eResources

FREE eBook and eAudio!

Do you have a tablet computer, Nook, Kindle or other E-reader? The library offers FREE downloads  of audio books, eBooks, music and more for your computer, cell phone, iPod, Kindle, Nook or other eBook reader…it’s a piece of cake! If you need a little help getting started, call the library or emailcstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us for a thirty minute one-on-one session with Carrie.

You are now able to search for eBooks/eAudio titles in our catalog

OR download titles directly from Digital Downloads!


Looking for a picture from an old yearbook?

Are you looking for a picture from a Northridge or Lickingana yearbook. Our copies have been digitized to help you find that special photo from the past. Click here to view our digitized yearbooks.


Historical Documents

Here is a link to digitized historical documents now available.


Linkedin Learning

We are pleased to offer its cardholders access to the Linkedin Learning library of instructional videos. Normally, using Linkedin requires a paid subscription, but as a Alexandria PL cardholder you can access Linkedin content from any computer with an internet connection simply by entering your library card number and four digit PIN.

Log into Linkedin.com: Please note that you can only access course content through the Alexandria login page, and not by directly visiting the Linkedin.com homepage. 

Need a library card?
Stop by the library and fill out a quick application.

After creating an account (which only requires your name and e-mail address), you can watch videos, create playlists, bookmark pages, and obtain Certificates of Completion (that can be uploaded to your LinkedIn profile). Many courses also feature exercise files, so that if you’re watching a tutorial about Microsoft Excel you can follow the activity with downloadable, pre-populated Excel spreadsheet files.

What is Linkedin Learning?

LinkedIn is the leading provider of online learning content. Linkedin.com has more than 16,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.

Courses include:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
  • Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
  • Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
  • Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
  • Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
  • Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
  • Creative arts including photography, video editing 3D animation, and more

Linkedin.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, IT security specialist, project manager, or small business owner.


Databases

Art

The Art Collection – Online image collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, textiles, costumes, jewelry and more, from earliest times to the present.

Auto Repair

Auto Repair Reference Center – repair information Contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information for most vintage makes starting as far back as 1954

Household Products Database – Material Safety Data Sheets links over 7,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients

Kelly Blue Book – resource for reviews and pricing  Automotive pricing, reviews, ratings, advice and finance information

SaferCar Powered by NHTSA.gov, this website has recall notices, safety and other tips for car owners including crash test results, car seat safety and proper tire pressure. Use this site to learn more about automobile safety.

Biographies

Biography Reference Bank From HH Wilson-contains more than 111,000 biographies and obituaries and more than 32,000 photographs of the subjects.

Masterfile Premier – General Reference with Biographies Includes 86,017 biographies and 105,786 primary source documents.

Businesses

1st Stop Business Connection – Ohio Dept. of Development and USSBA A program sponsored by the Ohio Department of Development’s Small Business Development Centers and the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides FREE state-level information needed to get started or continue on your entrepreneurial journey.

Business Source Premier Searches Business Source Premier, Vocational and Career Collection, Newspaper Source, Computer Source databases.

OSU Extension Small Business Fact Sheets OSU Extension’s economic, small business, and job development programs are tailored to meet community needs in every county.

Regional Business News This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Click here for a complete title list. Click here for more info.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Education, Homework and Vocation

Academic Search Premier Contains indexing and abstracts for more than 8,300 journals, with full text for more than 4,500 of those titles. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. Academic Search Premier contains unmatched full text coverage in biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, religion & theology, etc.

Federal Student Aid – Help with the FAFSA An office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the application used to determine a student’s eligibility for federally subsidized loans, grants, and work-study funds. Although the CPS still accepts paper FAFSAs, processing is quicker when FAFSA is filed on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Learning Express Library – prepare for standardized tests Provides online, interactive practice tests, career building tools, and writing aids. Tests including advanced placement, Civil Service, College Entrance Exams, GRE, GED, Law Enforcement, Writing skills, U.S Citizenship, Teaching, and many more.

MasterFile Premier – Maps, Flags, Articles, General Reference Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags.

OhioLINK – For Ohio college students Any student currently enrolled in a participating Ohio college or university may use the OhioLINK.

What’s That Snake? Identify species found in Ohio This program includes 30 species and subspecies of snakes that are found in Ohio. Of these 30 kinds of snakes only three are poisonous and dangerous to people and domestic animals. We also have included one species of poisonous snake that does NOT live in Ohio, the Water Moccasin. We added the Water Moccasin to our list for this program because a great many people think that it does live in Ohio.

What Tree Is It? Identify by leaves or fruits You see an unknown tree. Or perhaps have found part of a tree, and you want to know from what kind of tree it came. Often, you can identify an unknown tree by just one part, such as a leaf or a fruit. This web site will lead you through qualities of leaves and fruits from the common trees of Ohio. You will work your way through these choices by selecting images that more closely resemble your sample. To be certain of your identification of an unknown tree, however, you must use as much of the tree as possible.

World Book Kids An online environment for younger students that blend creativity and wonder in learning. World Book Kids contains content from World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, which has been selected for younger readers, English-language learners, and reluctant readers. The encyclopedia has dual navigation for searching and browsing, and incorporates inventive activities to engage children’s different learning styles.

