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Academic Search PremierAcademic Search Premiere is the perfect resource for students writing research papers. Search full text articles from scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals, covering nearly every area of academic study including, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

African American HeritageAfrican American Heritage (ProQuest) was created in partnership with leading African American genealogists and recognized leaders in genealogical information to develop a comprehensive mix of resources, records, and tools specifically pertaining to African Americans.

HealthwatchAlt Healthwatch is a full-text alternative health research database focused on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers the latest information about the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies.

Ancestry.comAncestry Library edition offers full access to Ancestry.com’s popular searchable genealogy resource. Access http://ancestrylibrary.com from Adams County Public Library computers or free wireless Internet. Remote access is not available for this resource.

Business REference BankThe Biography Reference Bank database offers in-depth profiles from Current Biography and World Authors, periodical coverage from Biography Index, and specialist content from Junior Authors & Illustrators. It provides full-text articles, images and abstracts from today’s leading magazines and journals.

Business Source Premiere lets you read articles from popular and scholarly business periodicals, research industries, and evaluate companies and their markets by searching full-text business journals.

Chilton LibraryChilton Library Online offers the most authoritative automotive repair information available. Search by year, make, and model to access repair and maintenance information, diagrams, and recall bulletins for the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years, plus additional coverage of specialty models. Print the information you need from Chilton Library to service or repair virtually any system on your vehicle.

Computer SourceComputers & Applied Sciences Complete is a full-text, scholarly research database covering computing, technology and engineering disciplines. It is especially useful to researchers studying the business and social implications of new technology.

Consumer HealthConsumer Health Complete supports the information needs of patients and fosters an overall understanding of health-related topics. This resource provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness, from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary and holistic medicine.

Early World of LearningEarly World of Learning is an interactive and playful environment that encourages reading comprehension and mastery of phonetic skills. This web portal is full of stories, videos, songs, and games to provide a firm foundation for 21st-century learning and digital citizenship. The format is suitable for young children, and includes games, reading exercises, audio prompts, and a graphical interface that will be familiar to users of the popular ABCMouse learning portal.

Enciclopedia Estudiantil HallazgosEnciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos is a Spanish-language encyclopedia for Spanish speakers and Spanish language learners. The site includes maps, images, and activities, and a tool to hear text read aloud.

ERIC is an authoritative database of indexed and full-text education literature and resources. Sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education, it is essential too for education researchers of all kinds.

EBSCOhost Research Databases offers access to peer-reviewed, full-text articles published in scholarly publications, covering a broad variety of topics. EBSCOhost is your first stop for academic research.

Fold3Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually-growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Gale Legal Forms – Download legal forms, including official Ohio forms, for legal tasks, including Real Estate, Leases, Corporations, Employment, Wills, Sale of Property, Loans & Financing, and more. Gale Legal Forms include forms drafted by attorneys for a particular legal matter, forms from public records and participating companies and attorneys. Consult an attorney for serious legal matters.

Gran Hispanica World BookWorld Book has partnered with one of the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer online the Hispánica Saber/Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles; more than 9,000 images and maps; and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.

GCF Learn Free offers self-guided tutorials and online courses, complete with reading portions, video portions, and questions, broken down into short segments. These tutorials cover technology, computers, the Internet, math, reading, science, software, and every-day life, and are designed to help you develop the skills you need for success.

Healthsource Consumer EditionHealthsource Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information provides access to full-text consumer health magazines and reference books. It also includes searchable full text for current health pamphlets.

Healthsource NursingHealth Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides researchers, allied health professionals, nurses and medical educators with access to full-text scholarly journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It provides indexing, abstracts and full-text for hundreds of nursing and allied health journals, many of which are peer-reviewed.

Heritage Quest is a genealogy research source that lets you search the Federal Census from 1790 – 1940, search archives and books, Revolutionary War records, and Freedman’s Bank records.

Hobbies and Reference CenterHobbies & Crafts Reference Center database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines. Use your library card to access the resource.

Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects through a collection of comprehensive full-text content. Use your library card to access the resource.

Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation makes it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database searching.

Kid Zone is a collection of fun, free games and learning tools for kids K – 12 that promote literacy skills. All the resources are available for free online, and are organized by school subject. Explore, learn, play!

Know It Now Delicious Links are some of the favorite resources Know it Now librarians use to answer your questions through the KiN service. Check out these links for quick access to frequently requested information.

Learning Express Library is a test-preparation resource that offers test prep for all major standardized tests, including the ACT, SAT, GRE, GED, and elementary, middle, and high-school tests. Study preparation material and take practice tests for almost any pre-professional test. Take self-paced courses in Microsoft Office and other job-related software. This resource is accessible through the Ohio Means Jobs portal.

L’Encyclopedie Decouverte is a full-featured, beginner-level reference source that provides a database written at basic French reading levels. Seamlessly integrates with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

Librivox is a free resource of public domain audio books, recorded and produced by volunteers. Download or stream audio read by peer-reviewed readers of thousands of public domain books, including popular classics such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, and more.

This rich full-text database provides a broad spectrum of 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.

