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The Smart Store's Online Library is always open and ready to serve you. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the online library is waiting to give you the latest e-book, audiobook or movie.

Downloadable Materials - Ebooks, Eaudiobooks, Video, Music and Magazines

The Ohio Digital Library

Downloadable Ebooks, Audiobooks and Streaming Video with The Ohio Digital Library- The ability to browse, checkout and download ebooks, audio books, music and videos to your computer, ereader or tablet devices. We have over 40,000 copies of materials to select from and digital materials automatically expire and return, no more late fees!

Hoopla

Streaming and Downloadable Video, Music and Audiobooks with Hoopla - Our service allows streaming of music and video and downloading to mobile devices for offline viewing and listening. Featuring a growing collection of films, television shows, audiobooks, and a library of over 100,000 full length music albums including the newest releases from some of your favorite musicians.

Zinio

Downloadable Digital magazines with Zinio - Select from our collection of 129 digital magazines that can be read on your desktop/laptop or downloaded to an app for reading on a mobile device. So no matter where you are you can have access to your favorite magazine at home or on the go!

All EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.


Kids Search (grades K-8)

Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.


Student Research Center (grades 6-12) 

EBSCO's Student Research Center makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type—magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

Biography Reference Bank 

A collection of biographies, biographical magazine articles, and images. Full text.Peer reviewed. Updated daily.

Literary Reference Center

This database contains literary journals and respected literary reference works. Content includes plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and thousands of poems and short stories. Full text.

Science Online

Comprehensive information on the sciences for students in grades 6 through 12. Full text. Includes biographies of scientists and inventors sorted by name, occupation, or nationality. Includes Nobel Prize winners and women in science.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center™ is a comprehensive research database that provides easy access to a multitude of full-text science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student's science research needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.

Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. Science Reference Center also satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards

 

  •             see also Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

 

Atomic Training

A video-based how-to training resource, Atomic Training opens up unlimited access to thousands of short videos covering more than 500 of today's most popular software applications on both PCs and Macs.

    • All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more
    • Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting
    • Mobile training — Learn how to use mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad
    • Access anywhere — Watch videos at the library or remotely from home    
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Business Source Premier

The industry's most popular business research database, featuring the full text for more than 2,200 journals. Full text is provided back to 1965, and searchable cited references back to 1998.

Journal ranking studies reveal that Business Source Premier's full-text coverage outshines its competitors in all business disciplines, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.

LearningExpress Library

offers interactive courses in computer skills, math, reading, writing, practice tests (including SAT, GED, US Citizenship, and civil service positions) as well as everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use online application!

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also provides an Image Collection containing photos, maps & flags.

Reference USA  - provides quality information to help you:

  • Search for jobs, location, and industry
  • Find new business opportunities
  • Research executives & companies worldwide
  • Track down addresses and phone numbers
  • Find news articles for research
  • Locate out-of-town companies
  • Profile a neighborhood, city or state

Regional Business News

This robust resource provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canadian provinces. Key resources include newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires, with full-text content coverage spanning over 22 years.

Vocational and Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine Shop, Pediatric Nursing, Wireless Week, Drug Store News, Reeves Journal, Restaurant Business, Advertising Age and many more.

Workforce Skills for the 21st Century

To begin your road to achievement, choose one of the easy-to-use learning centers, each provides the skills and strategies to find a job or enhance your career.

 Academic Search Premier 

Academic Search Premier covers the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. It provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles    

 ERIC

The Education Resource Information Center provides access to educational literature and resources. This database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index.

 Learning Express Library

This resource offers interactive courses in computer skills, math, reading, writing, practice tests (including SAT, GED, US Citizenship, and civil service positions) as well as everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use online application!

Points of View Reference Center

The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View 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.

