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  • Academic Search Premier: This multi-disciplinary database provides full text for more than 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,700 peer-reviewed titles.
  • African American Heritage: ProQuest African American Heritage is a digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. The collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.
  • American Song: An eclectic collection of music from Americans of diverse origins & all walks of life, from America's past & present. The range of genres includes country, folk, bluegrass, Western, old time, American Indian, blues, gospel, shape note singing, doo-wop, Motown, R&B, soul, funk, and others.
  • Ancestry Library Edition: Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. (This database is accessible only in-library. More info...)
  • Auto Repair Reference Center: This database contains information on auto repairs and recalls from almost every manufacturer, make, and model.
  • Axis 360: A collection of eBooks that can be read on many portable devices. This collection features full-color illustrated books (such as cookbooks & craft books) and full color children's books, many with read-along narration.
  • Biography in Context: Biography in Context is a comprehensive database of biographical information on over 340,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.
  • Biomedical Reference Collection: Designed for doctors, research scientists, students and clinical specialists, this medical database provides over 100 full text journals, including full text for many peer-reviewed publications.
  • Browning Genealogy Database: The Browning Genealogy Database is the lifetime work of Charles Browning, who compiled the obituary records of Vanderburgh County and surrounding southwestern Indiana from Evansville newspapers.
  • Business Gateway: To start a business, you need three important things: a great idea, the research and strategy to get it done, and a strong support system. With Gale's Business Gateway, all the support, information and planning tools local businesses and would-be business owners need in contained within this simple one-stop portal that contain all the business resources available through EVPL.
  • Business Insights: Global: Combines an international perspective and sophisticated research tools with convenient access to a range of comprehensive learning materials. Designed to move researchers quickly to higher levels of understanding and application, this database uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.
  • Business Source Premier: Business Source Premier, is the most used business research database in the industry, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed business publications.
  • Career Transitions: Career Transitions walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end. Users can return to their profile in their library — or remotely — to track and update their progress. Career Transitions employs a step-by-step approach to help people: 1) explore new career possibilities; 2) assess their interests and experience; 3) identify ways to improve their prospects, including networking and education; 4) prepare for a job search; and 5) search and apply for jobs.
  • Classical Music Library: A database which contains information on classical composers and their works, as well as streaming audio of those works.
  • Columbia Gazetteer of the World: A database of names, descriptions, and characteristics of over 165,000 places in the world. Users can search all the information—not just place-names—and segment it.
  • ConsumerReports.org: Consumer Reports 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. ConsumerReports.org offers access to ratings on electronics, appliances, automobiles, and many other consumer items.
  • Contemporary Authors: Helps researchers discover biographical details on approximately 116,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Current writers, as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world are featured in this award-winning reference resource.
  • Contemporary World Music: Contemporary World Music delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent, for scholarship and pure enjoyment, online through speakers or headsets. Scholars & students will enjoy a rich & deeply indexed source for research in musicology, ethnomusicology, anthropology, folklore, and performance studies.
  • Corporate ResourceNet: EBSCOhost database which provides publication information and abstracts of corporate related topics.
  • Demographics Now: An online business and residential reference tool that provides detailed demographic data on more than 23 million businesses and 206 million consumers. Designed with an intuitive interface, interactive mapping tools and comprehensive data, this new resource makes it easy for all types of researchers to collect, analyze and act upon information, all from one location.
  • Digital Archive: The Digital Archive created by the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library contains images of photographs, postcards, and documents representing people, places, and things in and around Evansville, Indiana. Original images in this collection are from the Indiana Collection, located at Central Library in downtown Evansville, or from local residents.
  • Digital Sanborn Maps, 1867-1970: Delivers detailed property and land-use records that depict the grid of everyday life in Indiana cities across a century of change. Combined with other sources such as city directories, photographs, small-scale maps, census records, genealogies, and statistical data - the Sanborn maps provide an unparalleled picture of life in Evansville and other Indiana towns and cities.
  • EBSCOhost: List of searchable EBSCOhost databases containing information on a wide variety of topics.
  • Educator's Research Center: The Educator's Research Center meets the research needs for teachers, school administrators, and education students. The Education Research Complete, ERIC, and Professional Development databases are searched at the same time. Results include citations, abstracts, and many full-text articles from thousands of journals, reports, books, and monographs. All levels of education, from early childhood to higher education, and all educational specialties, such as multicultural education, health education, and testing, are covered.
  • Encyclopedia of Associations: A comprehensive guide to International, National, and State associations, with brief histories, addresses, and current contact information, current membership numbers and annual meeting information.
  • eReference Collection (Gale Virtual Reference Library): The EVPL eReference Collection includes encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for research in multiple subject areas.
