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60 Minutes: 1997-2014

Watch short documentary videos on contemporary topics and issues from the Emmy award winning TV journalism program 60 Minutes; with bonus segments from Sunday Morning.

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A to Z the World

Use Country Guides to learn culture & customs worldwide covering over 100 topics— an online "almanac" of countries. We recommend using Chrome browser.

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, kids, society, teen

ABC mouse

for Libraries
The award-winning educational website provides learning activities for children ages 2-6+, with interactive books, games, puzzles and other learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it!
Choose Firefox or Chrome browser; Internet Explorer will not support sound.
 

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Subjects: education, kids

Academic Search Premier

Need to do research for school or college? Try these scholarly journals for core and elective school/university classes.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, teen

African-American History Online

A comprehensive historical resource for information on everything from African-American leaders to important events, social movements and issues, the arts and more.

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Subjects: history, homework-help, kids, teen

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

This health care resource provides patient advisory information on more than 1,450 prescription medications.

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Subjects: health

ALLDATA

The world’s most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair info.

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Subjects: diy

Alt-Health Watch

Search within hundreds of magazines, journals and articles for the latest information on complementary and integrated approaches to health care.

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Subjects: health

America the Beautiful

Do you know Ohio’s state motto? Nebraska’s state insect? Find answers to these questions and many others through America the Beautiful. This comprehensive resource for students in grades 1 – 8 contains tons of fun facts on U.S. history, the 50 states and current events.

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, kids

America’s Obituaries & Death Notices

Searchable obituaries and death records in 700+ U.S. newspapers since the 1980s (date coverage varies).

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Subjects: genealogy, history, magazines-newspapers

American & English Literature

Explore searchable electronic versions of American and English literature, poetry, drama and the Bible.

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Subjects: homework-help, literature, teen

American Indian History Online

This fascinating in-depth guide includes historic photos, documents and maps; videos; timelines and biographies of the most important and interesting figures in American Indian history.

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Subjects: cultures, history, homework-help, kids, teen

Ancestry Library Edition

Explore your roots using this premium genealogy resource. Searchable Census, immigration, court records to help you fill in branches of your family tree.

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Subjects: genealogy

Biography in Context

Biographies of 500,000+ of the world’s important, influential, interesting people. Search by name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity,  gender, birth, death date/place.

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Subjects: biography, homework-help, kids, teen

Biography Reference Bank

Search and find biographical profiles for thousands of famous and historic figures. Also includes a searchable archive of interviews, speeches and obituaries.

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Subjects: biography, homework-help, kids, teens

BookFLIX

Watch and listen to classic children’s storybooks , practice your ABCs and explore your imagination!
pre-K to grade 3

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, literature

Business Source Premier

Access hundreds of articles from popular business magazines, trade publications and scholarly journals – anytime, anywhere.

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Subjects: business, magazines-newspapers

CINAHL Plus

Cumulative Index to Nursing+Allied Health Literature
Access hundreds of  articles on nursing and health care from the pages of international professional journals published from 1937–present.

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Subjects: education, health, magazines-newspapers

Cleveland & Cuyahoga Health Data Resource

This online resource allows users to share or obtain detailed health, demographic, behavioral, social and economic data for use in program planning, evaluation and grant-writing. Includes links to high quality health data resources.

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Subjects: health

Cleveland Call & Post

Read all about it! This searchable resource provides access to more than 60 years of Cleveland’s African-American newspaper, Call & Post.    (1934-1991)

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Subjects: history, magazines-newspapers

Cleveland Jewish News

Read current and past issues of Cleveland Jewish News using this searchable online resource. 

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers, society

Cleveland Jewish News Archive

This comprehensive archive contains every edition of Cleveland Jewish News that has been published since October 30, 1964.

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers, society

Computer Source

Your free online source for the latest news and information about technological innovations, telecommunications and the Internet.

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Subjects: diy, magazines-newspapers, technology

Consumer Health Complete

Find health, wellness, fitness and nutrition references with complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. The database also includes drug information.

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Subjects: health

Consumer Reports

Are you in the market for a new car or appliance? Get informed before you buy. Read current and past issues of Consumer Reports – anytime, anywhere. Includes product ratings and reviews, recall and safety information.

