The Westfield Washington Public Library has several qualified librarians on staff to help you with your research needs. We also provide databases and other verified sources that are available even during non-business hours to help you find what you’re looking for. If you have a quick question you can call the Reference Desk @ 317.896.9391. If you need more comprehensive answers you can email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us in person.
Ancestry Library Edition delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more from countries all over the world. Only accessible inside the library.
Affordable Housing Online
Affordable Housing Online has assisted millions of renters to find housing assistance with the most complete and up-to-date data on affordable rental housing for low-income Americans.
This is a free service for anyone looking for housing and may be especially helpful for those who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher program.
The arborday.com tree guide offers detailed information on dozens of commonly planted landscape trees that grow throughout the United States. Here you will find information on height and spread, soil and sun requirements, leaves and fruit, history, wildlife habitat, and more. There is also a interactive guide that can help you answer the question, “What Tree is That?”
Assisted Living Research Institute
Assisted Living Research Institute is an industry-leading research organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults by compiling comprehensive research, the latest studies, and real-world insight from experts, caregivers, and seniors into easy-to-understand, actionable guides and resources. They are a community organization that prioritizes helping those who are disabled and the elderly fully enjoy their healthy years and age gracefully. The organization creates and publishes comprehensive, unbiased, free web-based resources.
AtoZdatabases is the premier reference, research, marketing, mailing lists/sales leads, and job-search database. The database includes 30 million business & executive profiles, over 220 million residents with interests, hobbies and lifestyles information, over 7 million real-time job listings, 2 million new businesses, over 12 million healthcare professionals, over 12 million new movers, 2 million new homeowners, and much more.
Biography in Context offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images. Covering a vast array of people from historically significant figures to present-day newsmakers, it’s continuously updated to ensure that students have access to the very latest information.
BioMedSearch is a medical search engine that contains NIH/PubMed documents, plus a large collection of theses, dissertations, and other publications not found anywhere else for free, making it the most comprehensive free search on the web. BioMedSearch also provides advanced account features that allow saved searches, alerts, saving documents to portfolios, commenting on documents and portfolios, and sharing documents with other registered users. Registering for BioMedSearch is free.
Consumer Guide For Indianapolis Area
Consumer Affairs and RTV6 (The Indy Channel) have combined efforts to produce this Consumer Guide to businesses in the Indianapolis area.
DMV Practice Tests for Indiana
DMV-Permit-Test.com: a free online service that will help you prepare for the driver knowledge test and become safe drivers.
DMV Practice Permit Test: a free online service that will help you prepare for the Indiana Driver’s Examination.
The Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information:
– 10 car practice tests
– 6 motorcycle practice tests
– 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests
– 3 online driver’s manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL)
– An FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions
*Automatically updated as new practice tests become available
We are partnering with Ed2Go to bring you instructor led online classes in a variety of subjects each for only $99 and a portion of your fee will benefit the library. Check out their course catalog for a list of available classes. Clicking on a specific class will provide you with a course description, an instructor profile and a syllabus. Get started today!
Log in to eIndiana with your library card and password to access downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines. Streaming video is also available.
The eSequels database is current and complete so you can find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title that you may have missed. They list the most popular series so you can discover a new author or rediscover an enjoyable series of years past. eSequels indexes character, location and subject as well as author and title so you can identify a series that you may recall only vaguely. Brief annotations are given that describe each title without “giving away” any surprise endings. Most importantly, eSequels lists the novels in the correct reading sequence so you can begin at the beginning rather than blunder into the middle of “Act III.” *You must have a valid barcode to login.
Visit this link for helpful information about Homeschool Resources.
hoopla is new digital media service through which you may access and enjoy over half a million titles, from six different formats: Movies, TV, Music Albums, eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Comics/Graphic Novels. All in one location, from your computer, tablet or Smartphone! With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra apps or accounts needed or special steps to use it.
On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, either in the app or on a computer; all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet by streaming.
It is easy to use and provides our library patrons instant access (again, with no waiting!!) to any titles they want. As a library cardholder, you may borrow up to 5 titles per month. To register for and enjoy hoopla digital free with your library card, please download the hoopla digital app from your Apple or Google Play store on your mobile device. If you are using a computer, you may visit https://www.hoopladigital.com/ .
Indiana Career Explorer
Indiana Career Explorer is 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.
Home Schooled Students: When creating account, type “Home school” into the “Site, Center or Organization” field, and choose the “Home School Students” option from the drop-down menu that appears.
Helpful info for middle and high school students.
