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Abdo Digital Abdo Digital

E-books for Kids. Log in with username: smfpl and password: smfplpass

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about:books about:books

Information about books and authors.

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Academic Search Premier Academic Search Premier

A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide. This leading multidisciplinary research database provides full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

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African American Heritage African American Heritage

Search essential historical records for African-Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation Records, Military Draft and Service Records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank and more.

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AHFS Consumer Med Info AHFS Consumer Med Info

A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

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Akron Beacon Journal Collection Akron Beacon Journal Collection

Explore Akron history through local news, events and people with the Akron-Beacon Journal Collection.

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Alt. Health Watch Alt. Health Watch

A full-text alternative health research database focused on complimentary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

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American and English Literature American and English Literature

The American and English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. 

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America’s News from NewsBank America’s News from NewsBank

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people, and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more.

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Discover your family's history Ancestry library edition Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry is the #1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Available only in the library.

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AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs

Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals; ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, etc.

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Business Source Premier Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database. Features full-text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.

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Chilton's Chilton's

Exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Service Bulletins.

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Cleveland Necrology File Cleveland Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.

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Cleveland News Index Cleveland News Index

Includes information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-June 2009), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present).

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Community Legal Aid Community Legal Aid

Community Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and families in central northeast Ohio.

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Computer Source Computer Source

Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

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Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete

Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information,  convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information.

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Consumer Reports Consumer Reports

Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present.

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CreativeBug CreativeBug

Over 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

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EBooks EBooks (EBSCO)

Users can search within a wide range of relevant eBooks using the powerful EBSCOhost experience.

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EbscoHost ALL EbscoHost ALL

A powerful online reference system that offers a variety of full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

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ERIC Education Resource Information Center ERIC EBSCO

The Education Resource Information Center, provides access to education literature and research.

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Explora Primary Schools Explora Primary Schools

Database for teachers and students (k-5), with information covering animals, the arts, biographies, math, science, geography and social studies.

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Explora Public Libraries Explora Public Libraries

Articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research.

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Explora Secondary Schools Explora Secondary Schools

Database for teachers and students (grades 6-12)

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FamilySearch FamilySearch

FamilySearch offers access to 400 million genealogical sources and digital records. You will need a free FamilySearch account.

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Flipster Flipster Magazines

Online magazines

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Fold3 Fold3

Featuring premier collections of original military records.

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Gale In Context: Elementary Gale In Context: Elementary

Features age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content. (formerly Kids InfoBits)

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Gale Legal Forms Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

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Gale Virtual Reference Gale Virtual Reference

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Includes Business Plan Handbook and Gale Everyday Law.

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GreenFile GreenFile

This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

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Health Source: Consumer Edition Health Source: Consumer Edition

Richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries. Information on many health topics including medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

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Health Source: Nursing Health Source: Nursing

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

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HeritageQuest HeritageQuest

Geneology and ancestor database.

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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Hobbies & Crafts Reference

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

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Home Improvement Reference Home Improvement Reference

This database provides users with detailed, user-friendly "how-to" information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Info Line Info Line

2-1-1 helps people across Summit County find local resources when they don't know where to turn for help. 

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Kids InfoBits Kids InfoBits

Features age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. 

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Kids' Book Series and Sequels Kids' Book Series & Sequels Database

The Juvenile Series and Sequels database contains over 36,000 books in 4,900 series titles that are classified into three audiences: Juvenile Easy (for birth - grade 2), Juvenile (grades 2 - 6), and Young Adult (grades 6 - 12).

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LearnFree.org LearnFree.org

Learn essential skills for the 21st century. From Microsoft classes and smartphones, to grammar, math, and more.

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LinkedIn Learning LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com) has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management. Log in with your library card number and 4-digit PIN.

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Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

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MAS Ultra - School Edition MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

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MasterFILE Premier MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. 

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MedLine MedLine

MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine,nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 

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Middle Search Plus Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays.

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Morningstar Investments Morningstar Investments

Morningstar provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds.

