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Chilton Library Online

Chilton Library Online

Search our Chilton Library Online resource to find information you need about fixing your vehicle. Access the reference database with your library card for free.

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INSPIRE is a collection of academic articles and consumer information accessible to Indiana residents. Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles on education, business, government, health, and more.


Testing & Education Reference Center

Testing & Education Reference Center

Taking a college entrance or licensing exam? Looking for a college or graduate school? Need help finding scholarships? Use this resource to search thousands of college and graduate school entries. Identify scholarships that meet their financial needs. Take on-line practice tests and use test prep eBooks to obtain your education goals.

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Small Business Resource Center

Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites

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Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database, this collection features full text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

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Corporate ResourceNet

Corporate ResourceNet is designed to meet the diverse information needs of today's companies. This resource contains full text articles from more than 1,300 quality magazines and journals.

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Regional Business News

This resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada.

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Business Searching Interface

The Business Searching Interface (BSI) is EBSCO's highly focused user interface created especially for the business searcher. BSI provides an easy way to both browse and search for country economic data, company profiles, industry information and market research.

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Science In Context

Science In Context

Science in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

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Indiana History Online

Indiana History Online

Indiana History Online provides a core of primary source documents for the study of Indiana history, packaged with an engaging user interface that provides students and researchers multiple ways of accessing the content. With state and regional histories, travel guides, biographies, speeches and more, the collection provides a range of primary documents.

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Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module

Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases.

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Health Source Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to more than 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times and many others.

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This resource provides full-text for many of the most-used biomedical and health journals indexed in MEDLINE.


AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish.

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Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic

Health Reference Center Academic provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health researchers. The material contained in this database is intended for informational purposes only.

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Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection

Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

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Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition

This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing management, medical law and many more.

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Nursing Resource Center

Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts.

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Biomedical Reference Collection Basic

This collection provides access to full-text, indexed and abstracted biomedical research journals, covering a broad range of disciplines, including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine and pre-clinical sciences.

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Health Business FullTEXT

Health Business Full Text provides full-text coverage of more than 130 well-known administrative journals, including H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks, Health Management Technology, Modern Healthcare and many others.

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Biography in Context

Biography in Context

Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people.

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LitFinder provides access to literary works and authors throughout history and includes more than 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. It also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more.

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Contemporary Authors Online

Contemporary Authors Online

Provides complete biographical and bibliographical information and references on more than 120,000 U.S. and international authors.

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Artemis Literary Sources

Artemis Literary Sources

Artemis Literary Sources allows you to research authors and their works, literary movements and genres. Search across your library's Literature databases to find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.

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Military and Intelligence Collection

With more than 500 titles and more than 7 million articles (80% full-text), searchers are sure to find answers to their reference questions. And InfoTrac's powerful, intuitive interface makes it easy for users to mark, print, and e-mail results.

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Military and Intelligence Database

Military and Intelligence Database

Military and Intelligence Database Collection provides access to scholarly journals, magazines, and reports covering all aspects of the past and current state of military affairs. The database offers content in key subject areas including governmental policies, the socioeconomic effects of war, the structure of the armed forces, and more.

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Military & Government Collection

Designed to offer current news through a collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs for all branches of the military and government.

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

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MAS Ultra School Edition

This resource contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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Teachers, librarians and student researchers can use this database to explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.

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Primary Search

This database contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.

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Newspaper Source

This resource provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. In addition, it offers full text for more than 300 regional (U.S.) newspapers as well as television and radio news transcripts.

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McClatchy-Tribune Collection

The McClatchy-Tribune Collection includes a 90-day archive of approximately 290 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. This resource is updated daily.

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The Education Resource Information Center (ERIC) provides access to educational literature and resources.

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Academic Search Premier

A Renowned Scholarly Resource Providing Superior Full-Text Academic Journals Covering the Major Areas of Academic Research

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Middle Search Plus

This resource contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. In addition, it includes primary source documents, reference books and a vast image collection.

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Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

For students and adults alike, the Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia database indexes over 25,000 records, covering an array of topics.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a source for encyclopedias and specialized reference materials for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

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Power Search

Power Search

Gale PowerSearch is a search platform unlike any other, providing libraries with a sophisticated yet simple solution for managing a wealth of periodical, reference, multimedia and primary source information.

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Professional Development Collection

This resource provides a highly specialized collection of electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

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This complimentary research resource provides scholarly, government and general-interest sources covering the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and governments and what can be done at each level to minimize negative impacts.

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Informe Academico

Informe Academico

Proporciona acceso a peridicos y revistas especializadas de lengua espanola y portuguesa. La base de datos ofrece una amplia gama de contenidos sobre America Latina.

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