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Arts

  • CreativeBug

    More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Find projects for every occasion-nurture your creative soul by learning new skills.

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Full text database that includes a collection of articles covering over 140 topics, as well as licensed periodicals, books and video that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts.

  • Explora

    Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

Automotive

  • Chilton Library

    Get detailed information on vehicle maintenance and repairs.

  • Consumer Reports Online

    Full access to all of the valuable content on Consumer Reports. Also includes access to the Cars Best Deals Plus with bottom line pricing, unlimited price reports on new and used cars, test track notes from expert engineers, enhanced side by side model comparisons, and "best deal" negotiation advice.

  • N.A.D.A.

    Get New and Used Car Prices, plus pricing on RV's, Classic Cars, Motorcycles and Manufactured Homes.

  • Kelley Blue Book

    Find out what to pay for a new or used car or what your current car is worth. The site also features reviews and listings of cars for sale.

  • Edmunds

    New and used car prices, reviews, ratings, & advice.

  • ALLDATA Online (Access via Internet Explorer only. Library Use Only)

    A source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.

Biography

  • Explora

    Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

  • Contemporary Poets

    Biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition.

  • Contemporary Novelists

    Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

  • Business Leader Profiles for Students

    Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry.

  • Biography Reference Bank

    More than 72,000 biographies and obituaries, and over 20,000 photographs of the subjects.

Books & Literature

  • Very Short Introductions

    Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (Library Use Only)

    Provides full-text of Drama for Students, Epics for Students, Literary Movements for Students, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Novel for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Short Stories for Students.

  • about:books

    Information on books and authors.

  • Explora

    Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

  • Novelist Plus

    Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy.

  • Literary Reference Center

    Full text of literary journals and literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

  • Books & Authors

    Discover new books and authors. Search by favorite genre (mystery, romance, and more) or author. Find what's new and what's coming soon, recommended books picked by librarians, and write your own reviews.

  • Contemporary Poets

    Biographical and bibliographical information on 789 of the world's most important contemporary English-language poets, including 120 new to this edition.

  • Contemporary Novelists

    Contains biographical/critical essays on the most important living novelists writing in English worldwide.

Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship

  • Small Business Reference Center

    Nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books of up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.

  • Census Business Builder

    The Census Business Builder (CBB) is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format.

  • Datawheel-Observatory of Economic Complexity

    The Observatory of Economic Complexity is a tool that allows users to quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange.

  • 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. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.  Click here to learn how to share your Lynda.com Certificates of Completion to your LinkedIn profile.

  • Explore Census Data

    Provides access to demographic data about the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.

  • ThomasNet

    Manufacturers, distributors and service providers.

  • Survey of Current Business

    A U.S. Department of Commerce monthly publication that provides data on U.S. business on the regional, national, and international levels.

  • Small Business Administration

    Aid, counsel, assist and protect, insofar as is possible, the interests of small business concerns.

  • SizeUp Tool (Small Business Administration)

    A new interactive tool for small business owners from the Small Business Administration. SizeUp will help you manage and grow your business by benchmarking it against competitors, mapping your customers, competitors and suppliers, and locating the best places to advertise.

  • IRS Small Business Tax Center

    Serves taxpayers who file Form 1040, Schedules C, E, F or Form 2016, as well as small businesses with assets under $10 million.

  • HP Life e-Learning

    A free program that trains students, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to apply IT and business skills in order to establish and grow a business, build successful companies and create jobs.

  • Ohio Business Gateway

    Ohio government information and services for businesses.

  • BizLaunch

    Free small business tools available to download.

  • Big Charts

    Investment research website, providing access to research tools such as interactive charts, quotes, industry analysis and intraday stock screeners, as well as market news and commentary.

  • Valueline Investment Survey (Library Use Only )

    Advice on approximately 1700 stocks, more than 90 industries, stock market and the economy.

  • Regional Business News

    Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

  • Reference USA

    Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

  • Morningstar

    Detailed, independent information on more than 20,000 stocks, mutual funds, and exchange-traded funds.

