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America's News (NewsBank)Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full-text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.Auto Repair, Home Improvement, Hobbies & Entertainment GatewayFind here the many resources - databases, ebooks & websites - which will help you with your home improvement projects, recreational hobbies, and entertainment pursuits.Chilton Library
The online version of the popular Chilton Total Car Care do-it-yourself print manuals that include repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. Photos, illustrations, videos, animated graphics and repair procedures help to simplify even the most difficult of auto repair tasks.Computer Source
This database provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. It offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.GreenFILE
GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.Heartland Science
Heartland Science-Ohio's Legacy of Discovery & Innovation portrays how Ohioans have changed the world through discovery and innovation in science, engineering, technology, medicine and health care.Home Improvement CollectionEven the smallest home project can be daunting, but with the Home Improvement Collection, do-it-yourselfers and professional carpenters can put their projects on a solid foundation. The Home Improvement Collection offers more than 200 major titles, with topics ranging from basic home maintenance, decoration, and interior/exterior painting to zoning requirements, project management tips, and tool and material selection.Homework Help GatewayFind here the many educational resources - databases, ebooks, & websites - which will help for any and all homework assignments.Hooplahoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 20 years.Learn4LifeWith your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses. Many types of classes, include: accounting, computer applications, legal, personal development. Sign up now! It’s free, fun and convenient! Mitchell's ProDemand ProDemand contains automotive diagnostic and repair information for most foreign and domestic cars and trucks from model year 1983 to the present. Includes service manuals, wiring diagrams, factory technical service bulletins, and maintenance schedules and tables. Click here for ProDemand Tips and Tricks. Click here for ProDemand online product training and video tutorials.
PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science
This database is an online science resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculum-correlated content, PowerKnowledge Earth & Space Science promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills while offering research, report, and homework help on all topics relating to the earth and space.
PowerKnowledge Life SciencePsychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This online science resource is specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculum-correlated content, PowerKnowledge Life Science promotes digital literacy and 21st-century learning skills while offering research, report, and homework help on all living things.
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.Salem Science
Provides access to several Salem Press science resources, including Forensic Science and Global Resources.
Click here for Home-Remote AccessScience Online
Aimed at students from middle school through high school, this comprehensive database provides a curriculum-oriented overview of the sciences through essays, diagrams, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and definitions. Click here for an online tutorial.Science Reference Center (EBSCOhost)Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. It is designed to meet every student researchers needs as it contains full text of hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.Small Engine Repair Reference Center
The online version of all the Clymer small engine repair manuals,containing information on routine maintenance,tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly.Sociological Collection
This database provides coverage of more than 500 full text journals, including nearly 500 peer-reviewed titles. Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.