Released by the National Archives on April 1, 2022. The option to search by name is limited but will continue to improve as volunteers convert cursive writing to computer-recognized text. Use Enumeration District (ED) maps, city directories, and telephone books to supplement your browsing. Try the Steve Morse Unified Census ED Finder and ED Maps for Monroe County and ED Maps for Bloomington.
More 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.
List of those honored by the Alexander Memorial on the courthouse lawn: Monroe County veterans of the Mexican War, Spanish-American War, Civil War, and World War I. Also includes Revolutionary Patriots buried in Monroe County.
Comprehensive guide to preparing for and excelling in job interviews. Covers the basics of interviewing, tips for tough questions, behavioral interviews and questions to ask your prospective employer.
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).
Find out about things to do, places to stay and eat and more in Bloomington and the surrounding area.
Brainfuse 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.
Candid is the authoritative source for information on private philanthropy in the United States for grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media. Help on funding research, proposal writing, locating prospective funders, news and research on the field, and training opportunities. This resource is only available in the Downtown Library. For access, please contact Nonprofit Central by email or call 812-355-7515.
Local information on voting, the Census, government agencies and representatives, social issues, community groups, and resource lists, curated and updated by Library staff.
Enjoy 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. The Kids Collection only displays content categorized by Comics Plus as "Children" (Kindergarten–Grade 3; Ages 5–7), "Kids" (Grades 3–5; Ages 7–10), and "Teen" (Grades 6–8; Ages 11–14).
A 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.
Digital historical and biographical 1884 book. Published by Charles Blanchard.
Credo 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.
Free learning resources to help adult learners develop the digital skills needed to achieve their personal, civic, educational, and career goals.
Currently 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.
Currently with 15,155 titles, this e-book collection supports a quality learning experience for K-8 students across all subject areas taught in elementary and middle schools.
Currently 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.
A collection of over 6,000 multi-disciplinary books. Topics include college and career development, health and medicine and business and economics.
Seven levels of theme-based stories about daily life activities. Digital and audiobook versions are available, as well as an instructor's guide.
One of the world’s largest family research databases. Create a free account and login.
Practice English vocabulary, grammar, or math—and help the World Food Programme end hunger at the same time.
IndianaMAP is the largest publicly available collection of Indiana geographic information system (GIS) map data.
Graphical Information System map of all of Monroe County. You must create a free account to use this service.
Well-researched and accessible information from scholarly, government, and general interest publications. Topics from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.
A guide to housing resources in Monroe, Morgan, Lawrence, Owen, Greene, and Martin counties.
Health Reference Center includes comprehensive, in-depth coverage of body systems, current health issues, major diseases and conditions, treatments, and procedures, as well as health and nutrition information specific to men, women, children, teens, and seniors. The up-to-date information comes from hundreds of authoritative sources. Educational content also is featured in short video presentations on a variety of topics, such as Healthy Choices for Teens.
Access to fully-digitized versions of The Herald-Times from 1943-2013. Copies of the complete content including images, classifieds, and more. Herald-Times Full-Text Archive, 1988–present, full-text only The Herald-Times news articles, also available. See The Bloomington Daily Herald, 1947–1950, from Newsbank for fully-digitized copies of each newspaper edition.
Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images.
Test information and study resources for Indiana's High School Equivalency, formerly the General Educational Development test (GED).
Digitized version of the 1922 volume compiled by Forest M. Hall. From the cover: "True tales of deeds with interesting data in the life of Bloomington, Indiana university and Monroe County." Published by Indiana University Press.
Digitized version of the 1914 volume devoted to the "people, industries, and institutions" of the two counties. Published by B.F. Bowen, Indianapolis.
Borrow 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.
2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need. To speak to a Community Navigator by phone, dial 2-1-1 or (866) 211-9966. A texting option is available as well. Hoosiers can text their zip code to 898-211 during the hours of 8 AM–5 PM EST, Monday through Friday, and communicate with a Community Navigator directly via text.
Photographs, 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.
Work One resource for job search, career exploration, resume builder, and career training.
Explore a career path, find high-demand, high-paying jobs, access industry certifications and training.
Indiana Newspaper Archive is your complete solution to uncovering treasures from the past about your ancestors. The archive covers Indiana history from 1800–2017 and its easy-to-use search interface makes it an invaluable tool for genealogy and family research.
The Genealogy Collection at the Indiana State Library has developed over time to become of the largest and most respected collections of family history information in the Midwest. The collection includes over 40,000 printed items (family histories, indexes to records, how-to books, cemetery transcriptions, family history magazines, etc.) as well as microfilmed federal census records, Indiana county records, passenger lists, and military pension information. The collection includes hundreds of CDs with family history information. The emphasis of the collection is on Indiana and bordering states, as well as eastern and southern states.
Register to vote or check your voter registration status. Find out voting hours, locations, election results and more.
Find magazines, newspapers, and journal articles in this collection of databases maintained by the Indiana State Library and available to any Indiana resident.
