full-text journals covering such disciplines as clinical medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, pre-clinical sciences and the health care system.

Business Source Premier: HOST

Business Source Premier: HOST

Covers regional, national and international business, financial, banking and industry publications. Includes indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals and other sources; includes full-text articles from over 1,100 scholarly business sources.

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ChiltonLibrary

ChiltonLibrary provides access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today, as well as, many new vehicles. This continuously updated resource provides step-by-step repair procedures, troubleshooting guides, diagnostic trouble codes, photos, illustrations, diagrams, and multimedia (videos and animations) to simplify even the most complicated tasks.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the world's largest nonprofit product-testing organization and has been helping subscribers find better, safer products for 80+ years. In addition to product ratings and reviews, users will find in-depth advice, tips and trends written by Consumer Reports experts. Frequently updated articles, blogs and video content allow consumers to peruse the latest consumer news — whether looking to learn more about budget-friendly home improvement plans, understanding the benefits and risks of retirement options or searching for the latest recalls of baby products.

Contemporary Authors

Contemporary Authors

Includes over 116,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. The most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century and authors from around the world are featured in this award-winning reference resource.

Corporate ResourceNet w/Knight Ridder

Corporate ResourceNet w/Knight Ridder

Provides detailed company profiles and includes full-text sources ranging from general publications such as Fortune and Money to trade publications such as American Demographics and Restaurant Hospitality.

Creativebug

Creativebug

Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Classes are about using the Cricut, sewing, drawing, jewelry making, painting, food decorating, and so much more!

DMV Practice Tests

DMV Practice Tests

KHCPL has partnered with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center

ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center

Provides access to education literature and resources. Includes information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

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Flipster Magazine

Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links for quick access to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives

Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world. Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.

Freegal Music

Freegal Music

Provides library patrons with free & legal music track downloads from the extensive Sony Music Catalog. Up to three songs per week can be downloaded. Compatible with Mac & Windows. Songs are yours to keep & can be transferred to your portable device.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Covers an array of topics for students and adults alike, and indexes over 25,000 records. Full text for each record may be easily accessed by double clicking on the topic from the display. It contains various images, offers brief biographies as well as information in a variety of subject areas. This database is updated annually.

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Provides full-text access to hundreds of multi-disciplinary reference titles including the American Decades series, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of World Biography, Novels for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and West’s Encyclopedia of American Law, among many more. PDFs can be downloaded to e-readers.

GreenFILE

GreenFILE

Provides information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Offers an in-depth, user-friendly resource that provides access to health and wellness information from authoritative medical sources. It is designed to be a one-stop resource for health research and includes information from magazines, pamphlets, journals, and Web sites.

Health Business FullTEXT

Health Business FullTEXT

Includes publications covering the business of health care administration, providing full text coverage of nearly 130 well-known administrative journals such as H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Management Technology, Modern Healthcare, and many others.

Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic

Provides access to full text nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of personal health information sources including consumer health magazines, health pamphlets, medical reference books, and medical topic overviews from Clinical Reference Systems, as well as 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Provides full-text consumer health periodicals for topics including nutrition, exercise, medical self-care, childcare, and drug and alcohol abuse. Provides access to nearly 300 full text, consumer health periodicals, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, HealthFacts, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Provides access to nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals and indexes additional journal articles. Covers nursing, allied health, and medical journals.

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest Online provides libraries with a unique and growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture. You can use this online electronic resource from the convenience of your home or at the Kokomo-Howard County Public Library.

This is a growing collection which at this time includes:

Genealogy & Local History Collection of over 24,000+ book titles, including family histories, local histories and primary source documents such as tax lists, city directories, church and probate records, and more.

U.S. Federal Census has original images from 1790-1930, and many head-of-household name indexes are available. In addition, the census records can be searched by place of birth, age, ethnicity, and other variables.

Periodical Source Index (PERSI), a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,600 genealogy and local history periodicals written in English and French (Canada) since 1800. Search surnames, locations, and methodologies as well as the ability to browse the journals by title and keyword. PERSI is produced in cooperation with the Allen County Public Library Foundation.

The Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files contains some genealogical and historical information from an estimated 80,000 pension and bounty-land-warrant application files.

The Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874) is considered one of the most important resources for African-American genealogical research. At the close of the Civil War, the Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company was the primary bank for America’s freed slaves and others from 1865-1874. You can search registers of signatures of bank depositors, dependants, and heirs.

The U.S. Serial Set contains House and Senate documents, such as Private Relief Actions, Memorials and Petitions from 1789-1969.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Provides information about popular hobbies, crafts, and recreation activities today such as collecting, games and electronics, model building, needlework, outdoors and nature, scrapbooking, and papercraft. Includes access to more than seven hundred videos and over one hundred hobby reports, and offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Contains full-text reference works and magazine articles on the topics of home maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, and gardening. It features more than ten thousand images that give instruction for home improvement projects.

Hoopla

Hoopla

Offers thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, comics, and audiobooks available for mobile and online access. Titles are from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers, and are available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. Audience: All ages

Howard County Memory Project

Howard County Memory Project

Digital access to the historical, genealogical, and personal memories associated with Howard County, Indiana in an online resource that celebrates the people and culture of Howard County, both past and present.

Indiana History Online

Indiana History Online

With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents for the study of Indiana history and provides students and researchers multiple ways of accessing the content.

Informe!

Informe!

A collection of full-text Hispanic magazines in Spanish that cover business, health, technology, culture, current topics, and other subjects. Database interface is in English. Articles are in Spanish.

INSPIRE

INSPIRE

INSPIRE is Indiana's Virtual Library. INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents within the state. INSPIRE includes magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, library catalogs, and more.

Libby

Libby

Meet Libby the one-tap reading app from your library. Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand.

Library Information Science And Technology Abstracts

Library and Information Science Abstracts

Library and Information Science Abstracts indexes about 700 journals and magazines intended for librarians, library staff, information technologists, and others who work in related fields. Does not provide full text of the articles. Years of coverage are 1960s through present.

LibriVox Audiobooks

LibriVox Audiobooks

Audio files of chapters of books in the public domain.

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Linkedin Learning Lynda.com

Lynda.com is a constantly growing library of over 4,000 different video courses incorporating several thousand video tutorials in streaming video format, with new material added every week. Courses are offered at different skill levels in over 140 specialties. Subjects covered include 3D + animation; audio + music; business, including Office and Google software; online designing; database and software development; photography and video; education + learning; information technology; marketing; and web and social media. Videos use screenshots, narration, live action, smart boards, charts and graphics, audio and include captioning.

LitFinder

LitFinder

Includes literature criticisms, biographies, work and topic overviews, reviews, and the full text of many plays, poems, short stories, speeches, and more.

Mango Languages

Mango Languages

Mango prepares learners for realistic conversations and strengthens everyday communication skills in over 70 world languages, including English.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier

Provides articles from over two thousand magazines covering general interest topics including current events, business, health, science, sports, multicultural issues, and more. Includes full access to Consumer Reports magazine.

McClatchy-Tribune Collection

McClatchy-Tribune Collection

Contains a 90-day archive of approximately 290 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. This database is updated daily.

MEDLINE

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Military And Government Collection

Military And Government Collection

Offers current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government, with a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals, and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites. The Military & Government Collection provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 300 journals and periodicals and indexing and abstracts for nearly 400 titles.

Military And Intelligence Database Collection

Military And Intelligence Database Collection

Offers periodical articles that have been selected to meet the needs of military personnel. It also includes basic reference materials such as The Columbia Encyclopedia and The World Almanac and Book of Facts.

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Provides stock and mutual fund information from Morningstar.com, including current and historical quotes for over 90,000 investments, and in-depth analysis for nearly 7,000 mutual funds and stocks. Provides access to Morningstar financial reports, company profiles, analyst reports, and portfolio screening.