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Subjects: diy

Culture Grams

Get a bird’s-eye view of the daily lives, cultures and histories of the world’s peoples. Includes maps, photos, recipes and more. 

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, kids, teen

Driving-Tests.org

Practice sample Ohio Permit tests as many times as you need - until you're ready to take the real DMV test!  Find car and motorcycle practice tests and Ohio Driver’s and Motorcycle Handbooks. Free and interactive. No registration required.

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Subjects: education, teen

Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos

(Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia)
This Spanish language encyclopedia geared toward young students features articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, languages, reference

Encyclopaedia Judaica

An overview of Jewish life, knowledge and literature; explores the contribution of Jews to world cultures. For scholars, students and general readers.  2nd Edition

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Subjects: cultures, reference

Encyclopédie Découverte

(French Student Discovery Encyclopedia)
This French language encyclopedia geared toward students young and old features articles, maps, illustrations, pictures and sounds designed to stimulate engagement and learning.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, languages, reference

ERIC

(Educational Resource Information Center)
ERIC provides students, teachers and researchers with access to hundreds of scholarly journals, research papers and theses covering a wide array of subjects. This searchable resource is perfect for research papers, homework and lesson planning. 

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Subjects: education, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, teen

eSequels

Our online guide to series fiction. Get the latest news on your favorite series or find a new favorite.   Search by author, title, character name, location, subject or keyword.

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Subjects: literature

Explora

Learn about your favorite subject. Read magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, reference books, and primary sources. Find pictures. Translate articles. Designed for library patrons.    View tutorial

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Subjects: arts, biography, business, career, cultures, health, history, magazines-newspapers, reference, science

Explora Primary Schools

Look up facts for class projects or homework.  Read magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles. Lexile® Measures indicate grade-level.  Designed for students in grades K-5.  View tutorial

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Subjects: arts, biography, cultures, history, homework-help, kids, science

Explora Secondary Schools

Look up articles and facts for research papers.  Read magazine and newspaper articles, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles. Lexile® Measures indicate grade-level. Designed for students grades 6-12.   View tutorial

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Subjects: arts, biography, business, health, history, homework-help, literature, magazines-newspapers, science, teen

Flipster

Read full digital copies of 160 popular magazines, including People, Food Network, Good Housekeeping, HGTV Magazine, and House Beautiful, on your computer, tablet or mobile device.  Back issues are available going back the last two years.  Flipster app is available from iTunes for  iPhone, iPad, Android devices and Kindle Fire tablets.
 

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers

Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives

Access historical U.S. military records including the stories, photos and personal documents of men and women who served our country. Fold3 users can also contribute their own comments and upload documents.

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Subjects: genealogy, history, homework-help, teen

Freegal Music

Download up to five free songs weekly and created unlimited customized streaming playlists with Freegal Music. Access more than 8 million songs, including the latest releases from Sony Music’s entire catalog of legendary artists. 

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Subjects: music

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

This searchable online version of Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia is your gateway to accurate, in-depth information on virtually any subject. Ever ask yourself, “what’s a pangolin?” or “where exactly is Timbuktu?” Well, now you’ll know the answers.

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GreenFILE

This research database focused on the relationship between humans and the environment features hundreds of eco-related articles, government documents and reports. Explore the positive and negative ways humans affect ecology.

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Subjects: cultures, homework-help, magazines-newspapers, politics, science, teen

Grolier Online Passport

Got homework? Grolier Online Passport provides students with access to such popular educational resources as America the Beautiful and Lands and Peoples.

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Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia

Everything you ever wanted to know about animal evolution, reproduction, history, ecology and conservation efforts.

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Health Source Nursing

Academic Edition– Access hundreds of articles and scholarly journals related to nursing and health care.

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Subjects: health, magazines-newspapers

Heritage Quest

Find your ancestors. This searchable genealogy resource contains nearly 200 years of Federal Census data, Revolutionary War records, local history articles and other sources to help you connect the dots of your family history.

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Subjects: genealogy, history

Hispánica Saber Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica

(Spanish-Language Encyclopedia)
This online encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and ESOL students features hundreds of images, maps, videos, animations, sounds and interactive media.

