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Heritage African American Heritage

 is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

This collection was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

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vehicle repair information ALLDATA Online

(In-Library Use only) ALLDATA Repair is the leading single source of manufacturers' diagnostic, maintenance and repair information. OE data is available for more than 22,000 engine-specific vehicles from 1982 to present. ALLDATA Repair is available 24/7 and updates are automatic. The OE repair information is never edited or redrawn and thousands of pages of data are added each year.          

 

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electronic books and literature American and English Full Text Literature Collections

Electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.

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Ancestry Library edition screenshot Ancestry Library Edition

(in-library use only) U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more. You must be in the library to access this database.

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Biography of notable personalities Biography Reference Center

Biography Reference Center is a collection of full-text biographies on notable personalities from around the world, including actors, authors, world leaders, inventors .

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Bookflix screenshot Bookflix

New online literacy resource from Weston Woods and Scholastic Books. It has colorful animation, interactive games, and much more to help reinforce reading skills, and build a love for reading and learning for your children. Just click on the link above, then watch, read, & learn!

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Company and market reports Business Source Premier

Company and market reports

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Chilton Library Chilton Library

Get the detailed information you need to tackle vehicle maintenance and repairs. 

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Local cemetery records and nespaper death notices Cleveland Necrology File

The Cleveland Necrology File contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. A more complete description of the file's contents can be found in the about section of the database. For necrology information after 1975, please use the Cleveland News Index

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Cleveland News Index

(Cleveland Public Library) -- The online Cleveland News Index lists citation 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). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. Please note that this index does not provide full text access to these sources

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Everyday health care information Consumer Health Complete

Everyday health care information

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Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete

Everyday health care information.

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Product evaluations and articles ConsumerReports.org

Search Consumer Reports magazine for full text articles from 1991 to the present. Find product evaluations, articles on public safety, health, marketplaces, and legal decisions that affect consumers

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Resume building Cypress Resume

Build a professional resume in minutes.  Just following the online wizard.

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magazine and journal articles EBSCOhost

Magazine and jounal articles

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Facts for class projects or homework Explora Primary Schools

A trustworthy environment for students and educators in grades K through 5 to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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magazine and reference books Explora Public Libraries

Reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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grades 6th through 12th facts for research papers or homework Explora Secondary Schools

Designed for students and educators in grades 6 through 12 for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Genealogy research Fold3

The Web's Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII. Historic war records. 

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Legal forms Gale Legal Forms

Download legal forms online.

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Heritage Quest

U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.

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History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

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Hobbies and crafts Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Home improvement assistance Home Improvement Reference Center

The online resource for home improvement assistance in areas such as repair, maintenance, remodeling, electrical work and much more.

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Kids InfoBits

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. 

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Online tutorials, practice tests like ACT and GED, workplace skills improvement Learning Express

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and ebooks to help patrons of all ages.  It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

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Information of authors and their works Literary Reference Center Plus

provides the most relevant information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time frames. It gives students, teachers and librarians a complete foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. 

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courses Lynda.com

Lynda.com has 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. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator.

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Research on stocks, mutual funds Morningstar Investments

Morningstar Investment Research Center provides independent, in-depth research and recommendations on 11,000 stocks, 24,000 mutual funds, and 950 exchange traded funds. The format is user-friendly and includes an investment education section

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Fiction and nonfiction books for children 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. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more

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Fiction and nonfiction books for all ages Novelist Plus

Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy. Using simple search techniques, find helpful resources such as expert reading recommendations, read-alikes, book discussion guides, thematic book lists and more

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford University Press has invested in the Oxford Research Encyclopedias to meet this challenge. Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

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Permit Practice Tests

Free online permit practice tests for Automobile and motorcycle.  No library card or personal information needed.

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essays on controversial subjests Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects

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Genealogy research ProQuest

Great for research or Genealogy.

Includes these Historical Newspapers:
Christian Science Monitor (1908-1998)
Los Angeles Times (1881-1988) 
The New York Times (1851-2008) with Index (1851-1993)
Wall St. Journal (1889-1994) 
Washington Post (1877-1995)

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business and residential directory information Reference USA

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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historical maps of Ohio cities Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities

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Small business Small Business Reference Center`

Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Small Engine Repair

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

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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.With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner.

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Health and human services programs United Way

In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, United Way Services' First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its "Reference" database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource

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Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions are a book series published by the Oxford University Press. The books are concise introductions to particular subjects, intended for a general audience but written by experts. Most are under 200 pages long.

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Ohio tree identification guide What Tree Is It

Ohio tree identification guide.

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ohio snake identification guide What's That Snake

Ohio snake identification guide

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Identifying flint artifacts What's The Point

Identifying flint artifacts

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Interactive learning for preschool and children World Book Early World of Learning

Three interactive learning environments for preschoolers and children in early grades.

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articles and map with teacher guides World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles, with teacher guides.

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multimedia collection World Book Students

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

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40 million bibliographic records WorldCat

(OCLC) -- The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

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