Adults Online Library Resources

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3M Cloud Library

 ICON library card -- Browse and check out popular eBook titles with your library card. You can download titles to your PC, eReader, or mobile device with 3M Cloud Library apps.

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Books & Literature, Downloadable, eBooks Kids, Teens, Adults
America's Historical Newspapers

card -- Search more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states and the Early American Newspapers Series. Created by Readex through partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society, Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society and others.

Genealogy, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Adults
Ancestry Library Edition

Library icon -- Genealogical information from 1.2 billion+ records in 3,000+ databases. U.S. Federal Census from 1790, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index are included.

Education, Genealogy Adults
At War and At Home

Reader icon -- At War and At Home is a Monroe County timeline from 1855-1875.  Examine what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War.

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Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
AudioBookCloud

Reader icon -- Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books! Thousands of titles, including selections for children, are always available, and there's no need to download. Just browse, click, listen.

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Audiobooks, Books & Literature Kids, Teens, Adults
Bloom Magazine Index

Reader icon -- Search for information about articles that appeared in Bloom Magazine. Compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers in partnership with Bloom.

Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

logo -- Provides extensive information about children's books, video and audio recordings, and other media. Records includes official cataloging data, subject terms, and annotations, plus information provided by various Reading Measurement Programs. In addition, CLCD contains full-text reviews of children's books. Search by genre, age-level recommendations and more.

Books & Literature, Education, Reader's Advisory Adults
Community Organizations

reader -- Search our database of organizations in Monroe County.

Local Information Adults
ConsumerReports.org

card -- ConsumerReports.org is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services. ConsumerReports.org accepts no outside advertising, no free test samples, and has no agenda other than the interests of consumers.

Automotive, Consumer, Downloadable, eMagazines, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
CultureGrams

card -- CultureGrams aims to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples with photos, videos, interviews, statistics, recipes and more.

Education, Encyclopedias Kids, Teens, Adults
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

ICON library card -- World Book Encyclopedia's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.

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Education, Encyclopedias, Languages Kids, Teens, Adults
E-Reference Library

card -- Access thousands of pages in hundreds of eBooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Print, email and download articles.

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Books & Literature, Downloadable, eBooks, Education, Legal Teens, Adults
eSequels.com

card -- eSequels is an online guide to series fiction that is current and complete so you can find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title that you may have missed. Novels are listed in the correct reading sequence so you can begin at the beginning . Character, location and subject are indexed as well as author and title. Brief annotations are provided that describe each title without "giving away" any surprise endings.

Books & Literature, Reader's Advisory Teens, Adults
Fold3.com

card -- Fold3 is a subscription website that features searchable original documents of special interest to genealogists and historians, providing users with an unaltered view of the events, places and people that shaped the American nation and the world. Browsers are invited to share, discuss, and collaborate on their discoveries with friends, family, and colleagues.

Education, Genealogy Teens, Adults
Foundation Center Databases for Grants

-- Monroe County Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. This is made possible with the financial support of United Way of Monroe County. These databases are only available inside the Main library in Bloomington. Ask staff for assistance. More information.

Grants/Nonprofits Adults
Freegal

card -- Free music downloads you get to keep forever--no due dates. The files you download never expire and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on them. Including Sony Music's entire catalog of hundreds of thousands of songs--over 50 music labels in more than 100 genres of music.

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Downloadable, Music Kids, Teens, Adults
GreenFILE

reader -- A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Grolier Online

card -- Grolier Online includes the following resources: Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, La Nueva Enciclopedia Cumbre, America the Beautiful, Lands and Peoples.  Encyclopedia information on a wide range of topics is available by searching and browsing through these databases.  Please note:  The library's subscription to Grolier Online expires November 9.  For a similar resource, please use World Book.

Education, Encyclopedias, Science Kids, Teens, Adults
Herald-Times Full Text

ICON library card -- Search full text articles for the Herald-Times newspaper from April 1988 - present.  Additionally includes full text articles from a variety of news magazines, including The Atlantic, Field & Stream, The National Review, Smithsonian and more.

Education, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Kids, Teens, Adults
HeritageQuest Online

card -- Provides a collection of research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture. Includes more than 25,000 genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. All materials are keyword searchable and can be downloaded and copied. Also includes Census images for 1790-1930. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, and ethnicity.

Education, Genealogy Teens, Adults
Hoopla

card -- Browse, borrow, and enjoy free digital video, music, and audiobooks with your library card. You can download or stream titles on your PC or mobile device.

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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, Downloadable, Music, Video Kids, Teens, Adults
Indiana Bedrock

Reader icon -- Digital photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, business records and other ephemera relating to the Matthews Brothers Stone Company, a limestone quarry which operated out of Ellettsville, Indiana from 1862 to 1978.

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Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Indiana Digital Media (Overdrive)

 ICON library card -- Thousands of eBooks, audiobooks, and videos available with your library card. You can download titles on your PC, eReader, or mobile device.

