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Cleveland News and Necrology File Cleveland News Index & Necrology File

Contains citations for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from The Plain Dealer (1983-June 1999), Cleveland Magazine (1983-present), Northern Ohio Live (Sept. 1990-present), and Ohio Magazine (Oct.1990 -present). Obituaries from the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press are included from 1976 to the present. NOT full text.



Cleveland Necrology File:

Contains local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. For necrology information after 1975, use the Cleveland News Index.

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Consumer Reports Consumer Reports

ConsumerReports.org serves consumers through unbiased product testing and ratings, research, journalism, public education, and advocacy. The website provides updates on product availability, and adds new products to previously-published test results. Research product reviews and review ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more

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Driving Tests Driving Tests

The Euclid Public Library is announcing a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the state DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

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Screenshot of the Explora Primary Schools website Explora Primary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades K through 5 in mind, Explora Primary Schools provides a safe, trustworthy environment for students to look up facts for class projects or homework.

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Screenshot of the Explora Public Libraries wesite Explora Public Libraries

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

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Screenshot of the Explora Secondary Schools website Explora Secondary Schools

Designed with students and educators in grades 6 through 12 in mind, Explora Secondary Schools provides a far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Screenshot of the Literary Reference Center website Literary Reference Center

Information on thousands of authors and their works.

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Niche Academy

Niche Academy provides tutorials for the most commonly used library electronic resources. As these resources evolve over time, so will the tutorials.

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Screenshot of the Points of View Reference Center website Points of View Reference Center

Essays on controversial subjects.

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Reference USA Reference USA

Directory information for 11 million U.S. businesses and 120 million U.S. households. Search for businesses by SIC code, sales volume number of employees and more. Search white pages by name, location or phone number. 

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Screenshot of the Religion & Philosophy Collection website Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies.

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Sanborn Fire Maps Sanborn Fire Maps

Historical maps of Ohio cities.

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Screenshot of the Science Reference Center website Science Reference Center

Science encyclopedias and reference books

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United Way First Call For Help United Way: First Call For Help

In an effort to increase access to a wide range of health and human services in Cuyahoga County, United Way Services' First Call For Help (FCFH) has developed a web based version of its "Reference" database. Access more than 1,000 agencies, 4,000 programs, and 10,000 services in our area by searching this valuable online resource

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Very Short Introductions

An excellent way to get a quick authoritative and accessible overview of a subject.

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Screenshot of the What Snake is It? website What Snake is It?

Ohio snake identification guide.

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Screenshot of the What Tree is It? website What Tree is It?

Ohio tree identification guide.

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Screenshot of the What's the Point? website What's the Point?

Identify flint artifacts from Ohio's prehistoric peoples.

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Screenshot of the World Book Kids website World Book Kids

Thousands of colorful illustrations, diagrams, and maps enrich thousands of articles selected for appeal and curricular standards, with teacher guides, provide instructions and stimulating ways to use content in the classroom setting or for homework.

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Screenshot of the World Book Online Website World Book Online

Information resources for pre-school through college.

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World Book Students

Contains an extensive multimedia collection, including editor-selected websites, and correlations to state standards.

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WorldCat WorldCat

(OCLC) -- The world's most comprehensive bibliography with 40 million bibliographic records representing 400 languages. Covers information back to the 11th Century. Includes holdings information from the world's libraries.

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