Both library locations are open for curbside service only. The book drops remain open.  

Resources

This page contains links to the library’s collection of online database subscriptions, organized by subject. While all of these resources are available to use at both branches of the library, use the following key to see if the database has any licensing restrictions to access it:

Available only within the library
Available anywhere by entering your JTPL library card number!
Available to Indiana residents through INSPIRE. See the INSPIRE FAQ for more information.

  Please note that INSPIRE is provided by the Indiana State Library for Indiana Residents only and uses geolocation based on your IP address to determine whether or not you are a resident. Unfortunately many of our local ISPs in Southern Indiana are actually based in Louisville, which means our IP address shows us as being in Kentucky rather than Indiana. In order to access INSPIRE resources from your home, you will need to create a free account by going directly to inspire.in.gov from your home computer and clicking the link in the yellow banner at the top of the page that says “Indiana Residents please log in for full access to INSPIRE.” Please look at the INSPIRE FAQ or contact the Indiana State Library at inspire@library.in.gov for assistance.


Arts & Music

Freegal  
Freegal is a downloadable and streaming music service available to those with a library card. Freegal provides access to a catalog of over 9 million of Sony Music’s song catalog. Library cardholders can download 5 songs a week and stream 8 hours a day! Mobile apps are available for iPad and iPhone and Android phones and tablets by searching for “Freegal Music” in their respective app stores. Check out their FAQs for more information.
hoopla  
hoopla is a digital content platform that allows our patrons to check out up to 5 items per month! Choose from over 600,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, movies, TV episodes, and full-length music albums! You can stream content from their website at hoopladigital.com or download the app to your iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire device. Check out their FAQs for more information.

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Books & Literature

hoopla  
hoopla is a digital content platform that allows our patrons to check out up to 5 items per month! Choose from over 600,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, movies, TV episodes, and full-length music albums! You can stream content from their website at hoopladigital.com or download the app to your iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire device. Check out their FAQs for more information.

NoveList Plus    
NoveList Plus is a Reader’s Advisory database searchable by genre, appeal, etc., aiming to inspire library patrons to find their next great book. Use it to find readalikes for your favorite books or authors!
NoveList K–8 Plus  
This resource is a similar Reader’s Advisory database to NoveList Plus, however, is aimed at those under eighteen. With groups divided by both age and grade level, all youth will have the option to find a book they love.
OverDrive  
OverDrive is a multimedia platform where library members can download eBooks and eAudiobooks with a library card. Be sure to check out their help videos. Desktop apps are available for Mac and Windows, and mobile apps are available for: iPad and iPhone; Android phones and tablets; Kindle; Windows phones and tablets; and Barnes and Noble Nook.

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Business & Finance

AtoZDatabases  
AtoZdatabases is the premier Reference, Research, Marketing, Mailing Lists/Sales Leads, and Job-Search Database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 240 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 Million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more. The databases are ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, background searches, finding friends, relatives and a whole lot of other possibilities.
Morningstar   (in-house)     ||     Morningstar (remote)
Morningstar Investment Research Center provides comprehensive financial information on stocks (such as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ); mutual funds; exchange-traded funds (ETFs); and return information on various investment indexes, types, sectors, and styles. There are also tools such as retirement cost calculators and portfolio “x-rays” to help you make the most of your investments.
ReferenceUSA  
This database contains detailed information on more than 13 million U.S. and Canadian businesses, and 113 million U.S. and Canadian residents.

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Do It Yourself (DIY)

Home Improvement Reference Center  
Resource providing home improvement assistance. Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects. Content is organized in easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.
Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center  
Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. This database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas for hobby enthusiasts. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter’s World, and many more.

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Education

ABCmouse    
The award-winning ABCmouse curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-7+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse is 100% educational, with 5,000+ learning activities (books, puzzles, educational games, art activities, songs, etc.) across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! (From Age of Learning, Inc.)
Driving-Tests.org  
This service is designed to help you prepare for your Indiana BMV driving test by offering online practice tests for car, motorcycles, and commercial license exams. It also includes handbooks for all three different exams as well as answers to frequently asked questions such as how to renew your license or what to do if you fail the test.
Mango Languages  
An online tool for learning languages, Mango Languages provides audio tutorials to practice reading, listening, and speaking. Easy to use audio clips and written text combine to take you through each course. Practice in the Library or from home or work with self-paced, instruction.
Rosetta Stone Level One for Personal Use  
Recognized as a leader in technology-based language learning, Rosetta Stone offers libraries and their patrons their proven immersion method.

