Teens eLibrary

Access World News  
accessible with library cardMore than 665 million current and archived articles spanning more than three decades from over 10,000 news sources around the world––locally and globally! Articles can be browsed, printed, emailed, and cited for reliable information on almost any topic.
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Magazines & Newspapers, Research

America's News Magazines  
accessible with library cardForty-eight news magazine sources including Air & Space, The Atlantic, Field & Stream, Mother Jones, The New Republic, Popular Science, Smithsonian, Working Mother, and more.  Search past articles or read the current issue.

Magazines & Newspapers, Research

At War and At Home  
access anywhereUse this digital collection to find out about Monroe County in the Civil War era (1855 - 1875).
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Local & Family History

accessible with library cardA collection of fiction, nonfiction, classroom, and Spanish-language audiobooks.
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Audiobooks, Books & Literature

Biography Reference Center  
access anywhere A collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies. The database includes coverage of several of the most popular and heavily-researched biographies and genres, including those contained within Biography Today and Biography (both dating back to the first issue published).


Bloom Magazine Index
access anywhereLocate articles in Bloom Magazine. Compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers in partnership with Bloom.

Community Resources, Magazines & Newspapers

Brainfuse HelpNow  
accessible with library cardBrainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs—whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper. The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests, including the SAT. Live tutoring sessions are available daily 2–11 PM EST.
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Brainfuse JobNow  
accessible with library cardBrainfuse JobNow offers live job assistance—anytime, anywhere—including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique, and proven interview techniques.
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Job Search Resources

BuzzFeed Recommendations  
accessible with library cardCreated by Monroe County Public Library librarians, these fun quizzes will help you find your next read.

Books & Literature, Reading Recommendations

Civic Engagement
access anywhereLocal information on voting, the Census, government agencies and representatives, social issues, community groups, and resource lists, curated and updated by Library staff.

Community Resources

cloudLibrary eBooks & Audiobooks  
accessible with library cardThousands of popular eBooks and audiobooks on your computer, eReader, or mobile device. Borrow up to 10 titles for 21 days.
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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, eBooks

Comics Plus  
accessible with library cardEnjoy unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No holds, no wait lists, and no borrowing limits.
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Books & Literature, eBooks

Consumer Health Complete  
access anywhereA comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, Consumer Health Complete is designed to support the information needs of patients and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. 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 & Science

accessible with library cardOne of the most trusted and long-standing sources for information on consumer products and services.
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DIY, Magazines & Newspapers, Research

Credo Reference  
accessible with library cardCredo Reference is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, general and bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles, as well as images, audio files, animations, videos, and much more.
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Magazines & Newspapers, Research

accessible with library cardUnderstand and appreciate the world's countries and people through photos, videos, interviews, statistics, recipes, and more.

Languages, Research

eBook High School Collection  
access anywhereCurrently with 12,237 titles, this collection gives students, educators and administrators on-the-go access to popular e-books. It includes a selection of classic literary works, important historical documents and general reference materials.


eBook Public Library Collection  
access anywhereCurrently with 48,137 titles, this collection gives your patrons access to high-quality e-books covering a wide range of topics such as self-help, fitness, games, hobbies and cooking. This general reference e-book collection features titles for both adults and juveniles.


EBSCO eBook Collection  
access anywhereA collection of over 6,000 multi-disciplinary books. Topics include college and career development, health and medicine and business and economics.


Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos  
accessible with library cardWorld Book Encyclopedia's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features, in Spanish.
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Languages, Research

  accessible with library cardYour online guide to series fiction. Reading sequences for each series, with a brief description of each title. Search by character, location, or subject, as well as author and title.

Books & Literature, Reading Recommendations

accessible with library cardFreegal offers unlimited streaming of over 16 million songs, including Sony Music's entire catalog of legendary artists. You can also download five free songs a week.
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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  
accessible with library cardIncludes over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.


access anywhereWell-researched and accessible information from scholarly, government, and general interest publications. Topics from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Magazines & Newspapers

Herald-Times Full Text Archive  
accessible with library cardComplimentary access to The Herald-Times archive. Full-text articles from 1988 to the present are available.
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Community Resources, Local & Family History, Magazines & Newspapers

HeritageQuest Online  
accessible with library cardMore than 28,000 genealogies, local histories, primary source materials, and genealogical and local history serials. Also includes searchable Census images for 1790–1950. All materials are keyword searchable and may be downloaded and copied.
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Local & Family History

accessible with library cardBorrow and stream thousands of movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, graphic novels, and TV shows on your computer or mobile device. Learn a new hobby with Craftsy videos. Borrow up to 12 titles per month. Use the Kids link in Hoopla to show titles selected for kids.
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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, DIY, eBooks, Movies & TV, Music

Indiana Bedrock
access anywherePhotographs, letters, newspaper articles, and limestone industry archives related to Matthews Brothers Stone Company, an Ellettsville, Indiana, limestone quarry operating 1862–1978. Digital collection also includes photos from other limestone companies and artists.
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Local & Family History

access anywhere Find magazines, newspapers, and journal articles in this collection of databases maintained by the Indiana State Library and available to any Indiana resident.
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Books & Literature, Business & Investment, eBooks, eLearning, Health & Science, Languages, Local & Family History, Magazines & Newspapers, Research

Internet Archive  
access anywhereA non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Audiobooks, Books & Literature, eBooks, Movies & TV, Music

access anywhereHoldings of the Indiana University Libraries. IUCAT may be used by anyone.

