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JCPL Databases

The resources on these pages are provided FREE to Jasper County Public Library patrons to help with research and entertainment needs. Except where noted, all of these resources can be used at home or away from the library. Use from home will require a JCPL library card, and some services may require you to establish an account in order to save preferences or other materials. This information is not retained by JCPL.

Browse the resources below, or choose a specific category to narrow your search. The more information link can lead to tips, known issues as well as help using the resource. To request assistance, or suggest a resource, use our contact page and select Online Databases as the category.

After hours use

Due to nightly server maintenance, some JCPL resources may not be available between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. CST.

Ancestry - Library

This database can only be accessed while inside the library, using the library's link.

Interested in researching your family history, but not sure where to start? Stop in at the library and check out Ancestry, as seen on television, available for free at your library.

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Auto Repair Reference Center (ARRC)

Auto Repair Reference Center is an easy-to-use guide that allows you to search for, view and print maintenance and repair information - including illustrations - for your vehicle, without handling or damaging a book. Results include recall information.

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Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

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Goodreads

Goodreads.com is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, launched in 2007. Find out if a book is a good fit for you from user reviews, check series order and discover similar books and authors you may enjoy. Sign up for a free member account and track the books you're reading, have read, and want to read.

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Heritage Quest

A resource for census data, family records and local histories, this collection contains U.S. federal census, banking and military records, genealogies, primary source materials, and more.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Indiana Legal Forms

Up-to-date legal forms for Indiana. Forms and samples of living wills, lease agreements, liens and more. Download in Microsoft Word or PDF and save or print.

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Learning Express Library

Study for and take practice tests for official exams in law enforcement, civil service, real estate, cosmetology, EMS, firefighter, ASVAB, citizenship, basic skills more. You will need to register a user name and password of your choice to use this service.

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Novelist

Looking for the next book to read, or the next book in your favorite series? Novelist contains over 73,000 fiction titles and will help you search for books by author, titles or subjects.

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Opposing Viewpoints

Fully-cited material for school and college-level thesis papers and other research projects on hundreds of current topics. Get the latest views on current events and hot button topics from newspapers, magazines and reputable published sources.

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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

Through OverDrive, you can check out popular eBook, eAudiobook and streaming video titles with your library card and enjoy them for up to a two week lending period. Titles automatically expire at the end of the lending period, so there are no late fees.

There are hundreds of titles to choose from! Click more information and download one of the guides to get started with your specific device.

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Read the Books - AR Lists

Many of the school districts in the library’s service area offer the Accelerated Reader program. Students earn points at school by reading from a list of pre-selected books, and then taking tests about the books.

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Read the Books - Book Reviews

ReadtheBooks.com also offers an innovative and entertaining solution to help connect kids with books.

3D-animated book review videos are available in 50+ categories. Every book and video is linked to your online library catalog.

Book reviews are available in English and some in Spanish. Videos include closed-captioning for hearing-impaired readers.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center

The definitive online tool for small engine repair assistance, Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides users with detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines, from lawn mowers to watercraft and more.

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Tumblebooks

Interactive talking books for young and developing readers. Readers read along with the words on the screen. Selected books available in Spanish and French. Now, selected titles available for iPad! - Use the CHOOSE menu, and select Mobile to browse iPad titles.

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