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Research & Learning

These specialized databases are subscription services to a variety of information, available to you through the Allen County Public Library.



Ancestry.com  
Search census, birth, marriage, death records and more (only available within the library).  Learn more

AtoZdatabases
Explore reference and marketing information.  Learn More

Biography in Context
Research contemporary and historical figures.

Creativebug
Watch art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.  Learn More

Dictionary of Literary Biography
Analyze authors and their works.

Digital Microfilm from ProQuest
View online, full-document scans of the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Indianapolis Star, New York Times, Wall Street Journal or Barron’s.

Early World of Learning
Develop reading and comprehension skills for preschoolers to 2nd graders.

Gale Virtual Reference
Explore a collection of electronic reference books for research on a wide variety of topics.  Learn more

Genealogy
Click here for our complete list of genealogy research tools.

Health & Wellness Resource Center
Research medical, nutritional and public health information.

INSPIRE
Explore a variety of topics such as business, education, health, science and more through numerous resources (free to all Indiana residents).

Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne
Access past issues of the newspaper from December 17, 1992 to the present, with some exceptions (use ProQuest Super Newsstand to access outside of the library).

LexisNexis Library Express
Research credible resources for news, business and legal information (legal resources only available from within the library). To access LexisNexis Business and News sources outside the library, please click here and enter your 14-digit library card number.  

Literature Criticism Online
Explore a wide variety of literary analysis.

Literature Resource Center
Research literary figures from all time periods and genres.

Lynda.com
Learn the latest software, creative, and business skills from a vast online library of instructional videos. Learn more

Maloney’s Directory
Find experts, appraisers & collectors of antiques. 

Mango Languages
Learn a new language or get ESL help.  Learn more

Newspaper Archive
Search and browse articles from millions of historical newspapers.

Newspapers.com
Search and browse articles from historical newspapers.

NoveList Plus
Find your next book to read, including links to our catalog. Learn more 

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Analyze both sides of current social issues.

Oxford Art Online
Explore art history and criticism.

Oxford Music Online
Research music history and analysis.

PressReader
Read top newspapers and magazines from around the globe.  Learn more

Price It!
Price and identify antiques and collectibles.

ProQuest Super Newsstand
Search full-text national and international newspaper articles, including the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.

Research in Context
Research literature, history, biographies, science and social studies topics in depth.

Science in Context
Research current scientific topics.

Something About the Author Online
Explore biographical information about authors and illustrators of children’s and teen literature. 

Testing & Education Reference Center
Study for high school and college exams, research universities and scholarships, and get career advice.

Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory
Search over 300,000 periodicals from scholarly journals to popular magazines.

World Book Online
Explore the electronic version of the print encyclopedia.

WorldCat
Search and request materials owned by other libraries around the world. (First Search only available within the library)