Indiana Legacy Database
Indiana Legacy combines existing Indiana State Library databases with the Vital INformation Exchange (VINE), a collaborative statewide database composed of Indiana local history and vital records from Indiana libraries, historical societies, genealogy societies, and related organizations. It is designed to allow participants and users to obtain access to Indiana local history and vital records through a single search or by browsing what is available. The database is searchable by county, event, or through a general surname search of all records. These records are available to the public at no charge and include a host of records such as: birth, marriage, death, divorce, obituaries, court records, newspapers, scrapbooks, yearbooks, military records, and many other record types.
Indiana Judicial Branch Self-Service Legal Center was created to provide valuable information, court forms, and various resources for people who represent themselves in court. It should be noted, however, that self-representation should not be taken lightly, and that there are many instances in which hiring an attorney is a good idea. In fact, we suggest that even if you use the forms provided on this site, you still talk with an attorney prior to submitting them to a court.
INSPIRE, the Indiana Virtual Library, offers electronic magazines, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Indiana residents for your information needs. Research current events, science, business, health, notable people, hobbies, and much more from your library, school, home or office.
MedlinePlus is a website created for consumers by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institute of Health (NIH). It is a free health information website that doctors recommend and has resources in both English and Spanish.
The Merck Manuals are one of the world’s most widely used medical information resources.The Manuals have committed to making the best current medical information accessible by up to 3 billion health care professionals and patients on every continent by 2020. With the ever-important role of animals in our society and the growth of veterinary medicine, Merck extended its commitment of providing medical information to all those involved in animal health and well-being with publication of The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM).
Open Library is an ever-growing virtual catalog with individual webpages for millions of books. It contains a collection of over 1,000,000 free eBooks as well as an eBook lending program for registered users.
Read the latest books in your email with online book clubs.
PebbleGo is an award winning pre-K to grade 3 database for reading and research. Our PebbleGo database includes built-in reading and research tools for emerging readers. Leveled text, educational games, and multimedia help teach concepts to our youngest readers. PebbleGo databases make learning and improving reading and research skills fun, building on children’s interest. PebbleGo offers four separate databases: PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Science, PebbleGo Biographies and PebbleGo Social Studies. Databases are simple to navigate and offer key reading supports such as read-along audio and word-by-word highlighting
To log in, use the username: westfieldpl and the password: library.
PebbleGo Next is the next step, and it is a database for researchers ready to graduate to more robust database content. PebbleGo Next covers content appropriate to grades 3-6, with curriculum content at a reading level geared to those students. Modules include States (grouped by regions), Science (Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, and The Field of Science), and American Indians (multiple categories).
To log in, use the username: westfieldpl and the password: library.
ReferenceUSA is the premier source of business and residential information for reference and research. It is the number 1 source of information on businesses and people for small business owners, marketing professionals, researchers and job seekers. ReferenceUSA helps users create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.
Subscribe to free monthly booklists on your favorite topics.
CICOA serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties. CICOA’s mission is to help older persons and those of any age with a disability to live with greatest possible independence, dignity and quality of life.
The Basic Needs section of the guide includes programs that furnish survival level resources including food, housing, material goods, transportation and utilities for individuals with low or fixed incomes, people who are homeless, older adults and/or people with disabilities who are otherwise unable to adequately provide for themselves and their families. It also included related services that are available to the community at large. Other sections include: Consumer Services | Education & Enrichment | Environment & Public Health/Safety | Health Care | Income Support | Individual & Family Life | Legal Services | Mental Health & Substance Abuse | Organizational/Community Services | Target Populations/Other Resources | County Senior Corps | Caregiver Services.
Testing & Education Reference Center is a start-to-finish resource with all the information and support materials needed to make informed, confident decisions to shape the rest of your life.
- Over 300 practice tests and courses
- Dozens of ebooks containing valuable study material and practice tests
- Information on over 4,000 accredited schools
- Scholarship search featuring $8 billion in available scholarships
- Resume builder with over 1,000 brainstorming phrases to get you started
- Career modules covering subjects from career change to salary negotiations
TumbleBooks are animated, talking picture books. With TumbleBooks, you can enjoy picture books, chapter books, and non-fiction books as well as videos from National Geographic, foreign language titles, and puzzles/games. If this link does not work on your mobile devices, please visit our Children’s Services Page and click directly on the Tumblebooks icon.
USA Gov is the federal program that guides you to tips and tools in English and in Spanish from hundreds of government agencies, departments, and programs.
Voter Registration and Election Information for Indiana Residents
WorldCat.org is the world’s largest network of library content and services that lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world. You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you’re used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren’t available to the public.
ZipRecruiter is an online employment marketplace, connecting millions of employers and job seekers through mobile and email services.