World Book Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia World Book’s Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos. The great content of the original World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia has been translated into Spanish. The Spanish Student Discovery Encyclopedia is organized so that the student can find information quickly and easily. Click on the first letter of the article title to find the article.

Genealogy and Local History

About.com Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition  ONLY from within the Library building

Licking County Genealogical Society

Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944) From the Ohio Historical Society

See also History and Government

General Reference

EBSCOhost offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. Including full text to many popular journals and magazines.

IMDB – Internet Movie Database IMDB is owned by Amazon.com and is an online database of information about movie stars, movies, television shows, commercials, and video games

MasterFile Premier From EBSCO. Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE Premier contains full text for nearly 1,750 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books, 86,017 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 341,655 photos, maps & flags.

Ohio Web Library – Single Search – Many Sources Search thousands of online publications and research resources, including: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers in a single search

Oxford Reference Online Brings together 100 language and subject dictionaries and reference works – containing well over 60,000 pages – from Oxford University Press into a single cross-searchable resource.

Points of Reference is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to express and exchange their unique views on topics in the news.

World Book Advanced World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. It is tailored for the needs and skills of students in grades 8 and up, World Book Advanced includes a customizable interface, a streamlined design, and personalized homepage content features.

World Book Hispanica This comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia includes more than 100,000 articles, more than 8,500 images and maps, and nearly 1,000 videos, animations, sounds, and interactive media. It is designed for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and ESL/ELL program participants.

Health and Science

Consumer Health Complete is designed for the everyday consumer of health care information. CHC provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.

Facts On File Science Online A complete reference database containing thousands of entries covering animal anatomy, anthropology and archaeology, astronomy and space technology, atomic physics, biochemistry, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, earth science, environmental science, general science, genetics, health and medicine, human anatomy and physiology, marine science, physics, and weather and climate.

Health Source

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.

Medline MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

GreenFile A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment, with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

Heartland Science How Ohioans have changed the world through discovery and innovation in science, engineering, technology, medicine and health care.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition – Includes Drug Guide This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

History and Government

CIA World FactBook

Explore Ohio Explore Ohio is a comprehensive collection of just about anything related to the Buckeye State. State symbols? How to get a driver’s license? Population information? Fun places to visit? ExploreOhio has all of that and more.

Ohio History Central An evolving, interactive, online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio’s natural history, prehistory and history. Each section contains written information, maps, timelines, and images. Many of these pages link with one another to form a complete and informative perspective. As installments are added each year, an accurate overview of Ohio’s past will be revealed. From archaeology to Zoar, Ohio History Central is for anyone wanting to learn more about Ohio.

Ohio Historical Society Databases Including Ohio fundamental documents, military rosters and death certificate indexes

Ohio Secretary of State

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps Large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. These maps are heavily used in both public and academic libraries by a wide range of researchers including local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.

State of Ohio – Government Information and Services

Literature

Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. Literary Reference Center is a full-text database that combines information from thousands of major respected reference works, books, and literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. Content includes thousands of plot summaries, essays of literary criticism, author biographies, book reviews, classic and contemporary poems, classic and contemporary short stories, and author interviews..

Novelist-Readers’ advisory, summaries and reviews

Points of Reference is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. High school and undergraduate students can use Points of View as a guide to debating, developing arguments, writing position papers, and developing critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications. The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to express and exchange their unique views on topics in the news.

News Sources

Newspaper Source – National and International Cover-to-cover full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily.


Digital magazines are back!!!

We now have access to access to many of your favorite magazines online. The issue are available to check out for various time periods depending on issue frequency. Using your favorite electronic device you may download the free Flipster application through the various play stores and select our library and then you will be prompted to enter your library card number. Let the browsing begin. Click here to access the digital magazines.


Do you need help accessing E-Books?

We can help. Schedule an appointment with one of our staff and access all the electronic resources available. Call 740-924-3561 or email cstrong@alexandria.lib.oh.us to schedule and appointment.


Free Online Career Training and High School/College Test Prep

OMJ_LogoLearning Express Library is now powered through Ohio Means Jobs and can be done with or without a login.
If you create an account through OhioMeansJobs.com’s backpack feature, you will be able to remember data and keep track of all training assessments and test scores.


ancestry

FREE Access to Ancestry Library Edition!

Temporarily you are able to access this from our website at home.

Record your history and find others on the same path. Ancestry Library Edition features helpful tools such as charts, summaries, calendars and message boards. Beginners can use the tools and resources in the Learning Center to: begin their family trees; get the most out of historical records; connect with other researchers; and find answers to tough research questions.

This database is available for use to any registered patron of the Alexandria Public Library.
You will have to bring your wireless access laptop to the library,
or use our computers to utilize this amazing resource.


ohiomeansjobs


ohrx

Ohio Offers Prescription Drug Program

Ohio’s Best Rx (a free, state-endorsed prescription drug discount program) is now available to all Ohio residents, regardless of age or income.

Visit www.OhioBestRx.org to learn more about the program, download a printable card, find participating pharmacies and estimate your savings on specific prescriptions. Call 1-866-923-7879 to sign up and have a card mailed to you or pick up a card here in the library!


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