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Gale Courses
Whether you're looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Medina County District Library now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7.

Courses include: Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010, Assisting Aging Parents, Resume Writing Workshop and Creating a Successful Business Plan. Formerly known as Learn4Life, Gale Courses offers the same content that you know and love.


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America's News from Newsbank
Search current and archived coverage from the Plain Dealer, the Akron Beacon Journal and hundreds of other newspapers across the U.S. Includes full-text versions of articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.


search periodicals, newspapers and magazines
EBSCO MasterFile: Access Consumer Reports and other great magazines through EBSCO. Type "Consumer Reports" in the Publication search field and click the "Full Text" to search for full-color PDF results of the current issue and all back-issues. Full text backfiles go as far back as January of 1990, while indexing and abstracts backfiles go as far back as January of 1984.
Video: Using Ebsco Masterfile Premier


Gale Resources
Featuring dozens of resources including:

  • Biography in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. A user-friendly portal experience that also allows users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
  • Opposing Viewpoints: bringing together multiple perspectives on today’s most hotly debated topics and helping students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

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Career & Education

Gale Courses
Whether you're looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Medina County District Library now offers hundreds of online courses that are accessible anywhere online, 24/7.


Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success
This interactive, self-paced learning approach allows job seekers to learn at their convenience. The intuitive platform provides the backbone students and all jobseekers need to succeed in the modern workplace.


LearningExpress Library
LearningExpress Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You'll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Tests include: GED Prep, College Prep including SAT and ACT, Grad School Entrance, Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, US Citizenship, Civil Service and much more.


Mango Languages
Mango is an online language learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons, and a unique intuitive teaching style, Mango increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn.


Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports. Professional Development Collection is the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.


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 more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

 
Law & Business

LawDepot.com

Access thousands of legal forms

Receive unlimited access to thousands of legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Human Resources, Family, and more.

Business Source Premier

This is the industry's most used business research database, providing the full text for more than 8,800 serials. Business Source Premier provides full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references back as far as 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database is updated on a daily basis via EBSCOhost.

MorningStar

Available on library computers only.

Morningstar provides data on approximately 330,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 5 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets.

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.

Regional Business News

This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. This database is updated on a daily basis.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to Standard & Poor’s independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.

 
History & Genealogy

HeritageQuest Online

HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), The Periodical Source Index (PERSI), A digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

Ohio Historical Society Searchable Databases

This collection of searchable databases was created under the Ohio Vital Information for Libraries Center, a grant-funded project of OHS supported by the State Library of Ohio and OPLIN and includes: Online Documents, Research Tools, Services, as well as On-location Services.

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.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Ohio

Features detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s.

 
Automotive

ALLDATA Online

Welcome to ALLDATA® Online, the world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.

Note * This is only available on library computers. 

 
Books & Authors


NoveList Plus
Looking for more books like your favorites? Want to find a new author? Can’t remember all the titles in a series? NoveList Plus has the answers! NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction designed to help you answer the question of what to read next.



NoveList K-8 Plus
makes finding something to read a snap. Recommended Reads lists are right on the homepage for easy access. You now have access to over 400 ready-made genre and subject book lists covering all reading levels from the menu on the homepage. Find curriculum-based lists and articles in different subject areas organized by grade level. By entering search terms in the Search For… box, you can find titles that match a description.


BookFlix
is a new online literacy resource that pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning. The engaging way to link fact and fiction, BookFlix reinforces early reading skills and introduces children to a world of knowledge and exploration.

 

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