The following databases can be accessed from within the library or from a remote location (unless indicated). For Remote Access: If you are a registered patron of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, you may use the following databases from home or office. To be authenticated as a library patron, you may be asked to enter the 14-digit number (no spaces) printed on the back of your library card. GO TO COMPLETE LIST
E-book resources for Kids! Subjects include Animals, Geography, Cooking, Art, Early Readers, and Science. Log in with username: smfpl and password: smfplpass
Biography In Context
This database combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Biography In Context also includes full-text articles from hundreds of periodicals. Search for people based on one or more personal facts such as birth and death year, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search.
Biography Reference Bank
Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 26,000 photographs of the subjects.
Learn about the states, Canadian provinces, and the world. Even has recipes!
Explora Public Libraries
- Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
- Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas
- Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
- 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency
- Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
- Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
- Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
- English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards
GoodCall Scholarship Search
GoodCall is a free scholarship search engine that does not require you to enter personal information. GoodCall offers several ways to filter searches to meet your needs. GoodCall links directly to scholarship websites and does not require any payment.
Grolier (use in Library)
Gold standard in comprehensive online reference for school, academic, and public libraries
For Middle School and Beyond, also good for Adults
The New Book of Knowledge
Fun, easy-to-use, general reference resource helps students gain access to a wide range of topics
For Elementary School and Beyond, also good for English Language Learners
Lands and Peoples
Up-to-date information on countries, cultures, and current events
For Middle School and Beyond
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia
Quick access to reference articles and media resources for a visually rich research experience
For Middle School and Beyond
Excellent online animated children's story books.
What Tree Is It?
This web site will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits from the common trees of Ohio. You will work your way through these choices by selecting images that more closely resemble your sample. To be certain of your identification of an unknown tree, however, you must use as much of the tree as possible.
What's That Snake?
This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Of these 30 kinds of snakes only three are poisonous and dangerous to people and domestic animals.
World Book for Kids
With content from the award winning World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, the site offers simpler navigation, thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps, and dozens of activities tied to national curriculum standards.