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Consult this list of Computer Training Resources to find classes and training opportunities in our community.

Online Resources:

Computers

Computer Basics
Email Providers
GIMP
Internet Organizers & Search Engines
Keyboard & Typing Tutorials
Mouse Tutorials
Online Tutorials
Search Helpers and Searching Tips  
Technology

Inventions
Local Transportation
Technology  


Premier Databases
The following links are premier databases and resources purchased by the Library or available to you through the Ohio Public Library Information Network. Please note that some premier databases require a library card to access from home.

Auto Repair, Home Improvement, Hobbies & Entertainment GatewayAuto Repair, Home Improvement, Hobbies & Entertainment Gateway
Find here the many resources - databases, ebooks & websites - which will help you with your home improvement projects, recreational hobbies, and entertainment pursuits.
Chilton LibraryChilton Library
The online version of the popular Chilton Total Car Care do-it-yourself print manuals that include repair, maintenance and service information on the most popular cars, trucks, vans and SUVs on the road today. Photos, illustrations, videos, animated graphics and repair procedures help to simplify even the most difficult of auto repair tasks.
Computer SourceComputer Source
This database provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. It offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.
Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses. Many types of classes are available, including: accounting, computer applications, legal, personal development. Sign up now! It’s free, fun and convenient!
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryGale Virtual Reference Library
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Because each library system creates its own eBook collection, the content you see may vary if you use the database at different library systems.  Titles of especial note in YPL's eBook colection are Business Plans Handbook and Contemporary Authors.
Heartland ScienceHeartland Science
Heartland Science-Ohio's Legacy of Discovery & Innovation portrays how Ohioans have changed the world through discovery and innovation in science, engineering, technology, medicine and health care.
Homework Help GatewayHomework Help Gateway
Find here the many educational resources - databases, ebooks, & websites - which will help for any and all homework assignments.
Kids InfoBitsKids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits is a database for students in kindergarten through grade 5. It features a kid-friendly graphic interface with full-text content from elementary reference sources and magazines. Kids InfoBits covers geography, current events, the arts and sciences, people, government, history, health, sports, and more.
Gale Courses (formerly Learn4Life)Learn4Life (now Gale Courses)
With your PLYMC Library Card, you have access to FREE instructor-led online courses. Many types of classes, include: accounting, computer applications, legal, personal development.  Sign up now! It’s free, fun and convenient!
Learning Express LibraryLearning Express Library
Offers interactive tutorials and practice exams, this database can help people prepare for grade school achievement tests, the ACT, SAT, GED, U.S. Citizenship test, as well as civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Take the self-guided tour to learn more.
Mitchells ProDemandMitchell's ProDemand In Library Access
ProDemand contains automotive diagnostic and repair information for most foreign and domestic cars and trucks from model year 1983 to the present. Includes service manuals, wiring diagrams, factory technical service bulletins, and maintenance schedules and tables.  Click here for ProDemand Tips and Tricks.  Click here for ProDemand online product training and video tutorials.
Oxford Reference Online PremiumOxford Reference Online Premium
The Premium collection brings together more than 300 language and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. These books can be searched simultaneously or by individual book title.
Salem ScienceSalem Science
Provides access to several Salem Press science resources, including Forensic Science and Global Resources.
Home-Remote AccessClick here for Home-Remote Access
Science OnlineScience Online
Aimed at students from middle school through high school, this comprehensive database provides a curriculum-oriented overview of the sciences through essays, diagrams, illustrations, images, biographies, experiments, activities, and definitions. Click here for an online tutorial.
Science Reference CenterScience Reference Center (EBSCOhost)
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards. It is designed to meet every student researchers needs as it contains full text of hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals and other sources.
Small Engine RepairSmall Engine Repair Reference Center
The online version of all the Clymer small engine repair manuals,containing information on routine maintenance,tune-ups and brake service, as well as more extensive repairs involving engine transmission disassembly.
World Book TimelinesWorld Book Timelines
Hundreds of customizable, interactive timelines of important events throughout history. You can browse World Book's Timelines by category. Plus, you can create a free World Book/My Research Page Account where you can create and save your own timelines. (Optimized for iPad)
Zinio Zinio
Streaming Magazines with Zinio. Full digital copies of favorite magazines are now available. PLYMC cardholders can choose from about 140 magazine titles with no waiting or checkout periods.  Click here for a how-to user guide.  Click here for a video tutorial.