 Professional Development Collection 

Professional Development Collection includes full text for more than 500 high-quality education journals including:

  • Booklist
  • Education
  • Education Digest
  • Education Week
  • Educational Leadership
  • High School Journal
  • Journal of Education
  • Journal of Educational Research
  • Phi Delta Kappan
  • Reading Teacher
  • School Library Journal

 

Credo Reference

A diverse learning experience for learners and users of all types. With coverage of popular topics, Credo Reference expands on academic reference coverage with helpful guides, multimedia content, general encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases and more. The Credo Reference Collection is comprised of a growing compendium of 700 titles intended for learners of all levels and interests.

Funk and Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

over 25,000 encyclopedia articles covering a variety of subject areas (no illustrations). Search by title if you have a specific topic.

Science Online

Comprehensive information on the sciences for students in grades 6 through 12. Full text. Includes biographies of scientists and inventors sorted by name, occupation, or nationality. Includes Nobel Prize winners and women in science.


World Book Early World of Learning

The Early World of Learning is the premier online resource for preschoolers and children in the early elementary grades. Developed with experts on early childhood education, the Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the classroom curriculum.

World Books Kids

A revolutionary site for younger students that infuses creativity and wonder in learning, World Book Kids features thousands of articles and multimedia, a bright, graphical design with dual navigation--search and browse--and fun and inventive activities with hands-on lesson plans that incorporate a variety of core curriculum subjects and correlate to national standards.


World Book Online     

World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search. Research tools, including dictionary, atlas, and local and country research guides, help users compile the data and information they need to complete their assignments and background research.

Mango 

Mango utilizes a proprietary methodology, engaging interface, and easy, intuitive interactive tools to deliver practical conversational skills and valuable cultural insight for a foreign language. Lessons include strategically placed memory-building exercises to help users remember what they are learning in addition to critical thinking exercises, which help them to intuitively understand the language and adapt it to similar conversations

Little Pim

Little Pim is an award-winning program designed specifically to introduce new languages to young children.  The series is available in ten foreign languages (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Hebrew, English/ESL (with Spanish or English subtitles), German, Russian and Arabic). The children's language program "stars" a lovable animated panda and features native speakers, excellent pacing, activities and concept groupings to make the language learning process fun and easy.

World Book Hispanica / Hispanica Saber - World Book has partnered with one of the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer the Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles, more than 9,000 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.

World Book Online (Spanish)

World Book has partnered with one of the world’s largest and most respected Spanish-language publishers to offer the Gran Enciclopedia Hispánica online, a comprehensive Spanish-language encyclopedia that includes over 100,000 articles, more than 9,000 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.

 

HeritageQuest Online

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

Over 40,000 detailed maps of Ohio cities drawn between 1882 and 1962.

World Vital Records

Search over 5 billion Family History and Genealogy records, and 28 million family trees. Access key collections: U.S. Federal Census images and indexes from 1790 to 1940; military records; 1 million newspaper pages; unique, exclusive local and world collections.

Academic Search Premier

Academic Search Premier covers the expansive academic disciplines now being offered in colleges and universities. It provides comprehensive content, including PDF backfiles to 1975 or further for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references for more than 1,050 titles 

AHFS Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medication Information is a trusted source and recognized standard for patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) AHFS has been a Top Ten Award Winner in the Department of Health and Human Services National Consumer Education Materials Contest.

Alt HealthWatch

This resource provides the latest information and materials for the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies, with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. Alt HealthWatch contains hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Full-text titles include American Journal of Chinese Medicine, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine, California Journal of Oriental Medicine, European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine, Journal of Asian Natural Products Research, Journal of the Australian Traditional-Medicine Society, Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association and many others.

Consumer Health Complete

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.

Health Source - Nursing/Academic Edition

This resource provides over 500 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry and many more.

MEDLINE

Created by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE is an authoritative bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection  

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection provides access to nearly 540 full-text journals, including Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience, European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, European Journal of Neuroscience, International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice, International Review of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical & Experimental Neuropsychology, Journal of Mental Health, Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology and many more.

This database also provides particularly strong coverage in child & adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.

Credo Reference

A diverse learning experience for learners and users of all types. With coverage of popular topics, Credo Reference expands on academic reference coverage with helpful guides, multimedia content, general encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, atlases and more. The Credo Reference Collection is comprised of a growing compendium of 700 titles intended for learners of all levels and interests.

