Online Learning

Learn a new skill for work or school, take practice tests, research your family history, make informed choices on investments, start a new business and even learn to fix your car. All this is and much more is available 24/7 through MCDL's Online Learning websites and databases.

It's all free with your library card. You may need your library card PIN (usually the last four digits of your phone number) to log into certain resources. Don't have a card and need access to Online Learning? Get a free eCard here.

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Subject Index


African American Heritage
Search records, books, serials, and other historical records specific to African Americans to trace your genealogy or to do research.

This is the industry's leading source of online factory diagnostic and repair information used by 200,000+ automotive technicians every day. Only available when using computers in MCDL locations or via MCDL Wi-Fi.

American Ancestors
Explore your New England ancestors' lives using American Ancestors' collection of 1.4 billion records from the United States, the British Isles, continental Europe, and beyond. Available only at Medina Library.

Ancestry Library Edition
Search for your ancestors in the more than 30,000 collections on Explore U.S. record collections including birth, marriage, death and census records detailing occupations, ages, siblings, birthplaces, addresses, and more - even maiden names.
Only available when using computers in MCDL locations or via MCDL Wi-Fi.

Biography in Context
This engaging online experience provides contextual information on the world's most influential people. A user-friendly portal experience allows users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.

Books & Authors
Discover your new favorite book or author with genre or author searches. Find out what's new and what's coming soon. Review recommended books picked by librarians and write your own reviews and assign ratings.

Business Source Premier
The industry's most used business research database provides full text for more than 8,800 serials. Find full text back to 1965 and searchable cited references to 1998. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. Updated daily via EBSCOhost.

Chilton Library
Fix your car, truck, van, or SUV with these diagnostics, maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, and step-by-step repair procedures.

Cleveland Necrology File and News Index
Find cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975. The Index lists citation information for local news stories, feature articles and reviews from the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Northern Ohio Live and Ohio Magazine.

Consumer Reports
Research your next big purchase through unbiased product testing and ratings. The website provides updates on product availability and adds new products to previously published test results. Read product reviews and ratings on cars, appliances, electronics and more.
Gain free access to, a website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the BMV permit test.‚Äč

FamilySearch Affiliate Library
Search for your relatives in records from around the world. Access 135 million restricted records by using FamilySearch at any MCDL location.

A premier collection of historical U.S. military records that brings to life the details of America's military veterans with stories, photos, and personal documents.

Gale LegalForms
View a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant law and many others. Includes a comprehensive attorney by state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen's language.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Read encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Resources include Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Musicians.

HeritageQuest Online
Locate the U.S. Census, 1790-1930 (1850-60 Slave Census Schedules not included), a digitized collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books, records from the Revolutionary War era, Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files and Freedman's Bank Records (1865-1874).

LearningExpress Library
This interactive collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help members, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests. Benefit from immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results. Tests include: GED Prep, College Prep including SAT and ACT, Grad School Entrance, Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Law Enforcement, US Citizenship, Civil Service and much more.
MCDL card holders now have unlimited access to This on-demand learning solution helps you gain new skills and advance your career. Choose from more than 5,000 video tutorials covering business, creative and technology topics. Just enter your library card number and PIN. New to Lynda? Try this video tutorial.

Mango Languages
This language learning system teaches practical conversation skills for a wide variety of popular languages. With everyday dialog from native speakers, engaging interactive lessons, and a unique intuitive teaching style, Mango Languages increases your ability to use, adapt and build on what you learn.

MasterFILE Premier
Access thousands of magazines through EBSCO. Type the magazine name in the Publication search field and click "Full Text" to search for full-color PDF results of the current issue and all back-issues. Full text files go back to January 1990, while indexing and abstract files date to January 1984.

Provides data on approximately 330,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 5 million equities, indexes, futures, options, commodities, and precious metals, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. Only available when using computers in MCDL locations or via MCDL Wi-Fi.

News For You
News for You offers easy-to-read news stories that can help you learn to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Seven new stories are posted each Wednesday, along with audio, exercises, vocabulary, a crossword puzzle, a word search, and a poll. Listen to each story in full or sentence-by-sentence. Use password E94B95 to log in.

Newsbank: America's News
Search current and archived coverage of issues, events, people, government, sports and more with the largest collection of full text U.S. newspapers. Includes staff-written articles, obituaries, editorials, announcements, real estate and other sections.

NoveList Plus
This comprehensive readers' advisory resource for fiction and nonfiction is designed to help you find what to read next.

NoveList K-8 Plus
Kids will enjoy this comprehensive reading resource for fiction and nonfiction.

Ohio Crime Victims Rights Toolkit
Designed to help victims of Ohio and federal crimes understand and exercise their rights. If a crime victim is having difficulty exercising his or her rights, he or she may contact the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center directly to request assistance.

Ohio History Connection
From automobiles to wedding gowns, this collection documents both the ordinary and extraordinary stories of Ohioans. Search the archives and museum databases for books, serials, pamphlets, maps and newspapers.

Search for jobs, discover career pathways, obtain free online training and plan your future at this comprehensive employment site. Special sections for K-12 students, veterans and employers.

Ohio Web Library
A complete listing of the Ohio Web Library resources provided by Ohio libraries to all Ohio residents.

Opposing Viewpoints
Access multiple perspectives on today's most hotly debated topics. Helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, prepare for debates, create presentations and more.

Professional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. Contains more than 200 educational reports, a professional development collection and the most comprehensive collection of full text education journals in the world.

Provides 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 for residence directory information by name, location or phone number.

Regional Business News
Access comprehensive, full text coverage of regional business publications. Includes coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Updated daily.

Sanborn Insurance Maps for Ohio
Features detailed maps at building level for more than 400 Ohio communities from 1868 to the 1960s. An excellent resource for 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.

Scholastic BookFlix
This online literacy resource pairs classic video storybooks from Weston Woods with related nonfiction eBooks from Scholastic to build a love of reading and learning.

Small Business Reference Center
Offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. Includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Provides reliable information, detailed illustrations and photography, and step-by-step procedures for routine maintenance (such as tune-ups and brake service) or more extensive repairs (involving engine and transmission disassembly). Information for large engines (motorcycles, ATVs, marine/boat, personal watercraft engines and snowmobiles) as well as small engines (lawn mowers, tractors, snow blowers, tillers, generators) and more.

Standard & Poor's Global NetAdvantage
Gain insight into industry and company analysis and investment rankings including Equity Research (formerly Stock Reports) and the Outlook investment newsletter. Stock price history charts and executive bios also provided. Screening tools to find companies and create lists from a global universe of more than 3 million private companies and 250,000 public companies.

Transparent Languages
Learn to speak a new language. Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There's also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

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

Vocational and Career Collection
Designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.