  • Hoover's (Library Use Only )

    D&B Hoovers delivers insightful information on more than 162 million businesses, both public and private, around the world; including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Search by Company Name, Executives, Industry or by using Conceptual Search and Business Signals. Business data includes Annual Revenues, Employee Counts, Corporate Family Tree, Key Contacts, Analyst Reports, SWOT reports, stock data, financials and other vital information.

  • First Research (Library Use Only )

    Industry Profiles, Call Prep Sheets, State & Province Profiles for call preparation, enhancing presentations, underwriting credit, and for quickly learning a company's key

  • Business Source Premier

    Full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles, market research, industry reports, and SWOT analyses.

  • Business Plans Handbook (Library Card Required for Off Site Use)

    A collection of actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses in North America.

  • Business Insights: Essentials

    Provides authoritative information and statistical data and enables researchers to explore real world application and develop analytical skills.

  • Barron's Online (Login: askus@hudson.lib.oh.us Password: library123)

    America's premier financial weekly magazine, includes investing ideas and insights, daily exclusive commentary, and print and online archives back to 1997.

Children's Homework Help

  • Kids InfoBits (Gale)

    A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

  • Novelist K-8 Plus

    Novelist K-8 helps librarians, teachers, parents, and other adults help children in grades K-8 find fiction and non-fiction books to read tailored to their reading level and interests. Or, kids can try it themselves to help them select books they will enjoy

  • World Book Kids

    A colorful and engaging online learning environment for elementary-aged students.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. Also includes an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.

Computers & Technology

  • 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. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.  Click here to learn how to share your Lynda.com Certificates of Completion to your LinkedIn profile.

  • CNET

    CNET shows you the exciting possibilities of how technology can enhance and enrich your life. CNET provides you with information, tools, and advice that help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of your tech.

  • Consumer Reports Online

    Full access to all of the valuable content on Consumer Reports. Also includes access to the Cars Best Deals Plus with bottom line pricing, unlimited price reports on new and used cars, test track notes from expert engineers, enhanced side by side model comparisons, and "best deal" negotiation advice.

  • GCFLearn Free

    GCFLearnFree(a service provided through Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC) provides free online courses in all types of areas. The site is especially strong in basic technology tutorials, which cover everything from Excel, Word, Google, and Facebook to digital photography, Skype, and iPad.

  • Computer Source

    Provides the latest information and current trends in high technology, including full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications

Consumer Information

  • Home Improvement Reference Center

    This full text database is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating.

  • Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center

    The Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center is the only crime victims' rights legal center in the state of Ohio that provides free legal representation in criminal court to citizens victimized by crime to protect their legal rights.

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Offers up-to-date financial information and assistance for consumers.

  • GoodGuide

    Provides authoritative information about the health, environmental and social performance of products and companies.

  • Consumer Search

    Find answers about what products are top-rated or best bets in their class by aggregating Internet and print publications for comparative reviews and other sources relevant to the topic.

  • Consumer Protection Agency

    Practical information on a variety of consumer topics. The information here can help you avoid rip-offs and exercise your consumer rights

  • CNET

    CNET shows you the exciting possibilities of how technology can enhance and enrich your life. CNET provides you with information, tools, and advice that help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of your tech.

  • Better Business Bureau

    The website of the local Akron/Summit County office of the Better Business Bureau. Search a directory of accredited businesses and charities, file a complaint of a business, review scam alerts and resources, and access comprehensive resource library.

  • Consumer Reports Full Text

    Full text access to individual issues of Consumer Reports from 1985 to present.

  • Consumer Reports Online

    Full access to all of the valuable content on Consumer Reports. Also includes access to the Cars Best Deals Plus with bottom line pricing, unlimited price reports on new and used cars, test track notes from expert engineers, enhanced side by side model comparisons, and "best deal" negotiation advice.

Educator Resources

Elections & Politics

  • Polling Location Lookup

    Updated polling location lookup for Summit County.

  • PolitiFact Ohio

    Ohio edition of PolitiFact.

  • PolitiFact

    Reporters and researchers from PolitiFact examine statements by government officials, lobbyists, people who testify before Congress and anyone else who speaks up in American politics. PolitiFact researches their statements and then rates the accuracy.