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Subjects: languages, reference

Hoopla Streaming Music

Enjoy thousands of digital music albums from major record labels. Music is available for instant streaming or temporary download to your smartphone, tablet or computer. 

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Subjects: music

Image Collection

This searchable database features thousands of image files suitable for use in research papers and other non-commercial uses. Every image includes Citation information.

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Subjects: arts, homework-help, kids, reference, teen

Lands and Peoples

Travel the globe through this educational resource that includes a variety of maps, games and quizzes designed to increase your knowledge of world cultures.

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Learning Express Library

Whatever your goals, this resource can help you succeed. Learning Express Library offers practice tests, exercises and skill building courses to help you further your personal and professional development. Having problems? Pop-Ups must be allowed.
Occupation practice tests include : Ohio Civil Service, CDL, Nursing, Fire Fighter, EMT, Law Enforcement, Teaching, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, TOEFL,U.S. Citizenship
Skill courses include : MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, computer classes, reading, writing, math

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Subjects: career, diy, education, technology

Literary Reference Center

The plot thickens! Literary Reference Center offers summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews. You can also read the full text of poems and short stories.

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Subjects: arts, homework-help, literature, teen

Literature Criticism Online

Need to write a term paper for your English class? This searchable resource can help. Access hundreds of articles of criticism, theory and interpretation on virtually any subject relating to literature, poetry and short stories. Includes author biographies and citations.

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Living Language

Originally developed for the U.S. State Department, this free online resource is the perfect tool to teach you a new language for business, school, travel or just for fun. Includes interactive games and quizzes.

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Subjects: languages

Lynda.com

Learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals using these free video courses on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Online videos are available for Developer, IT, Business, Marketing, Photography, 3D + Animation, Video, Web, and more. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access Lynda.com. How to use Lynda.com 

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Mango Languages

Ever wanted to learn another language? Now you can with Mango, our free online language learning resource. Learn how to hold a conversation in more than 70 languages, including: Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin Chinese and more. Includes ESOL lessons. 

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Subjects: education, homework-help, languages

MAS Ultra – School Edition

Access hundreds of magazine articles, biographies, historical documents, photos and more with this searchable resource. A comprehensive reference tool for students, researchers and educators. 

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, magazines-newspapers, teen

MasterFILE Premier

This online resource provides advanced search options to find the information you need. Search through a huge archive of magazine and newspaper articles, reference books, biographies, documents, photos, maps, more

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers, reference

MEDLINE

This authoritative online resource provides a wealth of useful information on medical issues and disciplines, including: nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and prescription drugs.

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Subjects: health

Merck Manuals

Access either the Professional or Consumer version of this medical resouce in multiple languages.  Find information on Medical Topics; Symptoms; Emergencies; Drug Information; News & Commentary; includes images, medical terms and self-assessment tools.

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Subjects: diy, health

Mergent Intellect

Provides free access to data on global, public and private businesses, including active/inactive companies and their executives; job search feature partnered with Indeed; consumer white page lookup capabilities; U.S. census data, with partnership with Nielson, offers consumer information. Note: Webinar Training Calendar

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Subjects: business, career, diy, economics, finance

Middle Search Plus

Homework help is here! This online resource for students provides access to hundreds of magazine and encyclopedia articles, historical documents and maps.

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Morningstar Investment Research Center

MIRC provides reliable, independent investment information, stock reports, fund reports, analyses and ratings to help investors make informed decisions. Updated daily

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Subjects: business, finance

Naxos Music Library

This searchable resource is perfect for music educators, musicians, students and collectors. Access the complete catalogues of more than 400 independent labels; listen to streaming audio of classical, jazz, rock, gospel, pop, world music and more. Includes music notes, cover art, track lists, instrumentation and publisher information.

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Subjects: arts, music

Net Wellness

Access a wide variety of commercial-free health information created and evaluated by the expert medical and health faculties of Case Western Reserve University, Ohio State University and University of Cincinnati.

