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HSSE Featured Database – INSPIRE

January 27th, 2022

Humanities, Social Science and Education Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring INSPIRE, brought to by the Indiana State Library.


Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.

Focus: Sometimes referred to the Indiana Virtual Library, this resource provides access to a full range of commercial databases free to all Indiana users. You can also access historical information about Indiana, and testing preparation.

Tutorial: Click here see the basics of using INSPIRE.

Why you should know this database: Beyond the access to a wide array of databases, this resource has an extensive collection of historical information about the state, including newspapers, digital collections from libraries across Indiana, and genealogy resources. Also, the testing preparation has a section for graduate exams like the LSTAT, GRE, and GMAT.

Quick tip: On the Purdue Libraries database list, if you see a little IN symbol next the title of a database, it means that this database can be access through the INSPIRE website.

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