  • Brennan Center for Justice

    The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.

  • Vote 411 (League of Women Voters)

    VOTE411.org is a "one-stop-shop" for election related information. Includes factual data on candidates in various state, local, and federal elections.

  • Project Vote Smart

    At Project Vote Smart, Americans young and old volunteer their time, take no money from special interests groups, and are committed to providing you with the most relevant, unbiased information on over 40,000 candidates and officials.

  • Open Secrets (Center for Responsive Politics)

    The Center for Responsive Politics, nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

  • Ohio Secretary of State

    Voting registration information for Ohio residents: Register to vote, see if you are already registered, change your address, voter information guide, absentee ballot options, and more.

eMedia

  • The Wall Street Journal (Login: askus@hudson.lib.oh.us Password: library123)

    The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.

  • Freading

    Downloadable eBooks to read on your computer or mobile device.

  • RBDigital

    A large source of quality eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines and entertainment.

  • Hoopla

    A digital media service which offers a selection of movies, television, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, and audiobooks via your browser, smartphone or tablet.

  • OverDrive (Kids)

    Download eBooks & audiobooks for kids with Overdrive.

  • OverDrive

    Download eBooks & audiobooks with Overdrive

  • Flipster

    Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

Genealogy

  • Fold3

    Convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

  • African American Heritage

    Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation records, Military Draft and Service records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank and More.

  • Hudson Library Newspaper Index

    Subject index to major news items in Hudson, Ohio, newspapers and news sources from 1903 to present day. Publication list: Ex Libris (Bulletin of the Hudson Library & Historical Society), Hudson Herald, Hudson Hub, Hudson Hub Times, Hudson Life, Hudson Monthly, Hudson Observer, Hudson Times, North Summit Times, North Summit Independent, and Yesterday in Hudson.

  • Passenger Search - The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island

    Search passenger list for over 51 million list of immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1957.

  • Ohio Death Certificate Index

    Death certificates of individuals who died in Ohio between 1913-1944. The database provides the date of death and a certificate number. Researchers can purchase photocopies of the death certificate online.

  • Find a Grave

    Search through 80 million grave records.

  • Family Search

    Offers free family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources from around the world. The site features an online searchable database of many different records including the United States Census and the U.S. Social Security Death Index as well as military, church, and vital records from the United States and from many different countries.

  • Cyndi's List

    A categorized and cross-referenced list of genealogical resources on the Internet.

  • Cleveland Necrology File

    Local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.

  • Castle Garden

    Access to a database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

    Large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Used by 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.

  • Ohio Obituary Index

    An index to 2,850,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries.

  • HeritageQuest Online

    Provides access to primary documents, unpublished manuscripts (census indexes, family and local histories, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications), and access to Freedman's Bank for African-American genealogical research. Also includes access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), which features more than 1.6 million citations from 6,500 genealogy periodicals and a fully searchable collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books and city directories.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (Library Use Only )

    U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.

  • American Ancestors (Library Use Only )

    Online access to the resources of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The collection includes over 200 million records for New England, New York, and beyond.

General Reference

  • CreativeBug

    More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Find projects for every occasion-nurture your creative soul by learning new skills.

  • Transparent Languages (Recorded Books)

    A robust language learning program that builds all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Science Reference Center

    Easy access to science-oriented content, including full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources, designed to meet every student's science research needs.

  • Home Improvement Reference Center

    This full text database is designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating.

  • Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

    Full text database that includes a collection of articles covering over 140 topics, as well as licensed periodicals, books and video that focus on categories commonly referred to as hobbies and crafts.

  • African American Heritage

    Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation records, Military Draft and Service records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank and More.

  • Legal Information Institute

    A not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. The LII publishes legal information online for free and creates materials that help people understand the law.

  • The World Factbook (CIA)

    Compiled by the CIA, this resource provides economic, demographic, political and vital statistics data along with other useful information on virtually all countries in the world.

