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JCPL Books Databases

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.

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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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OverDrive eBooks & eAudiobooks

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

To get started with OverDrive, first go to the Indiana Digital Download Center site and download the software that you’ll need for your system, then you can browse the collection and download your favorite titles.

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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 libraries 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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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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INSPIRE

Inspire is Indiana's Virtual Library, providing access to several databases for biographies, literature, and newspaper and magazine articles. Search from dozens of sources all over the web at once with a single click or narrow your search for specific materials.

Read on for tips on using this service at home.

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Gutenberg.org

Download over 30,000 free ebooks to read on your PC, iPhone, Kindle, Sony Reader or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Mobipocket, HTML and simple text formats.

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