Research Tools

Language and Learning

Online courses in business, design, and computer technology; online learning for more than 40 languages including Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish; preparation for ACT, GED, and SAT tests

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is an independent and nonprofit organization that provides product reviews on cars, appliances, electronics and more. Access full-text articles (1985 to present) from Consumer Reports through EBSCO/MasterFile Premier. You will need a valid library card and PIN to access this resource.

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Digital Learn

If you are new to computers, haven't used them for a while, are a little unsure and uncomfortable, or just need a bit of a refresher, we have the tools to help you tackle technology at your own pace and gain the confidence you need to succeed.

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GCF LearnFree.org

GCFLearnFree.org provides high quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve the technology, literacy, and math skills needed to be successful in both work and life. This resource provides information on more than 180 topics and does so for free through 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and over 50 interactives and games.

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Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep and more.

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Lynda.com

Lynda.com is an online learning site of over 3,000 courses that include more than 130,000 videos. The courses cover a variety of topics covering design, business, office software, and personal and professional goals. Certificates of completion can be printed and uploaded to a LinkedIn profile. iOS | Android

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Mango Languages

Learn a language through self-paced lessons that cover vocabulary, phrases, and grammar. Learn English as a second language for Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, and more! iOS App Store | Android Google Play Store

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Ohio Driver Practice Test

Getting ready for your OH Permit Test? We've got you covered! You can take 6 Practice tests with 40 unique Questions each in English and en Espanol!

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Open Culture

Open Culture boasts they have the "best free cultural & educational media on the web". We think they are definitely worth an extra look and you don't even need to use your Library Card. Their course catalog has a variety of offerings ranging from audio books, online courses, certificate courses, movies, languages, textbooks, and even ebooks.

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Techboomers

Free videos and article tutorials on how to use popular websites like Netflix, Amazon, and Gmail as well as various social networks. Tutorials are geared towards baby boomer, senior learners, and inexperienced internet users.

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