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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 

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. 

GALE in Context

  • Biography – Research contemporary and historical figures
  • Middle School – Research literature, history, biographies, science and social studies in depth
  • Opposing Viewpoints – Analyze both sides of current social issues
  • Science – Research current scientific topics

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 (only available within the library). 

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

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. 

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 (only available within the library).

  • Early World of Learning - Early World of Learning geared for emergent and beginning readers, Read A Loud Books in English and in Spanish, Print and Do Activities, a wide variety of videos and easily navigable games that reinforce reading comprehension.
  • Kids- Kids features easy-to-read articles, thousands of images and videos as well as a wealth of engaging games, science projects, and activities.
  • Student- Tailored for students in middle school, World Book Student includes all the articles from the print versions of the World Book Encyclopedia plus 10,000 biographies, learning resources, and research tools.
  • Enciclopedia Esudiantil Hallazgos – The redesigned Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner’s Spanish language reference tool with rich media, and engaging features in Spanish.
  • Discover- Discover features a life skills section, visual dictionary and research tools for struggling learners. 
  • Timelines - Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history.

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