Over 5,000 fun-filled learning activities (books, games, songs, etc.) that encompass reading, math, science, art, and music for ages 2-7+
Full-text articles in all subject areas from all types of magazines and newspapers including scholarly publications.
Genealogy database devoted to African American family history research.
This alternative health database provides full text about complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
The ultimate of genealogy resources, offering access to all available U.S. census images and indexes, the American Genealogical Biographical Index, military records, international records, and more.
AtoZ the World is the world standard for country profiles, with detailed coverage of more than 100 topics each.
This large biographical database provides profiles, feature articles, interviews, essays, book reviews, performance reviews, speeches, and obituaries.
Containing many of the top-ranked biographical reference collections and magazines, this database offers a comprehensive collection of full-text biographies and unique narrative biographies.
This provides comprehensive, yet concise summaries and reviews of the best business books available.
It is the world’s definitive scholarly business database, providing the ultimate collection of bibliographic and full text content. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance and more.
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.
The online version of the popular Chilton Total Car Care do-it-yourself print manuals with photos, illustrations, videos, animated graphics and repair procedures help to simplify even the most difficult of auto repair tasks.
The latest information and current trends in high technology.
Find here full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.
Contains full access to the Consumer Reports website, with expert, unbiased ratings, reviews, product comparisons, and buying guides for many essential consumer products.
Your source for concise, reliable, and up-to-date cultural information on countries of the world. Beyond the facts and figures, find an insider's perspective on the history, daily life, and customs. Also covers US states and Canadian provinces.
This collection offers more than 18,000 business e-books selected to assist students and scholars with various business research, special project and entrepreneurial needs.
More than 3,000 Open Access or public domain eBooks. Sources include Project Gutenberg, Generic NL Freebook Publisher, and Air University Press.
An all-inclusive search solution that makes in-depth research easy. The platform offers sophisticated features and functionality that anticipate user intent, helping them get to exactly what they are looking for quickly and easily.
An all-in-one resource, EBSCOhost is the portal to a number of databases that provide full text articles from magazines, newspapers, reference books, and more in various disciplines. Database focus varies from general/popular to academic and from grade school level to college/professional level.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Educational Resource Information Center database contains citations and abstracts from education-related journals, as well as full text of digests and clearinghouse documents
A genealogy service provided by the LDS with records from all U.S. states and many countries around the world. Use of this resource requires free registration, whereby each researcher sets up their own account.
Fiero Code Club is a learn-to-code software for the kids in your library community. Through Fiero Code, kids ages 8-18 will find an engaging experience as they learn how to code.
Enjoy digital magazines from your computer, tablet or smartphone. Download the Flipster app and browse and checkout magazines all from within the app.
Combining original historical documents with social networking to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past, this database features documents, historical newspapers, naturalization information and much more.
Foundation Directory is a fundraising database that gives grantseekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO makes fundraising quick and efficient.
Detailed information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals. NEW:The database also provides direct access to RFPs for individuals not associated with a nonprofit right on its homepage.
Is an interactive mapping platform with data on millions of grants that allows users to reflect on their foundation’s grantmaking activity, explore activity in the field, and discover new partners for collaboration.
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
A comprehensive business and residential search tool that facilitates market research reports. Also available are demographic reports of interest to businesses and people writing business plans.
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Through Government Information Online (GIO) you can ask government information librarians who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject from aardvarks to zygomycosis.
GovInfo provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.
Find your favorite graphic novels as ebooks!
This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more—covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.
This is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.
Features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names and includes scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.
If you and your family are struggling with challenges in your daily life, Help Network of Northeast Ohio is here for you. We administer or refer to a wide variety of emergency and non-emergency assistance programs that can get you the help you need.
A growing collection of research materials for tracing family history and American culture that combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with the digitized version of the popular UMI® Genealogy and Local History collection.
Books and articles collected by EBSCO on all history topics from prehistory to the 21st Century.
This resource offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
For DIYers, this resource features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects.
With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, ebooks, and comics with a valid library card.
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iVOX is a children’s book app for ages 3-8, which engages and delights curious young minds with the latest in storytelling technology. Part eBook, part audiobook and part virtual pop-up. Simply download the iVOX app, choose Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and enter your PLYMC library card barcode to gain access. Select a book from the iVOX collection and tap on the cover to bring favorite stories to life.
Offering interactive tutorials and practice exams, this resource helps people prepare for grade school achievement tests, the ACT, SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship test, as well as civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams.
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms, such as: real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.
eBooks and Audiobooks
For grades K-12, this resource provides information on many subjects, including biography, history, mythology, science, and more.
