3 new databases for you when at the library or at home:
AtoZ World Culture
Contains 202 world city travel guides. These beautifully illustrated and up-to-date guides cover travel essentials, attractions, insiders’ information, excursions, nightlife, shopping, culture, cuisine, restaurants, health, security, language, maps, hotels, and lots more.
AtoZ Maps Online
A collection of 94,000 royalty-free maps that students and library patrons can download and print. Map types include world, country, state, political, physical, outline, environmental, scientific, and antique maps. Also included are visual glossaries, geography games, extensive flag images, and teaching tools.
Global Road Warrior
Contains 175 country guides with 126 content modules each. Topics include culture & society, travel, education, history, holidays and festivals, language, media outlets, music, maps, money, national symbols, and religion. Illustrated with more than 30,000 photos, maps, and flag images.
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.
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. Search Consumer Reports
Video: Using Ebsco Masterfile Premier
ConsumerReports.org serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. The website provides updates on product availability, and adds new products to previously-published test results. Research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
MCDL Reference Links
These Reference Links are selected by Medina County District Library reference librarians for quality, currency and depth of information. Used by our reference departments to answer questions on a large variety of topics, these links present a more targeted approach to research than general search engines.
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 brings 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.
Gale LegalForms has thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Resources include Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Musicians
- Career & Education
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.
Ohio Means Jobs
A comprehensive employment site to search for jobs, discover career pathways, obtain free online training and plan your future. Special sections for K-12 students, veterans and employers.
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 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
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.
Thousands of legal forms available with more forms being added daily. Official, State Specific, Federal, Business, Personal, Real Estate and General forms covering hundreds of legal subjects and issues.
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.
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.
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 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
Search for your ancestors in the more than 30,000 collections on Ancestry.com. Explore U.S. record collections including birth, marriage, death and census records detailing occupations, ages, siblings, birthplaces, addresses, and more – even maiden names. Note: Ancestry Library Edition is only available on computers or devices using the library's wired or wireless networks.
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).
Search the Ohio History Connection's library, archives & museum databases for books, serials, pamphlets, maps and newspapers.
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. The Cleveland News Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from the Cleveland Plain Dealer,Cleveland Magazine, Northern Ohio Live and Ohio Magazine.
Features detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s.
Welcome to ALLDATA® Online, the world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information.
Note: ALLDATA is only available on computers or devices using the library's wired or wireless networks.
MCDL offers free access to Driving-Tests.org, a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real BMV permit test.
- Books & Authors
Books & Authors
Books & Authors offers ways to discover new books and authors. You can search by your favorite genre (mystery, romance, and more) or author. You can also find out what's new and what's coming soon. Review recommended books picked by librarians and write your own reviews and assign ratings.
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.
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.
CLEVNET Databases As a MCDL card holder, you can also access CLEVNET's high-quality databases of full-text periodicals from within your public library and from home.