  • Evansville Courier & Press: This searchable keyword index of the Evansville Courier & Press contains content from 6/19/1991 to within several weeks of current, including obituaries.
  • Evansville Historical Newspapers: Full-page, fully searchable digitized editions of historical Evansville newspapers from 1871-1951 are now available thanks to a generous grant from the EVPL Foundation.
  • Evansville Local History Database: The Evansville local history database contains newspaper clippings of local value from the Evansville Press.
  • Evansville Local History eBooks: A collection of historical books and pamphlets about Evansville people and places. The original images are from the Indiana Collection.
  • Evansville Media: In the Evansville Media Database, you will find digital media about the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library and the Evansville area.
  • Freegal Music: Freegal provides library customers with free & legal music track downloads from the extensive Sony Music Catalog. Download up to three songs per week. Compatible with Mac & Windows. Songs are yours to keep & can be transferred to your portable device!
  • 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.
  • Gale Courses: Gale Courses offers a wide range of 6-week interactive courses that you can take entirely online. These instructor-led courses follow a structured format that allows flexibility in accessing classes in a classroom-like environment. Students will receive a statement of completion following the course which may help staff qualify for LEUs. New sessions begin every month. You can enroll in courses at no charge to you with your library card. View Gale Course's catalog to see the extensive list of business, technology-related, healthcare and personal development classes available to you.
  • Gale Directory Library: Search, sort, and export information from several Gale directories.
  • GreenFILE: 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, recycling, alternate fuel sources, and beyond!
  • Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: This encyclopedia offers broad, comprehensive coverage of the animal kingdom, ranging from the simple -- sponges and corals -- to the complex -- mammals. Animals are grouped by major classifications: sponges; corals; jellyfishes; segmented worms; crustaceans and mollusks; insects; fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; and mammals.
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center with Alternative Health: Full-text access to medical journals, magazines, reference works, pamphlets and more, for consumers and allied health/nursing students.
  • Health Business FullTEXT: Critical for hospital administrators and managers, this database includes publications covering the business of health care administration, and much more.
  • Health Reference Center Academic: A multi-source database providing access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources and 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition: A rich collection of consumer health information, with full text consumer health magazines, health-related pamphlets, and health reference books.
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition: Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
  • HeritageQuest: HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources - rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.
  • Indiana Legal Forms: The most extensive free forms site available to library patrons, including Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
  • Informe! - en Español: Created exclusively for Spanish-speaking users, this full-text electronic reference tool is the first system to provide indexing, images and full text of popular Hispanic magazines -- not just translations. Also included is a thesaurus and interface that are uniquely designed for Spanish-speaking users.
  • Inspire - Indiana's Virtual Library: INSPIRE offers magazines, books, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Indiana residents.
  • Jazz Music Library: The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online - with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres.
  • Jobs & Career Resources: A one stop portal for all the job and career resources available through the EVPL. Looking for a job, need a new career or need help creating a resume? Our Jobs & Career Resources is the place to start.
  • Kids Search: Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results.
  • Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts indexes more than 690 periodicals, plus books, research reports and proceedings, covering librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
  • Literature Criticism Online: Collections of critical essays, reviews, and literary overviews, previously published in other sources. Students can easily search Contemporary Literary Criticism (1973-2008), Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (1978-2008), and Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism (1981-2008). For additional and more recent literary criticism, we suggest searching the Literary Reference Center Plus database.
  • LitFinder: International in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition: This comprehensive database, designed specifically for high school libraries, contains full text for more than 500 popular high school magazines, 85,639 biographies, 104,481 primary source documents and 360 reference books.
  • MasterFILE Premier: MasterFILE Premier, designed specifically for public libraries, provides full text for more than 1,750 general periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.
  • McClatchy-Tribune Collection: The McClatchy-Tribune Collection includes a 90-day archive of approximately 290 newspapers from the McClatchy-Tribune Information Services. This database is updated daily.
  • Medline: Medline provides authoritative medical information on medicine,nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
  • Middle Search Plus: Middle Search Plus contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, as well as thousands of biographies and historical essays.
  • Military & Government Collection: Designed to offer current news pertaining to all branches of the military, this database offers a thorough collection of periodicals, academic journals and other content pertinent to the increasing needs of those sites.
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center: Morningstar is an investment resource specializing in fund investing. They offer news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools and forums, along with annual reports.
  • Music Online: Music Online is a resource for cross-searching hundreds of thousands of audio recordings from all of EVPL's Alexander Street Press music databases (American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound) and streaming the audio recordings to your internet connected computer or mobile device. Pre-made playlists are available, and users can also create and save their own playlists. Music can be browsed by albums, composers, performers, cultural groups, genres, labels, historical events, instruments, language, places...useful as both an educational resource and for personal entertainment.