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En Español

Fuente Académica Premier  
Spanish language scholarly journal. A source for academic research, providing key coverage of major subject areas. Fuente Académica provides researchers with a collection of scholarly journals from Latin America, Portugal and Spain, designed to make academic research readily available in PDF format.

Referencia Latina  
This comprehensive database offers content from a variety of sources, including an inclusive collection of images, health reports, and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Additionally, the resource covers a full spectrum of Spanish-language scholarships inside and outside academia.

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Genealogy

American Ancestors  
AmericanAncestors.org provides access to more than 1.4 billion records spanning twenty-two countries covering the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond, including one of the most extensive online collections of early American genealogical records, the largest searchable collection of published genealogical research journals and magazines, and the largest collection of U.S Catholic records online.
Ancestry Library Edition       ||     Click here to use Ancestry @ home with a library card!  
This resource provides indexed and digitized family history and genealogical reference material from around the world. Information includes: vital records, Census records, immigration records, military records, and state, county and town information, and much more.

NEW: Click this link to use Ancestry Library Edition from home! Requires a library card.

HeritageQuest Online  
HeritageQuest Online contains six major genealogy research collections: U.S. Federal Census records; digitized family and local history books, including city directories; Revolutionary War select and non-select pension records; Freedman’s Bank records; the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) archive up to 2009; and the U.S. Serial Set.
Historical Newspapers  
This database provides access to 5 fully digitized and keyword searchable historical newspapers for free anywhere, just log in with your library card! You can search all 5 newspapers at once, or use the following links to search a newspaper individually:

Newspaper Archive       ||     Newspaper Archive  
Access digitized and fully searchable Indiana newspapers covering 1800 – 2016, including Jeffersonville papers like the Evening News from 1872 – 1977! Use the first link if you’re inside the library, or the second link to access from anywhere else using your JTPL library card.

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Health, Medicine, & Nursing

Merck Manuals  
Free access anywhere to all of the detailed and accurate medical information available in the Merck Manuals, for both consumers and medical professionals. The Consumer version is written in everyday language and includes information broken down by medical subject and symptom, and much more.
Merck Veterinary Manual  
Free access anywhere to all of the detailed and accurate information on animal health topics, written for the veterinary professional.

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Magazines, Newspapers, & Journal Articles

Flipster  
Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. Check out their Getting Started Guide and FAQs for more information.
Historical Newspapers  
This database provides access to 5 fully digitized and keyword searchable historical newspapers for free anywhere, just log in with your library card! You can search all 5 newspapers at once, or use the following links to search a newspaper individually:

Newspaper Archive       ||     Newspaper Archive  
Access digitized and fully searchable Indiana newspapers covering 1800 – 2016, including Jeffersonville papers like the Evening News from 1872 – 1977! Use the first link if you’re inside the library, or the second link to access from anywhere else using your JTPL library card.
RBdigital Magazines  
RBdigital Magazines is a multi-platform distribution service for digital magazines, with more than 50 magazines from a wide range of publishers. Mobile apps are available for: iPad and iPhone; Android; and Kindle HD/HDX. Check out their FAQs for more help.

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Movies & Television

hoopla  
hoopla is a digital content platform that allows our patrons to check out up to 5 items per month! Choose from over 600,000 eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, movies, TV episodes, and full-length music albums! You can stream content from their website at hoopladigital.com or download the app to your iOS, Android, or Kindle Fire device. Check out their FAQs for more information.

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Reference

Explora for Public Libraries  
An interface designed for public and school libraries with a focus on the Arts, Literature, Biography, Business and Careers, Current Events, Geography and Culture, Health, History, Math, Science and more.

INSPIRE  
INSPIRE is Indiana’s Virtual Online Library. INSPIRE is a collection of online academic databases and other information resources that can be accessed by Indiana residents only.
Referencia Latina  
This comprehensive database offers content from a variety of sources, including an inclusive collection of images, health reports, and full text for reference books and general interest magazines in a broad array of subject areas. Additionally, the resource covers a full spectrum of Spanish-language scholarships inside and outside academia.
World Book Online  
The classic World Book Encyclopedia is now available online in several different versions: the early world of learning, kids, student, advanced, timelines, discover, and Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos.

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Science

Physical Review Journals   
Free access to 14 different academic journals covering all aspects of the study of physics. All journals are published by the American Physical Society (APS), a nonprofit membership organization working to advance the knowledge of physics.

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Page last reviewed (12 September 2020)