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Abdo Digital

E-books for Kids! Subjects include Animals, Geography, Cooking, Art, Early Readers, and Science. Log in with username: smfpl and password: smfplpass

Academic Search Premier

A popular resource found in many scholarly settings worldwide. This leading multidisciplinary research database provides full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information.

Akron Beacon Journal

Access to the Akron Beacon Journal from 1984 to the present.

Alt. Health Watch

A full-text alternative health research database focused on complimentary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

American and English Literature

The American and English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. 


Ancestry is the #1 online source for family history information, including the web's largest collection of historical records. Available only in the library.

Art Collection

High-quality, digital images of works of art from museums around the world.

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists

Includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals; ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, etc.

Biography Reference Bank

Wilson Biographies Plus Illustrated contains more than 95,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 26,000 photographs of the subjects.

Business Source Premier

The industry's most widely used business research database. Features full-text and searchable cited references for top journals covering a variety of business disciplines.


Exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Service Bulletins.

Computer Source

Provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

Consumer Health Complete

Designed for the everyday consumer of health care information,  convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information.


Learn about the states, Canadian provinces, and the world. Even has recipes!


Users can search within a wide range of relevant eBooks using the powerful EBSCOhost experience. With every search, relevant eBook titles will appear directly alongside databases and other digital content.


A powerful online reference system that offers a variety of full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.

Explora Primary Schools

Database for teachers and students (k-5), with information covering animals, the arts, biographies, math, science, geography and social studies.

Explora Public Libraries

Articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research, with topic overviews, reading level indicators, text-to-speech capability and curricular and Common Core standards included.

Explora Secondary Schools

Database for teachers and students (grades 6-12), with information covering arts and literature, biographies, business and goverment, current issues, geography, health, history and science and math.

Facts on File: Science Online

Get facts, images, experiments, videos and biographies of scientists working in chemistry, biology, marine science, space and astronomy, physics, weather, and many more areas of science.

Gale Encyclopedia of Every Day Law

Offers a collection of premier reference books that you can view and search online. 

Gale Virtual Reference

A database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

Gale: Business Plans Handbook

Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries.

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 and links directly to scholarship websites.


This comprehensive resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries. Information on many health topics including medical sciences, nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. 

HeritageQuest (ProQuest)

Geneology and ancestor database.

Info Line

2-1-1 helps people across Summit County find local resources when they don't know where to turn for help. 

Job Seeker's Booklet

This booklet contains: Megasites, US & Ohio sites, Federal jobs, Sites for new grads, Career & job guides, Resume help, Apprentice information, Headhunters, Library/University career help...

Kid's Search

Articles and photos on all sorts of homework topics!

LearningExpress Library

An interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on academic or licensing tests.  You must create your own account to use this system.

Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It gives students, professors and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Literature Online

Full-text, searchable works available online to supplement your library's print collections. Poetry, drama and fiction are included.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contrains full text for popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and more.

MasterFILE Premier

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full-text magazines, reference books and primary source documents. 


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine,nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. 

Middle Search Plus

Designed for middle school libraries, this database contains full text for popular middle school magazines, full-text biographies and historical essays. 


NetWellness is a non-profit consumer health website that includes health news, extensive health reference works, health topics, and Ask an Expert.


Click on America's News Magazines for 28 news sources.

Newspaper Source

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

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. The Handbook is revised every two years.

Ohio Historical Society

The Ohio Historical Society offers full text historical documents online, as well as a searchable newspaper index and death certificate index.

Ohio History Central

An evolving, dynamic online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory and history. Perfect fo anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio!

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

Ohio Memory is a statewide collaborative digital library.This freely available collection includes materials from more than 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all of Ohio's 88 counties.

Ohio Obituary Index

An index to over 3,500,000 obituaries, death and marriage notices, and other notices from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.

Ohio Revised Code

Online access to the Ohio Revised Code. 


Gain access to hundreds of OSU Extension fact sheets covering a wide array of subjects such as agriculture and natural resources, family and consumer sciences, community develepment, and 4-H youth development.

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works - containing well over 60,000 pages - into a single cross-searchable resource.

Points of View Reference Center

Contains resources presenting multiple sides of issues. Provides rich content that helps assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Primary Search

Designed for elementary school libraries. Contains full text for popular children's magazines, easy-to-read encyclopedic entries and a vast image collection. Learn about endangered species, famous musicians, fitness, space exploration and more.

Professional Development

A highly specialized database of full-text electronic information especially for educators, professional librarians and education researchers.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

This full-text database is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

Regional Business News

Full-text regional business publications for the United States and Canadian provinces. Users can search newspapers, magazines and other resources from trusted news sources.

Religion & Philosophy

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a full-text source of content pertaining to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

Sanborn Maps

The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provide a searchable interface for locating historical maps of Ohio towns and cities in the years 1867-1970.

Scholastic BookFlix (use from Home)

Scholastic's online collection of interactive titles, including fiction and nonfiction. Read stories online or watch animated versions of books.

Scholastic BookFlix (use in Library)

Scholastic's online collection of interactive titles, including fiction and nonfiction. Read stories online or watch animated versions of books.

Scholastic GO! (use from Home)

Includes encylopedias and research tools for elementary through middle school and beyond. Up-to-date information on countries, cultures and current events, as well multimedia resources on a wide range of topics.

Scholastic GO! (use in Library)

Includes encylopedias and research tools for elementary through middle school and beyond. Up-to-date information on countries, cultures and current events, as well multimedia resources on a wide range of topics.

Science Online

Science Online offers a comprehensive, curriculum-oriented overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines.

Science Reference Center

Designed to meet every student researcher's needs, this database contains full text for hundreds of science magazines, journals, encyclopedias, reference books and a vast collection of images.

Select Ohio Public Records Index

A searchable index which includes Ohio Department of Health Certificates.


This full-text database offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students.

Student Research Center

To be replaced by Explora.

The New York Times

All users must Register with an email, Google or Facebook.

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Thomson Gale LegalForms

Provides a wide selection of state-specific legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

TrueFlix (use from Home)

Read Scholastic's collection of "True Books" online. Includes tie-in videos, activities, project ideas and more.

TrueFlix (use in Library)

Read Scholastic's collection of "True Books" online. Includes tie-in videos, activities, project ideas and more.

Tumble Books

Excellent online animated children's story books.

U.S. Goverment Printing Office

The official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government.

Vocational & Career

This database provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals for high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public.

What Tree Is It?

Identify common trees of Ohio using this database, which walks users through qualities of leaves and fruits and other aspects of trees.

What's That Snake?

This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio.

What's The Point

A program designed to help users identify flint artifacts.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Everything you need to succeed in the workplace! Improve your basic skills, gain proficiency in popular software applications, prepare for high school equivalency exams and more.

World Book

World Book presents a universe of information. From A to Z, the world of knowledge unfolds. World Book articles are written clearly. They're concise and interesting;packed with facts instead of adjectives. And because each article is tightly written, there are more of them in each volume.

* Authored and edited by 3,700 experts
* Checked and rechecked
* Updated more than any other reference source
* Straightforward and understandable to students of all ages and levels.

World Book Academic

A comprehensive reference tool taylored to the needs of college and university level students.

World Book Early World of Learning

Books, educational activities and games, designed for young children.

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.

World Book Hispanica

A comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia. Designed for native speakers, bilingual students and ESL/ELL program participants.

World Book Online

Easy access to the World Book products that this library subscribes to.

World Book Spanish

La Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos está organizada de modo que los estudiantes puedan encontrar información rápida y fácilmente.