  • NewsBank Full-Text Newspapers: Electronic editions of the Evansville Courier & Press, other Indiana & national newspapers, and international information sources; plus special reports on current national & international topics.
  • Newspaper Source: Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 28 U.S. and international newspapers and selected full text for more than 260 U.S. newspapers.
  • NewspaperARCHIVE: NewspaperARCHIVE is an online resource that provides searchable access to decades of local historical newspapers, dating back to the 18th century. Every part of the page is searchable including valuable local articles, advertisements, editorials and obituaries. The Indiana Collection of the database contains newspapers from the years 1753-2012, including many from Evansville/Vanderburgh County and other southwestern Indiana counties.
  • NoveList K-8 Plus: Designed especially for elementary and middle school students, NoveList K-8 Plus is filled with fiction and nonfiction titles chosen to satisfy both school curricula and the pleasure reading needs of students. Just type in an author, title or key words in the "find" box, or browse by age group, and you'll access a rich collection of titles, Recommended Reads book lists and more.
  • NoveList Plus: NoveList provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, and more for over 150,000 fiction & 50,000 nonfiction titles.
  • Nursing & Allied Health Collection: A multi-source database providing access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources and 40 full-text nursing and allied health journals.
  • Nursing Resource Center: A comprehensive resource for nurses and nursing students, providing homework help, test preparation, and patient care information.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context: You will find a variety of reference materials, commentaries and viewpoints, periodical and news articles, primary sources, statistics and multimedia in Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center.
  • OverDrive @ EVPL: A collection of downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, videos, & music available 24/7 to EVPL cardholders. Titles can be downloaded to PCs, Macs, & certain portable devices!
  • Periodicals Available in Evansville Libraries: This is a list of the periodicals and holdings in area libraries.
  • Powerspeak Languages: WithPowerspeak Languages, language learners get more out of the language they study. More fluency through immersion, more appreciation of a people and their culture, and more ways to engage with the language. From students to business travelers to people who simply want to experience the cognitive benefits of learning a new language,Powerspeak Languagesis one of the best language learning programs and offers a fun, proven, and powerful way to gain quick proficiency.
  • Primary Search: Primary Search, designed specifically for elementary school libraries and public library children's rooms, contains full text for nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines.
  • Regional Business News: Regional Business News incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Science in Context: An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. Students, educators and researchers can tap into Science Resource Center's data and have instant access to more than 2.5 million full-text articles on hundreds of topics, including biology, chemistry, physics, math, earth science, medicine, technology, science history and more. Science Resource Center provides the power to share theses resources with others and the tools users need to help interpret and analyze the answers.
  • Searchasaurus: Three popular elementary and middle school databases (Primary Search, Middle Search Plus and Book Collection: Nonfiction) can be accessed via Searchasaurus, EBSCO Publishing's user search experience for users in elementary or middle schools.
  • Small Business Resource Center: Whether you are looking for how-to information on small business planning, bookkeeping, financing, human resource management, marketing, regional tax laws or starting a home-based business, you will find it all in Small Business Resource Center.
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center: This database contains information and diagrams on small engine repairs for ATVs, motorcycles, snow mobiles, mowers, outdoor power equipment, tractors, tillers, boat motors, jet skis, snowblowers, and generators.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, produced in partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, is a virtual encyclopedia of the musical and aural traditions of the world.
  • Something About the Author Online: Providing biographical information about children's and young adult authors and illustrators, users can search an author's name to display the writer's profile in Something About the Author's familiar format: personal data, addresses, career, awards and honors, writings, sidelights (essay on the author's life and works), adaptations, additional sources and more. Also includes photographs and other illustrated material. Pronunciation guide for many author names provided.
  • Survivors of the Shoah: Searchable local database of Holocaust survivors with information about them and interview recordings.
  • TeachingBooks.net: An easy-to-use multimedia database that includes thousands of resources about fiction and nonfiction books appropriate for the K-12 environment. Selected to encourage the integration of multimedia author and book materials into reading and library activities, TeachingBooks.net features book guides, author programs, and book readings. In addition, teaching activities for current school year Young Hoosier and Eliot Rosewater titles are provided. An audio name pronunciation guide featuring many popular children's and YA authors is also included.
  • Testing & Education Reference Center: A start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life. Includes High School Tools, College Prep Tools, and Career Tools.
  • Topic Search: This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms.
  • U.S. History in Context: US History in Context delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from the most extensive online collection of historial information available today.
  • Value Line Research Center: The Value Line Research Center includes online access to Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
  • Zinio for Libraries: Zinio is more than a mobile reading application. Having spent the last decade creating the digital editions of the magazines you love, Zinio delivers the exact same material you get in print‚ plus exclusive features like video, audio and live links, on your iPad, iPhone, desktop and laptop.