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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 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.

Legal Forms

A database of downloadable business, personal, real estate and general forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.

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. 

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 Reference

Combines quick reference coverage of many subjects with the rich resources of the Oxford Companions.

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.

Small Business Reference Center

Find sample business plans, forms, articles from business journals, and more.

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.

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.

Websites:

Legal Resources

Collection of sites that cover government on the Federal, State, and Local levels. Also includes law and consumer sites.

Richland County Law Library

"By statute, the Law Library provides a professional legal collection for judges, prosecutors, attorneys and county officials. The Law Library is open to the public to assist with finding materials but cannot give legal advice or interpretations."

State of Ohio

The official government site for the State of Ohio

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