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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.

Booklist

Booklist Reader features diverse recommendations, in print and on audio, for readers of all ages. Each month, the Booklist Reader is filled with high-interest lists that showcase books you can read and check out now.  

Follow the link above and click the cover image for the latest issue to get some great recommendations.

Select Reads

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.

Online Book Clubs

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.

eSequels

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.

INSPIRE

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.

NOVELIST

Find new books based on books you’’ve read or topics in which you are interested.

Provides over 35,000 full-text book reviews and annotations.

AtoZ The USA

Bringing the diversity and history of the USA to life in a beautifully illustrated resource designed especially for libraries and schools.

Covering the USA. 50 states, 5 territories, and Washington, DC.

AtoZ World Food

Enjoy food culture and traditional recipes from around the world. It’s a moveable feast in a digital cookbook.

Provides recipes from 174 countries. Classic dishes from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Global Road Warrior

Find The World’s most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, travel, history, customs, and language.

Provides information on 174 countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

AtoZdatabases

Search Businesses, People, Mailing Lists and Sales Leads, Jobs, and more.

AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry® Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more.

Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest® Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Newspapers.com – World Collection

Newspapers.com Library Edition is an extensive database that provides online access to 4,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

Click here to search the Hoosier State Chronicles – Indiana’s Digital Historic Newspaper Archive

Value Line

Value Line’s investment database includes 1,700 widely-followed analyst covered companies, full industry reports, unbiased ratings and reports, analytical summaries & indexes, guided selection & opinion, and market-driven supplements.