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Information on books and authors.

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American & English Literature screenshot American & English Literature

Electronic books of American and English literature - poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible - originally published in print.

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Ancestry Library Edition

IN LIBRARY ONLY. Census, military, court, and church records, passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Auto Repair Reference Center screenshot Auto Repair Reference Center

Search your vehicle by year and make and get all the repair procedures, service bulletins and recalls, wiring diagrams, labor info, specifications, and maintenance intervals.  In addition, there are care and repair tips and troubleshooting help.

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Business Source Premier screenshot Business Source Premier

Company and market reports.

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Consumer Health Complete screenshot Consumer Health Complete

Everyday health care information.

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Consumer Reports screenshot Consumer Reports

Consumer buying guide & product reviews.

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EBSCO screenshot EBSCO Offerings

Listings and links to all EBSCO services, including databases, Flipster, Consumer Reports,etc.

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EBSCOhost Databases screenshot EBSCOhost Databases

Magazine and journal articles.

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Explora Primary Schools screenshot Explora Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Explora Public Libraries screenshot Explora Public Libraries

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Explora  Secondary Schools screenshot Explora Secondary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Family Search screenshot Family Search

FamilySearch is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and preservation of personal and family histories and stories, introducing individuals to their ancestors through the widespread access to records, and collaborating with others who share this vision.

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Heritage Quest screenshot Heritage Quest

A genealogy resource featuring U.S. Census Records and many other sources. Free at the library and from home. At home use 45068 directly followed by your card number as your password. (Ex: 450689999).

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Khan Academy

Nonprofit organization that offers over 3,000 educational videos for free over topics including K-12 math, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, history, and more. Test prep also offered.

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Learning Express screenshot Learning Express Library (Ohio Means Jobs)

Choose "Access Learning Express Anonymously" (green bar). Learning Centers offers the practice tests, assessments, skill-building courses, eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want- at school, at work, or in life. Includes college test prep, career test prep, computer skills help, adult learning resources, and core business skills help.

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Literary Reference Center screenshot Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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MasterFILE Premier Search screenshot MasterFILE Premier Search

Search for thousands of magazines, academic journals, newspapers, reference books, photos, maps, and flags on millions of topics. Includes search of Consumer Reports Magazine for product ratings.

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OhioMeansJobs screenshot Ohio Means Jobs

This site is for job seekers and Ohio employers. Offered here are assessments, courses, resume assistance, etc. If you need help with resumes and cover letters, find the Quick Links in the bottom of the page toolbar titled “Resume & Cover Letters.” On this site, job seekers can also upload their resumes to apply for jobs.

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Ohio Obituary Index screenshot Ohio Obituary Index

An undex to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices and other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering..

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Points of View Reference Center screenshot Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects.

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Religion & Philosophy Collection screenshot Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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Sanborn Fire Maps screenshot Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Science Online screenshot Science Online

Articles, videos, and experiments.

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Science Reference Center screenshot Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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Webmath.com homepage screenshot Webmath

Webmath is a math-help web site that generates answers to specific math questions and problems, as entered by a user, at any particular moment. The math answers are generated and displayed real-time, at the moment a web user types in their math problem and clicks "solve." In addition to the answers, Webmath also shows the student how to arrive at the answer.

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What Snake is It? screenshot What Snake is It?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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What Tree is It? screenshot What Tree is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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What's the Point? screenshot What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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World Book Kids World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.

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World Book Online screenshot World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Online: Early World of Learning screenshot World Book Online: Early World of Learning

Online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students.

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World Book Students screenshot World Book Students

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.

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