Streaming access to more than 9,000 videos, audio titles, interactive games, puzzles, and quizzes. Includes Sesame Street, Reading Rainbow, The Electric Company, and many more educational and entertaining titles in a variety of subjects. No due dates or waitlists.
Organized into targeted learning centers, LearningExpress Library supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen, and much more.
Offers everyday users the necessary tools and detailed how-to instructions covering a wide-range of legal issues. A majority of the full-text legal reference books are provided through Nolo, the nation’s oldest and most respected provider of legal information for consumers and small businesses.
Get extra help with reading skills, practice anywhere you have internet. Register at the VITAL office for access and log in information.
Get extra help with reading skills, practice anywhere you have internet. Register at the VITAL office for access and log in information.
Learn 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. You must be 16 years old or older to use this resource.
Watch videos and use interactive tutorials to learn about a variety of health topics. Check your health with calculators and quizzes.
The premier provider of automotive repair information to the automotive industry. Repair procedures, wiring diagrams, specs, parts and labor estimating, and TSB or factory recall information. Access available inside the Library. Just click on the "Login" button to begin using.
City 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.
Website of the History Center, located in Bloomington. Documents, photos, artifacts, records, and many other items of local significance held at MCHC indexed here.
List of Monroe County maps 1820-present, available for viewing in the Indiana Room. Online plat maps: 1856, 1928/29, 1957. See also David Nord's Mapping Monroe County, Indiana. annotated and illustrated bibliography of historic maps of the county, the city of Bloomington, and the IU campus, from 1815 through 1941.
List of Monroe County School Students by township as transcribed by the Indiana Room; includes names of parent or guardian in 1914. Available in PDF or Excel. Original book is held by the Monroe County History Center. Data was later used in A Survey of a Public School System (1917) showing data about Bloomington schools. Provides demographic information.
Easy-to-read weekly news stories including audio and interactive learning exercises. Access with password 240C14.
Tutorials that teach people how to use eLibrary resources like eBooks, research databases, and language learning tools.
Nonprofit Central is committed to strengthening Monroe County nonprofits by improving management and governance, increasing fundraising and resource development capacity, and strengthening the collaborative environment in which Monroe County nonprofits operate.
This guide contains a variety of web sources to help nonprofits with funding, technology, marketing and more.
A guide to resources on sourcing parts, PC building guides, YouTube tutorials, step-by-step instructions, and information on how to do this all safely.
Leveled reading passages with audio; resources for practicing fluency, learning vocabulary, and improving reading comprehension.
Free K-12 high-quality library of nonfiction and fiction passages with interactive vocabulary activities, comprehension questions, teacher guides, instructions for use in remote learning, and more.
A 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.
By-industry and by-job title Resume, CV, and Cover Letter examples so you can tailor your application to best fit your career goals. Features templates for all three and articles/tips for job searching and interviewing to help round out your job search preparation.
Research Monroe County history on Rootsweb, the Internet's oldest and largest genealogy community. Powered by ancestry.com.
A language-learning resource offered in 30 world languages and broken down into 10-minute bite-sized lessons focusing on speaking and pronunciation. The Library's level one beginner access includes lessons in four categories–language basics, greetings and introductions, work and school, and shopping.
Salem Press provides online access to authoritative health resources, such as the Autism Spectrum Handbook and Resource Guide.
Salem Press provides online access to authoritative health resources, research on world history topics, and current statistical data for the state of Indiana.
Fire Insurance Maps, sometimes referred to by one popular company, Sanborn, provide architectural details and building use in order to set premiums and understand risk for a business and home within city limits or congested areas. Helpful when researching house history. For other Sanborn Map repositories, see the Library of Congress Collection, which includes all 50 states, and IU Libraries Collection.
This 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.
A 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.
Full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as the necessary tools and instructions to address a wide-range of small business topics. In addition, it provides business videos, a help and advice section, and information on how to create business plans.
Does your school use Sora, the student reading app from Overdrive? Log in to the Sora app with your school username and password, and connect to the Indiana Digital Library to find titles associated with your grade level.
Indiana economic and demographic data with one-stop access to critical statistics for states, counties, cities and towns, townships, regions, census tracts and more.
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.
Explore 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!
eBooks, audiobooks, talking picture books, early readers, read-alongs, chapter books, graphic novels, classic literature, enhanced novels, bilingual titles, videos, and much more for children and teens. No due dates or waitlists. Also includes all content originally in TumbleBookCloud, Jr.
United 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.
Video based courses with learning activities for beginning and intermediate English and Citizenship study.
Resources and information for newcomers about living and working in the United States.
Watch, learn and practice English with video lessons, a study guide, and comprehension questions.
Weiss Financial Ratings, powered by Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing, gives you accurate, independent ratings and financial planning tools you need to make informed decisions about your insurance, banking, and investment options.
Find your elected officials and their contact information based on your street address.
Millions 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.