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Online Databases to Search


 Brainfuse Learn Now

Free online lessons, practice tests, videos and so much more for learners of all ages!

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Ancestry Library Edition (available in the Library only)

Discover your unique family history. This resource includes billions of records from around the world, including from U.S., U.K., and Canadian census and vital records, immigration and passport records, periodicals and books, photos and more.

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10 Census Questions that Lead to More Answers (5 pages) adober pdf icon small

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Antiques Reference(in the Library)
Find market based information about antiques, artwork and family treasures.

Remote access from home or office (library card barcode needed):
Antiques Reference

Access to this database is a gift in memory of Hammond's founder, Marcus Morton Towle.

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Biography in Context

Engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

"How to search" video tutorial

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Brainfuse Help Now

Free online tutoring and so much more for students of all ages!

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Brainfuse Job Now

Free career assistance and so much more to help you land the job of your dreams!

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Brainfuse LearnNow

Free online lessons, practice tests, videos and so much more for learners of all ages!

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The purpose of the FDLP is to disseminate government information. The access to our government's documents through FDLP reflects our country's democratic system and open government. (Available in the Library and from home/office)
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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. These reference materials once were accessible only in the library, but now you can access them online from the library or remotely 24/7.

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Global Road Warrior

Global Road Warrior is the world's most extensive country-by-country resource for learning about culture, customs, history and language worldwide. Global Road Warrior consists of 175 country guides of 119 topics each.




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Health and Wellness Resource Center

Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc. Included are links to diet, cancer, health assessment sites & government databases. Easily access 700+ videos from Healthology, Inc.'s consumer health video library. Spanish-language videos are available. The material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.

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Una colección de revistas hispánicas con textos completos. Abarca negocios, salud, tecnología, cultura, temas de actualidad y otras materias.



INSPIRE | Indiana's Virtual Library


Indiana's Statewide Virtual Library of Databases. Periodical indexes, encyclopedias, MEDLINE medical journal index, ERIC educational database, Health Source Plus, Lit Findr, Newspaper Source, and more. Here are just some of the specialty areas of research included:

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Biography in Context
  • Business Source Premier
  • Contemporary Authors
  • Corporate ResourceNet
  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
  • Indiana History Online
  • KidsSearch
  • Nursing and Allied Health Collection
  • Student Research
  • Indiana Memory
  • Indiana State Library
  • What Tree is This?
  • Testing and Education Reference Center (free online practice tests for SAT, ACT, GED, etc., as well as scholarship finding and resume assistance)

Residents of Indiana also have home/office access to INSPIRE. Residents that use nationwide Internet Service Providers (America Online, Earthlink, Prodigy, MSN, etc.) may need a password, obtainable from INSPIRE. To obtain a password, click here.


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Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For students or patrons seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.

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Nursing Resource Center

Designed for nursing students, the Nursing Resource Center brings together in an easy-to-use interface disease and drug overviews, care plans, relevant journal results and animated anatomy and physiology diagrams to complement the core encyclopedia texts. The information is written in accessible language for students completing class assignments and preparing for clinicals as they learn how to care for and treat patients. Search results are returned in tabs that correspond to steps in the nursing process.

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Science in Context

Engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics. Aauthoritative reference content with full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, experiments, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.

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Small Business Resource Center

Search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include; sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites

HPL Logo  Times Family Announcements Index
Index to weddings, anniversaries and milestone birthdays that appeared in The Times (local newspaper). (Available in the Library and from home/office)


Times Obituary Index
Index to obituaries that appeared in The Times (local newspaper). (Available in the Library and from home/office)



World Book Web 

World Book Webb
Encyclopedia and online reference tools for all ages.(Available in the Library. Access from home/office available with Hammond Public Library card number)
WorldCat WorldCat
WorldCat is the largest library network in the world. Search libraries around the world for resources and information. (Available in the Library and from home/office)


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