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Business Resources


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library imageBusiness Source Premier database link
    • Business journal and magazine articles
    • Management & marketing focus
    • Finance & economics information





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library imageLearn4Life database link
    • Free online classes
    • Technical, vocational, & recreational
    • Short-term certificate courses





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library imageHoovers database link
    • Company Profiles
    • Marketing Data
    • Radius Searches
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library imageMorningstar database link
    • Investment how-to guides
    • Stocks & mutual funds evaluation
    • Glossary of investment terms





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library imageSmall Business Resource database link
    • Articles
    • How-To guides
    • Sample business plans
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Grant Information


Foundation Center database
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    • A Foundation Directory Cooperating Collection
    • Offers funding resources for organizations
    • Only available at the Main Library
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Foundation Center database
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    • A Foundation Directory Cooperating Collection
    • Offers funding resources exclusively for individuals
    • Only available at the Main Library
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LibraryFoundation Center database
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    • A Foundation Directory Cooperating Collection
    • Offers interactive maps to view philanthropical world impact
    • Only available at the Main Library
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Home & Community


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imageCommunity Connection Database link
    • Local community organizations
    • Contact information
    • Service summaries
    • Created and maintained by SJCPL




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card imageConsumer Reports.org database link
    • Ratings and reviews
    • Advice & tips
    • Covers many consumer products and services





in the library imageGale Health & Wellness database link



Hobbies and Crafts database linkavailable anywhere
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    • How-to instructions
    • Creative craft ideas
    • Articles





Gale LitFinder database linkavailable anywhere
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    • How-to instructions
    • Home repair
    • Home improvement





in the library imageGale Informe database link
    • Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos
    • Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura,
    temas de actualidad, y otras materias
    Search Tips




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card imageThomson Gale Legal Forms database link
    • Popular standard forms
    • Real estate forms
    • Wills
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in the library imageGale LitFinder database link
    • Created for military personnel
    • Subject matter for all ages
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library imageNewsBank America's News database link
    • Current popular magazine issues
    • Back issues
    • Search by date, author, & section





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library imageNextreads database link
    • E-newsletters filled with great book suggestions
    • 10 reading list topics to choose from
    • Check immediately for books available at your library





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imageGale Nursing Resource Center database link
    • Disease & drug overviews
    • Care plans
    • Physiology diagrams
    Search Tips




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imageOnline Book Club Dear Reader database link
    • 5 minutes of fun, reading a portion of a book emailed to you every day
    • 12 Online Book Clubs to choose from
    • Discover new favorites with new books weekly





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imageSubject Guides database link
    • Links to popular reference sources
    • Local community organizations
    • Genealogy and other interests
    • SJCPL magazine & newspaper holdings




Local & Family History


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image1875 St. Joseph County Atlas Database link
    • 1875 Illustrated Historical Atlas of St. Joseph County, Indiana
    • Searchable, browsable digital version
    • Plat maps, biographies, engravings





available anywhere image1910 South Bend and Mishawaka Elks Convention Book Database link
    • 1910 Official Souvenir, 9th Annual Convention, Indiana State Association, B.P.O.E., South Bend, Indiana
    • Searchable, browsable digital version
    • Text & illustrations
    • People, businesses, & the community



available anywhere imageca. 1910 South Bend YMCA Book Database link
    • 1910 A Manhood Factory in the Center of South Bend's Greatest Industries
    • Searchable, browsable digital version
    • Text & illustrations
    • People, the YMCA, and the community



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image1936 St. Joseph County Platbook Database
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    • Searchable, browsable digital version
    • Landowners in the unincorporated areas of the county at that time






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imageAmerican Ancestors database link
    • Over 250 databases related to New England
    • Town, church, family, Bible, vital, land, tax records
    • Includes New York, Ireland, England, & Eastern Canada





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imageAncestry Library Edition Database link
    • Federal and state census images
    • Military records
    • Immigration and passenger list records
    • Indexes of vital statistics
    How To Use(PDF)



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imageDigital Sanborn Maps 1867 - 1970 Database
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    • Historical birds'-eye view maps of Indiana
    How To Use(PDF)






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imageFold 3 Database link
    • Historic newspapers
    • Civil War records
    • Historic photo collections
    • Historic military records




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imageHeritage Quest Database link
    • Revolutionary War pension files
    • Freedman's Bank records
    • Searchable genealogy & history books
    • PERSI: The Periodical Source Index
    • Many federal censuses
    How To Use(PDF)


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imageHistoric Map Works Database
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    • Local, national, and international maps
    • Rural, urban, & suburban areas
    • PCs preferred for printing





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imageIndiana Genealogical Society database link
    • Over 40 databases related to Indiana history
    • Indexes to county, church, military, and school records
    • Accessible at any SJCPL branch with username/password from library staff