Books & Literature, Community Resources

accessible with library cardStream over 30,000 films including classics, contemporary art, indie films, documentaries, and educational videos. Stream up to 10 titles a month. KanopyKids offers over 1,000 children’s titles as well. Kids titles are unlimited.
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eLearning, Movies & TV

Libby from OverDrive  
accessible with library cardThousands of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and videos on your computer or mobile device. Borrow up to 10 titles at once. Titles for kids and other guided collections are available on the site and in the app.
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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, eBooks, Magazines & Newspapers

LinkedIn Learning  
accessible with library cardLearn whenever and wherever you want to with thousands of easy-to-follow video tutorials and exercise files in web development, graphic design, video production, marketing, professional development, and so much more. LinkedIn Learning is formerly Lynda.com. You must be 16 years old or older to use this resource. 
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Business & Investment, DIY, eLearning, Job Search Resources

Mango Languages  
accessible with library cardThe online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills through fun interactive lessons.
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eLearning, Languages

MCPL Digital  
access anywhereHigh-resolution digital photographic collections of Monroe County yearbooks and other local historical records. See also the Monroe County Yearbook Index for a searchable index of names of some yearbooks housed in the Downtown Library's Indiana Room.

Local & Family History

Monroe County Community Collections  
access anywhereCity and county ordinances, city directories, documents, yearbooks, plat maps, and historical items from local businesses and organizations, Incl. Showers Bros. Factory employee magazine, Shop Notes. See also MCPL Digital for a collection of high-resolution digital images of Monroe County yearbooks available for searching, viewing, and downloading.
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Local & Family History

Monroe County History Center  
access anywhereWebsite of the History Center, located in Bloomington. Documents, photos, artifacts, records, and many other items of local significance held at MCHC indexed here.

Local & Family History

Monroe County Obituary Index
access anywhere  Includes obituaries from old and current local newspapers in Monroe County. Compiled by MCPL staff and volunteers.

Local & Family History, Magazines & Newspapers

Monroe County Timeline
access anywhereThe authoritative and popular index of our county's historical and curiously interesting events. A partnership between the Library, Monroe County History Center, and IU Archives.
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Local & Family History, Magazines & Newspapers

Monroe County Yearbook Index
access anywhereSearch by name for faculty, staff, and students in area yearbooks. See also Ancestry and Unionville High School's Memory page with Jordannus Yearbooks for more yearbook information and photos.

Local & Family History

More Free eBooks
access anywhereA guide to other collections of eBooks freely available to read.


The New York Times  
accessible with library cardComplimentary access to The New York Times online.
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Magazines & Newspapers

News for You Online  
access anywhereEasy-to-read weekly news stories including audio and interactive learning exercises. Access with password 240C14. 

News in Levels  
access anywhereCurrent events and news articles featuring leveled text, audio, and video materials.

Niche Academy  
access anywhereTutorials that teach people how to use eLibrary resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools.


Novelist Plus  
accessible with library cardGet all-ages fiction and nonfiction recommendations from professionals with this fully-customizable resource.
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Books & Literature, Reading Recommendations

PC Building Guide for Beginners
access anywhereA guide to resources on sourcing parts, PC building guides, YouTube tutorials, step-by-step instructions, and information on how to do this all safely.


Recovery Resources - Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce  
access anywhereA collaborative effort of many organizations across the entire Monroe County community to provide resources to individuals, non-profits, and businesses.  Includes resources for economic, medical, legal, educational assistance, and more.

Business & Investment, Community Resources, Grants & Nonprofits, Health & Science, Legal

Reference Solutions  
accessible with library cardReferenceUSA is now Reference Solutions and still offers detailed information on more than 24 million U.S. businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and churches. In addition, the residential database includes 89 million U.S. households.
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Business & Investment

Rootsweb for Monroe County  
access anywhereResearch Monroe County history on Rootsweb, the Internet's oldest and largest genealogy community. Powered by ancestry.com.

Local & Family History

School After High School Resources
access anywhereThis guide contains materials held at MCPL, as well as web sources and local organizations that will help to plan, prepare for, select, and fund your higher education needs.

Community Resources

Science Reference Center  
access anywhereA research database of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet student researcher's needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other reliable sources as well as images from NASA, National Geographic, Getty and others.

Health & Science, Research

The Smithville News
access anywhereA digital collection of Smithville's history from 1897 - 1915.
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Local & Family History, Magazines & Newspapers

access anywhere Developed and maintained to include thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books used in the K–12 environment, with every resource selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities.

Audiobooks, Books & Literature, Reading Recommendations

Teen Wellness Resources
access anywhereThis compilation of local and national youth wellness resources is a starting point for Monroe County teens.

Community Resources

accessible with library cardExplore the fun of reading with this collection of eBooks, audiobooks, and educator resources perfect for middle and high school students––including graphic novels, YA novels, middle school chapter books, enhanced novels, classics, poetry, nonfiction, and National Geographic videos too!
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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, eBooks, Movies & TV

United Way's Roadmap to Success  
access anywhereUnited Way of Monroe County is dedicated to helping teenagers plan for their future. The Roadmap allows teens to find local and national resources that suit their individual plan, no matter the type––the workforce, service, career and technical education, or college.

Community Resources, Job Search Resources

The Wall Street Journal  
accessible with library cardAccess to The Wall Street Journal with a free account.
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Magazines & Newspapers

World Book eBooks  
accessible with library cardInstant access to thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBook titles. Read on PC, Mac, tablet, or mobile device.
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Books & Literature, eBooks, Health & Science, Research

World Book Online  
accessible with library cardA trusted encyclopedia of school and public libraries for decades, World Book Online contains thousands of informational articles with stunning illustrations, videos, interactive maps, research help, and activities.
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accessible with library cardMillions of bibliographic and ownership records of the holdings of over 9,000 contributing libraries. OCLC's The largest and most comprehensive database of its kind.

Books & Literature