Rocky River Public Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Location

1600 Hampton Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

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Monday - Thursday:
9am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday:
9am - 6pm

Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
(during the school year)

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About Books
Search for author, title, subject... anything about books.

Academic Search Premier
Full-text articles from hundreds of academic journals on a wide variety of subjects. For college-level research.

Alt. Health News
This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

America's News featuring The Plain Dealer (formerly Newsbank)
America's News provides unique access to over 2,100 local, regional and national news sources, featuring the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and over 40 titles from the state of Ohio.

American and English Literature
The full text of poems, stories, novels, plays – including Shakespeare’s works – and many versions of The Bible. Excellent for literary research.

American History: The Decades

Ancestry Library Edition
Comprehensive genealogical research tool including U.S. Census images; the Social Security Death Index; the New York Passenger Lists and other immigration records; WWI Draft Registration Cards and more military records; directories & membership lists; court, land & probate records; maps. Also the U.K. & Ireland Collection of genealogy records. - For use in the library only.



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Biography Reference Bank
Biographical information on thousands of notable people from history and today. Includes the reference classic Current Biography. Pictures.

Business Source Premier
Popular business magazines, academic and trade journals, the Harvard Business Review. Company, industry and country information.

 

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Career Cruising
Use this tool to find the right career, explore education and training options, and build their own career portfolio.

Chilton's Online Auto Repair Manuals

Christian Science Monitor
The Christian Science Monitor from Sept. 30, 1988 to present. 

Communication & Mass Media Complete
This database provides provides quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media.

Computer Source
This database provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology.

Consumer Health Complete | EBSCOhost

Consumer Reports
Find Product reviews and Ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more from Consumer Reports.

*Consumer Reports is best viewed on Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Opera browsers. The Comparison feature does not display properly on an Internet Explorer 9 browser.

CultureGrams
Daily life and culture of the world’s peoples. Editions on countries and states for children and country information for older students and adults. Photos, flags, maps, biographies and international recipes.

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EBSCOhost
All EBSCOhost magazine, newspaper and reference book databases on one list. Pick and choose databases to search separately or together. Databases cover general interest, academic, business, education, health, and more topics.

EBSCO Business Source
Full text business articles, research, and news.

ERIC
The Education Resource Information Center contains more than 1,300,000 records and links to more than 317,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.

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Facts on File - Science Online

Funk & Wagnall’s New World Encyclopedia
This database provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library | (New) Gale Virtual Library Interface

GreenFile
This database offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment.

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Health Source: Nursing / Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

Heritage Quest Online
For genealogy research, U.S. Census images, family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and PERSI for genealogical periodical research.

Humanities International Index
This is a comprehensive database covering journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities.

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Kids’ Search
For elementary and middle school students, an easy-to-use database of information on all major academic subjects. Search for terms or browse by topics. Features magazine and newspaper articles. Includes a dictionary, general and animal encyclopedias and image collection.

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LearningExpress Library
Full-text books and practice tests for academic and career tests. Tutorials for students of all ages. ASVAB, TOEFL with audio, real estate, police and fire fighter, reading comprehension, spelling, math and more. Open a free, private account to take and save timed practice tests.

Learning Express Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success
Employment Resources – Career and Job and Resource Guide

Legal Forms
Real estate, contracts, wills, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord-tenant and other legal forms, many specific to Ohio. Print or download forms and fill out online.

Lexi-Pals Drug Guide
This is a database of Patient Advisory Leaflets from Lexi-Comp that provides vital education on medications for patients.

* New Literary Reference Center | EBSCOhost

Literature Resource Center
Based on respected reference works, a key source for author biographies, bibliographies, literary criticism, and explanations of poems, plays, stories and novels. Literary journals.

Los Angeles Times
L.A. Times from Dec. 4, 1996  - present.

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Mango
- Foreign language learning service.


Mas Ultra - School Edition
This database contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines.

MasterFILE Premier
The place to go for articles from hundreds of magazines on virtually every subject. Includes Consumer Reports, Crain’s Cleveland Business.

MEDLINEPlus
The EBSCOhost version of this comprehensive source for authoritative information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system and other health topics.

Middle Search Plus
This database provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines.

Morningstar Investment Research Center
Highly regarded research and analysis of stocks and mutual funds. Portfolio builder tool. The premium edition.

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National Geographic Magazine | Gale
National Geographic Magazine Archive from 1888 to 1994

NetWellness
Click on any of over 100 health topics to find in-depth information on hundreds of diseases and wellness issues. You will also find health professionals ready to respond to your specific questions.

Newsbank: now America's News

Newspaper Source
200-plus U.S. and international newspapers. Some papers include selected content only. Newswires. TV and radio news transcripts.

New York Times
The New York Times from 1995 to the present plus the Book Review and Magazine from 1997 to the present.

NoveList Plus
A guide to present-day fiction. Author information, reviews, summaries. Lists of books in series.

Novelist K-8
Information about fiction for children and teens in grades K -8.

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Ohio Links

Ohio’s Newspapers with the Plain Dealer (NewsBank)
The electronic editions of local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers including the Plain Dealer; Cincinnati, Dayton and Mansfield papers; Detroit News, Pittsburg Post-Gazette, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and more.

Ohio Web Library
Search public access to the information databases provided by the Libraries Connect Ohio partners and the OPLIN-hosted information databases in one search.

OPLIN
Link to web sites on Ohio and more premium databases from the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Pages for children, teens and teachers.


Opposing Viewpoints | Gale

Optimal Resume
A web-based resume building program containing a step-by-stop resume and cover letter builder, skill assessment tests, interview practice sessions, and social profiles like Likedin and Twitter.


oxford dictinary

 

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Plain Dealer e-edition (in library access only )
The library’s subscription to The Plain Dealer includes daily e-editions for in-library-use only (print copies of the paper are  available daily at the library).

Points of View Reference Center | EBSCOhost

Prices4Antiques
A pictorial reference and appraisal source for antiques, collectibles and fine arts reflecting prices from recent auctions.

Primary Search
This database provides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection
This is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

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Readers Advisory Online
An online version of the award-winning Genreflecting books, RA online helps readers find similar authors and titles they will enjoy as well as books suitable for book discussion groups.

ReferenceUSA
Business and residential directories. Search by county, ZIP Code, Yellow Pages heading and more. Research business prospects. Find addresses and phone numbers for friends and family.

Regional Business News
This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
This database provides extensive 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.

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Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Fire insurance maps of Ohio from 1867 to 1970 for history and genealogy research.

Searchasaurus
Magazine and encyclopedia articles for primary and middle school grades. Animal encyclopedia. Dictionary. Photos, maps and flags. Follow the friendly dinosaur.

Science Online: Facts on File

Science Reference Center | EBSCOhost

Student Research Center
Search or browse for information from magazines, newspapers, books, radio and TV news transcripts, photos, and more. Covers all major classroom subjects. For high school students.

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Topic Search
This database contains full text for over 60,000 articles from 399 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

 

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Universal Class

Over 500 online classes for life-long learning.


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Value Line Investment Survey Reports ( For use in the library only.)

Virtual Reference Library | Gale

Vocational and Career Collection
This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present. All news and feature articles.

Washington Post
The Washington Post Newspaper from December 1996 - present.

World Book Online
The easy-to-use encyclopedia for all ages. Selected articles from past encyclopedias, magazine articles, photos, graphs and charts, atlas, dictionary. Fun, imaginary “web site” from historical eras. More features.  (Note: Select the World Book Online Reference Center in the "For Public Libraries Section)

World Book Kids
The easy-to-use encyclopedia for kids.

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success

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