  • World Book Online

    Encyclopedic content, a dictionary, e-books, multimedia, a vast collection of primary source documents, and a wealth of research tools.

  • TOPICSearch

    Full text articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

  • MasterFile Premier

    Provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering virtually every subject area of general interest. Also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags.

  • Academic Search Premier

    Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Government & Law

  • OSBA LawFacts Pamphlets

    The LawFacts pamphlet series provides general information for consumers about the most commonly encountered legal issues.

  • Congressional Proceedings

    The official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress.

  • United States Government

    The official US gateway to all government information and services.

  • Thomas-Legislative Information

    Federal legislative information freely available to the public includes bills & resolutions, Congressional activity, committee information, treaties and more.

  • Ohio Revised Code

    Includes all legislation filed with the Secretary of State's office.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects.

  • Gale Legal Forms

    Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas, including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others explained in laymen's language.

  • Congressional Digest Online (Login: hudsonlibrary Password:library)

    Impartial source for information on controversial topics.

  • TOPICSearch

    Full text articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

Grants & Grantseeking

  • The Foundation Center

    The Foundation Center is a source of information about philanthropy worldwide and operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.

  • Issue Lab

    A service of the Foundation Center, IssueLab provides free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems.

  • Grant Space

    A service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.

  • Grants.gov

    The source for finding and applying for federal grants. The website has information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

  • Foundation Directory Online (Free Version)

    Search the Foundation Directory Online from home. This free version offers some of the same information available in the full library-only version.

  • Foundation Center Online (Library Use Only )

    Access databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources.

Health & Medicine

  • Understanding Elder Abuse: A Guide for Financial Service Professionals

    The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is required to provide training for implementing the statutory provisions on adult protective services, make educational materials available to mandatory reporters, and facilitate interagency cooperation.

  • Understanding Elder Abuse: A Guide for Ohioans

    The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is required to provide training for implementing the statutory provisions on adult protective services, make educational materials available to mandatory reporters, and facilitate interagency cooperation.

  • Kids InfoBits (Gale)

    A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

  • Health Source: Consumer Edition

    This comprehensive database provides a variety of full text articles on general health information for consumers from leading information providers.

  • Explora

    Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services fact sheets.

  • Consumer Reports Free Guide

    Consumer Reports free guide to health care reform and Medicare.

  • HealthCare.gov

    Official consumer site for the Health Insurance Marketplace.

  • Medicare & Prescription Drug Coverage

    Government site explaining benefits and offering contact information for further help as well as preventative healthcase tips.

  • Mayo Clinic

    Comprehensive guides on hundreds of conditions. Explore possible causes for symptoms. Look up prescription and over-the-counter drug information. Tests and Procedures: What it is, how it's done, how to prepare, risks and results.

  • U.S. National Library of Medicine

    The United States National Library of Medicine is the world's largest medical library. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, the NLM is a division of the National Institutes of Health.

  • MEDLINE

    Authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more.

  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

    This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines.

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Easily understandable health and medical information.

  • Alt HealthWatch

    Provides complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

Homework Help

  • LearningExpress Library

    LearningExpress Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons every day through a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

  • Transparent Languages (Recorded Books)

    A robust language learning program that builds all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Very Short Introductions

    Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

  • Small Business Reference Center

    Nearly 400 full-text periodicals and over 450 full-text reference books of up-to-date information on relevant topics from starting a company, operations management and sales to growing or rescuing a business.

  • Science Reference Center

    Easy access to science-oriented content, including full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources, designed to meet every student's science research needs.

  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press)

    Comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

  • Kids InfoBits (Gale)

    A content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

  • Fold3

    Convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.

  • Early World of Learning (World Book)

    Early World of Learning comprises six different components: Know It, Read, Play, Watch, Print & Do, and Classics. Content is correlated to Common Core, state, and International Baccalaureate standards.

  • African American Heritage

    Search essential historical records for African Americans, including Federal Census, Marriage and Cohabitation records, Military Draft and Service records, Registers of Slaves and Free(d) Persons of Color, Freedman's Bank and More.

