Adults Online Library Resources

Alexander Memorial Veterans List

Reader icon -- Includes list of Monroe County veterans who served in the wars honored by the Alexander Memorial on the courthouse lawn: the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, the Civil War, and World War I. Includes list of Revolutionary Patriots that are buried in Monroe County. Note this list is incomplete; the list for WWI veterans only includes a list of those who died while in service.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
America's Historical Newspapers

card -- Search more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers published between 1690 and 1922, including titles from all 50 states and the Early American Newspapers Series. Created by Readex through partnerships with the American Antiquarian Society, Library of Congress, Wisconsin Historical Society and others.

Genealogy, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Adults
Ancestry Library Edition

Library icon -- Genealogical information from 1.2 billion+ records in 3,000+ databases. U.S. Federal Census from 1790, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index are included.

Education, Genealogy Adults
At War and At Home

Reader icon -- At War and At Home is a Monroe County timeline from 1855-1875.  Examine what Bloomington and Monroe County were like before, during, and after the Civil War.

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Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults

ICON library card -- Listen online to audio books in many different categories: fiction, non-fiction, classics and even Spanish language audio books! Thousands of titles, including selections for children, are always available, and there's no need to download. Just browse, click, listen.

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Audiobooks, Books & Literature Kids, Teens, Adults
Basic ESL

ICON library card -- 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.

Education, Languages Adults
Bloom Magazine Index

Reader icon -- Search for information about articles that appeared in Bloom Magazine. Compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers in partnership with Bloom.

Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Children's Literature Comprehensive Database

ICON library card -- Provides extensive information about children's books, video and audio recordings, and other media. Records includes official cataloging data, subject terms, and annotations, plus information provided by various Reading Measurement Programs. In addition, CLCD contains full-text reviews of children's books. Search by genre, age-level recommendations and more.

Books & Literature, Education, Reader's Advisory Adults

 ICON library card -- Browse and check out popular eBook titles with your library card. You can download titles to your PC, eReader, or mobile device with cloudLibrary apps.

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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, Downloadable, eBooks Kids, Teens, Adults
Community Organizations

reader -- Search our database of organizations in Monroe County.

Local Information Adults

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Automotive, Consumer, Downloadable, eMagazines, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Counties of Morgan, Monroe, and Brown, Indiana.

 Reader icon -- Historical and Biographical, book published in 1884 by Charles Blanchard.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults

ICON library card -- Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 1200 videos.

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Encyclopedias, Research Kids, Teens, Adults

card -- CultureGrams aims to foster understanding and appreciation of the world's countries and peoples with photos, videos, interviews, statistics, recipes and more.

Education, Encyclopedias, Research Kids, Teens, Adults
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

ICON library card -- World Book Encyclopedia's excellent editorial content, rich media, and interactive features in Spanish.

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Education, Encyclopedias, Languages, Research Kids, Teens, Adults

card -- eSequels is an online guide to series fiction that is current and complete so you can find the newest title by your favorite author or spot a title that you may have missed. Novels are listed in the correct reading sequence so you can begin at the beginning . Character, location and subject are indexed as well as author and title. Brief annotations are provided that describe each title without "giving away" any surprise endings.

Books & Literature, Reader's Advisory Teens, Adults
Foundation Center Databases for Grants

-- Monroe County Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. This is made possible with the financial support of United Way of Monroe County. These databases are only available inside the Main library in Bloomington. Ask staff for assistance. More information.

Grants/Nonprofits Adults

card -- Free music downloads (5 per week) you get to keep forever--no due dates. The files you download never expire and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on them. Including Sony Music's entire catalog of hundreds of thousands of songs--over 50 music labels in more than 100 genres of music.

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Downloadable, Music Kids, Teens, Adults

reader -- A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

Magazines, Newspapers & Journals, Research Teens, Adults
Herald-Times Full Text

ICON library card -- Search full text articles for the Herald-Times newspaper from April 1988 - present.  Additionally includes full text articles from a variety of news magazines, including The Atlantic, Field & Stream, The National Review, Smithsonian and more.

Education, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Kids, Teens, Adults
HeritageQuest Online

card -- Provides a collection of research materials for tracing family lineage and American culture. Includes more than 25,000 genealogies, local histories, primary source materials and genealogical and local history serials. All materials are keyword searchable and can be downloaded and copied. Also includes Census images for 1790-1930. Census records can be searched by name, place of birth, age, and ethnicity.

Education, Genealogy Teens, Adults
Historic Treasures of Bloomington

Reader icon -- Historic treasures; true tales of deeds with interesting data in the life of Bloomington, Indiana university and Monroe County--written in simple language and about real people, by Forest M. Hall, Published in 1922 by Indiana University Press.

Local Information Adults
History of Lawrence and Monroe Counties

Reader icon -- History of Lawrence and Monroe counties, Indiana : their people, industries, and institutions. Indianapolis, published in 1914 by B.F. Bowen.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults

card -- Browse, borrow, and enjoy free digital video, music, audiobooks, and eBooks with your library card. You can download or stream titles on your PC or mobile device.

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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, Downloadable, eBooks, Music, Video Kids, Teens, Adults
Hoosier State Chronicles

Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program, provided by the Indiana State Library. Includes Monroe County newspapers from 1869 - 1932 and allows for keyword searching of images.

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Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Adults
Indiana Bedrock

Reader icon -- Digital photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, business records and other ephemera relating to the Matthews Brothers Stone Company, a limestone quarry which operated out of Ellettsville, Indiana from 1862 to 1978.

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Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Indiana Digital Media (Overdrive)

 ICON library card -- Thousands of eBooks, eMagazines, audiobooks, and videos available with your library card. You can download titles on your PC, eReader, or mobile device.

