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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.


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 News

America’s News from NewsBank (Elkhart Truth, Goshen News, USA Today & More)

Online access to local and national news sources, including The Elkhart Truth, The Goshen News, The South Bend Tribune, USA Today, and more. Articles are updated daily, and you can also find archived articles from years past. Click the blue links on the right-hand menu to access these newspapers. 

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.

Elkhart Truth from NewsBank

Daily issues of The Elkhart Truth dating back to 2007. 

Explora for Public Libraries

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

Goshen News

Daily issues of The Goshen News dating back to 2007.

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.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction. With an intuitive interface and extensive proprietary content, NoveList Plus answers the question: What should I read next?

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.

USA Today

Daily issues of USA Today dating back to 1987.

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.

Career and Studies

Brainfuse Help Now

Live homework help from 2-11 p.m. every day. Also includes online tutoring, writing feedback, flashcards, practice tests, lessons, and more, for both kids and adults.

Indiana Workforce Development

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

Zip Recruiter

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


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.



Ancestry Online

Billions of genealogical records to help you research your family history. Ancestry can only be accessed at the library.

Indiana Memory

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



Learn a new craft or get inspiration for your next make! Includes hundreds of videos guiding you through projects for painting, sewing, knitting, baking, jewelry making, and more.


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