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image Subject Guides database link
    Links to the Past: Michiana History
    • Images and historical background
    • People, places, buildings, businesses
    • St. Joseph County, Michiana area, and Indiana




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imageObituary Index database link
    • Index to obituaries that appeared in the South Bend Tribune
    • For people with ties to St. Joseph County
    • From 1913-Present
    How To Use(PDF)




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imageService Notes Index database link
    •Index to Service Notes printed in the South Bend Tribune
    • World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War eras






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imageSt. Joseph County Census Profiles Database
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imageSubject Guides
database link
    • Genealogy resources
    • Selected by SJCPL librarians






Newspapers


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imageThe Chicago Tribune (historical) database
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    • Articles/clippings 1920s-1984
    • Front Pages 1900-1984
    • Obituaries & Death Notices 1860-1984





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imageThe New York Times (current) database link
    • New York Times newspaper articles
    • Years 1981-Present
    Search Tips





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imageThe New York Times (historical) database
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    • New York Times newspaper articles
    • Years 1851-1980
    • Years 1851-1922 can be viewed at no cost
    Search Tips




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imageAccess Newspaper Archive database link
    • Articles & images
    • Millions of U.S. newspaper articles
    • Multiple geographical areas and time periods
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imageSouth Bend Tribune Online Archive database link
    • South Bend Tribune newspaper articles
    • Years March 1994-Present
    • Search by date, headline, & section





Student & Teacher Resource Center


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imageBiography Resource Center Database Link
    • Biographies of influential people
    • Search by occupation, nationality, or ethnicity
    • Search by article, reference work, or primary source
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imageCareers Internet Database
link
    • Career reports
    Username: 440w, Password: future
    Search Tips





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imageGale Contemporary authors database link
    • Biographies of U.S. and international authors
    • Search by name, work title, and text word
    • Search by occupation, nationality, or ethnicity
    Search Tips




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library imageLearn4Life database link
    • Free online classes
    • Technical, vocational, & recreational
    • Short-term certificate courses





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imageFacts on File: Issues & Controversies database link
    • Pro and con essays
    • Editorials
    • Statistics
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    • News articles
    • Glossaries
    • Science-related biographies
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imageFacts on File: World News Digest database link
    • News stories organized by timeline, topic, or country
    • Links to international newspapers
    • Photos, maps, charts, and graphs
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library imageGale Virtual Reference Library database link
    • eBooks
    • Encyclopedias
    • Reference material
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imageGlobal Road Warrior database link
    • Country and state information
    • Travel Essentials
    • Maps & Photographs
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imageMagazines through INSPIRE database link
    • Articles
    • Academic Journals
    • eBooks
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imageGale LitFinder database link
    • Full-text poems & poetry citations
    • Short stories, speeches, & plays
    • Biographies, primary sources, & work overviews
    Search Tips




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imageNewsbank Inc. database link
    • Helpful search terms for hot topics in current events
    • Special reports that include a variety of sources
    • Links to South Bend Tribune, Chicago Tribune Archives, & America’s News Magazines




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imageNovelist plus database link
    • Fiction/Nonfiction for the general public
    • Reading recommendations
    • Read-alikes for author, title, & series
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library card imageOpposing Viewpoints Resource Center
database link
    • Facts and opinions about controversial topics
    • Articles
    • Statistics
    • Images
    • Primary sources
    Search Tips


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imageGale Power Search Database link
    • Search multiple Gale databases at once
    • Articles
    • Academic journals
    Search Tips




in the library
imageGale Science in Context database link



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imageStudent Research Center database link
    • Grades 9-12
    • Magazine and newspaper articles
    • Primary Source Documents





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library imageGale Testing & Education Reference Center database link
    • GED & SAT exam practice
    • Civil Service exam practice
    • Citizenship exam practice
    Search Tips




Student & Teacher Resource Center (K-8)


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imageChildren's Core Collection database link
    • Reviews and recommendations
    • Covers fiction, nonfiction, and magazines for children
    • Covers professional literature for children's librarians





Kids Search database linkavailable anywhere
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    • Grades 3-8
    • Magazine & newspaper articles
    • Primary source documents





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imageNoveList K-8
    • Fiction/Nonfiction for Grades K-8
    • Reading recommendations
    • Read-alikes for author, title, & series
    Search Tips




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imageSearchasaurus database link
    • Grades K-3
    • Books & Encyclopedias
    • Images





Tumble Book Library Database linkavailable anywhere
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    • Animated, talking picture books
    • Read and listen
    Search Tips





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Available on any computer anywhere Available on any computer with a valid St. Joseph County Public Library card
Available at all branches of the St. Joseph County Public Library