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The resources on these pages are provided FREE to Jasper County Public Library patrons to help with research and entertainment needs. Except where noted, all of these resources can be used at home or away from the library. Use from home will require a JCPL library card, and some services may require you to establish an account in order to save preferences or other materials. This information is not retained by JCPL.

Browse the resources below, or choose a specific category to narrow your search. The more information link can lead to tips, known issues as well as help using the resource. To request assistance, or suggest a resource, use our contact page and select Online Databases as the category.

After hours use

Due to nightly server maintenance, some JCPL resources may not be available between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m. CST.

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an expert, independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to work for a fair, just, and safe marketplace for all consumers and to empower consumers to protect themselves.

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Inspire is Indiana's Virtual Library, providing access to several databases for biographies, literature, and newspaper and magazine articles. Search from dozens of sources all over the web at once with a single click or narrow your search for specific materials.

Read on for tips on using this service at home.

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How Much Is It?

Founded in late 2010, HowMuchIsIt was designed to help the ordinary consumer find out what the costs of things are in life.

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Small Business Source

When starting a new business, entrepreneurs need all the help they can get.

Access to Small Business Source is like having experts on call 24 hours a day. Created by subject experts and a librarian advisory board, this online resource is designed for success.

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Online Writing Lab

Facing a research paper? Need to write a resume? Learn the ins and out of citations, research and more at this award-winning resource from Purdue University featuring over 200 free resources including:

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JCPL Get Hired Guide

Links for local job search sites, unemployment, taking the HiSET test in Indiana, and more. Created and maintained by Jasper County Public Library.

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JCPL Small Business Guide

Links to local, state and federal resources that can help start or grow your business.

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Canva - Resume Designer

High quality resume designs you can complete in a few clicks with this drag-and-drop interface for designing everything from resumes to marketing materials and more. Many templates and design elements are free, but some require payment. You will need to create a personal account to save documents you have created with this resource.

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Indiana College and Career Readiness Links

This site will provide you with helpful information regarding the new Indiana Academic Standards, as well as information about content subject areas, Career and Technical Education and STEM.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) is an online publication that has information on hundreds of occupations in the United States. The OOH is a rich resource for those seeking career guidance. Using the OOH, students can explore different aspects of occupations. This publication is a product of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, part of the United States Department of Labor.

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Alison Online Courses

Alison was founded in Galway, Ireland, UK in 2007 and has grown to become a major force in online education, with more than 10 million learners in 195 countries as of 2017.

Classes come from a variety of sources, including Cambridge University, Google and Microsoft, and range from language to business management to chemistry and nursing.

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For more than a decade, the program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century.

From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free.

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Indiana Career Explorer

A career planning system for all Hoosiers, from grade school to retirement. Sign in to explore jobs in demand, assess your skills, and develop a plan to get the education and training you need to begin planning for your future today.

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