  • Bartleby

    Unlimited access to books and various reference materials, featuring Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, King James Bible, Oxford Shakespeare, Gray's Anatomy, Strunk's Elements of Style, World Factbook, and much more.

  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (Library Use Only)

    Provides full-text of Drama for Students, Epics for Students, Literary Movements for Students, Literary Newsmakers for Students, Literary Themes for Students, Nonfiction Classics for Students, Novel for Students, Poetry for Students, Shakespeare for Students, and Short Stories for Students.

  • How to Evaluate Websites

    A tutorial from the Ohio State University Library that will help you figure out what online information you can believe.

  • World Book Kids

    A colorful and engaging online learning environment for elementary-aged students.

  • Ohio Web Library

    An evolving collection of thousands of online publications and research resources. The Ohio Web Library includes: popular magazines, trade publications, scholarly research journals, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, speeches, poems, plays, maps, satellite images of Ohio, and more.

  • Nonfiction Classics for Students

    Provides in-depth literary and historical background on the most commonly studied nonfiction essays, books, biographies, and memoirs in a streamlined, easy-to-use format.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. Also includes an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.

  • MAS Ultra School Edition

    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database provides full text for more than 700 popular general interest and current events publications with information dating as far back as 1975 for key magazines. Also includes an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.

  • Explora

    Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

  • Points of View Reference Center

    Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects.

  • The World Factbook (CIA)

    Compiled by the CIA, this resource provides economic, demographic, political and vital statistics data along with other useful information on virtually all countries in the world.

  • Academic Search Premier

    Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

  • Novelist Plus

    Novelist Plus helps readers of all ages or those who help readers find fiction and non-fiction books they will enjoy.

  • Literary Reference Center

    Full text of literary journals and literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

  • Business Leader Profiles for Students

    Covers 350 prominent individuals who have made significant contributions to business and industry.

Job Resources

  • LearningExpress Library

    LearningExpress Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons every day through a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

  • Vantage

    Promotes the economic self-sufficiency of older adults age 55 and older by providing paid, part-time job training in community service assignments.

  • 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. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.  Click here to learn how to share your Lynda.com Certificates of Completion to your LinkedIn profile.

  • OhioMeansJobs: The Job Center (Summit County)

    Local resources for job seekers and employers through the Summit County division of OhioMeansJobs.

  • Tri C Career Center

    Free career development and transition services. Includes handouts on resumes, cover letters, and LinkedIn.

  • Ohio Labor Market Information

    Your source for reports and data about employment levels, unemployment rates, wages and earnings, employment projections, jobs, training resources and careers.

  • Hudson Job Search

    Volunteer organization offering free outplacement to those of the community of Hudson, Ohio

  • Goodwill Industries

    Offers customized job training, employment placement and other services to people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges.

  • Ohio Means Jobs
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics' career information profiles cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more.

  • Vocational and Career Collection

    Provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related publications.

  • Reference USA

    Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

  • Hoover's (Library Use Only )

    D&B Hoovers delivers insightful information on more than 162 million businesses, both public and private, around the world; including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Search by Company Name, Executives, Industry or by using Conceptual Search and Business Signals. Business data includes Annual Revenues, Employee Counts, Corporate Family Tree, Key Contacts, Analyst Reports, SWOT reports, stock data, financials and other vital information.

  • First Research (Library Use Only )

    Industry Profiles, Call Prep Sheets, State & Province Profiles for call preparation, enhancing presentations, underwriting credit, and for quickly learning a company's key

  • Business Source Premier

    Full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles, market research, industry reports, and SWOT analyses.

  • Business Insights: Essentials

    Provides authoritative information and statistical data and enables researchers to explore real world application and develop analytical skills.

Languages

  • News in Slow

    Learn French, Spanish Italian and German through current events.  Listen to the conversation and follow along with the interactive transcripts.

  • Transparent Languages (Recorded Books)

    A robust language learning program that builds all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Duolingo

    A free language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam. Duolingo offers all its language courses free of charge!

