Education & Careers

Online Resources
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 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.
Careers Internet DatabaseCareers Internet Database In Library Access
This database provides information on career fields and jobs, including a salary calculator and detailed information about educational requirements and employment opportunities. An online Career Test helps identify careers where you may be successful.
Driving-Tests.orgDriving-Tests.org
This resource offers free DMV permit practice tests, as well as tips for getting or renewing your driver's license!
ERICERIC
ERIC, the Education Resource Information Center, contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
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!
HelpNow (Brainfuse)HelpNow (Brainfuse)
Free live, online homework help for students from kindergarten to Adult Learners. Certified tutors are available from 3 pm to Midnight to help you with math, science, social studies, writing, Spanish, and English. Spanish-speaking tutors are also available. Any time of day, you can take practice tests, study flashcards, hold a study group online, and create and share movie-like notes and ideas.
Homework Help GatewayHomework Help Gateway
Find here the many educational resources - databases, ebooks, & websites - which will help for any and all homework assignments.
HooplaHoopla
hoopla digital is a category-creating service that partners with public libraries across North America to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, videos, music and audiobooks. With hoopla digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download free dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via hoopla digital’s mobile app and online at www.hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape – a trusted partner to public libraries for over 20 years.
Job & Career AccelaratorJob & Career Accelerator
Explore detailed information on different occupations, match your interest and skills with a career that's right for you, search local and national job postings, create resumes and cover letters, practice interviewing skills and track your job search process each step of the way. Click here to view a tutorial on how to get started.
JobNow (Brainfuse)JobNow (Brainfuse)
From 3pm to Midnight, chat online to receive personal job coaching and assistance in all phases of your job search as well as resume and cover letter review and live interview practice. JobNow also has an extensive collection of resources, including resume/cover letter templates, interview tips, general sample interview questions, industry-specific sample interview questions, and a vast array of online resources and links.
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.
ocisOhio Career Information System - OCIS
Developed and administered for Ohioans by the Ohio Department of Education, it has one of the largest state and national databases covering all phases of the career development process. For Home-Remote Access, enter the username and password provided by your teacher or obtained from the PLYMC librarian.
Professional Development CollectionProfessional Development Collection
Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 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.
Vocational and Career CollectionVocational 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 nearly 340 trade and industry-related periodicals.
Workforce Skills for 21st Century SuccessWorkforce Skills for 21st Century Success
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare job seekers for advanced occupational training.
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)