Rocky River Public Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading Room

Location

1600 Hampton Road
Rocky River, Ohio 44116

Map Map & Directions

Hours
Monday - Thursday:
9am - 9pm

Friday - Saturday:
9am - 6pm

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

Subject Help Guides

Car Buying Resources

Job & Career Resources

Business & Legal Resources

Reader’s Advisory Services

Wellness Resources

Affordable Healthcare Act

Plain Dealer e-edition

National Geographic

Universal Class

Search Ohio Web Library

Search Tools

Follow Your Library:
Library Blogs LIBRARY VIDEO TWITTER rss

Research Resources  -- Search By Subject

Foreign Language Literature & Fiction
G.E.D. Information Local Links
Healthcare Information
Fast Facts

ACADEMIC

Academic Search Premier | EBSCOhost

EBSCOhost Database

ERIC | EBSCOhost

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

ARTS AND ANTIQUES

Prices4Antiques

AUTOMOBILES
BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

American History: The Decades

Biography.com

Biography Reference Bank

FACTS.com

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

BUSINESS AND INVESTING

Attorney General of the State of Ohio

Big Charts

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Business Source Premier | EBSCOhost

Legal Forms

Morningstar Investment Research Center

Patents and Trademarks

Reference USA

SCORE - Service Corps of Retired Executives

SEC Filings and Forms ( EDGAR)

Small Business Administration

Thomas Register of American Manufacturers

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

Yahoo Finance

CONSUMER INFORMATION

Annual Credit Report

Better Business Bureau

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.

Consumer Search

EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

Mega Sites

Nifty50's - an online job service for applicants 50 and over

Ohio Here to Help
(Ohio Dept. of Jobs and Family Services)

Ohio Department of Veteran's Services

CareerBuilder.com

CoolWorks.com

Dice.com

Monster.com

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success (Replaced Job & Career Accelerator)

Federal Sites:

CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Federal Jobs Network

Search Federal Jobs

Ohio Jobs

Career and Job and Resume Guide

Career Cruising

 

CTI Career Search

Job Hunter's Bible

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

ENCYCLOPEDIA REFERENCE

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

World Book Hispanica

World Book Online
Note: Select the World Book Online Reference Center in the "For Public Libraries" Section

FAST FACTS

Bartleby Reference Books

Embassies and Consulates (U.S. ) Worldwide

Fedstats

Google Translate

Infoplease Almanac

Mapquest

National Weather Service

oxford dictinary

Perpetual Calendar

Statistical Abstract of the United States

Time

U.S. Census Bureau

World Fact Book - CIA

Zip Code Directory

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Mango- Foreign language learning service.
G.E.D. INFORMATION

Beginning January 1, 2014, the new computer-based GED Test will be in effect.  The Paper Based Test will no longer be offered in 2014. The last day to apply for the Paper Based Test is Friday, August 9.

The new computer-based test in 2014 will cost $120. Ohio’s new state budget will keep the test cost at $40 for first-time GED test takers in 2014.

GED Practice Testing Centers

GED Testing Centers

Ohio Department of Education GED Test Information


GED TEST PREP:

Learning Express Library

Ohio ABLE (Adult Basic and Literacy Education) Test Preparation

RRPL Adult Computer Training Department Class Schedule

GENEALOGY

Ancestry Library Edition - For use in the library only.

Cleveland Necrology File / Cleveland News Index

Cyndi’s List of Geneology Sites

Ellis Island

FamilySearch

Heritage Quest Online

National Archives

Ohio Death Certificate Index ( 1913 - 1944)

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio Historical Society

RootsWeb

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

US GenWeb Project

Western Reserve Historical Society

World GenWeb Project

GOVERNMENT AND LAW

Congress.org Elected Officials  -- State | Local

GPOAccess

Legal Forms

Ohio Revised Code

Ohio.gov: Government Information & Services

Rocky River Codified Ordinances

Thomas – Library of Congress

USA.gov – Government Made Easy

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

American Board of Medical Specialities

American Medical Association

CDC - Centers for Disease Control

* New Consumer Health Complete | EBSCOhost

Clinical Trials

Drugs@FDA

EBSCOhost

Family Doctor

Kids Health

Mayo Clinic

MEDLINEPlus

National Institutes of Health

NetWellness - Consumer Health Information

PDRhealth

State of Ohio Medical Board

WebMD

HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INFORMATION

A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act is to help the 14% uninsured and eligible in Ohio gain access to affordable healthcare.

Get quick answers about Obamacare laws and the Health Insurance Marketplace
  • Ohio has chosen to use the federal exchange for health insurance rather than implementing a state-based exchange. The federal exchange is located online at Healthcare.gov.
  • The federal exchange will open October 1, 2013. If an individual wishes their health insurance to begin January 1, 2014, they must enroll by mid-December. Open Enrollment will close March 31, 2014.

There are four methods an individual can use to apply for health care insurance:

  • The Health Insurance Marketplace is a destination where consumers can compare insurance options in simple, easy to understand language. At the Marketplace, consumers will be able to compare insurance options based on price, benefits, quality and other factors with a clear picture of premiums and cost-sharing amounts to help them choose the insurance that best fits their needs.
HOMEWORK HELP FOR CHILDREN

Biography Reference Bank

Culture Grams

Kids Search

Mango Languages

Novelist K-8

Primary Search

Searchasaurus

World Book’s Early World of Learning

World Book Kids

World Book Spanish

HOMEWORK HELP FOR TEENS

Access Science

Background Notes

Biography Reference Bank

Cliffnotes

Country Studies -- Library of Congress

CultureGrams

EbscoHost Databases

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

Mango Languages

MAS Ultra-School Edition

MasterFILE Premier - Ebscohost

Middle Search Plus

Opposing Viewpoints | Gale

* New Points of View Reference Center | EBSCOhost

Sparknotes

World Book Kids

World Book Spanish

LIBRARIES

Avon Lake Public Library

Cleveland Public Library

Cuyahoga County Public Library

Lakewood Public Library

Library of Congress

Ohio Public Libraries - OPLIN (Ohio Public Library Network)

State Library of Ohio

Westlake Porter Public Library

LITERATURE & FICTION

American and English Literature

* New Literary Reference Center | EBSCOhost

Literature Resource Center - Gale

Novelist

Reader's Advisory Online

The Reading Room

LOCAL LINKS
NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

EbscoHost Databases

Google Historical Newspapers Archive

Google News Timeline

National Geographic Magazine | Gale

National Newspapers:

Newspaper Source - EBSCOhost

* New 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).

Plain Dealer - America's News (formerly Newsbank)

OHIO

Cleveland Memory Project

Explore Ohio

Ohio.gov : Government Information & Services

Ohio History Central - An Encyclopedia of Ohio History

Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook

City of Rocky River

Ohio Schools Online - Ohio College Finder and Mapping Tool

Online College Database

SCIENCE

Access Science

National Geographic Magazine | Gale

Science Online | Fact on File

* New Science Reference Center | EBSCOhost

SENIOR RESOURCES

AARP

Administration on Aging

Benefits Check Up

Eldercare Locator

Family Caregiver Alliance

Meals on Wheels

Medicare

National Council on the Aging

Senior Living Map

SeniorNet

TELEPHONE NUMBERS AND PEOPLE LOOKUP

Reference USA

Switchboard

Toll Free: Internet 800

Toll Free: Yellow.com

Yahoo People Search

Pipl.com

Zabasearch

TEST PREPARATION

Learning Express Library

TRAVEL