Kids Search (grades K-8)

Kids Search makes it easy for students to search by keyword or by topic to find the most useful search results. Results can be easily sorted by source type - -magazines, reference books, photos, flags, etc.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, MAS Ultra School Edition contains full text for hundreds of popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers and much more.
This comprehensive database contains full text for top high-school magazines including America's Civil War, American Heritage, American History, Archaeology, Astronomy, Bioscience, Careers & Colleges, Civil War Times, Congressional Digest, Discover, History Today, Nation, National Review, New Republic, New Scientist, Popular Science, Science News, Scientific American, Smithsonian, World War II and much more. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles)

Middle Search Plus

This database contains full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Middle Search Plus contains primary source documents including Essential Documents in American History, reference books such as the Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia of Animals; and thousands of relevant photos, maps and flags.

Points of View Reference Center

The Points of View Reference Center is an interface intended for public, academic, and high school libraries. Points of View 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.

Primary Search

Containing full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines, Primary Search is designed specifically for elementary school libraries. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles), which allows users to read along at their own pace. Also, Primary Search features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids. In addition, this database provides access to a collection of more than one million images of relevant photos, maps and flags to aid kids in learning

Searchasaurus

Searchasaurus is an exciting and easy way for young researchers to experience online searching. It is an animated interface with a dinosaur theme that encourages students to enhance and develop basic search methodologies.


Student Research Center (grades 6-12)

The Student Research Center provides students in secondary education with the most appropriate research tools for easily obtaining the information that they seek, users can easily pre-determine which content sources (e.g., Magazines, Newspapers, Biographies, Country Reports, Film & Video) will be included with their search. They can also search their databases by topic heading, make use of an online dictionary and encyclopedia, explore the top searches of the day, and even limit their search according to appropriate Lexile reading levels.

TOPICsearch 

Teachers, librarians and student researchers can explore current events, social, political and economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics frequently discussed in the classroom.  TOPICsearch contains full text for tens of thousands of articles from diverse sources, including international newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets and government information.

see also Biography

see also Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

see also Literature and Reading

see also Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers

see also Science and Technology


American and English Full Text Literature Collections

The American & English Literature Collection contains many works of poetry, drama, and prose based on books and other sources originally published in print. It also contains 21 historic editions of the Bible in English.

Subcollections with the American & English Literature Collection include:.

Poetry:

African-American Poetry 1700-1900 
20th Cent. African-American Poetry
American Poetry 1600-1900
20th Cent. American Poetry 
English Poetry 
20th Cent. English Poetry

Drama:

American Drama
English Prose Drama 1280-1915
English Verse Dramas 13th-19th Centuries
Fiction: Early American Fiction 1774-1850
18th Cent. Fiction 1700-1800

Also:

Bibliography of American Literature
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
William Butler Yeats Collection
The Bible in English


Children's Core Collection 

An essential and impartial expert aid containing titles at 3 recommendation levels, this collection covers fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels and magazines. Entries provide complete bibliographic data, book reviews, awards and “Best Lists” when available. The online version of this collection provides more content (two additional recommendation levels, Supplemental and Archival) to aid in selection for larger libraries and subject-level collections, and includes features–such as book review citations and excerpts, book covers, advanced searching and sorting capabilities, and monthly content updates– not available in print.

Fiction Core Collection    

Created by librarians, for librarians featuring classic and contemporary works of fiction, this collection development guide provides librarian-recommended titles for a general adult audience. The best authors and their most widely-read works in literary and popular fiction—old and new—are listed, including mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, westerns and romance. With titles listed at three recommendation levels, this database provides entries for individual novels, as well as analytic entries for novellas and novels contained in composite works. This content can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.

Library, Information Science and Technology Abstracts

An index to core and priority journals in information management, with coverage starting in the mid-1960s.

Literary Reference Center

This comprehensive, full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

Middle and Junior High Core Collection

For libraries serving readers in grades five through nine, this is a collection development tool containing titles for nonfiction works, fiction and collections for children and adolescents. Selected and recommended by collection development specialists at 3 recommendation levels, listed books encompass a wide variety of topics for youth.         

