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Biography Reference Bank screenshot Biography Reference Bank

H. W. Wilson's collection of 95,000+ biographies from over 50 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 20,000 printable images. Search by name, profession, ethnic background, place of birth, and more.

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Explora Primary Schools screenshoot Explora Primary Schools (K-5)

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Explora Secondary Schools (6-12) screenshot Explora Secondary Schools (6-12)

Explora provides easy-to-use features that link you to a variety of content from the world leaders in magazines and reference materials. The content provided covers thousands of topics such as animals, biographies, business, government, current issues, geography, history, science, and math just to name a few.

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Gale Courses screenshot Gale Courses

Gale Courses offers interactive, instructor-led courses that can be taken entirely online to support lifelong learning and continuing education. This program is free, with unlimited usage to library patrons and includes courses on Computer and Technical, Careers and Professional, Writing and Publishing, and Personal Development.

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Gale Virtual Reference screenshot Gale Virtual Reference Library

Thousands of trusted, authoritative reference eBooks on virtually any subject are available 24/7.

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GreenFILE screenshot GreenFILE

GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more.

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Learning Express Library screenshot Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library provides users access to materials to prepare for a variety of student and career based testing.  Create a free login to get yourself ready for things like SAT, ACT, or a variety of job based testing.  With helpful videos to get you started and to help you get the most of this service.

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LearningExpress Workforce Skills for the 21st Century screenshot LearningExpress Workforce Skills for the 21st Century

Provides you with a place to go to practice or learn new skills to help you find a job or enhance your current career.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition screenshot MAS Ultra - School Edition

Contains full text articles for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas.

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Middle Search Plus screenshot Middle Search Plus

Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular, middle school magazines. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Middle Search Plus also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags. 

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Ohio Driver Education screenshot Ohio Driver Education

This resource provides free practice tests for the written portion of Ohio Department of Transportation's various driving exams.

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Ohio Web Library Ohio Web Library

A variety of online research databases provided to all Ohio residents 

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Points of View screenshot Points of View

This database contains many topics, each with an overview, point, and counterpoint. Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints using political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

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Primary Search Screenshot Primary Search

Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular, magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), and full text information dates as far back as 1990.

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Science Reference Center screenshot Science Reference Center

Topics covered in this resource 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. Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, 

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Vocational and Career Collection screenshot Vocational and Career Collection

Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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What Tree is it? Ohio Tree Identification screenshot What Tree is it? Ohio Tree Identification

This resource will help to identify Ohio trees by leaf, fruit, or by name.

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What’s that Snake? Ohio Snake Identification screenshot What’s that Snake? Ohio Snake Identification

Use this resource to identify Ohio snakes based on characteristics or by name.  This resource also helps to dispel many snake related myths.   

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What’s the Point? Ohio Arrowhead Identification What’s the Point? Ohio Arrowhead Identification

Identify flint artifacts, found in Ohio, using this resource.

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World Book Academic screenshot World Book Academic

Encyclopedia geared towards college students

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World Book Early World of Learning screenshot World Book Early World of Learning

This encyclopedia uses games, fun facts, art, and traditional reading to cater to the youngest group of users.

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World Book Spanish World Book Spanish

An encyclopedia for Spanish speaking patrons.

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