Databases are electronic sources of information which the library subscribes to. They are available for the benefit of TCPL cardholders.
You can access most from home! Click on the button to go to the database of your choice. Your user name is your library barcode number, without spaces, and the password is the last 4 digits of your phone number.
If you have any questions concerning a database, please call 429-0113.
To see a list of databases in alphabetical order, click here.
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Indiana's Online Research Library. Find full text magazine and newspaper articles or search the holdings of libraries all over the world.
- Testing and Education Center - with practice exams for GED, SAT, ASVAB, and more!
- General and Academic Magazines & Journals
- Student Research Center
- Biography Resource Center
- Health Source: Consumer Edition
- Career Collection
- National Newspapers
Access to archives of the Journal and Courier the Indianapolis Star.
- Journal and Courier: Full Text from Nov. 29, 2002 to present with limited coverage back to 1999.
- Indianapolis Star: Full Text from May 1991 to present.
- Midwest Newsstream: Full Text from the 1980s to present for Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
Perfect for travelers, AtoZ World Travel provides access to an ever expanding list of city and country travel guides. Included in the database are hotel accommodation suggestions, restaurant highlights, maps, travel warnings, weather reports, and currency information.
Automotive & Do-It-Yourself
Provides a searchable database of repair manual information for most automobiles manufactured from 1982 - 2012. Includes diagrams, technical services bulletins and a lot more.
Available at the Library Only
Online access to repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs back to 1940.
Car care, repair and troubleshooting automobiles back to 1954.
An online tool to help you with many of your home improvement needs. Includes resources for maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating, home and garden, and more. This databases has 27 major reference works, thousands of images, and over 100 videos for popular home improvement projects. Check it out and get started!
Full text for over 900 magazines and more than 700 videos can help you get started on projects for your favorite hobbies, crafts, and recreational activities. Detailed "how-to" instructions will help guide you and give you great creative ideas. Subject areas include arts & crafts, games & electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & papercraft. Explore this database for new ideas.
Business and Legal
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.
The state of Indiana provides various legal forms in its self service legal center website.
Premier Reference and Marketing Database including 30 million business profiles & 220 million residents. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!
Online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Updated weekly.
The Morningstar Investment Research Center is an online investment database with information on more than 30,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.
Scholastic BookFlix is a online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
CLCD has more than 900,000 catalog records for children's literature. These records come with all of the official cataloging data, subject terms, and annotations. In addition, the database contains more than 150,000 critical reviews of thousands of children's books, ranging from the earliest baby board books to novels and nonfiction for young adults. An average of more than 1,500 new reviews are added to the database monthly.
Includes Poem Finder (Full-text, citations, and excerpts), Story Finder (Full-text), Essay Finder (Full-text). Available through Inspire.
A searchable collection of fiction and non-fiction titles with reviews and links to similar titles.
A searchable collection of fiction and non-fiction titles with reviews and links to similar titles, aimed at the K-8 age range.
Over one hundred picture books are animated and read-aloud for you and your child. Follow-along word illumination, games and puzzles, audio book classics, and read-along large-type, regular, and easy reader books are all available for entertainment and learning. Access Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, and Russian language books for language learning and exploring.
Science and Education
Ancestry Library Edition
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.
Available at the Library Only
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. An ongoing project (new content is added regularly), HeritageQuest Online will grow to encompass the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), Freedman's Bank Records, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Index, and additional materials.
Biographies of famous (and not-so-famous) people available through Inspire.
This service offers study materials and practice exams for dozens of common standardized tests. Available tests include the SAT, GED, ASVAB, and more. There are also tools for many career entry exams, such as accounting, law enforcement, nursing, and real estate. Includes a resume building and computer skills tutorials.
Practice taking your learner's permit test, browse the driver's handbooks, and find answers to frequently asked questions about obtaining a licence.
Chicago Manual of Style
Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.
Available at the Library Only
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more. It also offers several options for English as a second language.
ScienceFlix lets kids, parents, and educators have fun while exploring science and technology. Learn about scientific fields with articles, videos, and interactive activities. Find out about careers in science, computers, and engineering. Get great ideas for experiments and science projects, and keep up to date with the latest news.
170 Midwest trees with full-color photos.
- Encyclopedia and other reference articles
- More than 20,000 photos, illustrations, and maps
- Hundreds of videos
- Timeline and citation builders
- Learning activities, quizzes, and print- able worksheets
- Biography center
- How to Do Research homework help
- Current news
- Editor-approved websites
- Magazine articles