Antiques / Collectibles / Hobbies

Creativebug

more than 1,000 FREE  award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.
Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

Autos / Auto Repair / Home Repair

Chilton Library

This continually updated resource provides:

  • Step-by-step service and repair procedures
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Maintenance and specification tables
  • Troubleshooting guides and diagnostic trouble codes
  • Photos, illustrations, diagrams and multimedia (videos and animations)
  •  ASE test prep

Home Improvement Reference Center

Provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Kelley Blue Book

For over 90 years, Kelley Blue Book has been The Trusted Resource for used car values, helping car owners understand what their used car is worth.

NADA Guides

Research the latest new car prices, deals, used car values, specs and more.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Business / Financial / Career / Computers

Business Source Premiere (EBSCO)

Business Source Premier is a full text business database, which provides full text for more than 2,950 scholarly business journals, including full text for nearly 900 peer-reviewed business publications. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. This database provides full text (PDF) for more than 300 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922. Updated daily.

Computer Source (EBSCO)

This database provides a balance of full-text journals and full-text consumer computer titles.  Content includes many subject areas and is not limited to: computers, electronics, the internet, telecommunications, computer science, programming, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, robotics, and software.

Data Axle Reference Solutions

(formerly: ReferenceUSA) – The Data Axel database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than 12 million U.S. businesses; 102 million U.S. residents; 683,000 U.S. health care providers. NOTE: You will need your patron barcode to access Data Axel from home.  You MUST access Data Axel through our website for authentication to work correctly.

GCFreeLearn.org

From Microsoft Office and email, to reading, math, and more—GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 200 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, more than 1,000 videos, and more than 50 interactives and games, completely free.

JobNow (Brainfuse)

Live, anytime, anywhere job assistance, including up-to-date nation-wide and local job search engines, professional resume critique and proven interview techniques. Experience personalized career center seamlessly integrated with advanced virtual technology to help job seekers of diverse backgrounds and needs

KnowledgeCity

Over 14,000 video training tutorials in the categories of: Business Skills, Computer Software, Safety, Compliance, and Finance. New courses are added to the library monthly.

Lynda.com - Now LinkedIn Learning

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals

Morningstar

Investment resource specialized in fund investing. Offers news, commentary, fund information, tutorial, tools,  forums, and more.  Morningstar is now available only online. Note: For Remote Access You must access Morningstar through the link provided below. Please do not bookmark Morningstar.com to get access as it will not work. 

Ohio Means Jobs

a site for Ohio job seekers as well as Ohio employers.  Assess your skills, post your resume and more.

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.  It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Udemy

More than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. Available free with your Mason Public Library card.

Please note: vendor does not permit usage outside of Ohio or via a VPN

Value Line

Whether you’re a beginning investor or a veteran looking for high-impact ideas, Value Line can position you for financial success quickly and easily. The uncontested authority in reliable, unbiased information, Value Line puts you in the driver’s seat with accurate and insightful investment research on companies, industries, markets and economies. From the latest data, sophisticated tools and proven ranks to expert analysis and guidance, Value Line gives you the power to evaluate investments with confidence. Make smarter, more profitable decisions with Value Line.

Vocational & Career Collection

Designed to meet a wide variety of vocational and technical research needs, this collection provides full-text coverage for trade and industry-related periodicals including Modern Machine ShopPediatric NursingWireless WeekDrug Store NewsReeves JournalRestaurant BusinessAdvertising Age and many more.

Weiss Financial Rating Series

(to access with temporary card beginning PACREG, you will need to add MPL as a prefix, so MPLPACREG)

 

– includes important financial literacy tools from Weiss Ratings and Grey House Publishing.

With Weiss Financial Ratings, you can:

  • Check the values and ratings of stocks, mutual funds and exchange traded funds
  • Check ratings of banks, credit unions and insurance companies
  • Compare Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans
  • Download financial literacy & planning eBooks (PDF files to keep forever)

More features:

  • Independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions & insurance companies
  • Conservative buy-hold-sell ratings of thousands of stocks, mutual funds & exchange traded funds
  • Create your own personal account to create a watchlist, get upgrade/downgrade notifications and log in from anywhere
  • Medicare Supplement Insurance – which plan to choose, how much it will cost, compare rates & plan benefits

Country / Culture / Travel Info

AtoZ Food America

With thousands of recipes, hundreds of fascinating culture and ingre9dient articles, and essential culinary resources, Food America brings United States cuisines to you!  For remote access you will need your library card number.  Enter your library card number with no spaces.

