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Subscription Databases

The Lebanon Public Library offers a select group of research databases for library patrons. Most require users to input their library card number to access the contents. Some databases may only be accessible at the library; the descriptor will note if remote access is not available. To access the databases from this page, please click on the image or in-text link. Please note that button links for the remote access databases may also be found on the LPL Homepage and under Internet Resources.


America’s Political Women: An Encyclopedia of Leaders, Causes & Issues is a dynamic two-volume reference work explores American women's path to political power and social equality from the struggle for the right to vote and the abolition of slavery to the first African American woman in the U.S. Senate and beyond.


The Chilton database provides information on the repair and maintenence of motor vehicles. Just type in your library card number, and you have complete access to repair, maintenance, and recall information for most vehicles from 1954 to today's latest models. Print off just what you need to keep things running smoothly, including electrical diagrams. The database is updated monthly with the latest information and is available 24/7. Requires library card to access.

Global Road Warrior

The Global Road Warrior database began as a resource for world travelers. Today, the database provides comprehensive cartographic, cultural, demographic, and economic information for 175 countries around the world.

Global Road Warrior is an invaluable resource for travelers, students of world culture, or anyone interested in other countries, traditions, and cultures. Don't forget to check out the recipes or superstitions (under Society and Culture)!

This database may be accessed from home (use your library card number to log in) or at the Library.


The GrantSelect database is an extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 10,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 4,000 unique sponsoring organizations.

The most comprehensive source of available funding opportunities, GrantSelect comprises ten customized segments: Arts and Humanities, Biomedical and Health Care, Children and Youth, Community Development, PreK-12 Grade and Adult Education, International Programs, Operating Grants for Nonprofit Organizations, Faith-Based Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships, and Special Populations.

This database may be accessed only at the Library at this time.


Need information for a research project? The INSPIRE database, Indiana's Online Research Library, provides access to a wide variety of materials for students, researchers, and educators. INSPIRE is a meta-database which searches and compiles information from multiple smaller databases. Use INSPIRE to access magazines and journals, newspapers, directories, and ebooks. Topics include Academics, Business, Careers, Literature, Health & Medicine, Biographies, Education, and Spanish-language materials. Please note that Indiana residents accessing the database at home will be required to register for a username and password.

Learning Express Library

Looking for a new job? Trying to figure out what you want to be? The Learning Express Library's Job and Career Accelerator™ is a comprehensive, interactive online for job seekers of all experience levels. Take tests to find out what careers fit your personality. Find out about different careers and practice for interviews. Enter your information and let the program create your resume for you. Need help finding a job posting? The Job and Career Accelerator™ also connects with Simply Hired™ to bring the job postings to you in one convenient place. Requires library card to access.

Learning Express Library

Need help preparing for a test? The LearningExpress Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons—students and adult learners—succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Requires library card to access.

Magill's Medical Guide Salem Press Cancer

Salem Health's Magill Medical Guide & Cancer Databases are up-to-date and easy-to-use databases of medical information.

The Magill Medical Guide covers diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and other health issues. Sidebars enhance the content with information on recent developments in medicine. This is the online companion to the print volumes available in the Reference Department.

The Cancer series covers all aspects of identification, behavior, and treatment of cancer. Sidebars provide information on recent developments in medicine. This is the online companion to the print volumes available in the Reference Department.

These databases are now available for use both at the Library and at home! Follow the link above, click on the "Remote Access" button, and enter your Library card number to access the database away from the Library.


Looking for a really terrific book or book series to read? The NoveList database provides users Readers' Advisory service (suggests books). Log into the database using your library card to browse hundreds of categories and genres. Find award-winning novels and see how they rate with other readers.

Have a favorite author? Plug in your favorite book and get recommendations of similar books or authors. Open a personal account (it’s free!), and you can save searches and lists of books you would like to read or have read. Create alerts and be notified when new books that might interest you are published.

Can’t remember the author or title of a fabulous book? No problem, in NoveList you can search by series or plot line! Recommendations may be tailored for different ages and interests.

EBSCO Publishing/EBSCOhost is the registered trademark of EBSCO Publishing.


ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of infoUSA. The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and 210 million U.S. residents.

Common uses of the database are finding businesses based on employee size, sales volume, type of business and location, finding news articles for research on businesses, conducting research about industries and companies, finding information on business executives, corporate families and company descriptions, and conducting market research. Requires library card to access.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

The Small Engine Repair Reference Center database provides detailed information for small engine repair and maintenance, including: ATVs, mowers, farm tractors, generators, motorcycles, boats, snowblowers, snowmobiles, tillers and other small engines. The database may contain coverage of more than 25 years of an engine model, and offers assistance in providing routine maintenance, such as tune-ups and brake service, as well as extensive repairs involving engine and transmission disassembly. Also, the database allows users to search by the type of product, specific brand, specific model/engine type, specific area of that model/engine type, or model numbers.

This database may be accessed both at the Library or at home (use your Library card number as your ID).

EBSCO Publishing/EBSCOhost is the registered trademark of EBSCO Publishing.


Auralog's award winning TELL ME MOREŽ language training database uses authentic materials and can be customized to suite your unique language learning needs and skill levels. The TELL ME MOREŽ solution represents over twenty years of research and development and covers initial language acquisition through mastery. The TELL ME MOREŽ experience includes: easy-to-comprehend content created by expert instructional designers, supplemental business and culture specific content, reading, writing, speaking, and listening workshops, 37 different types of learning activities/interactions, speech recognition with playback and achievement scale, Spoken Error Tracking System (SETSŽ) technology to automatically detect and correct your pronunciation errors, professional voice-overs, videos, 3-D animations, and real-world graphics.

This database may be accessed both at the Library or at home (use your Library card number to authenticate your profile). American Dream Starts at your library logo

This database is funded by the 

American Dream Starts @ Your Library Grant, sponsored by Dollar General Literacy Foundation and administered by the American Library Association.


WorldVitalRecords is designed for patrons in public libraries who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past. Search over 5 billion Genealogy and Family History records, and 28 million family trees. We have the 1790-1940 U.S. censuses and images, military records, birth, marriage and death records. We have enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records. One billion newspaper articles, including full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries.

We have unique and exclusive local and world collections. We feature 960 collections with Indiana information. These include city directories, obituaries of early settlers, histories, marriage records, wills, county census, DAR, and court records..