Local Resources

  • Hudson Library Newspaper Index

    Subject index to major news items in Hudson, Ohio, newspapers and news sources from 1903 to present day. Publication list: Ex Libris (Bulletin of the Hudson Library & Historical Society), Hudson Herald, Hudson Hub, Hudson Hub Times, Hudson Life, Hudson Monthly, Hudson Observer, Hudson Times, North Summit Times, North Summit Independent, and Yesterday in Hudson.

  • Ohio History Central

    Online encyclopedia that includes information about Ohio's natural history, prehistory, and history.

  • NEO CANDO Online Database

    Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing allows users to access data for the entire 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within the region to explore aspects of the area such as population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing and crime.

  • Explore Ohio

    Links to information about Ohio arts, business, education, history, government, travel, attractions, jobs, science, sports, and much more.

  • Evolution of Ohio

    Information about the eleven major territories in Ohio such as economic patterns, population trends, migratory patterns, and historical information.

  • Akron Beacon Journal

    Full text coverage of the newspaper from 02/27/1997 to present is available in this database.

  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

    Large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Used by 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.

  • Regional Business News

    Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Newspapers & Magazines

  • The Wall Street Journal (Login: askus@hudson.lib.oh.us Password: library123)

    The Wall Street Journal is a U.S. business-focused, English-language international daily newspaper based in New York City. The Journal, along with its Asian and European editions, is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corp.

  • Hudson Library Newspaper Index

    Subject index to major news items in Hudson, Ohio, newspapers and news sources from 1903 to present day. Publication list: Ex Libris (Bulletin of the Hudson Library & Historical Society), Hudson Herald, Hudson Hub, Hudson Hub Times, Hudson Life, Hudson Monthly, Hudson Observer, Hudson Times, North Summit Times, North Summit Independent, and Yesterday in Hudson.

  • New York Times

    Access to the most current electronic edition of the New York Times.

  • Newspaper Source

    Cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers as well as full text television & radio news transcripts.

  • Flipster

    Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine solution that makes it easy for you to read your favorite magazines on your computer or mobile device.

  • EBSCOhost Databases

    Access to: Academic Search Premier, Alt Health Watch, Business Source Premier, Computer Source: Consume Edition, ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing & Academic, MAS FullTEXT Ultra, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Sociological Collection and Vocational Search & Career Collection.

  • Akron Beacon Journal

    Full text coverage of the newspaper from 02/27/1997 to present is available in this database.

  • TOPICSearch

    Full text articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.

  • Cleveland Necrology File

    Local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.

  • Consumer Reports Full Text

    Full text access to individual issues of Consumer Reports from 1985 to present.

  • Regional Business News

    Full text coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

Online Learning and Testing

  • LearningExpress Library

    LearningExpress Library helps libraries improve the lives of their patrons every day through a highly-acclaimed eLearning solution that provides support to students and professionals for academic skill-building, standardized test prep, career certification test prep and more.

  • CreativeBug

    More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Find projects for every occasion-nurture your creative soul by learning new skills.

  • Transparent Languages (Recorded Books)

    A robust language learning program that builds all four core skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • 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. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.  Click here to learn how to share your Lynda.com Certificates of Completion to your LinkedIn profile.

  • GED Quick Guide (pdf)

    A quick guide to the New 2014 GED© test.

  • Khan Academy

    A not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

  • Driving-Tests.org

    A website for learners who want to practice their skills before taking the real DMV test. Free DMV Permit Practice Tests for the state of Ohio are included.

  • GCFLearn Free

    GCFLearnFree(a service provided through Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC) provides free online courses in all types of areas. The site is especially strong in basic technology tutorials, which cover everything from Excel, Word, Google, and Facebook to digital photography, Skype, and iPad.

Phone Books & Directories

  • Zip Code Finder

    Look up ZIP Codes by street address, city, and state. Or, find all ZIP Codes within a city and state. You can also enter a street address and ZIP Code to get a standardized version of the address.

  • Zabasearch

    Free People Search and Public Information Search Engine.

  • White Pages

    Free directory assistance.

  • Reference USA

    Create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, raise funds and locate people.

