Some of the services listed here have tutorials. You can browse the tutorials here.
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. Quick Tip Sheet (in PDF format).
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. Credo Remote Use (Simply enter your Mason Public Library card number in the Library login box)
Explora Secondary (EBSCO) – Search multiple EBSCO databases at once. Geared toward 6th-12th grade students and teachers.
HelpNow (Brainfuse) – 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. Demo video
Interactive online practice tests (GRE, ACT/SAT, ASVAB,TOEFL and more) and tutorial course series.
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 Kids, Scholastic News, National Geographic and dozens more.
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.
MasterFILE Premiere (EBSCO)
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.
Ohio BMV Practice Driving Tests – Whether you want to study for an auto, motorcycle or CMD license, Driving-Test.org has you covered! They have partnered with the Mason Public Library to provide you with free access to over 25 different Ohio BMV practice tests.
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.
Testing and Education Research Center – 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. More Information
World Book Advanced – Contains up-to-the-minute access to worldwide news publications, government links from numerous countries, and multimedia reference materials.
World Book Student – features responsive design, daily current events, assessment tools for educators, and dedicated resource guides to provide blueprints for advanced learning and college and career readiness.
World Book Timelines –
- Create family histories and track science projects
- Generate easy-to-use study guides on historical events
- Craft stunning presentations with pre-generated timelines that include historical notes and a wealth of images and videos
- Integrate content from World Book Student and World Book Advanced