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Subjects: health

New Oxford Shakespeare Online

Enjoy the complete works of William Shakespeare in the modern spelling, or choose to read both the old and modern spelling text, scrolling alongside each other.  Combines Modern Critical Edition, Critical Reference Edition, and Authorship Companion. Instructional Video
 

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Subjects: homework-help, literature, reference

New York Times – Historical or Current

You can explore every issue of The New York Times from 1851-2007 using the NYT Historical archive. Check out the NYT Current archive to read every issue from 1999 to the present. Searchable archives include full pages, articles, images.
Also, enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com with Library account. [Details below in NYTimes.com listing)

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Subjects: genealogy, history, magazines-newspapers

Newspaper Source

Can’t get enough news? We have the resource for you. Use Newspaper Source to read newspapers from all over the world, plus more than 200 regional newspapers and TV/radio news transcripts. Get your news on!

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers

NoveList K-8 Plus

This searchable resource is chocked full of helpful book reviews, reading recommendations and annotations for students in grades K-8. Includes discussion guides and lexile reading level information for educators.

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, literature

NoveList Plus

The one-stop resource for voracious readers. Features book reviews and synopses; reading recommendations; discussion guides; book talks and more.

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Subjects: literature

NYTimes.com

For free and unlimited access to The New York Times, you must first Log In and Create an Account. You can then log in as often as you want to search and browse articles published between 1851-1922 and 1981-present. For content for years 1923-1980, search our subscription to The Historical New York Times (above).

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Subjects: genealogy, history, magazines-newspapers

Ohio History Central

This dynamic online encyclopedia created by The Ohio Historical Society covers everything there is to know about the Buckeye State, from its prehistory to the present. Includes images, maps, timelines and historic documents. Updated frequently.

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Ohio Means Jobs

OhioMeansJobs.com is Ohio’s new career planning system available to all Ohioans at no cost. You’ll find lots of tools in the new system to help you explore careers and schools, create a budget and find scholarships.

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Subjects: career

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

This resource is a collaborative project between the Ohio Historical Society and the State Library of Ohio. You can create your own Ohio scrapbook using images from the archives of the OHS and a variety of Ohio libraries and museums.

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Subjects: genealogy, history

Ohio Web Library

A simple search function allows you to easily find accurate information from a variety of trusted sources. Please note:  Ohio Web Library is only accessible by using Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or  Chrome.

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Optimal Resume

Tips and tools to help you produce a professional, effective resume. Free access for CCPL cardholders. Enter the access code: cuyac.

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Subjects: career

Oxford English Dictionary

The OED is the most authoritative and comprehensive record of the English language in the world, with each entry tracing the history of every word and enhanced with quotations. Covers all types of usage from formal to slang, Explore themes, meanings and ideas through the history of English.  

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Oxford Reference Online

A searchable collection of encyclopedias and reference books related to a variety of subjects including arts, cultures, history, and literature.

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Plain Dealer (Current)

[Use combined PD search to search through both historical and current issues] – Read every issue of The Plain Dealer from 1991 to present. Includes full text and article images.

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers

Plain Dealer (Historical)

[Use combined PD search to search through both historical and current issues] – Read every issue of The Plain Dealer from April 7, 1845 to May 31, 1991. Archive features full text and article images.

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Subjects: genealogy, history, magazines-newspapers

Plain Dealer e-Edition

E-editions of the daily Plain Dealer (print copies of the newspaper available daily in all branches)

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers

Points of View Reference Center

Each topic offers an overview (description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). You’ll also find guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

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Subjects: homework-help, society, teen

PressReader

Read newspapers from all over the world! Features newspapers in 50+ languages from Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East, U.S.A.  Includes Washington Post, Dayton Daily News, Morning Journal [Lorain, OH] and Columbus Dispatch. Access directly to smartphones, tablets and laptops using the free PressReader app.

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Subjects: languages, magazines-newspapers

Primary Search

Search online versions of popular children’s encyclopedias and almanacs. A helpful homework resource for primary school students.

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Professional Development Collection

The world’s most comprehensive online collection of journals for educators, including: Education Digest, High School Journal, Journal of Education, Journal of Educational Research, School Library Journal, more

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Subjects: education, magazines-newspapers

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Search more than 500 peer-reviewed journals for information on psychiatry, psychology, emotional and behavioral characteristics, more.

