Databases: By Subject: Education

Databases:

Atomic Training

Atomic Training gives you unlimited access to hundreds of how-to videos about popular software programs by Microsoft, Apple, Google, and more.

BookFlix

This online literary resource for children pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

Curriculum Resource Center

Facts On File is “one of America’s leading publishers of print and online reference materials…and spans a multitude of subject areas such as U.S. history, world history, language and literature, science and technology, careers, social issues, and many others."

EBSCO (ERIC, Professional Development Collection, Vocational & Career)

One of the “leading service providers of full-text and secondary databases,” EBSCO allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including ERIC, Academic Search Premiere, the Professional Development Collection, and the Vocational and Career Collection.

Explora

Explora - Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

Explora for Kids is a research database designed with students and educators in mind. Elementary school students can learn about their favorite subject. Look up words. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find pictures. Translate articles into more than 30 languages. 

Explora for Teens

Explora for Teens is a research database designed for middle and high school students and educators. Learn more about your favorite subject. Read magazines, newspapers, biographies, primary sources, country information. Find images for class projects and learn vocabulary.  Translate articles  into more than 30 languages.

Gale Courses

Interested in taking an interactive course online? Gale Courses offers "a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month."

Granger's World of Poetry

The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry Online, updated weekly with new full-text poems, biographies, and commentaries, offers users access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations. Granger’s also includes a wide range of critical and historical tools and features to enhance understanding and enjoyment of poetry.

Heritage Quest

With an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources for more than 60 countries, with coverage dating back as early as the 1700s, this collection can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past, while also providing a comprehensive treasury of genealogical sources rich in unique records, local and family histories, and finding-aids.

Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is content-rich, authoritative, engaging and easy-to-use.  It's features are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for today's young learners. Its curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics with a modern, graphical interface. The design helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching. Kids InfoBits addresses the way kids learn and conduct research – and makes it fun!

Learning Express Library

Learning Express features different learning areas, like  Computer Skills, College and GED Prep, and U.S. Citizenship, and “offers the practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.”

Little Pim (Mango Languages for Children)

Little Pim (brought to you by Mango Languages) is an award-winning program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children.  The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic). The children's language program "stars" a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy.

Mango Languages

Why not learn a new language? Mango has over 63 languages to choose from, including French, Spanish, Mandarin...even Pirate! 

NoveList Plus

Let NoveList help you find a good book to read, with expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

Ohio BMV Practice Tests

Mansfield/Richland County Public Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s BMV materials. It is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that let users hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask portions of the screen for greater visibility on the practice tests. The program will work as an outreach to several valued groups of patrons, including teens, those with disabilities, and seniors who need to take a renewal exam, as well as patrons at every other stage of life. 

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. 

Profiles of Ohio

Detailed demographic and statistical data on 1300 populated places in Ohio, including information on physical characteristics, population, income, employment, housing, and crime.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer offers easy homework help in areas like science, history & government, social issues, and more, complete with Common Core correlations. 

SIRS Issues Researcher

Issues Researcher allows you to find "Pro and Con" arguments for major social issues from gun control to bullying. 

Testing & Education Reference Center

A “start to finish resource,” the Testing and Education Reference Center offers practice tests on several tests, including the GED, ACT/SAT, NCLEX, and Civil Service and licensure exams, as well as useful information on Financial Aid, and an Online Resume Builder.

Transparent Languages

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language.  This site offers language courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps.  With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for mobile platforms, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions provide intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. In this digital resource, hundreds of titles can be searched at once, opening up new pathways across subjects. Students can use Very Short Introductions to consider study options, embark on a new module, topic, or essay, or revise a particular subject.  Teachers and other educators can assign chapters, or whole books to students. Adult learners can also gain new insights through an introduction to a topic.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Improve your computer skills, take career prep tests, prepare resumes, search for jobs, and much more. 

World Almanac For Kids

”Known to librarians worldwide as ‘the Information Publisher,’ Facts On File has been publishing quality reference titles since 1941.” This particular database focuses on younger users and students from elementary school to college.

World Book Early World of Learning

"World Book Online: Early World of Learning offers an interactive learning environment for children in preschool and early elementary grades, which includes resources to help them grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills."

Websites:

Educator’s Reference Desk

This site provides links to lesson plans, online education information, and question archive responses, as well as the Gateway to Educational Materials and ERIC databases.

Federal Student Aid

Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school, including FAFSA.

Ohio Department of Education

The State of Ohio site for families, educators, and administrators.

Peterson’s Planner

Online, searchable versions of the popular Peterson’s educational guides. Includes college information, admissions advice, and much more.

U.S. Department of Education

Information for students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

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