Related Database Links: Education, Languages, & Careers


  • Basic ESL: Online English Learning

    Basic ESL improves an individual’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through a simple to follow, and instructionally proven curriculum. Students learn English quickly and effectively on relevant topics including: family, home, school and many other topics. In each lesson students learn key vocabulary and how to use that vocabulary in conversation. No computer experience is necessary. Click on "Instant Access" to enter without registering.

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  • ERIC (EBSCOhost) 

    (Educational Resources Information Center) -- Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, curricula, conference papers, and standards and guidelines.

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  • Explora Primary

    Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features: Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

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  • Explora Secondary

    Explora is EBSCO's interface for Schools and Public Libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features: Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

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  • GED Information

    Answers questions and provides forms for taking the GED test from the Ohio Department of Education.

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  • Lynda.com

    Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. As a Shaker Heights Public Library card holder, you have access to the lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts. Once you have logged into lynda.com with your library card number and PIN you must create a personalized lynda.com account by entering your name and e-mail address. This account can help you manage your course history, playlists, bookmarks, and Certificates of Completion.

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  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    Hundreds of job descriptions, including education requirements and salary information. 

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  • Ohio Means Jobs

    A free website that connects employers and Ohio job-seekers. This site also provides access to most of the same practice tests, courses, tutorials, and ebooks from LearningExpress Library, Job & Career Accelerator, and Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success.

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  • Professional Development Collection (for Educators)

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

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  • Public School Statistics

    Statistics from all the nations' school districts from the National Center for Education Statistics. Also useful for finding Magnet Schools, Charter Schools, and schools offering special programs. 

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  • Rosetta Stone

    Learn a language online with Rosetta Stone®, the world's best language-learning software.

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  • Vocational and Career Collection

    Vocational & Career Collection is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions, and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

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  • What’s That Snake?

    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.

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  • What’s the Point

    Identifying flint artifacts

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  • World Book Early World of Learning

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

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