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CultureGrams
CultureGrams provides country reports with facts/figures and one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture, customs, and lifestyles of the world's people. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

ERIC
Searchable database of articles (some full text) from education-related journals, aimed at college students and educators. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Free Ohio Permit Practice Test
Getting ready for your OH Permit Test? We've got you covered! 6 Practice tests with 40 Questions each!

Learning Express Library
Online practice for ACT, SAT and GED tests as well as additional educational and professional exams. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Mango Languages
Learn a language through self-paced lessons that cover vocabulary, common phrases, and grammar. Words and phrases are repeated throughout the lessons to reinforce learning. Languages include Brazilian Portuguese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin) plus ESL Polish, ESL Spanish, ESL Brazilian Portuguese, and ESL Mandarin. Use films to learn selected languages. This database is provided the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

National Geographic Virtual Library Series
Includes National Geographic Magazine Archive 1888 1994; National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current; National Geographic: People, Animals, And The World; and, National Geographic Kids. Every page, photograph, and article plus full-text books, videos, maps, and atlases on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures. Enjoy the full-text National Geographic traveler magazine from 2010 to the present.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Includes more than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays; over 5,000 topic overviews; more than 300 primary source documents; biographies of social activists and reformers; court-case overviews; 5 million periodical articles; statistical tables, charts and graphs; nearly 70,000 images and a link to Google Image Search; plus, thousands of podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs. This database provided by the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Points of View Reference Center
Covers many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics and enhances the ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic. Includes over 1,300 essays; leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum; newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts; primary source documents; and, reference books. This database provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Professional Development Collection(tm)
Designed for professional educators, this highly specialized collection features more than 550 full text education journals as well as indexes and abstracts for more than 900 journals. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Provides full text articles on theology and philosophical studies, covering such topics as world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.

Sociological Collection
Provides full text information on all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure. This database is provided by OPLIN, the Ohio Public Library Information Network.