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Electronic Resources

Accelerated Reader (AR) Book Finder

Provides the book level of over 100,000 books.

Type in the title of a book, topic, or author that you want to read  to see the Book Level (BL) Points (AR pts) for books within your search criteria.

If you want to look at a list of books to read, go to the Advanced Search and choose an Interest Level and an ATOS Book Level range.

Book News

Discover new books and authors.

  • Monthly newsletters on a variety of topics.
  • Descriptions of books, movies and music with reviews and links to our catalog.
  • Links to award winning and bestselling books.

Chapter A Day

Delivers books right to your email inbox.

The Library emails subscribers a portion of a book Monday through Friday.  Each segment takes about 5 minutes to read. 

Read two or three chapters from a book during the week and check it out from NPL's collection, if you like it.


Wondering if the sequel to your favorite book has been published yet?

Afraid you accidentally skipped a title in the series you're reading?

Look no further.

  • Find out which books you should read in series order.
  • Discover new authors and series.
  • Read brief summaries of series titles.



Indiana's Virtual Library, a collection of commercial databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents.

For more infomation see the  Inspire FAQ.

The following databases are available using INSPIRE.

Business Magazines and Journal Articles (All Subject)
Business Source® Premier Academic Search Premier
Corporate ResourceNet MAS Ultra™ - High School Edition
Health Business Masterfile Premier
McClatchy-Tribune Collection Middle Search® Plus
Newspaper Source™ Primary Search
Regional Business News™ Professional Development Collection
Small Business Resource Center Student Research Center

TOPIC Search
College and Careers
Testing & Education Reference Center Newspapers

McClatchy-Tribune Collection
Education Newspaper Source
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts Reference
Testing & Education Reference Center Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia

Military & Government Collection™
Health and Medicine Contemporary Authors
Biomedical Reference Collection: Basic Edition eBooks on EBSCOhost
Health & Wellness Resource Center Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Health Business™ FullTEXT Home Improvement Reference Center
Health Reference Center - Academic Millitary & Intelligence Collection Teaching Books
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source®: Nursing/Academic Edition Science
Medline Plus GreenFile
MEDLINE® Science in Context
Nursing & Allied Health Collection
Nursing Resource Center




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