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Inspire Link from SCPL

Inspire Link from home

This set of magazine and newspaper databases is for Indiana residents only. Many of the articles are full-text. It can be accessed from any computer in Indiana that has an Internet connection. Master File Premier is a good database to try when looking for general magazines. Academic Search Elite covers more scholarly journals. There are also databases for newspapers, business, medical, military/government, and children's resources. Biography Resource Center, INSPIRE for Kids, and INFORME, a Spanish language database, are also available in INSPIRE. To access INSPIRE, point your browser to
Indiana residents who use a national, regional, or out-of-state Internet Service Provider, rather than a local provider, will need a password to access the INSPIRE databases.


Inspire Link from SCPL

Inspire Link from home

The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database.
The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

American Ancestors

 American Ancestors Link from SCPL

The Starke County Public Library System is pleased to offer another new database for your genealogical research – American Ancestors, a database hosted by the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the oldest and largest genealogical society in the United States, founded in 1845. Its mission is to “collect, preserve, and interpret materials to document and make accessible the histories of families in America.” NEHGS maintains a large web site with more than 100 million names in its databases, the largest such online collection of any genealogical society. It includes vital records, compiled genealogies, and a suite of scholarly journals, such as The New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The American Genealogist, the leading independent journal in American genealogy.
This database can only be used inside the Library.

ProDemand formerly Mitchell OnDemand5

Mitchell Link from SCPL - only  

is an automotive repair database from Mitchell1 who publishes the well know Mitchell Manuals. It provides information on repair, maintenance, parts and labor estimates, wiring diagrams, and Technical Service Bulletins for most cars.
This database can only be used inside the SCPL Main Library.

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition Link from SCPL - only  

"provides patrons with instant access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes records from the United States Census; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more! These collections are continuously expanding, with new content added every business day."
This database can only be used inside the SCPL Main Library.

Heritage Quest

Heritage Quest Link from SCPL Heritage Quest Link from home

is a resource for census data, family records, and local histories. This collection assembles every extant U.S. federal census, family genealogies, local histories, tax lists, city directories, land and probate records, birth, marriage and death records, genealogical and local history serials, and more.
SCPL users may access this database remotely from their home computer by Clicking Here and entering their library card number (with no spaces).

Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library Link from SCPL Learning Express Library Link from home

This is a group of practice tests designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Some of the tests offered are GED, SAT, ACT, EMT, Cosmetology, Military, Civil Service, and many more. There are also skills improvement courses for the adult learner.
Users can log on to Learning Express Library from home by going to

The Black Past
The Black Past Link from SCPL The Black Past Link from home

"This 10,000 page reference center is dedicated to providing information to the general public on African American history in the United States and on the history of the more than one billion people of African ancestry around the world. It includes an online encyclopedia of thousands of famous and lesser known figures in African American history, Global African history, and the history of African Americans in the West. also has full text primary documents and major speeches of black activists and leaders from the 18th Century to the present. There are links to hundreds of websites that address the global history of people of African ancestry including major black museums and archival research centers in the United States and Canada. Other features are listed in the left column." -

Gale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms Link from SCPL Gale Legal Forms from home

Gale LegalForms can help you understand common legal procedures through access to authentic, professional legal documents —and it’s the only electronic reference to offer legal forms that are truly state-specific. Useful for filing patents and trademarks, developing leases, creating bills of sale, delegating power of attorney, wills and much more.