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


Acorn TV: World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond, including a full slate of original and exclusive programming.


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.


Artist Works: Free video music lessons! ArtistWorks for Libraries provides patrons with world-class instruction through self-paced video lessons from Grammy Award-winning music and artistic professions. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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: Biography in Context: Search for the biography of your favorite celebrities, writers, inventers, scientists, artists you name them find them here.


Gale: Books & Authors: Books & Authors offers libraries of all kinds a powerful tool that promotes the discovery of literature, and where to find it in your library.


Gale: Contemporary Authors: Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references for over 130,000 U.S. and international authors whose entries appear in Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Authors New Revision Series.


Gale: Health & Wellness Resource Center: Your source for all things health and wellness.


Gale: Health Reference Center: Full-text access to over 12 million articles published since 1980 in nursing and allied health journals.


Gale: Indiana History Online: Contains primary source materials from Indiana's history. Includes a wide variety of old documents: personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises, books, and children's books.


Gale: Informe!: Conduct searches, find reference resources all in Spanish.


Gale: LitFinder: Your source for literary works from over thousands of poems, find short stories, plays and speeches.


Gale: Nursing Resource Center: Designed for nursing students, provides disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams in accessible language.


Gale: Science in Context: Science in Context features authoritative information for assignments and projects, and provides detailed coverage of popular subjects.


Gale Small Business Resource Center: Your resources for all things small business.


Gale: Testing and Education Reference Center: A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Resources include over 300 practice tests and courses, dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests, information on over 4,000 accredited schools, scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships, resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started, and career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations.


Gale Virtual Reference Library: Your source for virtual reference.


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.


Global Road Warrior: A to Z The USA: Gives you state by state information on culture economy, climate, demographics and much more.


Global Road Warrior: 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.


Global Road Warrior: A to Z 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.


The Great Courses: The Great Courses Library Collection is the leading global media brand for lifelong learning and personal enrichment, with hundreds of courses spanning thousands of in-depth video lectures on subjects like Science, Health & Wellness, and much more. Browse the courses below, click on a course to learn more, and use the checkout button on any course page to get full access to all of The Great Courses selections.


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.


IndieFlix: Watch movies and documentaries free from your computer or tablet. Enjoy over 7,000 high-quality shorts, features, documentaries, classic TV shows and Web series from 85 countries.


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.


Law Depot: Free legal forms! Law Depot for libraries empowers each patron to create their own legal personalized legal forms specific to their state and personal situation.


Learn It Live: Live and on-demand classes, quick tip videos, and virtual reality wellness


Lynda.com: 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


Newspaper Archive: Archives of newspaper articles and genealogical information all in one place.


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.


P4A Antique Reference: Want to know how much the old stuff in your attic is worth? Find market based information about antiques, artwork and family treasures.


Pongalo: Watch over 10,000 episodes of your favorite telenovelas and TV series, and tons of movies from Latin America, Spain, and the US–all in Spanish and on-demand!


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.


Stingray Qello: The world’s largest collection of concert films and music documentaries


Teen Resource Center: The Teen Resource Center is organized around ‘Topic Hubs’ - these are the categories that appear on the left side of the page under ‘Browse’. Each Topic Hub is a major subject category, and by clicking the arrow next to the Topic Hub name you will see all of the sub-topics organized under that head category.


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


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