Now that we’ve started a new school year, here’s a quick review of some of the educational resources we offer for students. Whether you’re in elementary school, in high school or an adult, we have online services to help you succeed! Many of these resources will require that you sign in with your library card number and perhaps a PIN. If you’re not sure whether you have a library PIN, just call the library at 812-926-0646 and we can get you ready to go!
To find our online educational resources, start on the Library home page: www.eAPLD.org. Click on the link for Online Resources, located near the top of the page, to find a variety of databases and other educational resources. The databases include A to Z USA, A to Z World Travel and Global Road Warrior. These three sites are excellent resources for reports on US states or on other countries. Use these to learn about history, regional food, geography, commerce and much more.
Inspire is a very large collection of databases that are free to all Hoosiers. It’s not necessary to log-in through the Library web page, but we include a link for your convenience.
The resources included in Inspire have recently been expanded to include Rosetta Stone for learning languages and Points of View Reference Center, which explores both sides of controversial issues. Inspire also offers a Testing & Education Reference Center with SAT and ACT Practice Tests, Practice Exams for Career Certifications and Resume Help.
If you need help using any of these databases, give us a call and we will talk you through it.
Clicking on the link for Live Homework Help will take you to a site for live help with homework. Trained tutors are standing by from 2 PM until midnight to talk students through school assignments. It’s also possible to upload essays or resumes to get feedback before you need to submit them.
Don’t forget Britannica and World Book Online! Both of these encyclopedias offer multiple levels of information for different ages of students.
In addition, World Book Online has e-books which may be read on your computer or other devices. Both online encyclopedias have terrific tutorials that take students step-by-step through completing a research program.
Take some time with your family to explore our online resources and please give us a call if you need some help!