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Databases Alphabetically


Abdo Zoom: A research database for beginner readers. Includes information on STEAM, biographies and animals.



African American Heritage: Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank, and more.


Ancestry: Discover your unique family history! This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including the U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodical and books, photos and more. Available in the library only.


AtoZ Database: A free search tool for looking up information on businesses both corporate and local, conduct people searches, job searches and find healthcare professionals here.


AtoZ Food America: If you think that spice is the variety of life and love American cuisine in its many forms, AtoZ Food America is the product for you. AtoZ Food America contains recipes in all course categories (appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, snacks, and beverages) for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines


AtoZ The USA: Gives you state by state information on culture economy, climate, demographics and much more.


AtoZ World Business: Each country business guide covers 120 topics ranging from starting a business to business culture, and

import/export procedures, to taxation. There are also 60 trade tools and general reference books on international trade that are included.


AtoZ World Food: is the only food database that contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.


Brainfuse: HelpNow: Free online tutoring and so much more for students of all ages.


Brainfuse: JobNow: Free career assistance and so much more to help you land the job of your dreams.


Brianfuse: LearnNow: Free online lessons, practice tests, videos and so much more for learners of all ages.


Brainfuse: Vetnow: Free online resources for veterans including live experts, resources on VA benefits, live job coaching, resume lab and skill tests.


Chilton Library: Do you need to fix your car? Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. Some of Chilton Library’s more popular features include step-by-step service and repair procedures, and a labor estimating tool to help you confidently determine your next move.


CreativeBug: Creativebug.com has more than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.


DMV Driving Test: Offers free BMV permit practice tests.


Family Search: Find your family. Discover yourself. Bring to life your family’s history by exploring the lives of those that came before you.


Flipster: Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience. 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.


Fold3: The Web's Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII. Documents & photos


Freegal: Free music service from your library. Freegal offers access to about 13 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos.


Gale Business: Entrepreneurship: Business expertise 24/7, through your favorite library with Gale Business: Entrepreneurship.


Gale Business: Plan Builder: Whether you’re a startup or a seasoned business owner, Gale Business: Plan Builder offers step-by-step planning support


Gale in Context: Elementary: Designed for kids, Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, graphics, and eBooks, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.


Gale in Context: High School: When you have a paper, project, or presentation to complete, the hardest part is figuring out where to start. Gale In Context: High School simplifies your search for information by bringing together hundreds of thousands of images, videos, and audio selections into one easy-to-use database. While online browsers can serve up unreliable or incomplete results, this database lets you explore vetted primary sources, biographies, critical essays, and other materials in many formats — giving you deeper context to high-interest topics.


Gale in Context: Middle School: As a middle schooler, research can be challenging, right? You’re not a research guru just yet, and online searches on their own can lead you to unreliable content. Thankfully, Gale In Context: Middle School integrates citable content from magazines, newspapers, videos, and primary sources into an easy-to-navigate database developed with you in mind. Dive into science, social studies, history, literature, and more from National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, and other citable sources.


Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints: Having a clear, compelling point of view on today’s most debated political and social issues requires finding the most credible facts and insights. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints simplifies your search by bringing together thousands of resources to provide authoritative articles, research reports, videos, and statistics. This database steers you away from unreliable content that online browsers sometimes serve up and helps you draw your own conclusions about global warming, the minimum wage, and hundreds of other debated topics.


Gale LegalForms: Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Indiana-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. Many of the forms and documents are available in Word and Adobe format so you just need to simply “fill in the blanks.”


Global Road Warrior: Did your teacher give you an assignment about a foreign country? No problem, the library’s got you covered! Global Road Warrior is the world’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 country guides of 119 topics each.


Heritage Quest: Discover your family history today!


Hoopla: hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows, to enjoy on your computer tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


Inspire: All Indiana residents have access to their statewide library of databases. Magazine indexes, encyclopedias, MEDLINE medical journal index, ERIC educational databases, Health Source Plus, Lit Finder, Newspaper Source, and more.


Kanopy: Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. We partner with public libraries and universities to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online.


LinkedIn Learning: Learn a new skill online, on your time with more than 6,000 courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts.


Mango Languages: Mango offers a wide variety of foreign language courses for HPL cardholders, as well as English as a second language. Mango provides multiple learning opportunities such as audio, verbal repetition and international language films.


Mergent Intellect: Mergent Intellect is a highly flexible web-based application that features a deep collection of worldwide business information that enables companies to generate insightful business intelligence. Log in with the Username: hammond and the Password: public


Newspapers.com: Clip Articles, Obituaries, and Photos From Over 19,800+ Papers


Nexis Uni: Nexis Uni is an easy-to-use academic search engine. It delivers relevant content that makes scholarly research more efficient, and it provides personalization, discovery, and collaboration features that students and university faculty want in a student research tool.


Niche Academy: Tutorials and videos about how to use our databases.


NoveList Plus: Looking for something good to read? You’ve come to the right place! NoveList has book recommendations for all readers, no matter what you like to read.


Novelist Plus: K-8: Looking for something good to read? You’ve come to the right place! NoveList has book recommendations for all readers, no matter what you like to read.


Overdrive: Free e-books! Access downloadable e-books, audiobooks and streaming video, with no overdue fees ̶ ̶ ever! Download the free Overdrive mobile app to your tablet or phone for easier access.


Scholastic: Science Flix: Providing information and tools to learn geared toward children, but are acceptable for all ages. Visiting from home click here


Scholastic: Teachables: Scholastic Teachables—worksheets, lesson plans, learning games, and more! Formerly known as Scholastic Printables, we offer printable activities for any subject: math, science, reading comprehension, STEM, writing, and beyond. Download printable lesson plans, reading passages, games and puzzles, clip art, bulletin board ideas, and skills sheets for kids in any grade. Visiting from home click here


Scholastic: True Flix: Providing information and tools to learn geared toward children, but are acceptable for all ages. Visiting from home click here


Series Fiction Guide: Series Fiction Guide provides a list of series books in the correct order, making keeping up with your favorite fiction series easy! Search by author, book title, character, location, subject or keyword.


Signing Savvy: Want to learn sign language? Here is the resource for you! Create a free account to browse words by letter, use the signing dictionary, and see real live signers make the words for you.


World Book Online: Have unlimited access to the entire World Book Online, for free.


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