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Online Resources – Adults

With your library card, you have access to tons of online e-books, resume writing tools, business information, and more — all for free! For help with using these resources, see the Tutorials tab on the right.

INSPIRE

Free for all Indiana residents, INSPIRE gives you access to many different resources, including newspapers, academic articles, career support, history information, and much more.

Books and Entertainment

eBook Public Library Collection

 E-books for adults and children covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking.

Explora for Public Libraries

An online encyclopedia with articles on topics ranging from art to biographies to current events, science, and much more.

In-Depth Resources from Salem Press

Non-fiction e-books on a variety of topics. Profiles of Indiana, Fifth Edition, is designed to provide just the right data and insight into the makeup of the state of Indiana.

Newspaper Source Plus

Search for full text articles from over 350 local and national newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, and more.

Business & Money

Consumer Reports

PDF issues of the print magazine, providing reviews on products and services to help you make the best purchasing decisions. Available through INSPIRE.

Reference Solutions

Find business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.

Weiss Ratings

Gives you new tools to protect your finances, invest wisely, grow your wealth, and learn more about medigap insurance plans.

Career and Studies

Indiana Workforce Development

Offers Indiana-specific job banks, resume writing tools, career industry information, work-based internship opportunities, and more.

Peterson’s Test Prep

Offers practice tests to help you prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, GRE, and vocational tests. You can also search for colleges and scholarships, explore careers, and build your resume.

Zip Recruiter

Job search tool — search for jobs by keyword and location.

Health

Consumer Health Complete

For patients, this resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 

Health Source Consumer Edition

A collection of consumer health information providing access to over 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, and many others.

Medline Plus

Information about diseases, medications, medical tests, and wellness issues for patients, from the National Institute for Health.

 

History

Ancestry Online

Billions of genealogical records to help you research your family history. Through December 2021, you may use Ancestry Online from home. The password is the first 8 digits of your Middlebury Library card.

Indiana Memory

Find Indiana history and culture from primary sources, including digitized books, manuscripts, photographs, newspapers, maps and other media.

Hobbies and Culture

A to Z Food America

Database of American food, culture, and recipes, with thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingredient articles, and essential culinary resources.

 

Rosetta Stone

Language-learning program with downloadable lessons, games, pronunciation guides, and other tools. Level one is accessible for free. 

Legal and Government

Driving Tests

Free driver’s ed practice tests available from the BMV, plus information about how to get your Indiana driver’s license.

Legal Information Reference Center

Offers tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. Includes templates for wills, real estate, divorce, and more.

Social Security Express

Lets you complete your business from the convenience of your computer, without the need to visit a Social Security office.

 

Updated 3/2021