AtoZ World Food

traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages.  Also includes: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.  For remote access you will need your library card number.  Enter your library card number with no spaces.

Global Road Warrior

The Global Road Warrior is an international resource for social, cultural, travel, and business information. The database covers 175 countries and territories and includes information on demographics, economy, holidays, currencies, visas, climate, passports, immunization, entry and departure, emergencies, internal travel information, country and regional maps, airports, international dialing guides, and more. For remote access you will need your library card number.   Enter your library card number with no spaces.

Digital Audiobooks

Hoopla

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! ... hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection - these titles do not count against your monthly checkouts. (not currently active)

Ohio Digital Library

The Ohio Digital Library (formerly the Ohio eBook Project) is a statewide consortium of libraries that jointly provide free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video to library customers.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels. 

Digital Magazines / Newspapers

Mason Pulse-Journal 2005-2012 (NewsBank)

Archive of local Mason newspaper from Newsbank.

NewsBank America's News

Contains the electronic editions of 1200 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers–all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text for more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers.  In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Ohio Digital Library Magazines

Offers over 3,000 magazine titles for you to read!

Press Reader

Offers instant access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on shelves.  No limits on downloads. They’re yours to keep forever.

Be sure to download the PressReader app for your device. 

Select the login icon (generic avatar) in upper right corner of PressReader.com, select Library or Group as login method from Welcome popup box, and follow the prompts.

Digital Movies / Videos

Acorn TV

Acorn TV is an American subscription video streaming service offering television programming from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and Mexico. It is available on a variety of devices including Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, and Roku.

Great Courses Library Collection

Now on Ohio Digital Library (using the Libby app or Libbyapp.com look under EXTRAS). 

"Binge-learn” over 250 of the most popular courses taught by the world's top professors from The Great Courses Library Collection.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! ... hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection - these titles do not count against your monthly checkouts. (not currently active)

IndieFlix

Now on Ohio Digital Library (using the Libby app or Libbyapp.com look under EXTRAS). 

IndieFlix is a global streaming service that promotes and supports social impact films to create positive change in the world. IndieFlix's screening service books offline and online community screenings in schools, corporations and communities around the world.

Kanopy

Kanopy is an award-winning video streaming service providing access to more than 30,000 independent and documentary films ─ titles of unique social and cultural value from The Criterion Collection, The Great Courses, Media Education Foundation, and thousands of independent filmmakers.

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids features a collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages.

Qello Concerts

Now on Ohio Digital Library (using the Libby app or Libbyapp.com look under EXTRAS). 

Qello Concerts offers a wide range of All-Access features such as: premium and curated content, design your own Setlists, Share, social concert digital premiers, unlimited viewing on every Qello Concerts application, live Q&A sessions with artists, monthly reviews from tastemakers, and more.

Digital Music

Freegal Music

Freegal Music is a music service offered through libraries that allows patrons to stream and download songs and music videos. ... It is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels. Its music originates from over 100 countries.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! ... hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection - these titles do not count against your monthly checkouts. (not currently active)

Qello Concerts

Now on Ohio Digital Library (using the Libby app or Libbyapp.com look under EXTRAS). 

Qello Concerts offers a wide range of All-Access features such as: premium and curated content, design your own Setlists, Share, social concert digital premiers, unlimited viewing on every Qello Concerts application, live Q&A sessions with artists, monthly reviews from tastemakers, and more.

eBooks

ComicsPlus All Access Edition

Instant access to thousands of Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga!

ComicsPlus Children's Edition

Instant access to thousands of Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Manga!  For ages K - 6th grade.

Freading

Freading offers audiobook and ebook digital content that is downloadable for many devices. There are no waiting lists and a two week loan period with two week renewals.  There is a 3 title per week limit.

Hoopla

Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! ... hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.


Hoopla Bonus Borrows Collection - these titles do not count against your monthly checkouts. (not currently active)

Ohio Digital Library

The Ohio Digital Library (formerly the Ohio eBook Project) is a statewide consortium of libraries that jointly provide free downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video to library customers.

Teen Book Cloud

TeenBookCloud is an online database of eBooks and educator resources. It offers a robust selection of Graphic Novels, Enhanced Novels, eBooks, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks. The collection is available online around the clock. No downloads, no waiting! If you can access the internet, you can be reading, watching, or listening to fantastic content.    See list of titles.

