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Academic Search Premier

Full text of more than 4,600 journals, including articles about computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

American and English Literature Collection

Works of poetry, drama, and prose. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

American Indian History

Access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history, covering more than 600 Native American groups with tablet/mobile-friendly videos and slideshows, images, biographies of key people, event and topic entries, primary sources, maps, graphs, and timelines. 

Biography in Context

Comprehensive biographical information on over 600,000 people from throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas.

BookFlix

A fun online literary resource for children in preschool through third grade and their parents that pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction eBooks to build a love of reading and learning.

CultureGrams

Information about U. S. states and the countries of the world, including history, customs, recipes, maps, and more.

Curriculum Resource Center

Instant access to thousands of easily reproduced handouts to supplement text and lesson plans used in middle school, high school, and junior college classrooms. This expansive collection contains thousands of fact sheets, timelines, an image gallery, printable maps, full-color science diagrams and experiments, and math activities.

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

This resource allows users to search several databases simultaneously—including ERIC, Academic Search Premiere, the Professional Development Collection, and the Vocational and Career Collection.

Explora

Find articles, essays and primary source documents on a variety of popular topics with easy-to-browse categories with easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Kids

A research database designed for elementary 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.

Explora for Teens

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.

Gale in Context: Elementary

With features that are age-appropriate, reliable, and perfect for young learners, this curriculum-related content covers a broad range of educational topics. This resource helps kids explore and gain comfort with database searching.

Granger's World of Poetry

Updated weekly with new full-text poems, biographies, and commentaries, users have access to 250,000 poems in full text with 450,000 poem citations and a wide range of critical and historical tools.  

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.

Hoonuit

A video-based how-to training resource, Hoonuit opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

Learning Express Library

Provides practice tests, review materials and scoring for many academic and occupational standardized tests, including ACT, SAT, Civil Service Exam, ASVAB, GED, EMT Basic, Real Estate Sales Agent, Firefighter, Police Officer, 4th & 8th grade practice tests, Advanced Placement (AP) exams and more. In addition, a computer skills module (with audio, video, and graphic animation) is available, as well as study guides and test-preparation materials. Also includes Job and Career Accelerator with tools and resources to create resumes and cover letters, learn about thousands of careers from a detailed listing of occupations, search job postings, and even work through an interview tutorial.

Literary Reference Center

Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories. 

Little Pim (Mango Languages for Children)

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). 

Lynda.com

More than 6,600 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Learning paths are step-by-step structured courses, supported with quizzes, practice, and learning reminders to encourage you and support you as you make progress towards your goal. 

Mango Languages

Why not learn a new language? Mango has over 71 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 in partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, is offering free Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) practice tests to library patrons. The service includes free tests specifically based on the state’s BMV materials. 

Ohio Web Library

A collection of databases available to library cardholders throughout the state of Ohio, covering subject areas such as business, biography, and job & career.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Explore both sides of a wide range of important social issues.  Presenting issues in a pro-and-con format, this database provides an ideal reference source for everything from social studies projects to debate preparation.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Offers long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars on 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.

Science in Context

An in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

Science Reference Center

Topics covered include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. 

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

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

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. 

Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.  Provides intelligent and serious introductions to a huge range of subjects. 

Virtual Reference Library

A collection of online reference books in the humanities, social sciences, science and technology, health, business, career development and more, accessible within a single search.

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

A one-stop reference resource for intermediate-level students. Erasing the line between homework support and fun exploration, it contains excellent resources for student reports and research, including extensive, up-to-date articles; videos; interactive games; science projects; and Homework Help; plus Teacher Resources with lesson plans. Kids can explore age-appropriate subjects while developing online research skills with a trusted source.

World Book

A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.

World Book 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.

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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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