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BrainHQ
BrainHQ is an online suite of 27 exercises with 840+ levels of training organized around the 6 core cognitive areas of Attention, Brain Speed, Memory, People Skills, Intelligence and Navigation. Exercises are delivered in short 2 minute or less segments, adapting speed and delivery to your performance.



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.
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search periodicals, newspapers and magazines
EBSCO MasterFile: Access journals and magazines like Consumer Reports 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


ConsumerReports.org
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.



Gale Resources

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





MCDL Databases

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.

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

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

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.

Gale LegalForms

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.

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. Available only in MCDL locations.

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 immediately to request assistance.

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

Ancestry Library Edition

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 Online

HeritageQuest features the U. S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), Records from the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

Ohio Historical Society Online Collections Catalog

Search the Ohio History Connection's library, archives & museum databases for books, serials, pamphlets, maps and newspapers.

News Index and Necrology File Search

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.

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. strong>Note: ALLDATA is only available on computers or devices using the library's wired or wireless networks.

Driving-Tests.org

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.​

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

This resource 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) for larger engines from motorcycles, ATVs, Marine/Boat motors, Personal Watercraft engines and snowmobiles, as well as smaller engines, like lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, tillers, generators and more.

 
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.



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.

 

Clevnet databases

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.