TumbleBooks

TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels. 

Encyclopedias

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

 Funk and Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia indexes over 25,000 full-text articles covering an array of topics. The database contains images, brief biographies and information in a variety of subject areas.

World Book (Advanced)

World Book Advanced is a powerful reference tool that includes full encyclopedic and multimedia databases supplemented with online books, primary sources, website links, Back in Time articles, special reports and more.

In a world of digital news, World Book Advanced gives high school students and adults a reliable source to check the facts. The In the Headlines live news feed and world newspapers promote global awareness and international perspective. Primary source documents, biographies, Back in Time articles, and Teaching with Documents all aid in more in-depth and conceptual understanding within the classroom curriculum.

World Book (Spanish)

This dedicated Spanish-language database contains videos, compare-and-contrast features, selected articles, and a visual dictionary to allow ESL students and Spanish-learners the chance to learn. Integrated with World Book Kids for parallel English-language content.

World Book Early World of Learning

Early World of Learning is the premier online learning resource for preschoolers and children in early grades. Developed with education experts, Early World of Learning offers rich resources designed for easy integration into the lives of your children.

World Book Encyclopedia

Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.

World Book Kids

thousands of articles, multimedia content, and a collection of biographies, World Book Kids is designed to encourage the young learner to be curious. The carefully curated content also supports STEM/STEAM instructional initiatives.

Genealogy / History

African American Heritage (Proquest)

Digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research.

Ancestry.com (In Library use only)

Delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more.

Fold3 by Ancestry

The Web’s Premier Collection of Military Records from Rev War to WWII.

HeritageQuest

Delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors and discover a place’s past.

History Reference Center

Covering both U.S. and world history topics, History Reference Center is a full-text database featuring historical reference books, magazines, journals and thousands of primary source documents.

News Bank America's News

The electronic editions of 1200 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers–all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

News Bank Mason Pulse-Journal (2005-2012)

Archive of local Mason newspaper from Newsbank.

Ohio Memory Project

Discover 26,000 primary sources from 330 archives, historical societies, libraries and museums that document Ohio’s past from prehistory through the present.

Sanborn Insurance Maps 1882-1962

The Digital Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps provides a searchable interface for locating historical Maps of Ohio towns and cities. These maps were digitized from microfilm copies by Chadwyck-Healey, a Bell & Howell Information and Learning company. The searchable database is a joint project of OPLIN and OhioLINK.

General Reference Sources

Academic Search Premier

For scholarly research and information needs, explore this collection of academic and professional journals from EBSCOhost.

Biography Reference Bank

H. W. Wilson’s collection of 120,000+ biographies from over 60 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 32,000 printable images. Search by name, profession, ethnic background, place of birth, and more Biography Reference Bank 

Credo Reference

Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.

Explora

Search multiple EBSCO databases at once. Designed for all public library users.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier provides full text from over 1,900 magazines – general reference, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural. It also offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 2,510 other publications. For some titles, full text backfiles date from 1975. The database also contains full text for nearly 200 reference and travel books; 88,000 biographies; 60,000 primary source documents; and 91,000 photos, maps, and flags. Updated daily.

MAS Ultra – School Edition

Contains full text for nearly 500 popular high school magazines covering a wide-range of subject areas including history, science, careers, and more.

Middle Search Plus

Contains full text for more than 170 popular middle school magazines as well as more than 103,000 biographies and historical essays. Titles covered in this database include Sports Illustrated KidsScholastic NewsNational Geographic and dozens more.

News Bank America's News

The electronic editions of 1200 local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers–all in one easy-to-search database. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

Newspaper Source

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for nearly 45 national (U.S.) and international newspapers. The database also contains full text for more than 315 regional (U.S.) newspapers.  In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias

Oxford Research Encyclopedias offer long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars.  Each of the twenty-five distinct encyclopedias cover both foundational and cutting-edge topics in order to develop, over time, an anchoring knowledge base for major areas of research across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Points of View Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center contains 450 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument), and counterpoint (opposing argument). Each topic features a Guide to Critical Analysis which helps the reader evaluate the controversy and enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects–from Islam to  Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume provides trenchant and provocative–yet always balanced and complete–discussions of the central issues in a given topic.

Health / Medical

AHF Consumer Medication Information

AHFS Consumer Medical Information is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE).

