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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.



ABCmouse 
Play educational games for preschoolers to early elementary ages

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

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)

Khan Academy
Study hundreds of topics through this online resource for independent learning

Learn How to Become
Explore information about career paths and degrees for a wide variety of fields

LexisNexis Library Express
Research credible resources for news, business and legal information (legal resources only available from within the library)

Literature Criticism Online
Explore a wide variety of literary analysis

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

Maloney’s Directory
Price antiques and collectibles

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

Occupational Information Network
Explore careers and job analysis

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Research information about a variety of careers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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

Rose Hulman Homework Hotline
Get free homework help for students in grades 6-12 in math and science from tutors at the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Salem
Access online reference books on various topics, including literature, history and science

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

S&P NetAdvantage
Search Standard’s & Poor’s publications for company and financial investment information (user ID is ALLEN_COUNTY and password is your library card number)

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