Did you know that if you have a Morgan County Public Library card you could access the databases the library has? We have databases to can help you find people, work on your car, look up your ancestors, find legal documents, and more! To find the databases we have go to our homepage and look at the left hand side of the screen. Click where it says: Electronic Resources & Databases and from here you will see a list of databases.
Here is a list of some of our databases along with YouTube videos that explain how to use them.
The first is the A to Z Database. Using this database you can look up a friend or relative, look for a job, create a mailing list or find a business. You will need to have a library card to access this database. Here is a video tutorial that shows you how to use the database:
The next database you see is ChiltonLibrary.com. Again, you will need a library card to get into this database. From there a search box comes up and you can search by year, by make, or by model. This site offers step by step instruction, with pictures, on repair and maintenance for your vehicle. You can also print out instructions if you need them. Here is the video tutorial which explains how to use the database.
Cypress Resume will help you create a resume for free, for real, no credit card required! You will need a library card to use this database. After you log in, Cypress Resume will walk you step by step through the resume process. If you have struggled to put a resume together this database is the answer you’ve been seeking. It is free with no credit card information required, unlike the supposedly "free" resume websites you may have tried in the past.
Heritage Quest will help you find your ancestors and all you need to access it for free is your library card. With Heritage Quest you can access US Census information from 1790-1930, the Periodical Source Index, and the US Serial Set, along with other genealogy resources. There are several YouTube videos on how to use Heritage Quest.
INSPIRE is free to all Indiana residents and is the virtual library for many of your research needs. You can access academic and newspaper databases from INSPIRE. INSPIRE has “Kids Search” for younger students, “Student Research Center” for older students, TeachingBooks.net, Indiana Memory, Indiana History, the Indiana State Library, and the GALE Testing & Education Reference Center to name just a few of the resources this database has. Muncie Library has created a great tutorial on INSPIRE:
Gale Legal Forms requires a library card to access. The Gale Legal Forms database has Indiana legal forms such as: divorce, power of attorney, bankruptcy, name change, wills and estates, and much more. Click here for more information about what Gale Legal Forms has and to get started.
The Mango database has 63 languages to choose from and all you need to get started is your library card! Here is a YouTube video to tell you how Mango works. Mango is a great website for learning a language because you will practice by hearing, reading, and speaking the language.
These are just some of the databases we have for your use at the Morgan County Public Library. Stop by the reference desk and ask for Lorie if you need further information on how to access and use these databases. I will be happy to help!