Key Features of AHFS

  • Drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers

  • Available in a Spanish version translated by experienced human health and medical translators (not by computer programs)

  • Updated monthly

  • Conforms to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Keystone Guidelines for the provision of “useful” prescription medicine information to consumers and the FDA's Guidance for Useful Written Consumer Medication Information

  • Includes “How To” monographs for administering different types of medications such as eye drops and inhalers

  • Identifies medications that have the potential for adverse events when used by elderly patients as recommended by a panel of nationally recognized experts (Beers Criteria). These criteria identify medications that should generally be avoided or that should be used with caution in older adults (65 years of age or older)

Alt Health Watch

This alternative health research database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Alt HealthWatch provides the latest information and materials for the evolving practice of holistic medicine and therapies, with in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine.

Consumer Health Complete

The single-most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content, this resource is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all key areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Health Source Consumer Edition

This rich collection of consumer health information provides access to more than 80 full-text consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Harvard Health Letter, Men’s Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. Also included in this database is searchable full text for current health-related pamphlets and 110 full-text health reference books.

Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition

This full-text database offers a trusted source of nursing and allied health literature. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition covers an array of relevant topics, including pediatric nursing, critical care, mental health, nursing managem

Medline

An authoritative bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts for biomedical and health journals used by health care professionals, nurses, clinicians and researchers engaged in clinical care, public health and health policy development.

Language Learning

Mango Language

Mango’s unique teaching method quickly engages you in real conversations between two native speakers. Your instructor will take you through every step of the process! Each lesson revisits previously learned material, but you have complete control over your learning experience.  You must access Mango through the library’s website for authentication.  Please make sure your Mango screen shows Mason Public Library in the upper righthand corner.  If you wish to create a learning profile you will need to Enter your library card barcode number (with no spaces).

Pimsleur on Hoopla

Pimsleur language lessons in streaming audio.  Includes English as a Second Language for:  Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

See All Pimsleur Audio Courses

Transparent Language Online

Learning system that teaches you to read, write, speak, and understand a foreign
language. Pick from over 100 different languages, including some courses adapted for non-English speaking learners.

Learning / Testing / Brain Health

ABC Mouse (In Library Use Only)

This resource only works from within the Library.

ABCmouse.com features hundreds of fun and interactive games, each designed to teach a specific educational concept. Your child can play games to learn the alphabet, to learn new words, to learn about numbers and shapes, and even to learn about the planets!

Brainfuse HelpNow

Brainfuse HelpNow is an all-in-one suite of tutoring services designed for a wide range of academic needs whether it’s tackling a tough homework problem, mastering a particular topic, or writing a paper.

HelpNow services include expert academic tutoring and self-study tools to empower users to study at their own pace or collaborate with peers and teachers.  Students access live, on-demand academic help and state-aligned skills building lessons from expert tutors.

With HelpNow, tutors and students communicate in real time in our online classroom by typing, drawing, and marking-up lessons and web content. Plus, students can use our secure file sharing feature in the writing lab to submit writing assignments to our writing tutors any time of the day.

The Brainfuse full-service test center offers practice tests for all levels in math, reading, and writing as well as college preparatory tests – including the SAT

BrainHQ

Keep your brain sharp.  BrainHQ has more than two dozen brain-training exercises organized into six categories: Attention, Brain Speed, Memory, People Skills, Intelligence, and Navigation.

DMV Practice Driving Tests – OH

Whether you’re studying for an automobile instruction permit, a temporary instruction permit identification card (TIPIC) for a motorcycle license, or a commercial learner’s permit (CLP), you will find a practice test. These practice tests resemble the official knowledge exams in every way.

Gale Courses

Free courses to enhance your career and your life.  Over 300 courses to choose from in a variety of disciplines.  Each course runs 6 weeks with two lessons released on Wednesdays and Fridays.  This is a great way to brush up on your skills or explore an area of interest with no financial obligation

Learning Express Library

  LearningExpress Library is an online platform with academic and career-oriented resources. It includes: a collection of over 1000 practice tests and skills tutorials and more than 200 eBooks. a comprehensive job search and career guidance system.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an award-winning, online curriculum for children preschool through kindergarten. The curriculum lays the foundation for a lifetime of learning success, providing strength in core subject areas: math, science and social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. The curriculum is theme based and fully interactive with sound cues.

