Lakewood Public Library provides free access to an extensive collection of health, business, academic, practical, professional and popular resources online and in the Library. Most of these resources can be accessed anywhere in the world with the code on the back of your Library card.
NoveList Plus is a comprehensive readers’ advisory service. Discover books and authors similar to the ones you already enjoy or strike out into new territory, searching by theme, character, place or style. NoveList Plus includes both fiction and nonfiction.
Novelist K-8 provides the same readers’ advisory tools for the whole family. Search for book titles by Lexile level, Accelerated Reading Level, grade level, award winners, genre, Dewey decimal number range and more. Provides book cover images, read-alike suggestions and links to the Lakewood Public Library catalog.
Explore thousands of magazines, newspapers and peer-reviewed journals from yesterday and today. It’s fun for casual reading and indispensable for scholars. Search for articles by keyword or use publication search to browse through the archives of your favorite magazines and journals. Students take note: The articles you find here can be cited in the same manner as the original print sources.
Gale Legal Forms
Explore hundreds of online Ohio legal forms for free. You will find Power of Attorney forms, guardianship papers, landlord tenant law, divorce law, and much more.
Are you a self-motivated person who’s ready to step up and pursue your goals? Explore practice tests and study materials for your upcoming GED, SAT, AP or Civil Service exam and other standardized tests. You can also learn how to use popular software programs, build new skills, become a citizen and even sell real estate. There are hundreds of free courses from which to choose.
Explore foreign languages quickly and easily with this innovative suite of self-teaching, multimedia language courses. Mango allows you to master even the most difficult tongue from home. Courses include Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic, Croatian, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Slovak, Hebrew, Urdu and even Haitian Creole, to name just a few.
Job and Career Accelerator
With this innovative job-hunting system, you can explore detailed career information and find new opportunities that match your skills and interests, search millions of local and national job postings, create professional resumes and cover letters for any job, practice interview skills and track your progress all in one place.
The premier source of information for reference and research, ReferenceUSA offers accurate data on fifty million businesses and two hundred ninety-two million consumers. Explore accurate and complete business and consumer data with ReferenceUSA. ReferenceUSA can also help you find your next job. Patrons can find jobs all over the country and use job tools such as resume writing tips, cover letter examples, interview tips, salary estimates, and much more.
World Book Online
The online World Book experience is like browsing a bold new Internet without advertisements, arguments and other undesirable behaviors. Every article, photo, video and interactive map is vetted by serious scholars who share the same dream—to put the world at our fingertips.
The Library encourages patrons to request research materials not found in our collection. If a particular item cannot be purchased, the Library will attempt to borrow it from another institution through Interlibrary Loan.
Explore this handy collection of automotive and diagnostic repair information. ALLDATA Online offers OEM wiring diagrams, exploded-view illustrations, maintenance tables with service intervals, automatic repair updates and technical service bulletins. This resource can only be accessed at the Library.
Ancestry: Library Edition
The world’s largest collection of genealogical resources is now available to help you trace your lineage back through the centuries. This resource can only be accessed at the Library.
Ancestry Library Edition is a free online genealogical research tool that allows you to search for your ancestors in census, marriage, birth, and death records. Ancestry Library Edition is free to use every day at the Library.
Ohio Web Library
Ohio Web Library provides online research resources to all Ohio residents. Explore resources for adults and children including articles from magazines and journals, encyclopedias, EBSCOhost, Ancestry Library Edition, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Consumer Reports, Ohio Tree Identification Guide, Ohio Snake Identification Guide, and Explora.
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides a searchable database of the fire insurance maps published by the Sanborn Map Company. Explore maps from all over the country. The online checklist is based upon the 1981 publication Fire Insurance Maps in the Library of Congress and is continually updated to reflect new acquisitions.