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Newspaper Source Newspaper Source

Provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers.  In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.

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Northstar Digital Literacy Northstar Digital Literacy

Northstar Digital Literacy defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online.

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Novelist K-8 Plus Novelist K-8 Plus

Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults who care about children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy.

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NoveList Plus NoveList Plus

Looking for your next book? Want to find more authors like your favorites? NoveList Plus has all your reading answers. Find books that match your interests.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives.

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Ohio Public Records Index Ohio Death Records Index

A searchable index which includes Ohio Department of Health Certificates.

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Ohio History Central Ohio History Central

An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Perfect fo anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio!

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Ohio Historical Society Ohio History Connection

It offers full text historical documents online, as well as a searchable newspaper index and death certificate index.

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Ohio Legal Help Ohio Legal Help

Leveraging online innovation, Ohio Legal Help seeks to improve justice and fairness for all Ohioans by removing barriers to the law so that they can understand their legal options, make informed decisions and connect to local legal and community resources.

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Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Ohio Memory is a statewide collaborative digital library.This freely available collection includes materials from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all of Ohio's 88 counties.

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Ohio News Sources Ohio News Sources

Search Ohio news sources including full-color image editions of the Akron Beacon Journal, Cleveland Plain Dealer and Columbus Dispatch.

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Ohio Obituary Index Ohio Obituary Index

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices, and other notices from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.

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Ohio Revised Code Ohio Revised Code

Online access to the Ohio Revised Code. 

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Ohioline Ohioline - OSU Extension

Gain access to hundreds of OSU Extension fact sheets covering a wide array of subjects such as agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community develepment, and 4-H youth development.

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OhioMeansJobs OhioMeansJobs

This website allows job seekers to search for local opportunities, complete assessments to gauge level of interest/experience, and many other resources.

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Oxford Reference Online Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works.

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Points of View Reference Center Points of View Reference Center

Contains resources presenting multiple sides of issues.

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Primary Search Primary Search

Designed for elementary school libraries. Contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection.

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Professional Development Professional Development Collection

A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

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Psychology and Behavior Psychology and Behavior Science Collection

This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

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Reference Solutions Reference Solutions

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

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Regional Business News Regional Business News

Full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

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Religion & Philosophy Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

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Sanborn Maps Sanborn Maps

The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide a searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities in the years 1867-1970.

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Science Reference Center Science Reference Center

For student researcher's needs, this database contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

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Small Business Reference Small Business Reference

Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books.

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Sociological Sociological Collection

This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students.

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Summit County Community Resources Summit County Community Resources

Contact information for mental health, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and other crisis assistance.

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The New York Times The New York Times

Instructions on accessing The New York Times.

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Transparent Languages Transparent Languages

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.

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U.S. Goverment Printing Office U.S. Goverment Printing Office

The official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

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Very Short Introductions Very Short Introductions

Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

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Vocational & Career Vocational & Career Collection

This database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

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What Tree Is It? What Tree Is It?

Identify common trees of Ohio using this database, which walks users through qualities of leaves and fruits and other aspects of trees.

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What's Next books in series Kent District Library What's Next Book Series Database

The What's Next®: Books in Series database was developed and is maintained by the Kent District Library. 

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What's That Snake? What's That Snake?

This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.

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What's The Point? What's The Point?

A program designed to help users identify flint artifacts.

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World Book Early Learning World Book Early Learning

Books, educational activities and games, designed for young children.

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World Book for Kids World Book for Kids

The site offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.

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World Book French World Book French

A comprehensive French-language encyclopedia. Designed for native speakers, bilingual students and ESL/ELL program participants.

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World Book Hispanica World Book Hispanica

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.

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World Book Online World Book Online

From A to Z, the world of knowledge unfolds. World Book articles are written clearly. They're concise and interesting;packed with facts.

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World Book Spanish World Book Spanish

A comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia. Designed for native speakers, bilingual students and ESL/ELL program participants.

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World Book Student World Book Student

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

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World Book Timelines World Book Timelines

Build and share timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.

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