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.
A trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, AHFS [American Hospital Formulary Service] includes more than a thousand drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.
This alternative health database provides full text about complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
This is a fully-searchable library of works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, and key secondary sources.
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.
Easily find information on companies, industries and more in the context of timely news, statistical data, and in-depth reports.
This resource uses case studies, statistical data sources, news articles, academic journals and topical reference materials organized by country, company and industry to quickly engage users in the global business environment.
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.
A library of over 500 unlimited use, interactive eBooks for grades 3-6 on the topics of science and social studies.
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.
This resource offers free BMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver’s license!
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-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
Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.
Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.
Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.
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 Online 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.
Formerly Small Business Resource Center, search this database to learn how to start, finance or manage your small business. Resources include: sample business plans, how to guides, articles and websites.
Formerly Small Business Builder, this is a step-by-step online planning tool for starting, managing and optimizing a business or nonprofit.
A database of specialized directories on companies, publishers, associations, media and more. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
A database for students in grades K-5, it covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, health, sports, and more.
A great resource for business students and entrepreneurs, this compilation provides insights, tips, strategies and success stories
Simultaneously search Gale resources subscribed to by the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County: Gale eBooks, Opposing Viewpoints in Context and Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship.
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.
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.
More than 2,500 fiction and nonfiction digital stories and videos on topics such as animals, science, sports, and social emotional learning. Nurtures optimism and a love of reading. Includes read aloud feature and Lexile reading levels.
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.
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.
Explore detailed information on different occupations, match your interest and skills with a career that’s right for you, search local and national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills and track your job search process each step of the way.
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.
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.
Designed specifically for high school, this database contains full text of nearly high school magazines, reference books, biographies, primary source documents, and an Image Collection of photos, maps & flags, color PDFs.
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.
Middle Search Plus provides full text of middle school magazines, biographies, and primary source documents, plus a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
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.
Opposing Viewpoints contains nearly 5,000 current social topics in the forms of primary source documents, statistics, websites and multimedia.
Catalog for downloading audio, ebooks, comics & graphic novels to computers, tablets and other mobile devices.
The Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars. Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.
For grades 3-5, find here articles, activities, videos, and games in five unique databases: Science, Biographies, Social Studies, States, and American Indian History.
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.
This database provides extensive full-text coverage of such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
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.
Aimed at students from middle school through high school, this comprehensive database includes science biographies, diagrams, essays, experiments, definitions, and timelines.
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 covering all the various sciences.
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.
The online version of all the Clymer small engine repair manuals, containing information on maintenance and repairs for motorcycles, ATVs, personal water craft, lawn mowers, tractors, generators, and more.
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.
Learn a new language using a self-paced, online language-learning system. The Byki learning method takes users through a series of simple steps to memorize words and phrases in a new language, including their meanings and proper pronunciation, in the shortest possible time.
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.
Vocational & Career Collection provides full text coverage to trade and industry-related periodicals.
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.
A powerful reference tool designed for high school student that includes an encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.
Upper level Spanish language database that includes more than 140,000 articles and 9,000 images, videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media.
Games, eBooks, and digital media that develop language and literacy skills.
Intended for younger readers, this version of the encyclopedia includes activities, illustrations, maps, and more to engage children’s different learning styles.