Some databases are licensed for the exclusive use of Tyson Library patrons. You may need your 14-digit Tyson Library card barcode number, found on the back of your library card, to access a database. Call the library if you need assistance.

Genealogy Resources:





Local Resources:

Government Resources:

Veterans’ Resources:

  • Learn more about healthcare, memorials, and other services for Veterans.
  • IDVA’S VETERAN RESOURCE HUB – There are so many times we can get stuck looking for resources and it is very overwhelming to sift through all the information produced from an internet search.
  • The Military Assistance Project – Indiana Legal Services, Inc. created the Military Assistance Project (MAP), a statewide project that is headquartered in Indianapolis, to assist low-income Hoosier military members, veterans, and their families within Indiana.  
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs – This page routes you specifically to the Indiana Locations for VA.
  • The National Personnel Records Center, Military Personnel Records (NPRC-MPR) is the repository of millions of military personnel, health, and medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services during the 20th century. 
  • The American Legion – American Legion Department of Indiana Veterans’ Resource page is user friendly and helpful in providing information about veteran benefits, activities, and organizations to Veterans and their families. 

Online Resources:

  • Chilton Library. Search the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. *You will need to login with your library card number in order to access the Chilton Library.*
  • Overdrive OR Libby (Whichever you prefer) offers eBooks, audiobooks, and more – for checkouts anywhere, anytime. All you need is your library card. If you’re looking to borrow free audiobooks from the library, you’ve come to the right place.
  • BookPage is a monthly book review publication, serving as a guide to the best new books published every month, focusing on bestsellers as well as new discoveries.

School Age Children’s Resources:

  • Inspire Indiana’s virtual library offers magazines, encyclopedias, and other resources to all Indiana residents. Research anything you ever wanted to know! It is also a helpful resource for anyone needing study help for testing on GED, SAT, ASVAB & much more!
  • Accelerated Reader Bookfind. Search for Accelerated Reader books to find out if a book is in your reading level or points range.
  • CultureGrams® is a leading reference for concise and reliable cultural information on the countries of the world. With world events increasingly affecting our lives, it’s more important than ever to educate students about the world around them, and for college students and business people to stay up-to-date.
  • IXL is a A learning website kids love! Master 2000+ K-12 skills online. Proven success
  • AskRose Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s AskRose Homework Help is a free math and science tutoring service for Indiana students and other students in grades 6-12. Students can call 877-ASK-ROSE, email, or chat live with a friendly tutor to work through and better understand homework assignments.
  • Gale Legal Forms. Access a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms and resources across the most popular legal areas. Access Gale Legal Forms and find FREE downloadable forms. 
  • Indiana’s Courts Website. Search for public records, news and publications, courts and clerks at Indiana’s Courts Website.
  • Indiana Legal Help. This website helps people looking for civil legal aid. Civil legal aid helps people with non-criminal issues, including family, housing, consumer, healthcare, benefits, employment, and educational services.

High School Seniors Resources:

  • FASFA website. Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.
  • Ripley County Community Foundation– administers multiple scholarships which are designed to assist those individuals who desire to obtain a quality education. For a listing of available scholarships with a description of each scholarship’s criteria, please see the Scholarship Brochure by clicking on the link.
  • Rising Sun Regional Foundation. administers multiple scholarships which are designed to assist those individuals who desire to obtain a quality education. For a listing of available scholarships with a description of each scholarship’s criteria, please see the list of scholarships offered by clicking on the link.
  • About $19 Billion in Financial Aid to Help You Pay for College
  • Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, colleges, financial aid and more.
  • UNIGO is your connection to OVER 3.6M in Scholarships
  • Top 63 Scholarships for High School Seniors in September 2020