Here’s a list of all of our database resources and reference resources.
College and Job Search
- AccreditedOnlineColleges.org – In-depth information on top-ranked accredited online colleges with search capabilities to help you find a degree program that meets your degree level, category and subject or interest. You can also search between nationally and regionally accredited colleges and learn about the accrediting agencies that fall in these two categories.
- Indiana Career Connect – A comprehensive job search website aggregating job openings from over 16,000 sources throughout the State of Indiana.
- Jobs for Teens HQ – A website dedicated to helping teens find jobs. Includes tips about resume writing, interviewing, and how to look for jobs in places other than the usual suspects.
- Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles – Apply for and renew vehicle operator licenses and registrations.
- Indiana Department of Revenue – For all your tax needs including access to Income Tax forms and instructions as well as Indiana FreeFile.
- Internal Revenue Service – During tax season, HJTPL distributes the most common tax forms. If, however, we run out of a form or you need something else, all are available for download or to be ordered through the Internal Revenue Service website. Additionally, find rules and advice here.
- Ancestry.com – Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Available for use in the library only.
General Research and Study Aids
- INSPIRE — Indiana’s multimillion dollar free access to thousands of journal and research articles.
- Internet Public Library – IPL was created and is maintained by the University of Michigan. It is a “virtual” library that serves as a great general source for research and information. The topics are arranged by subject, but the site also contains Ready Reference (almanacs, dictionaries, etc.), Reading Room, Kid Space, Teen Space and resources for librarians. A good general resource to know.
- Purdue Online Writing Lab — A comprehensive writing reference developed by Purdue University. OWL includes writing help as well as guides for the most popular citation styles such as MLA, APA, Chicago, and more.
- World Book Online — When you need fast, reliable information for homework, reports, or just a lingering question, World Book Online, using the same information in the World Book Encyclopedia, is the place you go. You can also access Early World of Learning through this portal. Early World of Learning includes four beautiful, interactive learning sites for young learners including Trek’s Travels, Welcome to Reading, Know It, and Early World Classics.
- Basic ESL – improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation.No computer experience is necessary. Click on “Instant Access” to enter without registering.
- Pronunciator – a language learning service provided by Hagerstown Public Library introducing over 80 languages and featuring skills building activities and games for all ages. – Requires Hagerstown Library Card
- SightWords.com – provides free educational resources for teaching children to read including a curriculum, sponsored by the Georgia Preschool Association, for teaching Phonemic Awareness to children. Site includes a curriculum covering the full range of phonological and phonemic awareness; class-room tested lessons based on the latest research, complete with “how-to” videos; printable picture cards, word lists, and game boards; and, teaching tips for tailoring games to the specific needs of students.
- BrainHQ — BrainHQ™ is an easy way to make brain health a priority. Library card holders can access a suite of online exercises designed to stretch your brain in new ways to help you think faster, focus better and remember more.
- Driving-Tests.org — A great resource including 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), and a FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ BMV-related questions. All tests are specific to Indiana and the website is updated as changes to tests are posted.
- edX.org — EdX offers interactive online classes and MOOCs from the world’s best universities, colleges and organizations. Online courses from MITx, HarvardX, BerkeleyX, UTx and many other universities can be taken here. Topics include biology, business, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, electronics, engineering, food and nutrition, history, humanities, law, literature, math, medicine, music, philosophy, physics, science, statistics and more. EdX is a non-profit online initiative created by founding partners Harvard and MIT.
- GCFLearnFree.org – The GCFLearnFree.org 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, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.
- Khan Academy — The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. Over 2,700 videos and 255 practice exercises are available covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history.
- MIT Open CourseWare — MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT. No registration required.
- OnlineCourses.com – A free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses that span video, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton, MIT and other top tier universities.