Our resources page is arranged by category and designed to help you gain access to the knowledge you need. Use the drop-down menu below the category descriptions to narrow your focus and find what you need. In a nutshell, each category contains: 

  • Local History & Genealogy 
    • Information on resources & services at our Local History & Genealogy library (Carnegie) 
    • Ancestry Library & World Vital Records databases 
    • Indiana county histories 
  • Research Databases
    • Databases for school reports (Gale Science, INSPIRE, WorldCat)
    • Databases for legal and financial advisory (Gale Legal Forms, Value Line)
    • Grant Writing Databases (Foundation Center)
    • General Research (Demographics Now, DoxPop)
    • Databases for reader's advisory (NoveList)
  • Local Resources & Assistance 
    • Information on local, state, and national government 
    • Local media outlets and recreational facilities 
    • Public assistance and resources for basic needs (homeless shelters, TANF, etc)
    • Public health care information & local facilities
  • Job & Education Resources
    • Navigating the college application and admissions process
    • Career & job search guidance
    • Information on local schools 
    • Test prep resources (GED, etc) 
    • Education services offered by MPL 
  • Music, Movies, TV & Reading
    • Links to Overdrive (eBooks), Freegal, & Hoopla databases
    • MPL book clubs
    • AR lists

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