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

 
AudioBookCloud  
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).

Research

 
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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eLearning

 
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

 
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 Full Collection  
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

 
Comics Plus Kids Collection  
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. 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).
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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

 
ConsumerReports.org  
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

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

eBooks

 
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.

eBooks

 
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.

eBooks

 
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

 
Freegal  
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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Music

 
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia  
accessible with library cardIncludes over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

Research

 
GreenFILE  
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

 
Health Reference Center  
accessible with library cardHealth 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.

Health & Science

 
Herald-Times Full Text Archive, 1988–present  
accessible with library cardComplimentary access to The Herald-Times archive. Full-text only articles from 1988 to the present are available. Herald-Times Historical, 1943-2013, fully digitized copies of The Herald-Times, also available.
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Community Resources, Local & Family History, Magazines & Newspapers

 
Herald-Times Historical, 1943–2013  
accessible with library cardAccess 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.
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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

 
Hoopla  
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

 
INSPIRE  
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

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

Books & Literature, Community Resources

 
Kanopy  
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. 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 MCPL Digital, 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.

eBooks

 
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.

eLearning

 
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.

DIY

 
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

 
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 Shelf  
accessible with library cardThe Shelf es un servicio audioviosuales en idioma español, para bibliotecas en América Latina y Estados Unidos, ofrecimiento un catálogo de más de 5000 horas de cine y series, 500 de los títulos de óperas, ballets y obras de teatro más aclamadas y un apartado infantil con más de 3000 podcasts infantiles, 150 videojuegos y más de 4000 episodios de animación.
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eLearning, Languages, Movies & TV

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

 
TeachingBooks  
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, Health & Science

 
TeenBookCloud  
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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Research

 
WorldCat  
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