Information about books and author biographiesUse this Resource
Electronic books of American and English literature – poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible – originally published in print – produced by ProQuest / Chadwyck-Healey. For more information, see the Basic Search and Advanced Search tutorial videos.Use this Resource
Apprenticeship programs provide an opportunity for individuals to learn and earn. These are on-the-job training programs in various in-demand industries such as pipe-fitting, carpentry, and electrical work.
Click on the button below to find apprenticeships available now, find apprentice and journeyman training centers, and information on getting and maintaining your trade license.Use this Resource
Beanstack is a fun, new way to track your reading! Beanstack will let you and your family sign up for any of the Library’s reading challenges so you can track your reading and earn badges and prizes. You can even compete with friends to see who ranks highest on your leaderboard.
Beanstack can be used online by clicking the “Use this Resource” button below and then bookmarking the webpage.
Or you can download the app by scanning this QR code with your smartphone camera and log your reading through the app.Use this Resource Tutorial
Career pathways help young people and underemployed people figure our the classes to take and skills to build for the jobs they want. Young people can begin this path as early as middle school. Underemployed workers can find the classes to take at community colleges or technical colleges. The career pathways show progressive, skill-building jobs and potential salaries on each career path.
Ohio Means Jobs, Ohio Department of Education, and Ohio Department of Higher Education provide sample career pathways that show how you can get to the job you want. The following are a few pathways that they have outlined:
- Dental Assistant
- Information Technology (includes Network Administration)
- Health Science (includes Licensed Practical Nurse)
- Law & Public Safety (include Emergency Medical Technician)
- Construction Technologies (includes Electrical)
- Marketing (includes Customer Service Representative)
- Automotive Technology
- Electro-Mechanical Engineer
- Electrician Apprentice
- Insurance Claims Representative
- Computer User Support Specialist
- Manufacturing Technologies
Find more career pathways by clicking the button below.Use this Resource
The program is designed to prepare aspiring as well as more experienced drivers (teenagers, newcomers to Ohio, or senior citizens) to pass their BMV written exam. It includes unlimited access to the official state driver’s manuals, OH-specific BMV practice tests for car, motorcycle and commercial driver’s license (CDL), a BMV exam simulator, and a BMV-related FAQ. The program doesn’t collect any personal information from its users.Use this Resource
Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research; articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research; and reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content.Use this Resource Tutorial
A complete range of citation and full-text reference content available from the EBSCO publishing company. Individual database services are also listed separately. This 3-min. Flash video provides instructions for basic searching.Use this Resource Tutorial
This resource has an interactive map locating all of the public universities, community colleges, & technical centers in the state of Ohio. Each institution is listed below the map with a brief description of the school, its location, and its focus, as well as links to the school itself. Excellent tool for comparing schools.Use this Resource
Mynextmove.org is an excellent free tool for browsing jobs. For each career, it lists the job outlook, salary range, education requirements, where to find local training programs, and open positions in your area. It also has a free online service that will match you to potential careers based on your interests.Use this Resource
Download free audiobooks and eBooks to your computer or portable device, including compatible MP3 players. Uses Libby app on most mobile devices. Kindle app Can be used on non-Kindle devices.
To access books, magazines, Kanopy movies, and more, use this link in your browser as the Ohio Digital Library transitions to its Libby app: Libby – The Ohio Digital Library (libbyapp.com)Use this Resource Tutorial
OhioMeansJobs.com is a comprehensive resource for students and jobseekers throughout Ohio. It includes interest surveys, information on in-demand careers, links to training resources, and much more.
Anyone aged 14 and above can also access educational workshops, career coaching and job leads in “one-stop” Ohio Means Jobs Centers located across the state. To find the location serving your area Services are free for those who qualify and include:
- Preparation and testing for the High School Equivalent (e.g., GED)
- Funding career technical training for skills that are in demand
- Career counseling, resume development, job readiness training, skills assessment
- Recruitment of talent for businesses that are hiring
- Special services for those aged 14-24
Information resources for pre-school through college. Click on the “Use this Resource” button to see everything at once or select the age-appropriate resource below.
World Book Early Learning (Pre-K) – Pre-readers play and discover visual worlds of information
World Book Kids (K-4th Grade) – Image-driven content for curious kids to explore
World Book Student (Grades 5th – 8th) – Foundational research tool for curriculum reinforcement
World Book Advanced (Grades 9th – 12th) – Expanded topics and world resources for advanced understanding
World Book Timelines (Grades 5 and up) – A highly visual representation of history
Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos (K – 5th Grade) – Spanish-language resource for kids
Banco do Contienidos aulaPlaneta (Grades 5 and up) – Advanced Spanish-language resource
L’Encyclopedie Decouverte (K – 5th Grade) – French-language resource for kidsUse this Resource Tutorial