Research Databases

List of research database titles, descriptions and links
ABCmouse.com

ABCmouse

ABCmouse is our award-winning early learning program with 10,000+ educational activities and 850+ complete lessons along the Step-by-Step Learning Path, all expertly designed to help prepare young learners for kindergarten and beyond.

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about:books

about:books

Information about books and authors.

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American and English Literature Collections

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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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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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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Linkedin Learning Online

LinkedIn Learning

MCDL cardholders now have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning. 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. If the app asks for a Library ID, MCDL's is oh0141.

The last day that our library patrons will have free access to the statewide subscription of LinkedIn Learning is June 30, 2024. If you wish to retain the personal content (including acquired LIL badges, certificates, etc.) that you have developed during the course of MCDL's LIL subscription, please make sure to connect your LinkedIn profile to your LIL account before June 30. See https://www.linkedin.com/help/learning/answer/a713012.

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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

Features exciting World Book Encyclopedia age-leveled games and activities. Explore resources on Consumer Health, Hobbies & Crafts, Home Improvement, and more!

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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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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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