Learn business, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals using these free video courses on the latest software, taught by industry experts. Both in-library and remote users must enter their library card number and PIN to access LinkedIn Learning. For those using the LinkedIn Learning app on mobile devices, the library ID is: oh0248.
Use this resource to research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.
Introduces children, 0-6, to foreign languages in a way they can understand and enjoy.
Mango is our online language-learning tool! There are dozens of language courses available- French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, English, Polish, Hebrew, etc.
MasterFILE Complete is a daily updated, multidisciplinary database with full text for thousands of general reference publications, reference books, and primary source documents. It includes an image collection of photos, maps, and flags.
MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.
This provides every Moody’s corporate manual back to 1909.
This expansive directory resource includes private and public U.S., Canadian, and global businesses, along with residential information. It also includes job searching and looking up census data by zip code.
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.
Unlimited access to test preparation materials for over 1,000 different standardized exams. Access study guides and practice questions for exams including the GED, SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, Praxis, TOEFL, career and technical certification.
This resource includes all the newspapers digitized in the Google Newspaper Archives. When you choose the Newspapers category, you can do a keyword search using the Name and Publication place fields. Note that while the Youngstown Vindicator from 1869-2009 is included, there are many poorly digitized and completely missing issues which will not be found in search results. Searching and Browsing the Google News Archive provides helpful instructions for using this resource.
Providing selected full text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) and international newspapers and more than 200 regional U.S. newspapers, this database also contains full text television & radio news transcripts.
Find here online tutorials on how to use many online resources, from digital resources like OverDrive and Hoopla, to databases like Ancestry.com and DemographicsNow, to educational resources like LearningExpress and Universal Class.
For anyone looking to improve their skills with computers, software, or technology, this is a self-directed assessment and learning tool that covers a variety of technology scenarios. It comes complete with short lessons and practice exercises to improve skills on a number of common computer topics. The Northstar resource is available 24×7 and library staff are available to help with the resource during regular hours.
A wonderful reading resource for kids, children’s librarians and school media specialists, it has information on over 85,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for kids in the K-8 age range.
Helping people find good things to read, this database covers over 161,000 fiction and over 60,000 nonfiction titles for all ages. In addition to finding books by author, title or subject heading you can also search by plots and for read-alikes and other books in series.
Access to the statewide collection of online resources organized into various categories.
EBSCO Open Dissertations now includes the content from American Doctoral Dissertations. It is a free database with records for more than 1.2 million electronic theses and dissertations from around the world.
Resources for the Military Community and Military Supporters.
Catalog for downloading audio, ebooks, comics & graphic novels to computers, tablets and other mobile devices.
Essays, articles and news items presenting multiple sides of current or controversial issues.
Geared towards elementary school students, Primary Search provides full text of more than 70 popular, magazines.
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of high quality education journals and educational reports.
Full-text coverage of topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods
The #1 source of information on businesses and people for researchers, students, job seekers and government agencies.
This database is updated daily and provides comprehensive full text coverage for business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
A comprehensive source of business and investment information, offering on-line access to S&P Capital IQ independent research, data and commentary on stocks, bonds, funds, and industries.
Provides online, searchable access to the full text of a variety of Grey House, H.W. Wilson, and Salem Press titles owned by the Library, in the following subjects: Health, History, Literature, and Science.
Repair manuals and wiring diagrams for consumer electronics devices including TVs and radios.
Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.
This resource offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.
This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.
Sociological Collection offers information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.
Connects real-world discoveries with the science classroom, features over 6,000 high-interest science news articles, and includes research topics, conversations with scientists, videos, and discussion questions.
This current events database allows students and researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today’s classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints.
The most comprehensive site for veterans information.
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses on many subjects, from academic skills to hobbies to general interest, with continuing education credits certified by the IACET.
VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Service members, Veterans, their dependents and survivors.
Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,243 health care facilities, including 172 medical centers and 1,062 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.
Find local support. This website uses your zip code to help you find local resources and make the connection.
Vocational & Career Collection provides full text coverage to trade and industry-related periodicals.
We Honor Veterans, a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), invites hospices, state hospice organizations, Hospice-Veteran Partnerships and VA facilities to join a pioneering program focused on respectful inquiry, compassionate listening and grateful acknowledgment
Provides ratings for Banks, Credit Unions, Insurance Companies, Stocks, Mutual Funds & Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), plus financial planning and investment eBooks, and even tools to compare and decide between supplemental Medicare insurance plans
For middle grade students, features articles, videos, games, science projects, fun facts, maps, flags and more on arts, biographies, geography, health and guidance, language arts, life science, math, physical science, social studies, and sports.
Current digital content with important dates and statistical information and featuring articles, videos, interactive games, and activities on topics including animals, Earth Science, famous Americans, plants, exploring space, and more.
The World Book Web is a suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related Web sites.