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Audiobooks, Books & Literature, Downloadable, eBooks, eMagazines, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals, Video Kids, Teens, Adults
Indiana State Library Genealogy Collection

Reader icon -- The Genealogy Collection at the Indiana State Library has developed over time to become of the largest and most respected collections of family history information in the Midwest. The collection includes over 40,000 printed items (family histories, indexes to records, how-to books, cemetery transcriptions, family history magazines, etc.) as well as microfilmed federal census records, Indiana county records, passenger lists, and military pension information.  The collection includes hundreds of CDs with family history information.  The emphasis of the collection is on Indiana and bordering states, as well as eastern and southern states.

Genealogy Adults

Reader icon -- INdiana SPectrum of Information REsources--A database of newspaper, magazine and journal articles, many of them full-text. INSPIRE can be accessed by Indiana residents who have Internet access at school, home, in their library or at their place of business. If you are having trouble using INSPIRE from home or work, visit the INSPIRE Frequently Asked Questions page.

Downloadable, Education, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals, Research Kids, Teens, Adults

reader -- Holdings of the Indiana University Libraries. IUCAT may be used by anyone.

Books & Literature Teens, Adults

card -- Hundreds of high-quality lessons on a wide range of subjects—at your own pace. Learn by watching easy-to-follow instructional videos and following along with the downloadable exercise files in each lesson.

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Education Teens, Adults
Mango Languages

card -- Mango is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation skills for practical communication. Through fun and engaging interactive lessons, including some films, Mango makes learning a new language fast, easy and incredibly effective.

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Education, Languages Kids, Teens, Adults
Mitchell1 ProDemand

logo -- Mitchell1 is the premier provider of automotive repair and estimating information to the automotive industry. A single source look-up to locate any year, make, model and product as it relates to a repair procedure, wiring diagram, spec, parts and labor estimating, a TSB or factory recall.

Automotive, Consumer Adults
Monroe County Census 1930

reader -- Excel file created by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County Community Collections

Reader icon -- Digital images of early county commissioner books, city ordinances, city directories, yearbooks, Showers Brother's newsletter Shop Notes, and local organizations.

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Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Monroe County Coroner Reports

Reader icon -- Covers 1895 - 1935 in PDF. See also Monroe County Coroner Inquests 1888 - 1973.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County Family History Files

Reader icon -- PDF listing of books and genealogy files donated by patrons.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County Government Officials

This serial publication (1965 - 2015) is provided by the Bloomington-Monroe County League of Women Voters. This pamphlet provides information about elected and appointed city and county officials.

Local Information Adults
Monroe County History Center

Reader icon -- In addition to holding and preserving county documents, photos, artifacts, and records, the History Center also has online finding aids for African American surnames and subjects, church history archives, historic communities, court records, family bibles and surname files, land patent sales and land records indices, newspaper clippings, oral histories, and more.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults
Monroe County Index

Reader icon -- A finding aid for items in the Indiana Room at the Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) available in print, digital image, or via microfilm.  Includes local and county history, public records, coroner's reports, oral histories, and vertical file newspaper clippings.

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Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Maps

Reader icon -- List of Monroe County map holdings available in the Indiana Room from 1820 - current.

Local Information Adults
Monroe County Newspapers on Microfilm

Reader icon -- List of newspapers on microfilm held in the Indiana Room. For more information about digitized newspapers for Monroe County, see The Smithville News, The Bloomington News-Letter (1855-1856) and Indiana, go to the Indiana State Library's Hoosier State Chronicles.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County Obituary Index

reader -- Includes obituaries from old and current local newspapers in Monroe County. Compiled by MCPL staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Teens, Adults
Monroe County School Census 1914

In May 1914 a count of students enrolled in Monroe County schools was taken in a large ledger book, now held by Monroe County History Center. Information noted the name of the student's parents or guardians, the child's name, as well as the date and place of birth of the child.  In some cases the child's age is provided. Only partial information is listed in this finding aid. Consult the primary source for more information, e.g. street number and name (for those living in the city), the signature of the parent or guardian and enumerator.

Genealogy, Local Information Adults
Monroe County School Census 1914

Reader icon -- List of Monroe County School Students by township as transcribed by the Indiana Room; includes  names of parent or guardian. Available in PDF or Excel. Original book is held by the Monroe County History Center.

Genealogy Adults
Monroe County Timeline

Reader icon -- The authoritative and popular index of our county's historical and curiously interesting events. This is a project created in partnership with Monroe County Public Library, Monroe County History Center, and IU Archives. Built by volunteers, the Timeline will prepare us for our county bicentennial in 2018.

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Genealogy, Local Information, Magazines, Newspapers & Journals Kids, Teens, Adults
Monroe County Yearbook Index

reader -- Search by name for faculty, staff, and students in area yearbooks. This database is compiled by Indiana Room staff and volunteers.

Genealogy, Local Information Kids, Teens, Adults
Novelist Plus

card -- Fiction and non-fiction recommendations for a wide range of adult, teen and child reading interests as well as book reviews, author read-alikes, theme-oriented book lists, book discussion guides, book talks, and feature articles. mobile access

Books & Literature, Reader's Advisory Kids, Teens, Adults
Reference USA

card -- The ReferenceUSA database contains detailed information on more than 24 million U.S. businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and churches. In addition, the residential database includes 89 million U.S. households.

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Business & Investment, Consumer, Education Teens, Adults
Rootsweb for Monroe County

Reader icon -- The Internet's oldest and largest genealogy community. Hosts the RootsWeb Surname List, ROOTS-L mailing list, thousands of message boards and independent Web sites. Be sure to check out the search features for the archives of local history and genealogical groups.

Genealogy, Local Information Teens, Adults