Newspaper Archive

Newspaper Archive

Provides searchable access to more than 300 hundred years of local historical newspapers dating back to the 17th century. Every part of every page is searchable, including valuable local articles, advertisements, editorials, classified ads, and obituaries. It contains more than 130 million digitized pages of content from over 6,000 newspapers throughout North America, the UK, and other select countries worldwide.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source Plus

Provides selected full text for over 200 regional U.S. newspapers, international newspapers, newswires, newspaper columns and other sources as well as indexing and abstracts for national newspapers. This database is updated daily.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus

Provides book recommendations, series information, book reviews, author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. Search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Contains nearly 400 full text journals, including nearly 300 peer-reviewed titles covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. In addition to the full text, indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection.

Nursing Resource Center

Nursing Resource Center

Supports college and vocational education high school nursing programs. Takes textbooks and curricula into account and presents students with information that mirrors the “nursing process” — a workflow that organizes how students diagnose, treat and care for patients — as it is taught in the classroom. Helps students preparing for clinical exams and NCLEX-RN tests.

NUWAV Legal Documents

NUWAV Legal Documents

Welcome to NUWAV Legal Documents, the online tool that lets you create professional-quality documents in three simple steps

Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of 550 high-quality education journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles and more than 200 educational reports . Full text information dates as far back as 1965.

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg

Provides “always available” access to over 36,000 downloadable eBooks. Most of the items are full texts of public domain books. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. Search for books or stories author, title, or subject. Use genre keywords in the subject field (fantasy, horror, mystery) in order to locate titles of that genre.Audience:

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RBdigital eAudiobooks

Offers patrons a unique digital audiobook collection of popular fiction and nonfiction for adults, children and teens. Over 7,000 audiobooks are available 24/7 with no waiting! RBdigital is accessible through your browser and the free RBdigital app on your device. *note: if you already have a login for RBdigital Magazines, this same login will give you access to RBdigital Audiobooks.

Regional Business News

Regional Business News

Covers publications that include business news from rural and metropolitan areas of the U.S. Types of publications include: newswires, newspapers, and business journals. Dates of coverage vary considerably among the publications. Some publications have full text, some only citations, and some a combination of both citations and full text.

Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone

Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their patrons their proven immersion method. License is for level one, personal use only.

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Scholastic Teachables

Scholastic Teachables is an online database of tens of thousands of searchable and printable educational materials. Teacher-authors have created and vetted thousands of high-quality, ready-to-use printables, mini-books, lesson plans, whiteboard activities, and other educational resources. This easy-to-use product supports whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction as well as independent learning, summer learning, and family engagement.

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Science In Context

Contains thousands of topic overviews, experiments, biographies, pictures, and illustrations. The latest scientific developments are covered in articles from over two hundred magazines and academic journals and links to quality websites. The database covers curriculum-related science topics and offers teachers an easy-to-use tool to identify content directly correlated to state and national standards.

Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

Explains how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites. This site excels at showcasing sample Business Plans for many endeavors. From accounting to wooden furniture, florists to jewelry stores, there are many good examples to help you create your own Business Plan. Many websites and nearly 200 business journals are included & updated daily.

Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

Provides in-depth information on scholarships, financial aid and available grants for thousands of colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada; dozens of college entrance practice exams including GMAT, SAT, LSAT; civil service and licensing practice tests for State Trooper, Real Estate, Postal Clerk and Carrier and more; career guidance via occupational assessments, resumé building techniques, and job interview tips. It also includes a career assessment, a resumé builder and the Virtual Career Library.

TOPICSearch

TOPICSearch

Provides a current events database that allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms. TOPICsearch contains full-text from more than 4,800 diverse sources.

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Universal Class

Universal Class is a comprehensive service offering unlimited access to continuing education courses, covering a broad range of topics.

Value Line Institutional Investment Survey Online

Value Line Institutional Investment Survey Online

Offers information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries, the stock market, and the economy. Some of this information is not available in the print Value Line Investment Survey.

World Book Online

World Book Online

Features the entire World Book Encyclopedia, a dictionary, and local and country research guides. There are thousands of complete eBooks and primary source documents. The eBooks include full-text English-language versions in the areas of fiction and nonfiction, as well as books in other languages. Primary sources include official documents, letters, books, speeches, articles, records, interviews, and images from the time period a user is researching.

WorldCat

WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch)

Displays books, videos, sound recordings, and more in library catalogs from around the world.