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Learning Express database will be available from Ohio Means Jobs

The Ohio Web Library database resources are purchased by the Libraries Connect Ohio partnership, combining Library Services and Technology Act funds from the State Library and state funds from the Ohio Public Library Information Network, OhioLINK, and INFOhio to purchase access to these statewide databases for all Ohioans. They are accessed from the Research Resources tab on the Westlake Porter Public Library homepage.

Gym America is here!

GymAmerica is like having your own personal trainer and nutritionist at your disposal.

New Explora Database

For many students, writing a research paper can be a challenge, especially if they are unsure of which topic to select. Explora™, EBSCO's engaging interface for schools and public libraries, aims to simplify the research process by enabling students to search across all of your library’s EBSCO databases at once using a single search box. Students can also browse content in Explora by category to get research ideas. In addition, Topic Overviews provide students with the background information they need to begin their research.

Since Searchasaurus™, Kids Search™ and Student Research Center™ will be discontinued soon, we encourage you to try Explora. Here are some of the reasons why.

ALLDATA Car Repair Information

With over 25 years of experience, ALLDATA is the leading provider of original manufacturers' repair information – complete, unchanged and unabridged.  Access ALLDATA® Repair – Library and Educational Version to:

Learning Express Library

We have exciting news! LearningExpress Library™ now has a new responsive design and a wide array of great product enhancements and resources.

Have you HEARD a good book lately?

With OneClickdigital it's easy to download eAudiobooks from your library's website. eAudio is a great way to keep a good read with you when you're on the go. Why do we like OneClickdigital

NewsBank’s Special Reports

NewsBank’s Special Reports are news articles, images, videos, maps and other useful content grouped for convenience under specific topics and themes.

News may break elsewhere - stories live on Zinio. Have you tried Zinio?

Zinio is the ultimate app for magazine lovers.  Access current digital magazines free from your Westlake Porter Public Library.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Westlake Porter Public Library is delighted to announce a new service for our patrons called Gale Virtual Reference Library.

GVRL eBooks. Do your research.

Non-fiction eBooks available 24/7. Access is easy. No wait. No check-out required.

Just the Facts: What’s the big deal about lynda.com?

The educational database lynda.com started in 1995 as online support for the books and classes of Lynda Weinman, a special effects animator and multimedia professor. Lynda and her husband, Bruce Heavin, founded a digital arts school and together went on to create lynda.com.