Research Databases

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List of research database titles, descriptions and links
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about:books

Information about books and authors.

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Biography in Context
Biography in Context

An engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. 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.

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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 in Context: Biography

This database provides contextual information on the world's most influential people. A user-friendly portal experience 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.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference Library

Read encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Resources include Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Musicians. 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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Mango Languages
Mango Languages

This language learning system teaches 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 Languages increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn. Video Overview.

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News for You
News forYou

News for You offers easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a poll. Listen to each story in full or sentence-by-sentence. Use password E94B95 to log in.

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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 Criime Victims Toolkit
Ohio Crime Victims Rights Toolkit

Designed to help victims of Ohio and federal crimes understand and exercise their rights. If a crime victim is having difficulty exercising his or her rights, he or she may contact the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center directly to request assistance.

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OWL
Ohio Web Library

A complete listing of the Ohio Web Library resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents.

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Opposing Viewpoints
Opposing Viewpoints

Access multiple perspectives on today's most hotly debated topics. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, prepare for debates, create presentations and more.

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OWL American and English Literature Collections
OWL American and English Literature Collections

Features collections of 20th century African-American, American and English poetry, as well as many of Shakespeare's works and early American fiction.

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Professional Development Collection
Professional Development Collection

Designed for professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of nearly 550 high-quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Contains more than 200 educational reports, a professional development collection and the most comprehensive collection of full-text education journals in the world.

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Transparent Languages
Transparent Languages

Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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Very Short Introductions
Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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Vocational and Career Collection
Vocational and Career Collection

Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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