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Automotive Resources

Alldata In library use only
The world’s most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic information.

Chilton Library Amherst Public Library card number needed
Information on automotive repair and recalls as well as wiring diagrams from the reputable Chilton publishers.

Kelley Blue Book
Check car price values when buying and selling new or used vehicles. Recognized by consumers and the automotive industry since 1926.

Latest new car prices, deals, used car values, dealer quotes & CPO values. NADA Guides is the leader in vehicle pricing and vehicle information.


Books and Literature

Everything you want to know about books & authors.

American and English full-text literature collections
Electronic books of American and English literature – poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible

Book reviews from the American Library Association, with personal profile, alerts for your own personal favorites.

Dear Reader
An online book club. Sign up for emailed snippets of recommended reads, as well as reviews from a trusted librarian.

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

NoveList Plus
Amherst Public Library card number needed
Reader’s advisory: Want to find a book similar to one you read and liked? Check here.

Novelist K-8 Plus
Amherst Public Library card number needed
A reader’s advisory tool for the younger reader.

Ohio Digital Library
Amherst Public Library card number needed
Downloadable eBooks, audioBooks, magazines, and videos powered by Overdrive .

The TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of eBooks, videos, and talking books. TumbleBooks, eBooks for kids in K-grade 4, are animated, talking picture books that teach kids the joy of reading in a format they’ll love with added animation, music, and sound.

World Book Online
Amherst Public Library card number needed
World Book Online offers eBooks, encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, homework help, study aids, and timelines.


Business Resources

AtoZdatabases Amherst Public Library card number needed
AtoZdatabases’ Premier Business Database has over 30 million U.S. business & executive profiles. Detailed data includes: industry specifics, employee size, sales, competitors, executive titles and email addresses, historic data, and more. Search by geography, industry, executives, ownership and more.

A to Z World Culture
Information about world history, cultures, languages, foods, religions, and much more.

Business Source Premier
Full-text business articles, research, and news. Amherst Public Library card number needed
Access consumer information, values, reviews, and articles from the reputable Consumer Reports magazine.

ReferenceUSA Amherst Public Library card number needed
ReferenceUSA is a powerful online reference and research tool providing library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on U.S. businesses and U.S. residents

Regional Business News | (EBSCOhost)
Full-text for articles from over 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires, covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library In library use only
Genealogy research tools including census information, U.S. Immigration collection, birth, death, and marriage records (SSDI), U.K. Census collection, New York passenger lists, Civil War service records, and more than 6,000 other resources.

Family Search
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services each year to learn more about their family history.

HeritageQuest Amherst Public Library card number needed
For genealogy research, U.S. Census images, family and local histories, Revolutionary War records, Freedman’s Bank records, and PERSI for genealogical periodical research.

Ohio Death Certificate Index (1913-1944)
Database containing death certificates of persons that died in Ohio from 1913-1937.

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


Health Resources

Consumer Health Complete
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.

The National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

Jobs and Education Resources

AtoZdatabases Amherst Public Library card number needed
AtoZdatabases’ Premier Jobs Database has over 2.3 million job listings. Search nationwide, by city, by state, or by ZIP code. Simply find jobs by keyword, business name, and job title. Search by 27 popular categories to see available jobs in your industry. Apply for full-­‐time, part-­‐time, internship, contract, or temporary jobs. Advanced searching allows you to limit by salary range, radius around your city or ZIP code, and many more selections to find the right job for you.

Career One Stop
Your source for career exploration, training & jobs. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

LearningExpress Library Amherst Public Library card number needed
LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.

Ohio Means Jobs Assessment and Training
Ohio’s job placement site- Job seekers will find thousands of job openings listed by county, along with great career information. Interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial courses designed to help students and adult learners succeed on the academic and licensing tests.

Amherst Exempted Village Schools

Firelands Schools

Lorain County JVS

Lorain County Community College

Lorain County Job and Family Services

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Department of Higher Education


Legal Resources

NUWAV Legal Documents Amherst Public Library card number needed
NUWAV Legal Documents is a service that provides access and help composing legal documents that fulfill the legal needs of the every day Citizen.

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Ohio Legal Services

Simple wills, Power of Attorney, and more

Probate forms for Lorain County

Domestic Relations forms for Lorain County

Domestic and juvenile forms for the State of Ohio

Ohio Supreme Court probate forms


Amherst Local History


Magazines and Newspapers Amherst Public Library card number needed
Access consumer information, values, reviews, and articles from the reputable Consumer Reports magazine.

MasterFILE Premier | (EBSCOhost)
Full text for a wide variety of periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. Also contains full text for reference books, biographies, and primary source documents, and an image collection photos, map, and flags – updated daily.

Newspaper Archive Amherst Public Library card number needed, the largest historical newspaper database online, contains tens of millions of newspaper pages from 1607 to present. Includes Elyria, Ohio Historical Newspapers from 1829-2014. Every newspaper in the archive is fully searchable by keyword and date, making it easy for you to quickly explore historical content.

Newspaper Source | (EBSCOhost)
Full text for 20 national (U.S.) & international newspapers and selected full text for more than 230 regional (U.S.) newspapers, plus TV and radio news transcripts – updated daily.

Plain Dealer e-Edition In library use only
Full, electronic edition of the Plain Dealer. Access is only available from the library’s public computer terminals. Ask at the Information Desk to log on to view the e-Edition. Only three users may log in at one time.

The Amherst News Times

The Chronicle-Telegram

The Morning Journal


Ohio Web Library

Ohio Web Library
Contains databases for geneology, magazines, newspapers, reference and research, books, art, literature, school and homework help, business, government, history, biography, science, employment resources, practice exams, and health.


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