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ABC Mouse

With more than 4,000 interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is the most comprehensive online educational resource for young learners (ages 2–7+). From Age of Learning, Inc. Free for use in our library.

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African American Heritage

African American Heritage is a 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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America’s News

Explore and stay informed on local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S., including the Springfield News-Sun. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition contains a wealth of genealogical information, including U.S. census records, birth, marriage, and death records, Social Security Index records, and more. Search by name, city, state, and date of birth/death. In-Library use only on any Internet terminals in the Library or on any personal device connected to the Library's Wi-Fi network.

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Biography Reference Bank

Biographies, obituaries, and photographs of thousands of individuals – both living and deceased. This database provides the full-text of the articles, page images and abstracts (including biographical profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, or obituaries) from today's leading magazines and journals.

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Business Source Premier

Business Source Premier provides full-text articles from thousands of scholarly business, management and economics journals and hundreds of peer-reviewed business publications.

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Chilton’s Auto Repair Manuals

ChiltonLibrary.com represents the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners. There are thousands of year, make and model combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. ChiltonLibrary.com gives you the confidence to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

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College Admissions Test Preparation (LearningExpress Library)

Getting into college is an important step to building a strong future. First, you must do well on your college admission tests and write a personal essay that highlights your special talents. Use this center to get the resources you need to achieve your college preparation goals.

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College Center (LearningExpress Library)

This center provides valuable resources that help college students strengthen their academic skills, prepare for placement tests, and get ready for graduate school entrance exams.

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Computer Skills Center (LearningExpress Library)

Video courses are the fastest and easiest way to learn how to use a computer. Use the materials in this center to learn the basics of computers, from searching the Internet to using popular programs for word processing, creating spreadsheets and databases, implementing design, and more.

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Consumer Reports

ConsumerReports.org provides product reviews, ratings, recommendations and buying advice on motor vehicles, appliances, electronics and more.

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Driving-Tests.org: Free BMV Permit Practice Tests

Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, offers free Ohio BMV practice tests to CCPL patrons. The site includes 10 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, 3 online driver’s handbooks (car, motorcycle, CDL) & a FAQ section with detailed answers to BMV-related questions.

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EBSCO Host Databases

The complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from EBSCO, such as Academic Search Premier, Alt Health Watch, Business Source Premier, Computer Source, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, Middle Search Plus, Regional Business News, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Sociological Collection and Vocational Search & Career Collection, Alt HealthWatch, MEDLINE, ERIC, MasterFILE Premier, Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition, Newspaper Source, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, MAS Ultra - School Edition, GreenFILE, AHFS Consumer Medication Information, eBook Collection, Children's Core Collection, Biography Reference Bank, Fiction Core Collection, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction, Science Reference Center, Health Source, and Consumer Health Complete.

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Fire Insurance Maps Online (FIMo) Library Card Required.

Fire Insurance Maps online (FIMo) is a research portal to find and view high-definition, color Fire Insurance Maps, Real Estate Atlases, Plat Books, and other historical maps showing building structures, building construction details, property ownership, property uses, and other useful information. The high definition, color and gray-scale images display important historical details not visible on black and white map scans. Only Ohio maps are available.

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Flipster Magazines New! Library Card Required.

Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device. With Flipster, you can access, download, and read popular eMagazines from your smartphone, tablet, or PC. 

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Fold3 Library Edition

Fold3 Library Edition is the premier collection of historical military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served from the Revolutionary War through recent conflicts. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3 Library Edition.

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Freegal Music New! Library Card Required.

Freegal Music is a free music service provided by your library. Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 40,000 music videos. In total, the collection is comprised of music from over 40,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.

With your library card, you can stream Freegal Music up to three hours per day and download three songs per week.

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Gale Courses Library Card Required.

Gale Courses offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. You can enroll in courses with your library card. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

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Gale In Context: Elementary New!

Gale In Context: Elementary delivers trusted, age-appropriate digital content. Through newspaper and magazine articles, videos, images, and graphics, elementary students can learn about everything from animals and outer space to famous artists and favorite athletes. The database is visual and intuitive, and rewards students’ efforts by developing comprehension and research skills to prepare them for middle school—and a lifetime of learning.

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Gale Legal Forms

Provides a wide selection of Ohio-specific (and multi-state) legal forms. Includes real estate contracts, wills, premarital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions.

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Great Courses Library Collection, The New! Library Card Required.

The Great Courses offers engaging and understandable lectures by esteemed professors, professionals, and experts in topics ranging from history, better living, science, language learning, and much more.

Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) device. Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.

In Libby, select Clark County Public Library from the list under Choose A Location and sign in with a valid library card. Scroll down and select the Extras section on your library's home screen. Select The Great Courses Library Collection.

Select Get a 7-Day Pass and then Continue to the The Great Courses Library Collection website. Enjoy unlimited access to The Great Courses for the next 7 days. 

After you borrow an extra resource from Libby, it'll appear on your Libby Shelf so you can easily get back to it during your access period. When your 7-day pass expires, you can get another access pass through Libby. 

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HeritageHub New!

Explore your family history with the premier collection of U.S. obituaries and death notices for in-depth genealogical research from 1704 – today. HeritageHub helps you easily identify relatives, uncover new information and potentially unknown family members. Includes deep coverage from all 50 states, hard-to-find content from the mid 1900’s, and original obituary images. Access is available 24/7.

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Hoopla Digital Library Card Required.

Hoopla Digital, an online digital media service, gives library card holders access to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet or smartphone.  With no waiting, you can stream titles instantly through your desktop browser or the Hoopla mobile app.  If you use the app, you can also download titles to your device for offline playback later, where WiFi may be unavailable.

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IndieFlix New! Library Card Required.

IndieFlix is a streaming movie service that offers access to pop culture favorites, box office hits, award-winning feature films, documentaries, and shorts. Check out a 7-day pass from the Extras section in Libby for full, unlimited access to IndieFlix. 

Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) device. Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.

In Libby, select Clark County Public Library from the list under Choose A Location and sign in with a valid library card. Scroll down and select the Extras section on your library's home screen. Select IndieFlix.

Select Get a 7-Day Pass and then Continue to the IndieFlix website. Provide an email address and create a password for your personal IndieFlix account. Continue and enjoy unlimited access to IndieFlix for the next 7 days. 

After you borrow an extra resource from Libby, it'll appear on your Libby Shelf so you can easily get back to it during your access period. When your 7-day pass expires, you can get another access pass through Libby. 

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Job & Career Accelerator (LearningExpress Library)

The LearningExpress Job & Career Accelerator™ provides personalized, step-by-step job search assistance for all levels of job seekers. Job seekers can explore suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles and find available jobs in their area from a database of over 5 million up-to-date job postings.

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Kanopy Library Card Required.

Kanopy has over 30,000 documentaries, classic and indie films available to Clark County Public Library cardholders and also a special section just for kids films – Kanopy Kids. Kanopy is a stream only service. You will need an internet connection in order to play the films. Kanopy films can be streamed on computers (Windows or Mac), tablets and smartphones with the Kanopy app, and also on additional streaming streaming platforms such as Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast.

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Kanopy Kids Library Card Required.

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social-emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that ranges across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites.

Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on Kids age 2-8. Parents can also choose to implement parental controls to enable them to stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.

Play credits are not required to play in Kanopy Kids. Enjoy unlimited plays in our curated collection for kids.

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LearningExpress Library

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 license exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.

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Libby, by OverDrive Library Card Required.

Libby, opens a new window is the new app to enjoy ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from OverDrive. Easy to get started for first-time users and a streamlined experience for current OverDrive app users. Ebooks can be sent to your Kindle or Kindle reading app. Learn how, opens a new window. Available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for smartphones and tablets.

Need help? Visit our full Libby Help site, opens a new window.

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MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier provides full-text for almost 2,000 general reference publications and magazines, as well as thousands of biographies, photos, maps, and flags. Covers virtually every subject area of general interest dating back to 1975.

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Newspaper Source

This database provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio transcripts from major networks.

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NoveList

NoveList is a trusted source of expert read-alike recommendations, available through libraries around the world. You can search NoveList by author, title, series, keyword, subject or genre and find detailed title information, similar titles and authors and so much more. For all ages.

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NoveList K-8

NoveList K-8 is especially for younger readers. It has reading recommendations for kids in grades K-8. Use it to find just the right books for every reader.

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Ohio Obituary Index

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obits may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries; only Hayes Library has online ordering.

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OhioLINK

With OhioLink, you can gain access to 50 million books and library materials from 89 Ohio college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Search OhioLink for books, periodicals, electronic resources and other items in OhioLINK member libraries. 

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OverDrive (The Ohio Digital Library) Library Card Required.

