Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
Chilton Library
Chilton Library

Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures. Video Overview.

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Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports

Research your next big purchase through unbiased product testing and ratings. The website provides updates on product availability and adds new products to previously published test results. Read product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Video Overview.

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Creativebug
Creativebug

Creativebug offers online video arts and crafts workshops and techniques. Learn how to paint, knit, crochet, sew, screen print and more. Video Overview.

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Driving-Tests.org
Driving-Tests.org

Gain free access to Driving-Tests.org, a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the BMV permit test.​

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Gale Legal Forms
Gale Legal Forms

View a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant law, and many others. Includes a comprehensive attorney by state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language. Video Overview.

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Learning Express Library
Learning Express Library

This interactive collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help members, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests. Benefit from 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. Video Overview.

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Lynda.com is now LinkedIn Learning
Lynda.com

MCDL cardholders now have unlimited access to Lynda.com. This on-demand learning solution helps you gain new skills and advance your career. Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics. Just enter your library card number and PIN. Video overview.

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Morningstar
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. Video Overview.          

Only available when using computers in MCDL locations or via MCDL Wi-Fi.

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NoveList
NoveList

This comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction is designed to help you find what to read next. Video Overview.

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NovelListK8Plus
NoveList K-8 Plus

Kids will enjoy this comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction.

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Ohio Legal Help - need legal information, forms or a lawyer?
Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help provides plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.

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Ohio Means Jobs
Ohio Means Jobs

Search for jobs, discover career pathways, obtain free online training and plan your future at this comprehensive employment site. Special sections for K-12 students, veterans and employers.

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Reference USA
Reference USA

Provides 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. Video Overview.

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Regional Business News
Regional Business News

Access comprehensive, full-text coverage of regional business publications. Includes coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.

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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. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Provides reliable information, detailed illustrations and photography, and step-by-step procedures for routine maintenance (such as tune-ups and brake service) or more extensive repairs (involving engine and transmission disassembly). Information for large engines (motorcycles, ATVs, marine/boat, personal watercraft engines and snowmobiles) as well as small engines (lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, tillers, generators) and more. Video Overview.

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Standard & Poor's
Standard & Poor's Global NetAdvantage

Gain insight into industry and company analysis and investment rankings including Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports) and the Outlook investment newsletter. Stock price history charts and executive bios also provided. Screening tools to find companies and create lists from a global universe of more than 3 million private companies and 250,000 public companies.

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