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Opposing Viewpoints

Fully-cited material for school and college-level thesis papers and other research projects on hundreds of current topics. Get the latest views on current events and hot button topics from newspapers, magazines and reputable published sources.

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JCPL Databases

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  • Salem Health

    Salem Health brings online access to Salem Press’ award-winning health reference works, including Magill’s Medical Guide. It is an up-to-date and easy-to-use compendium of medical information suitable for student research as well as use by general readers, including patients and caregivers.

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  • Searchasaurus

    This kid-centered search engine featuring giant friendly lizards is a great resource for early learners.

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  • Kids Search

    Search all of Inspire's newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, videos, photographs and more using this interface for young and first-time researchers.

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  • Student Research Center - Inspire

    Search all of Inspire's newspapers, magazines, encyclopedias, videos, photographs and more using this interface for student researchers.

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  • Duolingo

    This free website allows you to learn Spanish, French, Italian, German or Portuguese in a game-like setting at your leisure, with graduated skills that build as you work through the different skill sets.

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  • Indiana Code (Indiana Constitution)

    This database, maintained by the State of Indiana, contains the current laws and codes of state government. Search by a specific code number, or browse to see the laws of a specific subject, such as farming or elections.

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  • Indiana Administrative Code

    This state-maintained database contains the rules which govern state agencies. Different from the Indiana Code, it is another source of information about how state government is run.

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    The portal for information about Indiana State Government online. Contains links to state agencies and services, the legislature, courts and more.

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  • INvotes Election Info

    Register to vote online, or find out where you are registered to vote. Learn about upcoming elections and candidates. Part of the office of the Indiana Secretary of State.

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  • Self-Service Legal Forms (Indiana)

    Fast and easy legal forms for common civil matters, including divorce, child support and small claims. These forms are provided and maintained by the the State of Indiana judiciary.

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  • Self-service Legal Center

    A guide to representing yourself in court in Indiana. Maintained by the the Indiana Supreme Court.

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  • Health Insurance Marketplace

    Learn About the Health Insurance Marketplace, part of the Affordable Care Act.

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  • Indiana Tax Forms

    Current Year Tax Forms. Link at the bottom of the page to previous year tax forms and links for online assistance.

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  • U.S. Tax Forms

    Most downloaded forms. Links for current and previous forms and links for online assistance.

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  • American Memory (Library of Congress)

    Learn about important events and moments in U.S. History with this site from the Library of Congress. Numerous original source documents including photos, news articles, speeches and sound and video clips.

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