Lynda.comYour Adams County Public Library card now gives you access to professional training resource Lynda.com. Thousands of hours of video training content taught by industry experts helps you learn skills in software, development, business, design, marketing, education, photography, CAD, productivity tools, and much more. Lynda.com can help you to improve your job skills, explore a new topic, or learn new a technology. Get started at Lynda.com by logging in with your library card number and PIN.

Medline Plus offers current information about health topics, and drug and supplement facts, and health and wellness preventative information, all from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

NetWellness offers consumer health information from partner organizations including the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University.

Newspaper Source lets you search for and read current news articles in a huge database of current publications, provided by EBSCOhost.

New Books added to the Adams County Public Library’s collection recently, sorted by categories, offering a summary, reviews, excerpts, and a link to order each item in the Library Catalog. Lists of award-winning books, Books on the Air featuring titles mentioned in broadcast media this week, and more.

NoveList Plus is a reader’s advisory resource that helps you find new books based on many criteria, from subject, author, similar books, reading level, and much more. A terrific tool to help you find new books, or help teachers plan classroom assignments.

Ohio Benefit Bank is a free website that helps connect you with state and federal assistance programs, including free tax preparation and filing online, healthcare assistance, food assistance, student aid, child care, senior aid, and more. Phone numbers are available to contact representatives, or file online.

Ohio Death Certificates are searchable online from the Ohio Public Records Index, or find death certificates between certain years that must be requested on paper. Copies of any certificate may be ordered.

Ohio Digital Library gives you access to 125,000 ebooks, audio books, mp3s, and videos that you can borrow and download instantly. Use your library card and PIN to get started immediately. If a title you want isn’t available, request it be added to the Ohio Digital Library, or join the waiting list for popular titles. Compatible downloads are available for almost any device.

Ohio Government gives you instant access to information about Ohio State Government, organized by easy-to-find topics, including work, taxes, businesses, state agencies, bureau of motor vehicles, voting information, and more.

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook is an online digital library of local heritage information from around Ohio, produced through a collaborative project of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio.

Ohio Southland offers full digital copies of every Ohio Southland, the quarterly history journal for Adams, Brown, Clermont, and Highland counties, available to read and download online.

Ohio Web Library is a directory of all the premium and free database resources available to patrons of Ohio libraries online. Search by topic, or browse a full list of all the resources available.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias New!

Project Gutenberg is the largest digital library of free ebooks in the public domain, created and digitized by volunteers. Project Gutenberg offers over 45,000 titles for free download in every available format, including great classics and hard-to-find early titles. eBooks are also available in other languages.

Science Online lets you explore science topics online in depth, including diagrams, timelines, biographies, experiments, videos, articles, and much more. A great resource for up-to-date science information and research facts.

Small Business Reference Center New!

Transparent Languages New!

Very Short Introductions New!

Victims Rights Toolkit serves as a self-help resource for crime victims, and is designed to help victims of Ohio and federal crimes understand and exercise their rights. Use the toolkit to research your rights, or contact the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center immediately to request assistance.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success gives you access to develop skills needed for workplace success, including computer, English and grammar, and basic skills, high school equivalency tests, job and career tests, and job search, interview, and resume preparation tools.

World Book Encyclopedia is now available in its full version online, including timelines, kids and students sections, advanced topics, reference center, academic research, and multi-lingual areas.

Worldbook Kids presents the famous encyclopedia, organized for kids. Browse by topic, search by keyword, or dive into a special section, including games, activities, science projects, maps, important people, and a dictionary.

Computer Training

Visit these websites to practice basic computer and Internet skills, in easy to use tutorials and guides.
Skillful Senior – Practice using the mouse, keyboard, and arrows.
Mousercise – Exercise your mouse skills in this fun, simple tutorial.
Internet Basics – Short, self-paced tutorials on topics covering the web, Internet Explorer, Facebook, Google, Internet safety, and much more.
Digital Learn – Easy-to-use short video courses help you learn basic computer skills.
Basic Computer Skills – Learn how to get started with your computer desktop, icons, and navigation.

Job Skills and Search

Adult Opportunity Center – SSCC’s GED Preparation and College Readiness Program
Career One Stop
Digital Works Jobs
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Ohio Higher Education
Ohio Job Search
Ohio Means Jobs
Resume Writing Tutorial
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

Legal, Tax, and Government Resources

Ohio Domestic Relations Forms – Download blank domestic relations forms from the Ohio Supreme Court’s website, intended for use in the Ohio legal system. Forms include Dissolution of Marriage, Divorce, Health Insurance, and more.
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services – Adams County’s free legal aid organization.
Voter Registration
The following documents are intended for the Adams County Civil Court system:

Application for US Passport or Registration
Find Law
New Golden Buckeye Card – Ohio Department of Aging
Nolo Law for All
Official Federal, State, and Local Government and Court links
Ohio Department of Insurance
Ohio Codes, Laws and Rules
Ohio Government
Ohio Legal Services
Ohio State Bar Association
Pro Seniors – legal forms, including power of attorney, simple will, advance directives, and civil protection order