NoveList Plus 

NoveList Plus is the premiere database of reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. It is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.          

Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction

Developed by collection development specialists, this database provides titles—at 3 recommendation levels—of the most highly-recommended reference and non-fiction books for adults. Covering a wide range of topics, from health to personal finance, this collection can be used for collection development, readers’ advisory and curriculum support.

Senior High Core Collection

This collection is a selective list of fiction and non-fiction titles—recommended by collection development specialists—for high school students (grades 9 through 12), along with review sources and other professional aids for librarians and school media specialists.

WorldCat

You can search for popular books, music CDs and videos—all of the physical items you're used to getting from libraries. You can also discover many new kinds of digital content, such as downloadable audiobooks. You may also find article citations with links to their full text; authoritative research materials, such as documents and photos of local or historic significance; and digital versions of rare items that aren't available to the public. Because WorldCat libraries serve diverse communities in dozens of countries, resources are available in many languages.

Academic Search Premier

A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources. 

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains selective full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers.

Regional Business News

Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, retail industry, business planning, political participation—Regional Business News will cover the story. Content is provided by leading publishers in business news including the New York TimesThe Washington Post,PR Newswire USBusiness Newswire and more.

Zinio - Select from our collection of 129 digital magazines that can be read on your desktop/laptop or downloaded to an app for reading on a mobile device. So no matter where you are you can have access to your favorite magazine at home or on the go!

Academic Search Premier - A popular resource found in many academic settings worldwide, this resource was designed for the premier researcher, rich with the most valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content available. As a leading scholarly database, it provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources.

MasterFILE Premier - Contains full text for thousands of general reference magazines and publications and covers a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.             

Computer Source - provides journal articles about technology. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1965-present.

GreenFILE - is a collection of scholarly, government, and general-interest titles about the environment. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1941-present.

Science Online - offers comprehensive information on the sciences for students in grades 6 through 12. Full text.

Science Reference Center - is designed for students in grades 6 through 12, researching any variety of subjects. Full text. Peer reviewed. 1965-present.

 Religion and Philosophy Collection - is designed for researchers and students of theology and philosophy. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1975-present.

 Sociological Collection - provides information on different areas of sociology. Full text. Peer reviewed. Updated daily. 1930-present.

Atomic Training is a video training tool for a variety of software packages and web applications. With this online software training solution, you have access to thousands of online, on-demand video training tutorials on the most popular software and devices, including Microsoft® Office®, Adobe® Creative Suite®, Google™ Docs, iPad® and more.

Chilton's Auto Repair is available both in a public library and from home to furnish diagnostic and repair information for autos and light trucks. This resource supplies a solution for the “do-it-yourselfer” that is easy to use no matter the skill level. Repair, maintenance and specification tables provide critical data on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward.

LearningExpress Library 3.0  offers interactive courses in computer skills, math, reading, writing, practice tests (including SAT, GED, US Citizenship, and civil service positions) as well as everything you need for a successful job search in one easy-to-use online application!

 

  • Tech Tuesdays

    Main Library

    SCDL Technology Trainers and IT Specialists present various technology "I didn't know you could do that" demonstrations at each session. Click here to see what we'll be talking about.

  • Smart Scene is here!

    Summer 2015 Program Guide

    The latest Smart Scene is here! Find fun and FREE activities at your library. Pick up a copy at your nearest SCDL location or read it online.

  • Gardening Programs

    Get ready for Spring with your Library!

    We have free programs about shade gardens with Master Gardener Rita Mullet, and all about edible weeds with Master Gardener Rudy Moyer, and Joan Wiseman will address the method known as rotation gardening. Click for a list of free gardening programs.

  • Heirloom Seed Bank

    Main Library

    The Stark County District Library is a Seed Sharing Library, a resource for distributing free heirloom seeds to the community. Seeds are provided through the Master Gardeners of Stark County and OSU Extension Services.

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