Services, Forms, and Job Resources

Find forms and documentation, local services and resources, and articles and skill building tools to help with your job search!

Tutorials: How to Use These Resources

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Career Cruising Learn more about a career path here! Career Cruising contains information about different careers as well as the steps you'll need to take to begin your own (such as courses of study required for different careers). Tips for using Career Cruising Everything you need to prepare to take your Indiana driving test! Contains FAQs and practice tests for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. Resources also available in Spanish!
Gale Virtual Reference Library Visit a virtual bookshelf containing hundreds of e-textbooks on several topics. View Tutorial
INSPIRE Free to Indiana residents: a searchable database of databases. Find hundreds of further resources! Need home access?
Legal Forms Library (Gale) Find sample forms and actual forms available for use examples include adoption forms, divorce forms, and landlord/tenant forms. View Tutorial
NEW! A library of video courses taught by industry experts. Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills! Take courses in 3D animation, music production, marketing, programming languages, and more.
Mango Languages Free languages courses in many languages. Some offer specialized language courses geared toward specific careers. Quick Tips - Full Tutorial
NWI 211 Support for residents of Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper, Starke, and Pulaski Counties. Find info on emergency food, health care, shelter, foreclosure assistance, and more. Or, dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained specialist.
Plunkett Research Online Find job seeker trends and job market statistics, as well as a guide to applying for jobs online and links to other useful employment sites and agencies.
ReferenceUSA Use this database to look up phone numbers and company information. It also contains a job and internship search engine. View Tutorial
Rosetta Stone Library Solution (via INSPIRE) Learn a new language! Rosetta Stone's highly regarded language-learning courses are now available to Indiana residents for free. Sign in with your LCPL library card and PIN, then create a Rosetta Stone account using your email address. View Tutorial
Small Business Resource Center "How to" articles and guides for small businesses, including getting your business started and sample business plans.
Testing & Education Reference Center Resources to help you build your resume, change careers, negotiate salary, and more. View Tutorial.

Can't Find It?

If you can't find what you're looking for in any of our databases, give your local library a call. They can help you figure out which databases would be most helpful to you to further research your topic.

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