Consumer and Automotive
Find auto repair help, the value of antiques and search product ratings before you buy something new.
In the market for a new TV, home appliance, mattress or tires for your car? Use Consumer Reports to get the best deal and find quality items! Consumer Reports conducts independent research and reviews on a wide variety of products and services so you can get the most for your money.
Third-Party Provider: EBSCO
Helps shoppers avoid “buyer’s remorse” by evaluating product reviews and recommending authentic and trustworthy products in a range of categories for a variety of budgets and lifestyles, thus saving time, money and disappointment for millions of consumers.
Third-Party Provider: Ask Media Group
Provides high quality, innovative learning opportunities to anyone who wants to improve their technology, literacy and/or math skills. Offers information on more than 180 topics through 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos and over 50 interactive activities and games.
Grade Levels: elementary, middle school and high school
Subjects: art, English/language arts, health, math and technology
Third-Party Provider: GCFGlobal.org
Mergent Intellect offers a unique opportunity to access private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, the ability to access industry profiles and much more. The database is searchable by advanced criteria and resources are able to be downloaded and printed.
Third-Party Provider: Mergent Inc
Ohio Legal Help
Ohio Legal Help is the only legal resource that addresses Ohio’s complicated legal landscape. Forms and resources are location specific, so patrons can be confident that what they submit to the court will be accepted, and they’ll know where to go if they need further assistance. Ohio Legal Help provides authoritative legal information to low-income Ohioans, which is vetted by attorneys. The project is guided by trusted organizations like the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the Ohio State Bar Foundation, and the Ohio Library Council. Patron information is not retained or shared by Ohio Legal Help, as attorneys, like librarians, are concerned about privacy.
Third-Party Provider: Ohio Legal Help
Reference Solutions (Formerly ReferenceUSA)
Reference Solutions is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses (59 million) and U.S. residents (310 milliion).
Reference Solutions makes it faster and easier to find new business opportunities, research executives and companies, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research and much more.
Third-Party Provider: Data Axle
A VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) is a unique identifier that every motor vehicle is assigned when it's manufactured. The VIN Decoder provides an instant report on a vehicle's manufacturer, brand, make and model, body style, engine size, assembly plant and model year.
Third-Party Provider: driving-tests.org
Weiss Financial Ratings
Provides accurate, independent information for informing decisions about finances, including insurance, Medicare, banking and investment options. Find the safest bank or credit union, make side by side comparisons of insurance companies, and pick the best Medicare supplement insurance plan, and find helpful tools to manage personal finances.
Third-Party Provider: Grey House Publishing