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Academic 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.

American and English Literature Full Text Collection offers full-text, digital copies of American and English classic literature. Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present, compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work, read early American fiction, or explore English drama.

Ancestry 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Digital Library for Kids is a portal to the Ohio Digital Library, featuring all the ebook and audio book resources for kids and middle school children. Browse, borrow, and download titles instantly to your computer, tablet, or mobile 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, made available through a collaboration between the Adams County Public Library and the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library.

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.

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.

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.

Learning Windows 8

Windows 8 Introduction Brochure from Microsoft. This colorful PDF brochure will help you navigate Windows 8.
Getting Started in Windows 8. A helpful website in question-and-answer format, explaining how Windows 8 works, and where you can find important tasks and settings.
Windows 8 Online Tutorial. This self-paced online tutorial offers instructions, screen shots and videos.
The Missing Windows 8 Instructional Video. Watch a 25-minute video that previews Windows 8, and helps you learn to navigate the new layout.
Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts. Learn the quickest way to launch an app, start a task, or display hidden settings by using keyboard shortcuts new to Windows 8.

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