Popular

  • CreativeBug

    More than 1,000 award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. Find projects for every occasion-nurture your creative soul by learning new skills.

  • Foundation Center Online (Library Use Only )

    Access databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources.

  • Gale Legal Forms

    Ohio legal forms across the most popular legal areas, including real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others explained in laymen's language.

  • Ancestry Library Edition (Library Use Only )

    U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.

  • Consumer Reports Online

    Full access to all of the valuable content on Consumer Reports. Also includes access to the Cars Best Deals Plus with bottom line pricing, unlimited price reports on new and used cars, test track notes from expert engineers, enhanced side by side model comparisons, and "best deal" negotiation advice.

  • Hoover's (Library Use Only )

    D&B Hoovers delivers insightful information on more than 162 million businesses, both public and private, around the world; including the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific and emerging markets. Search by Company Name, Executives, Industry or by using Conceptual Search and Business Signals. Business data includes Annual Revenues, Employee Counts, Corporate Family Tree, Key Contacts, Analyst Reports, SWOT reports, stock data, financials and other vital information.

  • Business Insights: Essentials

    Provides authoritative information and statistical data and enables researchers to explore real world application and develop analytical skills.

  • ALLDATA Online (Access via Internet Explorer only. Library Use Only)

    A source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.

Science & Environment

  • Very Short Introductions

    Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

  • Science Reference Center

    Easy access to science-oriented content, including full text for science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources, designed to meet every student's science research needs.

  • United States Geological Service

    USGS maps range from detailed local areas to the world. Because they can show many kinds of information, they are excellent for a wide range of uses, including emergency response, outdoor recreation, scientific research, and resource management.

  • United States Environmental Protection Agency

    The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. The website provides information and the current science and technology on various environmental issues.

  • Science Daily

    A science news web site that offers access to over 65,000 research articles, 15,000 images, 2,500 encyclopedia entries, 1,500 book reviews, and hundreds of educational videos in all fields of the physical, biological, earth and applied sciences

  • NASA Earth Observatory

    Images, stories, and discoveries about climate and the environment that have emerged from NASA research.

  • Encyclopedia of Global Warming

    Comprehensive coverage of the questions of global warming and climate change, including scientific descriptions and explanations of all factors, from carbon dioxide to sunspots.

  • Explora

    Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora Public Libraries provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world's leading magazines and reference books, grouped into easy-to-browse categories.

Social Sciences

  • Very Short Introductions

    Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

  • Sociological Collection

    Information in all areas of sociology, including social behavior, human tendencies, interaction, relationships, community development, culture and social structure.

  • Religion and Philosophy Collection

    Coverage of world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.

  • Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

    Covers topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods. This is the world's largest full text psychology database offering full text coverage for nearly 400 journals.

  • NEO CANDO Online Database

    Northeast Ohio Community and Neighborhood Data for Organizing allows users to access data for the entire 17 county Northeast Ohio region, or for specific neighborhoods within the region to explore aspects of the area such as population trends, poverty, employment, educational attainment, housing and crime.

Teen Homework Help

  • Very Short Introductions

    Discover a new topic or subject with these intelligent and serious introductions written by authors who are experts in their field.

  • Oxford Research Encyclopedia (Oxford University Press)

    Comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics.

  • EBSCOhost Databases

    Access to: Academic Search Premier, Alt Health Watch, Business Source Premier, Computer Source: Consume Edition, ERIC, Health Source: Consumer Edition, Health Source: Nursing & Academic, MAS FullTEXT Ultra, MasterFILE Premier, MEDLINE, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source, Primary Search, Professional Development Collection, Psychology & Behavioral Science Collection, Religion & Philosophy Collection, Sociological Collection and Vocational Search & Career Collection.

  • Middle Search Plus

    Full text for nearly 140 popular magazines for middle and jr. high school research. Also includes an image collection of photographs, maps, and flags.

  • Academic Search Premier

    Full text for scholarly and academic magazines and periodicals - covering nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts and literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Travel

  • U.S. State Department

    Information on foreign travel including information on visas, passports, travel warnings, and country information.

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