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Whether you're into cooking, manga, or fitness you'll find lots of useful knowledge on those and many other topics!

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Alt Health Watch

from EBSCOhost
Full text articles on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness.

AtoZ Food America

from World Trade Press
AtoZ Food America contains recipes in all course categories for six US regions, all 50 states, and 33 ethnic cuisines. AtoZ Food America also covers food culture for the above regions, states, and ethnic cuisines.

AtoZ World Food

from World Trade Press
AtoZ World Food contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts, and beverages. Additionally, AtoZ World Food covers food culture in six categories: National Cuisine, Regional Cuisine, Daily Meals, Dining Etiquette, Special Occasion Foods, and Food Trivia.


Exercise your memory, attention, and more! As with physical exercise, brain exercise can help you test your brain and improve your performance in order to feel your best. BrainHQ has more than two dozen brain-training exercises organized into six categories: Attention, Brain Speed, Memory, People Skills, Intelligence, and Navigation. Access brain training on most internet-connected devices and at the right level for you and your busy life. Start today!
Chrome browser is recommended.

Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

Consumer Health Complete

from EBSCOhost
Consumer Health Complete has full text journals, magazines, and reference books dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition - coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness. Browse medical, health-related and drug reference books, read articles on health and fitness, and find sources for alternative health information.

Ohio-specific study exams to prepare for your driving exams. Includes 11 car practice tests, 8 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver's License) practice tests, 3 online driver's manuals (car, motorcycle, CDL), an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions, and an online VIN lookup:

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

from EBSCOhost
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. While covering a wide variety of subjects, including information on specific diseases, users have access to Clinical Reference Systems reports, in both English and Spanish, and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.


from Brainfuse
A one-of-a-kind job coaching service designed to help you land the job of your dreams! With support for every stage of the job search, you will feel ready for the interview. Starting at the beginning, try resources that will help match your interests and experiences to a career with eParachute. Get assistance with resume building with resume templates and OptimalResume, complete with video mock interviews. Best of all, LIVE Career Tutors are available every day from 2p.m. to 11p.m.
Online account is required only if you want to save your past test results or sessions.

Prenda Code Club

from EBSCOhost
For ages 8 to 18! A self-guided online software program that teaches you how to code through hundreds of coding tutorials and dozens of real-world projects. Prenda offers a gamified learning experience ― as you progress through the activities, you’ll earn clothes and accessories for your personal avatar.
Online account is required. Children under the age of 13 should have a parent or guardian open this account.

Web Links

Resources to deal with internet harassment.

Food & Fitness
Great articles on fitness goals and nutrition. As well as general fitness information for teens.

Girls Health
Developed by the Office on Women's Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, this site gives girls ages 10-16 reliable, current health information.

Love is Respect
National teen dating abuse helpline.

Nutrition for Kids and Teens
A trusted non-profit guide to mental health and well-being.

Sex Etc.
By teens, for teens website and magazine discussing sexual health and relationships.

Teen Health
Up to date and reliable health information for teens.

To Write Love on Her Arms
A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self injury, and suicide.

Young Mens Health
The purpose of the website is to provide carefully researched health information to teenage boys and young men.

Your Life Your Voice
Provides support and help day or night for teens facing issues such as depression, abuse, or suicidal thoughts.