Online Book Clubs

Join the Library's Online Book Clubs and start receiving chapters from popular books in your daily email. Every day, Monday through Friday, we'll send you a portion of a book that takes only five minutes to read. Each Monday we begin a new book and by Friday you will have the chance to read 2 or 3 chapters, enough to know if it's a book you want to finish. You can read a wide variety of books including fiction, nonfiction, romance, business, teen, mystery and more.   There are 12 clubs from which to choose. Sign up for as many as you want!

Peterson's Test Prep

Peterson's Test Prep (Formally Testing & Education Reference Center) helps you prepare for the future in ways never before possible. From the high school and community college students just embarking on a career path to the business veteran who wants to make a career change, the Testing & Education Reference Center provides users with in-depth information on colleges and universities, graduate and professional programs, distance learning, corporate training, available scholarships and awards, preparatory entrance tests and much more. Available online practice tests include entrance exams, certification and licensing tests. 

TumbleBooks

TumbleBookLibrary Premium has over 1100 titles for grades K-6, and includes our unique animated, talking picture books, read-along chapter books, national geographic videos, non-fiction books, playlists, as well as books in Spanish and French. Plus, the collection features Graphic Novels. 

TumbleMath

TumbleMath is the most comprehensive collection of math picture books you will find anywhere. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration.  The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.

Udemy

More than 4,000 continuously updated, on-demand video courses across 75 categories in business, technology, design, and more. Available free with your Mason Public Library card.

Please note: vendor does not permit usage outside of Ohio or via a VPN

Universal Class

Now on Ohio Digital Library (using the Libby app or Libbyapp.com look under EXTRAS). 

Over 500 online video-based courses for patrons interested in professional or personal growth.  Courses in a wide variety of subjects and some include continuing education credits.

Legal Forms

NuWav Legal Forms

Ohio-specific forms spanning a variety of common concerns (bankruptcy, divorce, employment, landlord tenant, living wills, power of attorney, taxes, etc.).

Ohio Legal Help

Plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that can help people resolve their legal issues.

Reading / Literature

American & English Full Text Literature Collections

Electronic books of American and English literature – poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible – originally published in print.   Explore American poetry from 1600 to the present. Compare different editions of Shakespeare’s work. Read early American fiction. Explore English drama.

Author Check

Author Check is a library service enabling you to create a list of your favorite authors that are currently available in the library’s catalog. You will receive an email notice as soon as the library orders a new title by one of your authors, with a link into the catalog to place your own hold!

e-Book Alerts

Monthly book suggestions delivered right to you!  e-BookAlerts is a service that notifies you of amazing books matching your interests.  Check out or place a hold right from your notification email.

 

Literary Reference Center

provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs.

New Book Alerts

a free online service that showcases the newest titles purchased by the library. You can select to receive alerts via email and/or RSS feeds. If you see a new title that you are interested in, just click “check catalog” to place a hold on the item right away.

NoveList Plus

NoveList allows readers of all ages to use a favorite author or title to discover new books to read. You can also search NoveList’s 96,000 title database by subject or genre.

NoveList Plus (K-8)

Especially designed for school libraries, NoveList K-8 allows you to discover the fiction titles that are popular with young readers as well as titles to use in classrooms. The NoveList Learning Center provides a complete introduction to the product and shows how to use NoveList to meet the reading needs of students.

Select Reads

Find your next favorite books through Select Reads!  Each month a newsletter will be emailed to you highlighting selections in the category for the newsletter you have chosen.  Choose from over 30 categories including: fiction, nonfiction, mystery & thriller, romance, audiobooks, teen, children, and many more!  Sign up for your favorite categories today.

Science

GreenFile

 Covers all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. 

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center provides easy access to a wealth of full-text, science-oriented content. Designed to meet every student researcher’s needs, Science Reference Center contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other reliable sources. In addition, the database includes more than 280,000 high-quality science images from sources such as UPI, Getty, NASA, National Geographic and the Nature Picture Library.

Social Science / Religion

Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection

This comprehensive resource is an essential tool for psychologists, counselors, researchers and students, providing extensive full-text coverage for a broad range of subjects in the fields of psychology, behavioral sciences and related disciplines.

 

Religion & Philosophy Collection

An essential tool for researchers and students of theology and philosophical studies, providing a comprehensive full-text source of content as it pertains to the topics related to and discussed in disciplines of religion and philosophy.

Sociological Collection

Sociological Collection offers a trusted source of sociology literature, making it an essential tool for sociology and social work researchers, professionals and students. Sociological Collection covers a broad range of subjects relevant to sociology and its related disciplines.