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Subjects: health, science, society

Pub Med Central

The National Library of Medicine's PubMedCentral.gov lets you access hundreds of health-related articles, plus over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and life sciences journals.

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Subjects: health, magazines-newspapers

Reference USA

RefUSA is a premier resource for business and consumer research, including in-depth market research for small businesses, entrepreneurs, job seekers, students, and prospective home buyers alike.
Note: List of Training Webinars

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Subjects: business, career, diy, reference

Regional Business News™

Access and read leading business-related newspapers, newswires and journals, including Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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Subjects: business, magazines-newspapers

Religion and Philosophy Collection

Journal topics include world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers, society

Rock’s Backpages

RBP is the largest database of music journalism online, with 25,000+ articles on thousands of artists written by the world’s best-known music journalists.  Covers all genres of popular music from the 1950s to the present.  No need to Login or Subscribe — just "Accept" the use of cookies (at top) to proceed.

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Subjects: arts, biography, music

SAMS Technical Publishing (Photofact)

The leading resource for DIY electronics repair. Includes schematics, diagrams and instructions for electronics repair technicians, antique electronics restorers and hobbyists.

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Subjects: diy, technology

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

This archive of large scale maps and street plans from 1867 to 1970 is used by genealogists, researchers and local historians to study the impact of new developments. Includes historic maps of more than 400 Ohio communities.

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Subjects: genealogy, history, reference

Science Online

This comprehensive science resource for middle and high school students includes fascinating illustrations and diagrams, sample experiments, educational videos and more.

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Subjects: homework-help, kids, science, teen

Science Reference Center

Whether you need homework help or just want to learn more about science, this database covers it all:  biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space science, environmental science, life science and health and medicine. You can also learn about the history of science and the people and technology involved.

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Subjects: health, homework-help, kids, science, technology, teen

Sociological Collection

Information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture, and social structure.

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Subjects: magazines-newspapers, society

Standard & Poor’s Net Advantage

NetAdvantage is a treasure trove of investment information, industry analysis and stock and bond data. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about budgeting, credit scores, college loans and refinancing.
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Subjects: business, economics, finance

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States

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Subjects: business, economics, politics, society

Tumble Book Library

Children’s animated, talking picture books. Learn your ABCs and 123s through fun games and puzzles. Includes eBook titles for iPad, National Geographic videos, eAudios. Preschool-Grade 2

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Subjects: education, homework-help, kids, literature

Value Line Institutional Services

Collects and analyzes data covering 3,500 stocks.  Includes the Investment Survey, together with Small & Mid-Cap, industry reports, analyst commentaries, ranks and ratings. Compatible web browsers include Internet Explorer ver. 11 * Microsoft Edge * Chrome ver. 38 or higher * Firefox ver. 27 or higher * Apple Safari ver. 7 or higher.

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Subjects: business, finance

Vocational & Career Collection

This searchable online collection of more than 300 trade and industry publications includes Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and more.

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Subjects: career, magazines-newspapers, teen

Wall Street Journal

Enjoy free, unlimited access to WSJ.com. Select “Today’s Paper” for the digital version of the daily print editions for U.S., Europe and Asia.  Sign In to Create an Account; thereafter, Sign In using your email address and password. Available WSJ.com apps  

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Subjects: business, finance, magazines-newspapers

World Book Advanced

World Book Advanced offers high school and college students easy access to hundreds of encyclopedia articles, historic documents, maps and newspapers. This resource gets an A+!

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Subjects: education, homework-help, reference, teen

World Book Early World of Learning

This interactive learning tool for preschoolers and primary school students is designed to teach critical skills like number, shape and color recognition. Includes educational games and videos; and exercises that teach vocabulary, phonemic awareness and comprehension skills.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, kids

World Book Kids

Primary school students will love this colorful, interactive resource loaded with educational videos, activities and games. Learning is fun! 

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World Book Student

Homework doesn’t have to be a drag. At least not when you have World Book Student on your side. This searchable resource for middle school students features loads of engaging videos, maps and sounds.

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Subjects: education, homework-help, reference, teen

WorldCat

Use WorldCat to search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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Subjects: reference