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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, Downloadable, eBooks, Video Kids, Teens, Adults
Indiana State Library Genealogy Collection

Reader icon -- 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.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
INSPIRE

Reader icon -- INdiana SPectrum of Information REsources--A database of newspaper, magazine and journal articles, many of them full-text. INSPIRE can be accessed by Indiana residents who have Internet access at school, home, in their library or at their place of business. If you are having trouble using INSPIRE from home or work, visit the INSPIRE Frequently Asked Questions page.

Downloadable, Education, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Kids, Teens, Adults
IUCAT

reader -- Holdings of the Indiana University Libraries. IUCAT may be used by anyone.

Books & Literature, Local Information Teens, Adults
Local Information

reader -- Resources and links provided by the Indiana Room and Nonprofit Central.

Local Information Kids, Teens, Adults
Mango Languages

card -- Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, including some films, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

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Education, Languages Kids, Teens, Adults
Mitchell1 ProDemand

logo -- Mitchell1 is the premier provider of automotive repair and estimating information to the automotive industry. A single source look-up to locate any year, make, model and product as it relates to a repair procedure, wiring diagram, spec, parts and labor estimating, a TSB or factory recall.

Automotive, Consumer Adults
Monroe County Census 1930

reader -- Excel file created by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Community Collections

Reader icon -- The Monroe County Community Collection contains digital items about the history and culture of Monroe County.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Monroe County Coroner Reports

Reader icon -- Covers 1895 - 1935 in PDF. See also Monroe County Coroner Inquests 1888 - 1973 Inquests.


Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Family History Files

Reader icon --PDF listing of books and genealogy files donated by patrons.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County History Center

In addition to holding and preserving county documents, photos, artifacts, and records, the History Center also has online finding aids for African American surnames and subjects, church history archives, historic communities, court records, family bibles and surname files, land patent sales and land records indices, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and more.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Monroe County Maps

Reader icon -- List of Monroe County map holdings available in the Indiana Room from 1820 - current.

Local Information Adults
Monroe County Microfilm Collection

Reader icon -- List of microfilm held in the Indiana Room, including early records for deeds, county commissioners, marriages, estate, quit claim, soldiers discharge papers, and more.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Microfilm Collection

Reader icon -- List of newspapers on microfilm held in the Indiana Room. For more information about digitized newspapers for Monroe County, see The Smithville News, The Bloomington News-Letter (1855-1856) and Indiana, go to the Indiana State Library's Hoosier State Chronicles.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Obituary Index

reader -- Includes obituaries from old and current local newspapers in Monroe County. Compiled by MCPL staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Monroe County Oral Histories Index

Reader icon -- Created by the Indiana Room and the Indiana University Oral Histories project in the 1970s. The Monroe County History Center and the IU Center for the Study of History and Memory also hold oral history collections.

Indiana University Oral History Project in the 1970s.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County School Census 1914

Reader icon -- List of Monroe County School Students by township as transcribed by the Indiana Room; includes  names of parent or guardian. Available in PDF or Excel. Original book is held by the Monroe County History Center.


Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Yearbook Index

reader -- Search by name for faculty, staff, and students in area yearbooks. This database is compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information Kids, Teens, Adults
Morningstar Investment Research Center

card -- Get comprehensive financial information on New York Stock Exchange, American Stock Exchange, and NASDAQ stocks,  thousands of mutual funds, including the Morningstar star rating, hundreds of exchange-traded funds with up-to-date information on returns, reports and Morningstar ratings and return information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles. Includes easy-to-use portfolio tools and calculators. [Inside the library - use this link: Morningstar]

Business & Investment, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
National Geographic Publications Index

reader -- This index contains records describing each NGS magazine article, book, map, video, cd-rom, and more. From 1888 to date.

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Novelist Plus

card -- Fiction and non-fiction recommendations for a wide range of adult, teen and child reading interests as well as book reviews, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles. mobile access

Books & Literature, Reader's Advisory Kids, Teens, Adults
Reference USA

card -- The ReferenceUSA database contains detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and churches. In addition, the Residential database includes 102 million U.S. households.

Business & Investment, Consumer, Education Teens, Adults
Rootsweb for Monroe County

The Internet's oldest and largest genealogy community. Hosts the RootsWeb Surname List, ROOTS-L mailing list, thousands of message boards and independent Web sites. Be sure to check out the search features for the archives of local history and genealogical groups.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
The Smithville News

Reader icon -- A digital collection of Smithville's history from 1897 - 1915.

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Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Treehouse

ICON library card -- Treehouse is an online video and interactive learning platform that teaches people how to design and develop websites and mobile apps. Classes include coding languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, and Ruby, as well as iPhone and Android apps. Treehouse also offers business classes on topics like project management, marketing, and finance.

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Education Teens, Adults
World Book eBooks

 ICON library card -- Browse and immediately access thousands of fiction and nonfiction eBook titles with your library card. View titles on your PC or tablet.

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Books & Literature, Downloadable, eBooks Kids, Teens, Adults
World Book Online

 ICON library card -- World Book Online is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

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Education, Encyclopedias Kids, Teens, Adults