The Ohio Digital Library is a digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries, that share eBooks, digital audiobooks, video and periodicals. This service is compatible with computers and mobile devices, including iOS, Android, Chromebooks, Kindle Fire, and laptop/desktop computers. You can browse our OverDrive collection on your computer or download the classic OverDrive app. The classic OverDrive app is recommended if using an older device or a Fire tablet.  EBooks can be sent to your Kindle or Kindle reading app. Learn how, opens a new window. All titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period. 

Need help? Visit the OverDrive Help site, opens a new window.

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OverDrive Magazines Library Card Required.

OverDrive Magazines include a collection of over 50 popular Simultaneous Use titles, including: OK! magazine, HGTV Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, ESPN, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Newsweek, Reader’s Digest and many other popular publications. 

OverDrive Magazines have no wait lists or holds, do not count towards checkout limits, and provide readers the option to renew their selections. Readers can also download magazines on Libby for offline use.

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OverDrive: Kids Reading Room Library Card Required.

This collection is designed for kids 12 and younger with special tools for parents to search by reading level and interest level. All titles are also available in the main collection. 

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Oxford Reference Online

Nearly 200 full text dictionaries and reference works published by Oxford University Press. Coverage includes Languages, Science and Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Business.

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Oxford Research Encyclopedias

The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Every month, new topics are added and current essays are updated, ensuring you have the most up-to-date content at your fingertips.

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Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center is a comprehensive full-text database that provides a series of essays that present multiple sides of today’s most controversial scientific, social, economic, and political issues. Each of the more than 340 topics features the following four main essays:

  • Overview–an objective background description.
  • Point –the arguments supporting one side of the issue.
  • Counterpoint –the arguments supporting the opposing side.
  • Guide to Critical Analysis–questions and tips to help you analyze the issue in-depth.
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Qello Concerts New! Library Card Required.

Qello Concerts by Stingray is the world’s largest collection of full-length concerts and music documentaries streamed on-demand to just about any digital device. Check out a 7-day pass from the Extras section in Libby for full, unlimited access to Qello Concerts. 

Install the Libby app from the app store on your Android or iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) device. Or, visit libbyapp.com in your Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge browser.

In Libby, select Clark County Public Library from the list under Choose A Location and sign in with a valid library card. Scroll down and select the Extras section on your library's home screen. Select Qello Concerts.

Select Get a 7-Day Pass and then Continue to the Qello Concerts website. Enjoy unlimited access to Qello for the next 7 days. 

After you borrow an extra resource from Libby, it'll appear on your Libby Shelf so you can easily get back to it during your access period. When your 7-day pass expires, you can get another access pass through Libby. 

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides access to over 40,000 large-scale maps for towns and cities in Ohio drawn between 1882-1962, which can be used to estimate potential risk to urban structures. These maps are also a source of historical and genealogical information.

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SearchOhio Library Card Required.

SearchOhio is a consortium of public libraries in the state of Ohio that provides borrowing access to millions of library materials. Patrons can request an item from another Ohio public library in the consortium and pick it up at your home library.

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

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Springfield News-Sun

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of Springfield Sun-News. Also available remotely 24/7 on any device.

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TumbleBookLibrary

TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of e-books for children. There are over 250 animated, talking picture books. The site also features Spanish and French books, read-along chapter books, non-fiction books, and exciting games and puzzles. It's unlimited, and it's FREE for you to use from home. You can use your computer, tablet or mobile phone. All you need is an internet connection. There are no downloads: books are streamed right to your device at the click of a button. 

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Value Line New!

From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence.

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Very Short Introductions

Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offers concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory.

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World Book Early World of Learning

World Book Early World of Learning is part of the resources available through World Book, is an online resource for preschoolers and early elementary grade students. It includes three interactive learning environments:

  • Trek’s Travels – narrated stories, interactive games, and original videos that teach critical early childhood themes, including numbers, shapes, colors, opposites, and more.
  • Welcome to Reading –  practice to develop and strengthen phonics, vocabulary, phonemic awareness, and comprehension skills.
  • Know It – a visual interactive encyclopedia that will captivate early learners with non-fiction topics of interest and importance to them
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WorldBook Kids

Explore the World Book Encyclopedia, the kid-friendly way! Find information on a variety of subjects, including articles, pictures, maps, and educational activities for children.

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WorldBook Spanish

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente. World Book's Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is the optimal beginner's Spanish-language reference tool. Key features include search and browse options, dozens of hands-on activities to engage different learning styles, the popular World of Animals feature, and bilingual features including a visual dictionary to help young learners clarify word meanings and grasp complex visual topics in Spanish and English.

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